University Teaching Grants Committee
Minutes for the
February 5, 2010 Meeting
John Bort, Colin Burns, Denise Donica, David Smith, Christy Walcott, Jason Yao
The meeting was called to order at 3:05 P.M.
A subcommittee of the Teaching Grants Committee was formed
to discuss the following items:
- The question from
Provost Sheerer’s memo on the final funding
recommendation given the available funding
- Possible changes in font
size requirements for future Call for Proposal announcements
- Possible changes in
review process in case a large number of proposals are received
The subcommittee discussed the three items in this
order. The following actions were made by the subcommittee:
- The subcommittee
suggests the provost to fund the ten proposals as recommended in the
original order and strong urges the provost, if possible, to fund more
proposals on the original recommended list.
This motion was moved by David Smith, seconded by Christy Walcott, and
unanimously passed by the subcommittee.
- The font size
requirement in future Call for Proposal announcement will be worded as:
“use type face Times New Roman, 12 points font”
This motion was moved by Christy Walcott, seconded by Denise Donica, and unanimously passed by the subcommittee.
- To keep the number of
proposals each committee member has to review reasonable, the subcommittee
suggested: in the event of more than 25 proposals are received; the
committee will randomly assign reviewers to each proposal. Each
proposal will be reviewed by at least six reviewers. Reviews will
then be discussed by the whole committee. The original reviewers
will re-score as appropriate after the discussion.
This motion was moved by Christy Walcott, seconded by YYY, and unanimously
passed by the subcommittee.
These results from this subcommittee meeting will be
reported to the whole Teaching Grants Committee and voted by all the committee
Meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M.
Minutes prepared by Jason Yao.