IFC 10/3/06 Minutes
Faculty Council Minutes (“IFC”): October 3, 2006
Attendance record and original agenda follow adjournment as attachments..
Agenda Item I: Call to Order: Rosalie Vermette (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President, 4.0064).
Vermette called the meeting to order at 3:33pm.
Agenda Item II: Adoption of the Order of Business for the Day.
The order of business for the day was adopted.
Hearing no objections, the IFC September 5, 2006 minutes stood as written and were entered into record.
These minutes are available to view online at http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/fc060905html.htm
Agenda Item IV: [ELECTION] At-Large Representative to the Promotion and Tenure Committee: Jacqueline Blackwell (Chair – Nominating, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nominating Committee Chair Jacqueline Blackwell re-read the slate of candidates for election at-large to the IUPUI Promotion and Tenure Committee for the 2006-09 terms, a slate originally presented at the 9/5/06 IFC meeting. Blackwell and the Nominating Committee distributed, collected, and tallied the ballots.
Patrick Rooney was elected will serve until November 30, 2009 alongside Keith Moore (Dentistry - 11-30-2007) and Richard Meiss (Medicine - 11-30-2008).
Blackwell thanked all of the candidates and moved that the ballots be destroyed. The motion was seconded and carried unanimously.
Agenda Item V: [INFORMATION ITEM] General Education at IUPUI: Bart Ng (IUPUI Faculty President & UFC Co-Secretary, 4.8185, email@example.com).
The appropriate IUPUI committees (including an Undergraduate Curriculum and IFC Academic Affairs Committees, respectively) and offices have continued their work on a response to the Trustees’ resolution on General Education (“no later than February 2007 the President and faculty submit to the Board of Trustees a plan to incorporate a specific general education component in the undergraduate degree requirements for all Indiana University campuses and programs”). Executive Director of Enrollment Services and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services Becky Porter has developed a matrix for General Education at IUPUI on which Ng has offered initial feedback. Ng reminded the IFC of a major associated issue that discussion of General Education has reinvigorated: statewide transferability. Ng informed the IFC that he has emphasized the campus’ commitment to the transferability issue in discussions with the Board. He will also continue to communicate the unique value of IUPUI’s current, established approach to General Education—through the Principles of Undergraduate Learning—to the Trustees.
Agenda Item VI: Updates/Remarks from the IFC President: Bart Ng.
Ng reported the following:
· Two open 'town hall style' forums will be held in order to offer the opportunity for Dr. Sukhatme to share and discuss the proposed Academic Action Plan for IUPUI. Faculty, staff, and students can now view the plan and submit comments about it online at http://www.iupui.edu/administration/acad_affairs/actionplan.html
Please see the forum dates/times below, noting that the October 9th forum will now take place in BS 2000.
Thursday, October 5 – 4:00-5:30 pm in LE 102
Monday, October 9 – 4:00-5:30 pm in BS 2000
· The IFC Executive Committee is seeking to schedule two additional meetings. One meeting would most likely be held on October 17th, to deal with general IFC business as well as to discuss the future of the Division of Labor Studies with Interim Director Mark Sothmann and representatives of the DLS faculty. The second meeting will be held on November 21st (a date previously announced as tentative) and will deal with the search for IU’s next President.
Agenda Item VII: Unfinished Business?
Agenda Item VIII: New Business?
Agenda Item IX: Adjournment.
A motion was made to adjourn the regular business meeting and begin the Chancellor’s address. The motion was made, seconded, and carried. Vice President Vermette adjourned the regular meeting at 3:57pm.
A transcript of the Chancellor’s address, courtesy of his staff, has been appended to the formal record and can be viewed online at http://www.iupui.edu/administration/chancellorsnews/06_soc_transcript.pdf.
Minutes prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, Molly Martin
[Attachment for IFC 9-5-06 Minutes: Attendance Record for IFC 9-5-06
[P = Present; L = Alternate; N = Notice; A = Absent]
[Attachment for IFC 10-3-06 Minutes]
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A G E N D A (IFC: October 3, 2006)
VI. (15 minutes) Updates/Remarks from the IFC President: Bart Ng (IUPUI Faculty President & UFC Co-Secretary, 4.8185, firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. [ANNOUNCEMENT] United Way Campaign 2006: Mary Myers or Roger Schmenner.
B. [ANNOUNCEMENT] The Town Hall Open Forums on the Academic Action Plan will be held on:
1. Thursday, October 5 – 4:00-5:30 pm in LE 102
2. Monday, October 9 – 4:00-5:30 pm in BS 2000 (PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE TO BS 2000)
Next Faculty Council Meeting: Tuesday November 7, 2006, 3:30-4:00pm, Wynne Courtroom of Inlow Hall (IH 100)
Please visit the Faculty Council website at http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil for agenda, updates & more.