Indy Faculty Council Meeting Minutes 12_6_2019

Indianapolis Faculty Council Meeting

December 6, 2019


IFC 223


PositionNameYES / NO
ChairErica BarrowY
Vice ChairJanet DalzellY
SecretaryAndrew BuckleY
TreasurerRobin ChaddockY
Senior Faculty RepDiane SmithY
Senior Faculty RepMerrill YanceyY
Adjunct Faculty RepLinda Nicole MorseY
Adjunct Faculty RepLiz GimenezN
Rep for School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied TechnologyJ. Bradon BarnesY
Rep for School of Arts, Science & EducationDorcas ParsonN
Rep for School of Business, Logistics & Supply ChainNicol BradberryY
Rep for School of Health SciencesMarcus StoweN
Rep for School of Information TechnologyPatrick BennerY
Rep for School of NursingRandall Scott SharkeyY
Rep for School of Public Affairs & Social ServicesLara O’DellY


  1. Meeting Updates – IAC meeting (Braden / Lara), Leadership Council meeting (Janet), Strategic Enrollment meeting (Patrick)

Braden/Lara- IAC Update:

Stated the meeting went fast, reviewed ACAA meetings at state council, looks similar in tempo to a curriculum committee meeting

Cross Reference of Committees documented was generated to see where possible overlap exists.

                Janet- Leadership Council Update

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Systems Office Representative reported on Single Moms grant/project currently underway here in service area. There is a proposal for a family resource center for students, but Indy service area does not know how many single parents we actually have.

                                Emplify Data:

Results from last survey are currently available to senior leadership, Dr. Lee and Dr. Handy are going to groups sharing these results. Erica will be scheduling a time for them to come to our future meetings to share these results with the council.

From previous presentations of this data we know: looking at 4 drivers (manager, trust, psychological safety and fairness). Program Chair role had lowest scores in all categories at 64, versus campus wide being 72. We will want to view this data and consider what we should do with it and consider strategies to increase these numbers in a positive direction.

                                Patrick- Strategic Enrollment

This was a 2 hour brainstorming session, Chris Sleppy provided data mining project, several sub groups looking at data and the three big areas of focus: enrollment, completion and retention. Retention group appeared to overlap other group work and was subsequently disbanded.

  • Update: Standing Subcommittee on Faculty Reclassification Process (Janet & Diane)

Janet- Dr. Brown gave feedback to all F4 and F5 candidates. Informal mentorships have been happening, F5’s are being assigned.  What role do we want to have in this process? Current conversation stated we wanted an informal role at least.

Statewide agenda item to focus on standardized rubric.

  • Update: Standing Subcommittee on Faculty Onboarding Process Improvement (Pat & Linda)

Pat- Weebly website with videos will send to Erica to share with group

  • Proposal – sponsor Colloquium / Brown Bag / Lunch & Learn for Faculty? (Erica)

Meet Professor Day- Diane thinking about logistics for this event. Erica gets on Rod’s agenda to announce at Spring Kick Off. Send any ideas to Diane

  • Future Indy Faculty Council Meetings

Looking at late January or possibly early February. Erica will be in touch.

  • New faculty issues / concerns?

Larry Attai- fee remission concern, but when details where shared this seemed isolated to him only. Nothing more to discuss at this time

Keith Vogelsang- Online training requirements especially for part time faculty seems excessive, we are asking a lot of the part time faculty.

Linda Nicole Morse- Brought up a professional development opportunity for part time faculty that was paid for by college, but she was still left with a large parking bill and was unable to get reimbursed for it. Communication needs to be more clear with these opportunities so part time faculty are aware of the costs.

General Concern brought up (sorry not sure who began this conversation)- Faculty appear to be using their fall break to prep for the second 8 weeks, and thus the break is not restful. A response was given that Dr. Brown states that non-instructional week is to be used to brep for the entire semester, which includes both 1st and 2nd 8 week courses. The issue here is that 2nd 8 week courses are not available to faculty during non- instructional week, so prep is not possible.

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