IUPUI Faculty Council Metropolitan Affairs Committee
October 3, 2005
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Members Absent: Robert Bringle ( On Sabbatical until January 2006)
Ex Officio Members Present: Amy Warner, Liaison to IUPUI Administration
Ex Officio Members Absent: Clifford Godwin, Liaison to IUPUI Faculty Council Executive Committee
eight campuses of
an entity, IU must be fiscally accountable to the Indiana General Assembly, the
iii. The outgrowth of the seven campuses from the natal campus
iv. The current Mission Differentiation process, aimed at creating an
b. The committee concurs with the stated vision for the IUPUI campus:
“IUPUI: This campus should continue its development as the urban
research campus of
The committee is concurs with the recommendation that “All IU campuses should
have faculty research requirements that relate to the core mission of the
campus, and research expectations that relate to promotion and tenure must be
clearly articulated by each campus.” However, we
further believe that as
c. The committee is
concerned about the implications for displaced faculty and staff
existing associate degree programs are eliminated as the
d. The committee concurs with the recommendation that IU create “more rigorous standards of educational quality by including Core 40 as basic admissions standard on all IU campuses.”
e. We agree that “ care must be taken to prevent underrepresented and disadvantaged students from being relegated to the Community College with no options for a four-year, public higher education.”
In fact, we think that the articulation be improved among K-12, Community Colleges, and 4-year public higher education to insure a clearer path to higher education for students.
f. We strongly concur with the report’s recommendation that “IU campuses should continue to offer remedial courses that fill gaps in learning of their students and that prevent them from achieving success in college.”
g. We also agree that “Campuses should not provide remedial course work that is intended to overcome years of substandard education, where students have multiple deficiencies.” This is a clear and important mission for the Community College system, so long as transfer policies welcome students into 4-year higher educational opportunities at IU.
h. As an internationally recognized research institution, IU’s eight campuses certainly have an important role to
play in making creative use of available faculty resources and applied research
capabilities to promote
i. The committee is highly supportive of the report’s emphasis on full diversity at
every level of university life.
We will continue to evaluate the report and will submit a final response to it at the conclusion of our next meeting on November 7, 2005.
The committee’s chairperson will meet with Charlie Nelms, IU’s Vice President for Student Development and Diversity, and Mike Sample, Vice President for University Relations & Corporate Partnerships, on October 10, 2005 as a follow up to a prior meeting with Mr. Sample to discuss ways in which the committee might facilitate the process of Mission Differentiation for IU.