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2014 AAUP Tenure Workshop video now available -- The 2014 UI AAUP Tenure Workshop was videotaped and is available here. The program was presided over by Jeff Cox, AAUP Chapter Vice President, and speakers included: former CLAS DEO Colin Gordon, AAUP Chapter President Katherine Tachau, University Ombudsperson Susan Johnson, Associate Provost for Faculty Tom Rice and Faculty Senate President Ericka Lawrence.

Former Presidents of UI Faculty Senate respond to Proposed Funding Model -- In a widely published op-ed piece, 13 former University of Iowa Faculty Senate presidents responded to the Regents' recently proposed "performance-based" funding model based on the undergraduate enrollment of Iowa residents. The Daily Iowan article can be found here.

AAUP Opposes American Studies Association (ASA) Academic Boycott of Israeli Universities -- In December 2013, the national AAUP sent an open letter to the members of the ASA stating its opposition to academic boycotts as a matter of principle. The text of the letter can be found here.

"Iowa Moving in Wrong Direction with Higher Ed" -- Tom Mortenson, a senior scholar at The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in Washington, D.C., published a guest editorial in Iowa City's Press-Citizen on June 10, 2013. (view pdf)




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Executive Committee Meeting

The chapter's Executive Committee meets monthly during the academic year to consider relevant campus issues. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm, Room 137, Schaeffer Hall. All AAUP members are invited to attend our meetings.

Workshop on Promotion to Full Professor

The AAUP Workshop on Promotion to Full Professor took place on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00 pm (reception at 6:30 pm), in the Lindquist Center’s Jones Common. The viewpoint of the Provost’s office was first provided, following which attendees divided into collegiate groups, and the dean or associate dean of each college discussed rules and expectations for their college.

Tenure Workshop

The annual AAUP Promotion and Tenure Workshop took place on Monday, March 31, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm (reception at 6:30 pm), in Art Building West, Room 116. The workshop addressed issues such as “unwritten” tenure rules, handling setbacks, the importance of mentors, and maintaining documentation. If you missed this event, a YouTube video is available here.

LWV Legislative Forum

The UI AAUP chapter and the League of Women Voters of Johnson County co-hosted a legislative forum on Sat., Jan. 25, 2014, 9:30-11:30 am at the Iowa City City Council Chambers. At the forum citizens posed questions to members of the Johnson County legislative delegation.

Annual Meeting & AAUP Iowa Conference Meeting

The annual meeting of the University of Iowa chapter of the AAUP and the spring meeting of the AAUP Iowa Conference took place on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in 116 Art Building West. Iowa Board of Regents President Craig Lang and President Pro Tem Bruce Rastetter spoke. Following their remarks members of a faculty panel as well as audience members asked questions of the speakers.


Policy Documents & Reports

The AAUP's Policy Documents and Reports, also known as the Redbook, contains the Association's major policy statements. Order the book from the national AAUP site. A selection of policy statements from the Redbook is available online.

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