Meeting Agendas

Outreach


October 23, 2018 Agenda

APPROVAL OF MINUTES from meeting #1 September 18, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS from meeting with Officers and Chairs, October 22, 2018

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Outreach Inventory
    1. Review of notes from Tracey Huston from September subcommittee meeting
    2. Invite Mike Zeman to a future meeting
  2. Draft informational report on the Student Engagement Network Advisory Group (with Student Life)
    1. Review survey instrument
    2. Assign someone to potentially attend the Student Life Committee Meeting or be the lead for this item
    3. Need a meeting with Martha Levine, M.D., mpl12@psu.edu (Chair of Student Life) or Sinfree Makoni, sbm12@psu.edu (Vice Chair of Student Life)
  3. Proposal for adding a representative from the Office of the Vice President for the Commonwealth Campuses
    1. There is a range of options: a permanent addition to the committee, an as-needed representative, or the status quo.
    2. If the committee agrees with Beth Seymour’s proposal, we will then get in touch with OVPCC (to see if they have someone available) and the Committee on Committees and Rules (which will revise the membership guidelines for your committee if that becomes necessary).

NEW BUSINESS
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September 18, 2018 Agenda

Guests:

Tracey D. Huston  Interim Vice President for Outreach   Penn State Outreach & Online Education   tdh7@psu.edu

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Outreach Committee Priorities 2018-2019
    1. High Priority
    2. A1. Draft informational report on the Student Engagement Network Advisory Group (with Student Life). – Informational Report (December 14, 2018)
    3. A2. Consider expanding the committee’s purview beyond Extension and World Campus to determine the full range of PSU Outreach activities. – Informational Report (March 22, 2018)
  2. Presentation by Tracey D. Huston (Interim Vice President for Outreach   Penn State Outreach & Online Education) – Framework for Outreach to provide a better understanding of the vision, direction and plan for future work
  3. Priority A1. Draft informational report on the Student Engagement Network Advisory Group (with Student Life). – Informational Report (December 14, 2018)
    1. How would we like to proceed on this?  Form a subcommittee that works together?  Block off a time to work together as a whole during one of the sessions?  Suggestions?
    2. Martha Levine, M.D., mpl12@psu.edu (Chair of Student Life)  Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Humanities  Director, Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs  Pediatrics-Psychiatry Liaison, Department of Pediatrics
    3.  Sinfree Makoni, sbm12@psu.edu (Vice Chair of Student Life)
  4. Proposal for adding a representative from the Office of the Vice President for the Commonwealth Campuses
    1. The work of the Outreach Committee could be enhanced by the addition of a representative from OVPCC.
    2. There is a range of options: a permanent addition to the committee, an as-needed representative, or the status quo.
    3. If the committee agrees with Beth Seymour’s proposal, we will then get in touch with OVPCC (to see if they have someone available) and the Committee on Committees and Rules (which will revise the membership guidelines for your committee if that becomes necessary).
  5. Last draft of the engaged scholarship report – Nicholas J. Rowland, Ph.D., njr12@psu.edu (former member of the Council of Engaged Scholarship), Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Chair-Elect, University Faculty Senate, Faculty Scholar, Engaged Scholarship Academy,Faculty Fellow, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
    1. Happy to talk about the report, how the report was drafted, etc.
  6. Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D. Acting Director of Penn State Extension
    1. Dennis Calvin, Ph.D. – Associate Dean and Director of Special Programs

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April 24, 2018 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the March 13th meeting minutes
  3. Announcements
  4. Officers and Chairs meeting review
  5. Old Business
    1. World Campus Report and Presentation – 10 minutes total; highlight faculty hire/assignment by the academic unit, the market research step for program viability/sustainability, etc.
    2. Discussions regarding the question of how faculty can investigate teaching in various online programs such as the Digital Learning Cooperative and World Campus are taking place at the administrative levels
  6. New Business
    1. Expand view to activities beyond World Campus and Extension and embrace the full range of PSU outreach activities – catalogue activities at the campuses and colleges.
    2. Any other standing reports or items that should be considered on a regular basis

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March 13, 2018 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the January 23 meeting minutes
  3. Announcements
  4. Officers and Chairs meeting review
  5. Old Business
  6. Discussion with Senate Administration regarding the question of how faculty can investigate teaching in various online programs such as the Digital Learning Cooperative and World Campus. Since this question involves a variety of academic and administrative units, we recommend that Faculty Affairs also be involved. The fundamental question is how one arranges teaching outside of a home academic unit.
  7. New Business
    1. Potential 2018-2019 issues for Senate Committee on Outreach
    2. Timeline for standing reports – World Campus, Penn State Extension

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January 23, 2018 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the December 5th meeting minutes
  3. Announcements
  4. Officers and Chairs meeting review
  5. Old Business
    1. Review of World Campus informational report structure and content. Final form decided as a single report to address Priorities A1 and A2. A draft will be distributed for feedback with the revised final draft completed in February and a target date for presentation as March 2018.
  6. New Business
  7. Potential contact with a select number (4-5) of program directors to see if and how a database of faculty members interested in teaching at the World Campus would be created, maintained, and used.

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December 5, 2017 Agenda

    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of the October 17th meeting minutes
    3. Announcements
    4. Officers and Chairs meeting review
    5. Old Business
      1. World Campus informational report structure and content
      2. Common elements and directions for faculty in teaching online
    6. New Business
      1. Resource database for full-time faculty who might be interested in teaching courses online, beyond their normal contract

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October 17, 2017 Agenda

    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of the September 12th meeting minutes
    3. Announcements
      1. Introductions
      2. Officers and Chairs meeting review
    4. Old Business
      1. World Campus Informational Report
      2. IRC, UE, and FA responses
    5. New Business
      1. Committee priority A1 – World Campus report
      2. Committee priority A2 – World Campus growth and the educational marketplace for the Commonwealth Campuses
      3. Committee priority B1 – resource database for full-time faculty who might be interested in teaching courses online, beyond their normal contract

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September 12, 2017 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the April 25th meeting minutes
  3. Announcements
    1. Introductions
    2. Officers and Chairs meeting
  4. Old Business
    1. 3 documents from 4/25/17
      OAR-8324 College_Campus Profile Examples.pdf
      OAR-8324 Headcount Trends.pdf
      OAR-8324 WC and RI Program Enrollments.pdf
  5. New Business
    1. Committee priority item(s)
      HIGH:
      A1) Consider drafting an advisory/consultative report, jointly with IRC, requesting that World Campus prepare a formal presentation to faculty (particularly at campuses with declining enrollments) explaining how programs can take advantage of the opportunity afforded by teaching online. Targeted presentations might include: different online course options including World Campus, local online courses, and consortium courses, and an explanation of the different revenue models for online courses. [This report is primarily an Outreach report.]A2) Consider drafting an informational or advisory/ consultative report on how World Campus projected growth will alter the educational marketplace for the Commonwealth Campuses. Highlight both the opportunities and challenges created by the potential shift from residential instruction to online instruction. If appropriate, make recommendations to balance online and residential instruction. Potentially work in consultation with UE, IRC, and possibly FA.OTHER:
      B1) Consider drafting an advisory/consultative report recommending that World Campus develop a resource database for full-time faculty who might be interested in teaching courses online, beyond their normal contract. The database would be a resource to help staff online courses with the most qualified faculty from within the Penn State system.MANDATED REPORTS:None
  6. Adjourn

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