Senior Academy Board Meeting
August 9, 2012
Members present: Pat Blake, Nan Bohan, Bill Bosron, Carlyn Johnson, Golam Mannan, John Paulsrud, Sharon Peterman, Randy Strate, Becky VanVoorhis, Jeff Vessley, Harriet Wilkins
Members absent: Walt Linne, Rose Mays, Rosalie Vermette
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Interim President Bill Bosron at 10:05 a.m.
The minutes of the June 14 meeting were approved with the addition of Golam Mannan’s name to the list new members welcomed at the meeting.
- On July 24, Interim President Bosron and Walt Linne met with Nasser Paydar, the new Chief Academic Officer (former title Dean of Faculties). Dr. Paydar indicated that his office will continue to support the Senior Academy with office space, salary for an administrative assistant, a computer and other office supplies, and postage. The Senior Academy office has been moved to room 109 in the AO building. A new strategic planning process for IUPUI will begin this fall, and Dr. Paydar asked for input and support from Senior Academy members.
- Lee McLaughlin, Senior Academy’s Administrative Assistant, worked to prepare a brief history of the Senior Academy prior to the meeting with Dr. Paydar. Copies were distributed to members of the Board. She obtained information from the IUPUI archives, as well as from several current and former Board members. Since the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Senior Academy will be on September 20, 2013, Bill suggested that the Board work to expand the history prior to the anniversary and plan a special event to celebrate the founding.
- Bill announced the death of Board member Art Mirsky on June 24, 2012 and distributed copies of the obituary prepared by Earth Sciences faulty and of the remarks he prepared for the memorial service. Jeff noted that in addition to the items mentioned in the obituary, Art had served as the starter for IUPUI canoe races. At the next meeting, the Board will discuss proposed changes to the scholarship descriptions and consider a person to fill Art’s place on the Board.
- Once again the Sr. Academy President has been asked to serve on the IUPUI United Way Executive Committee. Bill distributed descriptions of the United Way Loaned Executive program and reported that IUPUI administration and United Way Executive Committee would like to find a member of the Senior Academy to participate in this program.
Chair Carlyn Johnson reported on program plans in place so far for the year.
- September 11, 10:00 a.m. Topics: Downsizing and Moving. Medicare Changes. Speaker: Rita Woll. Place: Park 100.
- October 4, 10:00 a.m. Topic: Making End-of-Life Wishes Known. Speaker: Susan Hickman. Place: Park 100.
- November 7. Spirit and Place event. Topic: Play. Place: Pike Y.
- December 5 or 12. Holiday Party. Place: Hollyhock Hill.
- March 22. Last Lecture
- April 9
- May. Overnight at New Harmony
- June. Sr. Academy Annual Meeting
The Board offered suggestions for the open dates; they will be considered by the committee. Jeff suggested sponsoring book discussions and agreed to chair this effort.
It was suggested that Survey Monkey might be used to get ideas from members about topics and/or activities in which they are interested.
Chair Nan Bohan described the problems that the Senior Academy office has had in obtaining names of new retirees. To publicize the first program meeting, she proposed sending a postcard mailing to all of the people on the membership list and on the list of recent retirees she has obtained from Human Resources. She has talked with Ken Schmidt, a designer, who is interested in doing this project for us. It was moved and seconded (Wilkins/VanVoorhis) to authorize this mailing and to pay for it, if necessary.
Bill announced the committee chairs approved by the Executive Committee:
Bepko Medallion Mark Grove
Communications Walt Linne
Finance Randall Strate
Last Lecture Golam Mannan
Membership Nan Bohan
Nominations Becky VanVoorhis
Program/Social Carlyn Johnson
Scholarship Marge Applegate
Becky distributed information about Indiana laws related to end-of-life issues.
By consensus, the meeting was adjourned at 11:38 a.m.
Harriet Wilkins, Secretary
SENIOR ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIPS: CRITERIA
SENIOR ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP FOR IPS STUDENTS
Up to $2,000. Deadline: February 1, admission and application. A, E, T, R2
The Senior Academy at IUPUI has established a scholarship program designed to partially support tuition and books for beginning freshmen who show the potential for academic excellence in their IUPUI studies. The scholarship will be awarded in the second semester of the awardee’s high-school senior-year for enrollment at IUPUI in the following fall semester. Applications will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the Senior Academy Scholarship Awards Committee. Applicants must (1) meet regular admission requirements to IUPUI, (2) have graduated from a high school in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system, (3) have a high school grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and (4) agree to enroll for at least 9 credit hours per semester. The applicant must also (a) submit an academic transcript, (b) submit two letters of recommendations (must be from current or former teachers) and (c) complete an essay on your academic objectives , community service, and your career goals.
A = Application, T= High School Transcript, R2= Two recommendation forms completed by current or former teachers, E = Essay
SENIOR ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP FOR RETURNING-STUDENTS
Up to $2,000. Deadline: March 1, admission and application A. E, T. R2
The Senior Academy at IUPUI has established a scholarship program designed to partially support tuition and books for students who, for some reason, dropped out of college – level status for at least 5 years, and are now planning to enroll, or have already enrolled in their first semester, at IUPUI in order to complete their first undergraduate degree. The applicant must not have enrolled in any college-level courses during the five years prior to enrolling at IUPUI. Applications will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the Senior Academy Scholarship Awards Committee. Applicants must (1) meet regular re-admission requirements to IUPUI, (2) have had a grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale for previous college credits, and (3) agree to enroll for at least 6 credit hours per semester. The applicant must also (a) submit an academic transcript of any previous undergraduate college courses taken, (b) submit two letters of recommendation, and (c) complete an essay on your academic goals, community service, and why your experience during your absence from school will enhance your successful completion of your academic goals.
A = Application, T = Transcripts, R2= Two recommendation forms, E = Essay
SENIOR ACADEMY GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP
Up to $2,000. Deadline: March 15, admission and application A, E, T, R2
The Senior Academy at IUPUI has established a scholarship program designed to partially support tuition and books for students who will be graduating seniors who expect to graduate with a baccalaureate degree at the end of the Spring Semester. Applications will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the Senior Academy Scholarship Awards Committee. Applicants must (1) be in good academic standing at IUPUI, (2) have successfully completed at least 90 credit-hours prior to the semester the student is to receive funding, (3) have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, and (4) agree to enroll during the Fall-Spring Semesters for the number of credit-hours required to graduate at the end of the Spring Semester, but for no less than a total of 20 credit-hours during the last year. The applicant must also (a) submit an academic transcript, (b) submit two letters of recommendation from current or former instructors, and (c) complete an essay on your academic goals, how you are achieving them, community service, and your plans after receiving your baccalaureate degree.
A= Application, T = Academic Transcript, R2 = Two letters of recommendation , E = Essay
Revised Summer, 2012