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Appendix E: QEP Steering Committee Meeting Summaries

Date
 
Meeting Type
 
Description

 
17-Feb-05
 
General Committee
 
Kick-off meeting to give overview of SACS Accreditation and developing the rationale for civic engagement; review proposed workplan.

 
9-Mar-05
 
General Committee
 
Discussion on Campus Compact, develop rationale for civic engagement, and identifying learning outcomes.

 
13-Apr-05
 
Consultant Meeting
 
Initial meeting and discussion with SACS consultant, Dr. Gerald Lord, regarding current state of QEP.

 
16-Jun-05
 
Consultant Meeting
 
Meeting with consultant, Ephraim Schechter, to discuss QEP assessment.

 
20-Jun-05
 
General Committee
 
Discussion on meeting with Dr. Schechter, defining community-based research, identifying programs/initiatives and faculty to begin developing QEP.

 
7-Jul-05
 
Conference Call
 
Discussion with Trisha Thorme at Princeton University to learn about the structure of the Community-Based Learning Initiative.

 
15-Jul-05
 
Institutional Visit
 
Maryana visited with UPenn staff regarding the structure of the Center for Community Partnerships.

 
19-Jul-05
 
Assessment Subcommittee
 
Initial discussions with key faculty regarding community-based research and learning outcomes.

 
20-Jul-05
 
Conference
 
Maryana, Robin, and Mac gave a presentation on Rice QEP at Regional Campus Compact Conference.

 
24-Jul-05
 
Conference
 
Maryana attended SACS Quality Enhancement Institute in Orlando, FL.

 
27-Jul-05
 
Assessment Subcommittee
 
Discussion regarding assessment measures and models.

 
4-Aug-05
 
Conference Call
 
Discussion with Vicki Stocking of Duke University regarding the structure of the Duke Research Service-Learning Program.

 
10-Aug-05
 
General Committee
 
Updates on presentations and meetings with peer schools, assessment, current status of QEP, and creation of subcommittees.

 
26-Aug-05
 
Conference Call
 
Discussion with Dr. Lord on the QEP evaluation process and update on progress of Rice QEP.

 
30-Aug-05
 
Alumni/Community Outreach Subcommittee
 
Discuss coordinating community and alumni outreach/involvement in order to identify community partners for first set of projects.

 
31-Aug-05
 
Assessment Subcommittee
 
Discussion on QEP collaboration with The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance.

 
12-Sep-05
 
General Committee
 
Update on conference call with Dr. Lord, The Boniuk Center, Assessment Model, Alumni/Community Outreach, QEP Lead Evaluators, and conference calls with peer schools.

 
19-Sep-05
 
Conference Call
 
Discussion with Dr. Weigert of Georgetown University regarding the structure of Center for Social Justice and how the program is run as well as addressed any problematic issues.

 
5-Oct-05
 
Faculty Advisory Group
 
Discussion with key faculty regarding their experiences with community-based research and learning outcomes.

 
13-Oct-05
 
General Committee
 
Discuss conference call with Georgetown, meeting with key faculty, review assessment timeline, begin discussion of proposed QEP infrastructure and budget, and review QEP draft document.

 
19-Oct-05
 
Faculty Advisory Group
 
Discussion and definition of learning outcomes.

 
21-Oct-05
 
Assessment Subcommittee
 
Develop a timeline for the QEP draft and assignment segments of the Draft to other members to coordinate and write.

 
24-Oct-05
 
Assessment Subcommittee
 
Discussion with Office of Institutional Research regarding the pros and cons of different surveys and to determine which assessment tools for the QEP.

 
24-Oct-05
 
Student Advisory Group
 
Rice Student Volunteer Program meeting. General membership meeting and social event. Basic outline of the QEP and discussion.

 
25-Oct-05
 
Student Advisory Group
 
CIC Service Council meeting. Presidents of all student service organizations advised by the CIC. Basic outline of the QEP and discussion.

