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Writer: Hayden Coombs
Brother Sid Palmer was recently announced as the college dean of the new College of Faculty Development and Undergraduate Research. The college, which is currently in the early stages of creation, may include a coordinating council that would include representation from each college.
"The purpose of what we are doing right now is to create a system which facilitates faculty professional activities and enhances collaboration across campus," said Brother Palmer. "We want to help faculty connect with others that have similar development goals."
During this early stage of development, Brother Palmer also expressed his desire for faculty to voice their opinions and ideas.
"We have a wide-open door. We want to hear your (the faculty) ideas and experiences that that could help improve both the student and faculty experience at BYU-Idaho."
Other responsibilities of the college include the Research & Creative Works Conference, Mentored Student Fund, and Thomas E. Ricks Grants. For more information regarding the College of Faculty Development and Undergraduate Research, faculty are encourage to attend a session of the Academic Discussion on Wednesday, November 13. The first session will begin at 11:30 am and the second at 2:00 pm. Both sessions will cover the same information and will be held in MC 176C.