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University of Iowa

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
3:30 – 5:15 pm
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approvals
    1. Agenda
    2. Minutes of the September 11, 2007, Faculty Senate meeting
    3. Replacements – (Michael O’Hara)
      • Robert Glasgow (Art & Art History) to replace Daniel Balderston (Spanish & Portuguese) on the Faculty Senate for Spring 2008 (to represent CLAS, Group 1) 
  3. Guest Speaker:  Lola Lopes, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

  4. Provost Search Update (Michael O’Hara)
  5. Reports
    1. Issues from FRIC
    2. Benefits: Plan Design Changes for January 1 (Richard Saunders, Senior Associate Director of Human Resources)
    3. Sheldon Kurtz (Flex Credits)
    4. Information about 21-Only Ordinance
  6. New Business
    1. Deborah Schoenfelder, Chair of the University Libraries Charter Committee and Thomas Charlton, former Chair re: University Libraries re: Authors’ Rights Issues
    2. Smoking Policy (Sue Buckley, Joni Troester)
    3. Thomas Charlton – Proposed changes to Ops Manual for charter of Library Committee