MINUTES of the Meeting of Tuesday, September 22, 2009.


PRESENT: Anita Evans, Tim Gerber, William Ross, John Jax, Sandra Koster, Andy Schauer, Steve McDougal


The meeting was called to order at 12:05 PM in Room 120 of the Murphy Resource Center.


1.      Election of Officers:

By unanimous consent, Tim Gerber was elected chair and Steve McDougal elected secretary.


2.      Schedule of meetings in the Fall Semester: The following dates for meetings were agreed upon:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in Murphy 120;

Monday, November 9, 2009 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in Murphy 120; and

Monday, December 7, 2009 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in Murphy 120.


3.      Review of the FEC Charge Letter for 2009-10:

a.       The budget situation was reviewed.

b.      The allocations and expenses for M.E.P.D. were reviewed, noting the expense of sending physical materials to the remote sites. Anita will have specific numbers for the next meeting.

c.       We discussed multiple funding strategies from state sources (e.g., another ‘DIN’); receiving some portion of research funds for associated library materials; special grants; the use of differential tuition – which has run into System roadblocks, but may be revived. Andy Schauer, a member of the committee allocating differential tuition revenues, said that the committee was just getting organized for the year, and that there is very little information at this point. A new proposal is due on Nov. 4th. The old proposal will be sent to Committee members, and we will work on it at the next meeting.


4.      Open Access to Scholarly Communications on campus: archiving such things as sabbatical research and publications. William Ross suggested coordinating with the Faculty Development Committee and the Faculty Research Committee. This will also be the agenda of our next meeting.


Adjourned at 1:00 PM


NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Submitted by Steve McDougal, Secretary