The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. in the Lower Level
Conference Room at Madison Hall. In attendance were Ed Ayers, Ben
Ray, Harold Burbach, Rebecca Kneedler, Doris Glick, Ingrid Soudek,
George Cohen, Richard DeMong, Diane Snustad, Milton Adams and Mark
Haskins. Special guests were Sean Bryant, Student member of the
Board of Visitors, and Scott Sonenshein, undergraduate student.
Sean Bryant discussed the idea of student evaluation of
teaching by use of the World Wide Web. There was a question and
answer session regarding the proposed initiative. Mr. Bryant asked
if the faculty would be willing to invest in a project of this sort.
The Academic Affairs Committee agreed that this issue should run
parallel to the Committee's overall statement regarding the
evaluaiton of teaching.
Teaching Evaluation: It was decided that the Committee should
make a statement with a list of things the Committee thinks is
essential to a good faculty evaluation system and send it to the
Senate for feedback. There should be an accompaning opening
statement with the document.
The meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.