Meeting Minutes

Outreach


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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