covid-committees

University-level Committees

Restart Committee

The Restart Committee is charged, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with recommending and advising IU from a medical and public health perspective on when & under what conditions Indiana University can restart, that is resume, in whole or part, normal or partial face-to-face operations.

Committee Members

Chair Jay Hess, Executive Vice President and Dean, School of Medicine
Brian Dixon, Associate Professor, Fairbanks School of Public HealthGraham McKeen, Assistant University Director of Public and Environmental Health, Environmental Health and Safety
Paul Halverson, Professor and Founding Dean, Fairbanks School of Public HealthDavid Allison, Dean, School of Public Health
Douglas Webb, Infectious Disease Specialist, IU HealthKevin Maki, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
Nir Menachemi, Professor, Fairbanks School of Public HealthJ. Carmel Egan, Academic Specialist, Office of Research Affairs, School of Medicine
Michele S. Saysana, Associate Professor, School of MedicineJade D. Kas, Vice President Total Rewards, Eli Lilly & Company
Aaron Carroll, Regenstrief Foundation Professor I, School of MedicineJacqueline Simmons, Vice President and General Counsel, Office of the Vice President & General Counsel

 

Executive Policy Group

Part of Indiana University’s emergency management procedures, the EPG is charged with making policy decisions that guide IU’s response to COVID-19 across all of its campuses. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reports to the EPG.

Committee Members

Chair Michael A. McRobbie, President
Lauren Robel, Provost & Executive Vice PresidentDavid Allison, Dean, School of Public Health-Bloomington
Nasser Paydar, Executive Vice President & IUPUI ChancellorBill Stephan, Vice President for Government Relations and Economic Engagement
John S. Applegate, Executive Vice President for University Academic AffairsJohn Whelan, Vice President for Human Resources
Jay L. Hess, Executive Vice President for University Clinical AffairsHannah Buxbaum, Vice President for International Affairs
John Sejdinaj, Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerFred Cate, Vice President for Research
Paul Halverson, Dean, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Brad Wheeler, Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Benjamin Hunter, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance and Superintendent for Public SafetyJacqueline Simmons, Vice President and General Counsel
Karen Adams, Chief of Staff, Office of the PresidentThomas A. Morrison, Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities

 

Academic Leadership Council Executive Group

The Academic Leadership Council Executive Group includes the President and the Executive Vice Presidents as the academic leadership of the university.  This group is not part of the emergency operations structure, and serves as the voice of academic concerns within the current emergency.

Committee Members

Chair Michael A. McRobbie, President, Indiana University
John S. Applegate, Executive Vice President for University Academic AffairsLauren Robel, Executive Vice President and Provost of IU Bloomington
Nasser Paydar, Executive Vice President and Chancellor of IUPUIJay Hess, Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs; Dean, School of Medicine

 

Laboratory Research Committee

In the context of research involving laboratories, human subjects, animals and similar research areas that have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee is charged with determining how to implement the recommendations and advice of the Restart Committee to allow for a safe and timely resumption of full research activity in these areas on IU campuses including the return of graduate students associated with this research.

Committee Members

Co-Chair Fred Cate, Vice President for Research Co-Chair James Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and Dean of the University Graduate School
John Baumann, Associate Vice President, Office of Research ComplianceCarmel Egan, Associate Dean of Research Affairs and Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute IU School of Medicine
Janice Blum, Associate Vice President, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research IU School of MedicineSteve Martin, AVP, Office of Research Administration
Dakota Coates, IU Bloomington Graduate and Professional Student GovernmentMary Waldron, Associate Professor of Counseling & Educational Psychology in the School of Education; dual appointments in Counseling Psychology and Human Development; Chair, Graduate Faculty Council
David Daleke, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences and Associate Dean of the University Graduate SchoolJeff Zaleski, Provost Professor, Department of Chemistry; Interim Vice Provost for Research

 

Campus-level Committees

Executive Group

The executive group will synthesize recommendations from all subgroups; align with university-level groups; and liaise with the Deans and Vice Provosts.

Committee Members

Chair Lauren Robel, Provost of Indiana University Bloomington and Executive Vice President of Indiana UniversityLem Watson, Dean, School of Education
M.A. Venkataramanan, Vice Provost for Finance and StrategyDave O’Guinn, Dean of Students and Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Dennis Groth, Dean, Luddy School, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationHannah Buxbaum, Vice President for International Affairs
Idie Kesner, Dean,Kelley School of BusinessJim Shanahan, Dean, Media School
Rick Van Kooten, Executive Dean, College of Arts and SciencesCatherine Dyar, Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost
Austen Parrish, Dean, Maurer School of LawRebecca Carl, Chief Communications Officer, IU Studios​

 

Academic: Pre-College Programs

This group will ensure that the campus continues to provide online pipeline and academic programming for K-12, primarily high school; keeps the open campus program available online; develops additional pre-college programs; provide benchmarks for quality in delivering these programs; and considers the needs of the precollege populations in campus pandemic planning.

