FC990401 MINUTES:

APPROVED FC990506.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Faculty Council Minutes: April 1, 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)!

Galanti called the meeting to order at 3:35 pm.

Agenda Item II: Memorial Resolution for Professor Emeritus Samuel Hersey Hopper.

Galanti called for everyone to stand for a moment of silence and respect.

Agenda Item III: Approval of Minutes for March 4, 1999 (on web at "http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/fc990304html.htm").

Powers moved with Fisher's second that the minutes be approved. Motion carried.

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

Chancellor Bepko reported a sense of pride after just reviewing the Promotion and Tenure cases approved by the Trustees, and he said that this will be good for IUPUI nationally.

The NCAA self-study team will be here this week to study our academic community and the role of athletics in it.

The feasibility study for the Campaign for IUPUI has finished and the report will soon be available. The active phase of the campaign will follow.

Bepko expressed hope that the Indiana State Legislators will recognize the work of IUPUI, that they will buoy our spirit with some additional funding for capital projects so the building of the urban university of the future can continue, and IUPUI can move to the centerstage of higher education.

After his report at the last meeting, Bepko figured his allocation of words for the FC had been used up for the year [laughter], so he closed his report and called for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Agenda Item V: President's Report: Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty President & UFC Co-Secretary).

Porter remarked that the long agenda for the day was "not" an April Fool's joke, so she, like Chancellor Bepko, would also be brief.

Porter urged the FC members to take the opportunity to provide information to Robert Atwell (consultant on the review of President Brand) at his Open Forum on April 8th in the University Library Auditorium. She noted that his address is available from the coordinator if anyone preferred to write, and pointed out that Focus Groups had also been arranged to meet with him (Executive Committee, Standing Committee Chairs, & Faculty Governance Leaders).

The UFC met on Tuesday of that week (March 30). There was a discussion of non-tenure-track faculty, particularly part-time faculty. It ended with a plan to generate a list of items that need to be addressed during the writing of the next version of the policy. After more information emerges from the UFC, the issue will return to the FC.

The IU Board of Trustees adopted the resolution "Guiding Principles for Faculty Review." The focus is now on each campus to develop procedures to address the review, remediation, and sanction of faculty conduct (including dismissal policies). A sub-com mittee of the Trustees will review what each campus develops. For a positive note, Porter noted that this action on the part of the Trustees is an attempt to work with the faculty and its faculty governance concerns.

At the May 6th FC meeting, a report is expected on gender equity, as well as an annual report from Dean Evenbeck on University College. It is also hoped that the changes to the "Review and Enhancement" and "Dismissal" policies will be adopted, and that the proposal to establish a new School of Informatics will be presented for endorsement.

Agenda Item VI: "IUPUI Policy on Transfer, Merger, Reorganization, Reduction, and Elimination of Academic Programs" (on web at: http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/documents/transfermergerdocumentfc990401html.html) -- Karen Gable (Faculty Affairs Chair) [AC TION ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].

Gable reported that this latest version comes from the Faculty Affairs Committee with unanimous approval. She explained that the comments on "Model A" from the previous FC meeting (March 4) had been incorporated, and then pointed out each specific change since the previous version, including the substitution of the word "determinations" for "recommendations" in the sentence "The Chancellor shall make final recommendations determinations on the proposal and forward it to the Dean(s) of the program(s) for implementation" (on pages 3, 7, 9, the appendix, and the chart). Gable then requested that the FC approve the policy. After a call for discussion, Webb moved the question. The FC approved the policy. Gable thanked Joyce Marti n for her help.

Agenda Item VII: Proposed Revisions in IUPUI "Faculty Review and Enhancement" and "Dismissal Procedures for Tenured Faculty and Librarians" policies (hardcopies available at the meeting) -- Rebecca Porter (Executive Committee Chair), Karen Gable (Facul ty Affairs Chair), & Bill Schneider (Chair of Task Force on Wording ) [DISCUSSION ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].

