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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2006-06-20 | Faculty Senate
    showcases some of the new buildings The search committee remains open to new ideas and input from all constituencies The committee next meets on July 19 and there are already a number of candidates Professor Abboud described the purpose of the campus advisory committee as being an integral part of the search process during the semi final and final stages of the search Regent Wahlert stated that there will be an evaluative component for each group that meets with presidential candidates Regent Wahlert then welcomed questions Professor Kurtz asked how the Indiana and Ohio State presidential searches impact ours Regent Wahlert assured the Council that the search firm is sensitive to the timing and needs of these searches in relation to ours Professor O Hara asked if there were any fundamental differences in the current job description from previous descriptions Professor Abboud answered that the expectations are similar but the current description includes the importance of economic development and knowledge of biosciences among other issues of rising importance Regent Wahlert echoed that the foundation has been preserved and the theme is a leader for the future Professor O Hara followed up by asking how the current national search environment impacts recruiting efforts Regent Wahlert replied that the search firm does not believe the recruiting environment has changed but The University of Iowa is a more complex institution compared to other institutions currently engaged in searches Therefore the outreach is slightly different Professor Abboud described one complexity as operating a financially solvent hospital The firm will seek candidates from the medical and corporate search groups in addition to traditional groups Professor Cohen inquired about the search timetable Regent Wahlert approximated a 90 day candidate process hoping to still learn of viable candidates in the fall She thought naming a new president

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  • Faculty Senate Agenda - 2006-10-17 | Faculty Senate
    Arts to replace Carin Green on an interim basis during her leave of absence 2006 07 Medicine non tenured Dr Andre Boezaart Anesthesiology to replace Dr John Sutphin Ophthalmology Council Replacement Sheldon Kurtz President Kathy Schuh Psychological Quantitative Foundations to replace Steve McGuire on the Faculty Council during his development leave spring semester 2007 III Reports Faculty Senate President Sheldon Kurtz Interim President Fethke s response to Directory Information for

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2006-10-17 | Faculty Senate
    timetable as no one has consulted with him Professor O Hara noted that the UI just recently completed a university wide strategic plan process It was very clear in the planning that we wanted to articulate an institutional plan drawing upon all elements from colleges and departments It seems that there is an attempt to circumvent that process It s insulting to an institution when its plan which is sanctioned by the regents is thought of as irrelevant Professor Jeffrey Cox cited the recent resignation of President Somers from Harvard He said it goes to show that no university can be reformed or changed without the consultation of the faculty This appears to be something that some members of the Regents fail to understand He asked why we have a special interest in some of the universities competing with each other Do we have too much higher education in Iowa He noted our long history of distinguished work in engineering and education and asked what they meant when they speak about duplication He said this is an area where faculty have strong voices It was noted that the interim president was chosen without any input from faculty on a 5 4 vote Under these circumstances faculty should speak out against it Secretary Glass noted that the small private meetings with Regents do not constitute official sessions so we cannot get information about them President Kurtz said he plans to continue to work behind the scenes with as many people who are willing to listen to him to ensure all stakeholders have a voice in this process He commented that we are not a university of two Regents only we are the University of Iowa We are part of the people of the state I have a view as a citizen of the state he said Professor Downing Thomas said the first opportunity for any type of action seems to be the November Regent meeting He asked if there will be a motion brought to that session President Kurtz and Staff Council President Greer both said there is nothing to indicate that it will be publicly discussed Kurtz said that he plans to attend the meeting in Ames Past President LeBlond said the last time he spoke officially with the Board was last February It s very difficult to get an answer from them he added He thought it would be a good idea to speak individually with members of the Board and see if it percolates up to the others He said we should try to help them understand the position Professor McGuire observed that this should concern faculty immediately as the process of choosing the next president is well underway Anyone looking to be a presidential candidate he said should honestly think twice about coming here He noted that there always seems to be an adversarial relationship with the Board but some of the Regents do not feel the same way He warned against being reactionary but noted the ambiguity is bothersome Professor Brown said the Senate should encourage the asking of these broad questions but it should be done above board not by a small group of people All stakeholders should be represented President Kurtz agreed saying he had no opposition at all for the Regents to undertake an analysis of the institution it s absolutely essential to their role His opposition is to the consultative aspects of it Professor D Alessandro said that in addition to the University of Iowa we should also look at the other universities She thought State Senator Dvorsky would like to be part of the process as well President Kurtz added that he would like the gubernatorial candidates to be part of it too Professor Collins wondered when it would be appropriate to move forward He suggested waiting until a permanent president is chosen He suggested that the Shared Governance Council could consider putting together a position paper with the suggestion that the process be put on hold until a permanent president is in place A motion was made by Professor Brown seconded by Professor McGuire that We should seek a broad coalition including other institutions citizen groups and politicians to tell the Regents that they should formalize the process by engaging all stakeholders President Kurtz called the question There was a unanimous vote in favor of the motion The Shared Governance Council will take up this discussion B The discussion of the Engagement Corps was deferred to a future meeting C Work Life Survey Report Laura Reed Associate Director Human Resources President Kurtz introduced Laura Reed He noted that she served as Staff Council President when he served as Faculty Senate President the first time around Copies of a PowerPoint presentation were distributed Ms Reed listed the faculty members including Senator Ken Brown who served on the survey committee The survey was developed in 2005 06 to assess how people feel about working at the university about coming into work and teaching etc There was a 43 response rate an outcome which pleased the committee While designing the survey the committee discussed the attributes that make for a good work place They organized the survey statements into three different aspects or dimensions the job itself the unit and the institution as a whole A six point scale was agreed upon Ms Reed thanked Bridgette Zimmerman for her hard work on the statistical analysis Five priority areas for improvement were chosen Ms Reed reviewed those of particular interest to faculty In general faculty staff agreed most that the workplace has a strong focus on providing excellent service 90 and that they have the basic resources I need to do my job 90 Faculty agreed most that they for more effective ways to do their work 99 they know what is expected of them on their job 94 they have the authority to make decisions as defined by their job 92 they understand how their job fits into the overall mission of the

