LAUC-Santa Cruz Executive Council Meeting Minutes
March 6, 2008
Present: Kerry Scott (Chair), Frank Gravier (Vice Chair), Sue Perry (CAPA Chair), Christy Hightower (Secretary), Danielle Kane (General Committee Chair), and member Cynthia Jahns.
Report on the February 19 2008 UCSC Committee on the Library (CoL) meeting:
The local R&PD LAUC task force met this week to begin their work. They reviewed their charge and outlined some next steps. The next meeting of the group will be on March 14th.
Vice Chair's Report:
Gravier reported that Karen Mokrzycki, our representative to the UC-wide R&PD committee, will be soliciting membership feedback on ways to streamline the research funding process, the desirability of splitting funds or providing for mini-grants, and will ask if there are any other ways to encourage that these research funds be spent. [See Mokrzycki's email to the membership on 3/6/08]. The UC-wide committee is also going to clarify to what extent the local R&PD committees should be involved in evaluating the statewide proposals.
Gravier, Mokrzycki and Sarah Troy (our local R&PD committee) met and will be reviewing and updating our local R&PD documents and will be suggesting criteria for evaluating requests to spend local R&PD money on projects rather than travel.
CAPA Chair's report:
The CAPA report from last year is not yet finished. The review process is already falling behind for this year. Perry will send an email reminder to the membership of our desire and stated commitment to stick to the calendar this year.
After some discussion the board agreed to set our local spring general membership meeting for May 15th with the following agenda:
-- 2007 CAPA report
-- Report from the spring assembly
-- Report on the slate of candidates for our local LAUC elections for this coming year
-- Presentation of the report from the local Recruitment & Retention Task Force
-- Presentation of the report from the local R&PD Task Force
Scott will Cruztime calendar the membership for the May 15th meeting. [done]
General Committee Chair's Report:
After some discussion it was agreed that the speaker should be scheduled for summer. The board brainstormed some possible presentation topics including time management, project management, meeting facilitation. The idea of just have a social event was also considered. Both time management and project management were the top two topics of interest. Kane will investigate getting a shorter and more library centric version of the project management training that is provided to ITS staff.
Kane reported that the final report of the Recruitment & Retention Task Force will be sent to the executive board on Friday March 7th. The board will read and be ready to discuss the report at the April 3 board meeting. Kane and Scott will consider how to bring the report to the attention of the statewide LAUC Diversity Committee which now has this topic under their charge.
Secretary's Report: Nothing to report at this time.
Minutes by Hightower