ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

2004-2005 REPORT

May 2005

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Claire Sponsler, Chair

Weimin Han

Tuong Ton-That

 

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

(University of Iowa Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article III, Section 6)

 

The Committee  on Elections, consisting of five members with staggered three-year terms,  presents to the first Senate meeting of the spring semester a list of faculty  members eligible to vote, a list of Senate positions to be filled, and a list of  persons eligible for each position. At the same time the Committee determines the number of positions to be provided on the Council for each represented college. The Committee supervises all elections and decides tie votes by lot.  The Committee also presents, at the regular April meeting of the Senate, at least two nominations for the offices of vice president and secretary of the Senate, and, if the current year's vice president is unable to succeed to the presidency as specified in the constitution, then also for the position of president of the Senate. Nominations are to be made from the membership of the Senate. The Committee solicits suggestions from the members of the Senate for its consideration in preparing the slate of candidates. It seeks short autobiographical sketches from the nominees and distributes copies of these to the members of the Senate before the meeting in April.

 

REPORT

 

In spring of 2005, the committee supervised the Senate and Council elections, a task made much smoother thanks to the expert help of the Senate Program Assistant and secretary, Julie Thatcher.  As part of its assigned duties, the committee also oversaw the appointment of senators to replace members who resigned during the year. The list of new senate and council members is attached.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Sponsler

Interim Chair

 

Faculty Senate

Non-Tenured At-Large

Rene Martin (Nursing)

 

Business

Kenneth Brown

Jarjisu Sa-Aadu

 

Dentistry

Bruce Justman

Karin Southard (re-elected)

 

Education

Walter Vispoel

 

Engineering

Steve Collins (re-elected)

Edwin Dove (re-elected)

 

CLAS-I

Daniel Balderston

Sarah Fagan

Carin Green (re-elected)

Non-Tenured

Denise Filios

 

CLAS-II

Jill Beckman

 

CLAS-III

Vicki Grassian

Craig Kletzing

Johna Leddy

Yi Li

Michael O’Hara

Tuong Ton-That (re-elected)

Non-Tenured

Amy Poremba

 

Medicine

Judith Heggen

Mazen Maktabi (re-elected)

Lynn Richman

Anne Sullivan

Christie Thomas

Brad Thompson

Robert Garrett (recent replacement)

Non-Tenured

John Sutphin

 

 

Nursing

Kathleen Hanson

 

Pharmacy

Christine Catney

Ronald Herman (re-elected)

David Min

 

Faculty Council

Business

Jarjisu Sa-Aadu

 

Dentistry

David Drake

 

Engineering

Linda Boyle

 

CLAS

Virginia Dominguez

Vicki Grassian

Michael O’Hara

Downing Thomas

 

Medicine

Brad Thompson

 

Nursing

Gloria Bulechek

 

Pharmacy

Christine Catney

 

Faculty Senate Officers

Steve McGuire, Vice President

Michael Cohen, Secretary