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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2004-10-05 | Faculty Senate
    Kurtz raised concerns about those individuals who were terminated by the University Thus they may leave the University in less than the three years required for vestment not of their volition but because of actions of the University Professor Ringen expressed concerns about a risk group of individuals on grants who might be terminated and not being engaged on another grant prior to the lapse of the three year cycle Associate Dean Curto of Liberal Arts and Sciences informed the Council that most contracts from the College of Liberal Arts and Science are for three years Therefore unless somebody was let go for cause prior to the three year contract they would be eligible for TIAA CREF benefits Discussion ensued on definition of three years whether it was three academic years or three calendar years how it would effect individuals on 9 month appointments Mr Saunders stated that the three years is defined as three calendar years However a policy would need to be established to address those individuals whose three year employment began in August and ended in May There was also considerable discussion concerning visiting professors Were the plan to be implemented visiting faculty participating in our retirement program would not be able to access University contributions if their visiting professorship was for a period of any interval less than three years This was seen as a negative that would have serious implications for recruiting visiting professors It was also seen as the potential of creating two classes of visiting professors those with and those without a faculty home Mr Saunders stated the policy if implemented would grandfather those currently employed at the University of Iowa and would only affect new hires In response to members of the Council Mr Saunders stated it would be very difficult to include exceptions to the policy particularly if they favored more highly paid faculty and expect vested retirement policy to pass the stringent review process The Council decided not to take a straw vote on the GEF Task Force recommendation but to ask the University administrators present and Mr Saunders to report the spirit of the conversation to President Skorton The Council had three major areas of concern The impact of the proposal on visiting professors The impact of the proposal on faculty and staff terminated by the University and The proposal would put the University at a disadvantage in recruiting faculty and staff The next item discussed was the vacation policy The current policy allows individuals on 12 month appointments to accumulate up to 400 hours of vacation time The GEF recommendation is to limit accumulation to 1 year or 200 hours of accrued time This would represent a savings of approximately 38 000 in the first year and 150 000 per year by the tenth year Professor Kurtz indicated the most communication to the FRIC Committee was in opposition to this proposal Opposition to the GEF recommendation was expressed by several Council members Professor Woodhead stated that member College

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2004-10-19 | Faculty Senate
    Regents of early March 2005 All faculty members are urged to participate in the process The activities of the Strategic Planning Committee and its six subcommittees can be viewed at http www uiowa edu provost strategic plan 2005 index html Two public forums have been held in the last few days for input from members of the University community The Ohio State University Faculty Senate is soliciting input from other CIC institutions regarding innovative faculty development initiatives underway on their campuses Senators are encouraged to email Prof Tachau or LeBlond if there are programs in any of the Colleges that should be brought to the attention of our Ohio State colleagues Prof LeBlond indicated that Myles Brand head of the NCAA had spoken on campus last week and in response to a question from the audience indicated that he felt that public higher education was no longer being viewed by the public or legislators as a public good but as a private good He mentioned that the same sentiment was expressed by the UI s legislative liaisons at the Government Relations Committee meeting last week In the context of President Skorton s commitment to make the 2005 2006 academic year the Year of Engagement the Faculty Senate should consider how it can better understand the views of public higher education held by the Iowa public and legislature and better promote the importance of public higher education as a public good worthy of continued and enhanced public support Prof LeBlond solicited input from the Faculty Senate for replacements on a number of faculty committees especially for mediators on the Judicial Commission The Committee on Committees will be meeting later in the week to make nominations for existing vacancies In response to a question from the floor it was clarified that faculty holding administrative positions are not eligible to serve on the Judicial Commission Also training will be arranged for mediators prior to their serving in that position Julie Thatcher will investigate this with the University Counsel B FRIC GEF Task Force Recommendations and 2005 Benefits Sheldon Kurtz Professor LeBlond called upon Prof Kurtz to review the FRIC committee and Council discussions regarding the GEF Task Force recommendations for changes in 2005 benefits and other issues Prof Kurtz announced that there will be significant changes in the cost of several of the University s health plan options especially increases in UI Care for the 2005 academic year 25 increase which is not a negotiable rate unlike the other plans Prof Kurtz announced that the University contribution to employee Flex credits will be increased to cover the entire cost of the health care premium for a single employee calculated by a weighted average over all the plans This represents an approximate 12 increase in the University contribution In response to a question he indicated that the FRIC committee only has targets for the single and family plans not for employee spouse plans In response to a question from Prof Collins Prof Kurtz indicated

