Chancellor’s Meeting – Faculty Council Handout 10_22_2019

Indianapolis Faculty Council

Mission Statement:

The Indianapolis Faculty Advisory Council supports the academic vision and mission of the college through the encouragement and promotion of communication, cooperation, and a culture of shared governance in order to achieve outcomes that support the strategic plan and academic endeavors of the college.  

Primary Objectives/Purpose:

  1. Serve as an advisor to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
    1. An elected member of the IFC will attend the monthly VCAA meetings to provide the faculty perspective.
  2. Promote faculty input in planning and implementing college programs, initiatives, services, policies, and facilities.
  3. Advocate for faculty viewpoints on all issues in which faculty are stakeholders.
  4. Promote communication between faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, administration, and community.

2019 Elected Members:

Position Name Email
Chair Erica Barrow
Vice Chair Janet Dalzell
Secretary Andrew Buckle
Treasurer Robin Chaddock
Senior Faculty Rep Diane Smith
Senior Faculty Rep Merrill Yancey
Adjunct Faculty Rep Linda Morse
Adjunct Faculty Rep Liz Gimenez
Rep for School of Adv. Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Tech. J. Bradon Barnes
Rep for School of Arts, Science & Education Dorcas Parson
Rep for School of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain Nicol Bradberry
Rep for School of Health Sciences Marcus Stowe
Rep for School of Information Technology Patrick Benner
Rep for School of Nursing Randall Sharkey
Rep for School of Public Affairs & Social Services Lara O’Dell

Current Items of Discussion:

Known Faculty Concerns:

  1. Faculty Morale                                                                                          4.   Faculty Working Relationships (“working in silos”)
  2. Faculty Loading Rates (Fall/Spring vs. Summer)                           5.   Ivy Online Scheduling & Adjunct Flat Pay Rate
  3. Faculty Performance Evaluations (360 Evaluations)                   6.   Faculty Professional Development Opportunities

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