Indianapolis Faculty Council (IFC)


May 6, 2008 ~ IH 100 ~ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.



Faculty and Guests Present:  William Agbor Baiyee, Rachel Applegate, Simon Atkinson, Sarah Baker, James Baldwin, Trudy Banta, Charles Bantz, Robert Barrows, Margaret Bauer, Terry Baumer, Anne Belcher, Teri Belecky-Adams, Ed Berbari, Jacqueline Blackwell, Bonnie Blazer-Yost, Polly Boruff-Jones, Ben Boukai, Won Kyoo Cho, Janice Cox, Andre De Tienne, Marsha Ellett, Scott Evenbeck, Charles Feldhaus, Mary L. Fisher, David Ford, Roger Schmenner (for Jan Froehlich), Lawrence Garetto (for Lawrence Goldblatt), Carlos Gonzalez-Cabezas, Linda Adele Goodine, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Bonser-Neal (for John Hassell), Ron Hunter, Josette Jones, Steven Jones, David Lewis, Greg Lindsey, Chris Long, Paula Magee, Anna McDaniel, Mahesh Merchant, Mary Beth Myers, Kim Nguyen Bart Ng, C. Subah Packer, Ellen Poffenberger, Rebecca Porter, William Potter, Mary Riner, William Schneider, Curt Simic, Martin Spechler, Uday Sukhatme, Chalmer Thompson, Rosalie Vermette, Richard Ward, Amy Conrad Warner, Jeff Watt, Corinne Wheeler, Karen Whitney, Jack Windsor, Marianne Wokeck, Nancy Young, and Weiming Yu


Agenda Item I:  Welcome and Call to Order

IUPUI Faculty Vice President Pro Tempore Mary Fisher called the meeting to order at 3:03 p.m. 


Agenda Item II:  Special Presentation

Fisher recognized Simic who presented the President’s Award to Coach Ron Hunter in honor of the Samaritan shoe project.  As of this day, 250,000 pairs of shoes have been collected for the children of Africa.


Wokeck presented gifts to Vermette and Ng in honor of their service to the IUPUI Faculty Council. 


Agenda Item III:  Memorial Resolution for Mary Gilchrist.

The IFC adopted the resolution and stood for a moment of silence.


Agenda Item IV:  Adoption of the Agenda as the Order of Business for the Day

The Agenda was adopted as the Order for the Business of the Day. 


Agenda Item V:  [ACTION ITEM] Approval of IFC April 15, 2008, Minutes

Hearing no objections, the IFC April 15, 2008, minutes stood as written and were entered into record.



Agenda Item VI:  Elections (Jacqueline Blackwell, Chair, IFC Nominating Committee)

Blackwell introduced the elections for the offices of President of the Faculty, Vice President of the Faculty, Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, and Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee.  She also recognized the new Unit Representatives, UFC Representatives, At-Large Representatives, Board of Review Pool, and Faculty Grievance Advisory Committee.  Those elected are:



IUPUI Faculty Council:  Academic Unit Representatives

Number of representatives allowed by unit in parenthesis ( ).

Terms:  Through June 2009 and June 2010


Herron (1)

Andrew Winship (6/09)


Business (1)

John Hassell (6/10)


IUPU Columbus (1)

Allison Howland (6/10)


Continuing Studies (1)

Henry Merrill (6/09)


Dentistry (2)

Carlos Gonzalez-Cabezas (6/10)

Joan Kowolik (6/10)


Education (1)

Samantha Bartholomew (6/10)


Engineering and Technology (2)

Charles Feldhaus (6/09)

Ed Berbari (6/10)


Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (1)

Jeffrey Crabtree (6/09)



Informatics (1)

Mahesh Merchant (6/09)


Journalism (1)

VACANT (6/10)


Law (1)

VACANT (6/10)


Liberal Arts (3)

Robert Barrows (6/09)

Philip Goff (6/10)

Susan Hyatt (6/10)


Library and Information Science (1)

Rachel Applegate (6/09)


Medicine (13)

H. Glenn Bohlen (6/09)

Kenneth C. Hsiao (6/09)

