Meeting Minutes

Outreach

2018-2019

2017-2018


September 18, 2018

Members Present: Lisa Mangel (Committee Char) – Erie; Andrew Freiberg (Vice Chair) – Hershey; Harold Aurand – Schuylkill; Justine Blanford – UP; Timothy Eden – ARL; Renata Engel (Vice Provost for Online Education) – UP; Jeffrey Hyde (Acting Director of University Extension) – UP; Zachary McKay (student senator, member of Student Government Outreach Committee) – UP; Irina Mocioiu – UP; Lisa Posey – UP

Members Absent: Kirk French – UP; Patricia Silveyra – Hershey

Guests: Tracy D. Huston (Interim Vice President for Outreach)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of our last meeting 4/24/18 were approved.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Lisa introduced our major charges for the year in the context of our past role focusing on World Campus and Ag Extension:

  • This year we would like to give a broad view of all outreach at Penn State.
  • Our other charge is working with Student Life on an informational report on the Student Engagement Network Advisory Group.

OLD BUSINESS

In regards to our second charge, Chair Lisa will contact the committee on Student Life.  Mike Zeman was identified to help with our student engagement charge and we may have him present at our next or a future meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Tracy Huston gave a presentation on the history and new structure of Penn State Outreach.  Outreach was originally together with Extension but is now separate, although the two offices still have close ties and work together.  She particularly emphasized that her office concentrates on facilitating outreach activities rather than the content of the activities.

Committee members brought up many examples of PSU outreach activities outside of the formal Outreach Office.  Many of these are administered through various colleges and campuses.  The committee agreed that we should avoid trying to create a definition of “Outreach” at this point, as any definition would risk excluding activities that might qualify.  Examples included sports and music camps, community engagement, internships, hosting conferences, and industry research.  Many of these activities are not even known to the Outreach Office, let alone administered by them.  The committee does not have a problem with this, but we agreed that there are advantages in at least tracking these activities.  Our goal would be to elevate and illuminate Penn State Outreach.

We discussed the possibility of a survey or inventory to identify outreach overall, possibly identifying someone at each campus that would know of the outreach activities there.  Tracy Huston identified Richard Smith in her office to help us design the inventory, with the help of Renata Engel and Chair Lisa.

Please see below for Tracy’s notes from the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30.

Andrew S. Freiberg, MD


April 24, 2018

Chair Mangel called the meeting to order at 8:32 AM.

Members Present: Timothy Eden, Renata Engel, Andrew Freiberg, Terry Harrison, Lisa Mangel

Members Absent: Dennis Calvin, Brad Garrett (student representative), Alex Hristov, Cristina Truica

I. Call to Order
II. Approval of the March 13th meeting minutes
III. Announcements

  1. Review of selected items from the Offices and Chairs meeting of the prior evening

 IV. Old Business

  1. World Campus report presentation

 V. New Business

  1. Expand view to activities beyond World Campus and Extension and determine the full range of PSU Outreach activities.

VI. Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 9:35 AM

Submitted by Terry Harrison


March 13, 2018

Vice Chair Harrison called the meeting to order at 8:35 AM.

Members Present: Timothy Eden, Renata Engel, Andrew Freiberg, Terry Harrison, Cristina Truica

Members Absent:  Dennis Calvin, Brad Garrett (student representative), Alex Hristov, Lisa Mangel

I. Call to Order
II. Approval of the January 23rd meeting minutes
III. Announcements

a. Review of selected items from the Offices and Chairs meeting of the prior evening

 IV. Old Business

a. Approval of the World Campus report

i. The World Campus report was unanimously approved and will be placed on the Senate agenda for the April 2018 meeting.  We will request 15 minutes for a presentation by Renata Engel, Interim Vice Provost for World Campus.

b. 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.

i. Vice Chair Harrison had a discussion with Senate Chair Woessner after the Officers and Chairs meeting regarding this item.  Chair Woessner indicated that he has discussions regarding this item and that it was no longer moot and so could be dropped.

V. New Business

a. Potential 2018-2019 issues for Senate Committee on Outreach

i. A suggestion was made to have Outreach expand its view to activities beyond World Campus and Extension and embrace the full range of PSU outreach activities.  A first step would be cataloging the activities at the campuses and colleges.  This concept will be further discussed at the April meeting.

b. Timeline for standing reports – World Campus, Penn State Extension

i. The committee recommends that the World Campus and Penn State Extension reports be submitted every two years, with Extension being submitted in the odd numbered years and World Campus being submitted in the even numbered years.

IV. ADJOURN

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m.

Submitted by Terry Harrison

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January 23, 2018

Members Present: Dennis Calvin, Timothy Eden, Renata Engel, Andrew Frieberg, Terry Harrison, Alex Hristov, Lisa Mangel

Members Absent:  Jill Eckert

Members accounted for: Brad Garrett (student representative–College of Agriculture), Cristina Truica

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Mangel called the meeting to order at 8:34 AM.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  December 5, 2017 minutes approved with no changes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

    1. Officers and Chairs meeting review

OLD BUSINESS

    1. Review of World Campus informational report structure and content. A draft will be distributed to the committee via email for comment. All comments will be due by 30 January 2018 at 8 a.m., so that the report may be submitted by 2 February for presentation at the March 2018 meeting of the Faculty Senate.

NEW BUSINESS

    1. Chair Mangel will contact Chair Woessner 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.

ADJOURN: The meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m.

Lisa Mangel
Terry Harrison
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December 5, 2017

Vice Chair Harrison called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM.

Members Present: Renata Engel, Terry Harrison, Brad Garrett (student representative–College of Agriculture), Alex Hristov

Members Absent:  Dennis Calvin, Jill Eckert, Timothy Eden, Lisa Mangel, Cristina Truica

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
17 October 2017 minutes approved with no changes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Officers and Chairs meeting review (no review as Outreach was not represented)

OLD BUSINESS:
Review of World Campus informational report structure and content. Final form decided. A draft will be distributed to the committee for feedback at the January Outreach meeting. The target date for presentation is March 2018.

NEW BUSINESS:
Discussion of a database of faculty interested in teaching in World Campus

ADJOURN
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 a.m.

Terry Harrison
Lisa Mangel
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October 17, 2017

Chair Mangel called the meeting to order at 8:34 AM.

Members Present: Dennis Calvin, Timothy Eden, Renata Engel, Terry Harrison, Lisa Mangel, Brad Garrett (student representative–College of Agriculture), Cristina Truica

Members Absent:  Jill Eckert, Alex Hristov

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:12 September 2017 minutes approved with no changes.
  3. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. Introductions
    2. Officers and Chairs meeting review
  4. OLD BUSINESS
    1. Review of World Campus informational report structure and content
  5. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Common elements and directions for faculty in teaching online
  6. ADJOURN

The meeting adjourned at 10:02 a.m.

Terry Harrison
Lisa Mangel
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September 12, 2017

Members Present: Timothy Eden, Renata Engel, Terry Harrison, Alex Hristov, Lisa Mangel, Brad Garrett (student representative–College of Agriculture)

Members Absent: Dennis Calvin, Jill Eckert, Cristina Truica

Chair Mangel called the meeting to order at 8:47 AM.

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

25 April 2017 minutes approved with no changes.

III. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Introductions
  2. Officers and Chairs meeting review

IV.OLD BUSINESS

  1. Review of World Campus reports from the 25 April 2017 meeting

V. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Discussion of 2017-2018 charges, especially A1.

VI. ADJOURN

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.

Terry Harrison
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