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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2005-11-15 | Faculty Senate
    an Associate Provost Susan Johnson will co chair the task force The Faculty Senate officers and Provost Hogan have had initial discussions about the make up and membership of the task force It will have approximately ten members all full professors five of which will be selected by senate officers and five by the Provost It is anticipated that the task force will report in the Fall of 2006 President LeBlond asked for suggestions from the Senate for individuals who might have unique abilities to contribute to the task force 4 Search Committee for the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Call for Nominations President LeBlond called attention to the OEEO AA Work Force Report to the Board of Regents President LeBlond requested suggestions of faculty who might serve on this committee President LeBlond has been asked to forward names of three faculty to serve on this important task force 5 Proposal for Shared Governance Task Force President LeBlond described having submitted a letter in collaboration with the UI student government as well as Faculty Council leadership i e their respective Presidents to President Skorton about impaneling a task force that would focus on ways to enhance all three groups There are ways in which communication could be enhanced e g through closer proximity of the respective offices as well as to consolidating the infrastructure i e staff support for these three key aspects of shared governance within the institution B Bylaws Committee President LeBlond reported that the first meeting of the Bylaws Committee had been convened and that the Committee is initially focusing on ways in which the current bylaws can be updated to coincide with current operating procedures In addition he requested input about the idea of having a more direct link between the Faculty Council Senate as well as the leadership groups within individual colleges Currently effective communication between these two governance structures and thus communication is suboptimal C Iowa Engagement Core Grant Road s Scholars Downing Thomas President LeBlond and Professor Thomas reported that the proposal from the Faculty Senate had been funded for 10 000 The project will send approximately 29 faculty members most of whom would be at the Associate Professor level along with representatives from each of the colleges and Faculty Senate leadership to visit Northwestern Iowa to meet with community leaders The tour is being organized by Jan Van Voorhis with assistance from Professors Thomas and McGuire The tentative plan is for a three day trip in May of 2006 The funding which is for one year will hopefully be renewed if the program is successful D Health and Wellness Project Laura Reed Joni Troester Joni Troester presented information about liveWELL including the process goals and outcomes benchmark data potential benefits to individuals participating in the program as well as potential benefits to the University of Iowa The formal presentation is available on the Faculty Senate website at http www uiowa edu facsen Agenda Council05 06 11 15 05 liveWELL htm Professor

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2005-11-29 | Faculty Senate
    and four by the Provost It is anticipated that the task force will report in the fall of 2006 Prof LeBlond asked for suggestions from the senate of individuals who might have unique abilities to contribute to the task force 5 Prof LeBlond reported that student government is planning to circulate a one page questionnaire to Iowa s gubernatorial and legislative candidates in the upcoming election year He has reviewed the questionnaire with student government president Mark Kresowik and several of his suggestions have been incorporated into the final document It is anticipated that the responses to the questionnaires will be made available to the University community 6 Salome Raheim special assistant to President Skorton is empanelling the search committee for a new Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Three faculty members one of whom will be selected from the faculty senate on Review of Central Academic Officials will be nominated by the faculty senate president after consultation with the other officers Prof LeBlond asked for recommendations from the senate for individuals to serve of this search committee 7 Prof LeBlond called attention to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Work Force Report to the Board of Regents Excerpts from the report were distributed at the meeting the full report is available on line http www uiowa edu 7Eeod reports index html Prof Tachau noted that the report does not identify faculty by individual college and therefore may obscure the disproportionate loss of faculty in some colleges especially the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Jennifer Modestou Interim Assistant to the President and Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity responded that the format of the report is what is required by the Board of Regents The data is available by College but this is not included in the report Prof LeBlond observed that the BOR is very prescriptive in terms of what information it wants and how it wants it reported to the Board office this has made it more difficult for University officials to present information that they feel would be useful to the Board B Iowa Engagement Corps Downing Thomas Prof Thomas reported that the proposal from the faculty senate had been funded for 10 000 The project will send approximately 39 recently promoted faculty members with representatives from each of the Colleges along with faculty senate leadership to visit northwestern Iowa to meet with community leaders The tour is being organized by Jan Van Voorhis with assistance from Prof Thomas and Prof McGuire Prof Thomas noted that he has requested to meet with the Council of Deans to present the program to them and to solicit their active support in the selection of the most appropriate faculty members from each college The funding is for one year but it is hoped that if the program is successful funding can be sustained so that this becomes an annual event C Health and Wellness Project Joni Troester and Laura Reed Joni Troester introduced the

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  • Faculty Council Agenda - 2006-01-17 | Faculty Senate
    Committee David Manderscheid Mathematics will replace Salome Raheim 2006 2008 Presidential Committee on Athletics Steve McGuire Curriculum Instruction will replace Judy Polumbaum 2005 2006 III Report Faculty Senate President Richard LeBlond A Shared Governance Task Force Proposal B COIA Meeting January 2 3 2006 C Presentation to Senate by VP for Research February 7 D Presentation to Senate Working at Iowa February 7 IV New Business Honorary Degrees John Scott

