SENATE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT

Craig C. Porter

 

 

Academic History:

 

A.B summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa                           Kenyon College

M.D.                                                                                       The Ohio State University

Pediatric Internship and Residency                                  Case Western Reserve University

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship                                      The George Washington University

Postdoctoral Trainee, Medical Genetics                          The Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Professor                                                             The Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Professor to Professor (Clinical)                     The University of Iowa

 

Qualifications:

 

 

University of Iowa Faculty Senate,                                   2000-present

University of Iowa Faculty Council,                                 2000-2003

Secretary, University of Iowa Faculty Senate                 2002-2003

University of Iowa Faculty Judicial Commission            1998-present

Member, AAUP

University of Iowa Strategic Planning Committee          1998-2000

Chair, University Committee to Revise Clinical

   Track Promotion Decision Making Guidelines             2002-2003

Chair, College of Medicine Executive Committee           1997-8, 1999-00, 2001-02     

Sec’y, College of Medicine Executive Committee           1998-99

College of Medicine Executive Committee Working

   Group on Promotion and Tenure Policy                        1998

 

Current Activities:

 

Graduate, post-graduate and community teaching

Funded clinical research

Service-departmental, collegiate, university, regional and national

Clinical service

Parenthood (recent!)

 

Statement

 

The various and substantial challenges facing the University of Iowa can be most effectively managed by reaffirming and continuing our tradition of shared faculty governance.  It is my strong commitment to this tradition that compels me to seek the office of Vice President of the University of Iowa Faculty Senate.  The selected items listed above, under the heading of “Qualifications”, provide ample evidence of my prolonged and substantial contributions to this tradition.  They speak to my spirit of cooperation and collaboration and to my commitment to seeking solutions that provide for the greater good of the University community at large.  They also speak to a level of preparation and understanding that should be an essential attribute of the successful candidate for this important role.    If entrusted with this position, I will work to illuminate and to promote the vital and varied contributions that our faculty and our staff  make to our community and to assure that every attempt is made to support and reward the efforts they base upon their commitment to public higher education.