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September 23, 2005

Regents wrap-up

During its Sept. 14 meeting, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa:

  • Approved a request to allow regent P&S staff, faculty and non-organized merit staff to carry over up to 40 hours of unused family care/emergency leave (a subset of sick leave). This provision is in the 2005-07 AFSCME collective bargaining agreement. Vice president for business and finance Warren Madden said the change doesn't create a financial liability.
  • Approved Iowa State's academic calendars for 2007-2011. The calendars follow ISU's calendar principles (for example, minimum 74 days of instruction/semester, commencement ceremonies no later than Dec. 21 and May 11, minimum three-week break between fall and spring semesters).
  • Approved Iowa State's request to discontinue a 5-year-old B.S. program in applied physics. It has had small enrollment, with no students currently enrolled.
  • Approved a lease between ISU and the city of Ankeny for the university's continued use of 599 acres at the dairy farm site (through Dec. 31, 2007) until a new farm is completed for dairy operations.
  • Approved the purchase ($6.25 million) of 885 acres of ag land south of Ames by the Committee for Agricultural Development as the site for the new dairy/animal science facility. The university will purchase from CAD the phase I parcel (80 acres) when it receives the first payment from Ankeny for the sale of the Ankeny dairy farm site.

Next meeting

November 2-3, 2005
University of Iowa