Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research
(CIQR -- "seeker")*

January 15, 2000


Last semester, the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research (CIQR) pronounced "seeker") was officially ratified by the College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts' Graduate Council and by the Council of University Deans. The first meeting for this semester was held on Jan. 15, 2000. The Dean and fifteen faculty members from various departments within and outside of the College participated in the opening meeting. Discussion concerned membership, sub-committee formation and duties, Center events for the semester, and the Center's official name (the current name is tentative until our next meeting). Fred Evans of Philosophy was unanimously elected "Coordinator" for the Center.

We welcome and want to encourage everyone to participate (all our meetings will be open); but we are also requesting faculty to help us form a full complement for the Steering Committee and for the Center committees mentioned above.

We would also like for interested faculty to encourage their graduate students to participate in the Center. For those who do not already know about the Center, the proposal we submitted to the Faculty Council and to the Council of Deans is appended below: See “Proposal for Establishment of CIQR” under CIQR 1999-2000.