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LAPC Library Faculty Development Subcommittees


Preamble

The Library Academic Policy Committee recognizes the need for library faculty to keep current in their field(s) through scholarly activities, participation in and attendance at professional meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. Further, the LAPC recognizes that some use of work days to attend such events is appropriate and productive, but such days must be limited and balanced against the needs of the respective libraries, the workload of the department, and the work responsibilities of the individual librarian. Library faculty have similar “non-teaching” responsibilities as teaching faculty (scholarly activity, service/value activities), access to some work time during the year to support professional development, and a 205-day work year to further support such activities.

Policy

In order to encourage appropriate professional development activities among the Library faculty, subcommittees at each library will be formed. The subcommittee will consist of a bargaining unit member from that library appointed by the LAPC and the department chair of that library.

Procedure and Guidelines

Appropriate professional development activities (“events”) are defined as those which fall within the department’s promotion and tenure criteria. The librarian’s request for work time to attend an event must be documented and normally received at least one week in advance of the day of the event on the designated form. When a library faculty member has requested and received 10 cumulative, total work days during a year in support of appropriate professional development, they are normally expected to utilize leave (non-work) time for further events. If there are special circumstances (e.g. the Dean has requested the librarian's attendance at an event or the event qualifies to be paid from the Faculty Travel Fund), the chair may authorize work days beyond 10 to attend the event, or may require that leave (non-work) time be used instead. The year will parallel the contractual work year: starting Sept. 1 and ending August 31.

The bargaining unit member of the subcommittee will receive the initial request for work time to attend an event. It will be this committee member’s responsibility to review the timeliness, appropriateness, and sufficiency of documentation of the initial request. If any of these are insufficient or missing, the request should be returned to the librarian. If further information, documentation, or explanation clarifies the request, the bargaining unit member of the subcommittee can support the request and pass it on to the department chair. Further, it is this member’s responsibility to act as a clearinghouse for information on appropriate professional development activities for their department.

The department chair will receive requests to attend events after the initial review, unless otherwise returned to the librarian. The chair has final authorization on use of work time to attend events, and will track the cumulative work time used during the year by each librarian and report on it regularly. Time attending events will be tracked in whole or half days, and library faculty are encouraged to keep track of their own days as part of responsible workload planning.

Conclusion

The LAPC wishes to bring balance to the need for currency in our field(s) and the large tasks facing both libraries. The guideline of 10 days is not meant to discourage librarian professional growth, but rather to recognize that access to work days for events is appropriate, but not without limit, and the 205-day work year was meant to help support the professional and scholarly life of the library faculty. Use of work time to attend events should be subject to workload prioritization just like new/additional committee assignments, a piece of scholarly activity, etc. Use of leave (non-work) days for worthy professional development or scholarly activities is entirely appropriate if a librarian has, in a given year, more good opportunities or commitments than time to attend such events.

Approved 12-20-00

Non-Tripartite Committees (UAPC Appointed)

Academic Integrity Committee:No Librarian (2018-2020). No librarian (2013-2015) [Melissa A. Hofmann (2009-2011; 2011-2013)]

Composition: three faculty members appointed by the bargaining unit members of the UAPC; two administrators with faculty rank appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; one senior who is a full-time undergraduate student with a grade point average of at least 3.25 appointed by the SGA. Faculty serve two-year renewable terms; the student serves a one-year term. The UAPC, VPAA, and the SGA should each select an alternate. --The Source


Faculty Development Committee: Ma Lei Hsieh (2019-2021) No librarian (2017-2019)? Kenneth Kauffman (2015-2017)

The Faculty Development Committee which shall be appointed by the bargaining unit members of the University Academic Policy Committee and which shall be composed of bargaining unit members or chairpersons, two (2) appointed from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, two (2) from the College of Business Administration, two (2) from Westminster Choir College, one (1) from the School of Education and professional staffs, and one (1) at-large member chosen on a rotating basis from each of the colleges in the following order: School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, School of Education, and Westminster Choir College. In the event that bargaining unit members or chairpersons in a particular college are unavailable to serve as regular or alternate members, the bargaining unit members of the University Academic Policy Committee may appoint bargaining unit members or chairpersons from other colleges to serve. The term of appointment of each committee member shall be two (2) years. Membership on the Faculty Development Committee shall be limited to bargaining unit members with a minimum of two (2) years of prior service at the University.--AAUP Contract


HD 9-3-19

Tripartite Committees (UAPC Appointed)

All information from The Source:

Membership and Length of Service – All committees will be composed of four members of the faculty, four administrators, and four students. All members are to be selected by May 1 of the preceding academic year. Students will be appointed by the Student Government Association. Student membership is open to day, evening, graduate, and undergraduate students, and all are encouraged to participate. Student members are to have expertise, interest, and/or experience in the area served by the committee. When possible, student members are to be paired, with membership expiring on alternate years. Student members are to serve two-year terms.

