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Professional Development and Recognition Committee Minutes 8-4-14
PDRC Meeting Minutes
Monday, August 4, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Members Present: Jeff Armstrong, Jeff Bohrer, Jay Ford, Amy Hawley, John Klatt, Stephanie Kutz, Stephanie Jones, Alison Rice, Curtis Ryals
The meeting was called to order at 11:02 am.
- There is a vacancy on the committee due to Ralph Grunewald’s change to a faculty appointment.
- The annual academic staff governance planning meeting is at the end of the month.
Automatic consent business
- Minutes for May 2014 were approved without dissent
New member orientation
- PDRC: Jeff A.
o Jeff welcomed the new members and provided an overview of the PDRC.
- PD grants: Amy
o Amy gave an overview of the PD grant cycle and volume. A new chair and co-chair will be needed as Jeff Armstrong took the PDRC Chair position.
- Awards: John
o John gave an overview of the awards process and cycles.
- Exec Ed Grants: Jay
o Jay gave an overview of the Executive Education grant process.
Standing subcommittee reports
- PD Grants: Amy
o A memo from Julie Schears prompted a discussion regarding the alignment of criteria. Differences in criteria from the various CASIs/Schools and Colleges with that of the PDRC grant criteria was discussed. Units would like to know more of the “why” concerning allocation decisions particularly when they do not mirror rankings. The committee may take under consideration revision of the criteria in the future. No action was taken.
o Amy also distributed a draft of the Language Institute Small Grants Program. A change was suggested for the section regarding PDRC grants. Amy will get further clarification regarding the timing the Institute’s grant process.
o No report
- Exec Ed Grants
o No report
- Committee elections
o PD Grants: Stephanie Jones was elected co-chair of the PD Grants subcommittee by unanimous consent.
o Awards: John Klatt agreed to help fill in for Elisabeth Foster on the Awards subcommittee during her upcoming leave. Elisabeth Foster was elected chair and Jeff Bohrer was elected co-chair of the Awards subcommittee by unanimous consent.
o Exec Ed Grants: Alison Rice was elected co-chair of the Executive Education Grants subcommittee by unanimous consent.
o PDRC: Stephanie Kutz was elected co-chair of the PDRC by unanimous consent.
- Meeting Schedule
o Jeff A. asked members to email constraints to him in order to establish a regular meeting time.
- The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 am.