TYPE C: INSTITUTIONAL POLICY OR GOVERNANCE

C-7 University of Texas Libraries Committee

Chair: Kenneth M. Ralls

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FUNCTION: To become well informed concerning the functions of the University of Texas Libraries. To advise in development of policies and procedures; to advise the librarian, the Faculty Council and the president concerning the direction and growth of the University of Texas Libraries; to advise the president in the event it becomes necessary to appoint a new librarian.1

COMPOSITION: At least eight members of the General Faculty, three staff members, and seven students. Staff members shall be appointed by the president from panels of names submitted by the Staff Council and shall include two research staff representatives. Student members shall be appointed by the president in the fall from panels of names submitted by the appropriate student committees and shall include two representatives from Student Government, three from the Senate of College Councils, and two from the Graduate Student Assembly. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, who shall be members of the General Faculty. The director of the University of Texas Libraries shall serve as administrative adviser without vote. Heads of other administrative units on campus that include library programs and services shall be invited to provide comment and information as the need arises.1


1Changes in function and composition were approved by the Faculty Council on April 11, 2005, and transmitted to the president on April 12, 2005. The president approved the changes on June 14, 2005. See D 3765-3773 for additional information.

Members, 2004-2005:
  Dell'Antonio, Andrew 2003-2005 associate professor, music
  Griffin, Lisa 2004-2006 assistant professor, kinesiology and health education
  Kolsti, John 2004-2006 professor, Slavic languages and literature
  Marshall, Jill A.1 2004-2005 assistant professor, curriculum and instruction
  Radin, Charles L. 2003-2005 professor, mathematics
  Ralls, Kenneth M. 2003-2005 professor, mechanical engineering
  Slatin, John M. 2004-2006 professor, English
  Sylvie, George 2004-2006 associate professor, journalism

 
1Jill A. Marshall, appointed by the president for a two year term of service, resigned from the committee at the end of the 2004-2005 academic year.

Faculty Council Appointees:
  Owens, Irene 2004-2005 associate professor, information
  Palaima, Thomas G. 2004-2005 professor, classics

Seven Students:
  Burgler, Craig 2004-2005 Graduate Student Assembly representative, cellular and molecular biology
  Chui, Candace P. 2004-2005 Senate of College Councils representative, biology
  Espinoza, Lisette 2004-2005 Graduate Student Assembly representative, English
  Harper, Gregory 2004-2005 Student Government representative, history
  Knox, Blaire A. 2004-2005 Student Government representative, business honors
  McDowell, Charles Cale 2004-2005 Senate of College Councils representative, finance
  Palmer, Angela 2004-2005 Senate of College Councils representative, information science

Administrative Adviser:
  Heath, Fred M. ex officio vice provost and director, The General Libraries