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2004-11-16 | Faculty Senate
    a brief history of the ad hoc intellectual property policy drafting committee that was constituted by the Office of University Counsel and the then Vice President for Research David Skorton She also discussed the content areas covered by the policy as copyrights and patents She stated that the proposed policy does not deal with the area of trademarks Professor Tachau then introduced Grainne Martin and Bruce Wheaton Mr Wheaton explained that the current University of Iowa patent policy dates from 1975 and the de facto copyright policy was approved in 1982 Since that time there have been changes in federal laws and significant increase in digital material The committee reviewed approximately 30 other documents from other universities information from the AAUP and other organizations and reviewed the University of Iowa policies Mr Wheaton stated some of the differences in the current policy from the previous policy are that the revenue to individual faculty has increased there is increased input from faculty and staff the traditional principle of individual ownership is retained and a portion of the proceeds from royalties will be available to the Colleges and the University He stated inventors may perceive some differences in the new document while authors may not perceive differences Professor Kurtz asked if the Carver College of Medicine faculty representatives had seen the document Mr Wheaton responded the Medical Council has seen the document and their comments have been honored Professor Ringen expressed concern about the amount of money available to the Research Enrichment Fund which provides many internal grants for faculty in the arts and humanities She expressed concern that because of the decreasing amount of state funds going to the enrichment fund more dollars will need to be channeled in that direction In response to a question by Professor Raymond Mr Wheaton indicated that for faculty whose work are patented under the new policy more individuals will receive money at a lower level and that all royalties up to 100 000 will go to the inventor Over 70 of all patents that earn money make less than 100 000 Returning to the issue raised by Professor Ringen several Council members were concerned about maintaining the integrity of Arts and Humanities Initiative AHI and similar funds which are both a tremendous recruiting tool and an important source of funding for faculty members who do not have access to larger funding streams Professor Kurtz moved with a second by Professor Cohen for the intellectual property policy to be forwarded to the Faculty Senate with the recommendation that it be adopted Motion was passed by voice vote B Proposed Increase in Parking Rates Dave Ricketts Director of Parking and Transportation and Ray Haas chair of the Parking and Transportation Charter Committee came to solicit the Council s input into the committee s consideration of proposed parking rate increases The Council was informed that the amount of money needed to be raised to support the parking program is still to be determined Of particular concern is

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2004-10-30 | Faculty Senate
    endorsing the resolution would be helpful to the University administration in discussions of the resolution at a Board of Regents meeting The motion passed by voice vote with one senator voting against the motion B Proposed Policy on Intellectual Property President Tachau acknowledged the arrival of Interim Vice President for Research William Decker and also introduced the Policy on Intellectual Property Committee Co Chairs Bruce Wheaton and Grainne Martin Before the presentation by Mr Wheaton President Tachau presented an overview of issues related to intellectual property Attachment 2 She stated that other major concerns of the committee were to establish good processes involving faculty staff and students for administering the policy and good processes that don t simply end up where they started for adjudicating conflict and for grieving decisions Those are the concerns underlying the creation of the Intellectual Property Committee and is subcommittees Intellectual Property Committee co chair Wheaton thanked the Senate for the opportunity to bring the revised UI policies on intellectual property to the Senate for their consideration Attachment 3 PowerPoint presentation Mr Wheaton provided the rationale for undertaking the review and revision of the policy Current UI patent policy dates from 1975 and the UI de facto copyright policy dates from 1982 Since the adoption of the patent and copyright policies federal laws have changed and there has been an increased use of digital technologies which challenges the old policies Mr Wheaton acknowledged the members of the committee Katherine Tachau Mark Janis Nancy Baker Michael Kienzle Bill Decker Gary Pelzer LeeAnna Clark Grianne Martin and Bruce Wheaton He reviewed the actions the committee took to review existing policies at other institutions and agencies and discussed the guiding principles adopted by the committee The stakeholders in the policy include University of Iowa faculty staff undergraduate graduate and post doctoral students UI academic units and UI administrative units Other stakeholders include the scholar and research community and the public at large Several changes have been made in the intellectual property document since it was last presented to the Senate Among the changes are the committees response to the broadly shared concerns over the no waiver language The concept was removed from the current draft In addition there was language clarification Similarities and differences between the existing and proposed policies were discussed Similarities include allocation of patent ownership is unchanged the UI UIRF may take ownership of patents arising from or directly related to UI work by its employees and the process for licensing is unchanged Differences include the revenue distributed to individual inventors is increased a portion of license earnings is directed to the Colleges and the institutions increased opportunity for faculty staff input on policy matters via a proposed advisory committee and examples were added to clarify intentions The academic principles of copyright and ownership by individuals were retained The new policy also clarifies institutional ownership of certain copyright works Mr Wheaton noted that situations generating institutional ownership are more clearly defined and divided into two

