ALUW Spring Quarter Meeting, June 4, 2003
The meeting was called to order by ALUW President John Holmes at ,
Spring Quarter Business Meeting
John introduced the newly elected ALUW Board members: Dottie Smith (President), Cass Hartnett (Vice President), Allen Grosenheider (Treasurer), Faye Christenberry (Secretary), and JenniferWard (Junior Trustee). As out-going President, John handed over the Robert's Rules of Order to incoming President Dottie Smith.
Dottie asked that people consider running for positions on Faculty Council. Please check the ALUW home page under “Faculty Councils and Committees” for more information.
Treasurers' Report (Doreen Harwood): Total ALUW Treasury = $4,217.09
Operating Fund: Legislative Fund:
Beginning Balance = $2,522.73 Beginning Balance: $1,765.32
Income = $0 Income: $1,296.78
Expenses = $367.74 Expenses: $1,000
Final Balance: $2,154.99 Final Balance: $2,062.10
Legislative Committee Report (Andy Johnson):
Not much happening in
Spring Quarter Meeting Program:
Results of ALUW Faculty Status Survey (John Holmes):
The ALUW Board met recently with members of the Faculty Senate to discuss the possibility of achieving membership for librarians. Senate representatives suggested that ALUW meet with Vice Provost Olswang to clarify some of the relevant issues before drafting a formal document.
John Holmes reviewed the results of a survey of our 24 peer institutions to compare status of librarians. In 16 out of 25 (67%) of our national peer institutions, librarians have faculty status. In 5 out of 5 (100%) of Cascade institutions, librarians have faculty status. The full results of this survey can be viewed on the ALUW home page.
The questions open for discussion among ALUW membership are the following:
1. Why do we want to have faculty status?
2. Do we want to participate fully or should we opt for certain issues only?
3. How would adherence to the faculty code affect librarians?
Faculty Senate Membership (Vice Provost Steven Olswang):
Librarians and professional staff are currently not included in the
Submitted by Faye Christenberry,