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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2003-11-18 | Faculty Senate
    33 PM II Approvals Prof Herman moved second by Prof Irish to adopt the meeting agenda The motion was approved on voice vote Prof Tachau moved second by Prof Irish to approve the minutes of the Faculty Senate meeting held October 21 2003 The motion was approved on voice vote Prof Kurtz moved second by Prof Jew to accept Prof Collins as a replacement for Prof Alvarez on the Faculty Senate 2003 2005 The motion passed on voice vote III Reports A Review of the Office of the President Ed Folsom Prof Folsom presented a report on the review of the office of the president Prof Folsom stated that the major points in the report s conclusion include the following The office is very lean with respect to peer institutions This is especially true for work related to external relations It is unclear if the University s administration chart is still valid This is especially so when considering how each vice president interacts with the president Few members of the university community have a good idea or many lack awareness of what the president actually does and how his responsibilities are carried out through the offices of the vice presidents and provost Prof Collins stated that the 1991 Rawlings reports also stated that the staff was too lean He asked about the possibility of hiring a chief of staff He stated that the 1991 report recommended naming a chief of staff The Peat Marwick audit recommended hiring a chief of staff Prof Folsom stated that Pres Skorton did not want a chief of staff but was considering the possibility of hiring a senior staff person to oversee office staff and someone to whom faculty can speak in place of the president Prof Raymond thanked the committee for work on behalf of the Faculty Senate B Prof Kurtz reported on behalf of the Funded Retirement and Insurance Committee FRIC Prof Kurtz reminded the Senate members that FRIC is primarily concerned with health retirement and disability Prof Kurtz stated that TIAA CREF is reshaping itself to compete with other mutual fund companies As a consequence TIAA is expanding opportunities for investment especially through indexed funds FRIC has supported these changes There was an attempt to convert to group contracts but FRIC did not recommend adoption of this The University offers four health care options UICare UISelect Chip II and Chip III In each option there are four groups This past year 9 of the 16 groups saw no increase in the cost of their health care He also stated that next year s costs could actually be less than this year s costs it depends on which plans are chosen by the individual FRIC recommends that each employee yearly choose the appropriate plan Prof Kurtz reported that fringe benefits have been available to same sex couples for a long time FRIC recommends that these benefits also be made available to heterosexual committed couples Prof Tachau asked whether FRIC should have a position

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2003-12-09 | Faculty Senate
    Faculty Senate officers bring this up for discussion with Pres Skorton Prof Tachau suggested that the Council solicit information from the Campus Planning Committee Prof Cox suggested that students should be more intimately involved with the planning of this facility Prof Raymond stated that she will report back to the Council B Decanal Review Policy Ekhard Ziegler and David Baldus Prof Ziegler and Prof Baldus presented the latest version of the report on decanal review policy entitled Final Report on University of Iowa Procedures for the Periodic Review of Collegiate Deans submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Amended Procedures for the Periodic Review of Collegiate Deans Prof Raymond thanked them and the other committee members for the quick response to the Council s previous suggestions The revised report no longer covers reviews of DEOs Prof Raymond suggested adding the following language to the beginning of II 28 5g 4 b If the Provost decides to reappoint the administrator Prof Weller suggests that faculty should always be provided the responses to the five core questions Prof Ziegler suggested that the language in II 28 5g 4 a be altered as follows If the Provost decides not to reappoint the administrator or the administrator elects not to seek reappointment the Provost may with the concurrence of the administrator elect to withhold aggregate responses Prof Ziegler stated that the Committee will alter the language of the policy statement accordingly Prof Raymond further suggested that II 28 5e 8 be entitled Human Rights and Diversity and the last sentence in this section read in part including policies on affirmative action and diversity Prof Ziegler stated that the Committee will alter the language of the policy statement accordingly Associate Provost and Dean for International Programs Reisinger suggested that question v in II 28 5f 3 b be altered to