Professional Development and Recognition Committee Agenda 8-14-13

PDRC Meeting Agenda
August 14, 2013    
10:30-11:30 am Union South
1. Announcements
2. Automatic Consent Business – Minutes for May 2013

3. Standing Sub-committees report
o    PD grants- Robert and Danielle
o    Executive Education Grants – Colleen
o    Awards – John

4.  Committee business
o    Elect PDRC co-chair
o    Elect chairs of subcommittees: PD grants, Executive Education grants, Awards
o    Set meeting times
o    Leah’s departure, New members
o    Finalization of SOP’s
o    Funding request update
o    Following-up on committee decisions.

5.  ASEC updates
o    Prioritization meeting     
o    Liason
o    Website updates

5.  Other business
    Releasing detailed PDRC grant data    
“A couple of us reviewed our emails and were able to generate a list of grad school recipients from the last 6 funding cycles. This partial information seemed valuable for the brown bag and I would encourage wider dissemination of the list of recipients and home depts. I believe this sort of list exists for awards, but not grants(?) This data might encourage greater participation and help celebrate this investment in employees. “

Timing of Awards    
“I have a question regarding the academic staff professional development grants.  It appears to me that the applications are due in April and are meant to fund activities that would occur between July and December of the same year.  I am interested in applying for a grant to attend a course in facial reconstruction that is scheduled for October 2013.  I realize that I have missed the deadline for applications, but I would like your input on the specific dilemma that I am experiencing.  The advertisement for this course did not come out before the deadline for the applications in April.  Therefore, as I understand the process to occur, I could not have applied for the grant for this particular course.  This course is part of a larger conference and is not offered on a regular basis and in the future, if the course is offered again, it would never be advertised prior to the application deadline.  Therefore, as you can see, I would never be able to apply for the grant for this particular course.  What I would like to ask is if the grant could potentially be offered to reimburse for a course?  In other words, if I were to take the course in October 2013, could I apply for a professional development grant next year (2014) to cover the expenses of the course retroactively?  Thank you for your time and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.”

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