 
26-Oct-05
 
Staff Advisory Group
 
Meeting with a small group of staff members who have participated in co-curricular service with students. Representatives from Fondren Library, Development, Nanotechnology, Career Services Center, and Student Activities. Discussion on their experiences working with students and suggestions on assessment of secondary outcomes.

 
27-Oct-05
 
Student Advisory Group
 
Creation of the QEP Undergraduate Panel which consists of five undergraduate student leaders (plus our undergraduate committee member, Jason Lee) who have had experiences both with Leadership Rice and some aspect of the Community Involvement Center. Students will be small-group facilitators for future sessions with the general undergraduate population.

 
29-Oct-05
 
Institutional Visit
 
Robin visited with Stanford University staff regarding the HAAS Center for Public Service.

 
3-Nov-05
 
Assessment Subcommittee
 
Discussion regarding peer institutions and what we have learned.

 
3-Nov-05
 
Assessment Subcommittee
 
Discussion with the Provost regarding the academic program component of the QEP.

 
3-Nov-05
 
Faculty Advisory Group
 
Discussion of learning outcomes and assessment protocol.

 
3-Nov-05
 
Student Advisory Group
 
Mac and Jason discussed with Student Advisory Group which student group leaders and organizations to target in order to begin discussions about the QEP.

 
8-Nov-05
 
Alumni/Community Outreach Subcommittee
 
Preparation meeting for community partners meetings who are interested in learning about the QEP and would like to participate in community-based research.

 
9-Nov-05
 
Alumni/Community Outreach Subcommittee
 
Meeting # 1 with community partners who are interested in learning about the QEP and would like to participate in community-based research.

 

14-Nov-05


 

Student Advisory Group


 
Mac and Matt met with two students from the Student Advisory Group and Student Association President James Lloyd to talk about ways to inform students about the QEP.

 
15-Nov-05
 
Alumni/Community Outreach Subcommittee
 
Meeting # 2 with community partners who are interested in learning about the QEP and would like to participate in community-based research.

 
15-Nov-05
 
General Committee
 
Briefing on Community Partner Meetings #1 and #2 and updates on QEP Draft document, Student Advisory Group meetings, and discussion regarding measuring assessment outcomes.

 
16-Nov-05
 
Alumni/Community Outreach Subcommittee
 
Meeting # 3 with community partners who are interested in learning about the QEP and would like to participate in community-based research.

 
21-Nov-05
 
Conference Call
 
Discussion with Jackie Schmidt-Posner of Stanford University to learn about the structure of the HAAS Center for Public Service.

 
2-Dec-05
 
Conference Call
 
Discussion with staff from the University of Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns to learn about its structure and programs.

 
3-Dec-05
 
Conference
 
Matt attended the SACS-COC Annual Meeting to learn more about SACS' perspective on the QEP.

 
7-Dec-05
 
General Committee
 
Review QEP Draft document, briefing on SACS-COC Annual Meeting, briefing on Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns, and update on faculty/student meetings.

 
8-Dec-05
 
Faculty Advisory Group
 
Discussion of QEP learning outcomes, instructional strategies, and assessment protocol.

 
19-Jan-06
 
General Committee
 
Review the QEP Draft document and develop timeline for distribution to SACS and other constituents.

 
27-Jan-06
 
Student Advisory Group
 
Develop plan for open student forum scheduled for Feb. 8 4-5 p.m.; Student Advisory Group will present QEP to the Student Association on Jan. 30.

 
30-Jan-06
 
Student Advisory Group
 
Mac and QEP Undergraduate Panel made QEP presentation at the Student Association general meeting.

 
3-Feb-06
 
Student Advisory Group
 
Mac and QEP Undergraduate Panel discussed speaking format and talking points for the student open forum.

 
8-Feb-06
 
Student Advisory Group
 
Campus-Wide Open Forum; purpose is to raise awareness about the QEP and how it will impact academic careers at Rice; forum to include faculty guest speakers involved with community-based research.

 

14-Feb-06
 


 

General Committee


 

Review QEP Draft document and discuss agenda and who should be present for SACS On-site Visit in April.