Porter explained why this item was being presented by three different groups (Executive Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, and Task Force on Wording) by giving the background. The Trustees discovered some unclear areas needing to be addressed wh ile looking at the faculty review policies. The Executive Committee made some wording changes but the Trustees were not satisfied, so the Executive Committee appointed a task force of members with special skills, chaired by Bill Schneider, to study the do cuments with an eye to the Trustees' concerns. The "Research Misconduct" document presented a web of problems which were identified as a concern for next year, but the "Faculty Review and Enhancement" and "Dismissal" documents need to be dealt with this a cademic year (1998/99) because of the focus and push of the Trustees and President Brand. IUB has a different process than IUPUI, but the Trustees will look at both while the regional campuses can decide which of those two best fits them. The task force s ent their proposed revisions to the Faculty Affairs Committee. Porter is now collecting comments from a variety of individuals and sources. It will be best if the FC adopts the proposed revisions at the May 6th meeting. The document will next return to th e Faculty Affairs Committee who will bring it back to the FC May 6th meeting for adoption.

Having ended the background, Porter walked the FC members through the document explicating each proposed revision. On page 1, "chronically unproductive" will be replaced by "the unsatisfactory performance by" -- the rationale (here and elsewhere) being that the problem of defining "chronic unproductivity" by the schools will no longer be necessary. Also, "chronically substandard" will be replaced by "unsatisfactory" on page 1. On page 4, "and 'chronically unproductive'" will be deleted. "This" will rep lace "These" and "at what point a faculty member becomes 'chronically unproductive' or" will be deleted. Again on page 4, "this" will replace "these" and "or" will replace "and" twice. On page 6, "chronic deficits in" will be replaced by "unsatisfactory" twice, and "has fallen below the minimal acceptable level of performance" will be replaced by "is unsatisfactory," and in #3 on page 7, "election" will be replaced by "to elect and replace committee members." The rationale here was to clarify the election , a change that IUB also made. Porter reminded FC members that the findings of the review process fall into one of three categories (some strengths and no deficiencies, some strengths and some deficiencies but deficiencies that are not substantial or chro nic, and substantial chronic deficiencies). In #7 on page 8 (the area of most concern), "Signature" will be replaced by "The signatures" and "If a faculty member or librarian refuses to cooperate in the creation or implementation of a development plan, th e dean may initiate a range of sanctions (see item 12). If a faculty member or librarian initiates an appeal, sanctions shall be suspended pending completion of the appeal process." will be added. This was where the Trustees had some concern with regard t o the possibility of the faculty member not signing. It therefore became necessary to indicate that without a good faith effort the Dean can initiate sanctions, which would however be suspended if a review process were requested. In #8 on page 8 "and reta ins all rights of appeal" will be deleted. In #12 on page 8, "or demonstrate progress towards completion of" will be added. This change was made so that external audiences and future faculty would be able to clearly understand the procedures and extent of the sanction. On page 9, the "Interim Addition" (Note, #13, & #14) will be deleted because they are no longer necessary. Last, on page 11, in the "Dismissal Procedures" the following will be added: "During the notice period, the faculty member or lib rarian shall have access to the provisions of Plan A of the Policy on IUPUI Faculty and Librarian Review and Enhancement. Participation in a development plan shall not extend the notice period." The rationale here is that if the Dean charges unsatisfactor y performance the faculty member should be eligible for Plan A (to seek resources to improve performance). Ending the walk-through, Porter requested that questions be asked, that areas of concern be expressed, and that ideas for improvement be suggested. Porter responded to Schmenner that each individual school will need to develop procedures to implement the IUPUI policy.

Powers explained how the implementation is to work. He is the point person to facilitate the process by discussing with each school the policy and procedures for the process. He has been in contact with each school's Faculty Governance Leader, and has been meeting with departmental chairs, and with Promotion & Tenure committees. No specific checklist exists and each school needs to carve out for itself its own initial draft of a policy by the 1st of June.

Porter responded to Schmenner that each campus policy will be campus-specific. In reply to Schmenner's follow-up concerning system-wide schools (such as his own, Business), Plater responded that there will conceivably be different policies for faculty of the same school at different campuses, but added that this already exists in some ways and yet works. Powers added that the aim of the policy for each campus is to be fair to the faculty members of that campus, and that the policy is to be tied to the processes for annual review and tenure.