Margaret W. Richwine (6/09)

L.R. Scherer, III (6/09)

Alan D. Schmetzer (6/09)

Jodi Smith (6/09)

Weiming Yu (6/09)

Ron Ackermann (6/10)

Jeff Anglen (6/10)

John Butterworth (6/10)

Nancy Eckerman (6/10)

G. Marie Swanson (6/10)

Xiaofeng F. Yang (6/10)


Music (1)

Fred Rees (6/10)


Nursing (2)

Janice Buelow (6/10)

Corinne Wheeler (6/09)


Physical Education (1)

Amanda Cecil (6/10)


Public and Environmental Affairs (1)

Terry Baumer (6/10)


Science (3)

Ellen Chernoff (6/10)

Bethany Neal-Beliveau (6/10)

Stephen Randall (6/10)


Social Work (1)

Carmen Luca Sugawara (6/10)


University Library (1)

Polly Boruff-Jones (6/09)



At-Large Representatives

IUPUI Faculty Council

July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010 Term


Margaret Adamek (Social Work)

Hasan Akay (E&T)

Enrica Ardemagni (Liberal Arts)

Sarah Baker (Medicine)

Martin Bard (Science)

Robert Bigsby (Medicine)

Marc Bilodeau (Liberal Arts)

Jacqueline Blackwell (Education)

Bonnie Blazer-Yost (Science)

Debra Sue Burns (Music)

Andre De Tienne (Liberal Arts)

Linda Adele Goodine (Herron)

Clifford Goodwin (E&T)

Joseph Harmon (Library)

Kathy Johnson (Science)

Jennifer Stoelting (Herron)

David Suzuki (Medicine)

James Watson (Liberal Arts)

Frank Witzmann (Medicine)


July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 Term

Debomoy Lahiri (Medicine) – Taking the vacated term by Ed Curtis (Liberal Arts)




University Faculty Council (UFC) Representatives

From the IUPUI Faculty Council

July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010 Term


Carol Baird (Nursing)

Jacqueline Blackwell (Education)

Theresa Bourus (Liberal Arts)

Mary Fisher (Nursing)

Alan Schmetzer (Medicine)

L. Jack Windsor (Dentistry)


July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008 Term

William Orme (Library)**

** Elected to cover the fall term for William Potter (Herron) who will be on sabbatical leave.



Faculty Grievance Advisory Panel

IUPUI Faculty Council

July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010 Term


Nancy Eckerman (Medicine, Library)

Thomas Howard (Medicine)

Katie Stanton (PETM)

Patricia Wittberg (Liberal Arts)


Board of Review Pool

IUPUI Faculty Council

July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010 Term


Judith Ford Anspach (Law, Library)

Edward Berbari (E & T)

Jacqueline Blackwell (Education)

Andre De Tienne (Liberal Arts)

Nancy Eckerman (Medicine, Library)

Jan Fulton (Nursing)

Linda Haas (Liberal Arts)

John Hassell (Business)

Kathy Johnson (Science)

Debomoy Lahiri (Medicine)


Agenda Item VII:  Updates/Remarks from the Chancellor

Chancellor Bantz gave the following report:

·        Thanked Ng and Vermette for their years of service to the Faculty Council.

·        Thanked Bill Bosron for his service as Interim Dean of the School of Science. 

·        Congratulated Greg Lindsey on his new position at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

·        There will be 32 faculty members in the SCRUF program (Support for Recruiting Underrepresented Faculty), which was developed by Dean Sukhatme.

·        Campus Campaign – over 120,000 persons have given $317,000 to the Campaign.  The funds go to support the core work of our campus.

·        The School of Music has become a department under the School of Engineering and Technology.  The focus of the program here is on music technology, which makes E&T a perfect fit for the school.

·        Thanked the Council for meeting with Barbara Mawhiney regarding the review of the Affirmative Action Office and procedures.  He is expecting the report soon from her. 

·        The new Director of Equal Opportunity is Kim Kirkland.

·        The master planning process is on “turbo charge.”  The first draft proposal will be submitted by the end of May 2008. 

·        At the Board of Trustees, the Masters of Science in Taxation was approved for the Kelley School of Business. 

