Members in Attendance:
Mary Papke (for Kay Reed)
The first topic of the meeting was the effectiveness of the Teaching
and Advising Awards nominating process. Ms. Carney gave the report
from the Awards Committee. The Teaching Council awards coincide
with the National Alumni Association awards and some people might
confuse the two. Maybe in the future the two organizations could
coordinate the nominating processes. Nomination forms are currently
available at the UC information desk, in 211 Music Building, and
online. The nominations are beginning to come in at a steady rate.
The deadline for nominations is December 3.
The bylaws committee met on Monday, 11-18, and discussed the effectiveness
of the Learning Resource Center, which no longer exists.
At the Teaching Council meeting on Wednesday, Mr. McDaniel suggested
a faculty improvement seminar to support the quality of teaching
campus-wide. This seminar should be offered on an annual basis.
Mr. Strange suggested opening a new staff center. This center could
be the home of the improvement seminar. The main focus would be
the improvement of the general quality of teaching.
Currently, the ITC provides electronic teaching resources.
Ms. Lynch gave a report from the SAIS Subcommittee on the effectiveness
of the system. Topics included the availability of the comment sheets,
student representation on the subcommittee, and strategies for moving
the evaluation online. The use of Blackboard for evaluations was
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