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Faculty Council Minutes: February 4, 1999

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

Attendance Record and Original Agenda follow Adjournment as Attachments.

Agenda Item I. Call to Order: Paul Galanti (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President)!

Vice-President Galanti called the meeting to order at 3:34pm, and noted that agenda item IX would be divided into parts A and B representing the majority and a minority report. He also noted that item VII would be allowed no more than 25 minutes. < /P>

Agenda Item II. Approval of Minutes for January 14, 1999 (distributed earlier via email and on web at "http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/fc990114html.htm").

Vessely moved with Vermette's second that the minutes be approved. Motion carried.

Agenda Item III. Chancellor's Report: William Plater (Executive Vice-Chancellor & Dean of Faculties) for Gerald Bepko.

Plater extended Chancellor Bepko's apologies and regret for missing the meeting, a rarity; his professional duties called him to California to assist in the rewriting of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Plater reported that TERA (Teaching Excellence Recognition Award) would be reviewed during this, its third, year. Guidelines similar to last year's have been distributed to the deans. Award recipients must be reported by March 19 in time for a report t o be made at the April Trustees meeting. Requests for guidelines or information may be made to Plater's office.

An Indiana Community College has been created. From IU's perspective it is a timely and appropriate move. Although it is too early to say what the impact will be on IUPUI or any one campus, IUPUI has anticipated it for ten years and has worked well wit h Ivy Tech on a variety of fronts. Any consequences for IUPUI will be modest, at least for some years, but the tuition differential may have an impact one day. For now, IUPUI will continue to work with Ivy Tech and Vincennes to increase educational opport unities in the region. This may be a time when IUPUI can relinquish some of its responsibilities for giving access to the least well-prepared students while increasing the number of better prepared students.

Two Search & Screen Committees are at work. One, chaired by Barbara Jackson, hopes to fill the new Student Life and Diversity Vice-Chancellor's position, and the other one, chaired by University Librarian Philip Tompkins, will seek a replacement fo r Erv Boschmann as Associate Dean and combine this role with that of the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Both positions are to be filled by the fall is possible.

The analysis of the 1998 faculty survey is now complete and will soon be available at http://www.imir.iupui.edu/imir/assess.htm. This is the third survey so far, the second faculty survey. They provide a look at ourselves with an eye to improving ourse lves. Two highlights of the 1998 faculty survey are noteworthy. The overall rating of campus life, especially the quality of our students, is slightly down. Also, faculty would prefer to reduce the percent of their time (now 40%) allocated to administrati ve activities (like filling in surveys), in favor of teaching or research. The administration plans to work with Victor Borden on these issues.

Plater noted that the Mini-Marathon, which used to be held on a Friday, will this year be held on Saturday, May 1, from 9am - 1:30 pm, finishing at Military Park. Final exams are also scheduled for May 1, so faculty should develop contingency plans or contact Vice-Chancellor Bob Martin if necessary in preparation for the race.

In response to a question from Baldwin regarding the race and the closing of the Michigan Street Bridge, Vice-Chancellor Bob Martin said the route of the race had been changed to go around the zoo, and had been changed from Friday to Saturday to better fit in with city activities, and hopefully to increase participants. However, the entire bridge will close sometime this spring for reconstruction.

Agenda Item IV. President's Report: Paul Galanti (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President) for Rebecca Porter.

Galanti, having received Marching Orders from President Porter before her leaving, gave the report in her absence. Galanti extended Porter's apologies for missing the meeting. She was at a meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (Seatt le, Washington) making a presentation.

Two changes occurred in the Mediation Committee composition since last month's election. Carl Rothe resigned due to his election to the Board of Review Pool, and Sara Hook resigned due to her appointment as Associate Dean of the Faculties. The Executiv e Committee appointed Jordan Leibman and Colin Williams to fill their terms.

The original proposal for the establishment of the TERA process called for a review of the process at the end of the third year. After completion of this year's awards, a review process will be implemented both specifically at IUPUI and at the IU syste m level. This information will be conveyed to the Trustees for their consideration. While the review processes should provide faculty council members with opportunities for input, they were also encouraged to contact her (rporter@iupui.edu) if they want t o be sure they are heard.