·        Ben Boukai will meet with the Commission on Higher Education to discussion the Masters in Statistics.  There will be a BS in Motor Sports degree on the agenda as well for the Purdue program. 

·        Commencement is this week.  Degrees awarded are:  baccalaureate degrees - 2,980 (an increase from last year); 1,828 masters degrees; and 59 Ph.D.s (double from what was awarded the year the Chancellor arrived). 


Agenda Item VIII:  Updates/Remarks from the IFC President

IUPUI Faculty President Pro Tempore Rosalie Vermette gave the following report:

·        Recognized the IFC members who are retiring this year.

·        The IFC-EC and Faculty Affairs met with Barbara Mawhiney, who is a consultant on employment diversity and versed in affirmative action.  Those who met with her were candid about their comments with her regarding the recent resolution by the Council.

·        Affirmative Action Office report – The report was distributed via email on May 5, and the documents will also be available on the website.  The new officer will be invited to attend a meeting of the IFC in the fall.

·        The committees for the IFC will be put together later in May and you will be notified by email of the selection.  If you need to fill out an interest survey, contact Karen Eckert ( 

·        If you have been elected to a position on the IFC and cannot serve, contact Karen Eckert so that your position can be filled. 


Agenda Item IX:  [Discussion Item]:  Honors College Proposal (Kathy Johnson, Professor of Psychology and Faculty Fellow)

Presentation: Honors College Presentation_5_6_08_final.pptx

Vision Paper:


Johnson introduced the vision paper as well as the PowerPoint on the Honors College (see links above).  Recommendations listed for creating an Honors College are:


}  Curriculum: 24 credit hours of honors coursework

      Honors coursework and completion of honors requirements should be clearly noted on transcript

}  Faculty: should be compensated for honors instruction

      honors instruction should be included in standard teaching load (not overload)

      multi-year contracts with units would help stabilize the curriculum

}  Space: central location on campus would be ideal (has been added to Master Plan list)

}  “College” status would heighten visibility, but would not represent a significant change in programming

}  Immediate objective: thoughtful  increase in student participation (including continuing/transfer students)



Belcher:  Has there been any consideration of a capstone course?  Johnson said many programs already have a program or creative project that can be used as a capstone.  Biddinger said the Honors Program has moved to petition to take upper level courses or a capstone to complete their honors notation.  This provides the students with honors experience within their particular field of study.


Schneider asked if this will be coming back to the Council for approval.  No response.  He asked that a column be added for cost of the program.  Johnson said their committee was asked to not focus on cost but the curriculum.


Spechler said there has been few students in the honors program in his program although there has been a course devoted to it.  Why are not students flocking to the program?  Johnson said she thinks students do not know much about honors as we do not talk much about it in Orientation.  Spechler said it would be a good first step to encourage them to try the honors program first as the program will cost funds.


Sukhatme said a budget is being prepared for the initiative adding it to the Honors Program.  Space needs to be identified as well.


Agenda Item X:  [Action Item] Motion from the Faculty Affairs Committee (Andre De Tienne, Chair, IFC Faculty Affairs Committee)


Vermette introduced the motion which is about adding NTTF representatives to the IFC.  She quoted excerpts from the IU Handbook that says that every unit can decide on the ratio of the NTTF on their faculty.  However, the vote of the NTTF in any unit cannot exceed 40%.  The IFC-EC is recommending to the next IFC-EC that there be a town hall meeting next fall to discuss this issue.  De Tienne spoke of the motion and the need for representation of the NTTF by the Faculty Council.  The motion is as follows:


Ten at-large representatives from the ranks of the full-time non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) shall be elected to the IUPUI Faculty Council (‘full-time’ as defined by the schools).  No more than two representatives shall come from the same school.  There shall be at least two representatives from each of the clinical, research, and lecturer ranks.  NTTF voting privileges shall be consistent with the Indiana University Faculty Constitution.  From the time of implementation, this policy shall take effect for three years and be evaluated during the third year for amendment, reenactment, or revocation.


