4. Academic Support and Services
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION
The mission of the Office of Research Administration (ORA), headed by the Vice President for Research Administration, is to provide exceptional support for IU’s research community in order to catalyze research productivity and protect the institution and its research community from risk. ORA accomplishes this mission by minimizing the impediments to research activity, promoting research conduct that meets the highest standards of ethical integrity, and ensuring that research activity is compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.
The Office of Research Administration provides IU’s research community with the following services:
Research Ethics, Policy and Education
Responsible Conduct of Research Education
Research Policy Coordination
Sponsored Project Administration Services
Grants and Contracts Support Services
Sponsored Project Cash Management
Sponsored Project Compliance Oversight
Clinical Trials Office
Sponsored Project Analysis and Reporting
Human Subject Protections
Animal Use Compliance
Clinical Trial Billing Compliance
Privacy Act (HIPAA) Compliance
Export Control Compliance
Research Conflict of Interest
Research Systems and Decision Support
Kuali Research Administration
COEUS IRB System
Further details of the Office and its services can be found at: (www.researchadmin.iu.edu).
OFFICE OF THE VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH (OVPR)
The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is to support ongoing research and creative activities, to incubate new interdisciplinary initiatives, and to maximize the potential of Indiana University faculty to accomplish path-breaking work. The OVPR provides funds and infrastructure to enhance opportunities for federal, state, and private support. OVPR cultivates external relationships, both in the public and private sector, as well as supports intellectual property protection and technology transfer.
Internal Funding Opportunities
OVPR provides resources for research, scholarly and creative activities for faculty through a variety of internal funding programs. A list of the currently sponsored OVPR funding opportunities can be found at: (www.research.iu.edu).
Research Centers, Institutes and Museums
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research oversees a number of research centers and institutes. For a complete listing go to: (http://research.iu.edu/centers/index.html).
Indiana University centers, institutes, and museums provide special environments for research, scholarly and creative activities, and teaching. Many of the centers and institutes bridge the boundaries of traditional academic departments. Indeed, it is the ability to connect the previously disparate, to cross-fertilize separate fields, and to amalgamate ideas and approaches into new and effective combinations, that underlies many of the achievements and great productivity of these units. The university values the maintenance of tradition while it invites and stimulates the excitement of change. In many ways the existence of academic departments helps to maintain the continuity of traditional intellectual disciplines. Institutes and centers, on the other hand, can be formed as needed to pursue a novel avenue of inquiry, or to attack problems with different combinations of research tools. In this sense, research centers and institutes can be an efficient way to reconstitute intellectual organization without undoing existing academic foundations.
The capabilities of diverse but specialized groups often enable researchers to secure external funds that otherwise might not be available to an individual through specific departments and/or schools. Several of the research centers and institutes have achieved national prominence that provides recognition as well as attracts top scholars to the university. They also make it possible to offer many special courses, and to provide space for a diversity of educational endeavors that benefit the entire university. OVPR also maintains a directory of all research centers and institutes at Indiana University.
The Cox Research Scholars Program
To expand educational opportunities at IU, OVPR administers a full four-year scholarship program which offers a remarkable research opportunity to Indiana students. The program enables IU to compete successfully with other leading universities for Indiana high school students ranking in the top 10% of their graduating class and provides these students with scholarly interactions and research work that will enhance their future employment opportunities.
Research & Creative Activity
This magazine, published twice a year by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, tells the story of the diverse programs of research, scholarship, and creative activities conducted across the campuses of Indiana University. The magazine offers readers inside and outside the university an opportunity to learn more about the professional accomplishments of faculty, scholars, and students. The current issue, as well as archived issues of the magazine can be found at (www.research.iu.edu) under News and Publications and Events.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (IURTC)
The Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC) is a not-for-profit agency that facilitates collaborations between industry and Indiana University research and technology. IURTC stimulates growth in Indiana’s technology sectors by helping companies develop commercially viable technology, with the ultimate goal of creating jobs and growing the state’s economy. IURTC works closely with faculty on all IU campuses to promote technology transfer and new business creation.
As a technology transfer center, IURTC works to help businesses develop and to commercialize new technologies. In addition, a strategic focus for IURTC is to create new companies and provide support services for those companies. IURTC’s support of commercially promising research and technology development is of direct benefit to the economic vitality of Indiana, the Midwest, and the United States. IURTC owns and operates the Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center (IUETC), a biotechnology business incubator in downtown Indianapolis.
