James Williams, Dean of Libraries

Appraisal Form  Side A

Please review the Statement of Activities and Accomplishments for James Williams, Dean of Libraries, as you complete this appraisal. The following nine questions are being used to evaluate all administrators up for review this year. Performance-based questions #10-18 relate specifically to the work of Dean Williams. If you need additional space for comments, include them on a separate piece of paper with reference to the question number and the administrator. All comments will be transcribed unless illegible.

How effective has this administrator been at: Very Ineffective   Very Effective Don't Know
1. Listening to faculty, staff, and students (whether or not you agreed with his decision) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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2. Constructively managing conflicts among faculty or staff 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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3. Supporting innovation in teaching 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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4. Supporting innovation in research 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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5. Making decisions in a timely fashion 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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6. Creating an atmosphere of trust 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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7. Treating faculty of all levels, including instructors, in a fair and inclusive way 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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8. Appropriately involving faculty in decisions 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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9. Acting with integrity 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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James Williams, Dean of Libraries

Appraisal Form  Side B

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10. Given that the size of the salary pool is determined at the system and campus level, has the Dean effectively articulated to the campus administration the need for ongoing supplemental compensation plans for library faculty? (See enclosed Activities report) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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11. Has the Dean been effective in the appropriation of resources for state-of-the-art automated systems for internal management and the provision of information services to the campus? (See enclosed Activities report) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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12. Has the Dean's participation in collaborative/consortial activities to create interinstitutional relationships with other libraries been effective? (See enclosed Activities report) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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13. The Libraries have plans to build an endowment for collections and services, to construct a new Science Library, and to retrofit the Norlin Library. Has the Dean effectively articulated that vision and agenda to the campus? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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14. The Libraries have sought to alleviate space problems through off-site storage of collections. Are the Dean's long-term storage plans for the Libraries appropriate and effective? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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15. The Libraries are facing fiscal constraints related to inflationary increases on the journal collection, and the Dean has proposed an aggressive journal cancellation project (with broad faculty input) in order to stay within budget during FY2000/01. Has the Dean been effective in handling this issue? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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16. Has the Dean effectively fostered an atmosphere that supports diversity in the recruitment of faculty, staff, and students? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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17. Does the Dean support innovation in the overall operation of the Libraries? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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18. Has the Dean been effective in establishing awards or other mechanisms to recognize and encourage library faculty excellence? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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