UI presents new tenure policy

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 22, 2011 7:20 AM

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Officials for the University of Iowa Faculty Senate will ask the state Board of Regents to approve a newly revamped procedures for review of post-tenure faculty, said Faculty Senate President for the 2011-12 year Richard Fumerton.

"A lot of the practices have already been in place," he said. "What we're trying to do is encode the processes. There's been a terrific response from faculty. I think our policies are great, and I hope board will approve."

Among the most significant changes, is an agreement that allows for any faculty member to formally respond to a negative review in writing, Fumerton said, and the overall evaluation will be ranked according to seriousness.

The process of the peer evaluations is also more formally outlined, making clearer hierarchy of consequences for a review, which are monitored by the provost office.

Regents will vote on the changes at their meeting April 28.

— by Ariana Witt

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