Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Faculty Council Minutes: May 7, 1998
Dental School Building, Room 115: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
I. Voting Members (106):
Present--: Allen, Stephen (Elected: Medicine 6/99);
Absent---: Atkinson, Simon (Elected: Medicine 6/99);
Present--: 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);
Present--: 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);
Present--: Bepko, Gerald (Ex Officio: Officer: Chancellor of IUPUI.);
Absent---: 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);
Present--: Brothers, Linda (Elected: At Large 6/99);
Absent---: Brown, Trevor (Ex Officio: Dean of Journalism);
Absent---: Burr, David (Elected: At Large 6/99);
Present--: 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);
Present--: 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);
Present--: 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);
Present--: Froehlich, Janice (Elected: Medicine 6/98);
Present--: Galanti, Paul (Elected: Law 6/98. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);
Present--: Gardner, Carol (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/99);
Present--: Gilman, Linda (Elected: Nursing 6/99);
Present--: 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);
Present--: Hawley, Dean (Elected: Medicine 6/98);
Absent---: Holden, Robert (Ex Officio: Dean of 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);
Present--: Jones, Elizabeth (Elected: Physical Education 6/98);
Absent---: Karlson, Henry (Elected: At Large 6/98. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/98);
Present--: Keck, Juanita (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);
Present--: Keck, Robert (Elected: At Large 6/98);
Absent---: Keffer, M. Jan (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);
Present--: 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);
Absent---: Luerssen, Thomas (Elected: Medicine 6/98);
Present--: 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);
Absent---: 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);
Present--: Pless, John (Elected: Medicine 6/99);
Present--: Porter, Rebecca (Elected Officer: Vice President 6/98. Ex Officio: UFC Rep. 6/98);
Alternate: Porterfield, Amanda (Elected: At Large 6/99) --
-------via Jonathan R. Eller (Liberal Arts);
Present--: Powers, Gerald (Elected: At Large 6/98. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);
Absent---: Rescorla, Frederick (Elected: At Large 6/98);
Present--: Rizkalla, Maher (Elected: Engineering & Technology 6/98);
Present--: Robertson, Jean (Elected: Herron 6/99);
Absent---: 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);
Present--: Sothmann, Mark S. (Ex Officio: Dean of Allied Health Sciences);
Present--: Spechler, Martin (Elected: At Large 6/98);
Alternate: Stocum, David (Ex Officio: Dean of Science) --
-------via Kathryn Wilson (Science);
Absent---: Sutton, Susan (Elected: At Large 6/99);
Alternate: Svanum, Soren (Elected: At Large 6/98) --
-------via Bethany Neal-Beliveau (Science);
Absent---: Tarver, Robert (Elected: Medicine 6/99);
Present--: Tompkins, Philip (Ex Officio: Director of University Libraries);
Present--: Vermette, Rosalie (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);
Present--: Vessely, Jeffery (Elected: At Large 6/98);
Present--: Wagner, Marion (Elected: Social Work 6/99. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);
Present--: Warfel, Kathleen (Elected: At Large 6/98);
Absent---: Warren, Donald (Ex Officio: Dean of Education);
Present--: Watt, Jeffrey (Elected: At Large 6/98);
Alternate: Webb, Dorothy (Elected: At Large 6/99) --
-------via Elizabeth Goering (Liberal Arts);
Absent---: Weetman, Robert (Elected: Medicine 6/98);
Present--: West, Karen (Elected: Medicine 6/98);
Alternate: Wilkins, Harriet (Appointed Officer: Parliamentarian 6/98. Elected: At Large 6/98) --
-------via W. David Bostwick (Engineering & Technology) & Carl Rothe (Medicine);
Absent---: Woods, David G. (Ex Officio: Dean of Music) (Bloomington)
Present--: Yokomoto, Charles (Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/98);
Present--: 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--: Carlin, Paul (Liberal Arts);
Present--: Frisby, David (Faculty Council Coordinator);
Present--: Grove, Mark (Registrar);
Present--: Larter, Raima (Science);
Present--: Lorentz, Donald (UITS Audio Engineer: Recorder);
Present--: Martin, Robert (Vice-Chancellor for Administration & Finance);
Present--: Nehf, Laura (Coordinator, Associate Faculty Affairs);
Present--: Rooney, Patrick M. (IUPUI Administration);
Present--: Sullivan, Cheryl (Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs).
