IUPUI Faculty Council Standing Committees

Agenda Priorities for 2004-05

(Draft 08/26/04 / Revised 8/27/04)

 

Academic Affairs Committee—Betty Jones

1.     Monitor and participate in any discussion on Mission Differentiation; make recommendations as appropriate (jointly with Budgetary Affairs, Campus Planning, Research Affairs)

2.     Review and assess impact of the new policy of charging graduate students (including graduate non-degree students) graduate tuition for undergraduate courses; make recommendations as appropriate

3.  Review and make recommendations on issues surrounding coursepack use, library licensure, etc. (see http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/5-4-04_summary.htm for details)

4.  Review the PeopleSoft implementation of the Master Course Inventory and its potential impact on course offerings

5.  Monitor and respond to technically driven policy changes arising from PeopleSoft implementation

6.  Monitor and respond to activities of SES Academic Priorities Committee

7.  Monitor and respond to activities of the Undergraduate Council on Retention and Graduation and the Enrollment Management Council

8.  Review and responds as appropriate to the upcoming report on the IU Graduate School

9.  Be prepared to monitor and respond to university wide activities regarding transfer of credits

10. (UFC) Be prepared to monitor and participate in university wide discussion on “general education”

11.  Explore the e-portfolio issue

12.  Explore the extent to which faculty might influence new degree

program / approval process

13.  Explore the more efficient use of summer school semester format

2003–2004

1.   Review "No work in Final Week of Semester" policy for possible revision. Policy was passed in 1999.  [To be considered by the Handbook Committee in 2004.]

2.   Review and provide input on "Criteria for Elimination of Infrequently Granted Degree Programs.”

3.   (CONTINUED FROM 02-03) Complete work from last spring on an IUPUI Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement Policy.

4.   Examine the academic aspects of the proposed Conflict of interest/conflict of commitment policy.

 

Budgetary Affairs—David Malik

1.  Monitor and participate in any discussion on Mission Differentiation; make recommendations as appropriate (jointly with Academic Affairs, Campus Planning, and Research Affairs)

2.  Monitor and review cumulative impact of 18/20 20%-charge to units on academic programs

3.  Monitor and review the basis for and impact of university/campus assessments

4.     Review and advise on how faculty could have substantive input on budgetary affairs at the school level

2003–2004

1.   Conduct budget hearings.

2.   Explore issues regarding tuition income decision-making becoming less unit-based.

3.   Explore issues of longer-term funding for units.

 

Campus Planning—Robert Keck

1.     Monitor and lead any discussion on Mission Differentiation; make recommendations as appropriate (jointly with Academic Affairs, Budgetary Affairs, and Research Affairs)

2.  Monitor and respond to activities of the Undergraduate Council on Retention and Graduation and the Enrollment Management Council

3.  Review and responds as appropriate to the upcoming report on the IU Graduate School

2003–2004

1.   Meet with Vice Chancellor Martin re: building schedule.

2.   Examine the impact of IUPUI becoming a research-intensive university (will meet with Research Affairs).

3.   Explore this issue:  “Should the Campus Planning committee react or initiate?”

 

Constitution and Bylaws—Henry Karlson

1.  Discuss (jointly with Faculty Affairs) the participation by non-tenure track colleagues in faculty governance

2.  eview (jointly with Nominating Committee) and revise as appropriate bylaw language regarding the timeline for certain elections (especially that of UFC representatives)

3.  Develop an index to the Faculty Council Constitution and Bylaws

4.  Consider making the Registrar a non-voting ex-officio member of the Faculty Council

2003–2004

1.   Review and revise bylaw language regarding timing of the State of the Campus Address.

3.   Work with other committees to ensure that the bylaws reflect any policy/committee changes yielded by their work.

 

Distance Education—Anna McDaniel

1.  Review, discuss and respond as appropriate to the upcoming report on the School of Continuing Studies

2.  Review, discuss and respond as appropriate to report from the Intellectual Property Policy Review Committee (jointly with Research Affairs)

2003–2004

1.   Developing clear agenda and goals for this new standing committee in accordance with its charge (representing the Faculty Council and administrative interests in programs of distance education, including those that involve collaboration with other institutions).

 

Faculty Affairs Committee (FA)—Marion Wagner

1.  Monitor policy on background checks for academic appointees

2.  Tenure/promotion track reform; multi-campus schools

3.  Monitor, review and respond as appropriate to the Conflict of Interests and Conflict of Commitment Policies under development

4.  Examine standards governing reappointment of non-tenure track faculty

5.  Discuss (jointly with Constitution and Bylaws) the participation by non-tenure track colleagues in faculty governance

6.  Examine policies for non-tenure track faculty representation on non-tenure track merit/promotion committees

7.  Examine standards concerning use of and access to student evaluations

8.  Monitor HRMS implementation issues of concern to faculty

9.  Monitor use of Trustee Lectureships

10. Compensation practices for promotion in rank

11. Review FA-related issues in report on School of Continuing Studies

2003–2004

1.   Participate in discussion of the timeline and procedures for/surrounding the revision & release of promotion & tenure guidelines.  (Will work with Dean Plater)

2.   Explore the impact of the conversion from part-time to Trustees Lecturers.

3.   Explore issues surrounding lecturer involvement in academic citizenship/faculty governance.

4.   Examine the academic aspects of the proposed Conflict of interest/conflict of commitment policy.

5.   May be involved in reviewing products of the Campus Non-Violence Task Force.

 

Faculty Handbook Committee—Ruth Allen

1.  Review wording in handbook on “exams during the finals period” and develop ways to insure that faculty adhere to the “policy” on exams during the finals period.

