University of Iowa

FACULTY SENATE MOTION SUMMARY

2004-05

 

All main 2004-2005 motions passed by the Faculty Senate are included in this summary except for those motions that were procedural in nature and that were superseded by subsequent motions or we motions to approve committee appointments and/or Faculty Council and Faculty Senate replacements. Council motions that were passed by the Faculty Senate in a similar form were also excluded.

 

 

September 7, 2004 Senate Meeting:

Revision of Promotion and Tenure Procedures

MOTION: Professor Herman moved, second by Professor Kurtz, that residents with whom faculty had a significant time involvement be added to the list.  Motion passed by voice vote with no discussion. 

 

ACTION: Language was added to the policy.

 

MOTION: Professor Kurtz moved, a second by Professor Glass, that outcomes be deleted and changed to first postgraduate position.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

ACTION: Language was changed in the policy.

 

MOTION: Professor Kurtz moved for approval of the remainder of the document, a second by Professor Dove passed on voice vote with no discussion. 

 

ACTION: The revised documents are posted on the Provost’s Office website.

Tenure Track: http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/docs/ptprocedures.pdf

Clinical Track: http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/docs/ctptprocedures.pdf

 

MOTION: Professor Collins moved, a second by Professor Malik that title of the documents be changed from “Guidelines for…” to “Procedures for…” tenure track/clinical track promotion decision making at the University of Iowa, with changes in document as needed, approved by voice vote.  

 

ACTION: The title was changed.

 

November 30, 2004 Senate Meeting:

Instructional Fee Parity

MOTION: Professor Glass moved, second by Professor Aiken, that the Faculty Senate endorse the UISG resolution to support instructional technology fee parity across Colleges. The motion passed by voice vote with one senator voting against the motion.

 

ACTION: Peter McElligott, 2006-07 UISG President, is investigating the status of this resolution.

 

 

Proposed Policy on Intellectual Property

MOTION: Professor Ringen moved, second unidentified, to accept the proposed intellectual property policy.  By hand vote, 24 supported the motion and 8 voted in opposition.  The motion passed.

 

ACTION: The Board of Regents approved this policy February 28, 2005.  The policy is current in the University Operations Manual and can be viewed at http://www.uiowa.edu/~our/opmanual/v/30.htm.

 

February 8, 2005 Senate Meeting

Proposed Promotion and Tenure Revisions

MOTION: Professor Aikin moved, second by Professor Kurtz, that in the current document under General Principles, second to last line, “in the Provost’s Office” be replaced with “in promotion and tenure decisions for candidates from their own unit solely at the level of the Department; or, in the case of non-departmentalized colleges, at the level of the College…”.  The final result would be the sentence reading as “Provost-level faculty administrators shall participate in promotion and tenure decisions for candidates from their own unit solely at the level of the Department; or, in the case of non-departmentalized colleges, at the level of the College, except in rare and special circumstances at the discretion of the Provost.”  Motion was passed by a hand vote, 33 voting yes, 3 voting no, to move to insert parallel wording in the clinical track document.  This motion was approved by voice vote. 

 

ACTION: The wording has been incorporated into the document and can be reviewed at http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/docs/ptprocedures.pdf.

 

Revised Policy on Sexual Harassment

MOTION: Professor Kurtz moved, second by Professor Aikin, to endorse the policy dated February 1, 2005.  Motion was unanimously approved by voice vote.

 

ACTION: The approved policy is in the University Operations Manual and may be viewed at http://www.uiowa.edu/~our/opmanual/ii/04.htm.

 

Proposed P&S Position Announcement Requirement

MOTION: Professor Kurtz moved, second by Professor Glass, to adopt the bolded material in attachment 5 (requiring positions pay grade 12 and above to include language that the candidate show experience with and commitment to diversity).  Motion was unanimously approved by voice vote.

 

ACTION: Such statements as “demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment” are included in pay grade 12 and above position announcements.

 

March 8, 2005 Senate Meeting

From the Floor

MOTION: Professor Ringen moved, second by Professor Glass, to send a resolution to the University of Colorado encouraging them to desist in any actions which may adversely affect Professor Ward Churchill’s tenured status on the basis of his critique. Motion passed by a show of hands – 17 voting for it, 9 against and 3 abstentions.

 

ACTION: Katherine Tachau forwarded the resolution to several of the appropriate representative bodies at the University of Colorado as well as the national AAUP.

 

April 26, 2005 Senate Meeting

Anti-Harassment Policy Revision

MOTION: Professor Kurtz motioned, second by Professor Aikin, to approve the anti-harassment policy (bringing it in parallel with the sexual harassment policy).  The motion passed by voice vote.

 

ACTION: The current policy is in the University Operations Manual and may be viewed at http://www.uiowa.edu/~our/opmanual/ii/14.htm.

 

Diversity Charter Committee

MOTION: Professor Kurtz moved, second by Professor Cohen, to approve the motion (to create the Diversity Charter Committee).  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

ACTION: The University Diversity Charter Committee was created.  Its charge, membership roster, and activities may be viewed at http://www.uiowa.edu/divercom/.