Agenda Item I. Call to Order: Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President)!
Vice-President Rebecca Porter called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.
Agenda Item II. Approval of Minutes for Nov 6, 1997, Dec 4, 1997, and Apr 2, 1998 (attached* to agenda).
Watt moved and Powers seconded that the November 6, 1997 minutes be approved. Watt moved and Ng seconded that the December 4, 1997 minutes be approved. Watt moved and Ng seconded that the April 2, 1998 minutes be approved. All three motions carried . The minutes will be posted on the Faculty Council webpage as approved.
Agenda Item III. Chancellor's Report: Gerald Bepko (IUPUI Chancellor & IU Vice-President).
The Chancellor's report was deferred since he had not yet returned from the Board of Trustees meeting at IUB.
Agenda Item IV. President's Report: William Schneider (IUPUI Faculty President & UFC Co-Secretary).
President Schneider reported that at the previous day's Trustees meeting the Partially Paid Family Leave Policy was adopted. The new pamphlet on the revised grievance procedures (taken from the new IUPUI Supplement to the IU Academic Handbook) is a vailable to interested parties; several hundred have already been requested.
Agenda Item V. President's Annual Summary Report on the Boards of Review: William Schneider.
President Schneider presented the constitutionally mandated annual report on the Board of Review activities (since last May). The new Mediation Committee is in place and operating. Two Boards of Review have been completed, one regarding administrat ive discipline (which the board upheld), and another regarding the administrative punitive action for a faculty member (the board found for the faculty member, but a settlement was negotiated). There is also one case pending. The Mediation Committee succe ssfully mediated one case, and began another which was subsequently dropped by the faculty member before resolution.
Agenda Item VI. Election of Nominating, Executive, and Promotion/Tenure Committees (see attachment* for slates -- also distributed earlier via email): Harriet Wilkins (Nominating Committee Chair) [ACTION ITEM]
Assisted by Sara Hook, Karen West (substituting for Harriet Wilkins) conducted the election. Elected for a two-year term (1998/99 - 1999/00) to the Executive Committee were Robert Keck, Steven Mannheimer, Byron Olson, and Jeffery Vessely. Elected t o the Nominating Committee for the same two-year term were Mary Fisher, Elizabeth Jones, Marion Wagner, and Harriet Wilkins; elected for a one-year term (1998/99) was Richard Pfile. Elected to the Promotion & Tenure Committee as an at-large member for a three-year term (1998/99 - 2000/01) was Ulla Connor. The council approved shredding the ballots and keeping the tally sheet in the Faculty Council Office.
Agenda Item VII. Academic Calendar Status Report: Academic Affairs Committee: Beverly Ross (Chair) & Mark Grove (Registrar) [VOTE ITEM: 5 Minute Limit]
Beverly Ross, speaking for the Academic Affairs Committee, recommended that the Faculty Council approve the academic calendar (no second was necessary). Spechler raised a question regarding a comparison of the calendars of IUPUI and IUB. Grove resp onded by saying the fall semester begins on Wednesday because of the Labor Day and Thanksgiving holidays, but that whereas our fall and spring semesters have the same number of school days, IUB has less in the fall than the spring. Grove also reported the calendar was set through 2010 with the new Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday being the only major change. The Faculty Council voted to adopt the academic calendar.
Agenda Item VIII. "Proposed Descriptions of the Principles of Undergraduate Learning" (see attachment* -- latest version): Beverly Ross (Academic Affairs Committee Chair) [CONTINUED DISCUSSION AND VOTE ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].
Beverly Ross introduced the latest version saying the description of the six principles had been shortened, some had been made clearer, and that some had been expanded so that one is not seen to be more important than the others. The international concerns have been addressed, and definitions and outcomes have been added for each principle to facilitate assessment. Speaking for the Academic Affairs Committee, she recommended adoption by the Faculty Council (no second necessary). After some discussi on the motion carried unanimously.
