I wanted to let everyone know that I had a very productive meeting with Ann yesterday. Here are the key takeaway points:
- There were supposed to be more faculty appointed to this Task Force. Ann is contacting the Faculty Senate for additional membership.
- There were meetings of the Chairs of the other Task Forces but since we have basically started at a point in time they have all completed their work–we’ve missed out on that collaboration. (As suggested by Cliff–I have contacted the co-chairs of the Research Task Force but both were unavailable to meet until after our next meeting. I did receive a confidential copy of their draft report from Ann. Process issues with regard to grants was highlighted as a great concern but no formal recommendations seemed to have been made for improvement. I will touch base with both of them for further clarification and was considering inviting them to attend one of our meetings. Do you think this would be a valuable use of our time at our meeting?)
- Many suggestions were offered on how to move forward including creating surveys and focus groups for additional input from the University community.
- In agreement that the workload of this group is extensive –especially since we began our work in the summer and with a deadline of Nov 1st– we could either request (1) an extension or (2) inventory committees at the University where work on various topic areas is currently being done; determine the current stakeholder make-up of those committees and discuss how we can integrate with these committees. I would like this to be a key discussion at our next meeting.