The role of the BFC Creation, Reorganization, Elimination and Merger (CREM) standing committee is to monitor and safeguard the legislative authority of the faculty over CREM initiatives. If faculty members who are immediately and substantially affected by the CREM changes believe that they have not been sufficiently engaged in the process of planning, development, implementation and review, they may petition the CREM standing committee at any point. The committee will consider the petition in a timely manner, and discuss it with involved administrators and local faculty committees. The CREM standing committee has the authority to insist that steps be taken to ensure (a) the inclusion of all materially affected faculty members in a process that (b) preserves the legislative authority of the faculty over CREM initiatives. The CREM standing committee will base its actions and decisions on the following key principles: preserving tenure, shared governance, academic freedom, and peer review of personnel decisions within units.
The Indiana University Bloomington policy on the Creation, Reorganization, Elimination and Merger of Academic Units and Programs can be found here.