FC980402 MINUTES:

APPROVED FC980507.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Faculty Council Minutes: April 2, 1998

Dental School Building, Room 115: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

 

Attendance Record.

I. Voting Members (106):

Absent---: Allen, Stephen (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Present--: Atkinson, Simon (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Absent---: Bailey, Darrell (Ex Officio: Dean of New Media)

Present--: Baldwin, James (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Banta, Trudy (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Chancellor's Admin. designee);

Absent---: Barlow, John (Ex Officio: Dean of Liberal Arts);

Absent---: Barnes, A. James (Ex Officio: Dean of Public & Environmental Affairs);

Present--: Belcher, Anne (Elected: Nursing 6/99);

Absent---: Bepko, Gerald (Ex Officio: Officer: Chancellor of IUPUI.);

Present--: Besch, Henry (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Absent---: Bippen, Paul (Ex Officio: Dean of IUPU Columbus);

Absent---: Bjork, Ulf Jonas (Elected: Journalism 6/99);

Absent---: Blomquist, William (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/98);

Absent---: Broadie, Thomas (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Alternate: Brothers, Linda (Elected: At Large 6/99) --

------[via Ed Schilling (Physical Education);

Absent---: Brown, Trevor (Ex Officio: Dean of Journalism);

Present--: Burr, David (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Canty-Mitchell, Janie (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Chernoff, Ellen (Elected: Science 6/99);

Absent---: Cobb, Karen (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Absent---: Cochran, Michael (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/98);

Absent---: Cronin, Blaise (Ex Officio: Dean of Library & Information Science) (Bloomington);

Present--: Crowell, Dring (Elected: Science 6/99);

Notice---: Dalsing, Michael (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Dalton, Dan (Ex Officio: Dean of Business);

Present--: DeSchepper, Edward (Elected: Dentistry 6/98);

Notice---: Dickerson-Putman, Jeanette (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/98);

Absent---: DiMicco, Joseph (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Dunning, Jeremy (Ex Officio: Dean of Continuing Studies) (Bloomington);

Absent---: Eble, John (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Present--: Eckerman, Nancy (Elected: Medicine 6/98);

Present--: Evenbeck, Scott (Ex Officio: Dean of University College),

Absent---: Faris, James V. (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Fineberg, Naomi (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Fineberg, S. Edwin (Elected: At Large 6/98. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/98);

Absent---: Fisher, Mary (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Ford, David (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Fore, Julie (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Fredland, Richard (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/98);

Absent---: Froehlich, Janice (Elected: Medicine 6/98);

Present--: Galanti, Paul (Elected: Law 6/98. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Alternate: Gardner, Carol (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/99)--

------[via Jonathan R. Eller (Liberal Arts);

Absent---: Gilman, Linda (Elected: Nursing 6/99);

Absent---: Goldblatt, Lawrence (Ex Officio: Dean of Dentistry);

Absent---: Greene, Roberta (Ex Officio: Dean of Social Work);

Present--: Gregory, Richard (Elected: Dentistry 6/98);

Absent---: Hall, Robert (Elected: Science 6/98);

Alternate: Hamant, Celestine (Elected: Allied Health Sciences 6/99) --

------[via Bernadette Rodak (Allied Health Sciences);

Absent---: Hart, Stuart (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/98);

Absent---: Hawley, Dean (Elected: Medicine 6/98);

Alternate: Holden, Robert (Ex Officio: Dean of Medicine)--

------[via Meredith Hull (Medicine)];

Present--: Hook, Sara Anne (Elected: At Large 6/98. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/98);

Present--: Hoyt, Dolores (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/98);

Present--: Jafari, Maymanat (Elected: University Libraries 6/99);

Absent---: Jones, Elizabeth (Elected: Physical Education 6/98);

Absent---: Karlson, Henry (Elected: At Large 6/98. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/98);

Absent---: Keck, Juanita (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);

Absent---: Keck, Robert (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Present--: Keffer, M. Jan (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Absent---: Kellum, P. Nicholas (Ex Officio: Dean of Physical Education);

Absent---: Leapman, Stephen (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Lefstein, Norman (Ex Officio: Dean of Law);