Schneider commented that since the policy has already passed and schools are diligently working to implement it, the more immediate question is the impact of these changes on what is now happening, and asked if any schools had turned in a policy yet. P later responded no. Powers encouraged FC members to remind their Faculty Governance Leaders to feel free to contact him, especially now since so many schools are holding new elections for new leaders.

Mannheimer commented that the Faculty Affairs Committee met last week and was reserved on what "refusal to sign the involuntary plan" might mean. Galanti confirmed it means a refusal to cooperate and the right of the Dean to initiate sanctions. Porter clarified for Besch the steps in a hypothetical example: the plan is developed; it is ready for signatures; the faculty member does not sign it; the Dean sanctions the faculty member as a means of motivation; the Dean sanctions the faculty member; the Dea n initiates dismissal proceedings; the faculty member agrees to sign; the dismissal proceedings are halted and the components of the involuntary development plan are initiated.

Porter requested that any further comments be emailed to Gable (kgable@iupui.edu) with a copy to her (rporter@iupui.edu). The document will return to the Faculty Affairs Committee but will be presented to the FC members again with plenty of time to stu dy it before they act on it at the May 6th meeting. At the request of Hoyt the coordinator agreed to post the document as it now stands on the FC website, and to email the document itself as an attached file to the FC members.

Agenda Item VIII: Intercampus Transfer of Credits Policy (on web at: http://www.indiana.edu/~ufc/circulars/98-99/U11-99.htm) -- Jim Baldwin (UFC Educational Policies Committee Chair & IUPUI FC Academic Affairs Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 20 Minute Li mit].

Baldwin pointed out that there are two items necessary to look at with regard to this issue. First, the attachment #3 (March 23) to today's agenda, but also from the back of the room a memo (January 19) from IUB Chancellor Gros-Louis. The issue pos es a problem if we are to remain one university with eight front doors. Baldwin summarized both memos and drew attention to the need to legitimize the principles expressed in the Gros-Louis memo (January 19). If we can not arrange for courses of the same number at different campuses to be equivalent to each other then it should become necessary to at least change the numbers, if we are to be one university (a notion IUB does not generally support). The other memo (March 23) turns into a policy the denial of campus equivalency. It flies in the face of the "One University with Eight Front Doors" philosophy. It seems IUB is more concerned with other universities than it is with other IU campuses.

Porter added that this issue was extensively discussed by the UFC Agenda Committee on Tuesday (March 30). The other campuses are trying to educate IUB on this problem by communicating the concerns they have, but IUB does not understand the roadblocks t his problem presents to the other campuses. President Brand expects a policy that benefits students, therefore it was sent back to the committee to continue to work on it. Baldwin pointed out that under Responsibility Centered Budgeting it is advantageous to not accept credit for equivalent courses from other campuses. Porter added that other campuses will give credit but not count it as an eligible course requirement itself, therefore forcing students to take it again.

Grove commented that the logic of our automated degree system assumes that an equal number means an equal course, and pointed out that advisors make decisions using this automation. Students need consistent advice. Grove clarified for Besch the use of a variable course number used for special topics, but pointed out that these are not requirements for degrees.

Baldwin contended that if two equivalent courses evolve and become different they should be separated and given different numbers. Students expect that a course with a number should transfer to anywhere in IU as the same numbered course.

Dean Angela McBride commented that the School of Nursing has had a lot of experience with the problem, located at it is on several campuses. She made two points. First, with regard to the goal of a course, the development of a set of competencies is th e key. Then the teacher has the freedom to intellectually achieve those competencies in various fashions. The development of a set of competencies and not simply the following of a set of operating procedures should be the focus of a course. Second, she p ointed out that according to evolutionary theory, there is as much variation within species as there is between different species, and so it behooves IU to facilitate transferability -- otherwise it becomes a nightmare. We can call it customization if we need to, but IU should simply be glad to have the credit hours.

Following the applause, President Porter called for the comment to be transcribed and taken to the next UFC meeting.

 

Agenda Item IX: New Grade of "FN"(on web at: http://www.indiana.edu/~ufc/circulars/98-99/U10-99.htm) -- Jim Baldwin (UFC Educational Policies Committee Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 10 Minute Limit].

