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February 27, 2006

1:30-3:00 pm

428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman-chair, Lynne Rudasill-vice-chair, Chris Prom-secretary, Jane Block, Tim Cole, Cindy Ingold, Kathleen Kluegel, Nancy O'Brien, Kim Reynolds-recording


1.        Review and approval of minutes from February 13 (am), February 13, 2006 (pm)

Minutes were approved with slight changes.


2.        Question Time

The committee had a lengthy and complex discussion concerning what Paula had learned in her talks with Betsy Kruger and Rod Allen in regards to the UGL Head position and regarding the appointment process. She relayed her decision and an announcement will be going out.


Some issues about P&T came up in regards to Communication 9 and how campus interprets it. Specifically, should a candidate's research statement be sent out to reviewers along with their cv and publications. Tim Cole has been pursuing this with Peg Rawles and will report back after talking to her again. It was determined that no changes would be made with this year's candidates.


Two other confidential items were discussed.


3.        Tenure rollback requests

Both requests were approved. Paula will write letters to the Provost asking for the rollbacks.


4.        Process to fill position requests

Deferred to next meeting.


5.        NEVP guidelines changes

The changes were approved by the Committee and will be brought before the Faculty for discussion.


6.        Procedure to Evaluate AULs

Deferred to next meeting.


7.        Honorary Degree Nominations

We don' t have anyone to nominate at this time.


8.        Strategic planning process/next steps

Deferred to next meeting.


9.        Change of name for the Illinois Historical Survey

The Committee unanimously voted to change the name to Illinois History and Lincoln Collections.