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Executive Committee

Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 12:00-1:30 pm

428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman (chair), Bill Maher, Bill Mischo, Lynne Rudasill, Lynn Wiley, Beth Woodard, Janis Johnston


1. Approval of the April 5 th meeting minutes.

Minutes were approved with one correction to the spelling of a name.


2. Question Time

a. A question was raised about the time frame for selection of reviewers for promotion cases. The P & T calendar was checked and the division coordinators will be reminded.


b. There was a question about a replacement for the Liberty Dial service. Paula will contact Beth Sandore and John Weible. The alternative of using the phone cards was discussed as was the problem of not being able to rely on the CITES 800 number. It was mentioned that Law is using AT&T successfully, and Paula will also relay that to the Systems Office as a possibility.


3. Promotion and Tenure cases

According to David Swanson, early promotion cases can be considered if the cases are really strong, and if the institution is in danger of losing the candidate to another institution. If the candidate is turned down, however, the library would have to build a different case for the following year. The candidates inquiring about early promotion will be informed of this important factor, with EC's recommendations. Paper preparers were selected for those candidates, should they decide to proceed, and evaluators were also selected for a promotion and tenure case.


4. Women's Portraiture

The Executive Committee brainstormed names to forward for the portraiture request.

Names suggested included:

Katherine Sharp

Albert Lee

Eleanor Blum

Marty Friedman

Sara de Mundo Lo

Marion Sparks

The burden to find photographs of these individuals will likely fall on the University Archives staff.


5. Spousal hire update

Beth Sandore will be contacting the candidate in the near future.


6. Number of Divisions discussion

The original intent of division structure was discussed, along with how they function now, and how we would like them to function in the future. This discussion will continue at the next meeting.