2003–2004

1.   Continue work on revision & review of online handbook content.

 

Fringe Benefits Committee—Mary Beth Minnick

1.  Collect data on and review the application and approval procedures for the Partially-Paid Family Leave Policy in support of the upcoming request to the IU Board of Trustees to renew the policy for another three years

2.  Examine the possibility of raising the courtesy tuition fee percentage

3.  Explore possibilities for courtesy fee exchange with other Indiana public universities

4.  Monitor and review the effectiveness of domestic partner benefits program and explore the pros and cons for a parallel program for opposite sex domestic partners

5.  Monitor and respond to UFC discussions on part-time faculty benefits

6.  Monitor and respond to the activities of the IU Commission on Healthcare

7.  1820 How-to

     8.  Explore the possibility of establishing medical debit card

     9.  Dan Rives (IU Benefits Director) is interested in exploring how resources

might be better allocated or spent re: benefits (cafeteria plans, etc.)

2003–2004

1.   Explore the issue of cross-university fee courtesy / higher fee courtesy within IU.

2.   Explore the issue of implementing/offering a major dental plan.

3.   Working to see that web-based information (a calculator, e.g.) is made available for individuals under the 18-20.

*    Time permitting, may explore the issue of a cafeteria/flex plan from a long-range planning perspective.

 

Library Affairs—Elizabeth Kryder-Reid

1.  Discuss the statement on the proliferation of for-profit journals and its impact on scholarly publication

2.  Monitor the respond as appropriate to the development one IU collection and electronic resources

3.  Examine effort to improve access to library resources on Oncourse

2003–2004

1.   Explore the ramifications for IUPUI of IU Dean of Libraries Suzanne Thorin's proposal to create a common pool of virtual library resources.

2.   Discuss the policy and implementation of "pay for printing" at the IUPUI Library. To investigate whether some portion of student technology fee could be turned over to UL.

3.   Discuss the University Library's evolving budget priorities.

4.   Discuss the implementation of the new IU-wide circulation system, as well as that of ILLiad (new interlibrary loan system).

 

Metropolitan Affairs—Carole Gall

1.  Monitor and respond to activities of the Integrated Image Committee (to market IU as one university)

2.  Examine ways to enhance the identity of IUPUI (in the context of Mission Differentiation) vs IU as one university

3.  Examine the role of faculty in legislative involvement; establish a working relation with the office of VP Tom Healy and Bill Stephan

2003–2004

1.   Survey interest in and experience with non-profit boards, and list those interested in volunteering.

2.   Monitor the initiative to market IU as one university.

3.   Highlight the considerable service work being done by faculty.

 

Nomination Committee—Kathy E. Johnson

1.  Review current elections schedule provided in the Constitution and Bylaws and recommend changes regarding the timing of various elections—e.g. UFC representatives.

2.  Examine cycle of standing committees and agenda elections, calendar issues

2003–2004

1.   Conduct regular elections.

 

Research Affairs Committee—Janice Froelich

1.     Monitor and participate in any discussion on Mission Differentiation; make recommendation as appropriate (jointly with Academic Affairs, Budgetary Affairs, and Campus Planning)

2.  Discuss the final report of the Doubling Research Task Force and formulate approaches for achieving the goals outlined in the Task Force Report

3.  Finish our comparison of the grant preparation/processing/submission procedures ("grants management") used in the various schools, departments and research centers, and identify approaches that will simplify the grant submission process.  If appropriate, make campus-wide recommendations for changes in procedures

4.  Continue to discuss research issues as they arise and make recommendations as required.  For instance, last year the committee formulated recommendations on both the Research Professor Title series and on the policy surrounding visitors in research laboratories.  This coming year we will make recommendations on the current policy and procedures governing scientific misconduct

5.  Analyze the recommendations of the Data Driven Decision-Making (3D) Research Team and make recommendations where appropriate

6.  Compare the faculty research incentive plans currently used in the various schools and departments such as released time from teaching and salary savings bonus plan and decide whether to make this information available campus-wide in the form of a report and recommendations

7.  Review the findings of the Animal Task Force, chaired by David Burr, and decide whether campus-wide recommendations are appropriate

8.  Review, discuss and respond as appropriate to report from VP McRobbie’s Research Space Committee

9.  Review, discuss and respond as appropriate to report from the Intellectual Property Policy Review Committee (jointly with Distance Education)

2003–2004

1.   Developing clear agenda and goals for this new standing committee.

2.   Exploring issues of research space, parity of recognition for research & scholarship.

3.   Will meet with Campus Planning regarding the implications of IUPUI becoming a research-intensive institution.

 

Student Affairs Committee—Robert Yost

1.  Revision of the Code of Student Conduct

2.  Monitor student concerns and problems arising from PeopleSoft implementation

3.  Review student housing since it has been in operation and see if student housing is meeting the needs of IUPUI students and programs on campus.

4.  Investigate the “rise in fees” for students making changes in their course schedules—did the Board of Trustees sanction these new fees?

2003–2004

1.   Work on the Academic Integrity survey will continue.

2.   Review of the Student Code of Conduct will continue.

3.   May be involved in reviewing products of the Campus Non-Violence Task Force.                          

 

Technology Committee—Hasan Akay

1.  Develop/revitalize a working relation with VP McRobbie’s office

2.  Monitor UITS budget & implementation on the IUPUI campus

3.  Monitor, review and respond to IT policies as they are being developed

4.  Monitor and respond to activities of Cyberinfrastructure Research Taskforce

5.  Examine UITS support outside of the academic calendar

6.  Ensure adequate faculty input in upper-level UITS hiring

2003–2004

1.   Review support training for Oncourse and Angel.

2.   Continue review of ITPO draft policies.