Indiana University Bloomington Faculty Council Minutes


General description: The Bloomington Faculty Council (BFC) is a representative body of elected members from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. During the early 1970s, Indiana University experienced a reorganization of the system administration which created a University Faculty Council responsible for faculty governance of the eight IU campuses and a Bloomington Faculty Council responsible for faculty governance on the Bloomington campus. With the adoption of the Constitution of the Bloomington Faculty of Indiana University on May 6, 1975, the authority of faculty members on the Bloomington campus was solidified.

The digitized BFC collection features two key documents: BFC minutes and circulars. The BFC minutes are verbatim transcriptions of the monthly BFC meetings from each academic year. The circulars are supplementary documents that often serve as the basis of discussions at BFC meetings and range in scope from Memorial Resolutions to policy changes in the Academic Calendar or Faculty Handbook.

Implementation description: To facilitate searching and the proper display of these administrative documents, the Indiana University Bloomington Faculty Council minutes and circulars are encoded following the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines (version P4) with a focus on the document structure (tables, lists, etc.) and editorial conventions (strikethroughs, deletions, etc.). Minutes and circulars are comprised of both born-digital and print documents. Typewritten documents were scanned using FineReader Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to generate full-text for TEI encoding. The born-digital documents, namely the circulars, often undergo a series of revisions (i.e., Microsoft Word's "Track Changes"), which require the encoding to reflect in-line comments, additions, deletions and strikethroughs, all common editorial conventions. As encoding progresses, this site will be updated with a goal to eventually include all existing sets of minutes and circulars from 1969 to the present.

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Contact:

Michelle Dalmau
Indiana University Digital Library Program
Herman B Wells Library, W501
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Telephone: (812) 855-1261
Email: mdalmau@indiana.edu


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