Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 2:30-3:30, UC-103
Stephen Conroy, Sr. Gina Rodee (leads); Larry Gardepie, Lupita Jewell, Sharon McGuire, Mike McIntyre, Teresa O’Rourke, Pamela Gray Payton, Linda Peterson, Gina Roaldi, Nina Sciuto, Greg Zackowski
Agenda or Key Discussion Items:
- Approval of minutes
- Subcommittee reports
- Web page update
- Minutes (from February 15th meeting) approved.
- Subcommittee Reports
- Off-Campus Survey: Greg sent out e-mail to 10-12 more institutions, received additional 3-4 responses.
- Steve will contact Creighton; Sr. Gina will contact USF, Marquette, Gonzaga; Sr. Gina suggested that Mark Peters could contact Boston College.
- Larry will continue to monitor the data, and will send updates to Campus Conversations subcommittee and CST members.
- Off-Campus Subcommittee will review data and be prepared for summary report at next CST meeting.
- On-Campus Inventory: Teresa gave an update on the divisional responses.
- Follow-up contacts: Academic Affairs (Teresa); Finance and Administration (Nina); Student Affairs (Lupita); University Relations (Pamela).
- Teresa will tell Larry when to close survey (deadline: March 3rd).
- Nina, Lupita, and Teresa will meet week of March 6th.
- Campus Conversations: provided handouts showing events currently scheduled for 2006-07; don't want to overschedule major events but may need general education topics for whole campus (e.g., panel of faculty; 1 or 2 throughout year; include CST in new employee orientations). Comments: first year is crucial for beginning discussion; subcommittee suggests not having specific themes for each year but focusing on speakers (strengths) and events that may touch on 1 or 2 themes.
Ensuing discussion and suggestions:
- Link CST education topics/events to service projects.
- Connect people to on-campus and off-campus projects.
- Important to collaborate between departments, cosponsor events, and coordinate calendars.
- Engage new employees at orientation — projects they may want to become involved.
- Importance for campus to reach out: USD should be more engaged in service projects.
- CST-related projects should be available on-line so people can plug in easily: will be important to coordinate information and provide and on-going calendar of events on web — projects, educational events, CST themes, etc. Events and projects should be easily-searched (e.g., Google-like).
- Important to connect to events in San Diego region (e.g., downtown development; low-paying jobs but cost of living is high).
- Important to connect to rights and dignity of workers — similar to comunidades de base and a call to action.
- Faculty to engage students in projects.
- Subcommittee will need to develop a proposed budget.
- Important that subcommittee looks at regularity of events (e.g., monthly vs. once a semester) and how to maintain; need to balance different types of events (e.g., major and ongoing events).
- Steve is cofounder of Homeless Art project in Los Angeles — work with Elaine Elliott; add to discussion with Campus Conversations.
- "Save the Date" e-mail will go out to all SDI committees, subcommittees, and task forces: a "Thank You" reception is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 3:00-5:00.
- Harriet Hentges will be speaking Friday, March 3, 4:00-5:30 at Copley Library.
- Under the Perfect Sun (book) is recommended by Sharon: a San Diego history that is told from the bottom up, the struggles of working people; shows other side of San Diego's "America's Finest City."
Wednesday, March 22, 2:30-3:30 (UC-103)