require a quantitative scale from 1 to 5 Prof LeBlond suggested two questions the first requiring a Yes No response and the second requiring a quantitative grading Prof Ziegler stated that the Committee will alter the language of the policy statement accordingly MOTION Prof Cox moved seconded by Prof Tachau to Forward the decanal review policy to the Faculty Senate for their consideration subject to the suggested changes The motion passed on voice vote MOTION Prof Cox moved seconded by Prof Stromquist to thank the Committee for their fine work The motion passed on voice vote C Task Force on Student Arrest Rates Prof Raymond stated that discussion of the report from the Task Force on Student Arrest Rates will be postponed IV New Business Salary Incentive Plans Margaret Raymond The pilot program of salary incentive plan for basic sciences was discussed Other colleges are now discussing adopting similar plans Prof Cain reported that the pilot program approved for Pharmacy includes money for teaching and service awards as well as research Prof Tachau stated that her impression is that the medical school faculty members were not consulted when the plan was adopted Prof LeBlond and

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2004-02-10 | Faculty Senate
    on how bowl money is spent Prof Diaz Arnold responded that for our athletic conference bowl money is evenly split among the Big10 schools at the present time in 11 ways and the money returns to the athletic departments of the universities How each university uses its share of the bowl money is unknown to BICOA As far as she knows the NCAA has no rules on how the money can be spent Prof Segura offered that the NCAA states that reasonable expenses to a bowl game could be covered by the money received from the Big10 schools participation in bowl games Prof Diaz Arnold spoke to the recent article in The Chronicle Review In part as a response to the article BICOA will hold a seminar on April 30 2004 from 1 30 2 30 At this seminar one of the speakers will be Mr Mimms who will present his notions on what it means for student athletes to be in a classroom with other students B Task Force on Student Arrest Rates Final Report Margaret Raymond Prof Raymond opened discussion of the report from the Task Force on Student Arrest Rates Prof Cox noted that the report has recommendations for changing the way that the University deals with undergraduate arrests He noted that nearly 10 of all male undergraduate students and nearly 17 of all graduating students have an arrest record He further stated that this high arrest record percentage apparently is the result of University policy He stated that the alcohol related arrest percentage at The University of Iowa is approximately ten times the corresponding percentage at Iowa State He also noted that students with simple marijuana related arrests lose federal financial support Prof Cox then stated that an arrest record affects lifetime employment opportunities MOTION Prof Cox moved second by Prof Porter to endorse the Task Force on Student Arrest Rates Final Report and to forward the Task Force s report on to President Skorton for discussion with the Faculty Senate Officers The motion passed by voice vote C Faculty Senate Elections Committee Craig Porter Prof Porter reported on the work of the Faculty Senate Elections Committee Prof Porter circulated a list a tally sheet of unfilled positions in the Faculty Senate and a list a roster of faculty members eligible to be nominated The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences Medicine Business Administration Education and Dentistry have open positions Members from these five colleges can nominate candidates for the Faculty Senate Other colleges have no open positions Prof Porter noted that the voting population and thus those eligible for membership includes tenure track and salaried clinical track faculty but not instructors An individual needs to be full time faculty to be eligible MOTION Prof Nepola moved second by Prof Westefeld to approve the tally sheet from the Faculty Senate Elections Committee The motion was approved by voice vote MOTION Prof Collins moved second by Prof Westefeld to approve the circulating roster of eligible faculty members

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2004-02-03 | Faculty Senate
