Library Faculty Assembly Minutes
LFA 10/05-7†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approved: May 4, 2006
February 23, 2006
Present: Susan Frey, Steve Hardin, Mike Jarrell, Anthony Kaiser, Juliet Kerico, Marsha Miller, Maribeth Slebodnik, Elizabeth Wright
Guests: Michelle Boyd, Kathy Gaul, Betsy Hine
I.††† ††Call to order and approval of agenda
In C. Mehrensí absence M. Slebodnik called the meeting to order at 2:04 pm. M. Jarrell moved and A. Kaiser seconded approval of the agenda.† The agenda was approved.
II.† †††Approval of minutes LFA 10/05-4 (November 30, 2005)
S. Hardin moved and M. Jarrell seconded approval of the minutes from the January 26, 2006 LFA meeting.† The minutes were approved.†† S. Hardin moved and M. Miller seconded approval of the minutes from the January 30, 2006 LFA meeting.† The minutes were approved.
II.†††† Chairís announcements/reports
M. Slebodnik announced that the next LFA meeting will be held on March 30 and reminded all that on March 23 the provost and president will speak with the faculty.† M. Slebodnik also announced that C. Mehrens had invited Steve lamb to speak with us on March 23.† M. Slebodnik also announced that Rolland McGiverin will serve on the campus PTOC and LFAC to replace the opening left by Sally bakerís retirement.
IV.†† 15-minute open discussion
V.†††† Remarks of the Dean of Library Services
Dean McCallister thanked M. Jarrell for his work on the laptop initiative for faculty.† According to plan, half the faculty will get a leased laptop this year and the other half will get one next fall.† These laptops will be kept for three years and then the cycle should begin again. Systems will load software for our laptops, not OIT.
M. Jarrell said that docking stations, keyboards and mice will be included and that OIT will be making special provisions for departments that rely on Macs.† There was general discussion on the issue of where students will be charging their laptops and Dean McCallister said that the library building will probably be used heavily by students to recharge their laptops.
VI.†† Report of the Faculty Senator
M. Miller reported that at the February 16 meeting there was open discussion on all courses being offered online. One senator asked how a course such as a speech course be offered in this way.† Also discussed was the initiative to have all staff on laptops.† It was reported that enrollment is down but retention is up and that a feasibility committee for a law school is being formed.
VII.† Remarks from Library Support Staff
VIII. Committee Reports
A. †Library Administrative Affairs
J. Kerico reported that the calendar went forward to LFA. Also, LAC is looking at ways other schools are handling staffing during hiring freezes.
B. ††Library Faculty Affairs Committee†
M. Slebodnik reported that LAFC is looking at how the teaching faculty structures their annual reports as a comparison with our TPAR in an effort to streamline our reporting documentation.
C. †Personnel Committee
M. Miller reported that the committee just finished reviewing all pre-tenure reviews.†
D. †Reports from librarians serving on Faculty Senate & University Committees
E. †Report from Gen Ed Council representative
J. Kerico reported that there was discussion that the quantitative literacy requirement should be called a math requirement. There were differing opinions on this.† The Council is carrying on with program prioritization
IX.††† Old Business
M. Slebodnik reported that LFA still needs to make
additional revisions to the PTOC draft before it goes to the Dean.
X.††† †New Business
S. Hardin moved and A Kaiser seconded adjournment.† The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm.