December 11, 2012 Faculty Agenda

Topics for Tuesday, December 11th

(11:30am – 1:00pm)



  • Discussion of Fall 2012 – semester
    • What went well
    • What can we improve


  • Revised Comprehensive / e-Portfolio (See Revised Comprehensive Exam and Rubric for Grading)


  • Oakdale Symposium – January 15 6-7:30pm


  • January Semi-Annual Meeting (Wednesday, January 23 5-7pm)
    • Proposed presentations
      • Christine’s presentation of an example e-Portfolio
      • Christian Collins showing students how to navigate the DLIS-l archive on the listserv
      • Dropping the ‘new’ comprehensive exam


  • Review Administrative Calendar for Spring & Summer 2013 (See Administrative Calendar)
    • Meeting dates (Tuesdays, 11am-1pm)
      • January 8
      • January 15 (tentative – if needed)
      • January 22 (or January 23 WEDNESDAY – evening is the Spring meeting with students)
      • February 5
      • February 19
      • March 5 (Mid-Semester meeting)
      • March 19
      • April 3
      • April 16
      • April 30
      • May 17 (FRIDAY – Full Day meeting)


  • Budget Review


  • Grant Opportunities
    • One possibility (See Claire Byrne’s e-mail below)

This NEH program provides funding for summer workshops at historical sites.  Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and contact our office ASAP if you would like to apply.  Applications must be in the OGSR at least 4 business days before the deadline, or 6 business days if you need university cost sharing, to allow for proper signatures and final processing.

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers Grant


Full Announcement:






The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and related subjects in the humanities. Each workshop is offered twice during the summer. Workshops accommodate forty school teachers (NEH Summer Scholars) at each one-week session. The goals of the workshops are to • increase knowledge and appreciation of subjects, ideas, and places significant to American history and culture through humanities reading and site study; • build communities of inquiry and provide models of civility and of excellent scholarship and teaching; • provide teachers with expertise in the use and interpretation of historical sites and of material and archival resources; and • encourage historical and cultural sites to develop greater capacity for professional development programs.

NEH Landmarks Workshops are held at or near sites important to American history and culture (for example, presidential residences or libraries; colonial-era settlements; major battlefields; historic districts; parks and preserves; sites of key economic, social, political, and constitutional developments; and places associated with major writers, artists, and musicians). Applicants should make a compelling case for the historical significance of the site(s), the material resources available for use, and the ways in which the site(s) will enhance the workshop.


Funding: $180,000  – In the last five competitions the Landmarks for American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers program received an average of 58 applications. The program made an average of twenty awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 34 percent.


Deadline: March 5, 2013


Sponsor: NEH – National Endowment for the Humanities


Numbers: 20130305-BH & CFDA 45.163 —  Promotion of the Humanities Professional Development