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University of Iowa

Tuesday, September 6, 2005
3:30 p.m.
Iowa Room, 335 IMU


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approvals
    1. Meeting Agenda
    2. Faculty Senate Minutes, April 26, 2005 (Attachment 1)
    3. Recommended Committee Replacements: Richard LeBlond
      1. President’s Committee on Athletics: Michael Cohen (Pathology), 5 year term; John Solow (Business), 1yr. term
      2. University Diversity Committee: Tarrell Portman (Education); Salome Raheim (Social Work) chair; Victor Rodgers (Engineering); Rachel Williams (Art Education)
      3. Financial Aid Advisory Committee: Mark Young (Chemistry)
      4. Government Relations: Art Bettis (Geosciences); Richard Hichwa (Radiology)
      5. Vacancies: Council on Teaching (1), and FRIC (1)
    4. Resolution: Prof. Tachau (Attachment 2)
  3. Faculty Senate Vice President Elections, Katherine Tachau
    1.  Sheldon Kurtz Statement (Attachment 3)
    2.  Linda Snetselaar Statement (Attachment 4)
  4. 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; Carter Committee Review (Katherine Tachau, Cheryl Reardon)
    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.
  5. Unfinished Business
    1. Election Results, Katherine Tachau
    2. Criminal Background Checks, Richard LeBlond (Attachment 5)
  6. New Business
    1. Communication with Faculty and Organization of Senate and Council Representation, Richard LeBlond
    2. Road’s Scholar proposal
  7. From the floor
  8. Announcement: Faculty Senate, October 18, 3:30-5:15, Iowa Room 335 IMU
  9. Adjournment