Inside Iowa State
November 6, 1998
Jischke to discuss P&T document at next senate meeting
by Linda Charles
President Martin Jischke has been asked to voice his opinions on the proposed promotion and tenure policy when he attends the Nov. 10 Faculty Senate meeting.
A revised promotion and tenure policy was approved by the senate in October and sent to Jischke for approval. The policy also needs approval by the Iowa Board of Regents before it can go into effect.
The promotion and tenure policy was approved in a general faculty vote last spring, then modified after review by Provost John Kozak.
"The senate has never heard what Dr. Jischke thinks of the promotion and tenure document," said senate president Denise Vrchota, adjunct assistant professor of journalism. "We have asked him to give us his view of the document."
A committee that has been studying how the new promotion and tenure document will be phased in also is expected to give a report at the meeting. The committee has been studying how to determine which faculty will fall under the old policy and which under the new.
Vice president for student affairs Tom Hill also will attend the November meeting. He has been asked to discuss ways in which faculty can become more involved in student-oriented activities, such as Veishea and learning communities.
He is the first of a number of speakers that senate president-elect Dean Ulrichson, professor of chemical engineering, hopes to invite to senate meetings to discuss their roles on campus.
Other agenda items include:
The senate meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in 260 Scheman.
- Journal costs. Dave Hopper, professor of veterinary medicine and chair of a committee that has been seeking ways to help defray the costs of journals, is expected to give a report. The initial list of journals recommended for cancellation are available on the library's Web site (www.lib.iastate.edu/library/ps/initial.html). Comments and concerns may be sent to library collections officer Kristin Gerhard, firstname.lastname@example.org, 153 Parks, by Thursday, Nov. 12.
- Provost review. At the October meeting, the senate agreed to proceed with a review of the provost and the office of the provost. The review is required under senate bylaws every five years. Kozak has since resigned from the provost position and the senate must decide whether it wants to continue its review.
The executive board has approved a recommendation to the Faculty Senate to terminate the review. The senate will vote on the recommendation.
- Senate election. Nominations for president-elect will be accepted in December and January, with the election held at the January meeting.
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