    chartered committee whose members are appointed by the President but typically after receiving recommendations from the Faculty Senate s Committee on Committees MOTION Prof Cox moved second by Prof Westefeld to endorse BICOA s recommendation to adopt a five year term for membership on the committee The motion passed on voice vote Prof Dungy requested that Prof Cox s motion be sent to the Faculty Senate for review and consideration MOTION Prof Marra moved second by Prof LeBlond to commend the committee for its fine work The motion passed on voice vote B Task Force on Student Arrest Rates Margaret Raymond Prof Raymond initiated discussion of the report from the Task Force on Student Arrest Rates Prof Aikin stated that the recommendations are not specific Prof Cox stated that this appears to be true but the report is useful nonetheless as truth in advertising in that students need to be made aware of the consequences of underage drinking in Iowa City Associate Provost Lopes stated that equal enforcement does not seem to be happening students are being arrested but the bar owners who serve them alcohol are not arrested MOTION Prof Cox moved second by Prof Westefeld to forward the report to the Faculty Senate for discussion and recommendation and to instruct the Faculty Senate Officers to discuss the report with President Skorton The motion passed on voice vote C Administration Reviews Prof Raymond initiated discussion of Faculty Senate reviews of central administrators Prof Raymond encouraged her colleagues to volunteer to serve on the review committees D Faculty Senate President Margaret Raymond Prof Raymond reported that The Faculty Senate Officers met various times with the state legislators The legislators representing the local areas tend to be supportive of the University s missions Fifteen schools have already endorsed the COIA Framework document The Board of Regents met and instructed Pres Skorton to find a way to reduce the University s budget by at least 12M per annum Pres Skorton has appointed a committee to make recommendations to him on how to reduce the University s annual budget The committee is to report to the president by April 15 2004 The Faculty Senate and AAUP will co sponsor a symposium on promotion and tenure The symposium will be held March 31 2004 in the Seamans Center IV Unfinished Business Salary Incentive Plans Margaret Raymond Prof Raymond initiated discussion on the salary incentive plan Prof Dove indicated that he would like for the Council to know AAUP s opinion of the merits of the plan before discussing the plan in detail MOTION Prof Mangum moved second by Prof Cox to table discussion of the incentive plan until the AAUP has a chance to review the plan but in any case consider the plan no later than one month from today s meeting The motion passed by voice vote V New Business Conflict of Interest in Employment Policy Lee Anna Clark Associate Provost Clark presented the rationale for changes in the Conflict of Interest

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2004-03-23 | Faculty Senate
    Board members are united in agreement with what has happened and will put out a statement supporting the 30M increase but the Board isn t too hopeful Prof MacFarlane asked if the University is doing what it should in economic development Dr Newlin responded that the University is doing what it should but more needs to be done Prof Raymond thanked Dr Newlin for his presentation to the Faculty Senate B Faculty Senate President Margaret Raymond Prof Raymond reported on the Legislative Forum held by the Senate IV New Business A Decanal Review Dave Baldus and Ekhard Ziegler Prof Baldus discussed the background and rationale for changes in the decanal review process MOTION Prof Cox moved second by Prof Tachau to adopt the policy and forward it to President Skorton for his consideration Prof Segura inquired as to how this is likely to be received Interim Provost Cain stated that she did not agree with the grievance provision She stated that there should be an element of trust that the provost will act responsibly and in accordance with the Operations Manual Prof MacFarlane asked if the document specifically identifies one item as grievable does this imply that other items are not grievable Prof Baldus stated that identifying one item does not preclude other items He stated that the reason that this particular item was identified was because the General Counsel s office read this issue as not grievable at the present time Prof Collins asked if it is not true that it is the Judicial Commission and not the General Counsel who decides if an action is grievable Prof Baldus stated that a careful reading of the Operations Manual indicates that this action would not fall under present grievance issues Prof Porter asked if the deans support the proposed changes Interim Provost Cain stated that generally not but primarily because the assessment procedures do not correlate or match the expectations Interim Provost Cain also stated that the deans disagree with the idea of a possible grievance due to not adequately reporting to the faculty Prof Collins proposed three amendments AMENDMENT 1 Prof Collins moved second by Prof Boyle to amend the 4th sentence of paragraph II 28 5 g 4 to insert the words average and standard deviation after the words aggregate responses Prof Collins stated that the rationale for the amendment is that the proposed policy does not define the term aggregate responses Prof Collins further stated that the median and mean average ratings will differ He stated that the weakness of the median as the only measure of performance is that it does not reflect the faculty perceptions as a whole The median alone says nothing about the opinions of those who are either more or less positive Prof Collins stated that the mean and standard deviation together represent an index that incorporates the opinions of every faculty member Prof Baldus stated that the expected aggregate responses include the complete distribution and any other information Prof Collins responded

