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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART I. GOVERNANCE
DIVISION I
CHAPTER 2.8: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA - ADVISORY BODIES

2.8 Advisory Bodies
2.8(1) The University Faculty Senate and Faculty Council
2.8(2) The Association of Emeritus Faculty and Emeritus Faculty Council
2.8(3) University Staff Council
2.8(4) The Graduate Council
2.8(5) Student Governments at The University of Iowa
2.8(6) General Charter of University Committees
2.8(7) Information Technology Advisory Committee Charter
2.8(8) Campus Planning Committee Charter
2.8(9) Council on Teaching Charter
2.8(10) Hancher Auditorium Committee Charter
2.8(11) Committees on Funded Retirement and Insurance Charter
2.8(12) Committee on Human Rights Charter
2.8(13) Committee on Diversity Charter
2.8(14) Committee on Lectures Charter
2.8(15) Committee on University Libraries Charter
2.8(16) Committees on Parking and Transportation Charter
2.8(17) Committee on Family Issues Charter
2.8(18) Committee on Recreational Services Charter
2.8(19) Research Council Charter
2.8(20) (Reserved for future use)
2.8(21) Committee on Financial Aid Advisory Charter
2.8(22) Committee on University Safety and Security Charter
2.8(23) Presidential Committee on Athletics Charter
2.8(24) Sustainability Committee Charter

2.8 ADVISORY BODIES.
The policy making of the University is assisted by advisory committees and councils which have been convened by the President to provide counsel and advice in a variety of areas.
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2.8(1) The University Faculty Senate and the University Faculty Council.
(The following is a reproduction of the Constitution of the Faculty Senate and the Council, adopted by the General Faculty 3/10/67; approved by the President of the University and by the State Board of Regents 4/14/67, and as amended by vote of the Faculty, and approval by the President and by the Board of Regents 11/14/69.) (Amended, Regents 6/26/75; 6/15/78; 4/18/84; 2/21/90; 9/93; 11/97; 2/98; 4/99; 7/00; 3/24/10)

a. General. The Faculty Senate and the Faculty Council of The University of Iowa are elected bodies through which the faculty expresses its concern for the welfare of the University, develops and disseminates ideas for University improvement, and contributes to the formation of general University policy.

b. Definitions.

c. The University Faculty Senate. d. The University Faculty Council.

e. Elections.

f. Amendments. Amendments to this constitution may be initiated by 1) persons having the right of the floor in the Senate, or 2) petition to the Senate by at least ten faculty members.

An amendment becomes effective when approved by 1) a majority of those voting in the Senate, 2) a majority of those voting in a faculty referendum, 3) the President of the University, and 4) the Board of Regents, provided, however, that in the case of any amendment to I-2.8(1)c(2) -- regarding the limitation on representation of clinical track faculty to twenty percent of the representatives from any college -- the required vote of the Senate shall be a three-fifths affirmative vote of those voting.

g. Bylaws. The Senate may by majority vote establish bylaws, not inconsistent with this constitution, governing the conduct of the business of the Senate and of the Council and such other matters as may be within its competence. Any member of the Senate may propose additions, amendments, or deletions to the bylaws by submitting a written text of the proposal to the secretary of the Senate at least 14 days before the meeting at which it is to be considered. The secretary of the Senate shall circulate the same to all members of the Senate prior to the meeting.
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2.8(2) The Association of Emeritus Faculty and Emeritus Faculty Council.
(6/19/00)

2.8(3) University Staff Council.
(Amended 4/93; 9/93; 10/94; 12/95; 5/96; 9/97; 5/98; 12/02; 2/06; 4/07; 9/14/11)

1 Council Representation Structure was accepted on March 9, 2011. Between April 1, 2011 and April 1, 2014, there will be a transition period whereby members elected under the previous four-Category system will be placed in their Job Function Categories. Membership might exceed 55 during this period, whereby it is possible for the number of councilors in a Job Function to exceed the number of councilors needed to represent the given Category. Initiated by the Elections Committee and approved by the Executive Committee, currently elected councilors may temporarily fill an Organizational Unit Category vacancy or may remain as an additional Job Function representative until their elected term expires. Once an Organizational Unit Category elects a councilor, councilor placement by the Elections Committee for that given Category will not be an option.

