April 8, 2004
Members: Ken Winograd (chair), Mark Edwards, Barbara Gartner, Linda Ashkenas, and Gary Beach; Karyle Butcher (ex-officio), Bonnie Allen (guest), and Kevin Bokay (Admin. Assistant)
Strategic Planning. (Allen)
- The process has begun, with Tom Dowling (College of Business) as facilitator, on 25 March.
- There is a committee of about 10 members. Some day-long sessions are scheduled where the core values, strategic plan and other core strategic documents will be revisited.
- Some differently composed focus groups will be involved. One will consist of the deans, some from the FSLC will be asked to serve, and other groups will consist of students - both undergraduate and graduate.
- The plan is to wrap-up around 2 June, with an initial draft in early May.
- A five-year plan tied to the University's Strategic Plan is being drafted
Collaborative Learning Center (Ruth):
- In the past, the information commons has hosted space for the Writing Center, the Math Tutoring Center, and the Career Center.
- The College of Science (with the University Honors College and the Career Center) has refurbished the area with tutors for physics, chemistry, and math.
- The area can be expanded, but their needs in the Library must be considered-the Library will track needs for 3-5 years and re-evaluate.
- Tutors, supplies, etc. are supplied from the departments.
- The area is in use from 11am - 10pm; outside these hours, it is accessible to anyone.
- Ruth has been coordinating with Sherm Bloomer for COS, and has established a task force from concerned departments to coordinate details.
- The Open House will be May 4th with a big Open House occurring in the fall.
- Students are using the Center and a big turnout is expected in the 3rd week because of chemistry midterms.
- An extensive collaboration between concerned departments is being experienced: from chemistry to writing.
- The Library will monitor the usage and the departments will keep statistics.
5th Anniversary of the library renovation. (Butcher)
- Week of May 3rd
- Matt Meselsom talk on May 5th
- Open house for the CLC on May 3rd
Draft Proposal to the Faculty Senate regarding scholarly journals. (Winograd)
- Cost of journals in unsustainable.
- The FSLC is scheduled to present to the Faculty Senate on May 13 and to meet with the Executive Committee in early May.
- Changes and approaches to the proposal were discussed.
Notes by: Kevin Bokay