University of Virginia General Faculty Council (GFC)
Minutes: June 12, 2001 12:30-2:00 PM, Room 481 Newcomb
Members Present:Mary Abouzeid, Frank Butros, Chuck Callaghan, Donal Day, Joe Gieck, Carol Hunter, Bill Keene, Lotta Lofgren, Jan Redick, Max Salinas, Ellie Wilson
Members Absent: Jann Balmer, Rosie Dunn, James Freeman, Aaron Laushway, Maurice Lipper, Barbara Millar, Lynda White
The meeting was chaired by Frank Butros
Frank Butros also reported that he had been contacted by Colette Sheehy to have a Gen-Fac representative to work with Tom Gausvik and Anda Webb on the new reward and recognition policy. A general discussion followed on the following points related to this award: (1) is this award for classified staff only, or does it include general faculty?; and (2) are funds available to make the award meaningful? To avoid rambling speculation, the Chair asked the members to wait until he has met with Tom Gausvik and Anda Webb on this matter.
3. Committee Reports:
Faculty Information Technology Skills Task Force Ė Carol Hunter. The Final Report of the Faculty Information Technology Skills Task Force completed in May has been presented to the Dean's Technology Council. An executive summary of this report will be submitted to the new Dean for addition to his
agenda. The Task Force has recommended that the "Provost's Office establish a standing committee, composed of representatives from ITC, Alderman Library, and major academic units including the College of Arts and Sciences
and the School of Engineering. This advisory committee should be charged with oversight of all information technology resources relevant to the mission of the
4. Other reports and new business:
Mary Abouzeid reported on the results of her initial contact with Student Techies to provide assistance with the General Faculty Council website. After viewing the site, Paul Doherty (director) indicated that the site was in fairly good shape, but he had some suggestions for improvement; such as adding the new UVA logo, etc. Building on discussions in prior council meetings, it was decided that we do want to have our photographs on the website, along with relevant bio information and contact information for each council member. Jan Redick will contact Student Techies for information on continuing this process. Frank Butros will check out whether medical photography can take digital photos of council members.
Frank Butros initiated a preliminary discussion of the "goals and objectives" of the General Faculty Council. A handout which he had prepared (attached) provided specific criteria of "objectives" vs "goals", and will serve as a guideline as the council defines its own goals/objectives in upcoming months.
A discussion about future meetings resulted in the decision to meet in July of this year, but not to have a meeting in August.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 PM.
NEXT MEETING: July 10, 2001 12:30 PM Room 389, Newcomb Hall
Submitted by: Jan Redick
We frequently hear the words goal and objectives used interchangeably. However,
OBJECTIVES are statements that meet the eight criteria listed below, while
GOALS are statements that are neither time-oriented nor precise in terms of specific measurable outcome. Goals are statements of general direction.
GOAL: To be the leader in cancer research.
OBJECTIVE: By the year 2010, we will have a protocol to treat 95% of all forms of cancer.
CRITERIA OF SOUNDLY CONCEIVED OBJECTIVES
Valid objectives possess eight common characteristics: