Policy E-15

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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENT (EXTRACT)

(Approved: Trustees 6/29/74; 12/4/92; Reaffirmed 1/31/03)

WHEREAS, acting upon the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force on "Minority Enhancement," The Trustees of Indiana University and all University administrators desire to reaffirm our "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy."

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Trustees of Indiana University reaffirms the "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy of Indiana University" adopted by this Board on December 4, 1992 and incorporated into the Indiana University Academic Handbook, the Indiana University Student Code of Ethics, and the Indiana University Personnel Policies.

In reaffirming this policy, which has served us well, we must advocate and perpetuate performance which reflect this commitment. We must and will hold ourselves accountable for our decisions and actions.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and Vietnam-era veterans.

Proposed Actions and Modifications

1. Monitoring of Existing Policies and Practices

The University, through actions of its administration and the University Faculty Council, shall keep under constant review all existing policies relating to reappointment and tenure as well as the administration of these policies to ensure that women and members of minority groups are accorded equal opportunity.

2. Promotion Procedures

Procedures relating to promotion should be revised to provide particularity comparable to those procedures relating to reappointment and the awarding of tenure. This issue will be presented to the University Faculty Council for consideration during the fall of 1974, before being brought to the Trustees of Indiana University.

3. Annual Review

The provision of the Academic Handbook regarding annual reviews of non-tenured faculty on full-time service should be extended to all full-time faculty below the rank of Professor. This issue will be presented to the University Faculty Council for consideration during the fall of 1974, before being brought to the Trustees of Indiana University.

4. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure

The university shall--through actions of the University Faculty Council and the administration--take further steps to ensure that the criteria--as well as the differences in criteria--for promotion, reappointment and tenure shall be clearly described. This issue will be presented to the University Faculty Council during the fall of 1974, before being brought to the Trustees of Indiana University.

In addition, each unit will specify detailed criteria and procedures employed to implement the university's regulations.

5. Equity Reviews

Each affirmative action unit shall conduct equity reviews to ensure that women and members of minority groups are accorded equal opportunities for promotion, reappointment, and tenure.

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