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University of Iowa
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
3:30 p.m.
Iowa Room (#335), Iowa Memorial Union


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approvals
    1. Meeting Agenda
    2. Minutes (Attachment 1)
    3. Approval of Recommended Replacements:

      MOTION: The Faculty Council endorses, and forwards to the Senate for its approval, the recommendation of the Committee on Elections that Lynn Pringle replace Sara Rynes as a Senate representation for the College of Business for a term ending June 30, 2000.
  3. Reports
    1. Ed Shreeves–Director, Collections & Information Resources, University of Iowa Libraries–Report on work of inter-institutional (UNI, ISU, SUI) library committee. (Attachment 2)

      Summary:  The changing system of scholarly communications.  How do we communicate the vital importance of faculty involvement in transforming and directing the rapidly evolving system of scholarly communication and publishing?  What are the most effective strategies for engaging faculty attention and for addressing the issues?  What actions can we take locally to help solve the problems, and what actions at the national or international level should we contribute to?
    2. Michael Wichman–President, Staff Council: current issues
    3. Carolyn Colvin/Bob Wiley–Report on ad hoc committee to discuss means for recognizing and promoting teaching excellence at the University
    4. Jonathan Carlson–Report on developments relating to the clinical track policy (Attachment 3)
      –University-wide review of the clinical track faculty (CTF) policy
      –extension of developmental leave policy to clinical track faculty
      –Health sciences expected proposal to increase number of CTF
  4. New Business
    1. University Safety and Security Committee proposal to amend its charter (Attachment 4)
    2. Motion re arming of Campus Public Safety Officers:  Jeff Cox
    3. Review of General Counsel’s office.

      MOTION:  Council recommends to the President that the General Counsel’s office be reviewed under the procedure for the review of Central Academic Offices and that the review be scheduled as follows:
      2002-2003:  self study prepared; review committee appointed
      2003-2004:  review process
    4. Other New Business?
  5. Announcements
    1. UI Worklife Services: (Attachment 5)
      Dual career network
      Faculty and staff services
      Family services
      Staff development
      UI Wellness
      Check out website at http://www.uiowa.edu/~hrpersvc/famserv/ for useful links to all of UI Worklife Services.
    2. President Coleman’s strategic communications initiative (Attachment 6)
    3. From the floor announcements.
  6. Adjourn


Council Members & Guests: Please sign the attendance list before leaving the meeting.