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February 16, 1998
David Gies, Chair of the Committee on Research and Scholarship,
called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. in 110 Peabody Hall. In
attendance were Paul Cantor, Julian Connolly, Dan Larson, Susan
McKinnon, Barbara Parker, Craig Slingluff, Marti Snell, Houston Wood,
Guest: Edward Gutauskas, Director of Dining Services
Mr. Gies gave the Committee an update on the progress being made
on the faculty center and common grounds initiatives.
Mr. Gies introduced Edward Gutauskas, who attended the meeting to
discuss food services for a new dining facility. Mr. Gustauskas
discussed some ideas regarding where a dining facility might be
located. Mr. Gustauskas asked the Committee members what kinds of
food and food service would be desirable. Most said they would like
something unique, with a relatively small menu, consisting of
interesting foods. Suggestions were made, such as two soup
selections, maybe 4 prepared salads, 4 sandwiches, two entrees,
crusty breads, hot and cold beverages, and a desert. These items
would change daily, and the group would like the food delivered to
tables, rather than cafeteria-style service.
The subcommittee that is working on the programming phase of the
Committee's report to the Faculty Senate on December 3, 1997, needs
to start working on some budget projections for implementing
programs. The members of this subcommittee: Marti Snell, Paul
Cantor, Julian Connolly and Barbara Parker will continue to work on
this issue. Mr. Gies and Mr. Ramazani will continue to work with
deans for support to help finance programming.
In addressing new business, Mr. Gies said the Research and
Scholarship Committee needs to look at the way sesqui applications
are granted in the various departments/schools at the University. If
there are published guidelines, they need to be reviewed, and
questions, such as are sesqui granted equitably among the schools,
should be explored. Dan Larson agreed to lead a subcommittee that
will study sesqui applications.
The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.