Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 2:30-3:30, UC-103
Stephen Conroy, Sr. Gina Rodee (leads); Maria Pilar Aquino, Larry Gardepie, Kenneth Gonzalez, 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
- Budget Proposal
- 2006-07 Work Plan
Action Items and Target Dates:
- Minutes (from March 22 nd meeting) approved, with addition to Off-Campus Survey update (adding Steve to working on analysis and report).
- Subcommittee Reports:
- Off-Campus Survey: Greg announced that the Off-Campus Survey has been officially closed and that he and Steve had met to begin the data analysis and writing the report. Steve mentioned that one of the issues slowing down the process is data cleansing, i.e., removing identifying information from the data. Sr. Gina mentioned that the raw data had been reviewed by the Campus Conversations subcommittee, but it was not used in creating the 2006-07 proposal. The data analysis and report will be useful in creating the 2007-08 and future plans.
There was a call for additional help: contact Steve or Greg if you are interested in helping analyze the data and creating the report. There is a potential for articles that could be published in Catholic journals.
- Continued data cleansing and analysis, leading to a report and appendices (Greg, Steve )
- On-Campus Inventory: Lupita explained the process of going through the on-campus inventory data (exploring options of using Access, Excel, static data tables or pivot/filter data tables). The issue with the on-campus data is that so much of the data is individual/single units and cannot be easily summarized. (Example: there could be a summary of which divisions or departments are sponsoring conferences… but each conference is unique in and of itself and cannot be summarized.) Another issue raised is that the data is incomplete: not all departments reported in; faculty were not given the opportunity to complete the survey. It was suggested that when the analysis and baseline data is available on the CST website, other departments and faculty will want to complete their sections.
The direction of how to analyze and report on the data is tied in with the question: how will the data be used? The general feeling was that an analysis of the data is important to set a baseline of current (reported) CST activity on campus and helping to assess where we are. The baseline will help I the measurable indicators of the work plan, using the baseline to show progress in future years.
- Send data tables to Committee members (Lupita, Larry).
- Review data/tables and have recommendations ready for discussion at the April 19th meeting (All Committee members).
- Campus Conversations: Sr. Gina handed out and reviewed 3 documents: overview of CST-related events at USD for 2006-07; proposed 2006-07 events sponsored by CST Committee; and a proposed 2006-07 budget.
- The combined list is not comprehensive and needs to be expanded with events sponsored by other constituent groups. The comprehensive list is necessary so that USD does not duplicate or overplan.
- The subcommittee proposes launching the 2006-07 CST-sponsored events around September 25 with a noontime lecture and an evening event. A speaker needs to be contacted and the date confirmed.
- Each panel discussion (November, April) would focus on a specific CST theme.
- It was suggested that Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza's husband, Francis, is also well-known in this field, and that maybe the February event could have wife and husband speak together.
- It was noted that speakers and panelists do not have to be theologians, but could come from other disciplines and schools (Law, Business, Nursing, and Education).
- In reviewing the budget proposal, it was suggested that the Committee should consider ways to institutionalize CST. One idea was to include a graduate assistant/student intern that would support the Committee's work (e.g., marketing, scheduling, etc.) The budget was reviewed, discussed and approved unanimously.
- Present CST-sponsored events and proposed budget to Dr. Lyons (Steve, Sr. Gina) – scheduled for Friday, April 7.
- Review the CST-sponsored events (yellow handout) and come to the next meeting with suggestions on speakers (who), topic (what), and presentation format (how). (All Committee members).
- Diane Callahan added the link from the new CST website to the CST Committee page of the Strategic Directions Initiative website.
- Pam had asked if the "Jesus Decoded" web link should be on the new CST website. After briefly viewing the website and discussion, the Committee decided that this web site is not considered Catholic social teaching and should not be featured or linked on the CST website. (USD's Dr. Maria Pascuzzi was interviewed for this television special. The website and TV trailer can be accessed through http://www.jesusdecoded.com/tvspecial1.php.)
- Provisional budget was discussed and approved unanimously by the Committee. Steve and Sr. Gina will be meeting with Dr. Lyons (Friday, April 7, 3:15) to discuss 2006-2007 CST work plan, potential speakers and budget proposal.
- CST work plan for 2006-07 should be drafted by the end of April. The Campus Conversations proposal and budget will be incorporated into the work plan template.
Wednesday, April 19, 2:30-3:30 (UC-103)
Future agenda items:
- Committee member rotation.
- Input on CST topics and speakers for Faculty Curriculum Development Program (FCDP).
- Project plan for 2006-07 (drafted by end of April).
- Discuss or establish "dialogue guidelines" – to be ready for fall 2006 CST-sponsored events; setting environment to listen and respect other views. Want to set an educative environment. May want to have a competent moderator at events who articulates dialogue guidelines and helps attendees adhere to guidelines.
- Create marketing (communication) plan: internal and external. May need to address how to handle opposing views (e.g., protests).
- Establish a web task force (link to other sites; identify campus department sites that should link to CST website; new information).
- Summer task force (foundation for fall launch).