The University of Iowa

Pandemic Policy

An investigation by the national AAUP revealed that following Hurricane Katrina, five academic institutions in the New Orleans area (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Loyola University New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans, Tulane University, and the University of New Orleans), in violation of their own personnel policies, abandoned due process and shared governance.

The local chapter of the AAUP was concerned that the University of Iowa pandemic policy, which was under development, include explicit language to insure that due process and shared governance would not be abandoned in the event of a pandemic affecting our campus. As a result, a letter was sent to interim provost Lola Lopes expressing our concern.