ALUW BOARD MEETING
NOVEMBER 12, 1998
The minutes from the previous Board meeting were approved.
II. Treasurer's Report
Alex reported no budget activity over the past month.
III. Committee Reports
Anne reported that the meeting with the Director of the Library School, Mike Eisenberg, has been set for Thursday, December 3. The LSA holiday party, which was also set for December 3, has been moved to December 2.
The meeting with President McCormick has been set for Tuesday, January 12. After the holiday season, the Program Committee may solicit specific questions or issues of concern from the membership to send to President McCormick prior to the meeting for some background information.
Anne also reported that Bill Radke and Helen Gutierrez have approached for the Spring meeting and that Kari Anderson is exploring the possibility of a distance learning program this winter with other colleagues from Reference and the School of Social Work.
The Board decided to make the standard amount ($500.00) budgeted for the programs an official budget line item. This fee is used to pay for speaker=s fees for the programs as well as for refreshments.
Rob reported on the recent Brown Bag program which focused on the legislative priorities for ALUW in the upcoming session. Fifteen people attended the Brown Bag program and the following issues were identified as areas of interest to ALUW: competitive salaries, facilities renovation, I-200 ramifications, 2020 Commission Report.
Rob also reported that Tom Bristow, the ALUW lobbyist from previous years, has not been in contact with ALUW yet about his availability for the upcoming session. Anne reported that he is often not in touch until right before the session begins, so there is no reason to make other arrangements at this point.
Anne is planning to contact Andy Johnson about setting up a meeting with individual legislators prior to the beginning of the session.
Rob indicated that the Legislative Committee was planning to establish a list of priorities for campus issues to support in the current session, along with a more general statement of support for other campus projects. Richard asked that the Law School building project (which has large library component) be included in the top ALUW priorities for support. He will contact the Law Library member of the Legislative Committee to make sure that this topic is discussed with the other committee members.
III. Other Business
A. Faculty Council representatives
Some ALUW representatives to the Faculty Councils have received letters from the Faculty Senate confirming their appointments as ex-officio members. Ex-officio status does not include voting privileges on faculty councils. The only exception has been with the Faculty Council on Retirement, Insurance and Benefits. In previous years the ALUW representative exercised voting privileges. This year that status appears to have changed by way of the confirmation letter. Kay Denfeld, the current representative to the Faculty Council on Retirement, Insurance and Benefits, will clarify this change.
Richard will contact all the ALUW representatives to the Faculty Councils to determine if they have received their appointment letters. He will also remind the representatives that brief written quarterly reports should be submitted for posting on the web page.
Rob reported that LAPC has contacted the seven people eligible for promotion in the year 2000 to offer assistance with the process of selecting advisors. Several have responded with suggestions for people that they would like to use.
C. Meeting with Betty Bengston
Charles reported that he had a productive meeting with Betty Bengston that included a discussion of professional issues, organizational changes and legislative priorities.
IV. Next meeting
There will be no board meeting in December.