Notice---: Luerssen, Thomas (Elected: Medicine 6/98);

Absent---: Man, Joyce Yan-Yun (Elected: Public & Environmental Affairs 6/98);

Present--: Mannheimer, Steven (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/98);

Present--: Mannix, Edward (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Present--: McBride, Angela (Ex Officio: Dean of Nursing);

Absent---: Modibo, Najja (Elected: Continuing Studies 6/98);

Present--: Ng, Bart (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/98);

Present--: Olson, Byron (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Parsons, Michael (Elected: Education 6/98);

Present--: Peters, G. David (Elected: Music 6/98);

Present--: Peterson, Richard (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/98);

Present--: Plater, William (Ex Officio: Chancellor's Administrative Designee);

Absent---: Pless, John (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Present--: Porter, Rebecca (Elected Officer: Vice President 6/98. Ex Officio: UFC Rep. 6/98);

Absent---: Porterfield, Amanda (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Powers, Gerald (Elected: At Large 6/98. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);

Absent---: Rescorla, Frederick (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Rizkalla, Maher (Elected: Engineering & Technology 6/98);

Absent---: Robertson, Jean (Elected: Herron 6/99);

Present--: Rogers, Richard (Elected: Business 6/99);

Present--: Ross, Beverly (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Present--: Rothe, Carl (Elected: Med 6/99. Ex Off: Exec C. 6/99, & UFC Rep 6/99);

Present--: Schneider, William (Elected Officer: President 6/98. Elected: At Large 6/98.);

Absent---: Shay, Robert (Ex Officio: Dean of Herron);

Absent---: Sothmann, Mark S. (Ex Officio: Dean of Allied Health Sciences);

Present--: Spechler, Martin (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Stocum, David (Ex Officio: Dean of Science);

Absent---: Sutton, Susan (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--: Svanum, Soren (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Tarver, Robert (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Alternate: Tompkins, Philip (Ex Officio: Director of University Libraries) --

------[via Dolores Hoyt (University Libraries);

Present--: Vermette, Rosalie (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);

Absent---: Vessely, Jeffery (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Present--: Wagner, Marion (Elected: Social Work 6/99. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Absent---: Warfel, Kathleen (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Warren, Donald (Ex Officio: Dean of Education);

Present--: Watt, Jeffrey (Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Webb, Dorothy (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Weetman, Robert (Elected: Medicine 6/98);

Absent---: West, Karen (Elected: Medicine 6/98);

Absent---: Wilkins, Harriet (Appointed Officer: Parliamentarian 6/98. Elected: At Large 6/98);

Absent---: Woods, David G. (Ex Officio: Dean of Music) (Bloomington)

Present--: Yokomoto, Charles (Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/98);

Absent---: Yurtseven, H. Oner (Ex Officio: Dean of Engineering & Technology).

II. Non-Voting Members (3):

Absent---: Phillabaum, Melinda (Ex Officio: Staff Council President);

Absent---: Barlay, Thua (Ex Officio: Student Assembly President);

Absent---: Yovits, Marshall (Ex Officio: Senior Academy President).

III. Guests/Visitors/Others (non-voting):

Present--: Boschmann, Erwin (Faculty Development Office; Science);

Present--: Elmore, Garland (UITS);

Present--: Frisby, David (Faculty Council Coordinator);

Present--: Grove, Mark (Registrar);

Present--: Hehman, Jennifer (Constitution & Bylaws Committee Chair; University Libraries);

Present--: Hoff, Beth (UITS);

Present--: Lorentz, Donald (UITS Audio Engineer: Recorder);

Present--: Nusbaum, Shirley (Dean of the Faculties Office).

 

Agenda Item I. Call to Order: Rebecca Porter (Vice-President of the IUPUI Faculty)!

Vice-President Rebecca Porter called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.

Agenda Item II. Minutes Update.

Spechler moved and Watt seconded that the minutes for October 9, 1997 be approved, with the following corrections: Slemenda for Slimenda and Morrel for Morelle on page 3; conjectural for trajectoral on page 9, and Hook for Jones on page 11. With th ose corrections, the minutes were approved.

