Monthly Mailing to Deans - January 2015

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FROM:P. Barry Butler
Executive Vice President and Provost

January 29, 2015

Highlights of recent/upcoming activity:

 Events and deadlines:

Feb. 22015 Diversity Catalyst Awards – Call for NominationsFaculty, staff, students
Feb. 15Deadline for summer and fall new or revised course feesAcademic departments
Mar. 1Deadline for nominations for Ballard and Seashore Dissertation FellowshipsAcademic departments / programs
Mar. 3Campus Address:
  “Graduate Education at Iowa: Successful Students, Distinctive Programs”
  John Keller, Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate College
  Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
  Art West Auditorium
Jan. 15 - Mar. 15Deadline for nominations for Graduate College Iowa Recruitment FellowshipsAcademic departments / programs
Mar. 15Deadline for nominations for Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Awards (fall semester awards)Academic departments / programs
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:

Jan. 5P. Barry Butler
Susan C. Buckley
Dan Reed
Jean Robillard
Deans, Directors, and DEOsAnnual Disclosure of Outside Professional Activities and Interests: Due April 30, 2015Information/share
Jan. 15Kevin Kregel
Lon Moeller
John Keller
Deans, Directors, and DEOsMedical absences from classInformation/share
Jan. 15Larry LockwoodDeans, Directors, and DEOsCall for Summer and Fall 2015 course fee requestsInformation, submit requests
Jan. 16Georgina DodgeDeans, Directors, and DEOs2015 Diversity Catalyst Awards – Call for NominationsShare, submit nominations
Jan. 26Downing ThomasDeans, Directors, and DEOsInternational Programs Annual ReportInformation/share
Jan. 26P. Barry ButlerFaculty and StaffAnnouncement re: UI degree offerings in Des MoinesInformation/share
Jan. 29P. Barry ButlerFaculty and StaffUI Awarded Carnegie Community Engagement ClassificationInformation/share