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Faculty Representation at Indiana University Board of Trustee MeetingsACA-03

Scope

This policy applies to all Board of Trustee meetings.

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Policy Statement

  1. Faculty Participation in the Open Sessions of the Board of Trustees Meetings

    The Co-Secretaries of the University Faculty Council present a report as a regular feature of the Board of Trustees agenda. The Board of Trustees may also hear from the leaders of faculty governance on the campus at which the meeting is held. The Co-Secretaries of the University Faculty Council also participate in the Board’s discussions, where appropriate, to insure that the Board be aware of the Faculty’s position on such issues as may be of direct concern to the Faculty.

  2. Faculty Participation in the Executive Sessions of the Board of Trustees Meetings

    The senior co-secretary of the University Faculty Council shall attend Trustee executive sessions. If the senior co-secretary is unavailable to attend a session, the junior co-secretary shall attend the session in place of the senior co-secretary. Should there be an executive session or portion of executive session in which faculty participation is inappropriate, the president of the University will consult with the senior co-secretary to identify those sessions. Examples of such sessions include those in which discussions occur regarding personnel matters, litigation, and collective bargaining.

  3. Nothing in this practice is designed to discourage, displace, or prevent such informal contacts between members of the Board of Trustees and the Faculty as now exist. Formal representation is intended to serve as the basis for expanded informal, as well as formal, conversations between members of the Board of Trustees and the Faculty.

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History

Language regarding Faculty Participation in the Executive Sessions of the Board of Trustees Meetings was adapted from a memorandum written by then-president of Indiana University Myles Brand. See the full memo here.

(University Faculty Council, April 11, 1995)

(Board of Trustees, May 3, 2002)

(University Faculty Council, April 23, 2002)

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