2. Function and Meeting Schedule – All tripartite committees are consultative, advisory, and informational in nature. The purpose of these committees is to improve and enhance the educational programs of the University. --The Source, p. 7

Athletics Council The council shall assist and advise the director of athletics on athletic policies and procedures for student athletes. Academic policies affecting student-athletes are subject to the University Academic Policy Committee approval. The council shall serve as the liaison between students, faculty, and staff and the department of athletics regarding athletic issues.

Appeals Council

Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid:

Committee on Student Life

Committee on Minority Affairs

Honorary Degrees and Academic Ceremonies Committee

University Committees (LAPC Appointed, 2 years, renewable)

LAPC should issue a call for volunteers for this committee each year by March 15. LAPC Committees are listed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iAjyQ6Zmz1yK5pODDAtHJQoOKqf8cC3iBw4lMIwpJUI/edit?usp=sharing


Faculty Mentoring Committee: Diane Campbell (2020-2022) There will be a Rider University Faculty Mentoring Committee reporting to the Provost;. It shall consist of one representative from each of the following: all APCs, Athletics, the Teaching and Learning Center, the Office of the Provost, the Affirmative Action Committee, and the University Assessment Committee.--Faculty Handbook, item 9. ([1])


International Education Council: Sarah Mason (2021-2023); Ma Lei Hsieh(2019-2021); Kathy Holden (2017-2019)

The International Education Council will consist of: A. Administrators 1. The Director of the Center for International Education (Chair); 2. The Associate Provost; 3. A representative of Students Affairs appointed by the Dean of Students; 4. A representative of the College of Continuing Studies appointed by the Dean of CCS; B. Bargaining Unit Members – one each from: 1. The College of Business Administration; 2. The School of Education; 3. The School of Fine and Performing Arts; 4. The Liberal Arts; 5. The Sciences; 6. The University Libraries; 7. The Westminster Choir College.

The International Education Council will: 1. Serve as the advisory board to the Center for International Education with regard to the academic aspects of the University’s international activities; 2. Serve as the liaisons between the Center for International Education and the components (CBA, S. Ed., SFPA, L.A., Sci., U. Lib., WCC) of the University represented on the Council. 3. Develop policy proposals with regard to academic aspects of the University’s international activities for consideration by the UAPC and the University’s other governance bodies, as appropriate; 4. Advise, assist and support the Center for International Education as mutually determined, within the parameters of University policies and procedures. 55

Suggested criteria for bargaining unit members: Interest, current involvement and/or past experience in such international activities as • Service on the Provost’s Internationalization Task Force; • Leading of study-tour courses; • Development and/or teaching of curricula with international aspects, e.g., international business, international politics, foreign languages, etc., and/or • International background. --Academic Policy Manual, p. 55-56.


Undergraduate Research Scholar Award: Stephanie Sussmeier (2021-2023); Sharon Whitfield (2019-2021)Melissa Hofmann (2017-2019)

Composition: one individual holding faculty rank, appointed by each of the APCs of the College of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Westminster Choir College, and the School of Fine and Performing Arts; a library faculty member or administrator with faculty rank chosen by the Library APC; a faculty member, preferably an adjunct, chosen by the APC of the College of Continuing Studies; up to three additional members chosen by the Deans’ Council, one of whom will serve as convener. Appointments will be for renewable two-year terms.--Academic Policy Manual, p. 71.