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2004-03-09 | Faculty Senate
    committees The first is to be a University wide committee to review procedures and policy The second is to be a committee to evaluate the College of Medicine plan Associate Provost Clark indicated that the College of Pharmacy plan is on the docket for the Board of Regents She stated that no other plans will be considered until the pilot plans for the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy are evaluated Prof LeBlond stated that his understanding is that the College of Medicine plan has been amended by the College s Faculty Executive Board and now includes a link between salary bonuses and profit margin of the hospital Prof Ziegler stated that the revised College of Medicine plan includes a salary decrement Bonus money is to come from indirect costs Assoc Provost Clark noted that some of this may be inhibited by Federal regulations Prof Woodhead noted that the new College of Medicine plan appears to be based on productivity If an individual s productivity is in the top 50 then a bonus will be given but if the productivity is in the bottom 50 then the salary base will be decremented Assoc Provost Clark noted that the calculation of group and individual productivity is complex She further noted that the College of Pharmacy plan includes bonus money for research teaching and service Prof Mangum asked What happened to merit pay Do these plans mean that base salary is flat Prof LeBlond noted that very well established faculty members often draw high salaries that do not reflect present productivity Prof Tachau noted that productivity is measured in many ways not just in securing research grants She further noted that the revised College of Medicine plan doesn t increase contributions to TIAA CREF and contribute to other such fringe benefits Prof Herman stated his preferred approach is to continue merit raises which should go into one s base pay but give incentive bonuses to productive faculty in hard times MOTION Prof LeBlond moved second by Prof Tachau to endorse the AAUP recommendations 2b 2c and 2d found in the memorandum from the AAUP Executive Committee to the Faculty Council dated February 24 2004 In discussion of the motion Prof Woodhead suggested that the Faculty Senate should investigate the relationship between the economic development requirements from the Board of Regents and these plans Prof Cox concurred Prof LeBlond noted that clinical financial issues are fundamentally different from academic financing issues and he suggests that the Senate leave out the clinical incentive plans from a report generated by any Senate committee Prof Tachau suggested that the clinical faculty review could go to the Faculty Welfare Committee She stated that what is important is that faculty should have oversight and review responsibilities The motion was called and then passed on voice vote V New Business A Faculty Senate Voting Privileges The discussion was tabled B Criminal Background Checks on Employees in Security Sensitive Positions Lee Anna Clark Associate Provost Clark led the

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  • Faculty Senate Minutes - 2004-04-27 | Faculty Senate
    will be archived in the Faculty Senate office IV New Business A Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure Betsy Altmaier and Lee Anna Clark Prof Raymond presented a brief review of the history of the most recent revision to the Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure document Associate Provost Clark discussed selected details of the document and stated that changes to the document were made based largely on the Altmaier Committee recommendations MOTION Prof LeBlond moved second by Prof Asprey to adopt the Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure document Prof Aikin stated that the flowchart on page 7 was unclear and then offered suggestions for clarifying the outline Prof Aikin then suggested that the word analyzes on page 14 should be replaced with evaluates Associate Provost Clark and the language drafting committee will implement the suggestions Prof Collins asked if the Faculty Council had considered the recommendations offered by the Altmaier Committee Prof Raymond assured him that the Council had considered the recommendations and had worked with Associate Provost Clark in drafting language to implement the recommendations The motion passed on voice vote Prof Kurtz asked when the new policy will be in effect Associate Provost Clark stated that the earliest will be the 2005 tenure cycle The colleges must have time to alter their respective