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  • University Charter and Non-Charter Committees | Faculty Senate
    2013 14 2012 13 Family Issues Reviews and recommends actions regarding the implementation of University child care programs and plans Advises on the development and implementation of parenting and family care policies for faculty staff and students Regular term 3 years Charge Membership Member Expectations Annual Reports 2014 15 2013 14 2012 13 Financial Aid Advisory Recommends actions regarding priorities and distribution of General Scholarship Funds to the Director of Student Financial Aid Assists in communicating federal financial aid policies to the University community Regular term 3 years Charge Membership Member Expectations Annual Reports 2014 15 2013 14 2012 13 Funded Retirement and Insurance Advises University authorities on fringe benefit policies and insurance programs covering faculty and professional and scientific staff at the University Programs include retirement health and dental insurance life insurance and long term disability programs Regular term 3 years renewable Charge Membership Member Expectations Annual Reports 2014 15 2013 14 2012 13 Hancher Advisory Advises the Director of Hancher Auditorium on policies relating to use of the Auditorium on selection of events on public reaction to programs at Hancher and on the educational promotional and financial aspects of these programs Helps coordinate cultural programming on campus Regular term 3 years Charge Membership Member Expectations Annual Reports 2013 14 2012 13 Honorary Degree Selection Committee The University of Iowa with the approval of the Board of Regents State of Iowa confers Honorary Degrees to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in such areas as research scholarship education artistic creation social activism human rights humanitarian outreach or as recognized by the faculty as being consistent with the values of higher education This is a non charter committee Membership Information Technology Advisory Advises the Vice President for Research on the needs of faculty staff and students for computing services and makes recommendations concerning methods for meeting these needs Considers questions and recommendations from the academic community concerning computer policies services and development Regular term 3 years Charge Membership Annual Reports 2013 14 Lectures Selects and makes arrangements for speakers to appear at the University on application distributes funds to students and departments for lecture events Regular term 3 years Charge Membership Member Expectations Annual Reports 2014 15 2013 14 2012 13 Non Resident Classification Review Administers regulations governing the application of resident and nonresident tuition rates hears appeals from students challenging their tuition classification Regular term 3 years This is a non charter committee Membership Member Expectations Annual Reports 2014 15 2013 14 2012 13 Parking and Transportation Advises on the following matters short and long term plans for campus traffic other modes of transportation such as Cambus regulations fees and appeal procedures for parking violations and coordination of University transportation and facilities with those of the city county state and federal agencies Regular term 3 years Charge Membership Member Expectations Annual Reports 2014 15 2013 14 2012 13 Presidential Committee on Athletics Has responsibility for the formulation and enforcement of University policy with respect to intercollegiate athletics as established

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/facultysenate/university-charter-and-non-charter-committees (2015-11-11)
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  • Committee Recruitment | Faculty Senate
    works in all its complexity and gives you an opportunity to help shape our future How do I apply To apply simply click here https provost uiowa edu apps facsen Log in with your Hawk ID and password Then make your selections 1 Select up to three committees on which you are most interested in serving and numerically rank your three choices with 1 as your first choice If you are interested in more than three committees mark them with 4 5 etc You will find the expected number of vacancies for each committee for 2015 16 in the parentheses following the committee name 2 Explain why you would like to be appointed to each committee 3 Indicate any special expertise that you could contribute to each committee you have ranked or noted Then submit your form The deadline for submissions is Friday March 6 2015 If your first term on a committee ends this year and you are willing to serve a second term you must submit a new form to indicate your interest Also please explain why you would like to be reappointed Your selections will be reviewed by the Committee on Committees This Committee matches faculty members to upcoming vacancies based on preference and experience but also on the need to represent a variety of constituencies The nominations are then presented to the Faculty Senate for approval In the event that you are not nominated in this round the Committee will return to the list of remaining volunteers throughout the year to fill vacancies that arise Who is eligible Clinical track research track tenured and tenure track faculty members are eligible to serve on these committees Please note that it is not necessary to be a member of Faculty Senate in order to serve on any of

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/facultysenate/committee-recruitment (2015-11-11)
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  • Michael J. Brody Award | Faculty Senate
    list of past recipients Recipients will be recognized formally at an awards banquet hosted by the Provost s Office Each will receive 1 000 and a commemorative object that was designed by a graduate art student This is one of the finest recognitions for faculty it was created by faculty for faculty and is awarded in memory of Professor Michael J Brody All recipients of the award must hold faculty rank in a tenure track or clinical track position at The University of Iowa and must also meet the following criteria Their service must stand out as a set of exceptionally effective contributions to the University or its external constituencies Their service must manifest exceptional imagination and dedication for improving the University or for meeting on its behalf the needs of external constituents Their service must extend over several years Their service includes diverse formal and informal activities of high quality in faculty governance committee work policy improvement program creation aid to external constituencies and the like A single sustained activity of extraordinary excellence may qualify the faculty member for this award Their service has been performed primarily as faculty members This may include but should not be limited to service as a departmental executive officer The awards are not for institutional service by administrators though people currently serving as administrators may qualify on the basis of their service as faculty Nominations may be made by faculty members staff members students or off campus constituents The following information is required for each nomination The completed nomination form A description of the nominee s service contributions Limit to two pages A current copy of the curriculum vitae for the nominee Letters of endorsement Three faculty members must endorse each nomination and additional endorsements may be provided by external constituents Items 2