Porter reported on this item instead of Baldwin. The UFC is out of synch this month due to spring break and bad scheduling. Our own Academic Affairs Committee has discussed the new FN grade. The UFC Agenda Committee decided the new FN grade was nec essary because the money involved was so important it made the FN grade a necessary response. So it is now necessary that we adopt the policy so implementation can begin. From now on, because of the money involved, faculty will have to be able to document the last time a student attended a class. The UFC did adopt it. No input from the FC is now necessary. Information is simply being provided.

In response to Vermette, Grove explained that faculty will now need to identity that the student never even came, or that the student stopped coming early on as of a certain date. He also pointed out that many faculty will find giving a grade of FN pre ferable to a straight grade of F (due to no attendance). The FN grade will appear only internally, as a means of auditing, while F will appear on the transcript.

Plater commented that the issue itself remains very important. Schools will be asked to take action, one possibility being class attendance rosters, because without documentation, the schools will be liable for repaying student loans. He added that if we can get in touch with students when they quit attending during that critical third week or so, and if they are contacted with the intent to help them, data shows that generally they will return for many more years. We have to comply with federal policy anyway, so let's turn it into a means of increasing retention.

Agenda Item X: Presentation of Slates for Election (in May) of New Members to Executive and Nominating Committees for terms June 1, 1999 through July 30, 2001 (hardcopies available at the meeting and emailed separately after the meeting) --Karen West ( Nominating Committee Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 5 Minute Limit].

Porter explained that West was out of town, and that the Nominating Committee has worked diligently on the slate because the constitution calls for it be presented at the April meeting before the election at the May meeting. She read from an email West sent: "Here are the list of individuals who are willing to have their names listed on the ballot. Many individuals declined for various reasons including impending retirement, Y2K responsibility or having to say no to something. I felt like the Melis sa virus!!!" Porter further explained that despite their efforts the slate was not yet finalized and that the committee needs to solicit come additional names to meet the required criterion. She promised the slate would be electronically distributed as so on as possible. Anyone interested in running for election to the Executive or Nominating Committees was advised to contact the coordinator or a member of the Nominating Committee.

[That slate was finalized and distributed on April 15, 1999. For the Executive Committee, continuing members (until June 30, 2000) will be Robert Keck (Science), Steve Mannheimer (Herron Art), Byron Olson (Dentistry), and Jeffery Vessely (Physical Educ ation). Ex Officio members are: Paul Galanti (Vice-President); William Plater (Chancellor's Designee); and Rebecca Porter (President). Gerald Powers (Social Work) is running for election to a second two-year term. Four more members from the following slat e of seven (to serve a two-year term, from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001)are to be elected: James Baldwin (LI02 Tenured Associate Librarian) (University Libraries) (Resource Development), Jonas Bjork (IR02 Tenured Associate Professor) (Journalism), N aomi Fineberg (IR01 Tenured Professor) (Medicine: Clinical) (Medicine Department: Biostatistics Division), Linda Gilman (IR02 Tenured Associate Professor) (Nursing), Gerald Powers (IR51 Tenured Professor and Director) (Social Work), Martin Spechler (IR01 Tenured Professor) (Liberal Arts) (Economics), and Charles Yokomoto (IR01 Tenured Professor) (Engineering and Technology) (Electrical Engineering). For the Nominating Committee, continuing members (until June 30, 2000) will be Mary Fisher (Nursing), Eliza beth Jones (Physical Education), Marion Wagner (Social Work), and Harriet Wilkins (Liberal Arts), who will chair for 1999/00. Three more members from the following slate of seven (to serve a two-year term, from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001) are to b e elected: William Blomquist (IR02 Tenured Associate Professor) (Liberal Arts) (Political Science), Linda Brothers (IR42 Tenured Associate Professor and Chair) (Physical Education) (Hotel Management), Dolores Hoyt (LI02 Tenured Associate Librarian) (Unive rsity Libraries) (Senior Management), Bart Ng (IR01 Tenured Professor) (Science) (Mathematical Sciences), Carl Rothe (IR01 Tenured Professor) (Medicine: Basic Science) (Physiology and Biophysics), and Kathleen Warfel (IR01 Tenured Professor) (Medicine: Cl inical) (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine).]

