UI Presidential Search survey

Update: Final survey (closed at 8:00 pm, Sept 02) are here: AAUP pressurvey.0800.pdf.

The University of Iowa Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) welcomes the presidential candidates to the University of Iowa campus. We are pleased to work with faculty governance organizations and to help the Board of Regents select the very best leader for our university.

The AAUP is sponsoring a survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMFM5C8) to help faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders provide detailed feedback about each of the candidates. This survey is intended to gather more detailed viewpoints of stakeholders than other available means, and to provide a convenient way to help decision makers quickly sift through the variety of views that our many faculty, staff and students hold. The results will be summarized and shared with the Faculty Council to assist them in accurately characterizing the views of faculty and other University of Iowa community members, and in communicating those views to the Board of Regents.

This survey is open to all faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders at the University of Iowa. This is not the official portal for registering your views on the candidates. Parker Executive Search is hosting a web portal and will be compiling results on behalf of the Board of Regents. Information about this can be found at the University of Iowa Presidential Search Home Page. In addition to filling out this survey, we strongly encourage you to share your views directly with Parker Executive Search, and with members of the Faculty Council.

At the conclusion of the search, the AAUP will release the complete results only to the Faculty Council. If results are used in other ways, only summaries (averages, etc) will be released. Your responses will be completely anonymous; we will not collect any uniquely identifying information, and we will not retain your computer internet address, etc. You will need to complete the survey separately for each of the candidates. We ask that you respond only once to each candidate.

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

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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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