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/facultysenate/michael-j-brody-award (2015-11-11)
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  • Regents Award for Faculty Excellence | Faculty Senate
    to excellence in public education The University of Iowa will select up to six faculty members each year to receive this award and will award each recipient a 1 000 one time stipend The recipients are announced in the spring and the award is presented in the fall semester To learn more about the award and past recipients visit the Office of the Provost web site To read the Iowa

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/facultysenate/regents-award-faculty-excellence (2015-11-11)
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  • How We Can Help | Office of the Ombudsperson
    problems Facilitate group discussions Mediate conflicts In addition to these services to visitors we also identify trends on campus recommend needed changes in University policies and procedures and offer workshops in conflict management What kinds of problems does the Office of the Ombudsperson handle The Office of the Ombudsperson will handle a wide variety of problems especially problems that are not being adequately addressed through regular University channels If you are unsure whether a problem can be addressed by the Ombudsperson feel free to call the office 319 335 3608 for advice on the matter As the following nonexclusive list suggests the Office of the Ombudsperson may be able to help you When you have a situation requiring communication or negotiation help When you are unsure which policies procedures or regulations apply in your situation When you feel a policy procedure or regulation has been applied unfairly or erroneously to you When you have a complaint about an office or service at the University of Iowa When you want to discuss a sensitive issue in confidence When you are unsure of where to go or what options are open to you Staff faculty and students can contact the Ombuds Office

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/ombuds/how-we-can-help (2015-11-11)
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  • About Us | Office of the Ombudsperson
    from 2005 to 2009 Email susan johnson uiowa edu Both ombudspersons are available to respond to concerns from or about staff faculty and students Although you are welcome to stop by our office or contact us at your convenience we encourage you to make an appointment so that we can ensure that someone is available to meet with you Appointments can be made by e mail ombudsperson uiowa edu as well as by telephone 335 3608 and messages can be left on our voice mail after office hours or if no one is available to take your call immediately Contact Us The Ombuds Office is located in Room C108 Seashore Hall Our address is Office of the Ombudsperson C108 Seashore Hall Iowa City Iowa 52242 1402 319 335 3608 voice 319 335 3071 fax E mail ombudsperson uiowa edu How to Find Us Directions Room C108 is located on the first floor of Seashore Hall From the west entrance across from Van Allen Hall take the stairs up one half flight to the first floor take a right and turn left into the center hallway C108 is halfway down the center hallway on the left Seashore Hall is located along

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/ombuds/about-us (2015-11-11)
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  • Code Of Ethics | Office of the Ombudsperson
    not limited to sexual harassment or misconduct discrimination violation of policies or unethical behavior Our office is in Seashore Hall which provides anonymity for visitors through the number of other unrelated offices and departments in the building and its location away from university administration In addition visitors can request meetings with an Ombudsperson offsite and outside of regular business hours The office does not serve as an office of notice Speaking with an ombudsperson about a problem does not constitute formal notice to The University of Iowa and the office keeps no official records However consulting with an ombudsperson is a good way to learn of official policies where to go to file a formal complaint or how to notify university officials of a problem The office keeps minimal information about a situation until our involvement ends at which point the information is immediately shredded No one outside our office has access to this information Because of our confidentiality and informality the office will not provide notes and or testimony in a formal process even if requested to do so by a visitor Neutrality The Ombuds Office is impartial and does not represent individuals on either side of a conflict

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/ombuds/code-ethics (2015-11-11)
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  • FAQ | Office of the Ombudsperson
    through the Office of the Ombudsperson Employees who prefer not to notify their supervisors of a visit to the Ombudsperson s Office may make special arrangements for noon or after hours appointments or may use vacation time for appointments Are all conversations with an ombudsperson confidential Conversations with the ombudsperson are confidential and the ombudsperson will not disclose any part of your conversation without your permission with two exceptions If an ombudsperson learns of the possibility of physical harm to anyone the ombudsperson will report that information to an appropriate authority or agency In addition in very rare cases a court may order release of information shared with an ombudsperson Can anyone retaliate against me for coming to the Office of the Ombudsperson The University of Iowa Operations Manual provides protection for staff faculty and students who contact the Office of the Ombudsperson for assistance See Job Security and Protection of Students Will you do anything without my permission Except in extraordinary situations specifically the two exceptions to confidentiality described above the ombudsperson will never do anything without your permission You will decide how to resolve your conflict and how you want the ombudsperson to help What about sexual harassment or misconduct The ombudsperson will listen to your concerns and help you understand your options including reporting options The ombudsperson will not report sexual harassment or misconduct without your permission Can the ombudsperson give me legal advice The Ombuds Office cannot provide legal advice The ombudsperson will assist in identifying University procedures or policies and can help you evaluate options Will the ombudsperson be my spokesperson and represent me No The ombudspersons are neutral impartial third parties They do not advocate for either side and do not represent individuals They strive for fairness and help people reach mutually satisfactory agreements

    Original URL path: http://www.uiowa.edu/ombuds/faq (2015-11-11)
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