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Meeting 6 Agenda

March 13, 2013

1. Campus Lab Survey (Lisa Erwin, VCSL)
2. International Faculty (Rudy Perrault, SFA UCT, Music)
a. Review of Comments on Student Evaluations (3 attachments: June 2012 memo
from CCT to LT, Text from EVCAA, Summary of work of this issue)
b. Mentoring of probationary faculty
3. SEM Action Plans (see separate email from Mary Keenan forwarded to CCT members by
Susana. For discussion and feedback)
4. Other




VCSL and Dean of Students Lisa Erwin presented results from a Spring 2012 Campus Lab Survey. This survey was sent to a random sample of UMD undergraduates with students of color over sampled because of their low response rate in previous surveys. The survey covered several topics including questions about the campus climate. Dr. Erwin presented the campus climate survey results and provided CCT and UCT members access to the survey results and her recommendations. The survey results prompted a discussion on the process and outcome of reporting incidents. Dr. Erwin will follow up on several suggestions. CCT members were reminded that the four Commissions will sponsor a Campus Forum on April 4 on UMD’s reporting protocol.

A year ago, the CCT raised the issue of Student Evaluations with sexist, racist, homophobic and other hateful comments directed at the instructor. Concerns about Student Evaluation comments directed at international faculty members were discussed. The language addressing this issue from the EVCAA’s office and the discrepancy between the writtenprotocol for administering Student Evaluations and the actual practice were also discussed. Recommendations will be drafted for CCT review. A question about promotion and tenure rates for international faculty vs those of non-international faculty was raised. Campus data will be sent to CCT members.

Susana Pelayo Woodward, CCT Co-Chair, presented SEM action plans for the enrollment goals for international students and for students of color. She asked for comments before the next CCT meeting (April 3) so feedback can be sent to Mary Keenan, SEM Co-Chair.

Announcements included the Clayton Jackson McGhie annual dinner and the Graduate and Professional School Fair.

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