Galanti also extended Porter's regrets for not being able to hear today's discussion regarding the admission and retention of our students. In a recent conversation among University College faculty, Monroe Little reminded us that our mission at IUPUI i s not just to admit great students, but, more importantly, to create great students. She encouraged everyone to keep that mission central to the discussion in their consideration of the multiple factors involved.

Agenda Item V. Report on Research Misconduct at IUPUI -- Kimberly Quaid (Chair of IUPUI Committee on Ethics in Research) [INFORMATION ITEM: 10 Minutes].

Quaid reported that the Committee on Ethics in Research, appointed by the Chancellor at the recommendation of the committee chair, has been in place at IUPUI since 1989. Federal regulations mandate that procedures for handling allegations of scient ific misconduct be in place when NHS or NIS funding is received. The committee utilizes a two-step procedure. First, if an allegation is received, an inquiry process begins where the role of the inquiry committee is to make a preliminary evaluation of the evidence and testimony and decide whether there is enough evidence to suggest misconduct has occurred. If so, the inquiry committee recommends to the full committee that an investigation is warranted. If so, an investigation committee is formed. Their fi nding goes back to the full committee where a vote is taken. The full committee then reports its recommendation to the Chancellor.

Quaid also gave a summary of the committee's activity. She has been active on the committee since 1994 and became its chair in July of 1998. There was one allegation of misconduct in 1994 which did go to investigation which did find that misconduct had occurred. In 1995 there was again one allegation which went to investigation with a positive finding. In 1996 there was one allegation which was investigated but with a negative finding of no misconduct. In 1997 there was one allegation which has gone to investigation but remains uncompleted. In 1998 there were four allegations but only one went to an investigation which did find that misconduct had occurred. The greater number of allegations in 1998 is likely due to better advertising, including a websi te (http://www.iupui.edu/it/rspinfo/ethics.html).

In response to Ford's question regarding the outcomes where misconduct was in fact found, Quaid said that in the first finding of misconduct the person in question had already left the university and little could be done. In another case where it was a lleged that the person had fabricated a letter of reference and forged signatures of colleagues and mentors, misconduct was found and sanctions were made, including the forced taking of a (new) course on research ethics (which Quaid teaches). In the lates t case the committee recommended to the Chancellor that the person be dismissed. The outcome depends greatly on the level of misconduct. If NIH funding is involved, any investigation report is sent to the Office of Research Integrity, which in turn can de cide whether to launch its own investigation.

In response to Keffer, Quaid noted that Ike Levy (Research and Sponsored Programs) is a member of the committee, and that University Counsel is often brought in early these days. In response to Galanti, Quaid noted that the committee has no problems co mplying with federal mandates in those cases handled informally apart from their committee, because they have no jurisdiction unless an allegation comes before them. On the other hand, she contended that if a serious allegation exists, it is best to utili ze formal procedures instead of relying on informal ones (contrary to what some think). In response to Mannheimer, Quaid noted that allegations come from the social sciences and not only the hard sciences, but added that most members of the committee are from Medicine and hard science, although one is from history and another from philosophy.

Plater commented that because this committee was created after procedures were established for dismissal of faculty for misconduct, they have only now become aware of some anomalies and will therefore need to cross-reference the processes and roles of these two committees. So later in the spring when revisions in the documents describing the process for dismissal of faculty and other related matters come before the FC, we will need to make minor language changes. Quaid added that according to Dr. Brenn er, a new definition of scientific misconduct will be coming out of the Office of Research Integrity which will also require some rewriting of policies by the FC.

Agenda Item VI. "Disruptive Student Conduct Policy (version 11)" -- Beverly Ross (Student Affairs Committee Chair) (emailed separately) [ACTION ITEM: VOTE].

Ross reported that the comments from the previous meeting (FC990114) were taken back to the Student Affairs Committee when they met (990122). She went through the details of the new version #11, explaining the committee's decision. Regarding the co ntroversial section mentioning the Swiss army knife (I.i), it was decided to substitute a sentence from the Code of Student Conduct. Smaller changes in the reporting form were made such as adding places for the class section number and the faculty member' s home phone number (optional). The new version was distributed to the FC with a request for feedback. She received negative comments from Slocum regarding the Swiss army knife section (I.i), and from Karlson regarding the phrase "mental harm" (I.f). She then opened the floor for discussion.

