Meeting Minutes of the Steering Committee
26 April 2012
3:30 p.m.  Room 13 Samford Hall
(by Larry Crowley, Secretary)

In Attendance: Michael Baginski , Emmett Winn (for Tim Boosinger), Larry Crowley, Claire Crutchley (arrived at 4:04pm), Robin Jaffe,  Laura Plexico, Ann Beth Presley, Bill Sauser, Andy Wohrley
Guests: Wesley Lindsey (left at 4:00 pm) and Sue Barry (arrived at 4:19 pm)
Absent: Nedret Billor

-- The meeting was called to order at 3:42 pm

-- The meeting minutes of April 5, 2012 Steering Committee were approved as written.

-- Wesley Lindsey, Chair of the Senate Library Committee, went over his presentation planned as an information item for the May 5th senate meeting covering the results of the faculty survey concerning the Auburn Library.  He also suggested what other actions the library committee will be doing in the near future, such as: faculty orientation and graduate student survey of library use.  Others suggested possibly having a mandatory course for graduate students unfamiliar with available tools at the library.

-- The presentation of the Phase II Faculty Handbook for senate action this upcoming senate meeting was discussed and Sue Barry distributed a listing of comments provided by faculty reviewing the Phase II Handbook during the recent review/survey.

-- Senate agenda was finalized with one action item: 
Action 1) Motion to Adopt the Phase II Faculty Handbook to be made by Sue Barry, Chair of the Faculty Handbook Review Committee.

And, two information items on the agenda:
Information 1) Senate Library Committee Presentation of Faculty Survey Results presented by Wesley Lindsey, Chair of the Senate Library Committee

Information 2) Research Week and Intramural Grant Program presented by Carl Pinkert, Associate VP for Research

-- The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 pm.