Faculty Development Committee Meeting

Minutes for Wednesday, April 15, 2009  Draft


Members present:  M. Cary, G. Cravins, K. Kattchee, B. Rusterholz, S. Scherwitz

Member not present: V. Crank, S. Dickmeyer, J. Kirsch, S. Verrall

Consultant: B. Cerbin


1.      Meeting called to order at 2:17 p.m. by Chair Kattchee.


2.      Chair Kattchee updated the committee: The Provost did act on our recommendation and fully funded the S. Jessee and D. LaCoss proposals. S. K. Ritterling did receive a Fulbright.


3.      The Committee discussed issues that have been raised this year such as the availability of appropriate funding sources for book projects, funding for “retooling” to teach a course in an area in which the instructor was not originally trained, the pragmatic aspect of proposed projects (e.g., clear application to the classroom), proposal quality, and capital equipment.


4.      Meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted by Melanie Cary