University Honors Council:Stephanie Sussmeier (2020-2022); Bob Congleton (2018-2020)

Purpose: The Honors Council’s purpose is to select the winners of the annual Dominick A. Iorio Faculty Research Prize and the Distinguished Teaching Awards (2) from among the full-time faculty annually. Composition: The Honors Council shall consist of: • Three members of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences (one each from the liberal arts, education, and the sciences.); • Two members of the Westminster College of the Arts (one each from the School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Westminster Choir College ; One each from the College of Business Administration and the University Libraries ; • The Associate Provost as chair. Faculty appointments shall be made on an annual basis by the Academic Policy Committees [n.b. LAPC decided in 2014 to appoint for 2-year terms]. Recommendations of the Council The Council’s annual recommendations for the Dominick A. Iorio Faculty Research Prize and the Distinguished Teacher Award shall be made by the Honors Council to the Provost. UAPC--Academic Policy Manual, p. 46)


University Review Board for the Protection of Human Subject (URB): Sharon Whitfield (2021-2023); Bob Congleton (2019-2021); Patricia Dawson (2017-2019);

The IRB shall have at least seven members. There shall be one administrator, one student, four faculty members each appointed by his/her CAPC in Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Westminster Choir College, and at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with the institution and who is not part of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the institution. An individual with competence in special areas may be invited to assist in the review of issues which require expertise beyond or in addition to that available on the URB. The URB should be diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, and discipline.--Academic Policy Manual,, p. 51-55.

ed. 9/14/2020 HD

Library Academic Policy Committee

                                                                                                                                           

Scope and jurisdiction: The library faculty will elect four (4) librarians, at least one of whom shall be from Talbott Library, to an APC for the Libraries. The Dean of University Libraries and the chairs of Moore and Talbott Libraries will be standing members of the LAPC. The librarian members will serve two-year terms. From among the bargaining unit members, the LAPC shall elect a liaison to the UAPC. A representative of the Student Government Association, designated by the Association, will also serve as a member fo the LAPC. The bargaining unit may elect alternates for the bargaining unit positions. Alternates may attend and participate in all committee meetings and shall be accorded a vote in cases where a regular bargaining unit member is absent. Except as otherwise noted in this article, all regular members of the committees shall have equal rights and responsibilities as to the development of new policies (Agreement 2007-2011).


Scope of Jurisdiction of the LAPC

The LAPC is the sole academic policy body and the primary consultative and advisory body with respect to policy matters affecting the Libraries. The LAPC shall also have the responsibility to formulate proposed library policies with potential impact on one or more of the colleges and to convey such proposed policies to the appropriate college or school APC or the UAPC, according to the policy distribution and response procedures described below. No newly adopted policy affecting the Libraries will be implemented until the LAPC has been afforded a reasonable opportunity to fulfill its consultative and advisory responsibility hereunder.

 

In addition to the foregoing, the LAPC shall have the primary responsibility for the formulation and development of the Libraries’ academic policy with respect to the following matters:

 

a. development of directions for new library services;

b. policies that affect the accessibility of collections;

c. library support of academic programs;

d. development of general directions for new technologies;

e. policies involving cooperation with other libraries;

f. subordinate committee creation, deletion, oversight." (AAUP Agreement Chapter Two)

 

Chair: Heather Dalal (2020-2021) Vice Chair/Secretary: Melissa Hofmann (2020-2021) UAPC liaison: Diane Campbell (2020-2021)

Members: Matt Stieglitz; Robert Terrio, Sharon Yang, Heather Dalal (2019-2021), Diane Campbell (2019-2021); Melissa Hofmann (2020-2022); Josh Henry (2020-2022). 


Alternates: Bob Congleton (2020-2022). 


SGA representative: Josh Lisner (2020-2021)


As of Sept 2015, meeting schedule and minutes are posted in Canvas.

 

 

Moore Library Assessment Committee (Dept. election)

                                                                                                                                             

The Moore Library Assessment Committee is charged with discussing the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of activities geared to evaluating and refining the Library Instruction Program fostering information literacy. The Committee will present recommendations regarding the Library Instruction Program to the Department which has the final decision in adopting, revising, or rejecting such proposals.

 

The Committee is composed of one of the Research Instruction Program (RIP) Co-coordinators, one of the librarians sharing primary responsibility for the instruction program at Moore, and two Members-at-Large librarians, each serving a two-year term running from October to September. The Department Chair calls for candidates in August, with the election held in September.

 

Meetings of the Committee are open to all other librarians, faculty and staff.

