September 13, 2021 Meeting of Executive Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

September 13, 20211:30 pm - 3:00 pm Zoom

Agenda Details

Agenda

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

AGENDA

September 13, 2021

1:30-3:00pm

Zoom Meeting

 

 

  1. Approve minutes – September 6, 2021
  2. Question Time
  3. Agenda items for LSSC/LCAP reps
  4. Classics Librarian Search Committee
  5. 5-Year Review Committee Selection 
  6. Strategic Funding Grant Use of Remaining Funds and Innovation Fund Proposals Review 
  7. Innovation Fund Extension Request 
  8. Library Exhibits Committee 
  9. Working Group Promotion and Tenure: Proposed Charge
  10. DEIA Assessment Report 
  11. Discussion topics for the Tenured Faculty Meeting with John 
  12. Inclusion in Governance Task Force update 

Minutes Details

Minutes

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Minutes

September 13, 2021

1:30-3:00pm

Zoom Meeting

 

EC Attendees: John Wilkin (Chair); William Maher (Vice-Chair); Dan Tracy (Secretary); Mara Thacker, Kelli Trei, Chris Wiley, Joe Lenkart, and Peg Burnette. Lucretia Williams, Recording

 

Invited Attendees: Victor Jones, JJ Pionke, George Gottschalk, Lauren Phegley

 

Meeting Documents: Promotion and Tenure Working Group Charge

 

  1. Minutes – The September 6, 2021 EC meeting minutes were approved with minor edits upon the motion by Kelli Trei and second by Mara Thacker.

 

  1. Question Time – The Dean updated EC on the following:
  • The campus Deans held a retreat, and they are moving towards a process to develop a new campus strategic plan for 2023.
  • The Dean invited Joe Lenkart to introduce as a possible future EC topic the idea to revise the review cycle for unit heads.

 

  1. Agenda items for LSSC/LCAP reps
    • EC discussed possible agenda topics for the LSSC/LCAP visit to EC on 9/27.

 

  1. Classics Librarian Search Committee
    • EC suggested members for the committee.

 

  1. 5-Year Review Committee Selection
    • EC suggested EC and AC representatives for a five-year review. LCAP and LSSC will be asked to recommend a representative.

 

  1. Strategic Funding Grant Use of Remaining Funds and Innovation Fund Proposals Review
    • EC discussed a request for repurposing of funds and an innovation fund proposal and requested more information.

 

  1. Innovation Fund Extension Request
    • EC approved an extension for use of innovation funding.

 

  1. Library Exhibits Committee
    • EC received information about the new co-chairs and thanked the committee for the information.

 

  1. Working Group Promotion and Tenure: Proposed Charge
    • Now that the updated Provost Communication 9 is released, the library will need to revise its Tenure & Promotion guidelines to reflect the changes. Chris Prom has proposed a working group to do so. EC approved the charge and suggested membership with the suggested addition of a member.

 

  1. DEIA Assessment Report
    • Victor Jones and members of the DEIA Task Force Assessment Group joined EC for this discussion of the draft report by the Assessment Group.
    • The current draft is not yet endorsed by the task force, and there are some questions to resolve. EC will need to receive a report before it is disseminated.
    • Generally EC felt the report was thorough and well-done.
    • This report is meant as the first part of a series of four assessments. This report provides baseline information for the new Director of DEIA position. There will also be focus groups by job classification, and a third assessment to be chosen by Victor Jones as the Director, and the final assessment which will be the same survey as the first assessment, and it will run at the end of the task force’s work.

 

  1. Discussion topics for the Tenured Faculty Meeting with John
    • Tabled for future meeting.

 

  1. Inclusion in Governance Task Force update
    • EC approved a request to change a member of the task force.

 

Meeting adjourned at 3PM.