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Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2003
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Room 826 Cathedral of learning
Present: A. Blair (Chair), F. Beatrous, E. Cohn, J. Harris, E. Rasmussen, P. Rogers, J. Samples, P. Siska, R. Wasserman, P. Wright, and D. Davis (Staff Resource)
Handouts: Draft of CIDDE Best Practices Study: Final Report; Agenda for Fall Meeting of the Learning Technology Consortium
1. Approval of the Minutes:

A motion was made to accept the minutes of the December 10, 2002 meeting, and was seconded and approved; the minutes will be published as written.

2. Announcements:
  Dr. Blair informed Council that the Innovation in Education RFP was sent out to all faculty on all campuses, and proposals are due by January 14, 2003. He noted that one proposal has been received so far, but does not expect to extend the deadline. He will let Council members know next week how many proposals have been received.

3. Instructional Grants Committee (A. Blair, Chair):

Dr. Blair reported that Dr. Eric Beckman, former ACIE member and chair of this committee, has agreed to serve as consultant, who will help Council with the review process this year. Dr. Blair described the four-stage review process that has been used over the past three years and indicated that it will be the same this year. A brief discussion regarding how the awards program is distributed and publicized was initiated following a comment from one member who did not see his copy. Dr. Davis suggested for next year that the sender’s address appear on the outside, as well as a notation to alert people as to what this is (RFP). Additionally, faculty attending the New Faculty Orientation will receive information on the program.

Dr. Blair then spoke about the Committee’s progress in developing a process for an evaluation of the grants program, as charged by the Provost. He reported that the Committee met recently and discussed a draft of an evaluation framework, which was distributed for Council review. He noted that we now have three years of data, which was previously presented to Council by Dr. Beckman, but the final report would include data from the current year’s program. Council members had several questions and comments about the evaluation process. One member suggested a survey of the groups who have been impacted by the program. Dr. Blair agreed that impact data should come from more than one viewpoint, and the Committee will need to think this through.

4. Other Business:

At the next meeting, the “Best Practices” report will be the major topic on the agenda.




With no other business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 4:05 pm.




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