 

Members of the Assessment Committee are:

Heather Dalal, Chair for 2014-18, (Primary Instruction member serving 2016-2018); Ma Lei Hsieh (Member at Large serving until September 2018); Pat Dawson (RIP Co-coordinator member serving until September 2019); Melissa Hofmann (Member-at-Large, 2017-2019)

 


Edited 9/28/2016; 11/6/17

 

Assessment Committee Meeting Minutes

Reports

Moore Library Professional Development Subcommittee (Dept. election)

Authorized Professional Development Release Time (Moore Department)
Approved 8/19/2014 by the Moore Faculty

The Rider University Libraries recognizes the need for library faculty to keep current in their field(s) through participation in and attendance at professional conferences, meetings or workshops; scholarly activities such as conference presentations, musical performances, or conference planning; and other related off-campus activities.

Authorized release time to attend such activities will be credited toward fulfillment of the 205-day work year for library faculty. Such days must be balanced against the staffing needs of the respective libraries, and the workload responsibilities of the individual library faculty member. Each department will develop an approval procedure for professional development release days. Such procedures must include a bargaining unit role and an administrative role in the process.

What does NOT qualify for Authorized Professional Development Release Time:

• Research conducted at home or by visiting a library or similar facility, unless as part of a professional meeting or organization. • Off-campus visits to other libraries or institutions as part of the fulfillment of one’s workload responsibilities (e.g., to evaluate a technology the Libraries might implement or a system we might purchase; to learn practices or procedures). These count as “off-campus” time in a regular workday and must be authorized by the chair or dean.

Determining the Scope for Appropriate Requests:

• Moore P&T Criteria: The request falls under the categories of Teaching and Learning; Value; and Scholarship, taking into consideration the stipulations and restrictions above. • Workload: The request falls under the scope of the individual’s current or projected workload responsibilities. • Expertise: The request falls under the current or desired expertise in librarianship or the area in which the individual holds his/her second master’s degree.

While not meant to be overly restrictive, this is meant to provide guidance and boundaries for requests. For example, a bibliographic control librarian whose subject expertise is English and whose workload responsibilities include teaching should not expect to have a “singing for beginners” workshop counted as Authorized Professional Development Release Time. However, if the workshop were “Using Singing to Improve Your General Research Instruction Success,” this would be appropriate.

Evidence of Attendance/Follow-up

• Proof of attendance may be requested by the Authorized Professional Development Release Time Committee or Chair. These could include minutes, notes, a program, a report, or other appropriate materials.


Composition of Authorized Professional Development Release Time Committee:

Department Committee of two BUMs and the Department Chair (all have equal votes). One Alternate BUM (for when the person requesting time is serving on the Committee).

Department appoints BUMs (1-year term) at August department meeting.

Procedures:

1. Requester fills out the electronic form (PDF) and forwards the form and justification/rationale to BUM 1. It is the requestor’s responsibility to swap their Reference time or reschedule a research instruction session in order to attend an event. It is recommended that the requester submits the request at least a week beforehand, if possible.

2. BUM 1 may approve or deny the request and sends the form to BUM 2 to approve or deny (form would be updated to include a place for 2 BUMs to approve). Either may ask the requestor for more information.

Note: If the Requester is one of the BUMs currently serving on the committee, the Requester sends the request to the other regular serving BUM. The regular serving BUM then sends it to the Alternate.

The Alternate may also be called upon when one of the regular BUMs is on leave or sick for an extended amount of time.

3. BUM 2 (or alternate) forwards requests to the CHAIR.

4. The CHAIR makes an independent determination based on the criteria. a. If there is one BUM “yes” and one BUM “no,” the Chair’s vote breaks the tie.

b. If each of the BUMs have voted “yes” and the Chair votes “no,” the Chair’s vote does not automatically overrule the vote of the BUMs. The predominant vote wins, except in the case of staffing or workload issues. In this case, the Chair and the BUMs meet to resolve the issue, and the Chair must make the case as to why the BUMs request should be denied. Another vote will be taken, and the prevaling vote wins.

5. The form is returned to the Requester with the decision.

6. If approved, the request is put on the calendar.

7. Conflict resolution: The Requester can appeal to the Subcommittee, where another vote can be taken after the Requester presents his/her case.

8. For short notice requests only: Since a request needs only two votes to be approved, if both members have approved it (two BUMs or a BUM and the Chair), the request can be forwarded to the third member and cc:ed to Janice to have it posted to the calendar. If the Chair is absent from the process, Janice will put asterisks around the post for the Chair to approve it (see 4b above re: workload and staffing issues). The primary purpose for this procedure is to get the request on the calendar; it does not forgo the entire process. If the request is ultimately not approved, the change will be reflected on the calendar.