Gardner spoke of work she has done on disruptive students and then asked if the policy should not also address stalking. Vessely reported on a recent incident where a student threatened to "kick the ass" of a staff member if he didn't get what he wante d. Discussion continued on verbal abuse. Morris pointed out that the main point of the policy is to be inclusive, so as to give permission to faculty members to fill out reports. Discussion regarding the definition of "mental harm" was considerable, espec ially in relation to stalking and verbal abuse. Plater commented that if the intent is to let faculty members use their judgment to address problems, why not just say "harm," dropping both "mental" and "physical." Webb moved with Mannheimer's second that the words "mental or physical" be omitted wherever the words "mental or physical harm" appear, leaving only "harm." Wilkins read the relevant portions of the policy. Motion carried. Webb, Galanti, and Vessely together established the legitimacy of police officers carrying firearms during classes as the only exception. Ross responded to Keffer that the policy applied to activity in the classroom and not off campus or to such things as telephone harassment. Galanti encouraged the FC to proceed with this iss ue. Ross moved that the FC adopt the policy as modified. Motion carried unanimously.

Agenda Item VII. Faculty Council Discussion on "IUPUI's Admissions Standards, Student Performance, and Retention" Report on the Town Meeting held January 27, 1999 -- Jim Baldwin (Academic Affairs Chair) [DISCUSSION ITEM].

Baldwin thanked the organizers of the "standing room only" town meeting (UL auditorium), including Dean Plater, Norm Brandenstein of University Library, Registrar Mark Groves (the conscience of the faculty), the panel (Trudy Banta, Vic Borden, and Alan Crist), and the faculty and staff who attended. A significant amount of frustration was vented. Baldwin read some of Plater's comments, referred to some of Vic Borden's statistics, and then listed in the manner of "sound bytes" some o f the concerns that were raised, including the nobility of the mission, the fraudulence of admitting underprepared students, the problem of how to help undermotivated students, the expense associated with admitting students based on an interview, the poss ible negative consequences of our too-successful advertising campaign, the future of associate degrees given the new community college, the success of learning communities (the cornerstone of University College), and most emotionally, parking.

Two issues of importance were not addressed: 1) the need to improve student advising and not let it be abused, and 2) what to do if our retention rate drops after promising and working to improve it.

Baldwin presented two conclusions before opening the floor for discussion. Trudy Banta's office needs to continue to work on this issue, and the possibility of restricting admissions on the lower end of the pyramid so that more qualifie d students might be recruited and so that we can better retain the students we now have.

Plater began the discussion calling for another forum on this important campus issue, perhaps focusing on the first three "sound bites" suggested by the committee, before returning again to the FC. Sutton made the point, emphasized by S pechler, that motivation is the key to success here. Spechler pointed out that upwards of one-third of the students in his statistics courses fail or need to take it again, and then concluded that unless the State of Indiana requires it, we will not reduc e the DWF rate but instead keep our quality high by letting students fail and try again. Lowenkron confirmed this is not a good time to change our admissions standard, given our new University College where students' motivation is really being helped, not to mention the new community college. Chernoff contended that we should get rid of the students who are underprepared, who should not be here, and for whom there is nothing we can do (e.g., those who can't read). Vessely pointed out the biggest percent o f the problem students are those who are in school only so as to live off of their financial aid -- and that we should seriously attack that problem. Spechler compared those students with welfare mothers with regard to the difficulty of identifying them u sing predictors from high school measures alone, and advised heeding the Biblical wisdom of not destroying the city if it contains forty righteous people. Watt made three points. First, we need to send a clear message to the high schools on what college r equires. Second, remediation is necessary, because if a student's reading or math skills are only at 8th grade, we can't help. Third, motivation is simply the key, as can be seen with some adults here who start out at the very bottom but still succeed. Ga lanti commented on the discussion so far by seconding Plater's call for a second forum. Borden pointed out that the answers we get depend to a great deal on the questions we ask, and that it is not always the case that we (as opposed to Ivy Tech for examp le) are best suited to serve a particular student's needs. J. Keck drew attention to a fundamental problem for IUPUI: how are we to both serve the underserved and keep our retention rate high? Baldwin brought the discussion to a close saying that r oughly two-thirds of the students admitted to IUPUI are admitted conditionally, but that one-third of our graduates began here as conditional admits. Many of these students are indeed making it here, which is good for us.