Berbari asked who actually votes for the NTTF?  Who elects the representatives?  De Tienne said the Nominating Committee would do this.  The non-tenure track faculty will need to vote for the representatives.  Fisher said the Constitution and Bylaws Committee will need to figure out how the vote will actually occurred.


Watt asked how we will know who can vote on curricular issues at meetings.  How can you tell who is who?  Fisher said the Constitution and Bylaws Committee will need to work out those issues.  That committee will need to spell out what issues the NTTF can vote on and which they cannot.


Spechler said we should amend the Constitution to allow the NTTF to vote.  Fisher reminded the Council that it is not the IUPUI Constitution that allows us to have the NTTF to vote.  It is the IU Constitution.  Spechler also said there are at least four ranks that could fall under NTTF.  


An amendment was made to the motion as follows (see bold type):


Ten at-large representatives from the ranks of the full-time non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) shall be elected by their peers to the IUPUI Faculty Council (‘full-time’ as defined by the schools).  No more than two representatives shall come from the same school.  There shall be at least two representatives from each of the clinical, research, and lecturer ranks.  NTTF voting privileges shall be consistent with the Indiana University Faculty Constitution.  From the time of implementation, this policy shall take effect for three years and be evaluated during the third year for amendment, reenactment, or revocation.


A vote was taken to send this to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and the motion was approved.


Agenda Item XI:  [Discussion Item] Handbook Committee Report (Josette Jones, Chair, IFC Handbook Committee)


Jones read her report as follows:


Summary:  After evaluating the IU Academic Handbook the committee decided that updates needed to take place.  However, there are several different versions of the IU academic Handbook along with supplements for each of the IU campuses.  The committee noticed that some of the policies did not have procedures and vice versa.

·        Contacted Bloomington – informed that Handbook will be reviewed in 2008.

·        Review Procedures:

o   Follow outline of FC website

o   Convert into text pages and load into Oncourse for review and updates

o   Sort in folders by topic/subject

o   Tag documents for discrepancies / link to other documents

o   Missing date and authority

·        Resources used:

o   IU handbook (print +online)

o   IUPUI supplement (print+online)

o   Published at IUPUI faculty council website

o   FC minutes

o   Other; RSP, technology, safety policies

o   Dean of faculty Office documents (FAA)

·        Current issues encountered by Handbook Review Committee

o   Questions about what is truly a supplement

o   Policies and procedures (electronic IU Handbook problematic with linking) debated to who oversee it

o   Policy approval date can’t be found should use reasonable timeframe

o   Other important policies and procedures such as HRA policies pertain to faculty and not listed in handbook

o   Miscellaneous versions of Faculty Appointments, Advancements, etc.

·        Proposed structured of IUPUI supplement

o   Policies and procedure would be saved in PDF format allowing to index the document

o   Each document must have the following meta-data; date issued, authority, link to IU handbook, etc.

o   All documents are stored and archived in digital repository Control exercised through single gateway / establish authenticity

o   Only documents that are “current” – as defined by campus authority such as Faculty Council leadership and Dean of Faculty – can be linked to.

o   Recommendation to minor changes to the files would be instituted annually (others as needed)

o   Yearly review of guiding policies and procedures.



Agenda Item XII:  Election Results

Blackwell gave the following results:


President of the Faculty:                       Simon Atkinson (Medicine)

Vice President of the Faculty:   Jeff Watt (Science)


Executive Committee:              Sarah Baker (Medicine)

Anne Belcher (Nursing)

Jacqueline Blackwell (Education)

Nancy Eckerman (Medical Library)


Nominating Committee:                       Carol Baird (Nursing)

Robin Hughes (Education)

Kathy Lay (Social Work)

Alan Schmetzer (Medicine)


Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee


Three Years:

Linda Adele Goodine (Herron)

Kathy Marrs (Science)


Two Years:

Robert Aponte (Liberal Arts)

John Watson (Science)


One Year:

Bill Orme (University Library)

Ingrid Ritchie (SPEA)


There was a motion to destroy the ballots.  Motion was seconded.


