October 29, 2010
Present: Paula Kaufman, chair; Paula Carns, Recording, Karen Hogenboom; JoAnn Jacoby, Bill Mischo; Chris Prom; Sarah Shreeves; Kim Matherly
1. 8:30am - Scott Walter-Assessment and Annual Reports
The Committee talked with Scott about the need to support library assessment. The Assessment Working Group doesn't have the resources to give specific assistance to individual faculty members or to create and run a robust assessment program. Also, the library has not had the capacity to follow up on assessment that has been done in the past, like LibQual. EC discussed possibly doing another internal search for the assessment position.EC also discussed software and IT solutions to make accessing management data and use statistics easier.
2. 9:00am -Mary Stuart - Paper preparation
There is unevenness in the quality and effectiveness of paper preparers' statements in the dossiers for untenured faculty. A major problem is that paper prepares fail to provide a disciplinary context for the candidate's research, which is extremely important as it is the role of faculty to make the strongest case possible for the untenured faculty member. Another problem is that paper preparers fail to meet deadlines. EC discussed creating a team of trained paper preparers who would write all the papers each year and review them as a group. The library could possibly provide some backfill for other responsibilities. The committee will continue to discuss.
3. Approve minutes from October 26
Deferred to the next meeting.
4. Question Time
The Committee discussed the issues that were brought up at the faculty meeting, including the problems faculty members pointed out about creating a standing search committee.
5. Committee Reviews
Deferred to another meeting.