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IFC Standing Committees
2008-09 roster for all IFC standing committees)
Academic Affairs: Kathy Marrs
Budgetary Affairs: Ben Boukai
Constitution and Bylaws: Cornelius de Waal
Executive: Simon Atkinson
Faculty Affairs: Andre De Tienne
Faculty Handbook: Josette Jones
Fringe Benefits: Dominique Galli
Library Affairs: Jan Fulton
Affairs: Lorraine Blackman
Student Affairs: Nuria Morral
Technology: Hasan Akay
AD HOC & OTHER RELEVANT COMMITTEES
Athletic Affairs: Bob Sandy
Board of Review Pool (AD HOC)
Faculty Grievance Advisory Panel (AD HOC)
Liaison to Staff Council: Sarah Baker
IUPUI Promotion and Tenure Committee
The following are committee descriptions (excerpted from the Faculty
Council Consitution) for committees whose membership is based, solely, on
appointment by the Executive Committtee (versus election). Volunteers are
welcome for these committees whose membership is appointed each
Academic Affairs. This committee shall make recommendations to the
Council on matters relating to general, not school specific, educational
curriculum matters, establishing and revising academic calendars, degree
formats, graduation requirements, the academic structure of IUPUI, and
other related matters.
Budgetary Affairs. This committee shall act as a representative of the Council in
offering to the IUPUI Chancellor and the Campus Administration its continuing advice and the Faculty
perspectives on all aspects of the IUPUI budgetary policy and the allocation of the IUPUI financial resources,
especially those proposed allocations and re-allocations of financial resources that have bearing on the
economic well-being of the faculty and the academic programs. Among others, the committee's responsibilities
shall include: Assessing the fiscal health of all academic and administrative support units, through its participation in the Campus Planning and Budgetary Hearings, and by other means including direct communication with faculty budgetary committees at the school or unit level.
Considering and reviewing the general academic priorities of IUPUI and the reflection of such needs in capital outlays and in the creation of budgets.
Considering the relative allocations of the Campus financial resources with respect to new programs and the implications to existing programs.
Alerting the Council to all matters of budgetary importance internal or external to IUPUI.
Facilitating coordination and communication among school level budgetary affairs or equivalent committees.
a) COMPOSITION. This committee shall include at least one representative
from the IUPUI Executive Committee and from the other IUPUI Faculty
Council standing committees, plus other members appointed by the Executive
Committee. The IUPUI Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Institutional
Improvement shall be an ex officio member.
b) DUTIES. Broad faculty involvement in institutional planning is valued.
The Committee is not itself the faculty planning body, but works to
facilitate involvement and communication between the Faculty Council,
Executive Committee, Budgetary Affairs Committee, and committees and
academic units concerning institutional planning and improvement at IUPUI.
This Committee shall be responsible for continued communication with the
Administration, particularly the Vice-Chancellor for Planning and
Constitution and Bylaws. This committee shall periodically review
Constitution and Bylaws, draft revisions when necessary and provide, in
conjunction with the Parliamentarian, interpretations of those documents
when questions arise.
Distance Education. This committee represents the IUPUI
Faculty Council and administrative interests in programs of distance
education, including those that involve collaboration with other
institutions. The Committee coordinates its activities with those of the
IUPUI Faculty Council Technology Committee, the Office of Professional
Development, the Community Learning Network, the University office of
Distributed Education, and individual schools.
Faculty Affairs. This committee shall advise the Council on matters
involving the faculty, including but not limited to, issues of academic
freedom, appointments, and tenure and promotion policies and
IUPUI Faculty Handbook.
a) COMPOSITION. This committee shall include faculty members appointed by
the Executive Committee and administrative members appointed by the IUPUI
Chancellor as appropriate for review and production of the Handbook.
b) DUTIES. This committee shall be responsible for developing the IUPUI
Faculty Handbook as a supplement to the Indiana University Academic
Handbook. This committee then shall review both handbooks annually and
make recommendations concerning revisions to the Faculty Council.
Fringe Benefits. This committee shall be responsible for reviewing
needs unique to the IUPUI campus and recommending to the Council policies
to deal with such needs, and shall participate in policy development and
ongoing reviews of fringe benefits matters affecting the total Indiana
Library Affairs. This committee shall review and advise the
policies and resources of the IUPUI University Library. It shall also
consider issues that might affect the quality of the campus libraries.
This committee may serve as a forum for the discussion of existing or
proposed policies and for the critique of planning and budgetary
Metropolitan Affairs. This committee shall monitor IUPUI's
service activities, identifying needs and stimulating interest in
Research Affairs. This Committee shall periodically review
policies and procedures, draft revisions when necessary, and provide
interpretations about those policies and procedures when questions arise.
The Committee shall include faculty members from a broad range of schools
across campus reflecting both faculty and student research interests and
artistic/scholarly activities. The Committee shall coordinate its
activities with other relevant committees with a goal of improving the
environment for research at IUPUI. The Committee shall be responsible for
continued communication with the administration through the IUPUI Vice
Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies.
Student Affairs. This committee shall review and make
to the Council regarding matters involving student affairs. The committee
shall provide advice and guidance to the Vice-Chancellor for Student Life
and Diversity and to the Dean of Students in the areas of student
administrative and campus life services. The committee shall maintain
liaison with IUPUI student governing bodies. The committee membership
shall include two full-time students: one enrolled as an undergraduate and
one enrolled in either the Graduate School or one of the graduate
professional programs. Appointments of student members will be made from
nominations submitted to the Executive Committee of the IUPUI Faculty
Council by the IUPUI Undergraduate Student Assembly and the Graduate
Student Organization. Student members shall have the same responsibilities
and privileges as the other members of the Student Affairs
Technology. This committee shall examine overall planning, use, and
funding of technology at IUPUI; and advise and act as liaison with
administration, as well as faculty and other technology committees
including those which are university-wide (e.g., University Faculty
Council, University Information Technology Services).