Agenda Item IX. Revised Proposal for "IUPUI Faculty/Librarian Review and Enhancement" (see attachment*): Sara Hook (Faculty Affairs Comm. Chair) [DISCUSSION AND VOTE ITEM: 20 Min Limit].
Speaking for the Executive Committee, President Schneider moved that the Faculty Council approve the document. He explained why the Executive Committee, rather than the Faculty Affairs Committee, was bringing the motion: the document has been under discussion a long time, and it does represent a reasonable and responsible response to the call for accountability. He pointed out that IUPUI's document allows the schools individually to define chronic unproductivity, compared to IUB's approach, which h as defined academic misconduct without the schools' having a say. President Schneider contended that this proposal puts responsibility where it should be, with the unit, and argued that even if the document is not perfect it can later be modified. After h e gave some more background and supplementary information, there was considerable discussion, a summary of which follows.
Spechler argued that IUB has already turned down this version of the policy, there is no urgency, a university-wide policy is needed, schools should not be defining unsatisfactory performance, the policy needs to account for the changing phases of an ac ademic career, we need to protect our colleagues, we already have policies regarding academic misconduct and incompetence wherein we can act immediately, this new policy's sanctions would only be intermediate (not including dismissal), and so he moved it be deferred until the fall.
At Porter's request, Spechler's motion was postponed to allow more discussion. Warfel took the opportunity to agree with the Executive Committee and disagree with Spechler, arguing that this is an important document for the campus, it's been worked on for over ten years, and it will do the campus proud to approve it. Even in a worse case scenario it offers protection and opportunity.
Wilson (alternate for Stocum) supported Spechler and spoke against approval, arguing that the policy drags out dismissal for three more years and encourages chronic underperformers.
Mannheimer voiced the issue of whether the policy was too hard or too soft, and reminded everyone that tenure should be regarded as sacred, and therefore should be both awarded and removed only with all due care.
Hook, speaking as chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee, reviewed what the committee had done. It had struggled with defining terms, eventually deciding that the schools should define the terms. It had argued over the number of years to wait (two or t hree) before sanctions. It had argued over the necessity of input from the full faculty. Meanwhile, committee members began to dwindle. After two years nothing more can be done and so it's now brought before the Faculty Council for a vote.
Warfel addressed Wilson's point regarding the prolongation of incompetence. She distinguished those faculty who are unable versus those who are unwilling. The current policy for dismissal still applies to the latter. This pending policy applies to the former.
E. Fineberg outlined the review process, emphasizing the departmental level of involvement, and argued that the policy is fair. In contrast with IUB's version, which focuses on more drastic cases, IUPUI's aims to help.
In response to Spechler's contention that IUB had already turned its version of the policy down, Schneider gave his understanding of UFC's and IUB's efforts regarding this matter. The UFC will formulate a university-wide policy based on what the campus es have adopted. IUPUI should therefore not wait to adopt this policy in hopes that UFC will do so. He also pointed out that IUB did adopt a misconduct policy.
Spechler corrected Wilson's support, pointing to Item #12 and emphasizing the words "dismissal only if" -- that is, she is mistaken if she thinks even this policy will allow dismissal. He then moved that the document be sent back to committee for consi deration, and that the document be circulated among all the faculty. Ford seconded the motion.
The motion was defeated. The council returned to the motion to adopt the policy.
Rothe responded to Spechler, contending his reading was incorrect. He pointed to lines 53-57 and argued that the word "may" there does not preclude sanctions. This policy allows for discretion, especially on the part of the chair, as to whether help or dismissal is due.
Spechler responded to Rothe on this very important matter of the dismissal of faculty. Hook supported Spechler's reading but pointed out that dismissal can occur regardless of this document. Wilson reiterated her claim that this policy fails because it helps the bad cases remain.
Porter called an end to the discussion and proposed an extension of ten minutes but there was no support so the council moved to a vote. The motion to adopt the document as policy was approved.
