IU Bloomington Academic Policies

A. Academic Ranks, Titles, Perquisites

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Academic Appointments

Outlines the different classifications for Academic Appointments.

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Bloomington Campus Policies For Non-Tenure-Track Instructional Appointments

Provides guidelines for establishment of non-tenure-track appointments.

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Research Ranks at Indiana University

Establishes a system of ranks for full-time research specialists.

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Status and Privileges of Retired Faculty Members and Librarians

This policy describes privileges afforded to retired faculty and librarians.

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B. Recruitment for Academic Positions

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Search and Screen Procedures for Campus Administrators

Guidance for conducting major administrative searches for positions that report to the Provost.

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Initial Offer Letters

Requires initial offer letters sent to new faculty to state professional duties expected and criteria for promotion and tenure.

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C. The Appointment Process

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Summer Faculty Salary Policy

Guidelines on how the summer salaries of Bloomington faculty members are to be determined.

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Definitions of Titles

Defines titles for graduate students with academic appointments.

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Student Academic Appointees on the Bloomington Campus

This policy explains the appointment process, responsibilities, and benefits of Student Academic Appointments.

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Associate Instructors

Covers the status, appointment and separation of Associate Instructors.

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Fee Remissions

Describes procedures for Department Fee Remission awards.

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English Proficiency for International Associate Instructors

Outlines procedures for testing English language proficiency of international graduate students whose native language is not English. 

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Minimum Qualifications for Academic Appointees with Instructional Responsibilities

Creates a campus standard and sets common expectations for the appointment of all instructors teaching courses for academic credit at IUB.

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D. Governance and Review

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Review Procedures for Administrators on the Bloomington Campus

Outlines review procedures for administrators on the Bloomington campus.

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Elected Policy Committees in Schools and Colleges

Recommends the establishment of an elected faculty policy committee at each school.

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Constitution of the Bloomington Faculty

The constitution of the Bloomington Faculty.

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Bylaws of the Bloomington Faculty Council of Indiana University

Bylaws of the Bloomington Faculty Council of Indiana University

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Budgetary Affairs Committees

Requires that each academic responsibility center (RCM) shall institute a faculty budgetary affairs committee.

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Creation, Reorganization, Elimination, and Merger of Academic Units and Program

Process required to create, reorganize, eliminate or merge academic units on the Bloomington campus.

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Financial Exigency

Policy reflecting AAUP statement on financial exigency and termination of tenure.

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Academic Program Initiatives

Confirms the authority of school faculty to establish and revise academic programs.

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IU Bloomington Procedures For Program Reviews

Outlines procedures for program reviews.

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Grievance and Review Procedures of the Bloomington Faculty

This policy describes the composition, roles, and procedures of the two committees handling  faculty review functions.

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SAA Mediation Committee

Describes mediation process for grievances brought by student academic appointees.

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SAA Board of Review

Describes Board of Review process for student academic appointees.

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Faculty Misconduct Policy

Establishes process for reviewing faculty misconduct.

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Recommendations To Departments On SAA Grievances

Contains recommendations for departments in handling student academic appointee grievances. 

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Student Academic Appointee Mediation Procedures

Includes procedures for student academic appointee mediation process.

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E. Tenure/Reappointment/ Promotion/Salary

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Faculty Tenure

Principles and procedures for faculty tenure.

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Tenure for Librarians

Principles and procedures for librarian tenure.

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Criteria For Faculty Tenure

Describes criteria for tenure (teaching, research and service).

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Unit Criteria and Procedures For Tenure and Promotion

Requires schools and departments to describe in writing the criteria and procedures used in promotion and tenure.

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Teaching Evaluation Policy

Requires that each unit adopt written teaching evaluation policies and procedures.

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Promotion and Tenure Explanatory Documents

Guidelines for review and distribution of promotion and tenure explanatory documents.

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Annual Reviews and Promotion Procedures for Academic Appointees

Requirements for annual review of faculty at the rank of Associate Professor or below and Associate Librarian or below.