2 During the transitional period of April 1, 2011 to April 1, 2014, the Elections Committee will consult with the Organizational Shared Governance Committees regarding their election processes.
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2.8(4) The Graduate Council.
(Amended 9/93; 2/99; 5/00)

2.8(5) Partnership of the Student Governments of Iowa Student Governments at The University of Iowa.
(Amended 9/93; 10/95; 4/07; 7/14)

Effective July 2014, this policy has been revised. For the most current version without redlining, return to I-2.8(5).

Two co-equal student governments exist and derive authority from students at The University of Iowa. The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) represents and derives authority from the undergraduate student body. The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) represents and derives its authority from the graduate and professional student body.

Both UISG and GPSG shall participate in shared governance at The University of Iowa. UISG and GPSG shall collaborate with the other shared governance organizations on campus, notably the Faculty Senate and the Staff Council.

Each government is established, structured, and governed by separate procedures. The University of Iowa Student Government is governed by its constitution and the Graduate and Professional Student Government is governed by its charter. Both the UISG Constitution and the GPSG Charter explain an amendment process.

GPSG and UISG share jurisdiction over several areas of joint interest. These areas include: the University of Iowa Student Judicial Court, Joint Finance Committee, Nominations Committee, and Lecture Committee Selection Committee. GPSG and UISG recognize that each of the joint committees must be governed by separate by-laws that identify the scope of work and processes of those committees. GPSG and UISG may amend said by-laws by passing concurrent legislation.

Provisions describing the committees over which UISG and GPSG share jurisdiction must be placed in the primary governing document of each respective student government.

GPSG and UISG shall appoint three undergraduate and two graduate/professional student representatives to the Student Activity Fee Committee. The Student Activity Fee Committee, in accordance with Iowa Code 262.34B and Board of Regents policy, makes Student Activity Fee allocation recommendations to the University president.

Preamble. The formation of the Partnership of Student Governments of Iowa (PSGI) seeks to implement an effective and representative government of all of the students of The University of Iowa. The formation of distinct undergraduate and graduate and professional governmental structures enables independent work but also allows for and encourages cooperation and collaboration among the entirety of student leaders. Indeed, a successful partnership is contingent upon open and honest communication and collaboration between the University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) and the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students (GPSG); a failure to do so puts at risk effective representation of the students of The University of Iowa. At its core, the PSGI seeks to demonstrate a commitment to the service not only of all students of The University of Iowa, but also of the greater University community, embracing the principles of shared governance that value collaboration between faculty, staff, and student leaders in the service of the University and its members.

2.8(6) General Charter for University Committees.
(President 3/18/74; amended 3/75, 1/77, 6/85; 9/93; 1/99; 7/13)

2.8(7) Information Technology Advisory Committee Charter.
(Amended 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(8) Campus Planning Committee Charter.
(Amended 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(9) Council on Teaching Charter.
(President 5/76; amended 9/93; 3/97; 3/06; 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(10) Hancher Auditorium Committee Charter.
(Amended 5/07; 1/09; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(11) Committee on Funded Retirement and Insurance Charter.
(Amended 1/99; 5/07; 7/13)

2.8(12) Committee on Human Rights Charter.
(Amended 9/93; 5/99; 9/99; 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(13) Committee on Diversity Charter.
(6/24/05; 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(14) Committee on Lectures Charter.
(Amended 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(15) Committee on University Libraries Charter.
(Amended 12/96; 5/07; 3/09; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(16) Committee on Parking and Transportation Charter.
(Amended 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(17) Committee on Family Issues Charter.
(Amended 9/93; 12/04; 5/07; 7/08; 6/09; 7/13)

View the Family Issues Charter Committee web site at www.uiowa.edu/ficc.
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2.8(18) Committee on Recreational Services Charter.
(Amended 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(19) Research Council Charter.
(Amended 10/94; 8/02; 5/07; 6/09; 9/11; 7/13)

2.8(20) (Reserved for future use)

2.8(21) Committee on Financial Aid Advisory Charter.
(Amended 9/93; 12/96; 5/07; 6/09; 7/13)

2.8(22) Committee on University Safety and Security Charter.
(Amended 9/93; 5/01; 5/07; 6/09; 6/10; 7/13)

2.8(23) Presidential Committee on Athletics Charter.
(Regents 2/10/82; amended 9/93; 4/25/95; 9/97; 9/00; 12/03; 5/04; 6/04; 5/07; 6/09)

2.8(24) Sustainability Committee Charter.
(12/12; 7/13)


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