Tuesday, March 8, 2005
3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Terrace Room, 166
Members Present: Judith Aikin, David Asprey, Garry Buettner, Gloria Bulechek, Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, Michael Cohen, Virginia Dominguez, Edwin Dove, Richard Fumerton, Jennifer Glass, Carin Green, Paul Heidger, Ronald Herman, Lance Lichtor, Philip Lutgendorf, Frank Mitros, Sue Moorhead, Harry Paarsch, Christine Pawley, Beth Pelton, Todd Pettys, Mary Hall Reno, Catherine Ringen, Thomas Schmidt, Victoria Sharp, Linda Snetselaar, Karin Southard, Janet Specht, Shelton Stromquist, Colby Swan, Downing Thomas, Steve Thunder-McGuire, Tuong Ton-That, Steve Vincent, Marcia Ward, John Westefeld, Jerold Woodhead
Members Absent: Susan Birrell, Linda Boyle, William Clarke, Steve Collins, Corey Creekmur, Michael Flanigan, Frederick Goodman, Thomas Grabowski, William Johnson, Mark Karwal, Michael Kelly, Sheldon Kurtz, Donald MacFarlane, Mazen Maktabi, Usha Mallik, Jose Morcuende, James Nepola, Andrew Nugent, Thomas O’Dorisio, Bradley Phillips, Gary Russell, William Sharp, Geb Thomas, Duane Whitaker, Catherine Woodman
Members Excused: Jay Christensen-Szalanski, David Drake, Sonya Franklin, Judith Heggen, Julie Hochstrasser, Thomas Loew, Daniel Quinn, Richard Randell, Carolyn Wanat
Faculty Senate Officers in Attendance: Katherine Tachau, President; Richard LeBlond, Vice President; Claibourne Dungy, Secretary
Faculty Senate Officers Excused: Margaret Raymond, Past President
Guests: Judith Hermsen (HR), Charles Drum (University Relations), Julie Zare (Daily Iowan), Ana M. Diaz-Arnold (Presidential Committee on Athletics), Eugene Spaziani (EFC), Lee Anna Clark (Office of the Provost), Lola Lopes (Office of the Provost), Tom Owen (Gazette), Julie Thatcher (Faculty Senate Office)
Faculty Senate President, Katherine Tachau, called the meeting to order at 3:40pm.
The Faculty Senate minutes of February 8, 2005 were approved with changes as noted by written submission and corrections from the floor.
Faculty Senate President Tachau
informed the Senate that the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA)
Academic Integrity in Intercollegiate Athletics: Principles, Rules and Best
Practices will be distributed by e-mail to all Senate members. COIA is seeking approval in principle from
Professor Tachau with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation updated the Senate on the University budget situation (attachment 1). She informed the Senate that the General Education Fund (GEF) budgeted revenue is comprised of three funding streams: Tuition and fees (44%); Indirect cost recoveries and other income (9.1%); and state appropriations (46.9%). The total GEF budgets are $468.59 million. She then discussed the expenditures of the GEF funds, the majority of which is devoted to faculty salaries (44%); general service salaries (16.1%); and professional/scientific salaries (15.5%). Other expenditures include library, utilities, equipment, service and supplies, building renewal and student aid (7.6%). University-wide budget revenues for 2004-2005 are $2.93 million. The largest single source of revenue is from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics sales and services, which counts for 29.9% of total revenues. Tuition and fees are 11.7%; gifts, grants and contracts (17.2%); and state appropriations (14.1%). As with GEF funds, the largest single expenditure of University-wide budget expenditures is directed to salaries (50.5%) with supplies and services (21.4%) being the next largest budget items. Other items include library, utilities, student aid, debt service, agency accounts and capital expenses.
Professor Tachau next provided information concerning the Board of Regents website, which provides information on Board of Regents meetings, agenda items, and other items of potential interest to faculty. She encouraged faculty to become familiar with the “Regent Partnership Plan for Transformation and Excellence”
Professor Tachau ended the presentation by informing the Senate of issues currently being addressed by the legislature, including the proposed tobacco tax increase and a funding proposal in committee, which has $6-7 million in new funds for the Regents Universities, but none for salaries.
Professor Ana Diaz-Arnold, Chair of the Presidential Committee on Athletics (PCA) informed the Senate of activities of the PCA for 2004-2005. The PCA (formerly the Board in Control of Athletics) is comprised of 17 members: 11 faculty, 2 students, 2 staff and 2 alumni. PCA has five subcommittees, which conduct the business of the committee. PCA has been engaged in several activities during the academic year. In October 2004 the committee sponsored a visit to campus by Myles Brand, President of the NCAA. The PCA also reviewed the substance abuse policy and made revisions to strengthen the program. The PCA also reviewed planned facilities upgrades.
In the fall of 2004 there were 620
student athletes competing at the
Background Check Policy, Judie Hermsen (Attachment 2)
Hermsen presented the Background Check Policy to the Senate. She stated that the proposed background check
is a point-of-hire policy. The policy is
designed to balance the rights of the applicants at the time of any vacancy. A determination will be made if a position is
security-sensitive and, if so, which domains apply. The background check will only be enforced
for successful candidates. Ms. Hermsen
stated the hospital currently is required to do background checks for all
positions. Any offer letter relative to
the background check will be kept in an electronic form. Because of low yield and increased costs, the
Ringen moved, second by Professor Glass, to send a resolution to the
Professor Lichtor asked if the resolution should be tabled until the next meeting so additional information could be obtained. Professor Tachau responded that the issue needed to be decided at this meeting to be timely. After a lengthy discussion, a motion was passed by a show of hands – 17 voting for it, 9 against and 3 abstentions.
League of Women’s Voters Legislative Forum,
March 26, 2005, 9:00-11:00am,
· Faculty Council, March 29, 3:30-5:15, Penn State Room, 337 IMU
· Provost Address, April 14, 2005, 4:00, Shambaugh Auditorium, reception following.
· Faculty Senate, April 26, 2005, Terrace Room, 166 IMU
· Faculty Council/Administrative Retreat, May 24, 2005, Gold Room, Oakdale Hall
Meeting was adjourned at 5:12pm.
Secretary, Faculty Senate