In reference to IUPUI Circular 98-18, "Proposal Regarding Faculty Council Minutes" (distributed at the meeting along with Circulars 13b, 15b, and 19), President Schneider moved on behalf of the Executive Committee for the approval of the proposal. The proposal called for Minutes up through December 1997 to continue as verbatim but that from January 1998 on they be synoptic (topics and actions). Spechler supported the motion but questioned whether faculty opinions can be boiled down without feedback. Be sch voiced concern that the verbatim minutes be saved, and pointed out that both the University Faculty Council and the IUPUI Faculty Council have tried this before only to later overturn it. Both he and Mannheimer stressed the importance of preserving th e wit, humor, and even laughter (using brackets) of the meetings. Baldwin, Galanti, and Yokomoto also raised concerns regarding archival procedures, the value of having transcriptions, and the difficulty of transcribing years after the event. The motion c arried with 23 standing in favor and 16 against.

Agenda Item III. Chancellor's Report: Gerald Bepko (IUPUI Chancellor & IU Vice-President).

Given that Chancellor Bepko was in Vietnam, giving the keynote speech on the consolidation of institutions of higher education, Executive Vice-Chancellor Plater gave the report. Regarding the budget, the Trustees approved a tuition increase of 4% l ast Friday (3-27-98); 1/2 of 1% of undergraduate tuition will be designated to individual campus programs for quality improvement initiatives. The increase in salaries will be in the 3 to 4 percent range. Budget requests will be submitted by the schools n ext week.

Plater then introduced Garland Elmore (Associate Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Information Technologies) and Beth Hoff (Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies), to speak of the "enterprise license agreement" between Indiana Universit y and Microsoft Corporation. They defined the contract, outlined the benefits, went over the products included, explained the provisions, and pointed to the following URL to go for more information: http://www.indiana.edu/~msela/. They also pointed out th at 5000 CDs were distributed (free) the previous Tuesday (3-31-98) on all campuses. In response to questions, they answered that bookstores and libraries will receive more copies in two weeks to sell, that faculty can use the software at home or on campus , and that students can take the software with them when they graduate.

Dean Plater distributed a handout re-announcing the position for the director of the center for teaching and learning, and reported that the search will continue with the expectation of being completed by fall.

Also last Friday (3-27-98), the Trustees approved Robert Stern, an architect out of New York, to begin the preliminary design of the new Student Center. A series of town meetings on the new center are scheduled. Student fees will be increased to pay fo r the center. Housing on campus will be reviewed this summer. There will be a meeting on the design of the new Child Care Center next week.

A brochure was distributed on Dr. Samuel Betances, a motivational speaker on diversity, who would be visiting the campus the following week with something truly substantive to say. Also distributed was a brochure on the annual Edward C. Moore Symposium being held the following day.

Agenda Item IV. President's Report: William Schneider (President of the IUPUI Faculty & Co-Secretary of the University Faculty Council), & Agenda Item V. Elections Update: Report on the Results of the "UFC" and "FC At-Large" Elections (see atta chment*): William Schneider.

President Schneider reported that the 1997-1999 IUPUI Supplement to the Indiana University Academic Handbook has been distributed. There was a cost of $3.31 each for printing and copying.

He also reported that the slates for the Executive and Nominating committees were not ready yet but that they would be emailed to the members as soon as possible.

He also reported that Ted Mullin gave a status report to the Executive Committee regarding the task force he chairs on faculty and senior staff development. Subcommittees have been set up and the final report will be ready in May or June.

The UFC will hold its final meeting of the academic year on April 14 at IU South Bend. Included on the agenda will be reports on salary and retirement studies, problems with TERA, non-tenure-track faculty, and post-tenure review. Also to be discussed i s a proposal from the Medical School regarding titles for clinical faculty, a topic which will be on the May Faculty Council agenda too.

President Schneider also pointed out that the results of the faculty council at-large and UFC elections were in a document attached to the agenda (IUPUI Circular 98-14).

Agenda Item VI. "Proposed Descriptions of the Principles of Undergraduate Learning" (distributed at meeting, IUPUI Circular 98-19): Beverly Ross (Academic Affairs Committee Chair) [CONTINUED DISCUSSION AND VOTE ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].

