Policies and Resolutions

 IU South Bend has created this policy so as to establish an effective way to encourage capable, mature, undergraduate students to return to  IU South Bend when they have been academically unsuccessful during an earlier attempt at higher education within the Indiana University system. This policy pertains only to undergraduate students who have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree.  


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To recognize outstanding contributions of associate faculty, a promotional category for associate faculty has been established. The status does not limit or diminish school/college or departmental authority to establish additional policies or continue non-conflicting policies already in effect.  


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These policies and standards for graduate programs are meant to provide guidance for IU South Bend graduate programs as they create and/or revise their own policies and standards.  


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The IU South Bend Grade Replacement Policy modifies the current Indiana University Faculty Council FX policy by broadening the replacement option to courses in which a student receives any grade rather than only the grade of F.  The purpose of this expansion is to allow an IU South Bend student who has done poorly in a course, even if he or she has not failed the course, to repeat the course and remove the weight of the earlier grade from the student’s cumulative grade point average.  


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Whereas the Trustees of Indiana University have voted to eliminate domestic partner benefits, resulting in unequal treatment of faculty on the basis of marital status;

Whereas the Nondiscrimination Policy of Indiana University states:

“Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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Whereas the administration of Indiana University has greatly altered the medical plan benefits available to its Faculty, resulting in significant increase in costs to its Faculty and diminishment of their effective compensation; 


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WHEREAS many fields in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and the health professions rely substantially on monographs for faculty research and for research assignments in courses; and

WHEREAS the Schurz Library monograph ...


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WHEREAS tenure and promotion at Indiana University are campus‐specific; and  

WHEREAS Presidential recommendations to the Trustees must reflect consideration of both the interests of the entire University and the interests of specific campuses as reflected in the judgments of faculty, committees and administrators on those campuses; and ... 


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Whereas, the Indiana University Handbook states that “for specific information on the promotion process, see campus specific documents” and “Tenure considerations must recognize the diversity of the missions and the contexts of the campuses of the University and must not ignore the mission of the particular unit as defined in its statement of criteria and procedures...” (p. 70), indicating that the IU Trustees and University Faculty Council recognize that each campus must consider its own situation and circumstances in determining such processes; and

Whereas, the statement in the ...


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1. To be eligible for promotion to senior lecturer, a lecturer must have taught fulI-time, or its equivalent, at IUSB for no less than five years.

2. The basic criteria for receiving a promotion to senior lecturer will consist of displaying 1] excellence in teaching; AND 2] a satisfactory performance either in a] service or b] scholarship; OR in achieving excellence in those responsibilities that have been assigned to them by individual colleges, schools, and units.


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The Academic Senate recommends the University to prepare and implement a comprehensive recycling program within all buildings of the IU South Bend campus for at least the following materials: alumnimum, glass, corrugated cardboard, hdpe 1 and 2 plastic, and all grades of paper. This program should begin no later than three months from the date of adoption of this resolution.


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Sponsor: Vendor Review Board, a committee of the Indiana University South Bend Faculty Senate Topic: Resolution regarding the outsourcing of the operations and administration of the Child Development Center at Indiana University South Bend 


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The University Advisor to the Student Government Association (SGA) shall be returned to an administrative member appointed in accordance to the constitution of the SGA. The Student Affairs committee shall monitor the SGA budget, elections, and officers’ and senators eligibility for office. (10/2003)

It is widely acknowledged that ongoing changes to the global environment form the primary challenge to human societies in the 21st century.  Through its commitment to excellence in education, social engagement, a global perspective, and economic development within the Michiana community, Indiana University South Bend has an obligation to contribute to solutions to this challenge. 


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WHEREAS Indiana University, South Bend is a public institution the primary goal of which is to educate a diverse population;

WHEREAS IU South Bend declares in its Diversity Vision Statement that it is “an urban, public, comprehensive university" that "strives to nurture and sustain a teaching, learning and working environment that fosters respect for each individual and honors the differences among all people. These include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, socio-economic class, national and regional origin, disability, sexual orientation and religion…”; ...


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  1. All faculty members shall have Teacher Course Evaluations administered in all of their courses that have enrollments of at least five students every semester that they teach at IUSB.
  2. Responsibility for the implementation of the TCE’s Will rest with the division offering the course. (4/1999)

The resolution below is offered by the Executive Committee for consideration by the IU South Bend Academic Senate on November 22, 2013.  House Joint Resolution 6 would add the following language to Section 2. Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana as a new section: “Section 38. Only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.”


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