April 10, 2017 Meeting of Executive Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

April 10, 20179:00 am - 10:30 am 428 Main Library

Agenda Details


1. Approve minutes from March 27
2. Question Time
3. Reviewer for P&T
4. AP Proposals
5. Strategic Framework Initiative Award Recommendations
6. Residency Implementation Team – needs replacement members, extended deadline to August 2019

Minutes Details


Bill Mischo, chair; Nancy O’Brien, vice-chair; Mary Laskowski, secretary, Kirstin Dougan, Harriett Green, MJ Han, Lori Mestre, Ellen Swain


1.   Approve minutes from March 27
Minutes were approved with motion from Kirstin Dougan, seconded by Harriett Green.

2.   Question Time
Council of Deans – They talked about setting aside an initiatives pool to fund units that need assistance. The Library is planning to apply for $1-1.2 million for collections over a three- year period. There is only $10-12 million in this pool. We will be competing against a lot of other initiatives.

Collections – Bill is working with Tom Teper and other units to identify ways to save money for collections. They are looking at units that aren’t spending all their money. They’ve identified more cancellations than they thought they would. In terms of cancellations and reallocations, the Library is where it needs to be, especially if we get the funds.

Other cuts – The AULs are meeting with units. The Library will likely have to cut $600,000. Next year the Library will need to cut an additional $600,000, which will be more difficult and the following year’s $600,000 will be really difficult. We will have to make tough, strategic decisions.

Personnel issues – were discussed.

Coursera – The contract is being renegotiated and resigned. (MOOCS) There is an increasing interest in online education. There are new courses including courses for the MBA, data science, computer science, and accountancy. The University gets 60% (50% to college, 10% to campus) of the income with Coursera getting 40%.

Cost share on capital projects. The Library is looking at the last addition for Oak St.

Master Calendar – there are discrepancies in the calendar. EC would like Mary Laskowski to work with PTA and FRC to update the calendar.

3.   Reviewer for P&T
This was resolved before the meeting.

4.   AP Proposals
EC discussed the proposals.
5.   Strategic Framework Initiative Award Recommendations
The recommendations were approved.

6.   Residency Implementation Team – needs replacement members, extended deadline to August 2019

The new members and extended deadline was approved.