Committee Members

Chair David Johnson, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Sacha Thieme, Assistant Vice Provost & Executive Director of Admissions, Office of Enrollment ManagementYolanda Trevino, Assistant Vice President for Strategy, Planning, and Assessment
Brenda Brenner, Associate Professor, Jacobs School of MusicDeb Christiansen, Executive Director of Academics, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design
Carl Darnell, Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Director of Balfour Scholars Program, School of EducationDavid Brenneman, Director, Eskenazi Museum of Art
Janine Drake, Clinical Assistant Professor in History, College of Arts and SciencesTheresa White, Director of High School Journalism Institute, Media School
Mike Beam, Senior Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Assistant Vice President for School PartnershipsLeanne Nay, Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Librarian, Libraries​

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Academic: Bridge Programs

This group will ensure that online programming is available to admitted students who can’t come because of visa or health issues; develop ongoing contingency plans for engagement for these students; evaluate online programming for ongoing students who might be prevented from returning, or where we might want to spread out density; ensure that online programming is available for starting graduate students, who might not be able to come until later in the semester or second semester; and ensure quality of all programming online.

Committee Members

Chair M.A. Venkataramanan, Vice Provost for Finance and Strategy
Stacy Morrone, Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies, Education and UITSMichael Rushton, Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Ash Soni, Executive Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Kelley School of BusinessAndrea Ciccarelli, Dean, Hutton Honors College
Jeremy Allen, Interim Dean, Jacobs School of MusicVesna Dimitrieska, Research Scholar and Coordinator of Global Education Initiatives, School of Education
Dennis Groth, Dean of Luddy School and Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationMike Courtney, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, IU Libraries
Rick Van Kooten, Executive Dean, College of Arts and SciencesStephanie DeBoer, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Media School
Jamsheed Choksy, Chair of Central Eurasian Studies, Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International StudiesChris Viers, Associate Vice President for International Services, Office of the Vice President for International ​Affairs

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Academic: New Online Programs

This group will ensure that schools and the College quickly move existing residential degree programs online and develop benchmarks for readiness and quality of those programs.

Committee Members

Chair Dennis Groth, Interim Dean of the Luddy School and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Ramesh Venkataraman, Chair, Kelley Direct MBA and MS Programs, Kelley School of BusinessPhil Ponella, Music Library Director, Jacobs School
Selma Sabanovic, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Luddy SchoolDonna Nagy, Professor, Maurer School of Law
Sian Mooney, Dean, O’Neill SchoolJim Shanahan, Dean, Media School
Lem Watson, Dean, School of EducationPeg Faimon, Dean, Eskenazi School
Lee Feinstein, Dean, Hamilton Lugar SchoolPaul Gutjahr, Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities and Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences
Carrie Docherty, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Public HealthAnna Marie Johnson, Head Librarian, Libraries​

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Academic: Special Class Delivery Issues

This group will provide plans for delivery of classes with special needs (Art, Theatre, Music, Labs, Clinical) under all potential scenarios, considering both existing technology; possible spacing of return to campus and use of facilities; and any new technologies that we might need to make teaching these courses possible during periods of online instruction. This group will also develop guidelines for quality for these experiences online.

Committee Members

Chair Stacy Morrone, Associate Vice President for Learning TechnologiesLinda Pisano, Chairperson of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, College of Arts and Sciences
Nikki Pohl, Associate Dean for Natural and Mathematical Sciences and Research, College of Arts and SciencesJay Kincaid, Director of Facilities and Technology, Media School
Peg Faimon, Dean, Eskenazi SchoolMary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Arthur Fagan, Professor, Jacobs SchoolJoe Bonanno, Dean, School of Optometry
Sarah Wroth, Co-Chair of Department of Ballet, Jacobs SchoolAnne Leftwich, Associate Professor, School of Education
Liz Shea, Director of Contemporary Dance Program, College of Arts and SciencesGreg Siering, Director, CITL​

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Strategic Space Utilization

This group will ensure we can use the classrooms in safe ways under various public health scenarios (fitting classes to classrooms, optimizing studios for filming online, density reduction); develop contingency plans for fluid movement of students and faculty into and out of online in classes; and coordinate with the Emergency Operations Center.

Committee Members

Chair Mark McConahay, Registrar
David Allison, Liaison to Restart Committee; Dean and Distinguished Professor, School of Public Health-BloomingtonVanessa Combs, Director of Quality Assurance and Safety, Capital Planning & Facilities
Debbi Fletcher, Liaison to EOC; Assistant Director for Emergency Management & ContinuitySean McGuire, Director of Academic Administration and Enrollment Management, Executive Dean’s Office, College of Arts + Sciences
Ryan W. Scott, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Maurer School of LawAndy Boling, Director of Facilities & Science Infrastructure, Executive Dean's Office, College of Arts + Sciences
Esfan Haghverdi, Professor of Computer Science and Executive Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and EngineeringLuke Leftwich, Executive Director Residential Programs & Services
Denver Wrightsman, Facilities Director, Jacobs School of MusicLesley Fasone, Assistant Dean for Sorority and Fraternity Life, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Keegan Sheehy, Scheduling Specialist, Jacobs School of MusicRenee Rerko, Associate Director, Academic Advising, Undergraduate Program, Kelley School of Business

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Student Life and Engagement

This group will create cohesive, comprehensive, sticky student experiences that include all ordinary student services and strong student life elements under all scenarios.