The Office of Technology Transfer provides a number of services to assist University inventors in the technology patenting and licensing processes. In addition to staffing an office to assist inventors, the University provides monetary incentives to researchers who successfully transfer their discoveries to the commercial sector. In accordance with the University’s patent policy, a portion of net income from inventions is distributed to the inventor’s department, school, and lab, and to the University.
UNIVERSITY FACULTY COUNCIL RESEARCH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (UFC-RAC)
Approved by the University Faculty Council in October 2003, the UFC-RAC replaces the former University Research Policy Committee (URPC). Its purposes are:
- to develop university policy and practice related to research and
- to address issues affecting support for research activities.
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY REGIONAL AFFAIRS, PLANNING, AND POLICY (VPURAPP)
The Office of the Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning and Policy coordinates and articulates the planning and policies of Indiana University in order to enable the university to fulfill its educational and research missions and to achieve its objectives of excellence and engagement. VPURAPP accomplishes its mission by undertaking university-level planning and reporting, managing statewide academic relations (including relations with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education), conducting institutional research and reporting for accountability, supporting the academic and faculty relations responsibilities of the President (including relations with the University Faculty Council), creating and managing a university-wide infrastructure for access to policies and policy development, and coordinating executive review and recruitment.
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS (DEMA)
The Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs has responsibility for a diverse array of programs, services, and activities that transcend campus, academic, and administrative boundaries. These include the campus diversity offices, the Center on Diversity, the FACET Diversity Initiative, Campus Retention Coordinators, and IUPUI Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The work of this division is characterized by collaboration and cooperation to ensure that students realize their full potential and Indiana University fulfills its mission and achieves its vision.
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (OVPIA)
The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs’ (OVPIA) mission is to serve all eight campuses of the university, provide leadership and advocacy for their international programs, projects, and activities, and coordinate the resources necessary to sustain their development and growth. Its services and programs offer many avenues that enable students, faculty, and staff to pursue their quest for international knowledge and experience. To implement its mission, the office:
- Provides system-wide support and immigration services for international students, faculty, and visiting scholars, including regulatory compliance
- Develops and administers study abroad programs
- Develops and administers system-wide exchange programs and other off-shore relationships between IU and universities abroad for faculty and students
- Increases the university’s capacity to provide institution-building abroad through externally funded technical and development assistance projects
- Offers grant opportunities for research, collaboration, and travel by IU faculty and graduate students
- Supports efforts to internationalize the faculty and curricula on all campuses
- Facilitates the university’s outreach activities to local, state, and regional schools and organizations that request information on international topics
- Manages a number of internationally-focused academic programs
The units and activities of the OVPIA are described in the section below.
The Office of International Services (OIS)
OIS insures that the 5,500 international students and 1,200 international faculty and staff on all IU campuses are in compliance with the increasingly demanding visa regulations of the Department of Homeland Security. Through the development of iOffice, IU has taken the lead among U.S. universities in automating SEVIS reporting and visa compliance requirements. An important part of its mission is to conduct week-long orientation programs for new international students and to provide advising and support for their financial aid, insurance, and other academic and personal needs throughout their time at Indiana University. OIS also oversees the activities of the Dowling International Center on the IUB campus which provides cultural and social opportunities for international students, scholars, and their dependents. The Associate Vice President for International Services also plays a major role with IU administrators on policy decisions related to financial aid and loan programs, recruitment strategies, health insurance negotiations, and admissions issues for international students on all campuses.
The Office of Overseas Study (OVST)
OVST manages more than 200 programs that provide opportunities for over 2,000 IU undergraduate students on all campuses to participate in study abroad programs around the world. These programs can range from academic year, semester, summer, to shorter term experiences. OVST provides pre-departure orientation, academic program advising, assignment of academic credit, and general oversight of the students’ experiences abroad. It continually monitors the safety of students while abroad, and considers potential risk in approving new programs. In addition, the Office continues to encourage and guide IU faculty in the development of new programs as the demand for study abroad experiences in different parts of the world increases. OVPIA requires that all proposals for any student activities abroad must be approved by the Overseas Study Advisory Council (see: http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/policies/proposal.shtml). The Associate Vice President for Overseas Study also supervises the Honors Program in Foreign Languages, which provide eight summer language immersion and cultural programs in four countries for Indiana high school students.
