Research and Grants Committee

Meeting Minutes for September 12, 2007

327 Graff Main Hall

Present: Carmen Wilson (for Bart Van Voorhis, Convener), VJ Agarwal, Patricia Ardovino, Jeff Baggett, Tracy Blumentritt, Mike Haupert, David Howard, Tim McAndrews

Excused: Edward Malone, Leslee Poulton, Bart Van Voorhis

1.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.

2.  Election of Officers.

      a) Bart Van Voorhis was elected Chair.

      b) Tim McAndrews was elected Secretary.

3.  Review of Charge Letter and 2006-07 End-of-Year Report.  There is no special charge for this years committee to consider.  Last years committee recommendations were accepted by Faculty Senate and are in the process of being implemented.

4.  Discussion of Meeting Times.

a) The committee agreed to convene meetings starting approximately two weeks after October 24th when Faculty Research Grant proposals are due in the Provost’s Office.


b) It was suggested that we meet in the evenings from 7:00-10:00PM.  The following dates were listed as possible meeting dates:  October 30, 31, November 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, and 20


Final scheduling of meetings will be done via the internet.


c) The committee discussed the importance of emphasize to presenters through our correspondence with them that they will be given only 3-5 minutes for their presentations.  The committee will designate a 15 minute block for each presenter which will include the presentation, question/answer period, and discussion of the proposal.  Each meeting night, the committee will see 8 presentations.


5.      VJ Agarwal asked the committee to examine the Grants Final Report Form and UW-L and UW System Grants & Professional Development Opportunities weblinks for content and functionality.