Agenda Item VIII. "Announcement of University College Faculty Fellowships" -- Barbara Jackson (University College Associate Dean) [INFORMATION ITEM: 5 Minutes].

Jackson said that regardless of the issue of our admissions, they were all in agreement to do the best they could for those that have been admitted, and that she had come to marshal support for the University College endeavor. She distributed a two -page flyer announcing a new faculty development opportunity, "University College Faculty Fellowships," which has been designed to simultaneously enhance the professional development of faculty and the initiatives undertaken by University College in suppo rt of entering students. She briefly went over the eight different initiatives for which fellowships would be given: assessing curricular aspects of the template for first year seminars, instructional teams and the first year seminar, peer mentors in the first year seminar, innovative pedagogy in the first year seminar, faculty involvement in new student orientation, enhancing academic and faculty connections in University College advising, campus conversations on the "Scholarship of Teaching" project, an d qualitative assessment of learning communities. Up to ten fellowships can be awarded which carry a stipend of $5000. There is no application deadline but work should begin by the end of the spring semester. She anticipates that the pool this time will c ome mainly from those faculty who have already been involved but added there is room for those who want to begin. She requested that FC members help disseminate the information.

Agenda Item IX. Report on Non-Tenure Track (Part-Time) Faculty -- Karen Gable (Faculty Affairs Chair) [INFORMATION ONLY ITEM: 10 Minutes].

As Galanti had partially explained at the beginning of the meeting, due to the congestion of email traffic that was generated around this agenda item, there would be both a majority and a minority report presented. Written reports for both were als o distributed at the meeting.

Gable brought the FC up to date saying the Faculty Affairs Committee had accepted the charge several months ago to create a draft proposal related to non-tenure-track faculty. The full committee had broken into subcommittees, one of which was to addres s drafting that proposal. The subcommittee invited Laura Nehf of the Associate Faculty Committee to participate in extensive discussions and deliberations; she also attended some of the full committee meetings. The written [majority] report distributed to the FC sets out the state of things as of the first of February. The effort of the committee was to recognize that hiring and retention of excellent faculty in non-tenure-track positions is welcomed, while at the same time emphasizing that over-reliance on such personnel is a concern. The report lists eight items related to their effort to address this issue. Item #1 advises the Deans to look at this issue and reduce any over-reliance based mainly on economic or budgetary reasons. Item #2 attempts to def ine the various possible titles but may have muddied the water some. Item #3 proposes an associate faculty open forum group be established to address problems related to non-tenure-track faculty, and to supply delegates to the standing Non-Tenure Track Su bcommittee of the Faculty Affairs Committee. Item #4 addresses the composition of that subcommittee. Item #5 will likely create a great deal of discussion in that, even though some perspectives would have designated a minimum salary, the committee chose n ot to do so because budgetary considerations at some schools find such a minimum difficult; schools are however asked to be able to define and defend their positions. Item #6 explains the right to reasonable facilities, like a quiet place to counsel stude nts. Item #8 relates everything back to the Strategic Directions Charter. Before opening the discussion Gable emphasized that what the FC members have before them is "only" a first draft of what might likely also become eleven or even twelve versions; it is not carved in granite. She also pointed out that the draft has been shared with her colleague at IUB (UFC Faculty Affairs Committee Co-Chair Patrick Brantlinger) and so it will be discussed at the UFC Faculty Affairs Committee, and will be open for dis cussion with many groups.

In response to some confusion, Galanti explained that the report on ivory (or buff) paper was the majority report which they had just heard, while the report on regular white was the minority report which they were about to hear. Spechler added, as cha ir of the subcommittee that drafted the majority report, that it was approved by all voting members of the subcommittee, and that in the full committee it was approved 17 to 2. Galanti then introduced Terri Combs (Associate Faculty Affairs Coordinator), r eminding FC members that this was an information only item, and that comments should be sent to Karen Gable (kgable@iupui.edu) as Faculty Affairs Chair, or Martin Spechler (spechler@indiana.edu) as NTTF Subcommittee Chair.