The Office of International Research & Development (IRD)
IRD is responsible for identifying international, externally funded contract and grant opportunities on behalf of IU departments and faculty. The office assists faculty in preparing grant proposals, advising on the potential for funding, drafting proposal budgets and narratives. If the scope of a particular project extends beyond individual schools, the IRD prepares the proposals on behalf of the OVPIA. In addition, if those proposals submitted by OVPIA are funded, the IRD also manages the implementation of the awarded grants. In recent years, there have been many multi-year, multi-million dollar grants for development activities in countries around the world.
IU’s Exchange Relationships and Affiliations
OVPIA manages IU’s exchange relationships and affiliations, specifically the exchange agreements between IU schools and departments and overseas partners, and it oversees the process of developing and approving new exchange agreements. The university-wide exchange relationships are managed by this unit, including the selection of IU exchange participants and receiving the incoming graduate student and faculty exchangees. In addition, this unit of OVPIA is also responsible for the development and update of the Register of International Affiliations, a database that lists all IU affiliations with institutions abroad. During 2007-08, procedures for approval of new or renewed exchange agreements have been introduced which require IU schools and departments to indicate the specific purposes and sustainability of the proposed exchange, as well as the stature of the potential partner.
THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CHANGE
The center is a federally-funded National Resource Center which focuses on global issues cutting across all world areas and involves many IU campuses and schools. The Center holds conferences and seminars, engages in outreach activities to Indiana schools and businesses, and awards foreign language and area studies fellowships. In addition, it provides funding to IU faculty to develop study groups on global topics and also provides funding for the IU Library to expand its global studies-related holdings. It has developed international majors and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels on the IUB campus. The Center is funded by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education as well as IUB and OVPIA general fund support.
THE POLISH STUDIES CENTER
The center is responsible for the implementation of IU’s exchange agreements with Warsaw University and the Jagellonian University in Poland. The Center not only hosts visiting faculty and graduate students from these institutions, but also organizes conferences focusing on Polish history and culture, and also supports the activities of the Polish language program at IU. The Polish Studies Center is funded from the OVPIA UA general fund budget.
THE HUNGARIAN CHAIR
This unit provides an opportunity for a distinguished Hungarian scholar to be in residence at IU to promote Hungarian studies. In addition, the Hungarian Chair holds conferences which focus on academic issues associated with Hungarian history, culture, or science. The Hungarian Chair is funded by an endowment from the Hungarian Academic of Sciences as well as IUB and OVPIA support.
Other OVPIA Activities
Indiana University’s international affiliation and exchange agreements have long been a productive part of research and learning for the university. Over the years, the relationships established through many of these agreements have flourished and have enabled faculty and students to reach out to institutions and colleagues in different parts of the world. Indiana University must select peer institutions as partners that complement the university’s strengths and further IU’s fundamental missions of teaching and research. Established procedures govern and facilitate the review of all such agreements by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) for final approval by the President. The Board of Trustees in a 1987 resolution mandated that all international agreements require the approval and signature of the President of the university and that this approval process be part of the OVPIA’s responsibilities. Guidelines and applications for establishing new international affiliation and exchange agreements can be found on the OVPIA website. The OVPIA also maintains an online database of all of the existing international affiliation and exchanges agreements at their website.
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
The University, through the OVPIA, supports a variety of short-term international faculty and graduate student exchanges with selected partner institutions abroad. These provide opportunities for IU scholars to conduct research, consult with colleagues, or offer lectures or short courses at these institutions. Reciprocal arrangements allow participants from partner institutions to visit IU campuses, contributing to the internationalization of those campuses. The amounts and terms of these programs vary, depending on the nature of the reciprocal agreements between the University and its partner institutions.
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE OVPIA
The OVPIA manages a number of professional development grant programs for both faculty and graduate students at IU. The programs enable faculty to attend conferences abroad, engage in research activities overseas, receive funding to learn a foreign language, bring international visitors to the IU campuses, and sponsor international conferences. A complete listing of these grant programs, the funding criteria, and application procedures are listed on the OVPIA website at: (www.indiana.edu/~ovpia/ovpia/).
