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University of Iowa
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
3:30 p.m.
Iowa Room, 335 IMU


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approvals
    1. Meeting Agenda
    2. Faculty Council Minutes, April 12, 2005 (Attachment 1)
    3. Senate Agenda, September 6, 2005 (Attachment 2)
    4. Recommended Committee Replacements: LeBlond
      - President’s Committee on Athletics: Michael Cohen (Pathology), 5 year term
      - University Diversity Committee: Tarrell Portman (Education); Salome Raheim (Social Work) chair; Victor Rodgers (Engineering); Rachel Williams (Art Education)
      - Financial Aid Advisory Committee: Mark Young (Chemistry)
      - Government Relations: Art Bettis (Geosciences); Richard Hichwa (Radiology)
      - Vacancies: 1 year term on President’s Committee on Athletics, Council on Teaching, and FRIC
  3. Reports
    1. Faculty Senate President, Richard LeBlond
      1. Action of the US House of Representatives re Prof. Wasserman
      2. Work Plan for Review of University and Faculty Policies
      3. Rules & Bylaws Committee Plans
      4. Iowa City Human Rights Commission: Nominations for Human Rights Awards
      5. Summary of the August 16 Retreat: Next Steps
      6. Communication and Coordination with Charter and Faculty Senate Committees
    2. Faculty Policies and Compensation Committee, Steve Collins
      1. Research Track Discussions
      2. Annual Report of the Office of the Ombudsperson: Professional Ethics and Academic Responsibility, Section 15.4. Report due October 4, 2005
    3. Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee, John Scott: Honorary Degrees Policy, Report due November 15, 2005.
    4. Elections Committee, Katherine Tachau: Faculty Senate Vice President Election
  4. Unfinished Business
    Criminal Background Checks, Richard LeBlond (Attachment 3)
  5. New Business
    Communication with Faculty and Organization of Senate and Council Representation, Richard LeBlond
  6. From the floor
  7. Announcements
    1. University of Iowa Volunteer Fair, August 31, 12:30-5:30, Main Lounge
    2. Faculty Senate, September 6, 3:30-5:15, Iowa Room 335 IMU
    3. Faculty Council, October 4, 3:30-5:15, Penn State Room, 337 IMU
  8. Adjournment