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2005-01-18 | Faculty Senate
    Plan informed Wellmark of their intent to discontinue their contract if a satisfactory reimbursement arrangement cannot be agreed upon by December 31 2005 The one year s notice is required prior to terminating the agreement but does not change the benefits afforded to any University of Iowa employee during the 2005 calendar year Because of the lack of uniformity of post tenure review across the Colleges Professor Tachau informed the committee that a letter has been sent to the Committee on Faculty Policies and Compensation to review the current policy for post tenure review and report their recommendations to the Faculty Council Senate Professor Tachau thanked the many faculty staff and alumni some as far away as Massachusetts who signed the letter of support for colleagues whose offices and laboratories were damaged in the November vandalism at Spence Laboratories The ad was run several times in the Cedar Rapids Gazette Finally Professor Tachau encouraged Council members to consider participating in the IPTV fundraiser scheduled for March 2005 In the past representatives from the Senate have volunteered for one shift at the IPTV offices in Johnston Iowa IV New Business A Revised Policy on Sexual Harassment Charlotte Westerhaus Prior to introducing Charlotte Westerhaus Assistant to the President and Director Equal Opportunity and Diversity Professor Tachau provided a brief overview of concerns among the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with the wording in the current sexual harassment policy The current policy could be interpreted to mean all faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are mandatory reporters Director Westerhaus stated the current sexual harassment policy was implemented in July 2002 Since its implementation time and practice with the policy reviews by the Iowa Chapter of the Association of University Professors and others have indicated that some adjustments need to be made to the policy In addition parameters established by the Supreme Court and the University of Iowa since the 2002 implementation have also reinforced a need to revise current policy Director Westerhaus said changes were made to Section 2 c 1 top of page 3 of the revision academic or administrative officer includes the following Section c page 4 in Section 11 b page 9 defined those individuals to whom a complaint may be contacted on a confidential basis Professor Ringen indicated the revisions brought clarity to the policy Professor Raymond thought it was a great policy clear Professor Aiken indicated that the terms directors and supervisors are used differently in the document and across Colleges Associate Provost Lee Anna Clark suggested that the phrase in an employment context be added to indicate those situations in which the director or supervisor would be a mandatory reporter Professor Thunder McGuire indicated it was the responsibility of the department to notify faculty of their responsibilities regardless of title that make the faculty member a mandatory reporter Professor Dove commented that faculty sometimes serve in dual roles which may make it difficult for the individual to determine if they

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2005-02-08 | Faculty Senate
    post tenure review is being implemented differently across the Colleges She recommended the topic be reviewed by the Senate Committee on Faculty Policy and Compensation Finally Professor Tachau informed the Senate of an addition to the announcement section of the agenda the addition being notification to the Senate of the Provost s annual address to be held Thursday April 14 th The Government Relations Committee and the League of Women s Voters will be co hosting a legislative forum on Saturday March 26 2005 Applications for the Brody Award for Excellence and Service to the University and the State of Iowa are due February 28 2005 Professor Tachau discussed the recent changes in the Board of Regents as a result of the resignation of Regent President Forsyth and Regent Member Neil because of possible conflicts of interest related to their affiliation with the Wellmark Board The Governor has named Regent Gartner to replace Regent Neil No replacement has yet been named for Regent Forsyth B Faculty Senate Elections Committee President Tachau informed the Senate that the Chair of the Elections Committee has stepped down Professor Sponsler has agreed to chair the committee for the remainder of the year Professor Tachau then gave the elections reports Professor Tachau reviewed the Faculty Senate and Council tally sheet As a result of change in faculty numbers in the Colleges of Medicine Liberal Arts and Engineering each has one less Senate member while Pharmacy gained a Senate member Professor Ringen questioned whether changes in the Liberal Arts group assignments would affect the number of senators and councilors allocated to groups one two and three After some discussion it appeared these changes may alter the group assignments and the tally sheet will be reviewed and corrected as needed Professor Herman moved second by Professor Kurtz that the tally sheet be approved including any necessary adjustments to the liberal arts groups Motion approved by voice vote IV Unfinished Business Associate Provost Lee Anna Clark informed the Senate of proposed changes made to the procedures for tenure and promotion decision making at the University of Iowa New wording indicates that each College would specify the level at which collegiate level faculty administrators other than the Dean would participate and that provost level faculty administrators will participate in the Provost s Office except in rare and special circumstances In response to the intent of the proposed change to have administrators participating at the highest level Professor Aikin expressed concerns for need of a clear statement for Colleges She stated she was opposed to the proposal because of concerns that it would lead to perception that the process was unfair She stated there may be the perception that faculty with someone in the Provost s Office from their unit may have an unfair advantage There was a also a concern that there was a perception of faculty that it was a matter of chance of who might be in the Provost s Office at any given time Professor Fumerton

