(Appointed) The Academic Affairs Committee applies to individual cases the existing policies of Indiana University, IUPUI, and the School of Liberal Arts with regard to admission, dismissal, readmission, and grade changes, and it recommends to the Undergraduate and Curriculum and Standards Committee modifications or clarifications of these policies in the light of its experience.
(Appointed) The Budget and Resource Planning Committee shall serve as the primary deliberative body of the faculty in terms of academic planning, resource allocation, and budgetary advising. The committee shall assist the Dean in the assessment of funding requests and other matters of resource allocation from departments, programs, and faculty, thus contributing towards the establishment of academic and financial priorities for the School. Every fifth year, in consultation with the Dean, the Committee shall review the most recent long-range plan of the School and develop a new plan if circumstances warrant.
(Appointed) The Community Outreach and Public Engagement Committee, a student and public facing committee, shall help publicly promote scholarship, academic programs, and liberal arts values; work with appropriate university offices in identifying marketing and branding strategies focused specifically on the School of Liberal Arts; and advise and assist in building the reputation of the School to increase majors and promote donations, scholarships, and sponsorships.
(Appointed) The Diversity and Inclusion Committee shall serve as the primary body working to create and update the School’s Diversity plan, define and work on ongoing efforts regarding diversity and inclusion within the School of Liberal Arts, prepare and analyze reports to monitor our success (in compliance with campus policies, initiatives, and reporting), provide oversight and planning for annual diversity training opportunities and education, and identify and/or nominate SLA faculty and staff who qualify for school-, campus-, and university-wide diversity awards.
(Elected) The Executive Committeemay receive items from all faculty members for the agenda and shall determine the agenda for all meetings of the Faculty Assembly. If any member of the Assembly obtains the signatures of 15 percent of the members of the Assembly in support of a particular item, then upon submission of this item to the Executive Committee, it must be placed on the agenda of the next scheduled meeting of the Assembly.
The Executive Committee shall appoint all committees of the Faculty (as prescribed in Article IV, Sec. 2) except where otherwise designated.
The Executive Committee shall carry out the decision of the Faculty under the General policies or specific directives established by the Faculty Assembly, and shall transmit the decisions of the Faculty to the appropriate unit for implementation.
The Dean may consult the Executive Committee as representatives of the Faculty on matters affecting the Faculty and School when it is not practical to consult the full Faculty Assembly.
With input from the Faculty, the Executive Committee will discuss and recommend charges to Faculty Assembly Committees, which, in part, shall be based on Committee reports from the previous year(s).
(Elected) The Enhancement Review Committee conducts performance evaluations of faculty members voluntarily seeking peer feedback or a change in career focus, and reviews faculty members receiving overall evaluations of unsatisfactory in two successive years.
(Appointed) The Faculty Affairs Committeeshall consider questions, policies, procedures and cases concerning conditions of faculty employment, professional conduct, and professional rights and responsibilities. Additionally, the Committee shall oversee certain School of Liberal Arts awards, including the following: Outstanding Tenure-line Faculty, Outstanding Lecturer, Outstanding Associate Faculty, and Distinguished Student awards. Guidelines for these awards shall be announced annually by the Committee.
(Appointed) The Graduate Curriculum Committee is responsible for the curricula of graduate programs in the School of Liberal Arts. The Committee receives proposals for graduate degrees or certificates to be offered in the School of Liberal Arts and for courses that are to be added to or dropped from existing graduate curricula or that are to be significantly revised. After its review, the Graduate Curriculum Committee presents proposals for new or significantly revised graduate degrees or certificates to the Faculty Assembly for approval.
(Elected) The Nominating Committee shall prepare slates: of candidates for Executive Committee and for elected positions for presentation no later than the second spring semester meeting of the Faculty Assembly, of candidates to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee or elected positions between regular elections, of candidates for School representatives to the IUPUI Faculty Council, and of candidates for other elections that may from time to time become necessary.
(Elected) The Promotion & Tenure Committee reviews dossiers forwarded in support of a candidacy for promotion and tenure along with the recommendation of the primary committee and the Chair. The committee also conducts School-level Three Year Reviews of tenure track faculty, assists the Dean when requested concerning reappointment, and examines departmental review procedures. One member, usually the chair, represents the School on the campus Promotion and Tenure committee. The Committee shall conduct a School-level Three Year Review of tenure-track and clinical faculty members, and provide them with a written assessment of their progress toward promotion and tenure. A copy of each assessment shall be provided to the faculty member’s Chair and to the Dean. The Committee shall assist the Dean, at the Dean’s request, in evaluating recommendations received from primary committees and Chairs concerning reappointment, and shall serve to examine departmental review procedures.
(Appointed) The Research Advisory Committee shall be responsible for liaison between the faculty and the Associate Dean for Research. The Committee shall be responsible for advising the Associate Dean and the faculty on matters related to research and research funding in the school including, but not limited to, distribution of funds to promote research, review of proposals for SLA grant funds, review of sabbatical applications, and policy development regarding research activity and integrity.
(Appointed) The Teaching and Advising Committee recommends policies on the evaluation of teaching and advising to the Faculty Assembly; develops activities for the improvement of teaching and advising within the School; selects recipients of teaching awards; and serves as a resource on teaching and advising issues to individual faculty, departments, programs, and administration of the School of Liberal Arts.
(Appointed) The Technology Committee shall address issues related to technology and technical facilities and services raised by faculty, students and departments/centers and shall advise the Dean on policies, procedures and planning in the use of technology in the School.
(Appointed) The Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee provides faculty oversight for matters of curriculum and standards. The committee reviews and develops recommendations for the Assembly on academic policies and standards. It approves new courses and recommends to the Assembly the approval of new majors, programs or certificates.
Ad-hoc Committees and Other Positions
By-Laws Review Committee:
Kate Miller (convener)
Online Teaching Committee:
Jennifer Price Mahoney (convener)
Cornelis De Waal
University Faculty Council Reps
Danna Koustron ('20) [HIST] Jennifer Thorington-Springer ('20) [ENG]
IUPUI Faculty Council Reps
Ray Haberski (’20) [HIST] Chris Lamb ('21) [JOUR] Ron Sandwina ('20) [COMM] Jeremy Wilson (’20) [ANTH]
IU Graduate Faculty Council Rep
Karen Kovacik ('20) [ENG]
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