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Faculty Meeting Agenda 03-16-2011



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Date: March 16, 2011

Location: 126 GSLIS

Time: 3pm - 4:30pm

Call to Order


Standing Items:

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.      PRC/FRC/PTAC Proposed Procedure Changes - 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. 


Discussion Questions

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.      Divisional Structure Discussion - 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.


Discussion Questions

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?



Old Business:



New Business:


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