COMMITTEE ON THE SELECTION OF CENTRAL ACADEMIC OFFICIALS
of Iowa Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article III, Section 2:
Committee on the Selection of Central Academic Officials: (1) consults with and
advises the Board of Regents regarding the selection of the president of the
University and with the president regarding the selection of other central
academic officials; (2) consults with and advises the president of the
University, on invitation, regarding appropriate processes for conducting
searches for central academic officials; and (3) participates in the review of
all central academic offices and officers. These include the president, the
several vice-presidents, and University-wide administrative deanships.
than all members of the Committee may be appointed to consult regarding the
selection of the president or the selection of other central academic officials.
Two members of the Committee will be appointed by the Faculty Senate president
in consultation with the chairperson of the Committee to participate in the
academic review of central academic offices and officers.
Committee shall consist of members from at least three different Colleges and
its membership shall appropriately reflect the expertise and diversity of the
entire faculty. The Faculty Senate president is ex officio a member of this
Committee when it is consulting on the selection of a president of the
Review of the Office of the Provost was
completed in the summer of 2002. Matt Rizzo participated from the Committee.
Selection of the University of Iowa
President was conducted from August through December, 2002. In August the search
for a new University of Iowa President was begun with Jonathan Carlson as Chair.
James Torner participated from the Committee on the Selection Committee. The
Presidential Search Committee held meetings weekly. Selection criteria were
established in August. Solicitation of candidates occurred in September and
October. Screening of credentials and off-campus interviews were done during
November. On campus interviews were conducted in December of 2002. Members of
the Committee on the Selection of Central Academic Officials participated in the
faculty interview session and in the open forum. Comments were sent to the
Search Committee. The Board of Regents selected President Skorton in January
Review of the Office of the President is underway. Lynn Richman is
participating on the Committee. The Presidential Review Committee has met with
Dr. Skorton twice. The PRC have independently interviewed each member of the
President's Office staff and has surveyed the faculty and staff with an e-mail
questionnaire. They are currently reviewing the responses to the questionnaire
which were extensive. The PRC will then meet with Dr. Skorton to apprise him of
our findings and recommendations.
4. Selection of the Search Committee for Provost of the University of Iowa. The Chair in accordance with the Operations Manual Section 2.8(1)(e) has met with President Skorton, Faculty Senate President Cox and Chairperson of the Committee on Committees Raymond in selecting a search committee. The Provost Search Committee will be commencing its activities in the near future.