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 OCTOBER   2002


(1) Call to Order - President Vinodgopal called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.


(2) Memorial Resolution for Bill May - The following resolution was read into the minutes and copies will be sent to the family.


Silas William "Bill" May, associate professor emeritus of biology, died on July 18, 2002 at the age of 64.  Bill was born on Christmas day in 1937.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 1960.  Bill worked as a high school chemistry and biology teacher in Los Angeles, California from 1962 to 1965.  In 1965, Bill started working for the U.S. Department of Defense teaching high school biology at Clark Air Force Base in the Phillippines.  Five years later, Bill left the Phillippines to pursue a Master's degree in Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma.  Earning his Masters in 1971, Bill was already working diligently toward his Doctorate in Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma.  In 1974, Bill joined the Indiana University Northwest community as an Assistant Professor in Biology.  In 1980, Bill was promoted to Associate Professor.


Bill's association with IUN was twenty-eight years long and marked with dedication and commitment to the university.  Bill's IUN administrative roots began when he served as the Chairman of the Biology Department from 1985 to 1988.  Bill left the Biology Department to serve IUN as Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 1988.  In 1992, he was asked to serve as Acting Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and held that position for three years.  In 1995, Bill continued his work in Academic Affairs now serving as Associate Vice-Chancellor.  In 1997, Bill helped the IUN community by acting as Interim Dean for the School of Education.  In 2000, he returned to Academic Affairs as Interim Executive Vice-Chancellor and then Special Assistant to the Chancellor. Bill officially retired from IUN in December 2001, but he did not leave the IUN community.  Bill was often seen on campus or at an IUN fund raiser.


Silas May's life was brutally cut short on July 18, 2002.  Bill will always be remembered fondly by those whose lives he touched during his tenure at IUN.  He was a dedicated teacher, a no nonsense administrator and a friend to many within the IUN community.  Bill's jovial nature and his infectious smile will be missed.  Bill is survived by two sisters, Rita Yarbrough and Marsha Byrd, and by the alumni and his colleagues at Indiana University Northwest.  We will all continue to miss him very much.


(3) Minutes of the September 20, 2002 meeting  - A motion to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2002 Faculty Organization meeting was made, seconded and approved unanimously.


(4) President's Report  - United Way campaign will begin shortly.  IUN's goal for this year is $15,000.  Packets will be mailed to your office and remember payroll deductions are the easiest way to make donations.


(5) Chancellor's Report -


(6) Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affair's Report -


(7) Vice-Chancellor for Technology Report - IUN has launched a new home page, please check it out.  Please put all intellectual properties on your personal home pages without the copyright footer.  Links can be established from departmental pages to personal faculty home pages.


(8) ONCOURSE Presentation - Jay Fern from UTIS-Teaching and Learning highlighted the advantages of using Web based teaching and learning.  ONCOURSE will automatically track changes (add and drops) from your student list.  Currently, 69% of faculty and students are using ONCOURSE.  On October 30, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a brown bag on using ONCOURSE in the LC Room 330 from 11a.m. to 1p.m.


(9) Committee Reports


(10) New Business - Professor Don Coffin's proposed Shared Vision resolution was tabled by a motion to adjourn.


 (11)  Adjournment  - The Faculty Organization meeting adjourned at 3:02 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


Angel V. Gochee


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