Faculty Senate: Teaching Grants Committee
Minutes: October 5, 2000
Members Present: M. Mahar, R. Postel, P. Martinez, R.
Niswander, H. Allen, J. Whitehead (who replaces S. Frisch),
Members absent: J. Shinpaugh, H. Jubran, H. Ries, R.
Joyner, L. Bass.
Ex-Off. Member with vote absent: M. O'hara
Ex-Off. Member without vote absent: D. Clayton, A. Vance.
The meeting was called to order at 4:05 pm by the Chair,
The Chair distributed the proposals and evaluation forms. It
was noted that proposals 1-20 were for Summer Stipends,
and proposals 21-30 were for Dual Summer Stipend and
Project Expense Grants.
R. Niswander informed the committee that the timing of
funding for the Dual Grants was not a consideration
anymore, since Vice Chancellor Ringeisen had agreed to
release the money for expenses before July 1st if necessary.
If a Dual Grant proposal has some part of the budget that is
considered inappropriate, the evaluator should rate the
proposal disregarding that part of the budget. The evaluator
should indicate this action in the scoring sheet. Committee
members will receive their evaluator number via e-mail.
An overview of the process for evaluating and reviewing the
grants was then given. Committee members evaluate each
proposal according to four categories, using a matrix of 0-5,
with 5 being the best. Committee members then meet and
discuss each proposal to allow for different points of view to
be heard. Committee members then have the opportunity to
revise and resubmit their scores.
Relevant deadlines and meeting times were established. It
was decided that evaluations should be submitted to the
Faculty Senate office by noon on Thursday, October 26th.
The committee agreed to meet to discuss the proposals on
Friday, October 27th at 4:00 pm.
The meeting adjourned at 4:30 pm.
Purificacion Martinez, Acting Secretary