Nov. 10, 2011

Council looking at research misconduct policy

by Erin Rosacker

Professional and Scientific Council members are considering a resolution in favor of a research misconduct draft policy. They will vote on the measure next month.

The proposed policy outlines procedures for reporting, investigating and responding to charges of research misconduct. Federal regulations require the university to have a policy to be eligible for funding. The research misconduct draft policy is open for public review and comment in the policy library through Nov. 18.

Administrative reports

In other council business:

  • Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman said the state Board of Regents' council of provosts approved Iowa State's proposed School of Education in the College of Human Sciences. The request will appear on the board's December agenda.
  • Mike Otis, associate director of human resource services, said a pay administration policy committee was formed. He said the P&S Council executive committee already met with the group, which is gathering input and feedback about policies that affect core practices, such as hiring, reclassification and retention factors.