Members: Melissa Hofmann, "BUM 1" (2019-2021); , Diane Campbell "BUM 2" (2018-2020); , Bob Congleton "Alternate" (2019-2021)



 

Talbott Library Professional Development Subcommittee (Dept. election)

NOTE: As of summer 2015, Talbott is no longer utilizing the Professional Development Subcommittee procedure for requesting leave time. Requests are submitted directly to the Chair.


Authorized Professional Development Release Time
Approved 9/11/2014 by the Talbott Department

The Rider University Libraries recognizes the need for library faculty to keep current in their field(s) through participation in and attendance at professional conferences, meetings or workshops; scholarly activities such as conference presentations, musical performances, or conference planning; and other related off-campus activities.

Authorized release time to attend such activities will be credited toward fulfillment of the 205-day work year for library faculty. Such days must be balanced against the staffing needs of the respective libraries, and the workload responsibilities of the individual library faculty member. Each department will develop an approval procedure for professional development release days. Such procedures must include a bargaining unit role and an administrative role in the process.

What does NOT qualify for Authorized Professional Development Release Time:

• Research conducted at home or by visiting a library or similar facility, unless as part of a professional meeting or organization. • Off-campus visits to other libraries or institutions as part of the fulfillment of one’s workload responsibilities (e.g., to evaluate a technology the Libraries might implement or a system we might purchase; to learn practices or procedures). These count as “off-campus” time in a regular workday and must be authorized by the chair or dean.

Determining the Scope for Appropriate Requests:

• Talbott P&T Criteria: The request falls under the categories of Teaching and Learning; Value; and Scholarship, taking into consideration the stipulations and restrictions above. • Workload: The request falls under the scope of the individual’s current or projected workload responsibilities. • Expertise: The request falls under the current or desired expertise in librarianship or the area in which the individual holds his/her second master’s degree.

While not meant to be overly restrictive, this is meant to provide guidance and boundaries for requests. For example, a bibliographic control librarian whose subject expertise is English and whose workload responsibilities include teaching should not expect to have a “singing for beginners” workshop counted as Authorized Professional Development Release Time. However, if the workshop were “Using Singing to Improve Your General Research Instruction Success,” this would be appropriate.

Evidence of Attendance/Follow-up

• Proof of attendance may be requested by the Authorized Professional Development Release Time Committee or Chair. These could include minutes, notes, a program, a report, or other appropriate materials.


Composition of Authorized Professional Development Release Time Committee:

Department Committee of two BUMs and the Department Chair (all have equal votes). One Alternate BUM (for when the person requesting time is serving on the Committee).

Department appoints BUMs (1-year term) at August department meeting.

Procedures:

1. Requester fills out the electronic form (PDF) and forwards the form and justification/rationale to BUM 1. It is the requestor’s responsibility to swap their Reference time or reschedule a research instruction session in order to attend an event. It is recommended that the requester submits the request at least a week beforehand, if possible.

2. BUM 1 may approve or deny the request and sends the form to BUM 2 to approve or deny (form would be updated to include a place for 2 BUMs to approve). Either may ask the requestor for more information.

Note: If the Requester is one of the BUMs currently serving on the committee, the Requester sends the request to the other regular serving BUM. The regular serving BUM then sends it to the Alternate.

The Alternate may also be called upon when one of the regular BUMs is on leave or sick for an extended amount of time.

3. BUM 2 (or alternate) forwards requests to the CHAIR.

4. The CHAIR makes an independent determination based on the criteria. a. If there is one BUM “yes” and one BUM “no,” the Chair’s vote breaks the tie.

b. If each of the BUMs have voted “yes” and the Chair votes “no,” the Chair’s vote does not automatically overrule the vote of the BUMs. The predominant vote wins, except in the case of staffing or workload issues. In this case, the Chair and the BUMs meet to resolve the issue, and the Chair must make the case as to why the BUMs request should be denied. Another vote will be taken, and the prevaling vote wins.

5. The form is returned to the Requester with the decision.

6. If approved, the request is put on the calendar.

7. Conflict resolution: The Requester can appeal to the Subcommittee, where another vote can be taken after the Requester presents his/her case.

