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University of Iowa

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
3:30 – 5:15 pm
Penn State Room, 337 IMU


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approvals
    1. Meeting Agenda
    2. Faculty Council Minutes (November 18, 2008)  (Attachment 1)
    3. Draft Faculty Senate Agenda (February 17, 2009)
    4. Committee Replacements (David Drake)
      • Alan MacVey (Theatre Arts) to replace Jonathan Wilcox (English) on the Faculty Senate for the spring 2009 semester
      • Carin Green (Classics) to fill the unexpired term of Douglas Baynton (History) on the Research Council, 2008-11
    5. Faculty Senate Elections Vacancy Tally (David Drake)      
    6. Jean Jew (Anatomy & Cell Biology), new COIA representative
  3. New Business
    1. Update from the Faculty Athletics Representative to the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA (Betsy Altmaier, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations)
    2. Parental Leave Proposal (Martha Greer, President, Staff Council; Lynn Richman, Chair, Faculty Policies and Compensation Committee)
    3. Update on Searches (David Kieft, Office of the President)
    4. Provost Promotion Advisory Group (Susan Johnson, Office of the Provost)
  4. From the Floor
  5. Announcements
    1. Online nominations for Faculty Senate begin on Friday, February 6, at 8 am. Please encourage your colleagues to participate.
    2. The next Faculty Senate meeting will be Tuesday, February 17, 3:30 – 5:15 pm, Senate Chamber, Old Capitol.
    3. The next Faculty Council meeting will be Tuesday, March 10, 3:30-5:15 pm, Penn State Room, 337 IMU.
  6. Adjournment