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2006-01-17 | Faculty Senate
    President LeBlond reported on a meeting between leadership of the Faculty Senate UI Student Government and Staff Council to identify ways in which communication could be enhanced e g through closer proximity of the respective offices as well as consolidating the infrastructure i e staff support B COIA Meeting December 2 3 2005 Professor Dungy attended the recent COIA meeting and will report to the Senate at its next meeting scheduled for February 7th In addition a report to the NCAA was developed that will be distributed with the Senate Agenda C Presentation to Senate by VP for Research February 7 President LeBlond reported that Dr Meredith Hay would address the Senate at its next meeting D Presentation to Senate Working at Iowa February 7 President LeBlond reported that this issue would also be addressed at that upcoming Faculty Senate meeting IV New Business A Honorary Degrees John Scott President LeBlond introduced Professor Scott Professor Scott chaired a task force that was established to develop a policy for the awarding of honorary degrees at the University of Iowa His committee in close consultation with the Provost s Office had worked this on Professor Scott gave a brief overview regarding the history of the task force as well as background information from other institutions The attachment has already been revised and the suggested changes since the draft proposal was submitted were presented The draft proposal December 7 2005 was then discussed and several changes in this proposal were brought forth More specifically it was recommended that a purpose for the policy be included In addition there were numerous suggested word changes that the Honorary Degree Committee includes faculty members in three year staggered terms and an extensive discussion about item 7 and 10 regarding the selection process There was an extensive and lively discussion by faculty Councilors about different aspects of the proposal A motion was proposed by Professor Kurtz seconded by Professor McGuire that the word solely be introduced in item 8 so as to read the degree will not be given solely to persons on the basis of their financial contributions to the University The motion passed with 2 opposed Faculty Senate President Professor LeBlond asked Professor Scott to take this back to his committee and bring it back to the Faculty Council at its next meeting in February B Special Compensation Plan Ed Dove President LeBlond introduced Professor Dove and Dean Johnsen who had co chaired an ad hoc committee that developed a report Attachment 3 looking into bonus pay for University faculty After some brief introductory remarks by Dean Johnsen Professor Dove gave a Power Point presentation outlining the salient aspects of the report After Professor Dove s detailed and thoughtful summary President LeBlond opened the meeting for discussion by the Faculty Council It was emphasized that the focus of the report was on tenure track faculty and that the College of Medicine s Faculty Practice Plan was not part of this discussion There was also interest

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2006-01-30 | Faculty Senate
    Ringen Literature Science the Arts Shira Robinson History Tom Rocklin Office of the Provost Mark Sadewasser ITS Nick Sarcose Graduate Student Michael Saul Student Mary Schott President s Office Leslie Schwalm History John Beldon Scott Art Art History Jay Semel Obermann Center Jennifer Sessions History Kevin Shroth Graduate Student Cindy Smith CLAS Admin Claire Sponsler English James Spratt Pharmacology Justin St Clair Student Addison Stark Student David Stern Philosophy Shelly Stromquist History Eileen Sullivan Biological Sciences Charlotte Talman Research Services Diana Vele Spanish Portuguese Stephen Vlastos History Justin Weis Student Robert Weiss Internal Medicine Evelyn Acosta Wierich SAAH Rachel Williams Art Education Richard Williams Urology Carol Wilcox Alumni Services Mary Mathew Wilson Staff Pamela Wong Student Vershaun Yang Rhetoric I Introduction Richard LeBlond Faculty Senate President LeBlond opened the meeting at 3 40 p m After introducing himself he also introduced the Vice President of the Faculty Senate Professor Kurtz the President and Vice President of Staff Council Michelle Wichman and Mary Greer and the President and Vice President of the UI Student Government Mark Kresowik and Lauren McCarthy President LeBlond gave a brief introduction as to the purpose of the meeting which was to help the Regents identify an excellent President and allow the UI community active involvement II Convene the Legislative Bodies The unique convention of the three legislative bodies integral to shared governance at the University of Iowa were convened in this special meeting III Approval of the Agenda Richard LeBlond Professor Kurtz moved approval seconded by Professor O Hara for the agenda It was approved unanimously by voice vote IV Reports A Procedures and Rules of Order LeBlond Wichman Kresowik Because of the unique nature of this combined meeting the rules of order regularly applied were not germane Consequently Professor Kurtz made a motion that the rules order be modified seconded by Professor Thomas The motion carried by unanimous voice vote B Background on UI Presidential Searches Jonathan Carlson Professor John Carlson College of Law gave a brief background about the past presidential searches having served as chair of the last Presidential Search Committee that identified President Skorton Professor Carlson indicated that broad based campus participation had been an integral aspect for the last 40 years as well as the fact that the chair of the search committee had been a member of the faculty In addition the chair of the search committee the President of the Faculty Senate and the President of the Board of Regents worked collaboratively to nominate members of the search committee In the past Board of Regents members have served in an ex officio capacity The committee was responsible for identifying the search criteria and the job description and in conjunction with an executive search firm did the initial screening This led to off and subsequently on campus interviews and the recommendation of at least four unranked candidates to the Board of Regents from which they selected the new president The hallmarks were cooperation between the Board of Regents and the