Combs extended thanks for the opportunity for her and Laura Nehf to talk to the FC on non-tenure-track faculty guidelines since they represent the 800+ part-time faculty at IUPUI. They co-coordinate IUPUI's associate faculty committee, which is part of the Office of Faculty and Senior Staff Development. The committee has been trying to integrate the part-time faculty into the campus and to make recommendations concerning part-time faculty to the administration. The committee also performs a number of t asks such as taking surveys, preparing handbooks, and a website for part-time faculty. The committee has no official representation on any faculty governance body and is dependent on the FC and colleagues to ensure that non-tenure-track faculty are proper ly and fairly used on this campus. Combs and Nehf believe it is possible to develop a set of guidelines concerning non-tenure-track faculty which will enhance the use of non-tenure-track faculty at IUPUI, be beneficial for students, tenured faculty, the a dministration, and for the non-tenure-track faculty. However, they do not feel that the document which is being brought forth by the Faculty Affairs Committee does this.

Before Nehf began, Galanti requested that she talk only about the high points where the major differences are between them and the Faculty Affairs Committee, so as to leave about five minutes for the question and answer period. Nehf started by saying t he problem is what to do with a university that is faced with the task of providing education to everyone with little money to do it with and a lot of faculty on campus. The part-time faculty have been asking for some relief for many years now: a report i n 1992 raised serious concerns from the part-time teaching faculty about their working conditions, their environment, and the attitudes from full-time faculty, and the same issues were raised again 1997. Going to the proposal, I'd like to tell you that th at we worked very diligently in the committee to try and arrive at some consensus, but I was the only part-time faculty person on the committee, and at the end of the deliberations was told to file a minority report. There are three areas which are very i mportant to part-time faculty. We believe that the statement of this proposal's purpose should be cast in a positive light that stresses the need for integration of non-tenure-track faculty into the university, rather than complaining that part-time facul ty have contributed to its demise. We would like to replace the section in the second paragraph of the preamble referring to increased use of associate faculty with language that recognizes the need to integrate non-tenure-track faculty into the academic mission of the university by encouraging each school to develop a comprehensive plan for its teaching staff that directly ties its numbers, and proportion, of tenure track and non-tenure track faculty with its educational mission and objectives.

The second concern is the absence in the committee's proposal for any advancement on the part of part-time faculty or any recognition for those part-time faculty who are excellent and committed to the institution. The committee's proposal creates a lec turer and senior lecturer rank for full-time faculty, but slates part-time instructors to an associate faculty title or rank. We believe one must give incentives for excellence for people to move forward, and as representatives of the associate faculty, w e would ask for a incentive for associate faculty, as our proposal includes. We believe that it would contribute to the academic mission and allow people to develop professionally.

The third issue is probably the most pressing one. The committee's proposal, in #5, mainly asks for a campus review of the salary adjusted for cost-of-living, if there are campus financial capabilities. On this campus the average part-time salary is $1 500 and to adjust it for cost-of-living would add about $15 to the part-time faculty salary. We think that is too little an effort for such a long amount of time that has been placed into this proposal. We would prefer instead that this council adopt the salary guidelines that came from the UFC Faculty Affairs Committee by setting a timeline for raising per section pay for all non-tenure-track faculty, both full-time and part-time, to a minimum of $2000 per section. We think that allowing campuses to set a reasonable timeline is certainly an accommodation. We are not asking for this all in one leap but we believe that the salary issue is very important. It has been ignored and dismissed for over ten years.

Galanti commented that the proverbial "can of worms" has been opened and will undoubtedly be an item for a future FC meeting. We have before us the position of the Faculty Affairs Committee and the views of the Associate Faculty Committee. The Executiv e Committee will be looking into this further.

Agenda Item X. Question / Answer Period.

Galanti reported there was time for one question. Chernoff said she would say only one thing among many other things that she would like to have time in the future to say. After receiving her doctorate, she was in a comparable position of the non-t enure-track faculty here, but at another large urban university. During the 1979/80 academic year, she was paid $2000 to teach a two-credit lab course. "What we pay our dedicated experienced part-time people here is criminal." [Applause] Galanti pointed o ut that the administration might have another view on that.

