Minutes of the Meeting
(Meeting #6)
January 12, 2011

Samford Hall, Room 107

Attending: Camille Barkley (for Deedie Dowdle), Sushil Bhavnani (Chair), Marcia Boosinger, Katelyn Boston, Raj Chaudhury, Drew Clark (SACS Liaison, ex-officio), Patricia Duffy, Charles Eick, Kathryn Flynn, Andy Gillespie, Constance Hendricks, Steve Inabinet, Kathryn Jarvis, Iryna Johnson, Margaret Marshall, Shirley Scott-Harris

The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m.

Minutes for the meeting dated December 1, 2010 (Meeting #5) were approved unanimously as submitted. (Motion: Gillespie; Second: Inabinet)

Dr. Bhavnani passed out a list of the members of the two subcommittees formed on December 1, 2010: the Survey Instrument Subcommittee (Boosinger, Boston, Eick [Co-Chair], Erath, Hecht [Co-Chair], Hendricks, Inabinet, Jarvis, Johnson) and the Call for Proposals/White Paper Subcommittee (Chaudhury, Flynn [Chair], Gillespie, Harris, Marshall, Scott-Harris, Weaver).

Dr. Eick presented preliminary results from the focus groups that were held in December with faculty, academic support staff, and students. Eight focus groups were held, with about 75 participants overall. The Survey Instrument Subcommittee will meet on January 19 to develop a survey instrument informed by the committee's research and the focus groups. The purpose of the survey will be to gain a deeper understanding of the broad areas in which a QEP topic might be successful and well-supported.

Dr. Bhavnani passed out a draft time line for the committee's remaining work (attached). There was general discussion of the sequence of tasks that need to be completed in order to develop the committee's final slate of recommended QEP projects.

Dr. Bhavnani passed out a draft FAQ list about the QEP (attached) for potential posting to the Auburn web site. The committee also viewed a similar list currently posted on the web site of Appalachian State University. The Office of Communications and Marketing will be responsible for posting and maintaining the SACS reaffirmation web site, including

The next committee meeting was scheduled for January 26, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the President's boardroom (107 Samford Hall).

There being no further business or discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

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