Index – November 7, 2011

Demand Driven Acquisitions pilot – Dean Cox

   and Jeff Purdue, Libraries

Viking Career Link –T. Loudon & A. Ignac

   Exhibit A: Approved 11/21/2011

                                                                                                                      FACULTY SENATE

Minutes of November 7, 2011

Call to Order

Karen Stout, Faculty Senate President, called the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate to order at 4:00 pm.  Stout welcomed twenty-five (25) Senators along with fourteen (14) others for a total of thirty-nine (39). (See roster).

 

Items from the Faculty Senate President:

Approval of Senate Minutes: Senators accepted the Senate minutes of October 24, 2011 with minor edits.

 

Reports and Announcements:

·      President Stout reported that chairs have been invited to the November 21st meeting in order to give feedback on the policy on consensual relations. 

·      Senators Jim Graham, Chris Friday, Stephanie Treneer and Vicki Hsueh will form a task force with AS to discuss recent issues surrounding the Humans vs. Zombies game on campus.

Other Reports:

·      President Shepard reported that speculation surrounds the governor’s proposed budget cuts to Western by $6 million. Shepard emphasized the need to stay as engaged as last year when faculty, staff, students and the unions worked together to present an effective common message to the legislature. Shepard stated there would be no pullbacks from the commitments made to hire tenure track faculty, clear up bottlenecks, and meet student demands.  Debra Jusak, Vice Provost-Faculty Resources, sat in for Provost Riordan.

·      Steve Garfinkle, UFWW President, reminded Senators that the healthcare coalition of statewide unions has rejected the governor’s request to reopen the agreement which would raise the cost of our medical benefits.

·      Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP Academics, reminded faculty that ballots can be returned in VU714 on Tuesday between 7 am and 8 pm.   Western is one of the few universities to provide a voting ballot box on campus.

 

Presentation -  Chris Cox, Dean of Libraries and  “Demand Driven Acquisitions”--  Jeff Purdue, Collections

·         Chris Cox, Dean of Libraries;  Jeff Purdue, Collections Development ; and Frank Haulgren, Interlibrary Loans and Delivery presented information on resources and funding for the Library.  Nick Wonder, Chair of the Senate Library Committee also attended. 

·         Jeff Purdue made the presentation.  He reported that collections currently provide content valued at nearly $4 million through consortial savings on databases, subscriptions, document delivery, and alliance journal packages. 

·         Purdue then presented an overview of a “Demand Driven Acquisitions” pilot to be instituted as a result of budget reductions.  The DDA pilot protects subscriptions by temporarily reducing the book budget and will be assessed at the end of one year. 

·         Senators asked for the following information as DDA pilot gets underway:  Will a campus wide discussion take place to enable departments to inform the library of their needs in several areas, not just subscriptions? Who determines if a purchase is worthy? Will we still be obligated to purchase a journal package if only 70% of it is what we want?  Is the major difference between the social sciences and sciences factored into cost per use? How can the library reinstitute a model it is discarding once it decides that funding for books is dependent on subscription reduction? Will it be first come first served for ordering books? How is print materials usage calculated since journal articles can be counted each time they are downloaded?  (Students are provided with a link; librarians count the book when they reshelve it).  Who is protecting smaller departments in these discussions?

Senators suggested that a proposal for an overall percentage and predictable amount that we peg every year for books should precede any discussion about subscription reduction.  Purdue reported that departments will receive requests to categorize books and journals by various criteria.

 

Viking Career Link - Tina Loudon, Director, Academic Advising and Career Services; and Aaron Ignac, Assistant Director of Operations, Career Services.   Louden and Ignac  introduced the “Viking Career Link”, an online job and internship posting service  (http://www.careers.wwu.edu/viking_careerlink.shtml ) provided by the Career Services Center which includes 1,200 registered employers, with a total of 2,200 total job and internship postings open to students, alumni, faculty and staff.  Faculty are asked to spread the word to students that filling out one simple request can result in a regular email alert as opportunities change and new and relevant postings open.  Ignac will be glad to visit departments with more information on how the signup works.

