Faculty Development Committee
Minutes for Meeting of March 6, 2002

 
Present: Achenreiner, Anderson, P. Beck, Cerbin, Gedicks, Giddings, Holman, Jackson, McGaff.
Excused: J. Beck

The meeting was brought to order at 2:20PM.

Interim Chief Information Officer John Tillman and Provost/Vice Chancellor Ron Rada appeared before the committee to present options for dealing with any remaining funds that have been designated for the Instructional Technology (IT) Grants program.  These options were presented as follows:

·        Second round of grant proposals

·        Carry over funds to next year

·        A speaker could be brought to campus to present on “low threshold applications”

John Tillman discussed the idea of an invited presentation on low threshold applications and follow-up by UW-L staff.

The Gillis IT grant proposal was discussed

John Tillman discussed a proposal for using funds that would be allocated for IT grants in the future instead for support of a permanent full-time Director of the Instructional Technology Learning Center.  An anonymous advisory “straw poll” was taken of committee members regarding their general support or non-support of this idea.

A motion was made, seconded, and passed unanimously to accept the minutes of the last meeting as distributed.

The scores from voting on the IT grant proposals that were submitted on time were distributed to committee members, without the names of the principal investigators.

A motion was made, seconded, and passed unanimously to reject all proposals with total scores lower than 100. 

Score totals with the names of principal investigators were distributed.  The Martinez proposal has been rejected on the basis of the preceding vote.

The Soneira proposal was discussed.

A motion was made, seconded, and passed unanimously to fund the Soneira proposal for $1,500

The Haviland proposal was discussed.

A motion was made, seconded, and passed unanimously to fund the Haviland proposal for $4100.

The Gillis proposal was discussed again.  A motion was made and seconded to fund the Gillis proposal for $300.  The motion failed on a vote of two for and five against, with two abstentions.

A motion was made and seconded to reject the Gillis proposal.  The motion passed on a vote of eight for and one against.

The Hoar proposal was discussed.

Committee members will assign a numerical score to the Hoar proposal (electronically) between 0 and 30 before the next meeting for the purpose of comparing it to the other proposals.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:08 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Rob McGaff