Agenda Item XIII:  [Action Item] Report from the Constitution and Bylaws Committee on the Revision to the Faculty Board of Review Procedures and Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee (Cornelius de Waal, Chair, IFC Constitution and Bylaws Committee)


De Wall outlined the changes proposed to the Bylaws.  Fisher noted that the changes will take 2/3 vote of the members present to make the changes.


Changes for the Faculty Board of Review procedures are as follows:


Bylaw IV.G.9. Administrative response.

a)      Any review by the University Administration of the final report of the Board of Review shall be limited to information that has been presented to the Board of Review, and shall remain within the confines of sections A.4 and G.7.a of the present article, as will any determination by the Administration to agree or disagree with the recommendations of the Board.

b)     Should the Administration in its review chance upon any information that affects in any way the decision-forming process but that was not previously communicated to the Board of Review, this new information must be shared promptly with all parties to the grievance. The President of the IUPUI Faculty Council, upon consultation with the Board of Review, shall then determine whether the new information warrants a reexamination of the grievance.

c)      In cases where any such information cannot be legally disclosed to all parties, the Administration shall promptly inform all parties to the grievance of its existence, identify it under a general nondisclosure category, and clarify the extent to which that information influences its final decision.

d)     The Chancellor of IUPUI shall report the Administration’s final decision within four weeks after receiving the report of the Board of Review. Copies of this report shall be sent to all parties that received the final report of the Board of Review in accordance with section G.8.b of the present article.

e)      If a recommendation of the Board of Review is not followed by the Administration, the Chancellor’s report shall state in detail the reason(s) that the Administration disagrees with said recommendation, pointing out divergent interpretations of facts or erroneous representations of procedural handlings.

f)      If the Administration fails to state its reasons against the Board of Review’s recommendations, the President of the IUPUI faculty shall

1.      inform in writing all parties that received the final report of the Board of Review of the fact, and

2.      include it in his or her report for the May meeting of the IUPUI Faculty Council as described in section G.12 of the present article.

g)     Should the Administration agree with the findings and recommendations of the Board of Review but form in the end a decision not in harmony with the latter, the Administration shall clarify the extent to which its final decision was shaped by reasons foreign to the Review.


IV.G.12. The President of the IUPUI Faculty shall prepare a report for the May meeting of the IUPUI Faculty Council on Faculty boards of Review activity for the year. The report shall include no confidential information related to any case but shall include:

a)      the number of cases brought to the Faculty Boards of Review in each of the following categories: dismissal, academic freedom, non-reappointment, tenure, promotion, salary adjustment, and the nature or conditions of work; and

b)     in each category for each Board of Review:

1.      the number of cases in which the findings and recommendations of the Board supported the position of the grievant,

2.      the number of cases in which the findings and recommendations did not fully support the grievant,

3.      the number of cases in which the recommendations of the Board were sustained by appropriate and sufficiently documented Administrative action,

4.      the number of cases and the extent to which the recommendations of the Board were denied by the Administration and, within the latter,

5.      the number of cases that involved violations by the Administration of section 9 of the present article, and the general character of those violations.


Schneider asked for the Chancellor’s comments.  The Chancellor spoke of clarify of the changes.  He said he will need to consult the university attorneys to view the Board’s recommendations from this point on to be sure that all steps are followed.


The Council moved to pass the Board of Review (4G9 and 4G12) changes.  There was a second and the motion passed.


De Wall outlined the proposed changes to the Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee. 




Section D. Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee

1.   Composition.

a)   The Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee shall consist of the following members:

(1)  nine tenured or tenure track faculty members constituting a representative group from across the campus, and serving three-year terms;

(2)  one representative of the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee (preferably the chair or designee), who shall serve ex officio without vote; and

(3)  the Dean of the Faculties, or the Dean’s designee, who shall serve ex officio without vote.

b)   The Chair of the Committee shall be elected from and by the members of the Committee.

c)   At any time there may be no more than two committee members from any one school.

2.   Election. Three members rotate off the Committee every year with three new members replacing them. Two of the three new members will be elected by the IUPUI Faculty Council from a slate of nominees prepared by the Nominating Committee; the third will be appointed by the Dean of the Faculties. Elections are held in the spring and new members begin their term in the fall. A member may serve consecutive terms.

