16 November 2010
Call the meeting to order
Approve the minutes of the October meeting
A. CUSF – Dr. Bill Chapin
B. Promotion and Tenure Review Committee – Dr. Mark Williams
A. We have been asked by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to review the attached policy concerning students and their choice of catalog governing their major and other aspects of their college existence. At least one alternate wording was sent to me as well as some reasons. All are listed below.
Alternate Wording of this policy
Academic Policy on catalog governing graduation requirements
It is the policy and practice that all of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore students, in order to graduate, must complete all academic requirements as outlined in the catalog that was in effect at the
time of their initial enrollment at the University as a degree seeking student.
If a major undergoes a revision after the year in which the student enrolled, then the student may choose to substitute the new requirements in place of the requirements that were in the catalog at the time of
their original enrollment date. Once the student has indicated their choice by filing an application with the registrar to follow the new catalog, then they may not revert to the original catalog requirements.
Substitutions for any graduation requirements must be approved by the student’s department chair and dean by filing the course substitution form with the Office of the Registrar.
Rational for the Alternate Wording
There isn’t any need to go into the whole topic of transfer students. They come here, transfer credits in, and they must fulfill the requirements that we set forth in the catalog. They have a choice of coming here or not. Even if we have a 2+ 2 agreement, it has to do with what we accept or do not accept credit wise from the Community college, and it still would be the requirements at the time they entered this
college, and not the time they began the program at the Community college. It would not be the first time that credits have been sent to the elective pile, or just plain thrown out the window. And they would still have the option of substitutions as approved by everyone, which could effectively keep the same requirements if needed to do that from the original catalog year.
B. Request for questions for Dean of the Library search (as of 12 Nov) Please read these over and be prepared to discuss and vote so they can be used in the open forum for the candidate(s).
1. In this day of shrinking budgets and book prices rising, how do you balance hard copy (books, journals, etc.) and electronic copy acquisitions?
2. Student and faculty usage of the library occur at different times. Faculty during the daytime and students at other times. How would you handle the staffing for these different user groups?
3. The book collection of the Library gets weeded from time to time. How would you go about formulating a weeding process and how would you oversee the process? Would you involve the department(s) whose collection is being weeded?
4. Share your experience with grants giving specific details.
5. How would you go about seeing that a rich environment for P & T mentoring for your librarians would come into fruition?
6. What was the topic of your dissertation? How does that topic relate to this position and “the evolving role of the academic library in the 21st century?”
7. In today’s digital heavy access world, what do you feel is the place of print/books in an academic research library?
8. What experience have you had with weeding and how does today’s digital heavy access world impact weeding?
9. What impact does today’s digital heavy access world have on acquisitions?
10. Discuss the pros and cons of the concept ‘information commons’ and how you would feel about implementing the concept into FDLibrary.
11. Discuss ‘The Library as Place’ concept and how you feel it applies to successful academic libraries.
12. Discuss your concept of ‘Outreach’ as it pertains to academic libraries. Give specific examples of ‘Outreach’ you personally have engineered.
13. Give examples of your ‘innovative leadership.’ Or: The person in this position need to be innovative and proactive. Describe some things you have done to demonstrate these qualities.
14. What else besides your job and school experience qualifies you for this job?
15. What does success mean to you and how do you judge it?
16. Discuss three instances of your expertise in identifying the needs of a culturally diverse student population, including by not limited to an international population and how you addressed those needs within an academic library venue.
17. What would be your first three steps in directing, developing, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of library services in order to meet the scholarly and intellectual needs of the University community and its services area?
18. What is the most worthwhile professional development that you have participated in within the last three years and why? How would you translate that experience to benefit FDL librarians and staff?
19. Discuss your scholarly contributions and how your experiences would influence how you would encourage scholarly contributions within FDL’s realm.
20. How do you react when you see library staff disagreeing? Do you become involved or hold back? Describe a problem person you have had to deal with. What did you say or do?
21. What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why? Describe your most rewarding experience.
22. What is your philosophy of dealing with university administration?
23. Some prefer to take their time letting people get to know them. Describe how you entered relationships when you were "new" on a job.
24. What methods do you use to motivate librarians and staff?
25. What in your experience is the most important/useful technological application[s] in the academic library world? Give an example[s].
26. Do you have experience with planning and executing a complete renovation or the building of a new library facility? Give details. What are your experiences therein, pro and con?
27. What have you found to be the most effective ways to collaborate and communicate with all internal Library constituents and how important is this to a successful working environment?
28. Give examples of and discuss your management style. Are you a micromanager? Or: How would you characterize your supervisory style?
29. Name a scholarly peer reviewed library source that you read regularly and give the essence of a recent article you read. Did you agree with it or what made it memorable?
30. Give a brief summary of distinctive roles and responsibilities of an academic library director.
31. What is your response to working under pressure? Explain. Examples?
32. What do you see as the major problems facing academic library deans today?
33. What guidelines would you establish in Collection Development to support seminal work by faculty?
V. New Business
A. The December meeting of the Faculty Assembly will be a joint meeting with the UMES Senate on 14 December 2010. The regular FA meeting is scheduled for 21 December when the university is officially closed.
ACADEMIC POLICY ON CATALOG GOVERNING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
This policy becomes effective the Fall 2010 semester
It is the policy and practice of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that all participants in its graduation exercises must have completed all academic requirements as outlined in the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment at the University as a degree-seeking student.
Once a non-degree-seeking student declares a major, they must fulfill the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time they become degree-seeking. Or, the student may choose to meet requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment at UMES as long as their initial enrollment and the date they become a degree-seeking student does not exceed five years, and provided that the student indicates this choice at that time by filing an application for catalog change with the Office of the Registrar.
Students transferring from Maryland colleges and universities are expected to fulfill graduation requirements under the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment at UMES. Or, the student may choose to fulfill requirements under the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment at the other Maryland institution provided the student indicates this choice at the time of initial enrollment at UMES by filing an application for catalog change with the Office of the Registrar.
Students transferring from colleges and universities outside of Maryland are required to fulfill graduation requirements under the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment at UMES.
The following applies to the provisions stated above:
If the University changes a program in a way that prevents the student from meeting any graduation requirement as stated in their catalog, the change may necessitate substitutions but will not result in any increase in the student’s requirements.
Substitutions for any graduation requirement must be approved by the student’s department chair and dean by filing the course substitution form with the Office of the Registrar.
If a major program undergoes revision after the year in which a student enrolls, the student may choose to substitute the new requirements in full for those which appear in the catalog of the student’s initial enrollment. The student must indicate their choice to follow the new requirements by filing the application for catalog change with the Office of the Registrar no later than one semester after the program revisions are in effect.