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  • Faculty Council Agenda - 2006-02-21 | Faculty Senate
    due in FS office February 27 Committee Volunteer Recruitment due in FS office February 28 Faculty Senate Election March 3 13 Request for FS Program Assistant Position to Full Time IPTV volunteers Saturday March 4 12 30 6 30 Des Moines CIC Leadership Program COIA Meeting Claibourne Dungy Attachment 2 IV Unfinished Business Program Reviews Katherine Tachau Attachment 3 UI Criteria for Institutional Enhancements and Reductions http www uiowa edu

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2006-02-21 | Faculty Senate
    the semester Professor Dungy s presentation may be viewed at http www uiowa edu facultysenate files facultysenate files COIA ppt and the COIA recommendations are available at http www uiowa edu facultysenate files facultysenate files COIA htm p IV Unfinished Business A Program Reviews Richard LeBlond The draft of the University Wide Policy on Review of Academic Programs http www uiowa edu facultysenate files facultysenate files ProgramRevi has been forwarded for review to the Faculty Policies Compensation Committee chaired by Steve Collins Currently the Board of Regents office is aware the Provost s Office is reviewing this document with the Faculty Senate Professor Tachau pointed out that the UI Criteria for Institutional Enhancements and Reductions http www uiowa edu provost docs criteria htm that Councilors were asked to review was not in synch with the Operations Manual However it is referred to in the OM The Faculty Policies Compensation Committee will determine whether the Program Review document is in line with language in the Operations Manual B Civility Policy Richard LeBlond President LeBlond shared a brief history of this policy http www uiowa edu facultysenate files facultysenate files CivilityPol as a result of last year s report on civility from the Ombudsperson s Office A group of faculty looked at this policy President LeBlond compiled a draft policy by utilizing language currently used in other University manuals Much of the language is duplicative but this draft was intended to serve as a framework This report will be sent to the Faculty Policies Compensation Committee but first the Council was asked to offer comments and concerns that might benefit the Faculty Policies Compensation Committee Professor Tachau objected to the use of the term ad hominem as being unwise and inapplicable Professor Kurtz shared his concerns that the current language was not tailored to adequately represent the relationship between faculty and students President LeBlond reiterated that the intent of the policy was to address personal attacks rather than the general tone of instruction Professor Catney suggested including statements that offered faculty language to disrupt heated negative classroom interactions Professor Kurtz asked the Faculty Policies Compensation Committee to consider how downgrading students as punishment would be allowed in the policy Professor Tachau pointed out that the language used in the draft was that of zero tolerance and such language was not applicable in all situations President LeBlond requested that Councilors forward additional comments directly to Steve Collins C Honorary Degree Policy Richard LeBlond President LeBlond will meet with John Scott to continue working on this policy He hopes to have a formalized policy by the end of the year V New Business A Review of Violence Policy Richard LeBlond The Dispute Resolution Committee is looking for a Faculty Councilor to serve on their committee for the purpose of reviewing the violence policy The committee meets Wednesday afternoons President LeBlond nominated Professor Boyle who said she would consider it B Sick Leave Policy and Committee Service Richard LeBlond and Susan Johnson President LeBlond offered

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2006-02-07 | Faculty Senate
    Catherine Woodman Members Excused Kenneth Brown Garry Buettner Carin Green Paul Heidger Yi Li Michael O Hara Karin Southard Faculty Senate Officers in Attendance Richard LeBlond President Michael Cohen Secretary Katherine Tachau Past President Faculty Senate Officers Excused Sheldon Kurtz Vice President Guests Thomas Charlton UI Libraries Sam Edsill The Daily Iowan Gregg Hennigan Press Citizen Jennifer Modestou EOD George Lance Emeritus Council Tom Rocklin Office of the Provost Susan Johnson Office of the Provost Charles Drum University Relations Julie Thatcher Faculty Senate Office I Call to Order Faculty Senate Executive Session President LeBlond called the meeting to order at 3 36 pm II Approvals Professor Kurtz made a motion to meet in executive session and to include Mark Kresowik Michelle Wichman and Mary Greer Professor Dungy seconded the motion It was unanimously approved by voice vote A Meeting Agenda A motion to approve the agenda was made by Professor Herman and seconded by Professor Dungy It was unanimously approved by voice vote B Faculty Senate Minutes November 29 2005 Professors Collins and Dungy offered some suggested changes and corrections to the Minutes which were accepted A motion to approve the Minutes was made by Professor Loew and seconded by Professor Ringen It was unanimously approved by voice vote C Faculty Senate Minutes January 30 2006 A motion to approve the Minutes was made by Professor Loew and seconded by Professor Glass It was unanimously approved by voice vote D Committee on Committees Sheldon Kurtz Diversity Committee David Manderscheid Mathematics will replace Salome Raheim 2006 2008 Faculty Policies Compensation Victoria Sharp Urology will replace Bernard Fallon 2006 Presidential Committee on Athletics Steve McGuire Curriculum Instruction will replace Judy Polumbaum 2006 A motion to approve the appointments was made by Professor Kurtz and seconded by Professor Tachau It was unanimously approved

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