Person Presiding: Steve Estes
Secretary: Jane Painter
Attendance: Toby Allen, John Collins, Reide Corbett, Seodial Deena, Anne Dickerson, Paul Gares, Elias Katoulis, Jane Painter, Jeff Popke, John Reed, David Rosenthal, Al Schreier, Mark Sprague
Absent: Marieke Van Willigen, Leslie Omoruyi, Francisco Souto, Anthony Overton
Others in Attendance: N/A
Agenda Item 1: One committee member questioned comments and scoring on his grant proposal.
Discussion: Chair of Sub-Committee 1, Paul Gares, read to the Committee the comments in question. There was much discussion not only on this one proposal but of how comments were recorded from each sub-committee. Committee members were reminded of the past Chair’s , Randy Parker, comment that grants should not be submitted if the PI cannot handle any negative feedback. A question arose whether committee members should be allowed to submit grant proposals since that person’s specialty most likely is not present during the committee’s review of that proposal and no one would be present with the expertise to answer any of the committee member’s questions.
Agenda Item 2: Full committee met to determine method of finalizing rankings of grants to be submitted to the VC.
Discussion: Comments discussed pertained to the expertise of each sub-committee in relation to reviewing and grading each proposal as well as weighting each sub-committee rankings. It was decided that for this year each sub-committee’s scores would have equal weight and the scores would be merged, averaged, and ranked ordered. There was a consensus of the Committee that this process should be reviewed.
Agenda Item 3: There was a brief discussion whether the Committee should go on and meet next week rather than wait until Spring.
· Steve will email all Committee members to determine if a meeting next week is possible.
Agenda Item 4: The following is a synopsis of all items that will be discussed at the next meeting:
Grant Proposal Format:
Grading and Ranking of Proposal Process:
Next meeting: not yet determined
Jane Painter, Ed.D., OTR/L, Secretary