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November 26, 2007

1:30-3:00 p.m., 428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Chris Prom, Vice-Chair; John Wagstaff, Secretary, Tim Cole, Cindy Ingold, Bill Mischo, Michael Norman, Janice Pilch, Beth Woodard; Recording- Kim Matherly


1.   Review and approval of Minutes from November 12, 2007

Minutes were approved without amendment. Some items were suggested for addition to the Parking Lot.


2.   Question Time

      (i) A question was asked about the university’s procedure for closing campus this winter if weather conditions demanded it. Paula noted that normal procedure will be followed, just as it was in February 2007.

      (ii) Any news on the situation regarding rescission money? Paula reported that she has received no further information at this time.

      (iii) In answer to a question about this year’s tenure cases, it was noted that six out of seven cases are going forward.


3.   Rollback request

      Decision postponed pending receipt of further documentation.


4.   Library Services for the 21 st Century document

      The document is being discussed with the Divisions, and will also be on the agenda of a future Library Faculty meeting.


5.   Committee on Scholarly Communication

      There was extensive discussion of the document that had been circulated in advance, and several specific suggestions were made. A revised version of the document will be brought back to EC.  


6.   “Research Time” document

      The document will be edited, and revised version will be circulated to EC members for approval by e-mail.


[Items 7-9, on Entrepreneurial programs, the GA evaluation policy document, and the charge for the large-scale digitization working group, were postponed to a future meeting.]