OVPIA also offers grants for IU graduate students to provide opportunities for language study and research abroad through the Pre-dissertation Travel Grant and the International Enhancement Grant programs.
In addition, OVPIA manages the IIE and US Department of Education Fulbright programs for graduate students and the CIES and US Department of Education Fulbright programs for faculty to conduct research and teach abroad.
The OVPIA also plays a coordinating role with the area studies centers (African Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, International Business Education and Research, Southeast Asia, East Asian Studies, Languages of the Central Asia Region, India Studies, Inner Asian & Uralic, Russian & East European, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, West European Studies) which are responsible for teaching about different world areas, providing scholarships for graduate students, and establishing courses in less commonly taught languages. These centers, many of whom have received funding from the U.S. Department of Education and have been designated as National Resource Centers, are an important component of the international scholarship and research which forms the basis for much of the international activity of the IUB campus. The OVPIA assists in organizing and funding joint projects among centers.
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OVPIT) AND UNIVERSITY INFORMATION TECHOLOGY SERVICES
The Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (OVPIT) provides leadership for the continued development of a modern information technology environment across the university. Its responsibilities include university-wide IT policy, security, and information infrastructure assurance; the Pervasive Technology Labs; and the regional campus chief information officers. The CIO for the IU School of Medicine reports to the OVPIT, as does University Information Technology Services (UITS). For more information see ovpit.iu.edu.
UITS, with offices on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, develops and maintains the information technology environment across the university that supports IU’s vision for excellence in research, teaching, creative activity, outreach, and lifelong learning. Tools and services provided support the academic and administrative work of the university, including a high-speed campus network with wireless access, central web hosting, a rich selection of free and low-cost software for personal use, tools and support for instruction and research, and supercomputers for data analysis and visualization. Under the leadership of Associate Vice Presidents and Associate Deans, UITS offers services in several divisions, including research technologies, learning technologies, networks, enterprise software, enterprise infrastructure, and support.
Select major services include:
- Leveraging the buying power of the university to help maintain a campus-wide infrastructure of current desktop productivity tools (desktop computers, printers, operating systems, and common software), as well as license agreements with major software vendors, providing low- and no-cost software to IU faculty, staff, and students.
- Maintaining and evolving the infrastructure of IT used in classrooms, in computing labs and common areas, and in residence halls.
- Creating and supporting a rich IT-informed learning environment to help promote the transformation of teaching and learning through the innovative use of technology.
- Providing a broad spectrum of resources in support of research, and research in the life sciences, including advanced computation, storage, and visualization facilities, and consulting. Among notable resources is the Big Red supercomputer.
- Providing wired and wireless network access to university resources and to local, national, and international networks in support of the work of the university. Resources include the I-Light fiber-optic network that connects Indiana schools and universities to each other and to the Internet, and the Global Research Network Operations Center, which provides management and engineering services to major national and international networks, including Internet2.
- Providing a university-wide IT infrastructure and enterprise software in support of the university’s business.
- Providing human and technology-enabled support to aid in the use of IT resources.
Information about all UITS services is available at: (www.uits.iu.edu).
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
The Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations supports IU’s mission by providing professional communications and marketing services that enhance the University’s relationships with its many publics, and supporting IU initiatives at the state, federal, and grass-roots level. Its five offices—Community Relations, Creative Services, University Communications, University Marketing, and Government Relations—offer expertise in media relations, marketing, branding, broadcast technology, print and electronic publications, and community and government cooperation and partnerships.
Our Mission is to communicate the tradition of excellence and future promise of Indiana University.
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University Branding and Marketing
Campus and University Branding
Client Relations and Account Services
Informational and Emerging Technologies
Special Projects and Events
Visual and Audio Services
News Writing and Distribution
Public Relations and Campus Initiatives
THE OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
The office advances the strategic interests of Indiana University among national and state elected officials, their staff members, constituents, and with governmental agencies at all levels.
The IU government relations team coordinates all IU campus government relations efforts at the state, federal, and grassroots levels, focusing on the following areas:
- Appropriations: steering IU funding requests and projects through Congress, the Indiana General Assembly, and various governmental agencies.
- Strategic planning and political strategy: assisting IU units in assessing the linkages between their objectives and opportunities at the national and state level and then developing a university-wide plan for pursuing institutional priorities in Washington and Indianapolis.
