University of Iowa Faculty Senate
Tuesday, November 16, 1999
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol
Members Present: J. Berg, D.
Bills, F. Boos, J. Carlson, P. Chang, M. Clark, S. Collins, C. Colvin, J. Cox,
R. Curto, J. Desmond, G. El-Khoury, K. Ephgrave, L. Geist, J. Hoballah, R. Hohl,
L. Hunsicker, J. Jew, S. Larsen, B. Levy, C. Lynch, D. Manderscheid, T. Mangum,
K. Marra, L. Marshall, A.M. McCarthy, J. Menninger, P. Muhly, G. Parkin, P.
Pomrehn, C. Ringen, J. Ringen, M. Rizzo, D. Rosenthal, H. Seaba, J. Soloski, C.
Sponsler, C. Stanford, A. Steinberg, J. Tomkovicz, L.Troyer, E. Wasserman,
B.Wiley, R. Zbiek
Absent: H. Adams, S. Aquilino, N.Bauman, J. Bertolatus, R. Bork, M. David,
H. Dettmer, V. Grassian, R. Hurtig, T. Judge, J. Kline, S. Lawrence, G. Milavetz,
J. Moyers, I. Nygaard, M. E. Rivera, C. Roy, R. Slayton, B. Thompson, M. Vargas,
Absent (excused): C. Berman, A. Bhattacharjee, C. Carney Doebbeling, B.
Doebbeling, D. Liddell, E. Link, W. Nixon, M. Pincus, W. Stanford, M. Stone
J. Folkins, J. Whitmore (Office of the Provost); C. Drum (Univ. Relations); L.
Reinstein (Daily Iowan); C. Tebockhorst (Senate Staff Secretary)
The meeting was called to order at 3:38 PM by President Carlson.
Operations Manual Sections III-10.1a (4)(b); III-10.1 a (4)(c); III-10.2;
III-29.5f (2)(b) should be amended to conform to the following policy:
candidate for tenure and/or promotion may elect to be evaluated under the
relevant, clearly defined standards of the faculty member’s academic unit(s)
that were in effect at the time of the faculty member’s initial appointment or
promotion to the rank currently held, any such standards in effect since that
time, or any such standards currently in effect, whichever the faculty member
elects. However, no standards may be applied if they were superceded more years
ago than the time specified as normal time at rank (adjusted to account for any
extension, family leave or illness leave granted to the faculty member). For
assistant professors, the normal time in rank is six years and for associate
professors, seven years (see Operations Manual, III-10.5). The faculty member
shall make an election by the end of the academic year prior to the academic
year in which the faculty member is considered for promotion.”
Announcements and Reports
Writing Program will be continued under the domain of the Office of the Vice
President for Research. Funding will be provided for a director and clerical and
office staff, and space needs will be determined. Appointment of a search
committee for the Director is in progress.
The review of the
Office of the Provost is underway. The Provost has been asked to begin the
In presenting their Annual Report to the Council, the ombudpersons noted recurring problems regarding faculty members on developmental leave and obligations to their students. These policies have been clarified, and DEOs must specifically address how teaching and student responsibilities will be met if the faculty member is granted developmental leave.
The Ombuds Report
also noted that some academic units have not met the requirement that they must
provide their faculty with a written statement of expectations for promotion and
tenure. The Provost has requested each collegiate dean to send him copies of
their written standards and expectations for promotion and tenure by February 1,
members were inadvertently left out of this year’s Student/Staff/Faculty
Directory. A supplement including these faculty names will be distributed.
An event held in
Hubbard Park earlier this semester caused disruption to classes because of
excessive noise. A task force has been created to advise regarding the use of
Any Other Business
raised the question of whether there was a need for Faculty Senate to assess
University policies for monitoring activities of individual faculty, e.g.,
e-mail, internet usage, infrared monitors, etc. Although it was noted that some
of these issues may have been addressed previously, faculty are encouraged to
bring concerns about them to Faculty Council/Senate.
The meeting adjourned at 5:05 PM.
Jean Jew, Secretary