CLP Committee
Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2013

Committee members present: Nelsen, Joiner, Sloan, The, Turner, Lipsey (student), Barron (ex-officio)and McFadden (non-voting resource)

Chair Nelsen called the meeting to order at 2:31 pm. The minutes from the February 4th meeting were approved.

CLP Voting

The following CLP’s were approved by consent/vote:
Theology in a Time of War: An Argument for Why Christians Shouldn’t and Should Be Pacifists
Gang Violence, Globalization and El Salvador
Furman Singers Home Concert 2013
Value Added: Objects for Sale and Saving

The following CLP’s were approved after discussion
Girl Talk: A Look at Domestic Violence
How Should Whites Be Involved in the Fight Against Racism? Part Two

The following CLP’s were sent back to the author for revision
Jeff Jensen Artist Talk – There was no description of the event so the committee did not know what to
                                        expect at the event, and there was no date for the program.
Black Girl Lost – include detailed program notes

Chair’s Report

Nelsen reported the CLP, partially sponsored by Teach for America, went well

Nelsen reported the Housing Office was responsible for taking down CLP posters that were not stamped by someone in the department, even though the poster contained an academic department logo or CLP approval. According to Brad Harmon, this was the Housing policy. Although it may not be the most beneficial or practical policy, Nelsen agreed to follow it.

Nelsen reported he fielded questions from faculty members concerned about the presumed drop in the number of CLP’s approved by the committee this year. At this point we do not have empirical evidence to decide the issue.

A discrepancy does exist between the number of proposals reviewed by the committee and the number of proposals approved. The committee discussed the issue and agreed that the discrepancy is accounted for by system testing (each test received an ID number) and a few proposals sent back for revision that never came back to the committee. It was not due to the CLP committee’s rejection of proposals. No proposals have been denied to date this year.

Chair Nelsen adjourned the meeting at 2:59 pm.

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