Monthly Mailing to Deans - February 2015

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FROM:P. Barry Butler
Executive Vice President and Provost

February 28, 2015

Highlights of recent/upcoming activity:

 Events and deadlines:

Mar. 2Nominations due to DEOs for Outstanding Teaching Assistant AwardsFaculty, staff, students
Mar. 3Nominations dues for Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student AdvocacyFaculty, staff, students
Mar. 27Nominations due for the Center for Diversity and Enrichment Graduation Reception Deans’ Achievement AwardFaculty, staff, students
Apr. 17The University of Iowa is hosting the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education (IOWAWHE) 2015 Leadership ConferenceFaculty and staff
Apr. 17Women’s Leadership Initiative keynote speaker, Iowa Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lisa Bluder, “Think Like a Champion”Faculty and staff
Apr. 30Deadline for affected employee groups to complete the “Annual Report of Outside Professional Activities and Interests” via the eCOI online disclosure system ( 

Employees required to complete the online annual disclosure are:
  • UI Health Care:  50% or greater Faculty, P&S, SEIU, and Merit Exempt
  • Faculty:  50% or greater Regular Track Faculty
  • Administrators with Faculty Appointments (i.e., FM jobcode), including Assoc/Asst Provost, Assoc VP, Assoc/Asst Dean, Director, Ombuds
  • P&S:  50% or greater among Pay Levels 7 and above
  • P&S:  50% or greater in Executive Classifications, including President, Exec VP & Provost, VPs, Dean, University Librarian
All UI researchers who are identified as “key personnel” on a UI routing form submitted to Sponsored Programs or an IRB application.
Faculty and Staff

Recent communications:

Feb. 4Lon MoellerFaculty, Staff, and StudentsCall for Nominations: The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student AdvocacyInformation/share
Feb. 16P. Barry ButlerDeans, Directors, and DEOsFaculty Engagement Corps – University of Iowa Engagement Tour SAVE THE DATEInformation/share
Feb. 19John KellerDeans, Directors, and DEOsUI State of Graduate Education address, March 3Information/share
Feb. 24Chair, Council on TeachingDeans, Directors, and DEOsOutstanding Teaching Assistant AwardsInformation/share
Feb. 24P. Barry Butler
Rod Lehnertz
Terry Johnson
Deans, Directors, and DEOsTIER Project UpdateInformation