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Executive Committee Minutes February 1, 2011



Feb 1, 2011


Present:  Paula Kaufman, chair; David Ward, vice-chair; Paula Carns, Karen Hogenboom, JoAnn Jacoby, Bill Mischo, Sarah Shreeves

Absent: Chris Prom, Greg Youngen

Guests: Lynne Rudasill, Jennifer Teper

1.      Discussion with Chairs of PTA and FRC - Lynne Rudasill, Jennifer Teper

a.     Continuing discussions about the seeming conflicting roles of Peer Review Committees as both evaluators and mentors, EC met with Lynne Rudasill (PTA chair) and Jennifer Teper (FRC chair) to discuss the possible roles of PTA, FRC, EC, and PRCs in mentoring and evaluating untenured librarians. Lynne and Jennifer will work with Bill and David to draft a proposal, aiming to have it prepared for discussion at the 3/16 faculty meeting.

b.     Lynne and Jennifer also will review our current Promotion and Tenure Statement, which has not been updated since 2000.

2.      Minutes of the January 20 and 24 meetings were approved with changes.

3.      Question Time

a.     Strategic Planning: the plan will not be a "full-blown" long-term plan but rather will focus on the next 2-4 years, highlighting strategic directions and initiatives. The aim is to complete the plan by the end of June 2011. The strategic planning effort will be discussed at the next faculty meeting.

b.     Concern about the diminishing number of attendees at faculty meetings was expressed. EC will discuss how to engage faculty in discussions about important issues as well as about how to keep faculty better informed.

4.      Peer Review Committee assignments were made to replace PRC members on two committees.

5.   Emeritus status

All recommendations were approved.


6.      Reference Implementation Charge

EC approved the charge.