February 15, 2010
Message from Tom Gieryn, the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, IU Bloomington
Welcome to the recently revised version of the Academic Guide, the repository for academic policies on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. On December 1, 2009, the Bloomington Faculty Council gave omnibus approval to important changes in the Academic Guide. First, the Guide now includes all new and substantively amended academic policies adopted since the last major revision in 2002. Second, narrative interpretations of some policies have been revised to bring them into alignment with current administrative practices. Third, recent administrative restructuring created the need for us to make many nomenclature changes in offices and titles (e.g., from Chancellor to Provost; from Dean of Faculties to Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education or Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs).
All of the above changes have been incorporated into this version of the Guide. A complete e-copy of the earlier version, before these omnibus changes, has been sent to the University Archives for permanent storage. Looking ahead, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs is working on a new web-format for the Bloomington Academic Guide, one that is more easily accessed, navigated and retrieved. Our new Web site will be launched in spring 2010, and the revamped Guide should follow several months later. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments or questions about the Bloomington Academic Guide.