Areas of Excellence Resolution:
Whereas the Shared Vision Areas of Excellence are academic areas, and
Whereas the position of endowed chair is an academic position by nature involving both teaching and research (Academic
Handbook, II. Preamble, p.35), and
Whereas faculty will be integral in the recruiting of endowed chairs, and
Whereas faculty will be academic colleagues of endowed chairs, and "as colleagues academic personnel have obligations that
derive from common membership in the community of scholars" (Academic Handbook, II.A.1, para 4, p.36), and
Whereas, according to the Academic Handbook, faculty are to be consulted in areas concerning the "[e]stablishment of
administrative offices affecting the academic mission, and appointment and review of administrators filling these offices"
Be it resolved that representation of the IUN Faculty Organization be formally involved in the planning, implementation,
evaluation, and selection of proposals related to the Shared Vision Areas of Excellence as voting members of the selection
Be it also resolved that the composition of that involvement should be comprised of members appointed by the Executive
Committee of the Faculty Organization and should constitute at least half membership of the committee.