Date, Time and Location:
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 2:30-3:30, UC-103
Stephen Conroy, Sr. Gina Rodee (leads); Diane Callahan, Cheryl Clark, Larry Gardepie, Lupita Jewell, Sharon McGuire, Mike McIntyre, Linda Peterson, Nina Sciuto, Greg Zackowski
Agenda or Key Discussion Items:
- Approval of minutes
- Subcommittee reports
- Web page update
- Nominations for graduate student representative
- Minutes (from February 1st meeting) approved.
- Subcommittee reports:
- On-campus inventory: The inventory instruments are ready to be sent out, but Teresa had been waiting for final wording of the CST documents and the availability of the CST website.
- It was decided that the inventory should go out immediately (Thursday, February 16), with the latest possible deadline of Friday, March 3, for inventory completion. (Person responsible: Teresa)
- Follow-up e-mails and calls should occur the week of February 27th so that the majority of the campus departments have completed the inventory by the March 3rd deadline. (Teresa, Nina and Lupita — and possibly other CST committee members)
- Data analysis and drafting of the report would occur March 6-21, with a report presented at the March 22nd CST meeting. (Teresa, Nina and Lupita)
- Update the CST timeline with the revised target dates. (Larry)
- Off-campus survey: Greg presented an update, noting that his goal is to have 30 respondents. Committee members offered a short list of universities that have not responded and may need to be contacted: Villanova, Santa Clara University, Boston College, University of Notre Dame, and Georgetown.
- Larry will send the names of the universities that have responded to the committee members. People are asked to e-mail Greg a list of universities (and contact information) that may need to be contacted by e-mail or phone.
- Campus Conversations: subcommittee met on February 8th; discussed:
- Whether or not one or more of the CST themes should be focused on each year (rotating the themes). The subcommittee is leaning toward identifying programs and speakers first, and then identifying which theme(s) have been covered (i.e., tracking the themes, making sure that all 7 themes have been covered over several years). Possibly, in 2-3 years, may want to focus on specific CST themes for each year.
- Identifying what speakers have been invited for other events on campus.
- Having round table discussions on CST themes.
- It was mentioned that Carmen Vazquez, vice president of Student Affairs, has convened SASPT (Student Affairs Strategic Planning Team), comprised of SDI committee members from Student Affairs, to discuss ways that the SDI ideas can be advanced in Student Affairs. Initial ideas generated from SASPT: provide a basic introduction on CST during a student's first year; orient the RDs/RAs; provide basic introduction to graduate students and possibly tie into non-profit program.
Action Item: Larry will provide preliminary data from off-campus survey for the February 22nd meeting.
- Deans and program directors are key to the success of rolling out the CST themes.
- Human Resources is key to beginning dialogue with employees (e.g., through new employee orientation).
- CST is being addressed in new faculty orientation (seminars that occur throughout the first year).
- Committee reviewed the CST website prototype that Diane had constructed. Questions centered more on design and easy access to the website and CST information not on the content itself.
- Sharon suggested that the CST information on the CST web site be accessible to all (i.e., having information available in Spanish)
Action Item: Diane will continue working on the website, possibly having two versions ready for the March 1st meeting (focusing on icons, design, active links)
- Maria Arroyo is unable to continue as the graduate student representative on the CST Committee due to CST meeting dates/times and her class schedule. It was suggested that Chris Nayve, Elaine Elliott or Ken Gonzalez may be able to suggest graduate students that may be interested in serving on this committee.
Wednesday, February 15, 2:30-3:30 (UC-103)