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2005-02-22 | Faculty Senate
    Insurance The FRIC committee is seeking a request for proposals concerning long term care insurance for University of Iowa faculty and staff B Presidential Committee on Athletics Professor Ana Diaz Arnold Chair Presidential Committee on Athletics PCA gave the committee s annual report to the Faculty Council Professor Diaz Arnold informed the Council that the PCA consists of 17 individuals representing faculty staff students and alumni The committee has 5 working subcommittees In reviewing the activities of the committee for the current academic year Professor Diaz Arnold told the Council that Myles Brand current President of the NCAA visited the campus in October 2004 The PCA Department of Athletics and the University of Iowa are currently preparing for an NCAA site visit which will occur in February 2006 The site visit will review the areas of governance academics and equity Professor Diaz Arnold then updated the Council on the academic performance of student athletes The Fall quarter of 2004 had 45 of student athletes with a GPA of 3 0 or greater and 15 were on the Dean s List In the Spring semester of 2004 47 of student athletes had a GPA of 3 0 or higher and 16 were on the Dean s List 3 of athletes in the Fall semester of 2004 had a GPA of 4 0 There is no clustering of majors among student athletes The graduation rate for student athletes is consistently higher than the University of Iowa graduation rate overall Professor Diaz Arnold reflected on the new academic progress rules being promulgated by the NCAA Under the new plan teams must be on track to graduate 50 of athletes in six years Using the new metric score each team must have a team score of 925 or higher Teams having academic scores of 925 or less would lose scholarships with a cap at 10 Professor Dove stated it was up to the faculty to monitor academic progress to be sure that student athlete s grades reflect academic effort In closing Professor Diaz Arnold said that after two years of scrutiny a Student Welfare Subcommittee submitted a revised student code of conduct The welfare committee reviewed University of Iowa Big Ten and other NCAA schools for their codes of conduct Professor Diaz Arnold stressed that at no time was the Department of Athletics without a code of conduct The new code provides much clearer definition in reporting lines and procedures than the previous code Professor Tachau thanked Professor Diaz Arnold for her report to the Faculty Council C Staff Council President Cheryl Reardon Staff Council President Cheryl Reardon thanked Professor Tachau and the Council for the opportunity to report on the activities of Staff Council Staff Council represent approximately 5 000 non bargaining staff The Staff Council has one member for every 100 staff and is composed of approximately 50 members who have 3 year terms She stated that President Skorton has been very active in including the Council in many areas of leadership

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2005-03-08 | Faculty Senate
    of issues currently being addressed by the legislature including the proposed tobacco tax increase and a funding proposal in committee which has 6 7 million in new funds for the Regents Universities but none for salaries B Presidential Committee on Athletics PCA Chair Ana Diaz Arnold Professor Ana Diaz Arnold Chair of the Presidential Committee on Athletics PCA informed the Senate of activities of the PCA for 2004 2005 The PCA formerly the Board in Control of Athletics is comprised of 17 members 11 faculty 2 students 2 staff and 2 alumni PCA has five subcommittees which conduct the business of the committee PCA has been engaged in several activities during the academic year In October 2004 the committee sponsored a visit to campus by Myles Brand President of the NCAA The PCA also reviewed the substance abuse policy and made revisions to strengthen the program The PCA also reviewed planned facilities upgrades In the fall of 2004 there were 620 student athletes competing at the University of Iowa 271 women and 349 men Forty five percent 45 of the athletes have a GPA of 3 0 or greater 15 are on the Dean s Lists 3 have a GPA of 4 0 and 2 female athletes are on the President s List Among all athletes there is no clustering of majors University of Iowa athletes are required to take 14 semester hours as compared to the NCAA standard of 12 semester hours per semester Over the last six years the graduation rate for student athletes has been constantly above the overall university graduation rate The NCAA has recently announced its academic progress rate APR Teams will be rated individually and must obtain a APR score of 925 to be on track to graduate 50 of student athletes For the first year scores were available University of Iowa had an overall rate of 972 which places it in the top third of all NCAA Division I schools Rankings for the current year place men s basketball 8 th in the Big Ten and football 1 in the Big Ten In closing Professor Diaz Arnold informed the committee that the student athlete code of conduct has been forwarded to the Office of the General Counsel for review The code of conduct has been under review for the last two years and at no time has the Department of Athletics operated without a student code of conduct During the review process the code of conduct of all Big Ten schools were reviewed and the previous code of conduct strengthened Professor Tachau thanked PCA Chair Professor Diaz Arnold for her report IV New Business Background Check Policy Judie Hermsen Attachment 2 Ms Hermsen presented the Background Check Policy to the Senate She stated that the proposed background check is a point of hire policy The policy is designed to balance the rights of the applicants at the time of any vacancy A determination will be made if a position is security sensitive and

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