Iowa Board of Regents President Craig Lang and President Pro Tem Bruce Rastetter will speak at the spring meeting of the AAUP Iowa Conference, on the morning of Saturday, April 13, in 116 Art Building West. -- This event is open to the public. Following their comments a panel of faculty members moderated by Lois Cox, UI, Clinical Professor of Law, will respond to the regents’ comments. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.
The day will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the business meeting of the UI Chapter of the AAUP, followed at 10:00 a.m. by registration (free of charge) for the AAUP Iowa Conference meeting in the atrium with refreshments being served. At 10:45 a.m. the conversation with Regents Lang and Rastetter, along with panel response and questions will begin. This session will be followed at noon by the AAUP State Conference business and planning meeting.
All members of the University of Iowa community are encouraged to attend this conversation with Regents Lang and Rastetter. All members of the UI AAUP chapter are also invited to the 9:30 a.m. meeting.
If you have questions or require accommodations in order to attend, please contact chapter president Katherine Tachau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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