Committee Members

Chair Dave O’Guinn, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of StudentsJoe Lovejoy, Director Walter Center for Career Achievement, College of Arts & Sciences
Katie Kearns, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Development, the University Graduate SchoolMelanie Payne, Director of First Year Experience Programs
Luke Leftwich, Executive Director Residential Programs & ServicesShirley Stumpner, Director, Disability Services for Students, Division of Student Affairs
Beth Rupp, Medical Director, Staff Physician, Health Center, Division of Student AffairsCedric Harris, Director of Bias Response, Division of Student Affairs
Denise Hayes, Counseling and Psychological Services Director, Health Center, Division of Student AffairsLillian Casillas-Origel, La Casa Latino Culture Center Director
John Nieto-Phillips, Vice Provost for Diversity and InclusionKatie Cierniak, Assistant Director, INSPIRE Living-Learning Center, School of Education
John Wilkerson, Assistant Vice President for International Services and Director of International Admissions, Office of International ServicesMary Embry, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Co-Area Coordinator, Apparel Merchandising, Eskenazi School
Rendy Schrader, Senior Director, International Student and Scholar Programs and Initiatives Office of International ServicesBrian Seavey, Director of Undergraduate Student Engagement, O’Neill School
Cassi Winslow-Edmonson, Director of IU CorpsShruti Rana, Director of the B.A. in International Law and Institutions Program; Professor, International Law Practice, Hamilton-Lugar School
Lamara Warren, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Luddy SchoolMeredith Knoff, Learning Commons Librarian, Herman B. Wells Library
Jackie PuterbaughAssociate Director, Campus Recreational SportsTanya Camargo, Junior
Sohile Ali, Senior, Incoming Graduate StudentGrahamVogtman, Junior

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Personnel: Working Remotely & Transitioning Back

This group will determine needs of faculty and staff working remotely; evaluate the quality of remote teaching and benchmark quality for ongoing remote classes; assess issues of returning to campus under various public health scenarios determined by the Restart Committee.

Committee Members

Chair Eliza Pavalko, Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Greg Siering, Director Center for Innovative Teaching and LearningEmily Springston, University Director, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity
Carol Barnett, Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of the Vice President & General CounselChristiana Ochoa, Executive Associate Dean, Professor of Law and Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, Maurer School of Law; Academic Director, Indiana University Mexico Gateway
Craig Medlyn, Senior Director, Human ResourcesJane McLeod, Provost Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences
Laureen Maines, Executive Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, Kelley School of BusinessPaul Sokol, Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences
Brad Heim, Executive Associate Dean O’Neill SchoolMarietta Simpson, Rudy Professor of Music, Jacobs School of Music

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Research

This group will evaluate how to continue research under all scenarios, and liaise with the University Laboratory Research Committee.

Committee Members

Chair Jeff Zaleski, Interim Vice Provost for Research, OVPRKosali Simon, Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, O’Neill School; Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences
Scott Michaels, Professor and Associate Chair for Research and Facilities, Department of Biology, College of Arts & SciencesBrea Perry, Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences
Kay Connelly, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Informatics, Luddy SchoolSteve Jacobson, Professor and Dorothy & Edward Bair Chair, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
Rowland Ricketts, Associate Dean, Eskenazi SchoolCarrie Docherty, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School Public Health-Bloomington
Dave Baxter, Professor and Chair, Condensed Matter Physics, College of Arts & Sciences
Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami Dean, School of Nursing
Gretchen Horlacher, Professor of Music, Jacobs School
Pete Kollbaum, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research, School of OptometryDavid Daleke, Vice Provost for Graduate and Health Sciences

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Finance

This group will model campus and school-level finances under each of the five scenarios.

Committee Members

Chair M.A. Venkataramanan, Vice Provost for Finance and Strategy 
Aimee Heeter, Associate Vice Provost & Director of Budgetary Administration & Planning Teresa Kase, Assistant Dean of Finance & Operations, Kelley School of Business
Eliza Pavalko, Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic AffairsJill Piedmont
David Daleke, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health SciencesJeff Buszkiewicz, Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration, School of Education-Bloomington
Jeff Zaleski, Interim Vice Provost for ResearchMike Noth, Director of Finance, Division of Student Affairs
Brad Heim, Executive Associate Dean, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental AffairsAmy Van Pelt, Director of Finance, Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies
Craig Medlyn, Senior HR Director, BloomingtonPnina Fichman, Co-chair, BFC Budgetary Affairs; Professor of Information Science, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing & Engineering
Mike Fowler, Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Arts & SciencesDominick DiOrio, Co-chair BFC Budgetary Affairs; Associate Professor of Music, Jacobs School of Music