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Shared Governance at Milner Library

The participation in the shared governance of Milner Library occurs through faculty and staff participation in college and university councils and committees as well as regularly scheduled faculty meetings.

Library Faculty Council (LFC)

According to LFC Bylaws, the purpose of the Council:

Pursuant to the Constitution of Illinois State University and these bylaws, the Library Faculty Council shall act as the official body through which the library faculty shares in the governance of Milner Library and participates in the creation of policies and procedures within Milner Library. All Library Faculty Council decisions and recommendations are advisory to the Dean of Milner Library, who serves as a voting member. The Library Faculty Council and the Dean of Milner Library discuss their decisions and recommendations with the library faculty.

FY14 Members

Angie Bonnell (FY2013-14)

Maureen Brunsdale (FY2013-14) - Chair

Anita Foster (FY2013-14)
Jean MacDonald (FY2013-14) - Secretary

Amanda Rinehart (FY 2013-2014) - Documentarian

Jennifer Sharkey (FY2013-14) -Vice-Chair

Vanette Schwartz (FY 2013-2014)
Dane Ward (Ex officio - Interim Dean of Milner Library)

The Milner Library Faculty Council conducts elections for library representatives to University committees and for internal library committees.

Bylaws of Milner Library Faculty Council may be requested from the Library Faculty Council Chair.

College Faculty Status Committee (CFSC)

According to part IV of the Illinois State University Faculty Appointment, Salary, Promotion and Tenure Policies document:

The CFSC shall review Department/School policies and procedures for appointment, reappointment, performance evaluation, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure reviews with authority to ensure conformity to College standards and University policies and procedures. The CFSC shall review Department/School policies and procedures for the allocation monies devoted to performance evaluated salary increments. These policies and procedures are left to the discretion of each Department/School, but the CFSC shall review them for clarity,and fairness, and internal consistency.

FY14 Members

Dane Ward (Ex officio - Interim Dean of Milner Library)
Jim Cunningham
Sandy Roe (FY2013-14)

Milner Library College Faculty Status Committee College Standards may be requested from the Library Faculty Council Chair.

Department Faculty Status Committee (DFSC)

According to Appendix I of the Milner Library Department Faculty Status Committee Criteria for Appointment, Evaluation, Salary Distribution, Promotion and Tenure document:

The DFSC shall be responsible for conducting pre-tenure reappointment reviews, and for providing pre-tenure faculty with individualized timelines for their probationary periods; conducting annual performance evaluations of faculty; reviewing faculty members’ professional activities and performance for purposes of promotion, tenure and post-tenure reviews; and review of this Criteria document and leading faculty in discussion of any needed changes.

FY14 Members

Anita Beaman (FY2013-14)
Chad Buckley (FY2013-14)
Chad Kahl
Kathleen Lonbom (FY2013-15)
Dallas Long (Chair)

Milner Library Department Faculty Status Committee’s Criteria for Appointment, Evaluation, Salary Distribution, Promotion and Tenure may be requested from the Library Faculty Council Chair.

Non-Tenure Track Evaluation Committee

The Milner Library Non-Tenure Track Faculty Evaluation Committee was formed…to establish a formal process for conducting annual evaluations of non-tenure track librarians by non-tenure track peers. Yearly evaluations document activities of non-tenure track librarians and provide a cumulative record of accomplishments on file.

FY13 Members
Anne Shelley (FY2013-14)
Sharon Van Der Laan (FY2013-14)

Chris Worland (FY 2013-2014)
Chad Kahl (Department Faculty Status Committee representative)

Dallas Long (Chair)

Faculty Research and Development Committee (FRDC)

FRDC’s charge, activities and members can be found on committee web page.

Academic Senate / Academic Senate Standing Committees

Standing Internal Senate Committees

Academic Senator / Faculty Caucus - Chad Buckley (FY2013-15)

Standing External Senate Committees

Academic Planning - David Stern (FY2012-14)
Council for Teacher Education - Anita Beaman (FY2012-15)
Council on General Education - Jennifer Sharkey (FY2012-15)
Faculty Review Committee - Angela Bonnell (FY2013-15)
Honors Council - Kathleen Lonbom (FY2010-13)
Reinstatement Committee - Jim Cunningham (FY2012-15)
University Curriculum Committee - Julie Murphy (FY2008-14)
University Hearing Panel - Patrice Prud'homme (FY2010-13)
University Hearing Panel -
University Review Committee - Chad Kahl (FY2011-FY2013)
University Service Awards Selection Committee - Jean MacDonald (FY2013-14)

Other Campus Committees

Communications Technology Advisory Group - Krena Hoyt
Critical Inquiry Committee - Jean MacDonald, Jennifer Sharkey, Sharon Van Der Laan, Alexis Wolstein, Chris Worland
Data Centers Coordinating Committee - Rong Li
Data Stewardship Council - Dane Ward
Information Technology Service Management Council - Rong Li
Intellectual Property Committee - Dallas Long
School of Music Curriculum Committee - Anne Shelley
University Assessment Council - Jean MacDonald
University Teaching Committee - Jennifer Sharkey
Web Technology Coordinating Committee - Rong Li

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Last Updated: 11/19/13