- Policy and legislative affairs: working with IU units to assess the impact of legislation and regulatory proposals and explaining the impact of regulatory policies on higher education and Indiana University.
- Grass roots advocacy: increasing public, student, faculty, staff, and alumni awareness for IU’s needs and mobilizing broad support for addressing those needs.
- Led by the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, the IU government relations team is organized into three “practice groups:”
- State Relations (www.gov.indiana.edu/state/index.shtml): serves as the primary liaison between Indiana University and the legislative and executive branches of Indiana government, including the Indiana General Assembly, Office of the Governor, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the State Budget Agency, and other relevant units of state government. The state relations team also works closely with other universities and higher education groups in Indiana.
- Federal Relations (www.gov.indiana.edu/federal/index.shtml): serves as the primary link to the federal government, working regularly with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies on matters that affect IU and higher education.
- Hoosiers for Higher Education (www.gov.indiana.edu/hhe/index.shtml): engages Indiana University alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends to make the case connecting the importance of higher education and Indiana’s future, and supporting IU’s needs and priorities.
UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL
The mission of The University Graduate School (UGS) is to promote and support excellence in graduate education for individual students, faculty, departments, and the university as a whole. It administers graduate programs on five different campuses of the Indiana University system. Members of the UGS faculty ultimately determine standards of admission, set the general requirements for degrees, pass upon the specific requirements of programs, approve courses for graduate credit, and certify candidates for degrees. These functions are executed by the Graduate Council and the dean and administrative staff. UGS faculty serve on advisory and research committees for doctoral students, direct master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, and elect members of the Graduate Council.
The Graduate Council serves as an executive advisory body to the dean and administrative staff on policy matters. It receives the reports of the school’s standing faculty committees; it acts upon recommendations for changes in admission, the curriculum, degree requirements, and procedures for the administration of student programs; it receives and acts upon the recommendations of ad hoc committees appointed by the dean; it gives advice on ways to improve the quality of graduate work; and it seeks ways to coordinate the programs of The University Graduate School with other graduate programs in the university.
The UGS sponsors a variety of fellowship and recruiting programs that are designed to attract and retain outstanding students, as well as mentoring and Preparing Future Faculty programs designed to ensure that students are integrated into their academic programs and prepared for the full range of professional responsibilities they will encounter in their careers. The UGS also maintains a Web-based repository of resources for students, including information on research grants for students, as well as information for faculty regarding topics such as graduate mentoring and academic misconduct.
INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Under the aegis of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Instructional Support Services is dedicated to providing faculty with a range of instructional support—from teaching consultation and assessment to classroom graphics production.
- BEST (IUB Evaluation Services & Testing), 855-1595, provides assistance to faculty, students, and administrators in assessment, evaluation, and testing;
- Campus Instructional Consulting, 855-9023, provides assistance to faculty and departments with teaching, course development, and classroom innovations;
- the Campus Writing Program, 855-4928, assists faculty and departments with incorporating writing into courses;
- the Office of Service Learning, 856-6011, connects campus and community through service and assists faculty as they fold service-learning into their courses;
- Graphics and Publications, 855-4047, produces visuals designed for classroom instruction, research, and administrative support.
To ensure that faculty on all campuses receive the instructional support services they need to offer outstanding courses, every campus offers such services to the faculty, overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
The Indiana University Libraries comprise one of the leading academic research library systems in North America, providing strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The Indiana University Libraries system includes libraries and archives on all IU campuses across the state: Bloomington (IUB), Columbus (IUPUC), Fort Wayne (IPFW), Gary (IUNW), Indianapolis (IUPUI), Kokomo (IUK), New Albany (IUSE), Richmond (IUE), and South Bend (IUSB).
All university libraries are open to the residents of the state as well as to IU faculty, IUPUI/IPFW faculty and students of all campuses. Library staff members are available to assist users in locating materials and to teach effective methods of information retrieval and use. The system holdings include over 10.5 million bound volumes in 2007, more than half of which are found on the Bloomington campus.
