2014 AAUP Tenure Workshop video now available
The 2014 UI AAUP Tenure Workshop was videotaped and is available here. The program was presided over by Jeff Cox, AAUP Chapter Vice President, and speakers included: former CLAS DEO Colin Gordon, AAUP Chapter President Katherine Tachau, University Ombudsperson Susan Johnson, Associate Provost for Faculty Tom Rice and Faculty Senate President Ericka Lawrence.
Former Presidents of UI Faculty Senate respond to Proposed Funding Model
In a widely published op-ed piece, 13 former University of Iowa Faculty Senate presidents responded to the Regents' recently proposed "performance-based" funding model based on the undergraduate enrollment of Iowa residents. The Daily Iowan article can be found here.
AAUP Opposes American Studies Association (ASA) Academic Boycott of Israeli Universities
In December 2013, the national AAUP sent an open letter to the members of the ASA stating its opposition to academic boycotts as a matter of principle. The text of the letter can be found here.
"Iowa Moving in Wrong Direction with Higher Ed"
Tom Mortenson, a senior scholar at The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in Washington, D.C., published a guest editorial in Iowa City's Press-Citizen on June 10, 2013. (view pdf)
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