September 24, 1999
Call to Order
Meeting was called to order at 1:22Approval of April 1999 minutes
Motion was made and seconded to approve minutes. Minutes were approved as submitted.Chancellor's Business
He went on to say that soon there will be public meeting to discuss the work of the steering committee as well as to solicit input from everyone: faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community. Hopefully, by May 1, 2000 there will be in place a Vision for IUN.
He went on to talk bout the Community College Initiative. He stated that he has yet to see a situation where community college was hurtful. He has been involved in conversations with Chancellors from IVY Tech, Purdue Calumet as well as legislatures. What seems to be coming up is the issue of Graduate Degrees, i.e., if Community College takes off the way it is projected to then there will be a need for more graduate programs at IUN as well as PUC. A coordinating group is working on establishing cooperative arrangements amongst IUN, PUC and IVY Tech. Marilyn Vasquez is on this committee representing IUN.
Mention was made about programs with low enrollments. He stated that the University strongly feels that we should have final word as to which programs are offered and we are taking position that there is not a single program that warrants elimination.
The idea of this campus having more social activities was mentioned and is being looked into.
Lastly he spoke about a recent article in the Phoenix. He mentioned he is discussing the article with students as well as faculty. He did point out that we cannot practice censorship but we can advise.Vice Chancellor's Business
Marilyn reminded faculty of deadline dates:Associate Vice Chancellor's BusinessOctober 1 for Graduate Faculty ApplicationNew Faculty members were then introduced by the appropriate Deans/Directors
October 15 Summer Faculty Fellowship
The TERA program will be reviewed this year and sometime in November there will be a survey coming out.
John passed out enrollment information. He then went on to mention that a search is starting for Director of Admissions. Work is underway to evaluate assessment instruments.Chair's Business
Noel Levitz conducted a workshop on advising and about 40 faculty members attended.
At our next faculty meeting we will see a four minute video about United Way
Mary Ann could not be in attendance but will speak at next faculty organization meeting. Jim T. mentioned that All Human Subjects must be reviewed whether funded or not. It is imperative that all research related to Human Subjects be reviewed otherwise we could be shut down!
Constitutional Revision Committee - Anna RomingerAdjournmentAnna mentioned that copies of both constitutions were on the web;Faculty Organization ConstitutionThe second reading of constitutions will be held and the October faculty organization meeting. At this time faculty will be able to voice their opinions and then we will proceed with a mail ballot. Once this choice is made then another ballot for ratification, requiring a 2/3 majority of faculty members who vote, will be held.
Faculty Senate Constitution
Jim T. requested a motion for adjournment. Meeting was adjourned at 3:05Submitted by Florence Sawicki, Secretary