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Executive Committee Minutes 07-22-2013

Executive Committee                       



July 22, 2013


308 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman, chair; Chris Prom, vice-chair; Sarah Shreeves, secretary; Mary, Laskowski, Nancy O’Brien, Carissa Phillips, Lynne Rudasill, David Ward; Recording-Kim Matherly



1.                  Approve minutes from July 8
Minutes were approved by a motion from Lynne Rudasill, seconded by Mary Laskowski.
2.                 Question Time
EC discussed the questions raised after discussion of the PRC document at the faculty meeting. One question was what to do if your unit head is giving you a hard time about taking research time and what the PRC’s role should be. Paula suggested that they should first try to talk to their unit head about the issue, but that they could talk to their PRC about the issue and get their advice. She also suggested that they should talk to the University Librarian about the issue. Paula noted that she asks each tenure-track faculty member, when she meets with them each year, if they are getting enough time for research.
Lynne and Carissa will finalize the PRC document and get a copy back to EC.
EC talked about space issues in the main Library building.
Lynne wanted to acknowledge what a great job the people in DCC did with her visitors this past week. They were clear and patient and did a fantastic job explaining what they do.
3.                 AULs agenda for August 5 meeting
a.     Sue Searing wants to give a Strategic Plan update.
b.     Orientation for new UL
c.     NSM process
4.                 Personnel issue
Waiting for a request from the Division.
5.                 NSM Coordinator and their role, if any
Do we need a coordinator and what should that role be? Who will implement the NSMs? EC will discuss this with the AULs at the next meeting.
6.                 July 23 meeting with the Provost

EC discussed strategies for the July 23rd meeting with the Provost.