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Review of Non-Reappointments for Tenure Probationary Faculty and Librarians

Establishes procedures for non-reappointments of tenure probationary faculty and librarians

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Procedures For Faculty Promotion Recommendations

Describes procedures for recommending promotion of faculty members.

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Tenure Advisory Committee

Guidelines for the formation of a Bloomington Campus Tenure Advisory Committee.

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Bloomington Campus Salary Policy For Faculty/Librarians

Outlines considerations for making allocations to faculty/librarian salaries.

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Salary Issues

Recommendations for establishing minimum salaries for IU Bloomington faculty and lirbarians.

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Faculty Accommodations in Response to Government Action

Requires department chairs and deans to make all reasonable accommodations to alleviate any negative impact on the progress toward tenure, promotion, and/or reappointment of academic appointees who are directly affected by government actions. 

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F. Leaves of Absence

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Research Leave Supplement Guidelines

Guidelines for supplemental pay for faculty and librarians on a leave of absence for a prestigious fellowship or research-related award.

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Sabbatical Leaves of Absence Program

Guidelines for terms, eligibility and scheduling of sabbatical leave.

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G. Faculty Development

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Distinguished Service Award

Establishes guidelines for the annual Distinguished Service Award

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H. Instructional Responsibilities

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Indiana University Bloomington General Education

Outlines the IUB General Education Program.

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Indiana University Bloomington Accommodations For Religious Observances

Provides guidelines for requesting accommodation for the observance of religious holidays.

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Undergraduate Admissions Policy

Standards for undergraduate admission to IU Bloomington.

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Indiana University Bloomington Campus Credit Hour Definition

Definition of a credit hour on the IU Bloomington campus.

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Course Transfer and Appeals Policies

Outlines procedures for course transfer and appeals.

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IU Bloomington Academic Calendar Principles

Guidelines for the construction of calendars at IU Bloomington.

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Classes and Registration for Student Athletes

Establishes a three-year interim priority registration arrangement for student athletes.

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Faculty Instructional Responsibilities

Outlines instructional responsibilities of faculty members. 

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Exam Policies

Provides guidelines for administering exams.

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Grades and Grading

Outlines grades and grading procedures for IU Bloomington.

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Grades Given Upon Withdrawal From Courses- Undergraduates Only

Provides Bloomington specific procedures for grades upon withdrawal from courses.

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Grade Submissions, Posting, Changes

Outlines the posting and submission of grades.

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Academic Fairness Committees

Provides for establishment of Academic Fairness Committees.

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Academic Programs In Residental Programs and Services (RPS)

Establishes requirements for academic programs in RPS.

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Online Course Questionnaire

Outlines uses, distribution and formatting requirements for the Online Course Questionnaire.

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Student Accommodations in Response to Government Action

Encourages administrators to use their discretionary authority to provide accommodations for students in instances where government actions have prevented them from completing academic requirements.

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Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education

I. Professional Conduct and Communications

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Enhanced Understanding of Cultural Diversity

Recommends implementation of cultural diversity programs.

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Indiana University Statement of Compliance With State Law on Conflicts of Interest and Federal Law on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

Statement of compliance with state and federal regulations regarding conflicts of interest in research.

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IU Bloomington Procedures For Regulation of Financial Conflicts of Interest

Campus procedures to implement the university policy on conflicts of interest.

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Statement Of Principles On Intellectual Property

Principles governing creation and stewardship of intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property Policy Revenue Distribution For Bloomington Campus

Resolution regarding revenue distribution from intellectual property on the Bloomington campus.

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Guidelines On Authorship

Provides guidelines for determining authorship and addressing disputes.

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Policy For The Use Of Indiana University Assembly Ground

Guidelines for use of assembly ground at Indiana University Bloomington.

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Mailing List

Recommendations for use of faculty mailing list.

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Mass Email Procedures and Restrictions

Guidelines on the use of mass email lists.

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Open Access

Ensures that research articles authored by Indiana University Bloomington faculty be made available to the public at no charge.

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Faculty Scholarly Activity Systems

Guidelines for selection and use of faculty activity systems.

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