3.   Nomination.

a)   Each school on campus with undergraduate programs will recommend to the Nominating Committee candidates for a slate to be prepared by the Nominating Committee. Preference is to be given to those who chair or serve on a school’s curriculum committee or other appropriate committees. Associate deans or their equivalent from the different schools on campus may not be considered for this committee.

b)   The Nominating Committee will slate candidates in such a way as to ensure balance across programs and schools on the IUPUI campus.

4.   Responsibilities. The Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee shall:

a)   review all new campus undergraduate programs with particular consideration of proposed courses that may overlap with or duplicate existing courses or programs in other schools, and oversee the undergraduate course remonstrance process;

b)   mediate and propose solutions to resolve curricular disputes between undergraduate programs, in particular when remonstrance cannot be resolved between units;

c)   encourage interdisciplinary work in teaching, curriculum development, and research, particularly in the life sciences;

d)   provide collaborative support for the development of IUPUI’s general education program and its guiding Principles of Undergraduate Learning;

e)   review changes in program requirements that have the potential to affect course enrollments in other schools and programs; and,

f)    screen all activities involved in the creation, revision, and elimination of undergraduate degree programs with a view to upholding the integrity of the Mission and Vision of IUPUI, as well as the value of undergraduate degrees, certificates, and programs at IUPUI.

5.   The Committee reports to both the IFC Executive Committee and the Dean of Faculties.

6.   The Dean of the Faculties shall provide the administrative support necessary for the operation of the committee.



Section E. Reports

Chairpersons shall supply the President of the Faculty the minutes of committee meetings on a continuing basis, and each committee shall make an annual report to the Council toward the close of the academic year.


Boukai felt Item 1A1 was ambiguous.  Fisher spoke to the nominations for the slate – those schools who have undergraduate degrees.  That satisfied his question.


The Council moved to pass the Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee changes.  There was a second and the motion passed.


Agenda Item XIII:  [Discussion Item] Resolution by the School of Education faculty (Paula Magee, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Chalmer Thompson, Associate Professor, both of the School of Education)


Thompson and Magee proposed the following resolution by the School of Education faculty to break from the School of Education:




Draft Resolution on the Readiness of the IU School of Education, IUPUI to Become Independent from the IU School of Education, IUB

April 29, 2008



Vermette asked the Council to send any changes to the Resolution be sent to Thompson, Magee, or Eckert.  The resolution needs to be reviewed, revised, then sent to the President for review. 


Thompson and Magee spoke of the Schools distress of Khaula Murtadha’s resignation in the fall due to the core school process.  There has been a task force to look at this issue and they were hoping for some dramatic changes made to the school or that the school break away from the IU school.  The school wants to continue its growth by becoming autonomous.  They believe there should be ongoing collaborative leadership in the school.  The School worked together to write the document.  They are asking for endorsement only. 


Baldwin asked if they really mean the word “independent” rather than “autonomous.”  Thompson said the school wants to be independent.  Baldwin suggested they use the word “independent.”


Berbari asked why 1/3 of the faculty voted not to do this.  Thompson said there are two factions of faculty.  It may be very clear of how we sustain ourselves given that we need budget resources.  Those resources are not coming from Bloomington.  She feels there may be some fear that the school would collapse.  Magee said there are also some faculty who don’t understand the full implementation of the plan as it isn’t spelled out in the document.  She agrees there is some concern from those faculty members about how things would look. 


Schneider asked if it is true that at other campuses there are schools that are separate from the Bloomington school.  It was agreed that was true.  Fisher said they are asking for our endorsement as an additional voice for the faculty in that school to bring forth their recommendation to administration.


Applegate (Rachel) said it seems this is a good idea and wondered why it had not been done before.  [laughter]  Magee said this is the time and there is the strength to do this now.  Applegate asked who would not endorse this?  Fisher said we represent the faculty here, and not the faculty in Bloomington so we won’t be concerned about this.


Fisher asked if the Chancellor wanted to make comments.  He did not.