8. For short notice requests only: Since a request needs only two votes to be approved, if both members have approved it (two BUMs or a BUM and the Chair), the request can be forwarded to the third member and cc:ed to Talbott's administrative assistant to have it posted to the calendar. If the Chair is absent from the process, the administrative assistant will put asterisks around the post for the Chair to approve it (see 4b above re: workload and staffing issues). The primary purpose for this procedure is to get the request on the calendar; it does not forgo the entire process. If the request is ultimately not approved, the change will be reflected on the calendar.

Members: Jane Nowakowski, "BUM 1" (2014-2015); Amy Kimura, "BUM 2" (2014-2016); Kenneth Kauffman, "Alternate" (2014-2015)

Edited 9/11/2014 (AKK)
Edited 9/17/2015 (AKK)


 

Library P&T Committee (nominated by LAPC; elected by BUMS)

AAUP Contract About P&T for Librarians


Members: Bob Congleton (Regular 2019-2021), Sharon Yang (Regular 2019-2021), Diane Campbell (Regular 2019-2021)


Alternates: Ma Lei Hsieh (Alternate 2019-2021), Melissa Hofmann (alternate 2019-2021)

updated 2-22-19 HD

The bargaining unit members of the college/school Academic Policy Committee shall serve as a nominating committee and run elections for the bargaining unit representatives and alternates from the college/school serving on the Promotion and Tenure Committee. If an elected member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee comes up for promotion during his/her two-year term, he/she will recuse him/herself from service on the committee during that year. The bargaining unit members of the individual colleges/schools shall elect the representatives and alternates from the college to the committee for two-year terms. A slate of candidates shall be selected by March 15 and an election run by April 15. The chairperson of each Academic Policy Committee shall notify the Provost, the appropriate academic dean, and the AAUP office of the outcome of this election. Initial terms of such representatives shall be on a staggered basis. Bargaining unit members may be re-elected. If a college/school is unable to elect a full complement of bargaining unit members on the committee, the Academic Policy Committee of that college/school shall appoint eligible bargaining unit faculty from that college/school or, if necessary, from another college/school, to serve. In addition, for each candidate, a representative of the candidate's department and the department chairperson shall be members of the Promotion and Tenure Committee. The tenured and tenure track members of the candidate's department shall elect the representative in each case. The departmental representative is a representative and spokesperson for the members of the department rather than an advocate for the candidate. Where a department is split the departmental representative shall represent the interests of the majority position. No person who has not been properly appointed chairperson or acting chairperson according to the provisions of Article XI below shall serve in such capacity or carry out the duties assigned to the department chairperson elsewhere in this Article.


Role of P&T Committee Members


Reading the Dossiers

Your job, when reading the dossiers in December, is to evaluate the adequacy of the job that the Department and Chairperson have done in evaluating the candidate. Beginning December 5th, most candidates' dossiers will be completed and available for you to read in the Provost's office.(In a few cases, dossiers may be delivered on December 20th.) The office is closed from late December until January 2nd. It is essential, therefore, that you read the dossiers in December. Read each dossier critically, looking for documentation of the assertions that have been made in the recommendation letters submitted by the department and the chair.


It is extremely important for you to take notes while you read the dossiers and to bring these notes to the first hearing. Committee members are not to remove dossiers from the reading room in the Provost's office. Committee members will NOT be allowed to photocopy materials in the dossiers. Also, as you go through the dossiers, please do not remove items and do not rearrange items. Doing so risks that important documents may be lost or misplaced. While reading the dossier, if you have questions about the specific documents(their arrangement or location in the dossier), ask the P&T Chair.


First Hearing

You should prepare in advance any questions you may have for the departmental representative and the chairperson, so that you may raise these questions at the first hearing on the case. Comments that you make about the candidate or the case during the hearing may be used in the P&T Committee letter to the Board of Trustees. The first hearing will begin with the departmental representative presenting the case briefly. The chairperson may add comments. The P&T Committee will then then discuss the case.


During the discussion, you are expected to raise any questions that you have about the documentation presented in the dossier and how that documentation meets the department criteria for promotion to this rank. You are expected to ask about any gaps in documentation. The P&T Committee may vote to remand the case to department, for clarification. At the conclusion of the discussion, the P&T Committee members will vote. Each member of the P&T Committee must state reasons and vote in one of three ways: for promotion and/or tenure, against promotion and/or tenure, or to remand the case to the Department.


