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November 18,  2005
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Hawthorn 107

I. Call to order

II. Approval of the minutes of the 21 October 2005 Faculty Organization meeting

III. President's report

IV. Chancellor's report

V. Vice Chancellors' reports

VI. Service learning and the American Democracy Project--L. Karabel

VII. Outcome 2--Professor Skurka (please see links to outcome 2 report  and criteria)

VIII. Salary Committee report--Professor Hozo

IX. Library Committee--Professor Echtenkamp (see the link to Library Materials Budget Allocation for 2005-2006)

X. Old business--The Faculty Organization Committee offers the following substitute motion, to replace the one tabled at the 21 October meeting.

Be it resolved that as it is the sole authority of faculty to establish promotion and tenure guidelines and the mechanisms for evaluating faculty performance, the following is recommended:

Course Load Redistribution Policy

1. The following process is not intended to replace or supercede provisions of
Faculty Annual Reports, including the Teaching Load Reassignment Form
and evaluations
Annual salary recommendations
Tenure reviews
Promotion review
Post-tenure Review
Promotion and Tenure guidelines
IU Academic Handbook

2. All faculty members holding tenure-track appointments will receive a one-course time-reassignment for research for each semester during the academic years of their probationary periods.

3. Each faculty member will submit a Faculty Annual Report, including a Teaching Load Reassignment Form. If a faculty member with research expectations, excluding non-tenured tenure track members, receives less than adequate evaluations in the research category, according to the department and division criteria, for three successive evaluations, a review process may be instigated by the faculty member's dean.

4. The review, to take place in the Spring Semester, will be conducted by an elected committee composed of a minimum of three tenured faculty members, and will exclude administrators at the level of department chair and above.
The faculty member will be notified as to the makeup of the committee and has he right to reject a faculty member in the case of perceived conflict of interest.

The review committee may terminate the process if it finds that there is no basis for the review. If there is a demonstrated lack of adequacy in the faculty research program, the committee shall state, in writing, the specific deficiencies identified. The findings shall then be sent to the faculty member or librarian, or to the dean or library director.

In the latter case, the faculty member will not receive the reassigned course for research for the following year, although all tenured faculty members are expected to perform adequately in the category of research.

The committee and faculty member should agree on a clearly delineated development plan to overcome the deficiency in research. This may include mentoring, attendance at research conferences, or other academic support.

5. Faculty who through this process of review are not offered the reassigned course for research shall have thirty days to request an appeal formally in writing to the committee who made the judgment. The appeal process shall be completed within the same semester in which the decision was made. Faculty retain all rights of appeal as specified in the IU Academic Handbook.

6. Any faculty member who loses the reassigned course for research may regain it by submitting a development plan for a research program.

XI. New business

XII. Adjournment

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