Baumer is concerned about the number of “whereas’s” and is uncomfortable endorsing a document that we cannot back up the allegations of.  Fisher reminded the Council the document had been sent ahead of time to review those points. 


Watt indicated there could be more trouble if the school does not make the split soon.  Fisher said the faculty put forth a proposal for a Ph.D. program on our campus.  The proposal is languishing in Bloomington as it is not sure if the program would come from IUPUI or from Bloomington.


Schneider said we are not being asked to make the judgment to split the school but to make the recommendation that the School of Education faculty can explore this further.  Goodine said we should cease to look at this as a power struggle with Bloomington but a way to raise the standards of the IUPUI school. 


The resolution was passed by the IFC


Agenda Item XIV:  Report of the Faculty Boards of Review for 2007-2008


Before the report was given, Ng reported that the IPP policy was passed in Bloomington.


Ng reported the Family Leave Policy is being held due to the School of Medicine’s concern as to how it will affect their faculty.  The Board of Trustees do not agree that the President can make the decision to move the policy forward and it now needs to go through the Board of Trustees.


Ng congratulated Atkinson and Watt on their elections.


Vermette thanked the out-going IFC-EC.


Vermette gave the report as follows:


Annual Report on Board of Review Activity

Since May 2006

Rosalie Vermette, President Pro-Tempore

IUPUI Faculty Council meeting

May 6, 2008




Total Number of Board of Review Cases:                       2



Number of Board of Review Cases for:


Ø  Dismissal

Ø  Academic Freedom

Ø  Non-Reappointment                                         1

Ø  Tenure

Ø  Promotion

Ø  Salary Adjustment                                            1*

Ø  Nature or Conditions of Work                           1*

*Same case.


A formal hearing was held on October 27, 2006, dealing with “Nature or Conditions of Work” as well as “Salary Adjustment.”  The Board’s recommendations did not fully support the grievant.  The Chancellor accepted the Board’s primary recommendation.


A formal hearing was held on April 17 and 18, 2008, dealing with “Non-Reappointment.”  The Board’s recommendations did not fully support the grievant.  At meeting time, the final report issued by this Board was awaiting a decision from the Chancellor.


[Correction:  The final report had not been given to the Chancellor for the April 17 and 18 review.]


Agenda Item XV:  [Action Item] School of Public Health Resolution


The Resolution reads:


April 28, 2008

Indiana University School of Medicine

Gregory A. Wilson, M.D.

G. Marie Swanson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

A Resolution for an Indiana University School of Public Health

on the IUPUI Campus


As described in its mission statement, “Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a partnership between Indiana and Purdue Universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.”


Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        A Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine that has a 10 year old accredited Masters of Public Health (MPH) program with 9 faculty and concentrations in three of the five core areas required for accreditation—epidemiology, health policy, and behavioral science

Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        Faculty in the two additional core areas required for accreditation—17 faculty in biostatistics and 8 faculty in environmental health

·        Many faculty in several other health-related schools including, 16 in epidemiology, 7 in health policy, and 14 in behavioral science

Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        An accredited MPH program with 134 enrolled students

·        A diverse MPH student body, with 40% minority students and undergraduate degrees in 60 different disciplines

·        Six dual or joint degrees with the MPH (MD-MPH;JD-MPH; DDS-MPH;MSN-MPH;MHA-MPH and MSW-MPH)

Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        A doctoral program in one core area required for accreditation—biostatistics

Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        Extensive public health and public health-related research, which is conducted in numerous centers including

1.      William S and Christine S Hall Center for Law and Health

2.      IU Simon Cancer Center

3.      Regenstrief Institute for Healthcare Research

4.      Polis Center

5.      Center for Health Policy

6.      Center for Environmental Health

7.      Bowen Research Center

8.      Center for Bioethics

9.      Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research

10.   Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

11.   Indiana AIDS Clinical Research Group

12.   Midwest Sexually Transmitted Infection Center

13.   Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences

14.   Survey Research Center

15.   Institute of Action Research for Community Health

16.   World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Healthy Cities

17.   Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic           Illness

18.   Oral Health Research Institute

19.   Indianapolis Eye Care Center

20.   Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

21.   National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

22.   Center for Aging Research

23.   Center for Excellence in Biocomputing

24.   Center for Computational Diagnostics

25.   Center for Mathematical Biosciences

26.   Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Center

27.   Bi-National/Crosscultural Health Enhancement Center

28.   Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness

29.   Alcohol Research Center


Whereas, the IUPUI campus:

