March 28, 1997
Fac: Will we have access to the committee's reports?
Chan.: Yes, when it's finished.
Fac: whatever equity plan is developed should be carried to completion
Fac: Can this document be distributed?
Chan: No, it is a working draft. It was intended to be confidential and I don't believe a working draft is for universal distribution.
Fac: Distributing the draft would be helpful and important and would let people come to their own conclusions.
Chan: There's a committee. This is why you have committees. We have to think about what we are doing because of fiscal realities.
Fac: Perhaps the Marketing Committee was not the best place for this document. The idea of a strategic planning committee with broad involvement from all areas of the campus is important.
Fac: Sounds like economics will be a major consideration of a program's future.
Chan: The statement does not indicate that any programs will be cut.
Fac: What about filling many of the vacant faculty positions, particularly in the Arts and Sciences? How can a department have less than two faculty members?
Chan: There is a list of positions to be filled that totals approximately $1,000,000. The list is being examined and prioritized by several groups.
Fac: What is your position regarding the Arts and Sciences programs?
Chan. I'm a strong supporter of the A&S programs. You can't have a university or professional programs without an A&S program. We are all in this together and have to work together.
Fac: Do we have any figures on how many Ivy Tech students participate in the current program?
VC: Yes, but it is not fully developed. My impression is that the number of participants is low, but that is based upon my recollection
Fac: How successful are these students once the arrive at a university?
VC: This is a good point and there is conflicting information. We are interested in this issue and need more data.
Fac: Will users be consulted in the development of a Web policy?
Scott: That issue is being examined.
Fac: Is the Committee advisory?
Ige: This is a win-win proposal involving the whole campus and representation will be wide spread.
Fac: How will the members be chosen.
Ige: The proposal tries to address that issue. We tried to give the committee some structure and still leave room for flexibility.
Fac: Is the proposed time frame to long?
Ige: No, in some cases speakers are booked several years in advance.
Fac: There is no provision for reporting where the monies are coming from.
Fac: There seems to be a conflict between the phrase that says the committee selects the keynote speaker and the phrase which says that the committee makes a recommendation to the Chancellor.
Fac: The majority of committees are purely advisory; let's not politicalize the issue
The amended proposal was passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:50am.
Submitted by: Ellen Bosman, Secretary