Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Faculty Council Meeting
February 6, 1997
School of Dentistry, Room S115
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Present: Administration: Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko, William
Plater. Deans: John Barlow,
Lawrence Goldblatt, P. Nicholas Kellum, H Oner Yurtseven. Elected Faculty: Charalambos Aliprantis, W Marshall Anderson,
Susan Ball, Joseph Bidwell, William Blomquist, Kenneth Byrd, Nancy Eckerman,
Julie Fore, Karen Gable, Paul Galanti, Richard Gregory, William Hohlt, Sara
Hook, Nathan Houser, Robert Keck, Raymond Koleski, Miriam Langsam, Thomas
Luerssen, Najja Modibo, David Peters, Richard Peterson, Richard Pflanzer,
Rebecca Porter, Terry Reed, Frederick Rescorla, Virginia Richardson, Bernadette
Rodak, Beverly Ross, William Schneider, Erdogan Sener, Martin Spechler,
Kathleen Warfel, Jeffrey Watt, Robert Weetman, Karen West, Harriet Wilkins,
Charles Yokomoto. Ex Officio Member:
James Baldwin, Steven Mannheimer, Bart Ng, Carl Rothe,. Alternates: Deans:
J. M. Kapoor for Roberta Greene, Shirley Ross for Angela McBride. Elected Faculty: Nancy Badia-Elder
for Janice Froehlich, Bethany Neal-Beliveau for Soren Svanum. Ex Officio Members: Donald Humphress
for Virgie Montgomery, Subir Chakrabarti for Rosalie Vermette.
Absent: Administration: Trudy Banta. Deans: A James Barnes, Paul Bippen,
Trevor Brown, Robert Holden, Continuing Studies Dean, Norman Lefstein, John
Rau, Robert Shay, David Stocum, Philip Tompkins, Donald Warren, Charles
Webb. Elected Faculty: Merrill
Benson, Ulf Jonas Bjork, Jana Bradley, Thomas Broadie, Lynn Broderick, Paul
Brown, William Burke, David Canal, John Eble, Naomi Fineberg, S Edwin Fineberg,
Patricia Gallagher, Bernardino Ghetti, Sanjiv Gokhale, Robert Hall, Robert
Havlik, Dean Hawley, Antoinette Hood, Elizabeth Jones, Henry Karlson, M Jan
Keffer, Michael Klemsz, Colleen Larson, Joyce Man, Rebecca Markel, Byron Olson,
Fred Pavalko, Gerald Powers, Richard Rogers, Mark Seifert, Jay Simon, Stephen
Stockberger, Jeffery Vessely, Marianne Wokeck, Mervin Yoder. Ex Officio Member: Henry Besch,
Michael Cochran, Richard Fredland, Stuart Hart, Dolores Hoyt, Juanita Keck,
William Orme, Marshall Yovits.
Visitors: Erwin Boschmann (Faculty Development Office), Mark
Grove (Registrar), Patrick Rooney (Chancellor’s Office).
Item I: Call to Order
Porter: The meeting will come to order, please. We have a very full agenda this
afternoon. We did not indicate on the
agenda any time limits, but in view of the number of the number of items that
we want to try to complete, we will be looking at completing the discussion in
relationship to the Trustees’ action on Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in a 30
minute time frame.
Item II: Approval of Minutes: December 5, 1996
Porter: Our first order of business is approval of the minutes
of December 5, 1996.
Langsam: I so move.
Porter: We have a motion to approve and a second to approve
the minutes. All in favor, say
“Aye.” Opposed? [none] The minutes
Item III: Administrative Report: Chancellor Gerald Bepko
Bepko: Since there is a full agenda I will just say a couple
of words. Perhaps most importantly, a
word of introduction. This is the
second meeting that our host Larry Goldblatt, the new Dean of the School of
Dentistry, has attended. He was at the
January meeting, but those of you who were here remember that was a meeting
that was not very well attended. Some
people had to leave early because of the bad weather and Larry was among
those. So, we didn’t get a chance to
introduce him. I am pleased to say
welcome Larry Goldblatt, who many of you know because he was a member of the
Indiana University School of Dentistry faculty here at IUPUI for about 20 years
before the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry was successful
in recruiting him away to be their dean.
We countered that just a couple of years later by recruiting him back to
be our dean. It was to our great good
fortune and to the great misfortune of Case Western. Their President argued with me on the telephone quite a bit about whether it was fair to
offer somebody a job after he had only been there a couple of years. Actually, he was very gracious about it
after he realized that we had all of the aces. [laughter] We are delighted that Larry is now back as
Dean of the School of Dentistry.
Welcome Larry! [applause[
We have a report on the TERA. Bill will bring us up to date on that.
think everyone has been waiting for the Trustees’ action on the Teaching Excellence
Recognition Award (TERA) that has been much discussed. At their last meeting the Trustees adopted
the recommendation of the committee that had been working on this proposal --
with a few slight modifications. The
next step is for us to implement the policy on our campus. There were a few particular issues that
require resolution before funds can be allocated to the schools for their
implementation of TERA. We just appointed
today the campus committee to advise us on those broad policy issues. The committee will be composed of three
deans, two representatives from the Budgetary Affairs Committee, and two
members of the Faculty Affairs Committee.
Erv Boschmann will chair the committee as a non-voting member and
provide logistical support in the event that information or other supporting
materials are necessary for this committee.
We think the issues to be addressed are important, but
probably can be resolved in one or perhaps no more than two meetings. We expect to have the guidelines available
for schools to implement TERA within a matter of just a few weeks. At this point, we can’t give many more
details but we wanted you to know the process is under way and we will soon be
able to issue these recognition awards for excellence in teaching. I would be happy to answer any questions.
you tell us if the major thrust of the revision was to go ahead with the award
with 25 percent of the faculty?
25 percent was recognized as a cap. The
amount of the award was decided to be between $500 and $1,500. There was to be no average computed. The question of faculty development monies
was decided to be handled in a separate manner. In other words, all funds that were earmarked would go to
teaching awards, but a separate source of funds equal to 15 percent of those
teaching awards will be available yearly, at least for the next three
years. The exact manner in which that
is to be determined will be handled later on this spring.