Responsibilities of Whitaker Center Membership
Responsibilities of membership are outlined in the Whitaker Center Proposal approved in 2004 by the Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the College of Education (COE), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the University President, the President’s Executive Cabinet, and the Board of Governors (BOG). Under this agreement all faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas including STEM education qualify for Whitaker Center faculty membership.
Membership is voluntary and verified by faculty Professional Development Plans (PDPs). All teaching, scholarship, and service activities listed in a faculty PDP that are related to STEM education and the goals of the Whitaker Center substantiate membership. Faculty are credited for contributing to the goals of their college, the Whitaker Center, and the University simultaneously.
The expectation outlined in this agreement is that all STEM education grant proposals will be submitted as Whitaker Center grants. This agreement does not extend to discipline specific research or educational research outside of the STEM areas.
Community members are encouraged to also seek community membership if their STEM activities align with the goals of the Whitaker Center.