Letter Meeting

Soon after this meeting, you will receive a draft of the letter from the P&T Committee to you Board of Trustees. Please read this over carefully, comparing it against the notes you took during the hearing, and come to the next meeting prepared to edit the letter. The more preparatory work you do, the shorter the letter meeting will be. The editing process is a group effort. Be aware of what you agree to sign. At this meeting, you will be asked to sign the final letter. Once you sign the letter, you will be finished with that case. In uncomplicated cases, this will be completed by January 31st.


Confidentiality

You may discuss the case only with other members of this case's P&T Committee. In case of a remand, you may discuss the case with the members of the department. A candidate appealing a negative recommendation by this Committee will have full access to all information pertaining to that recommendation. It is the responsibility of all committees and all individuals involved in these procedures strictly to maintain and preserve the confidentiality of all information and material pertaining to a candidate's evaluation hereunder unless the candidate elects to disclose or have disclosed any or all of such information and material. If the candidate does so elect, the disclosure of any single document or item pertaining to the candidate's evaluation hereunder, shall authorize the disclosure of all of the information and material pertaining to the candidate's evaluation. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as to deny full access by the candidate to any and all information pertaining to his/her case that may be pertinent in preparing his/her appeal of a negative recommendation, except that no one providing such information shall attribute specific comments to specific members of the candidate's Promotion and Tenure Committee. Nor shall anything contained herein be interpreted as to deny full access to any and all information needed by the AAUP in order to carry out its role as the bargaining agent.


Dates

Due to the very tight timetable to which we must adhere, all meetings will take place on their scheduled dates---barring extreme weather conditions or the lack of a quorum of five. Please note that if you have not read the dossier in advance, you will not participate in the hearing and vote. If you are not present for the hearing on a case, you will not be permitted to attend the letter meeting for the candidate, and you will no sign the letter. If you have been present for the hearing and vote, but you are unavoidably absent for the letter meeting, you may sign the letter.


Updated 2/8/2016

Library Automation System Steering Subcommittee (ex officio)

 

The purpose of the subcommittee is to provide a vehicle by which the libraries can address issues relating to the Library Automation System so that it can be best utilized for the good of users at the Moore and Talbott Libraries. The specific charges of the Steering Committee are:

  • To recommend policies and guidelines for the Library Automation System; to establish priorities and oversee its performance.
  • To work towards utilizing all capabilities of the Library System.
  • To establish, as needed, working groups composed of appropriate library faculty and staff members to solve problems and address specific system issues.

Membership of the subcommittee (effective September 2013): Libraries Systems Manager, Systems Librarian, Moore & Talbott Bibliographic Control Librarians, Moore Library Serials Librarian, Moore Acquisitions Librarian, and Moore & Talbott Department Chairs.

Current Members: Mi-Hye Chyun, Bob Congleton, Robert Lackie, Jane Nowakowski, Kathy Holden, Melissa Hofmann (Chair), Dave Reynolds, Robert Terrio, Sharon Yang.

Chair: Melissa Hofmann


Minutes


Edited Oct 11, 2013

LAPC Website Subcommittee (LAPC appointed)

The Subcommittee provides a forum for examining and enhancing the form and function of the Rider University Libraries website in order to build and maintain a site that fills the needs of the Libraries’ user base. The Subcommittee members will collect and share user feedback and observations about the website and library tools (catalogs, finding aids, digital collections, etc.), making changes to the site as necessary and possible, and will disseminate information to instruction librarians in issues where instruction may be impacted or improved.

Membership of the Subcommittee: Libraries Computing Manager, Bibliographic Control Librarian, Emerging Technologies Librarian, two faculty members (at least one from each library), Chairs of Talbott and Moore Departments, and the Dean.

The faculty members will be appointed by LAPC and will serve a two-year term.

Current members: David M. Reynolds, Melissa Hofmann, Heather Dalal, Sharon Whitfield (2019-2021), Robert Terrio, S. Mason (2020-2022), Sharon Yang, Matt Stieglitz

Cochairs: Melissa Hofmann and Heather Dalal

 


Revised 9-14-2020 HD

 

Web Page Subcommittee Meeting Minutes


Ad Hoc Committee for Reorganizing Database Display on the Library Web (a subcommittee of LAPC Web Page Committee)