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  • Faculty Council Agenda - 2006-08-22 | Faculty Senate
    Haider Anesthesia 2006 08 III Reports Faculty Senate President Sheldon Kurtz Honorary Degree Selection Committee Attachment 6 Programmatic Comparative Review Diversity Action Committee Marcella David Attachment 3 refer to Faculty and Staff Recommendation 8 page 15 in online version VI New Business Sexual Harassment Survey and Report Lee Anna Clark and Nancy Hauserman Attachment 4 refer to Executive Summary page vii and Recommendations page 93 Photo Identification Policy Judie Hermsen

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2006-08-22 | Faculty Senate
    to college fairs making phone calls to prospective students answering questions about majors sitting on diversity committees being a mentor and providing service programming to the UI s cultural houses Council discussion ensued about how best to consider diversity service and noted that the term includes aging white men as much as any other member of the university community Professor Glass noted that junior faculty especially women and minorities need to be guided in their choices of university service so that they can make contributions to significant committees Professor O Hara raised the issue of recognition and reward Again Professor David called upon the Council to identify some of the concerns that were brought to the table and to provide a broader perspective to the discussion VI New Business A Sexual Harassment Survey and Report Lee Anna Clark Professor of Psychology and Nancy Hauserman Professor of Management and Organizations primary authors of the report This 170 page report is available on line via the President s homepage or follow links on the A Z Search http www uiowa edu president task forces sexual harass survey Sexual 20Harassment 20Survey 20Final 20Report 20012306 pdf One of the disturbing findings was that so few people especially undergraduates were aware that a sexual harassment policy existed and had no idea where to locate it This was a repeat of a survey initially conducted in 1992 which targeted only a sample audience The current project endeavored to survey the entire campus population Twenty six percent of the campus responded Given the nature of the topic this was considered a good result Regrettably the least response came from the population most needing to be heard from undergraduates New ways to reach undergraduates other than a web survey need to be found and to decide from whom it should be sent to lessen the prospect of it being deleted Generally undergraduates feel that an email from the President s Office does not relate to them Essentially the survey touched on two main points 1 Have you ever experienced a set of unwelcome behavior and separately 2 Have you experienced sexual harassment and what have you done about it and were you satisfied with that It often came down to information about behavior that was not legally defined as sexual harassment but rather respect issues Professor Hauserman said the biggest surprise is that there has not been much change on campus since the last survey It s not worse but it s also not better The survey committee set out ten recommendations eight of which are specific to sexual harassment and two more general recommendations about respect One of the recommendations concerning educating people about the Sexual Harassment Policy is already underway There will be mandated sexual harassment training for everyone in a supervisory position both faculty and staff Their findings suggested that most harassment took place within peer groups Within the faculty group most harassment was from tenured faculty to both tenured and non tenured faculty This