procedures if necessary Prof Porter suggested that the committee working on drafting the language for the Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure document work with the committee that drafted a similar document for the clinical professors MOTION Prof LeBlond moved second by Prof Herman to get the two drafting committees together and work with the Faculty Senate Officers this summer to determine if there are any commonalities that can be included in both documents The work of these groups is to be brought before the Faculty Council next Fall semester for approval The motion passed on voice vote B Committee to Review Committees Katherine Tachau Prof Tachau presented a report from the Committee to Review Committees She noted that the key to good committee work from year to year is a mechanism to enable good committee memory The Committee made six recommendations to improve the efficacy of the faculty committees MOTION Prof Kurtz moved second by Prof Maktabi to approve the six recommendations made by the Committee to Review Committees and to take all necessary action to implement the recommendations The motion passed on voice vote V Announcements A Awards Prof Raymond announced that recipients of the Regents Awards for Faculty Excellence had been selected Awardees will be announced to the Faculty Senate members after the recipients have been notified Prof Raymond announced the names of the recipients of the Michael J Brody Awards B Prof Raymond expressed the appreciation of the Senate to the outgoing senators C Concluding Remarks of the 2003 04 Faculty Senate President In Prof Raymond s concluding remarks Prof Raymond expressed her thanks for the many people who helped her the Council and the Senate this past year Prof Raymond expressed her

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  • Faculty Council Minutes - 2004-04-13 | Faculty Senate
    vote Prof Raymond thanked the Election Committee and especially Prof Porter for conducting the election B 2004 05 Committee Replacements Katherine Tachau Prof Tachau reported on and identified new members of the various faculty committees MOTION Prof Tachau moved second by Prof Kurtz to approve the new members and send the list to the Faculty Senate for approval Prof Cox raised questions about the status of the Budget Committee Prof Tachau will modify the list of new committee members to include the Budget Committee Prof Aikin inquired about the status of the Rules and Bylaws Committee Prof Tachau will modify the list of new committee members to include the Rules and Bylaws Committee The modified motion passed with voice vote IV Unfinished Business A Faculty Senate Voting Privileges Alice Atkinson Prof Alice Atkinson presented and discussed the report on faculty senate voting privileges originating from the Faculty Welfare Committee Prof Atkinson recommended that voting privileges be extended to all faculty who hold 50 time or greater renewable appointments in categories that require an advanced degree Most of the affected individuals are lecturers Prof Kurtz asked if the Committee anticipated increasing the number of members in the Senate to accommodate those who are affected by this recommendation Prof Atkinson responded that this issue was not considered by the Committee Prof Cox stated that one possible way to accommodate these individuals is for the lecturers to fill existing non tenured slots Prof Tachau stated that the idea is to expand the Senate by setting aside a separate category for lecturers possibly with a maximum of two additional seats Associate Dean Curto suggested allocating the number of lecturers in proportion to the number of faculty in the Senate from each college MOTION Prof Kurtz moved second by Prof Moorhead to request that a written proposal be drafted by the Rules and Bylaws Committee incorporating the recommendation from the Faculty Welfare Committee and input from the Faculty Council The motion passed by voice vote B Prof Kurtz moved second by Prof Marra to consider Section V out of order The motion passed by voice vote V New Business A Criminal Background Check at Point of Hire Lee Anna Clark Associate Provost Clark discussed the revisions to the Criminal Background Check at Point of Hire document Prof Aikin Prof Tachau and Prof Kurtz offered changes in the language describing the purpose focus and domain to be considered MOTION Prof Tachau second by Prof Kurtz moved to table consideration of the document and to work on the document over the summer by the Faculty Senate officers and other interested individuals The motion passed on voice vote B Committee to Review Committees Katherine Tachau Prof Tachau presented and discussed the report of the Committee to Review Committees MOTION Prof Tachau moved second by Prof Mangum to accept the Committee s recommendations and pass these on to the Senate subject to any amendments Prof Aikin asked about the lack of information about the Rules and Bylaws Committee Prof

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