The university’s libraries provide users with access to a wide range of databases scholarly information resources in all formats, from traditional books and journals to online databases, multimedia and internet resources from within the IU Libraries, their homes, and offices. These databases include: the IU Libraries’ online catalog describing library materials statewide; other library catalogs in the state, country, and the world; indexes to journal and newspaper articles, databases containing full-text articles from many core journals and newspapers, multimedia collections of traditional and digital images, maps, moving images and sound recordings for use in instruction.
The IU Libraries offer many services to faculty and users, such as interlibrary loan, renewals, and reference assistance, as well as connections to many helpful research sites. Faculty members can participate in instructional workshops, schedule instruction in library and information use for their classes, seek personalized research consultation, and suggest materials for purchase or subscription by the IU Libraries. Libraries also provide digital library services to enhance the ability of faculty and users to create, distribute, and preserve their scholarship.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Faculty benefit from private-sector gift support that helps attract and retain outstanding colleagues, bring in top graduate and undergraduate students, and provide the facilities and resources needed for research, teaching, and service. Donors are often inspired to give by faculty and their work, either because of experiences they had as IU students or because they are alumni or friends captivated by the promise and importance of a faculty member’s work. Many IU faculty members have been instrumental in securing major gifts for IU.
The Indiana University Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to maximizing private-sector gift support for IU. Indiana University consistently ranks among the top twenty universities in the nation in support received from the private sector, and among the top fifteen public universities in the market value of its endowment.
The Foundation and its IU partners annually raise an average of more than $100 million from more than 100,000 donors. The Foundation is also responsible for University-wide oversight of fund raising operations and campaigns, for investing IU’s $1 billion endowment, and for providing administrative services to donors and to IU. With offices in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Chicago, the Foundation partners with and serves all campuses of Indiana University.
RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICES—WTIU & WFIU
The Indiana University Radio and Television Services (RTVS) is located in the Radio and Television Building on the Bloomington campus. Its purpose is to assist the University to make effective use of electronic communications technology as part of its educational mission: teaching, on and off campus; research and creative endeavor; and public service. The services of the RTVS are available for a fee to all campuses. The RTVS consists of Educational Services, WFIU and WTIU.
The Educational and Production Services division of RTVS provides television gateways through which Indiana University instruction reaches a wide audience. Educational television services are delivered over the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System, satellite links, and the campus cable system. It also provides 2-way television connections among the Radio/TV Building, the School of Education, and eight public schools in Monroe County.
WFIU is an NPR member station. It specializes in news from NPR and BBC, arts, culture, and classical music. The station produces local programs heard around the country and around the world such as the Harmonia Early Music program, Moment of Science, Nightlights, and Congressional Moments. The station is a strong supporter of area non-profits, priding itself on being one of Indiana’s primary information and cultural resources.
WTIU is a PBS member station. The television station carries an extensive lineup of award-winning children’s programs, as well as news, documentaries, and local programs. Each week it produces the award-winning children’s program, The Friday Zone, which introduces pre-teens to the world around them. In addition, the station produces The Weekly Special, a public affairs program, nightly local news briefs, the Third House legislative forum, and a variety of documentaries unique to the area. For any information about the services of the office please visit (http://www.indiana.edu/~radiotv).
The mission of Emeriti House, under the aegis of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, is “to provide an environment to support the continuation of the intellectual and creative activities of retired faculty, to help maintain their connections with the University, and to encourage the use of their talents as a continuing resource for the University.” Academic and cultural activities are the highest priority for the use of House facilities and services, along with personal use by individual emeriti for their professional and academic projects, and social interactions to develop a more vital IU retirement community. Emeriti House maintains an active program schedule which features research and creative activities of emeriti, musical events, visitors from the Institute for Advanced Study, Patten Lectureship Program and International Programs, book discussions with authors, and many other events. The faculty Oral History Project, which collects histories of emeritus faculty on DVD, and regular Life-Writing Workshops are also sponsored by the House. Emeriti House is available to and welcomes all emeritus faculty and librarians of Indiana University, including their widows and widowers, spouses, partners and guests.
Further information on the Emeriti House can be found at: (www.indiana.edu/~emeriti) or by calling 855-3773.
