Tenure and Promotion Clock Extension Option
IU has administratively adopted a policy to extend the tenure and/or promotion clock by one year.
The Office of Academic Affairs strengthens the campus community by promoting the academic mission, advocating for faculty, and enhancing teaching and learning.
The office oversees and supports faculty careers from recruitment through hiring, promotion and tenure, and retirement. It supports student learning through a variety of programs that develop and maintain excellence in instruction, in curriculum, and in the academic environment.
LINDA CHEN, PH.D.
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Administration Building 247
Phone | (574) 520-4183
Fax | (574) 520-5549
To exceed the highest academic expectations for comprehensive, metropolitan universities.
Indiana University South Bend is the comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate campus that serves North Central Indiana and is a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus values excellence in teaching, student-faculty interaction, research and creative activity, diversity and inclusivity, a global perspective, and collaboration in life-long learning. IU South Bend develops engaged citizens prepared to build strong communities.
Approved by the IU Board of Trustees
We value education as essential to democracy and the quality of life; we value open and free inquiry; we value academic freedom and an unfettered exchange of ideas in a spirit of shared governance; we value self-directed learning and independent thought; we value collaborative learning between professor and student; we value pluralism and diversity in all its manifestations; we value education that leads to appreciation of and participation in the arts; we value life-long learning; and we value civic engagement, global awareness, and environmental sustainability.
Academic Affairs commits to the following actions: safeguard the primacy of Academic Affairs; respect unit administrators’ autonomy; advocate for and represent Academic Affairs to the rest of the university; provide strong and honest representation of academic unit needs; understand and value each other's work; support team decisions
Since its initiation in 1989, as part of our agenda to enhance undergraduate education, the Undergraduate Research Fund (URF), now known as the SMART Program at IU South Bend has supported more than 150 projects in diverse fields including business/finance, science, liberal arts, fine arts, education, and health sciences.