LIBRARY FACULTY MEETING
Date: March 16, 2011
Location: 126 GSLIS
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Call to Order
Adoption of the Agenda - Paula Kaufman
Approval of Minutes - Paula Kaufman
Remembrance of Jing Liao - Jane Block
Introductions - Paula Kaufman (5 min)
Report of the University Librarian - Paula Kaufman (15 min)
Executive Committee Discussion Items - David Ward (30 min)
1. - David Ward
EC, FRC, and PTAC are investigating ways to provide more consistent evaluative feedback for tenure track faculty, particularly in the areas of research and service. The tentative, draft proposal under discussion involves having PRCs shift to a more mentoring-focused role, writing only the librarianship evaluations for their candidate, and having PTAC and FRC provide the evaluative write-ups for research and service for all candidates. EC's role would be to look at all write-ups and compose the overall evaluative statement for all candidates.
a. What is the best way for FRC and PTAC to provide consistent, objective evaluative feedback to tenure track candidates?
b. What should this feedback consist of in addition to scores?
2. - David Ward
EC has been discussing the current divisional structure in light of the New Service Model reports and staffing movements over the past few years. EC would like the advice of the faculty on how the current structure is working and how it might be improved.
a. How does the current divisional structure fit current working models and practices?
b. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current divisional structure?
c. What changes (if any) should be made to improve or enhance the library's organizational structure?
Parliamentary Procedure Presentation - Al Kagan, Bill Maher (25 min)
Presentation on the nature of the construction, use, and approval of agendas, and relation to parliamentary practice in library faculty meetings.
Ad Hoc Items:
Lightning Presentations - none