Agenda Item XI-XIII. Unfinished Business; New Business; & Adjournment.

Galanti thanked everyone for their patience and decision regarding the Disruptive Student Conduct Policy, and declared the meeting adjourned at 5:31.



Attendance Record for February 4, 1999 Faculty Council Meeting;

Agenda for February 4, 1999 Faculty Council Meeting.

[Minutes prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby,

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[Attachment for FC990204 Minutes]

Attendance Record for FC990204.

I. Voting Members (109):

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

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

Absent--: Bailey, Darrell (Ex Officio: Director of Music)

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

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

Alternate: Belcher, Anne (Elected: Nursing 6/99) -- [via Beverly Ross (Nursing)];

Alternate: Bepko, Gerald (Ex Officio: Officer: Chancellor of IUPUI.) -- [via William Plater (Executive Vice-Chancellor)];

Alternate: Besch, Henry (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00) -- [via Keshore R. Bidasee (Pharmacology and Toxicology)];

Alternate: Bippen, Paul (Ex Officio: Dean of IUPU Columbus) -- [via Patrick Rooney (IUPU Columbus)];

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

Present--: Blix, Susanne (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

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

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

Absent--: Brown, James W. (Ex Officio: Associate Dean of Journalism);

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

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

Present--: Carr, Lucinda G. (Elected: Medicine 6/00)

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

Present--: Chin, Ray (Elected: Science 6/00);

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

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

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

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

Absent--: DeSchepper, Edward (Elected: Dentistry 6/99);

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

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

Present--: Eckerman, Nancy (Elected: Medicine 6/99. (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Absent--: Eickmeier, Valerie (Ex Officio: Interim Dean of Herron Art)

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

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

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

Absent--: Fineberg, S. Edwin (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

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

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

Alternate: Froehlich, Janice (Elected: At Large 6/00) -- [via Julia Chester (?)];

Present--: Galanti, Paul (Officer: Vice-President 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

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

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

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

Alternate: Greene, Roberta (Ex Officio: Dean of Social Work) -- [via J.M. Kapoor (Social Work)];

Present--: Gregory, Richard (Elected: Dentistry 6/00);

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

Absent---: Harrington, Susan Marie (Elected: At Large 6/00);

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

Present--: Hook, Sara Anne (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Alternate: Hoyt, Dolores J. (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Rep 6/00) -- [via Jonathan D. Makepeace (University Libraries)];

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

Absent--: Karlson, Henry (Elected: Law 6/00);

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

Present--: Keck, Robert (Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

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

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

Present--: Kennedy, Sheila (Elected: Public & Environmental Affairs 6/00 -- replaced Joyce Man);

Present--: Lee, Wei-Hua (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

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

Present--: Mannheimer, Steven (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

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

Present--: Marrs, James A. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Absent---: Martin, Joyce (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Absent---: Mayfield, Jennifer A. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Alternate: McBride, Angela (Ex Officio: Dean of Nursing) -- [via Shirley A. Ross (Nursing)];

Present--: McDaniel, Anna (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present--: Minick, Susan (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present--: Modibo, Najja (Elected: Continuing Studies 6/00);

Absent--: Ng, Bart (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present--- Olson, Byron (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

Absent--: Parsons, Michael (Elected: Education 6/00);

Present--: Pfile, Richard (Elected: Engineering and Technology 6/00);

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

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

Alternate: Porter, Rebecca (Elected Officer: President 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Rep. 6/00) -- [via Paul Galanti (Law)];

Present--: Powers, Gerald (Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);

Present--: Ralston, Rick (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present--: Richwine, Margaret W. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

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

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

Absent--: Rosentraub, Mark (Ex Officio: Associate Dean of Public and Environmental Affairs--Indianapolis);

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

Absent--: Russell, Steven (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/00);

Absent--: Saatkamp, Herman (Ex Officio: Dean of Liberal Arts);

Absent--: Sawchuk, Alan P. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Present--: Schmenner, Roger W. (Ex Officio: Associate Dean of Business--Indianapolis);

