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 first nine questions are being used to evaluate all administrators up for review this year. Performance-based questions 10- 21 relate specifically to the work of Dean Williams.

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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 been effective in establishing a multi-year supplemental compensation plan for library faculty? (Please see enclosed Activities report) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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11. How effective has the dean been at establishing new and strengthening continuing resources for the libraries? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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12. One of the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel Report was that the Libraries should develop a new strategic plan. Has the dean effectively done that? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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13. 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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14. 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) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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15. The Libraries have plans to build an endowment for collections, to construct an addition to the Business School 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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16. Has the dean effectively fostered an atmosphere that supports diversity in the recruitment of faculty, staff, and students? (See enclosed Activities) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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17. The Libraries continue to be faced with space problems related to storage of paper-based collections. A temporary storage building is now being vacated and a permanent, innovative storage building has opened at the UCHSC's Fitzsimons campus. Are the dean's long-term storage plans for the Libraries effective? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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18. The Libraries continue to face fiscal constraints related to inflationary increases on the journal collection, and during this evaluation period the dean proposed and implemented 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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19. Does the dean support innovation in the overall operation of the Libraries? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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20. Has the dean been effective in establishing awards or other mechanisms to recognize and encourage library faculty and staff excellence? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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21. Has the dean been effective in using faculty input in the overall operations of the library? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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