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Executive Committee Minutes 10-07-2013

Executive Committee



October 7, 2013


428 Library


Present – John Wilkin, chair; Bill Mischo, vice-chair; John Wagstaff, secretary; Tim Cole, Mary Laskowski, Carissa Phillips, Chris Prom, Nancy O’Brien, Jennifer Teper; Visitors – Beth Namachchivaya, Sue Searing, Tom Teper; Recording – Kim Matherly


1.        2:30-3- AULs

  1. a.  Prioritize positions from the hiring plan

The AULs worked with EC to prioritize the faculty positions and suggest search committee Members
2.        Approve Minutes from September 30
The minutes were approved by a motion from Mary Laskowski, seconded by Nancy O’Brien.
3.        Question Time
EC discussed whether or not it was appropriate to take decisions on issues brought to its meetings by visitors when those visitors were still present. It was decided that it was not.  
Where are we with inviting speakers? A document was approved in October 2012 regarding the responsibilities for inviting a speaker. Kim will send the document out to the committee. Chris volunteered to send out a call for speakers at least quarterly. Bill has been working on updating the position request form. Some changes were suggested, and Bill will incorporate these   and send the document to EC before posting it on the EC website.
Bill will also send out the call for positions for the February Hiring Plan, with a deadline of November 8.
EC also discussed the merits of hiring at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels in regards to attracting the greatest number of diverse individuals.
4.        Library Membership of Other Organizations
EC looked at the list of organizations in which the Library is a member. John Wilkin discussed a few organizations in which the Library is not currently a member and asked for feedback from the committee.
5.        Search Committee Recommendations for Faculty Searches
This was discussed during the time the AULs were at the meeting.
6.        Provide clear guidance on what is reasonable for Library faculty to do in terms of teaching

The University’s “Payment for teaching credit courses” document spells this out very clearly. It was suggested that John Wilkin remind the faculty, at an upcoming faculty meeting, about some of the points in the document.