Present--: Seifert, Mark (Elected: At Large 6/00);

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

Present--: Spechler, Martin (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

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

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

Present--: Swartz, Darl (Elected: At Large 6/00);

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

Present--: Touponce, William (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/00);

Present--: Udry, Eileen (Elected: Physical Education 6/00);

Present--: Unverzagt, Frederick (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present--: VanVoorhis, Rebecca (Elected: At Large 6/00);

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

Present--: Vessely, Jeffery (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

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

Absent--: Warfel, Kathleen (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Present--: Wass, Justin L. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Present--: Watt, Jeffrey (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

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

Present--: Wiebke, Eric (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Absent--: Wilcox, Barbara (Ex Officio: Executive Associate Dean of Education--Indianapolis);

Present--: Wilkins, Harriet (Officer: Parliamentarian 6/99. Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present--: Yokomoto, Charles (Elected: At Large 6/00);

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

II. Non-Voting Members (5):

Present---: Blake, Pat (Ex Officio: Senior Academy Representative);

Present---: Lowenkron, Ann (Elected: University College 6/00);

Absent---: Manaloor, Jacob (Ex Officio: Student Assembly President);

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

Present---: Rooney, Patrick (Elected: IUPU Columbus).

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

Present---: Borden, Vic (Director of Office of Information Management and Institutional Research)

Present---: Boschmann, Erwin (IU Associate Vice-President for Distributed Education);

Present---: Combs, Terri (Coordinator of Associate Faculty Affairs);

Present---: Crist, Alan (Associate Vice-Chancellor and Executive Director for Enrollment Services);

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

Present---: Gable, Karen (Allied Health Sciences);

Present---: Grove, Mark (Registrar);

Present---: Jackson, Barbara (University College Associate Dean);

Present---: Logsdon, Susan (IU Foundation Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations);

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

Present---: MacKinnon, Joyce (Allied Health Sciences);

Present---: Martin, Robert (Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance);

Present---: Nehf, Laura C. (Coordinator for Associate Faculty Affairs);

Present---: Quaid, Kimberly (Chair of IUPUI Committee on Ethics in Research);

Present---: Ross, Beverly A. (Nursing);

Present---: Slocum, Richard E. (Vice-Chancellor for Student Life and Diversity).

[Attachment for FC990204 Minutes]

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Faculty Council Meeting: Thursday, February 4, 1999

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


  1. Call to Order: Paul Galanti (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President)!
  2. Approval of Minutes for January 14, 1999 (distributed earlier via email and on web at "http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/fc990114html.htm" and see attachment1).
  3. Chancellor's Report: William Plater (Executive Vice-Chancellor & Dean of Faculties) for Gerald Bepko.
  4. President's Report: Paul Galanti (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President) for Rebecca Porter.
  5. Report on Research Misconduct at IUPUI -- Kimberly Quaid (Chair of IUPUI Committee on Ethics in Research) [INFORMATION ITEM: 10 Minutes].
  6. "Disruptive Student Conduct Policy (version 11)" -- Beverly Ross (Student Affairs Committee Chair) (emailed separately) [ACTION ITEM: VOTE].
  7. Faculty Council Discussion on "IUPUI's Admissions Standards, Student Performance, and Retention" Report on the Town Meeting held January 27, 1999 -- Jim Baldwin (Academic Affairs Chair) [DISCUSSION ITEM].
  8. "Announcement of University College Faculty Fellowships" -- Barbara Jackson (University College Associate Dean) [INFORMATION ITEM: 5 Minutes].
  9. Report on Non-Tenure Track (Part-Time) Faculty -- Karen Gable (Faculty Affairs Chair) [INFORMATION ONLY ITEM: 10 Minutes].
  10. Question / Answer Period.
  11. Unfinished Business?
  12. New Business?
  13. Adjournment.

*Attachments (not included as part of FC990204 minutes):

1 Unapproved FC Minutes for January 14, 1999 (synoptic).

Next Faculty Council Meeting: March 4, 1999!

[Agenda Prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby,

UN 403, 317-274-2215 (fax 4-2970), fcouncil@iupui.edu : http://www.iupui.edu/~ fcouncil]