 

MINUTES FROM SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES (Exhibit B)

Committee

Date

          Topic

University Planning & Resources Council

10/19/11

Academic Equipment; Classroom upgrades, OM renovation and

Admin Svcs Bldg:  Francis Hall.  Pedestrian/bike bridge;

campus roadway revisions; parking structure:  Rick Benner

Academic Coordinating Commission

10/18/11

Appreciation for work done on E-forms; Commissioners to view

Bb articles.  Student Rights & Responsibilites-MOTION

Final Exam Policy – to be updated. Acad GrievPolicy – penalty

 

Constituent Concerns.  Stout reported that Derek Yip Hoi had been elected chair of Academic Technology Committee and that at its recent meeting the committee had started discussion on two topics of concern: student print quota, and DC++  usage.

Appointments and Elections:   Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, 2011-12 Officer

The Faculty Senate voted to elect Dan Boxberger, Anthropology as Faculty Legislative Representative (FLR) thru 2013; and appointed Troy Abel, Huxley College to the Academic Coordinating Commission, replacing Robin Matthews thru 2013.

ADJOURNMENT

Senators moved to a Faculty Caucus at 5:25 prior to adjournment at 5:49 pm.

November 7, 2011 – Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

                                                                                                __________________________________

Kathleen Saunders, Secretary, 2011-2012

 

FACULTY SENATE – ROSTER 2011-2012

 

Senators whose terms end in 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate President 2011-2012

1

David Bover, VP

CompSci

--

A

 

Karen Stout, President

2

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, Appts&Elects

Geology

P

A

 

David Bover, Vice President and Parliamentarian

3

Kathleen Saunders,  Secty

Anthro

P

B

 

  

4

Paul Chen

Comm

P

B

 

Ex Officio

 

5

Sheila Webb

Journalism

P

C

1

Bruce Shepard, University President

--

6

Sandra Alfers

M&CL

P

C

2

Steve VanderStaay for Provost Riordan

P

7

Cynthia Camlin

Art

--

D

3

                                                Rep Provost’ Cncl

--

8

Penny Hutchinson

Dance

P

D

 

                                

 

9

Steve Henson

Economics

--

E

 

Past Pres, Legislative Liaison,  UFWW, ASVP

 

10

Mark Springer**

DecisionSci

P

E

1

Scott Pearce, PastPres, Exec NV

P

11

David O Wallin

Huxley

--

G

2

Daniel Boxberger, FacLegRep  2011-12. Exec

--

12

Donald Larsen

Woodring

--

H

3

Steven Garfinkle, President, UFWW

P

13

Don Burgess (for Chuck Lambert)

SMATE

P

H

4

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP-Academics

P

14

Paul Piper

Libraries

P

I

 

Recorder

 

15

Karen Stout, Senate President

At-Large

P

Al

5

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Senate office

P

 

Senators whose terms end in 2013

 

Guests

16

Spencer Anthony-Cahill, RepAtLg

Chem

P

A

1

Roger Anderson, Chair, ACC, Exec

P

17

David Hirsch

Geology

P

A

2

Deb Jusak, VProvost Faculty Resources

P

18

Andreas Riemann

Physics/Astron

P

A

3

Nick Wonder, Chair, Senate Library Cte

P

19

Stephanie Treneer

Math

P

A

4

Chris Cox, Dean of Libraries

P

20

Jim Graham

Psychology

P

B

5

Jeff Purdue, Collections, Libraries

P

21

Vicki Hsueh

Poli Science

P

B

6

Frank Haulgren, Program Manager, Libraries

P

22

Charles Sylvester

PEHR

P

C

7

Margaret Fast, Libraries

P

23

Cecile Hanania

M&CL

P

C

8

Tina Loudon, Director, Acad Advising, Career Svc

P

24

Hud Hudson

Philosophy

P

C

9

Aaron Ignac, Asst Director, Career Svcs

P

25

Sean Murphy

Liberal Studies

P

C

 

Senators Present

25

26

Anne Lobeck (for Johann Neem)

Eng

P

C

 

Absent or Excused

(5)

27

Deb Currier

Theater Dance

P

D

 

Ex Officio

1

28

David Gilbertson

Accounting

P

E

 

PastPres, LegLiaison, UFWW, ASVP , Recorder

4

29

Babafemi Akinrinade

Fairhaven

P

F

 

Guests

9

30

Sandra Daffron (for Kate Wayne)

Elem Ed

P

H

 

TOTALS:  November 7, 2011

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