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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 faculty meetings.

Library Council

According to Library Council Bylaws, the purpose of the Council:
In accordance with the constitution of Illinois State University and these Bylaws, the Milner Library Council shall act as the official body through which all library personnel participate in shared governance in such areas as strategic planning, community-building, and creation of campus partnerships. The Council also understands the practice of shared governance to occur in discussions and actions related to policies and procedures, curriculum integration, the allocation of positions, and the development of new services. All Council discussions and recommendations are advisory to the Dean of Milner Library, who will report rationale for the acceptance or non-acceptance of these recommendations.


Angela Bonnell (FY17-18) - Chairperson
Chad Buckley (FY17)
Julie Derden (FY17)
Sue Franzen (FY17-18)
Jen Johnson (FY17-18)
Pete Steadman (FY17)
Rainie Themer (FY17-18) - Secretary
Dane Ward (ex officio) - Dean of Milner Library
Chris Worland (FY17-18) - Vice Chairperson
Christopher Young (FY17)

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.

Maureen Brunsdale (FY17-18)
Kathleen Lonbom (FY16-17)
Dane Ward (Ex officio - Dean of Milner Library)

Milner Library College Faculty Status Committee College Standards document is available on the Library's staff intranet.

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.

Jim Cunningham (FY16-17)
Julie Murphy (FY17-18)
Jennifer Sharkey (FY16-17)
Eric Willey (FY17-18)
Dallas Long (Chair)

Milner Library Department Faculty Status Committee’s Criteria for Appointment, Evaluation, Salary Distribution, Promotion and Tenure is available on the Library's staff intranet.

Non-Tenure Track Evaluation Committee

The purpose of the non-tenure track evaluation committee is to serve as an advisory group to the Dean in the event of unresolved disagreements between a non-tenure track faculty member and the direct supervisor with regard to the non-tenure track faculty member's evaluation. In the case of an unresolved disagreement, the non-tenure track faculty member may request that the committee review all evaluation materials submitted. The committee then writes a report to submit to the Dean.

Grace Allbaugh (FY17)
Danielle Futoran (FY17-18)
Eric Willey (DFSC representative)
Joe Zumalt (FY17-18)
Chad Kahl (Chair)

Faculty Research and Development Committee (FRDC)

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

Academic Senate / Academic Senate Standing Committees

Standing Internal Senate Committees
Academic Senator / Executive Committee / Faculty Caucus / Academic Affairs Committee - Kathleen Lonbom (FY15-18)

Standing External Senate Committees
Academic Freedom, Ethics, and Grievance Committee - Chad Buckley (FY17-19)
Academic Planning - Chad Kahl (FY15-18)
Administrative Selection Committee (Panel of Ten) - Maureen Brunsdale (FY17)
Council for Teacher Education - Sarah French (FY15-17)
Council on General Education - Jim Cunningham (FY16-18)
Faculty Review Committee - Jean MacDonald (FY17-19)
Reinstatement Committee - Sarah French (FY15-17)
Textbook Affordability Committee - Eric Willey
University Curriculum Committee - Patrice-Andre Prud'homme (FY15-17)
University Hearing Panel - Sue Franzen (FY17-18)
University Review Committee - Angela Bonnell (FY17-19)
University Service Awards Selection Committee - Eric Willey (FY17-18)

Other Campus Committees

Committee on Critical Inquiry - Jean MacDonald, Jennifer Sharkey, Sharon Van Der Laan, Alexis Wolstein, Chris Worland
Data Stewardship Council - Dane Ward
Intellectual Property Committee - Dallas Long
School of Music Curriculum Committee - Anne Shelley
University Assessment Council - Jean MacDonald
University Research Council - Chad Kahl
University Teaching Committee - Jennifer Sharkey

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Last Updated: 9/1/16