DUAL CAREER NETWORK
Under the aegis of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, the Dual Career Network program offers up to two years of free individualized job search assistance to spouses and partners of those moving to Bloomington to take Indiana University faculty or senior staff positions. The office cannot guarantee placement, but uses all of its resources to serve as a liaison between the spouse or partner and a potential employer. Specific forms of assistance include: providing information about Indiana University Human Resources employment opportunities; identifying employment opportunities in the Bloomington region business community and the greater Indianapolis area; suggesting contact information for city, county, and state governments; and describing agencies, non-profit organizations, and community service groups. More information about the office can be found at the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs website or by calling 812 855-6618.
Student Financial Assistance
All forms of financial assistance for undergraduates, including scholarships, grants in-aid, and long- and short-term loans, are administered by the IU Campus Financial Aid offices located on each campus. Financial planning and counseling services are available to both students and parents. Only loans and part-time employment are available to graduate students through this office. All students, without regard to financial need or grade-point average, can be referred to the appropriate IU Campus Financial Aid office for information and financial assistance. A list of campus offices is available at: (http://ses.indiana.edu/campusInfo/finAid.cfm).
Indiana University Press is a major international scholarly publisher with headquarters on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. The Press’s mandate is to serve the world of scholarship and culture as professional publisher and also to represent and reflect the major strengths of all the campuses of Indiana University. Founded in 1950, Indiana University Press is the largest university press in the Big Ten. IU Press has over 2,000 titles in print, publishes approximately 140 new titles a year and more than 30 journals. The Press is a not-for-profit operation, its programs being financed by income from sales supplemented, to a minor extent, by support from Indiana University and by gifts and grants from a variety of outside sources.
The Press is especially active in the areas of African, African American, Asian, cultural, Jewish and Holocaust, Middle East, Russian and East European, and women’s and gender studies; anthropology, film, history, bioethics, music, paleontology, philanthropy, philosophy, and religion. It also features an extensive regional publishing program under its Quarry Books imprint.
Indiana University Press books have won many awards for scholarly merit and design, including two National Book Awards, five Herskovits Awards in African studies, and several National Jewish Book Awards. Numerous IU Press titles are selected every year by Choice as outstanding academic books. Faculty interested in publishing with the Press or elsewhere are encouraged to contact Press staff members.
Printing Services, located on the Bloomington campus, has a modern printing facility equipped to produce the University’s diverse printing needs, from high quality four color process and multiple color printing to the most economical forms of digital printing and color copying. Complete bindery, addressing, mailing, and delivery services are provided. Customer service specialists are available to provide consultation and price estimates, as well as assistance with graphic design. Any printing request, regardless of the dollar amount, may be submitted directly to Printing Services for production. Departments are not required to contact the Purchasing Department for competitive bids if they choose to deal directly with Printing Services.
Indiana University Conferences
Indiana University Conferences provides professional meeting support to internal and external clients planning conferences for business trade, public sector, and academic organizations. The medium of the conference (short course, institute, workshop or seminar) has proved to be a singularly successful method of disseminating information. Indiana University Conferences collaborates with planners from all campuses, and many external program planners, to stage successful conferences at the venue of choice. The staff is skilled in budgeting to meet financial goals, vendor negotiations, marketing and promotion, handling registrations, and providing comprehensive on-site management. The services are available for conferences planned locally, nationally, or internationally.
A credit union is a not-for-profit organization of people who have common bonds, such as a common place of employment. Credit unions are organized to promote savings and provide a convenient source for borrowing funds at a reasonable interest rate.
The Indiana University Employees Federal Credit Union began in 1956 as an undertaking of Indiana University employees, and is now a full-service financial institution with 10 branches throughout the state of Indiana, at IU campus locations. IU Credit Union provides a wide range of financial services to faculty, staff and students of Indiana University, to their family members, and other select employee groups.
Credit Union services include a variety of savings and checking options, certificates, mortgages, loans for almost any reason, and credit cards. Convenient electronic services include Web Home Teller Internet banking, 24-hour EXPRESS Bank-by-Phone, ATMs and debit cards, and online loan applications and bill payment. With IU Credit Union Investment Services, Inc., investments, retirement planning and insurance products are also available. Sentinel Funds through IU Credit Union Investment Services are an IU-approved choice for IU 403b contributions. The University provides Direct Deposit and payroll deductions for Credit Union deposits or the repayment of financing.
Credit Union facilities differ somewhat from campus to campus. Any individual interested in joining the IU Credit Union should consult the statement of Credit Union facilities in campus-specific documents.