In the institution at large, I have recently served on the Institutional Effectiveness Council (member 2011-2013). Minutes for IEC meetings can be found in the Strategic Priority Councils dashboard (under the Employee tab in MyPage). I assisted at several events as part of my service on this Council, especially two conversations on inclusion (November 2, 2012 and March 13, 2013). I also advocated for thinking about how the Strategic Priority Councils would communicate their work to the larger College community, as well as how they would interface with existing working bodies. That work remains ongoing.

I joined the APAFT committee (Katerina Salini, chair) last year, following my completion of service as a faculty leader. The committee has been undertaking a revision and harmonizing of the tenure document and the faculty evaluation document. This work is difficult and seems at times to be unceasing. Recently, I agreed to serve on the newly formed eLearning Task Force (Ryan Hobbs and Adam Dastrup, co-chairs), which aims to address a host of policy and practice issues affecting eLearning. I have agreed to be the designated lead in addressing eLearning issues in the faculty evaluation process. For instance, many academic deans and faculty peers feel ill equipped to evaluate teaching in an online course; sometimes, when a faculty teaches a load in more than one modality (face to face, hybrid, online), the peers and/or AD will opt to observe just the face to face courses, and so forth. My service on the APAFT committee means that we can address the  eLearning Task Force’s concerns, which will improve the faculty evaluation document. We anticipate completion of both projects–the eLearning Task Force work on the faculty evaluation process, and the APAFT revision/harmonizing project–by the end of this academic year.

Please let me know if you need further evidence of my service in these settings.