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FACULTY ORGANIZATION AGENDA

April 18,  2008

HH107, 1-3p.m.

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Agenda

 

I.       Call to order

II.     Approval of the minutes of the March 21, 2008, Faculty Org. meeting

III.    President's announcements

IV.   Chancellor's report

V.    Vice chancellors' reports

VI.   UFC report-Professor Coffin

VII.  AQIP report-Professors Delunas and Hass Birky

VIII. Computer Committee report

IX.   Proposed calendar from the Calendar Committee (please see attachment)-Professor Mucci X.  Resolutions forwarded from the Salary Equity Committee

 

Resolution 1: Promotion Increases

Be it resolved that the First Tier Salary committee recommends that a.  Promotion to higher academic rank be accompanied by raise amounting  to 8% of the average salary of the originating academic rank. These  promotion raises will be automatic and accompany promotion from  Lecturer to Senior Lecturer, Asst. to Assoc. Professor and Assoc. to Full  Professor.

b.  The average salary will be determined for each rank based on the previous year's salary numbers (i.e. the year preceding the year when the promotion takes effect).

 

Resolution 2: Relative Cost of Living and Equity Given IUN's geographical location in the Chicagoland area and the consequent high cost of living relative to other parts of Indiana, IUN is hampered in its ability to recruit quality faculty in the quest for academic excellence. Comparison of salaries with our Trustee approved peer institution list shows that we are at 91% - 94% of the average of this peer group. The Salary committee hereby requests the Chancellor and the  VCAA to commit funds to achieve 100% of the average over an  appropriate period of time. This would considerably ameliorate problems  such as those faced by the Div. of Nursing where the salaries do not reflect the realities of the local Chicagoland area.

 

  Resolution 3: Matching Offers

a)           The faculty member must be able to document the offer of a

position elsewhere.  While we recognize the confidentiality inherent in some job offers, we believe that the office of the VCAA must be able to inform the rest of the faculty that a genuine offer exists.

b)           The process of making a matching offer must be made in a timely

fashion so that the faculty member can give reasonable consideration to the various possibilities

 

XI. Old business

XII.       New business

XIII.     Introduction of new officers

XIV.     Adjournment

 

Faculty Organization Tracking

 

Resolution 101-07

 Breadth of Learning Framework, passed Oct. 19, 2007

 Result: On-going Gen. Ed. initiative

 

Resolution 102-07

 "Given the significance of the faculty voice in planning the future of the university, Be it resolved that faculty nominated representation on the Strategic Planning Team be increased from 3 to 6," passed Oct. 19, 2007

 Result: 3 faculty representatives will be appointed to the Strategic Planning Team for the spring meeting.

 

Resolution 103-07

 Outcomes for Breadth of Learning Framework, passed 16 Nov. 2007.

Result: On-going Gen. Ed. initiative

 

Resolution 104-07

 The IUN faculty organization reasserts its commitment and support for its 1997 resolution outlining the institutional process for Martin Luther King Holiday/Black History Month activities, passed 16 Nov., 2007.

 Result: A meeting was held with the Fac. Org. Exec. Com., the Chancellor and the Cabinet on Feb. 8, 2008, to discuss action to be taken on this. The chancellor stated that the administration will determine the activities for the Martin Lunther King Holiday through the Diversity Programming Group and its decision-making process.  The administration has chosen not go along with the spirit of the resolution.

 

Resolution 105-07

 Dissolution of the Center for Regional Excellence, unless the center can generate its own revenue to pay for personnel costs for at least a two year period, beginning July 1, 2008. Such a determination will be made by a committee appointed jointly by the Faculty Organization and the VCAA, passed by mail ballot Dec. 2007.

 Result: A meeting was held with the Fac. Org. Exec. Com., the Chancellor and the Cabinet on Feb. 8, 2008, to discuss action to be taken on this and following two resolutions. It was stated that the time described in the resolution is not realistic, but a faculty committee will be set up to determine a reasonable time table for funding.

 

Resolution 106-07

 Dissolution of the Institute for Innovative Leadership, unless the center can generate its own revenue to pay for personnel costs for at least a two year period, beginning July 1, 2008. Such a determination will be made by a committee appointed jointly by the Faculty Organization and the VCAA, passed by mail ballot Dec. 2007.

 

 

 

 Result: A meeting was held with the Fac. Org. Exec. Com., the Chancellor and the Cabinet on Feb. 8, 2008, to discuss action to be taken on this, in setting up a committee and assessing the impact this institute has on the community.

 

Resolution 107-07

 No additional cost for the College of Health and Human Services be incurred, i.e., administrative restructuring of the divisions incorporated into CHHS can be the only way to fund the administrative structure of the CHHS, passed by mail ballot, Dec. 2007.

 Result: A meeting was held with the Fac. Org. Exec. Com., the Chancellor and the Cabinet on Feb. 8, 2008, to discuss this resolution. It was stated that it is not possible to set up the CHHS without incurring further costs.

 

[The following two motions, also considered by mail ballot Dec. 2008, did not pass:

 

* Reduction in costs associated with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, by eliminating all salaried staff and reducing the Director position to a part time teaching position.

 

* Summer teaching stipends shall not exceed $ 7000 per course. This amount will be indexed annually to the average faculty raise awarded in the prior academic year.]

 

Resolution 108-08 Resolution on Amendments and Framework for Principles 3-5, passed January 18, 2008.

Result: On-going Gen. Ed/Assessment initiative

 

Resolution 109-08 Library Budget, passed January 18, 2008.

Result: A call was made to discuss further the criteria by which money is allocated.

 

Resolution 110-08

Resolution on Requirements for Principles 3-5, passed February 15, 2008.

Result: On-going Gen. Ed./Assessment initiative

 

Resolution 111-08

Resolution on Outcomes for Principles 3, passed March 21, 2008.

Result: On-going Gen. Ed./Assessment initiative

 

 

 

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