To:                   Interested Colleagues


From:               Jennifer Modestou, Interim Assistant to the President, and

Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


Date:                Thursday, November 17, 2005


Re:                   Annual Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Workforce Report



Enclosed please find a copy of The University of Iowa’s Annual Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Workforce Report to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.  This report compares the University’s workforce composition on October 1, 2005 to the workforce composition of one, five, and ten years ago.


Highlights of employment activity during the past year are noted below.


Total Faculty and Staff

·         The overall UI workforce increased by 75 employees (0.5%), from 14,199 in 2004 to 14,274 in 2005.

·         Racial/ethnic minority representation among all faculty and staff decreased by one individual (0.1%).

Net gains:        + 6 Asians/Pacific Islanders

+ 4 Hispanics/Latinos

Net losses:       - 6 African-Americans/Blacks

- 5 Native Americans

·         The number of female faculty and staff increased by 87 (1.0%).

·     The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics experienced the largest increase in staff, gaining 61 staff since 2004.

·         The University hired/promoted 898 female and 186 minority employees overall during the past year. 

·         Despite the increased hiring, with all employment groups aggregated, the University is currently underrepresented by 299 women (2.1%) and by 123 minorities (0.9%).


Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty

·         There was a marked decrease in the number of tenured/tenure track faculty (-37 faculty members or -2.4%) since October 1, 2004.

·         The number of minority tenured/tenure track faculty decreased by two (-0.9%). 

Net losses:       - 2 African-Americans/Blacks

·         The number of female tenured/tenure track faculty increased by nine (2.1%).


If you have any questions regarding the data in this report, please do not hesitate to call me at (319) 335-0705.


Note:    The report includes all permanent, full-time, and part-time employees working 50% time or more as of October 1, 2005, according to Board of Regents guidelines.  This report also uses federal guidelines prescribed by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs.  It is important to note that other University reports may use different data sources and definitions; thus, prudence should be used when comparing the data in this report to data in other workforce-related reports, such as the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) Fall Staff Survey and reports produced by other University offices.