Monthly Mailing to Deans - February 2013

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FROM:P. Barry Butler 
 Executive Vice President and Provost 

February 18, 2013

Highlights of recent/upcoming activity:

  • Meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, February 6, 2013 – highlights:
    • Policy Manual Revisions
      • Chapter 2: approval of §2.09 addressing public attendance at Board meetings
      • Chapter 8: approval of the proposed revisions to §8.04 to simplify and consolidate categories in the fee structure
    • Received the annual reports on Affirmative Action, the Minority and Women Educators Enhancement Program, and the Affirmative Action Cost Report; ratified the submission of these reports in accordance with Iowa Code §19B.5 and §262.93 to the Iowa General Assembly.
    • Approved the request to change the name of the “Bachelor of Business Administration Program in Management Information Systems” to the “Bachelor of Business Administration Program in Business Analytics and Information Systems” in the Department of Management Sciences in the Tippie College of Business.

New requests for action:

  • None at this time

Events and deadlines:

Feb. 28Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy nominations dueFaculty, staff, students
Mar. 1Graduate College Summer Fellowship applications dueAdvanced doctoral students
Mar. 1Provost’s Global Forum proposals dueFaculty
Mar. 15Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship nominations dueDirectors of Graduate Studies
Mar. 15Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship nominations dueDirectors of Graduate Studies

Also, see the document “AY 12-13 Overview of the Year for DEOs and Faculty Administrators” for key deadlines the Office monitors each month.

Recent communications:

Jan. 9
Beth IngramFaculty, Staff, StudentsCall for Nominations:  The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student AdvocacySubmit nominations
Jan. 22Barry ButlerFaculty and StaffGreetings and Update (highlights of recent accomplishments/investments)Information
Jan. 28Diane FinnertyDeans, Directors, and DEOsProvost Office Faculty Development Opportunities – Spring 2013Information
Jan. 30Downing ThomasDeans, Directors, and DEOsProvost's Global Forum -- call for proposalsSubmit proposals

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