PERSON PRESIDING: John Crammer
ATTENDEES: Shanan Gibson, Punam Madhok, Johna Faulconer, Donna Kain, John Crammer, Kathleen Row, Linda Teel
EX-OFFICIO: Angela Anderson, Mary Farwell
VISITORS: Mark Taggart
The meeting was called to order at in Rawl 142 by John Crammer as chair of last year’s committee. This is the organizational meeting of the 2007-2008 committee. The members introduced themselves.
Mark Taggart, Chair of the Faculty, talked to the committee. He said that the committee did a good job last year and worked well together. He admires the efforts to reach out to Pitt schools and hopes that we will continue to do that. He is willing to be of assistance in any way. He thanked the committee for catching complications in dates in the faculty information calendar.
Officers were elected as follows:
Chair: John Crammer (nominated by Mary Farwell and seconded by Johna Faulconer)
Vice Chair: Shanan Gibson (nominated by Farwell and seconded by Angela Anderson)
Faulconer (nominated by Shanan Gibson and seconded by
The next meeting will be at12:00 on Wednesday
September 19. The calendar for 2009-2010
should be submitted to the Faculty Senate for approval at their
The committee set goals for the current year:
1. Encourage more interaction with SGA.
2. Create calendar for 2009-2010.
3. Update internal guidelines.
Continue communications & consultations with
5. Form a subcommittee to develop a faculty information calendar.
Internal Guidelines for calendars should be updated to reflect the start for the Fall semester and having three weeks off between the summer and fall sessions.
The committee looked at a spreadsheet format for an initial draft for the 2009-2010 calendar. Several modifications were made (mainly moving the Fall semester to start one week later). The internal guidelines were modified to state that the Fall semester should end no later than December 18.
The committee will next meet at on Wednesday, September 19. Crammer will make revisions to the draft of the 2009-2010 calendar and distribute the preliminary draft to the committee before the next meeting. Angela Anderson will report to the committee on commencement; other items on the agenda are to form a subcommittee to work on the faculty information calendar and the committee will work on the 2009-2010 calendar.
Meeting adjourned at .