Agenda Item III. Chancellor's Report: Gerald Bepko (IUPUI Chancellor & IU Vice-President).
For a change of pace, the council returned to agenda item III, the Chancellor having arrived during the previous discussion. Chancellor Bepko asked for a report on the new childcare facility from Vice-Chancellor Robert Martin.
Martin reported that an architect, CSO Associates, has been hired, and that under Beth Jeglum the design team is at work. Preliminary drawings are now available. The site remains on the western perimeter of the campus, and the design might be ready aro und the first of July. Martin stated the campus is very pleased with their progress. In response to R. Keck's question of the footprint and its physical coordination with housing, Martin affirmed that the Ronald McDonald House, Student Housing, and the Ch ildcare Facility are being jointly coordinated. In response to Spechler's question regarding emergency fixes (e.g., dropping one child one time for one class), Martin affirmed that the facility will address this student need. It is anticipated that one-th ird of their service will fit this category of one-time drop-off for one to four hours. Mannheimer added that architects rise to their client's expectations, so IUPUI should be proactive with regard to CSO's work.
Chancellor Bepko called on Executive Vice-Chancellor Plater to report on faculty demographics and on the annual Promotion and Tenure document which was distributed at the meeting. Plater presented a summary of the document which demonstrated its useful ness and called attention to item #3 on excellence.
Bepko then called on Vice-Chancellor Banta to report on the draft of the 1997 IUPUI Performance Report which was also distributed at the meeting. Banta summed up the report saying this year was a little better than the year before. She said the Plannin g Committee is now reviewing the data and will possibly modify the report.
Bepko reported on the IU Board of Trustees meeting. A new Tourism degree was approved. The track and soccer stadium will be named after Michael A. Carroll in honor of his extensive contributions to IUPUI athletics before his untimely death (airplane cr ash). The Capital Request to the Indiana General Assembly will include a request for $22 million for IUB classroom space as its top priority. Also requested will be funds for a new IUPUI Communication Technologies Complex, $33 million to replace the old I UPUI Mary Cable classroom building, $80 million to complete the renovation of the IUPUI Medical Science Building and to renovate other facilities around the state (like Gary and South Bend) used by the Medical Center. The Trustees also recommended the app ointment with tenure of Gene Tempel to the School of Education, and of Herman Saatkamp as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts. Saatkamp will be coming from Texas A&M where he was the chair of the philosophy department and involved in the humanities and medicine. As he was editor of the Santayana Project there, the possibility exists of bringing the project here to IUPUI to join with the Peirce Edition Project in a Center for American Thought.
Bepko pointed out that it will not be possible for Saatkamp to replace Liberal Arts Dean John Barlow, who has made a lifetime contribution to the university community with his thirty-one years of dedication to our becoming a high class urban university . Since he has "aged considerably" according to the recent Sagamore article on his retirement, and since he upon his retirement will likely return to New York, and since he is here attending his last IUPUI Faculty Council meeting, it is fitting tha t the Faculty Council recognize John Barlow. [There was extensive applause.] Bepko invited everyone to Barlow's retirement reception the following afternoon, and as a capstone, announced two grants that Barlow helped bring to the campus: $6.5 million for the Center on Philanthropy and $3.5 million for POLIS to conduct studies in American religion.
Bepko also applauded the big role the School of Liberal Arts played in the report of the Mayor's High Tech Task Force, which is helping to lead the state into economic growth through the application of technology.
Bepko announced that the Davis Cup quarterfinals, a worldwide event between the U.S. and Belgium, will be held at IUPUI in July.
Bepko closed his report with one last word on the action of the Faculty Council today. He found it admirable and thinks it puts us in the forefront of higher education today, and he's proud of the council.
