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   PROPOSED CHANGES TO COMMITTEE STRUCTURE OF THE
IUN FACULTY ORGANIZATION
   ARTICLE VI: STANDING COMMITTEES

Section 6.1.1 Designation and Charge of Standing Committees In order to exercise the authority delegated to it by the IUN Constitution, the Faculty hereby creates the following committees of the Faculty Organization and charges them as follows:

Academic Affairs   (OK as is)
Committee shall be concerned generally with consideration of the implementation of University system-wide academic standards and policy review and recommendation in all areas of academic standards and academic program quality.

Academic Ceremonies   (OK as is)
Committee shall assist administrative officers in the planning and coordination of annual commencement exercises and any matriculation ceremony, recommend candidates for honorary degrees, and constitute a committee for special occasions such as Addison-Locke-Roche Lectures.

Administrative Review (OK as is)
Committee shall review and evaluate the objectives and accomplishments of the IUN Administration, reporting to the Faculty each academic year.

Admissions [and Retention] (Add to charge??)
Delete old charge:  Committee shall review and make policy recommendations in all areas concerned with admissions and retention criteria and practices.

New Charge: Committee shall work with the Director of Admissions and with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at IUN to establish, monitor, and propose adjustments in admissions and retention policy and practice at IUN.  Proposals relating to admissions policy or practice may be initiated by any of these parties, but must ultimately be presented to the faculty for adoption or approval.  The committee, furthermore, sits as an advisory group to the  Director of Admissions and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on matters related to admission.

Affirmative Action   (OK as is)
Committee shall review an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Program and make policy recommendations and provide advice for affirmative action programs, it shall implement grievance procedures when policy so provides.

Assessment   (New Charge)
Committee shall review policies concerning the assessment of educational outcomes and shall assist in the development of assessment policies and programs both at the campus and divisional level.

Committee shall assist in the planning, implementation, and dissemination of assessment policies and practices at the campus and unit level.  The committee shall work with the General Education Committee to design and implement the evaluation of general education outcomes.

Planning and Budget (New Charge?)
Delete old charge:  Committee shall carry out the duties specified in the 1984 Reduction in Force
Statement; shall continually monitor budgetary developments and report to the
Faculty Organization on likely financial difficulties, and shall also act as an advisory body to the Chancellor when requested to do so.

New charge: Committee shall continually monitor budgetary developments and long-range financial forecasting and report to the Faculty Organization on likely financial difficulties.  The committee shall also act as an advisory body to the Chancellor when requested to do so.

Calendar (OK as is)
Committee shall be responsible for preparation of the academic calendar and shall interact with the all-University Calendar Committee; it shall also make
recommendations regarding scheduling of classes.
 
Campus Planning/Facilities to Campus Facilities and Security (Combined Charge)
Committee shall review the physical plant, including land, in the relation to academic programs, and make policy recommendations for both short-range and long-range planning and development; shall make recommendations for office space allocation; and shall review and recommend policy for services for handicapped persons.

 Delete old:  Security
Committee shall serve as a mechanism for two-way communication between the Safety and Security Division and other elements of the university community.

Computer Acquisition
Committee shall review policy and practice with regard to funding, acquisition, and use of computer facilities, and make policy recommendations in this area.

Constitution Revision Committee (OK as is)
Committee shall receive suggestions in writing for amendments to the Constitution or changes in the Bylaws, review the Constitution and Bylaws periodically and make suggestions for change, and maintain a current version of the Constitution and Bylaws and a current codification of Faculty Organization policies, procedures, and expressions or opinions.

Elections (OK as is)
Committee shall provide representative faculty review of overall equipment needs and make policy recommendations for budgetary priorities and allocations, and shall function to facilitate equipment funding legislation implementation.

Equipment Acquisition
Committee shall provide representative faculty review of overall equipment needs and make policy recommendations for budgetary priorities and allocations, and shall function to facilitate equipment funding legislation implementation.

Faculty Affairs (OK as is)
Committee shall concern itself with matters pertaining to the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of faculty members; it shall be advisory to or representative of faculty, depending on makers referred to it.

Faculty Development
New charge:  Committee shall provide a forum for the showing of common and unique educational concerns in such areas and objectives as test construction, evaluation, statistics, and the relationship between teaching and research, and philosophy of education.  Committee shall provide a forum for faculty presentation of research interests.