Agenda Item XI: Announcement of Election Results for IUPUI Faculty Council At-Large Representatives for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001 (hardcopies available at the meeting and emailed separately after the meeting) -- Karen West (Nominating Committee Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 5 Minute Limit].

The election results were distributed. 1379 envelopes, containing ballots, were mailed to those IUPUI faculty eligible to vote. 325 envelopes, or 23%, were returned, but 2 were disqualified and not counted due to the lack of a signature. Another 3 envelopes (not counted in the 325) were returned days after the tally had already been completed. The 323 undisqualified envelopes which were returned in time contained 323 at-large ballots casting 2712 individual votes. None of the ballots were rejected and the following nineteen persons received the highest number of votes (in alphabetical order): James Baldwin (University Libraries), W. David Bostwick (Engineering & Technology), Thomas Broadie (Medicine), Karen Caldemeyer (Medicine), Scott Engum (M edicine), Julie Fore (Medicine), Dick Fredland (Liberal Arts), Karen Gable (Allied Health Sciences), Linda Goodine (Herron Art), Christianne Guba (Dentistry), Miriam Langsam (Liberal Arts), Richard Meiss (Medicine), B. Keith Moore (Dentistry), Bart Ng (Sc ience), Simon Rhodes (Science), Bill Schneider (Liberal Arts), Rosalie Vermette (Liberal Arts), Karen West (Medicine), and Marianne Wokeck (Liberal Arts). They will constitute the IUPUI Faculty Council as at-large representatives for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001. The 323 ballots represented a possible 6137 votes, but only 2712, or 44%, were cast.

Agenda Item XII: Announcement of Election Results for UFC Representatives (from IUPUI), for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001 (hardcopies available at the meeting and emailed separately after the meeting) -- Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty Pres ident and UFC Co-Secretary) [INFO ITEM: 5 Minute Limit].

The 323 undisqualified envelopes which were returned contained 323 UFC ballots casting 899 individual votes. None were rejected and the following six persons received the highest number of votes: James Baldwin (University Libraries), Juanita Keck ( Nursing), B. Keith Moore (Dentistry), Nancy Newton (Liberal Arts), Catherine Souch (Liberal Arts), and Mary Stanley (University Libraries). They will represent IUPUI on the UFC for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001. No one academic unit represen ts more than 40% of the representatives: Liberal Arts, Medicine, & University Libraries, each with three out of the thirteen has only 23%. The 323 ballots represented a possible 1938 votes, but only 899, or 46%, were cast.

Mannheimer moved with Fisher's second that the ballots be destroyed. Motion carried.

Agenda Item XIII: Question / Answer Period.

In response to Mannheimer's rhetorical question whether the Chancellor was taking credit for the vernal equinox, Bepko took the opportunity to note that there will be three groundbreakings in the near future: the new Herron ceramics facility on Apr il 7, the new childcare facility on April 9, and the new law school on April 27. He promised to send to the coordinator for distribution the exact date, time, and place, the following day.

[(1) Groundbreaking for the Herron Sculpture facility - Wednesday, April 7, 3:30 p.m., at 1350 Stadium Drive. (2) Childcare groundbreaking - Friday, April 9, at 4 p.m. on site at Limestone Street. (3) Law School groundbreaking, Wednesday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Blackford and New York streets.]

Agenda Item XIV-XVI: Unfinished Business, New Business, and Adjournment.

With no old or new business, and with no one opting to return to the beginning items to allow more time for reports, Galanti noticed the room sounded like a class whose bell has already rung, and so adjourned the meeting at 5:00 pm.

Attachments:

Attendance Record for April 1, 1999 Faculty Council Meeting;

Agenda for April 1, 1999 Faculty Council Meeting.

[Minutes prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby,

(UN 403) (274-2215) (Fax 274-2970) (fcouncil@iupui.edu) (http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil)]

 

[Attachment for FC990401 Minutes]

Attendance Record for FC990401.