Vice-President Porter took the opportunity to acknowledge President Bill Schneider's last Faculty Council meeting as its leader. She pointed out that the office of president demands an enormous time commitment of which the actual Faculty Council meetin g time is minor. Working on behalf of the IUPUI faculty requires serious dedication, so on behalf of the council she presented him with a plaque in recognition of his contribution to faculty governance. He was also presented with his own gavel. [Applause. ]
Chancellor Bepko commented that these have been two great years and much credit is due to Bill's leadership. He is a symbol of the accomplished IUPUI scholar, an inter-disciplinary explorer, an advocate for the faculty's interests while yet sensitive t o institutional interests, one who gets things done, and one who engenders high spirit. Speaking for the Administration, he also made a presentation, although an intangible one. He announced the William H. Schneider Fund, allocated by an anonymous donor, to be used by the History Department as they see fit (scholarship, grants, etc.). He closed with the hope that Bill Schneider stay involved.
Porter returned the council to its regular programming and asked E. Fineberg to provide some background for why the proposal of agenda item 10 was being requested.
Agenda Item X. "Proposed Changes in Titles for Clinical Faculty (Medical School)" (see attachment*) -- Ed Fineberg [DISCUSSION AND VOTE ITEM: 20 Minute Limit] [also at http://www.hoosiers.iupui.edu/faccoun/titles~1.htm ]
E. Fineberg reported that this proposal is a big issue for the School of Medicine that was decided a year and a half ago but got bogged down. The problem is that the School of Medicine has both volunteer faculty persons and clinical faculty persons , and they have the same titles but different roles. The difference between the two is a matter of obligation and employment: volunteers serve the school and get recognition, but its not a job; clinicals teach and do service for monetary compensation. We need to distinguish them, they are both very important but are two different classes. So, this is a simple proposal. We retain the ranks of professor, associate professor, and assistant professor. Full-time medical school faculty members would use the tit le of Professor of Medicine, for example, while a clinical faculty person (one who is paid) would use the title of Professor of Clinical Medicine, for example, whereas a volunteer faculty person (who receives recognition but is not paid) would use the tit le of Clinical Professor of Medicine. It's a subtle difference but one the medical faculty want in the handbook and used.
Schneider presented some context for the proposal. The request for new titles was sent to the Executive Committee last summer and the UFC was asked to approve them. Because the UFC was working on a policy for non-tenure track faculty including changes of title, the request from the Medical School was sent to the UFC Faculty Affairs Committee working on new titles. Unfortunately, they did not complete their work. It is hoped the UFC will move forward on it next year, but if we act on it now, it will sti ll have to go to the UFC since it involves a change in titles.
In response to Baldwin's question regarding clinical ranks at other schools, Dean Sothmann of Allied Health responded that Allied Health also utilized clinical faculty, but that with Clarion and the consolidations they thought it best for now to go wit h the Medical School proposal.
Spechler contended the new proposal does not convey the distinction they want to make. The distinction between a professor of clinical medicine and a clinical professor of medicine is unclear and doesn't serve public understanding.
Fisher added that Nursing has adjunct faculty that aren't paid so this approach doesn't clarify how they do things.
E. Fineberg responded that the proposal was only for the School of Medicine and not for other schools. He called attention to the last sentence and emphasized that the Faculty Handbook should define these terms.
N. Fineberg added that this convention is presently used at other medical schools.
Yokomoto commented that this proposal just moves the confusion from one place to another, and that we need to clarify the confusion for everyone everywhere.
Warfel pointed out that the handbook does define adjunct faculty and that the term "clinical" already means something, so that this proposal would result in three types of clinicals in the Pathology department.
Mannheimer supported the proposal. The Medical School valued it, and the public won't care about the confusion.
J. Keck asked what impact there would be if individual schools get to come up with their own titles, and also questioned why the issue is before the Faculty Council if it is a medical school issue.
Schneider replied this proposal will help clarify the non-tenure track faculty issue, which is now before the UFC.
Pless spoke against the proposal on behalf of many of the medical faculty on the grounds that it does not distinguish the two properly. Another member supported Pless.
Spechler moved to table the proposal until UFC considers it.
The motion passed 29 to 21 with 5 abstaining.
Warfel added as a clarification that the medical faculty had not yet approved it.
