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University of Iowa

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
3:30 – 5:15 pm
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol  


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approvals
    1. Meeting Agenda
    2. Faculty Senate Minutes (September 2, 2008)  (Attachment 1)
    3. Committee Replacements (David Drake)  
      • Donald Black (Psychiatry) to fill the unexpired term of Janeta Tansey (Psychiatry) on Faculty Senate, 2008-11
      • Dwight Look (Internal Medicine) to fill the unexpired term of Brian Schutte (Pediatrics) on the Senate, 2008-10
      • Jill Beckman (Linguistics) to replace Jeff Cox (History) on the Senate, Fall 2008
      • One new appointee to the Faculty Judicial Commission:  John Wadsworth (Rehabilitation Counseling), 2008-11  
      • Philip Wertz (Dentistry) to fill a vacant position on the University Libraries Charter Committee, 2008-11
      • Michael Eckert (Music) to fill the unexpired term of Mary Trachsel (Rhetoric) on the Council on Teaching, 2008-09
      • Larissa Samuelson (Psychology) to fill the unexpired term of Carolyn Brown (Communication Sciences & Disorders) on the Family Issues Charter Committee, 2008-10  
      • Patricia Clinton (Nursing) to replace Astrid Oesmann (German) on the Human Rights Charter Committee, Fall 2008
      • Keela Herr (Nursing) to replace Gina Schatteman (Integrative Physiology) on the Governmental Relations Committee, 2008-09
      • Jerry Anthony (Urban & Regional Planning) appointed to the Committee on the Selection of Central Academic Officials, 2008-11
  3. New Business
    1.  Dance Marathon (Katie Guckert)
    2. Proposed Revision to Chapter 15 Professional Ethics and Academic Responsibility, Section 15.4 Responsibilities to Colleagues (Mike O’Hara)  
    3. Updates to Honorary Degree policies (Catherine Ringen, Chair, Awards and Recognition Committee)  
    4. Office of the Ombudsperson Annual Report (Lois Cox, Cynthia Joyce)
    5. Update on Searches (David Drake) 
    6. CLAS re-districting (Shel Stromquist) • COIA Bylaws (Mike O’Hara)
  4. From the Floor
  5. Announcements  
    1. Faculty Senate/Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception, December 18, 4:30-6:00 pm, Old Capitol
    2. The next Faculty Council meeting will be Tuesday, January 20, 3:30-5:15 pm, Penn State Room, 337 IMU.
    3. The next Faculty Senate meeting will be Tuesday, February 3, 3:30 – 5:15 pm, Senate Chamber, Old Capitol.  
    4. Election process will begin in February with nominations; please start recruiting people to serve in Senate. 

VI.     Adjournment