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  • Faculty Senate Agenda - 2006-11-28 DRAFT | Faculty Senate
    Faculty Senate Minutes October 17 2006 Attachment 1 III Reports A Faculty Senate President Sheldon Kurtz B Annual Report of the Office of the Ombudsperson Craig Porter http www uiowa edu ooombuds annrept htm C Violence Policy Update Craig Porter Current version http www uiowa edu our opmanual ii 10 htm Draft Revision Attachment 2 D Student Resolution to Support Early Textbook Adoption Proposal Peter McElligott President UISG Addison Stark

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2006-11-28 | Faculty Senate
    Jacoby President Kurtz commented that the recent situation had given many people the opportunity to get to know the delegation much better He returned to Professor MacFarlane s comment and apologized for a quick response He asked for patience Professor Thomas made a motion on behalf of the Faculty Senate to thank Dr Francois Abboud and Professor Tachau for their hard work integrity and tact throughout the presidential search The motion was seconded by unanimous voice vote The question was called by Professor Loew there was a unanimous voice vote in favor B Student Resolution to Support Early Textbook Adoption Proposal Addison Stark Vice President UISG and Pamela Brande Academic Affairs Committee Student Services Committee UISG Addison Stark said this resolution was passed by the UISG a few months ago He introduced Pamela Brand the student disabilities senator who was appointed in September to UISG Ms Brand explained that one of their foremost concerns involve the need for alternative media services textbook modification enlarged print audio and Braille so that students with disabilities may access the same classroom materials that are available to general student population She said it takes eight weeks to complete the conversion process from regular text six weeks of this are solely to get publishers permission and another few weeks to actually get the books In the past students have not gotten books in a timely manner some not even before October midterms She called for Faculty Senate support for their resolution to institute deadlines for textbook submission requests for the following semester She feels it is a reasonable request to ensure equal opportunity for students who qualified for entrance to the UI along with their peers to gain the education they are here for The deadlines are as follows Fall deadlines for Spring courses October Spring deadlines for Summer courses April Summer deadlines for Fall courses May or early June Professor O Hara commented that there had been a very thorough discussion of this resolution at the last Faculty Council meeting where it enjoyed strong support He urged senators to support the students request President Kurtz said he thought the appropriate place for it in the Operations Manual is the section which lists responsibilities to students In due course it will be Faculty Senate that forwards it for submission He ascertained that graduate students have approved the resolution as well Questions from the floor included whether a faculty member is obligated to submit textbooks according to these deadlines if they do not have students in their classes who were referred by Special Support Services and if they would be in violation of a university policy Ms Brand responded that at present colleges have coordinators who deal with Special Support Services and provide the students names to the faculty members concerned She said this policy would relate only to professors who have students in their classes needing modification of texts Professor O Hara noted that these specific questions will be considered as the policy is crafted

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  • Faculty Council Agenda - 2006-09-19 | Faculty Senate
    August 22 2006 Attachment 1 Draft Faculty Senate Agenda October 17 2006 Attachment 2 Committee Replacement Sheldon Kurtz Committee on Committees Human Rights Charter Committee Astrid Oesmann German to replace Gerard Byrne Prosthodontics 2006 09 III Reports A Faculty Senate President Sheldon Kurtz 1 Senate Replacement CLAS Group 1 Kimberley Marra Theatre Arts to replace Carin Green on an interim basis during her leave of absence 2006 07 B UI

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