Agenda Item XI. Report on IUPUI Salary Equity Study: Paul Carlin [INFORMATION ITEM]
Carlin succinctly presented a preliminary report that the tenure and tenure-track faculty salaries have been examined, and that the next phase would include the salaries of lecturers, librarians, and scientists. Gathering data has taken more time t han anticipated, but eventually a salary model will be built which will include all variables that affect equity such as rank, years since terminal degree, years at the institution, school appointed to, and many others. The new model will increase our pow er to predict. He cut to the chase saying that with this new model, R2 (or the coefficient of predictive power) will increase from 64% to 81%, and that a benchmark will be set that will make it possible to provide explanations to questions lik e why males earn more than similarly qualified females. He hopes to have a final report ready for the council in the fall. He added that the study does want to ensure that underpaid faculty are considered while yet conserving faculty resources, and theref ore they will be automatically reviewing only those within plus or minus one standard deviation, or 87 individuals (67 males and 20 females).
Warfel clarified for the council that this go-round did not include the 700 or so medical faculty.
Porter pointed out that there is no opportunity for all members of the Faculty Council to ask questions so she pointed out two other individuals, Chris Keeley and Pat Rooney, to whom members could direct their questions. She thanked Carlin and said the council looked forward to the final report.
Agenda Item XII. University College Status Report: Scott Evenbeck (University College Dean) [INFORMATION ITEM]
Evenbeck distributed a document dated May 7, 1998, titled "University College 1997-98: The Planning Year" and explained that he has functioned as a liaison with the Academic Affairs Committee. The Budgetary Affairs Committee of University College a nd the Faculty Council Budgetary Affairs Committee have also collaborated. He pointed to other models for collaboration including the various instructional teams (including faculty, librarians, technology consultants, student mentors, and academic counsel ors) who helped plan syllabi for courses, as well as the first year teams. Collaboration has proved to be the key. He reported that University College has the strongest faculty from all the schools and is matching them with some of the weakest students. W hereas before a student might meet with an advisor once a semester, now it's once a week. Proud of those involved, he mentioned Associate Dean Barb Jackson, Assistant Deans Phil Seabrook and Gayle Williams, and especially, now part of University College, the Honors Program under Director Ted Mullen.
Evenbeck explained that the document lists accomplishments and projects plans for next year, yet is merely the beginning of his annual report. He extended an invitation to all to visit the newly remodeled building (LY). The whole building is designed t o let students focus on learning. He remarked that a great vitality exudes throughout. Herron students have been commissioned, and exhibitions will be shown this summer. October 2 will be the official dedication. He closed with the prediction that as the collaboration continues to gather the eventual impact will swell.
Agenda Items XIII -XVI. Question / Answer Period, Unfinished Business, New Business, & Adjournment.
Vice-President Porter concluded the meeting and ended her role as presider by thanking Parliamentarians Wilkins and Rothe for their whispered words of wisdom, the faculty council coordinator for the changes so far and for the anticipated changes fo r the coming year, the administration for its support, especially its support of the Executive Committee, and the Faculty Council membership for their hard work and participation. She wished everyone a great summer. There was no time for questions or old or new business. The meeting adjourned promptly at 5:30 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),email@example.com : http ://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil ]
[Attachment for FC980507 Minutes]
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Faculty Council Meeting: Thursday, May 7, 1998
Dental School Building, Room S115 (DS 115): 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
A G E N D A
Unapproved FC Minutes for November 6, 1997 (verbatim);
Unapproved FC Minutes for December 4, 1997 (verbatim);
Unapproved FC Minutes for April 2, 1998 (synoptic);
(IUPUI Circular 98-20) Slate for Election of Executive, Nominating, and P&T Committees (also distributed earlier via email);
(IUPUI Circular 98-21) "Principles of Undergraduate Learning" (latest version);
(IUPUI Circular 98-22) "IUPUI Faculty/Librarian Review and Enhancement";
(IUPUI Circular 98-23) Proposed Changes in Titles for Clinical Faculty.
Next Faculty Council Meeting: September 3, 1998!
[Agenda Prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby, UN 403, 274-2215
(Fax 274-2970), firstname.lastname@example.org : http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil ]