INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE
Nobel Corey, Kathy Gaul, Linda Maule (Chairperson), Laurence Rosenhein, Steve Shure, Steven Pontius, Reza Raeisi (replaced Marilyn Sample), Amit Sinha (Secretary), Anthanassios Strigkas (Vice Chair, Fall 2006)
Executive Liaison: Tim Mulkey
Ex-Officio: Mark Green
MEETINGS AND ATTENDANCE
The FEBC scheduled fourteen meetings during the AY 2006-2007—seven meetings each semester. On two occasions we did not have a quorum (9/18, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16) .
Two of the nine members, excluding the executive liaison and the ex-officio member, attended every meeting: Drs. Rosenhein and Sinha.
Three of the nine members, excluding the executive liaison and the ex-officio member, attended all but one meeting: Librarian Gaul and Drs. Maule and Pontius.
The FEBC met with Ms. Candy Barton, Human Resources, five times and with Vice-President Floyd and Mr. Jeff Jasco two times.
CHARGES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2006-2007
Charges suggested by the 2005-2006 FEBC Committee
ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR AY 2006-2007
Sent forward to the Faculty Senate and the President a recommendation on how to distribute among faculty, EAP, and staff the $1.5 million surplus
Worked collaboratively with Human Resources to develop mechanisms for better educating the ISU community about Flexible Spending Accounts and Spectera Voluntary Vision Coverage.
Worked collaboratively with Human Resources to encourage Anthem to change their system so that prescriptions could be refilled 7-days prior to depletion of a current refill
Worked collaboratively with Human Resources to better educate ourselves about disability coverage in order to make reasonable recommendations in response to two charges regarding disability coverage
Worked collaboratively with the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs on the sustainability of our current retirement benefits and health benefits
SUGGESTED CHARGES FOR NEXT YEAR’S (AY 2007-2008) FEBC
AAUP guidelines state that
“The faculty should participate both in the preparation of the total institutional budget and (within the framework of the total budget) in decisions relevant to the further apportioning of its specific fiscal divisions (salaries, academic programs, tuition, physical plant and grounds, etc.). The soundness of resulting decisions should be enhanced if an elected representative committee of the faculty participates in deciding on the overall allocation of institutional resources and the proportion to be devoted directly to the academic program. This committee should be given access to all information that it requires to perform its task effectively, and it should have the opportunity to confer periodically with representatives of the administration and governing board.
It further states:
The faculty is expected to establish faculty salary policies and, in its primary responsibility for the educational function of the institution, to participate also in broader budgetary matters primarily as these impinge on that function.
Budgetary decisions directly affecting those areas for which, according to the Statement on Government, the faculty has primary responsibility-curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, faculty status, and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process-should be made in concert with the faculty.