Meeting - April 2, 2013


Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 10:30 to 12:00


Danner Conference Room, Gilmore Hall


Revised Agenda from the canceled March 5 meeting:

1)  Approval of minutes from last meeting - February 5, 2013.

2)  David Hensley, Associate VP for Economic Development, will share information on economic development and how his office connects to research on campus.

3)  Daniel Reed, VP for Research and Economic Development, will report on:

  •           new research faculty fellows positions within the OVPR,
  •           new strategies/process for discretionary funding, and
  •           sequestration updates.

4)  Cheryl Reardon, Assistant VP for Research, will discuss new OVPR awards to recognize faculty and staff at the University.

5)  Rescheduled for May meeting, 2013.  Professor Colin Gordon, Department of History, will discuss the University’s plans for applying for Carnegie designation as an engaged institution. 

As context for Professor Gordon’s comments, please see email from the Provost’s Office (1/23/13)
            Following on the work of the 2009 UI Strategic Planning Task Force on Public Outreach and Civic Engagement, the Office of the Provost established a Committee on Engagement to begin operationalizing an “engagement roadmap” for the University.  During its first year, one of that committee’s most important efforts was to explore the possibility of pursuing the Carnegie Foundation’s elective  “Community Engagement” classification.  Based on the Engagement Committee’s review, the University has decided to pursue the classification.  Success in this endeavor will raise the profile of the great work faculty, staff, and students are already doing—and provide a catalyst to help us strengthen and create new partnerships with the communities we serve.

6)  Other agenda items