EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

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Town Meeting

March 12, 2002

Summary:

ESLARP held an Open Town Meeting on March 12 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in room 322 Noble Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to bring the ESLARP family together on campus to share information and formulate agenda items for the April retreat. Those in attendance were:

ESLARPians:
Paul Adams, Chair, Executive Committee
Cyndi Geerdes, Co-Chair, Executive Committee
Varkki George, Executive Committee
Gary Kesler, Executive Committee
Bob Selby, Director, ESLARP
Bruce Wicks, Executive Committee
Vicki Eddings, Project Administrative Coordinator
Deanna Koenigs, Project Technology Coordinator
Jorge Coelho, Community Technology Coordinator
Craig Miller, Community Design Specialist
Andrew Theising, Director, NTAC
Latonya Webb, Community Planner
Theresa Krief, NTAC intern
Jassen Johnson, Outreach Weekend Assistant
Janni Sorensen, Instructor, UP 378/Neighborhood Planning Assistant

Invited guests:
Osman Ataman, ESLARP faculty fellow
Lynne Dearborn, Architecture faculty
Stacy Harwood, ESLARP faculty fellow
Laura Lawson, ESLARP faculty fellow
Martin Wolske, ESLARP faculty fellow
Richard Posner, Art and Design faculty
Leanne Courson, Development Director

As a result of the two hour meeting the following items were identified as possible discussion topics for ESLARP's April retreat.

  1. Overall coordination of grants - future needs - sources - gaps
  2. Outcome measures - funding climate - what measures to use - Involve residents and students in evaluation
  3. Enhance visual, and cultural literacy of the program
  4. Get classes to work with each other (in sequence not necessarily at the same time)
  5. Sharing info - access to archive - visual info missing/not accessible - digital models of ESL/ feedback to website web committee
  6. Marketing - annual report - broader representation of stories - local and national visibility
  7. City of ESL website
  8. More transparent procedures - easier to get to know
  9. More student involvement in NTAC - internship - action research
  10. Better delegation of tasks - use students more - class volunteers
  11. Help community partners market themselves - non-profit coordinator
  12. Make objectives at all levels - youth involvement
  13. Broaden campus participation

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Last modified: 19 March 2002, Deanna Koenigs

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