Minutes from the Meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014
Present: Pattie Dillon, Randolph Hollingsworth, Cheryl Caskey, Megan Mummey, Allison Hunt, Angela Ash, Sara Price, Lorie Maltby
1. Conference date and title: No decision was made regarding a finalized title for the conference, although the theme will be civil rights. Saturday, October 11, was identified as a tentative date for the conference to be held at Spalding University. Once a date is finalized, a suggestion was made to contact the Muhammad Ali Center as possible reception location.
2. Committee assignments:
- Conference Program and Speakers Committee – Pattie and Cheryl
- Conference Location and Logistics Committee – Jake and Angela
- Papers and Awards Committee – Allison and Randolph
- Nominating Committee – Lorie and Megan
- Funding and Finance Committee – Alana and Sara
3. Discussion of National Archives and University of Kentucky partnership: Randolph provided an overview of the partnership and discussion followed regarding ways to highlight the partnership at the conference. Possible suggestions included: publicizing the partnership with the conference and/or providing a break-out session focused on the partnership.
4. Discussion of panel: Cheryl offered to ask Dr. Tracy K’Meyer to serve on the panel. A suggestion was made to ask Dr. K’Meyer if she would also invite Drs. Eric Jackson and Cate Fosl. Randolph suggested that once speakers are confirmed, they can meet to decide what they will discuss for the panel and come up with a title.
5. Discussion of sessions: A suggestion was made to dedicate a break-out session on best practices for online history instruction. A possible panel could include Dr. Linda Levstik (curriculum design) and Sarah Milligan (KY Oral History Commission). Information for Dr. Levstik may be found at http://education.uky.edu/EDC/content/faculty-linda-levstik. Information for the new civil rights oral history website Sarah is working on may be found at http://kymediabank.com/.
6. Discussion of luncheon speakers: A suggestion was made to invite individuals who had been involved in the civil rights movement to speak at lunch. For example, Senator Georgia Powers, Mattie Jones or/ and Suzy Post; possibly Dr. Fosl or Dr. K’Meyer could invite the luncheon speakers.
7. Grant submission: Once a date and speakers for the conference are finalized, Pattie will submit a grant to the Kentucky Humanities Council. To ensure funding availability, the grant should be submitted by the end of February.
8. Next meeting: The next meeting will be face-to-face on Spalding’s campus in order to tour the facility.