Vice-President Porter relinquished the gavel to President Schneider in order to take the podium and present the history of this proposal (as the co-chair of CUL). Along with Vice-Chancellor Banta, they made a case for the urgency to approve this pr oposal (as a means of developing assessment measures), given the external pressure of accreditation beginning in two years, with the report due in 2002. Therefore CUL and the Academic Affairs Committee together urged the council to finalize these principl es.

Beverly Ross pointed out that the latest version is not available; the committee has more changes to make but will present it for approval at the May meeting. The committee reached a consensus that the six do incorporate the nine, so they'll go with th e six. They plan to make all six about the same in length, to deepen #5, and to fine tune the document with an eye to diversity and international concerns.

In response to Chernoff's question concerning the Bulletin of the School of Science, Porter pointed out that each school will still have to implement the ideas individually. Banta pointed to the website listed on Circular 98-19 for more information (ht tp://www.hoosiers.iupui.edu/gened/gnedprin.htm ). Plater urged the council to conclude by May for the good of all involved. Spechler suggested the new wording be put out on email so a consensus could be reached before the May meeting. Vermette challenged any professional schools unhappy with the international principle to speak up now, but there was no response. McBride emphasized that the health sciences must take a global perspective today, and Powers reiterated the point for Social Work.

Ross withdrew the motion for approval, taking the document back to committee, but will come to the next meeting with the final wording seeking approval.

Agenda Item VII. "Policy Statement on Resolution of Curricular Disputes" (distributed at meeting, IUPUI Circular 98-13b): Beverly Ross (Academic Affairs Committee Chair) [CONTINUED DISCUSSION ITEM AND VOTE: 20 Minute Limit].

Ross reported that the committee took under advisement the comments from the last Faculty Council and University Faculty Council meetings. She read aloud the new version, making some comments while reading, and explaining the changes. There was som e discussion of the motion to approve the policy, with Ng recommending an amendment or change to the wording. His change was accepted by the committee. Porter called for a vote to adopt the statement as amended. The motion passed.

The approved policy reads as follows: "Resolution of undergraduate curriculum disputes between two or more academic units is the ultimate responsibility of the Dean of the Faculties at IUPUI. When such a dispute cannot be resolved by other methods with in 45 days, the Dean of the Faculties, in consultation with the IUPUI Faculty Council Executive Committee, shall appoint a committee, composed primarily of faculty without major administrative responsibilities. This ad hoc committee shall include one repr esentative from the Academic Affairs committee of the Faculty Council and one representative from the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee. The committee shall not include persons who are party to the dispute. The committee shall, in a timely manner , make a written recommendation for resolution of the dispute to the Dean of the Faculties, with copies to the disputants. The Dean of the Faculties shall maintain a written record of the dispute, issues addressed, and actions taken. The following guideli nes should be considered in resolving issues: 1) decisions should reflect consideration of what is in the best interest of students; 2) historical precedent should be a consideration; and 3) financial issues are "legitimate" concerns but need to be viewe d in terms of the interested parties and the University as a whole."

Agenda Item VIII. Proposal for Changes to the Constitution and Bylaws (see attachment* -- see also IUPUI Circular 98-15b, distributed at meeting): Jennifer Hehman (Constitution & Bylaws Committee Chair) [DISCUSSION ITEM AND VOTE: 20 Minute Limit].

After going through the proposed changes page by page, noting the changes and providing explanations to questions, Hehman moved on behalf of the Constitution and Bylaws committee that the Faculty Council approve the amendments to the constitution a nd adopt the constitution as amended. The vote was in favor of adoption. Hehman then went through the same process with the Bylaws, and again the vote was in favor of adoption.

The constitution, with its additions and deletions noted, will be sent to the full IUPUI faculty as soon as possible, and after 30 days a mail ballot will be conducted. The amendments shall become effective at the beginning of the 1998/99 academic year if the faculty vote to adopt it.

Agenda Item IX. Resolution on Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Sara Hook (Faculty Affairs Committee Chair) [STATUS REPORT].

