Library Faculty Assembly meeting minutes


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Library Faculty Assembly meeting minutes
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Library Faculty Assembly
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Library Faculty Assembly Minutes – September 17, 2012 (Approved 11/19/12) Attendance : Smathers 1A – 34 Borland – 0 HSCL – 4 LIC 1 Call to Order – 10:03 AM I. August 20, 2012 minutes approved with clarification about T&P Committee appointment language II. Assembly Chair Report (M. Loving) a. Salary adjustments MOU – ratified by bargaining unit vote; library market equity plan remains uncertain while bargaining unit negotiations continue b. Major changes to CBA not expected III. FEO Status Update (D. Hickey) a. BOT exceeded requirements for FEO under current contract; no further FEO applications by in unit faculty will be considered pending outcome of CBA negotiations. Out of unit faculty may still apply for FEO b. Assembly discussion and clarification regarding unit status of LIC and HSCL faculty and Library Chairs – they are out of unit for purposes of FEO IV. Faculty Senate Update (L. Taylor and P. Reakes) a. Presidential search – outreach state; ad placed in Chronicle of Higher Education b. “State of University” address V. Evaluation Levels Proposal a. B. Walker attended MSL Faculty/Staff Meeting to gather feedback of evaluation levels proposal. Concerns – subjectivity; uniformity of application across departments; application of levels to criteria 2 and 3; clarification regarding application to merit determinations; suggestion of including space for comments on ballot where a “No” vote is recorded b. Discussion of responsibility (and current roster and terms) of CDH Task Force with respect to updating CDH to reflect new evaluation levels c. Faculty Assembly Discussion of Evaluation Levels i. Assembly Chair requests administration members to leave during discussion. ii. Motion to not request administrative members to leave during discussion iii. Discussion by assembly about merit and appropriateness of request iv. Motion deemed out of order – not appropriate to ask faculty, even if administration, to leave during discussion d. Ballot Timing i. Motion to approve October ballot for proposed evaluation levels Amended


ii. Motion to amend to change ballot date to November – Approved iii. Motion to approve November ballot for proposed evaluation levels – Approved e. Content of Ballot i. Assembly discussion of what will be on the ballot – the task force’s recommendation of 5 new evaluation levels or the wording of those levels? ii. There should be further discussion of how the 5 evaluation levels should read prior to vote iii. Assembly Officers may meet with individual library departments to solicit further feedback – wording for ballot will also be discussed at next LFA meeting Meeting Adjourned: 11:31 AM