RESEARCH /CREATIVE ACTIVITY GRANTS COMMITTEE
Meeting Date: August 30, 1996
Officer Presiding: Professor Stanforth, Chairperson
--Election of Officers:
Chair: Melvin Stanforth
Vice Chair: Mark Taggart
Secretary: Rose Postel
Discussions included reviews of changes from the prior
academic year. Committee members were reminded that the names of 3
willing ad hoc reviewers will be submitted by each proposal
writer with 1 chosen by the committee for the review
process. A suggestion was made by Postel that future
business include clarification in the packet of information as
to whether 1, 2, or all three ad hoc reviewers would be used
in the review process.
A reminder was given that the due date for proposals is
Monday, October 7, 5 p.m.
In early October, 6 new members will be added to the
committee. Professor Felts suggested an
orientation(training) for the new members to facilitate
committee meeting processes. Professor Schreier recommended
that examples of past successful applications (or failing applications)
be used as teaching tools for the new committee members.
Immediate Goals for 1996-97:
1. Committee members listen to colleagues for points in
the application packets that need clarification.
2. Seek clarification in funding letters as to how and
when to spend monies allocated to projects; specific dates
by which money has to be spent; give department
secretaries access to accounts information on monies
available to avoid loss of funds. Suggestion given that the
Chair of the committee consult with Vice Chancellor
Feldbush about control and distribution of grants monies
and report to committee.
--Agenda for Next Meeting:
1. Process of contacting ad hoc reviewers
2. Subdivision of responsibilities for proposal reviews
3. Orientation(training) of new committee members
4. Plan for information session procedures
5. Clarification of availability of funds to Allied
Health, Business, Nursing in relation to prior year
Friday, September 6, 1996; 1 p.m. in Rawl, room #105.
1st Friday of each month chosen as regular meeting date
with additional meetings as needed
Rose T. Postel, Secretary