Monthly Mailing to Deans - January 2013

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FROM:P. Barry Butler 
 Executive Vice President and Provost 

January 19, 2013

Highlights of recent/upcoming activity:

  • Upcoming meetings of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa:
    • January 29, Board of Regents Office – to conduct personnel evaluations originally scheduled for February
    • February 6, Des Moines – Board Meeting
    • February 7, Des Moines – UNI Presidential Interviews
  • International Programs 2012 Annual Report

New requests for action:

  • Please provide feedback on the “Fixed Term Faculty” and “Lecturers” policy drafts that were distributed at the December 12 Council of Deans meeting. Send your comments to Diane Finnerty: or 5-3991.

Events and deadlines:

Jan. 22Deadline: Provost’s Global Forum, call for proposalsFaculty
Feb. 1Deadline: First-Year Seminar Program proposals dueFaculty/staff (with DEO/supervisor approval)
Feb. 6Board of Regents Meeting, Des MoinesOffice of the Provost
Feb. 7-9UI hosting CIC-ALP SeminarAssociate Provost for Faculty
Feb. 14Deans/Associate Deans Workshop: “Rethinking Mentoring”
Facilitated by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
(info and registration – register by Feb. 4)
Office of the Provost and Chief Diversity Office
Feb. 14Associate Professor Workshops: “Writing Your Next Chapter as an Associate Professor”
Facilitated by Kerry Ann Rockquemore
Office of the Provost and Chief Diversity Office
Mar. 1Graduate College Summer Fellowship applications dueAdvanced doctoral students
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:

Oct. 15, 2012
Beth IngramDeans, Directors, and DEOsPilot Effective Spring 2013: change in the date ISIS closes as a mechanism to add and drop classesInformation/share
Jan. 9Beth IngramFaculty, Staff, StudentsCall for Nominations:  The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student AdvocacySubmit nominations
Jan. 15Larry LockwoodDeans, Directors, and DEOsCall for Summer Session 2013 and Fall Semester 2013 course fee requestsSubmit new/revised course fees
Jan. 15Beth Ingram, Tom Rice, John KellerAll Teaching Faculty and Teaching AssistantsMedical absences from classInformation
Jan. 19Tom Rice, David BaumgartnerDeans, Directors, and DEOsDual Career NetworkInformation

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