·        has more than 1,300 students who graduate each year prepared for careers in life and health sciences and it ranks among the top seven campuses in the country in the number of health-related degrees it confers.  IUPUI has alumni that account for 85% of Indiana’s dentists, half of the state’s physicians, more than a third of the nurses, and a large percentage of the health and rehabilitation sciences and social work professionals.


Whereas, the IUPUI campus:

·        is one of the major research university campuses in Indiana.  IUPUI receives the highest level of external research funding of any university in Indiana and the vast majority of this funding is for research in the health and life sciences. IUPUI had external awards of $294,491,215 for 2006-2007, which is greater than the total external awards for any other university in the state of Indiana as evidenced by the following:  

Total Award dollars in FY 2006-2007

IUPUI                                      $294,491,215

Purdue West Lafayette                292,217,427

IUB                                            116,768,206

Notre Dame                                  83,201,393

Ball State                                     18,084,449

Indiana State University                14,944,784


The IUPUI campus continues to lead every university in the state of Indiana in external support for the Health and Life Sciences.  In 2006-2007, close to 94% of the external funding obtained by IUPUI investigators was for grants and contracts in the area of health and life sciences based on an analysis of grant titles of every grant submitted by IUPUI investigators in 2006-2007.


Whereas, the IUPUI Campus is:

·        Indiana University’s home campus for statewide programs in  Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pharmacy, and Social Work and extensive public-health related academics, research, and outreach in all other schools


Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        Extensive community collaborations across the state in public health practice, state and local government, health care networks, nonprofit organizations, and the healthcare industry


Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        International programs including the IU-Kenya AMPATH Partnership, the Canali Project and the Honduras Project

·        International students in the accredited MPH program accounting for 10% of the total currently enrolled students


Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        Existing synergy between public health and all of the IUPUI Schools which will translate into expanded research capacity and productivity


Whereas, the IUPUI Campus has:

·        Significant private support for a school of public health only on the IUPUI campus


Therefore, be it resolved that a school of public health be established on the IUPUI campus as the location in Indiana where accreditation can be attained and national and international excellence can be achieved.


Vermette spoke of the resolution coming from Marie Swanson, who was appointed by President McRobbie to look at the possibility of creating this school.  Swanson worked with Gregory Wilson, who is chair of the Public Health department as it stands at this time.  Swanson also worked with the Dean of HYPR on the resolution as well.


Berbari spoke to the resolution.  If the school was placed in Bloomington, it would have a huge problem to become accredited. 


Belcher supported his comments.  She said as IUPUI does not have a School of Public Health, it is hard to get some research funding.  We are at an advantage to garner dollars by having the school on the campus. 


McDaniel is in favor of this.  She said the State Department of Health should be listed as a “whereas” in the resolution.  There are many adjunct faculty that comes from that Department.  Fisher mentioned the communication collaboration listing at the bottom of page two.


Applegate asked about if the university even wants the school.  Atkinson said the university has made the decision to move forward with a school, but the question is where it should be located.  Windsor said this is also an attempt for it to not become a core school.


A vote was taken.  The resolution passed.


Agenda Item XVI:  Question and Answer Period

Belcher asked the Chancellor about a report on the Administration Reviews.  The chancellor responded there is a review on Dean David Lewis going on now.  There was also one other review done on Dean Michael Patchner?  It was asked that there be a report in the fall.


Agenda Item XVII:  Call for any IFC or UFC Standing Committee Reports.

No reports.


Agenda Item XVIII:  Unfinished Business

No business.


Agenda Item XIX:  New Business

No business.


Agenda Item XX:  Adjournment

A motion to adjourn was made and seconded.  The motion carried.  Vice President Pro Tempore Fisher adjourned the meeting.



Karen Eckert

IUPUI Faculty Council Coordinator