Library Executive Committee
June 13, 2008
12 - 1:30 pm, 428 Library
Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Michael Norman, Secretary; Tim Cole, Bill Mischo, John Wagstaff, Janice Pilch
There is some confusion about the process for units to change from one division to another. Individuals are members of a division and divisions are made up of units that serve departments.
EC will be sending their comments regarding the AULs in the near future.
We need a process for the way space is assigned. Several people have asked about the space that Afro-Americana will be vacating.
There was a question about digital resources. Campus is setting up a committee to discuss digitizing. Paula will chair the committee that will be making recommendations.
Minutes were approved.
Preface was approved with a change in the deadline date.
A screening committee was suggested.
This was approved.
Still no word on the budget. At the July Board of Trustees meeting, they will be voting on a new utilities fee for all the units on campus. The Provost asked the Deans to each submit a white paper on things that will reinvent the University and provide opportunities for excellence. The list of white papers are as follows:
Research and Infrastructure Improvement
Space management - Lanesskog
A new way forward for the next green revolution - Easter
Information to manage water, food and energy - Unsworth
Re-envisioning the campus: encouraging active participation in sustainability - Graves
Establishing a significant Illinois presence in Chicago - DeBrock
The Illinois digitization initiative - Kaufman
Serving e-science and e-scholarship: new models for the University Library - Kaufman
Branding Illinois' research - Kaufman
Efficiency and Process Improvement
A faculty study abroad banking system - Brustein
Financial sustainability and deficits - Andrechak
Integrated student services - Watkins
Rethinking our approach to process improvement - Lanesskog
Improving visa and permanent residency procedures - DeBrock
Graduate tuition waiver policy - Wheeler
Improving Academic Quality
Expanding professional development for future scientists - DeBrock
Re-envisioning teaching, research, and public service - Emanuel
Using student mentoring initiatives to improve large scale gen ed course delivery - DeBrock
Improving the undergraduate experience through curriculum coorination in foundation years - DeBrock
Sustaining Excellence in Human Capital
Right-sizing the institution - Watkins
Strengthening community and loyalty in the faculty - Watkins
Stakeholder alignment maps - Cutcher-Gershenfeld
The Illinois attitude - Brubaker
Council of deans student advisory council - Yates
Achieving our commitment, enacting our values - Korr
Intrapreneurship Illinois initiative - Pena-Mora
Breakthrough knowledge and innovation - Kalantzis
Re-envisioning the faculty excellence program - Watkins
The Provost is expecting the deans to engage faculty in these different issues.
Can't do anything permanent until we have the budget. Could fill as a visiting position.
Deferred to another meeting.
Deferred to another meeting.