Date, Time and Location:
Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 2:30-3:30, UC-103
Stephen Conroy, Sr. Gina Rodee (leads); Maria Pilar Aquino, Larry Gardepie, Lupita Jewell, Sharon McGuire, Pamela Gray Payton, Gina Roaldi
Agenda or Key Discussion Items:
- Minutes (April 5th meeting)
- 2006-07 CST work plan
- Meeting with Dr. Lyons
- 2006-07 budget proposal
- Subcommittee reports
- CST Committee membership (2006-07)
Action Items and Target Dates:
- Minutes (from April 5th meeting) — approved with change on page 3 to "Provisional (tentative) Budget."
- 2006-07 Work Plan:
- Adjustments to budget proposal (work plan shows ACCU conference: $4,000; add to budget proposal document)
- Discussion on November 2006 and March 2007 presentation:
- Specific themes or overarching themes — decided to change wording to "Sponsor presentation on specific CST principle(s)," allowing additional discussion and a decision to occur during planning stages for those events;
- Important that presentations be in layperson's terms and provide a "response in action" or "what does this mean to me";
- Need to discuss sessions' format
- 2006-07 work plan approved with noted corrections (above).
- Update on meeting with Dr. Lyons (April 7) — Sr. Gina and Steve noted that:
- Dr. Lyon's overall response was enthusiastic.
- No concrete offer of where money would come from but given a go-ahead to plan September event;
- Initial discussion that the office of Mission would be the clearinghouse for and accounting of money spent;
- Dr. Lyons liked the balance of major speakers, panel discussions and coordinating events with other campus departments;
- She suggested other major speakers, noting that:
- Kenneth Himes has name recognition and respect on campus;
- Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza (biblical perspective) may be premature — maybe focus on topics that will catch people's attention (e.g., medical ethics, capital punishment);
- Dean Nick Healey presenting one topic might be good for spring 2007, but suggested involving other disciplines (e.g., law, business) in the future.
- Dr. Lyons is willing to invite Kenneth Himes.
- 2006-07 budget: discussed budget proposal
- Decided to increase budget
- Add $2,000 to speakers' expenses;
- $1,000 to refreshments;
- $4,000 to send two representatives to the annual ACCU conference
- May want to consider other "big name" speakers (e.g., Tom Shannon for Spring 2007)
- Budget proposal approved unanimously by committee.
- Subcommittee Reports:
- Off-Campus Survey:
- Steve and Greg have worked on initial sections of the On-Campus Survey report; Steve and Greg will meet again April 28 to continue drafting report.
- On-Campus Inventory – discussion centered on:
- Survey design was kept general, and thus now need to wade through data and categorize, sort, and present in a coherent fashion;
- Suggestion to have appendices with lists of specific classes and conferences;
- Noted that in some areas data is incomplete or has been generalized (e.g., "all of our theology classes").
- Steve asked Lupita if she needed additional resources/people to help on the data review and report.
Pending Issue: Revisit question on resources next week.
- Campus Conversations
- The subcommittee update was presented through the 2006-07 work plan and speakers/ budget proposals. (This subcommittee has brought its ideas for 2006-07 to the full committee, and at this time has suspended future subcommittee meetings.)
- There are several openings: Arts & Sciences (Pilar – academic year sabbatical; Linda – fall 2006 sabbatical); undergraduate student (Cheryl – graduating)
- Suggestions about expanding committee in order to help launch 2006-07 plans. Steve and Gina will talk to the respective vice presidents or deans about representation for 2006-07:
- Arts and Sciences (sabbatical replacements)
- School of Business Administration (additional member; suggestion: Vicente Vargas)
- SOLES representation
- Additional undergraduate and graduate students
- Possibly adding a "person at large" (suggestion: Ed Starkey);
- Include permanent members from Community Service Learning (suggestion: Elaine Elliott) and Romero Center
- May 1: panel discussion on immigration legislation (organized by Elaine Elliott, Chris Nayve, Gail Perez, Alberto Pulido)
- May 10: SDI Recognition Reception, 3:00-5:00, at KIPJ-CD
- Important to read Cardinal Mahoney's immigration letter/release (positive response)
- Gina Roaldi had the following handouts available: "Teach In on One Campaign" and Millennium Development Goals bookmark.
Wednesday, May 3, 2:30-3:30 (UC-103)
- Agenda items mentioned at April 19th meeting:
- Off-campus survey: draft report
- On-campus inventory: initial tables and draft report
- Set future meetings (bring calendars)
- What needs to happen during summer 2006 to prepare for September CST "launch"? Is there a need for a "summer task force"?
- Committee member rotation.
- Input on CST topics and speakers for Faculty Curriculum Development Program (FCDP).
- 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 (review and expand CST resources and links to other sites; identify campus department sites that should link to CST website; recommend new information to be added to CST website)