Hook reported that she brought this item to the UFC March meeting where a lively discussion ensued. It was decided to deal with both full and part time at the same time, and to discuss the renaming of clinical medical faculty in accord with the dis tinction between salaried and volunteer persons at the April UFC meeting.

Agenda Item X. Revised Proposal for Faculty Review and Enhancement: Sara Hook (Faculty Affairs Committee Chair) [STATUS REPORT].

Hook reported that each campus will be developing its own policy. The sub-committee has taken its concerns back to the Faculty Affairs Committee, and a revised policy will come before the Faculty Council for approval in May.

Agenda Item XI. Question / Answer Period.

President Schneider reported that the UFC adopted the Athletics Policy including both of the IUPUI Faculty Council's changes, and sent it on to the Trustees for their consideration.

Agenda Item XII. Unfinished Business? & Agenda Item XIII. New Business?

Mark Grove, speaking for Garland Elmore, announced that a brochure was available at the back, listing frequently asked questions (and answers) regarding the IU/Microsoft agreement, and including a website to access.

Agenda Item XIV. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

Attachments: Agenda for April 2, 1998 Faculty Council Meeting;

[Minutes prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby, UN 403, 274-2215

(Fax 274-2970), fcouncil@iupui.edu : http://www.hoosiers.iupui.edu/faccoun/faccou.htm ]


[Attachment to FC980402 Minutes]

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Faculty Council Meeting: Thursday, April 2, 1998

School of Dentistry, Room S115 (DS 115): 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

A G E N D A

  1. Call to Order: Rebecca Porter (Vice-President of the IUPUI Faculty)!
  2. Minutes Update.
  3. Chancellor's Report: Gerald Bepko (IUPUI Chancellor & IU Vice-President).
  4. President's Report: William Schneider (President of the IUPUI Faculty & UFC Co-Secretary).
  5. Elections Update: Results of the "UFC" and "FC At-Large" Elections (see attachment*): William Schneider.
  6. "Proposed Descriptions of the Principles of Undergraduate Learning" (attached to agenda of March 5, IUPUI Circular 98-12): Beverly Ross (Academic Affairs Committee Chair) [CONTINUED DISCUSSION AND VOTE ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].
  7. "Policy Statement on Resolution of Curricular Disputes" (attached to agenda of March 5, IUPUI Circular 98-13): Beverly Ross (Academic Affairs Committee Chair) [CONTINUED DISCUSSION ITEM AND VOTE: 20 Minute Limit].
  8. Proposal for Changes to the Constitution and Bylaws (see attachment* -- Proposed Changes also on the Faculty Council Homepage): Jennifer Hehman (Constitution & Bylaws Committee Chair) [DISCUSSION ITEM AND VOTE: 20 Minute Limit].
  9. Resolution on Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Sara Hook (Faculty Affairs Committee Chair) [STATUS REPORT].
  10. Revised Proposal for Faculty Review and Enhancement: Sara Hook (Faculty Affairs Committee Chair) [STATUS REPORT].
  11. Question / Answer Period.
  12. Unfinished Business?
  13. New Business?
  14. Adjournment.

*Attachments:

(IUPUI Circular 98-14) Election Results for Faculty Council At-Large & University Faculty Council (for 1998/99 - 1999/00 term).

(IUPUI Circular 98-15) Proposal for Changes to the Constitution and Bylaws.

(IUPUI Circular 98-16) IUPUI Faculty Council Membership Information (send changes to Faculty Council coordinator).

[Further Attachments Mailed Separately or Distributed at Meeting:

(IUPUI Circular 98-17) Minutes for October 9, 1997 Faculty Council Meeting

(IUPUI Circular 98-18) Proposal Regarding Faculty Council Minutes

(IUPUI Circular 98-19) Principles of Undergraduate Learning

(IUPUI Circular 98-13b) Resolution of Undergraduate Curricular Disputes

(IUPUI Circular 98-15b) Further Constitutional Changes

Next Faculty Council Meeting: Thursday, May 7, 1998!

[Agenda Prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby, UN 403, 274-2215

(Fax 274-2970), fcouncil@iupui.edu : http://ww.hoosiers.iupui.edu/faccoun/faccou.htm ]