January 3, 2023 - ECTC Cabinet Meeting Minutes | ECTC

January 3, 2023 - Cabinet Minutes

ECTC President's Cabinet Meeting

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
9:00 a.m. – RPC 200C, Board Room


Attendee Status Attended
Mike Hazzard Cabinet Member No
Brent Holsclaw Cabinet Member Yes
Dr. Corina Langford Cabinet Member No
Darrin Powell Cabinet Member Yes
Whitney Taylor Cabinet Member Yes
Megan Stith Cabinet Member Yes
Katie Meyer Guest Yes
Joe Mattingly Guest Yes


Library Update

  • Katie Meyer met with Cabinet members to give an update on the library over the last few semesters and to discuss the vision for the library moving forward.
  • At this time our library has approximately 640,000 ebooks, 51,000 streaming videos, 53 databases, 31 subject research guides, 7 interactive tutorials, and chat & text assistance.
  • Our library staff has held 11 workshops, provided 172 instances of technical assistance, 106 instances of assisting in the library, 150 instances of directional assistance, 17 assists with reference/research help, and 36 questions answered regarding the Makerspace.
  • Since the COVID-19 pandemic the library has changed how their space is used. Now, students use the library more for study spaces, they stay for longer periods of time, and rely less on the campus printers.
  • Instructional teaching has moved to a more online based model since the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Library staff has held more outreach events by visiting our branch campuses, having tables set up in the ATB lobby, attending WOW week, etc.
  • The library now offers contactless book pick up and off-campus delivery.
  • Challenges the library is currently facing:
    • Dual credit
    • Faculty buy-in and departmental silos
    • Location/foot traffic (circulation)
    • Contacting students/marketing
    • Assessment
  • Successes
    • Outreach and relationship building
    • Makerspace
    • Research guides and other digital instructional content
    • LSRPT - process palooza
  • Where we’re going:
    • Niche Academy
    • Phase II Renovation – shelving, support online tutoring, library of things
    • OER initiatives
    • Upward Bound Summer Institute

Budget Update

  • Budget requests are being sent to Cabinet members from their departments and will be reviewed as a group on January 26, 2023.

Process Palooza

  • This is a process of looking at what we are doing well and how we can do them better and also looking at what we are doing, but may not necessarily need to continue. This is a process of evaluating our processes, streamlining them for efficiency, and discontinuing what no longer needs to be completed. An example of this is how we can complete the BA-50 process, taking it from paper to an online only process.

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Emily Allen (Executive Administrative Assistant)