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);

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

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

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

Present---: Besch, Henry (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

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);

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

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

Absent---: 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);

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

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

Present---: Froehlich, Janice (Elected: At Large 6/00);

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

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

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

Alternate-: Goldblatt, Lawrence (Ex Officio: Dean of Dentistry) -- [via Chris Miller (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);

Alternate-: Holden, Robert (Ex Officio: Dean of Medicine) -- [via Meredith T. Hull (Medicine)];

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

Present---: Hoyt, Dolores J. (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Rep 6/00);

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

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

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

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

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

Present---: 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);

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

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

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

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

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

Present---: 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---: Perkins, Susan (Elected: At Large 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);

Present---: Porter, Rebecca (Elected Officer: President 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Rep. 6/00);

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);

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

Absent---: 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);

Present---: 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);

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

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

Notice----: 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);

Alternate-: Tompkins, Philip (Ex Officio: Director of University Libraries) -- [via David Lewis (University Libraries)];

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Present---: 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);

Absent---: 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);

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

II. Non-Voting Members (5):

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

Absent---: 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---: Azzarelli, Biagio (AAUP President);

Present---: Brenner, Mark (IUPUI Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education & IU Associate Vice-President for Research);

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);

Alternate-: Lorentz, Donald (UITS Audio Engineer: Recorder) -- [via Randy Newbrough (UITS);

Present---: Quaid, Kimberly (Director of Commission on Women);

Present---: Schneider, William (Director of Research and Graduate Programs).

[Attachment for FC990401 Minutes]

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Faculty Council Meeting: Thursday, April 1, 1999

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

A G E N D A

  1. Call to Order: Paul Galanti (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President)!
  2. Memorial Resolution for Professor Emeritus Samuel Hersey Hopper (see attachment1).
  3. Approval of Minutes for March 4, 1999 (see attachment2 and also on web at "http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/fc990304html.htm").
  4. Chancellor's Report: Gerald Bepko (IUPUI Chancellor & IU Vice-President).
  5. President's Report: Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty President & UFC Co-Secretary).
  6. "IUPUI Policy on Transfer, Merger, Reorganization, Reduction, and Elimination of Academic Programs" (see attachment3 and also on web at: http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/documents/transfermergerdocumentfc990401html.html) -- Karen G able (Faculty Affairs Chair) [ACTION ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].
  7. Proposed Revisions in IUPUI "Faculty Review and Enhancement" and "Dismissal Procedures for Tenured Faculty and Librarians" policies (hardcopies available at the meeting) -- Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty President), Karen Gable (Faculty A ffairs Chair), & Bill Schneider (Chair of Task Force on Wording ) [DISCUSSION ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].
  8. Intercampus Transfer of Credits Policy (see attachment4 and also on web at: http://www.indiana.edu/~ufc/circulars/98-99/U11-99.htm)-- Jim Baldwin (UFC Educational Policies Committee Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 20 Minute Limit].
  9. New Grade of "FN"(see attachment5 and also on web at:
  10. http://www.indiana.edu/~ufc/circulars/98-99/U10-99.htm) -- Jim Baldwin (UFC Educational Policies Committee Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 10 Minute Limit].

  11. Presentation of Slates for Election (in May) of New Members to Executive and Nominating Committees for terms June 1, 1999 through July 30, 2001 (hardcopies available at the meeting and emailed separately after the meeting) --Karen West (Nominat ing Committee Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 5 Minute Limit].
  12. Announcement of Election Results for IUPUI Faculty Council At-Large Representatives for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001 (hardcopies available at the meeting and emailed separately after the meeting) -- Karen West (Nominating Committ ee Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM: 5 Minute Limit].
  13. Announcement of Election Results for UFC Representatives (from IUPUI), for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001 (hardcopies available at the meeting and emailed separately after the meeting) -- Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty President and UFC Co-Secretary) [INFO ITEM: 5 Minute Limit].
  14. Question / Answer Period.
  15. Unfinished Business?
  16. New Business?
  17. Adjournment.

*Attachments [NOT INCLUDED WITH FC990401 MINUTES]:

1 Memorial Resolution for Samuel Hersey Hopper (Medicine);

2 Unapproved Faculty Council Minutes for March 4, 1999 (synoptic);

3 "IUPUI Policy on Transfer, Merger, Reorganization, Reduction, and Elimination of Academic Programs" (2-25-99);

4 Intercampus Transfer of Credits at IU Policy;

5 Proposal to Establish the "FN" Grade.

Next (and last for 1998/99) Faculty Council Meeting: May 6, 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]