Delete old:  Committee will conduct research and develop appropriate recommendations on a Faculty Development program at IUN.

General Education

Committee shall review and make policy recommendations for general education.  The committee shall review and create general education outcomes and develop criteria for faculty judgments on how well students meet these outcomes.  The committee shall work with the assessment committee to design and implement th evaluation of general education outcomes.

Grants   (OK as is)
Committee shall review and screen appropriate grant proposals from faculty members and recommend approval or disapproval to the Chancellor; shall provide special handling of grant proposals contravening grant policy; and shall review and report to the Faculty Organization on outside grants. Persons who apply for grants cannot serve on this committee.

Delete: Human and Animal Experiments [Move to Academic Affairs]
Committee shall help implement the safeguards outlined in university documents for research on human subjects and living animals.

International Affairs (OK as is)
Committee shall concern itself with matters pertaining to international affairs and programs, and provide liaison with the President's Council on International Programs.

Library (OK as is)
Committee shall develop appropriate policies and practices for funding, acquisition, and use of library facilities, and for long-range planning and evaluation.

Delete: Radiation Safety [Move to Academic Affairs]
Committee shall implement university radiation safety policies and make policy recommendations.

Scholarship/Financial Aid (OK as is)
Committee shall represent the faculty in policy development and control of
scholarship programs and shall make recommendations for financial aid policy.

Service Learning.
Not completed.

Student Affairs (OK as is)
Committee shall review policies dealing with all aspects of student life and shall make recommendations for policy changes.

Survey & Curriculum (OK as is)
Committee shall review, criticize, and make policy recommendations with respect to all aspects of the credit curriculum, degree or non-degree.

Trustee Teaching Awards Committee.
Committee shall set and distribute the criteria for selection of Trustee Teaching Awards.  Committee shall decide the process for selection of award and oversee the receipt of accompanying monetary and physical awards (plaque or other). recipients.  Committee shall select award recipients and oversee the receipt of accompanying monetary and physical awards (plaque or other).  This committee membership will be comprised of the previous year winnder and members of FACET to total no more than ten persons.  Previous year Trustee Award winners will have the option not to serve the committee, but hese winners will not be considered for the Trustee Award in the next year.

IUN Founders Day Teaching Awards Committee
Committee shall set and distribute the criteria for selection of Founder's Day Award.  Committee shall decide the process for selection of award recipients.  Committee shall select award recipients and oversee the receipt of accompanying monetary and physical awards (plaque or other).  The Founder's Day Award Committee membership will be assigned, as done with all other committees by the Faculty Organization.
 

(Delete Teaching & )Classroom Technology & Distributed Education   Delete old charge: Delete old charge:  Committee shall provide a forum for the showing of common and unique educational concerns in such areas and objectives as test construction, evaluation, statistics, the relationships of teaching and research, and philosophy of education; it shall review policy and make recommendations relevant to audio-visual and other instructional technology services, as well as these matters.

New Charge:  The committee shall provide a forum for the practices and theories of technologies in the classroom.  The committee shall review policy and make recommendations relevant to audio-visual and other instructional technology services including distributed education.

Writing Across the Curriculum (OK as is)
Committee shall function as a support group that will encourage writing in our courses and increase awareness of writing as a learning strategy. The Committee plans faculty development workshops and supports the implementation of writing requirements in courses.

UFC Committees
The Committees shall include Affirmative Action, Educational Policy, External Relations, Faculty Affairs, Faculty Compensation and Benefits, Faculty Governance, Finances and Facilities, Honorary Degrees, Library, Student Affairs, Technologies Policies, University Planning,  and University Research Policy.
 
   ARTICLE VII: ELECTED COMMITTEES

NOTE:  Executive Committee and Faculty Board of Review are included in constitution.

Passed by Faculty Organization in 2001-02

Academic Priorities.
The Academic Priorities Committee shall make recommendations to the Faculty Organization and the Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs on academic priorities including new and replacement faculty positions for the next academic year.  The committee will be an elected committee with proportional representation from all divisions.
 

First Tier Salary Where is this?

Teaching Load (Suspend until needed)
 
 

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