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October 13, 2015

SEC supports vote of no-confidence in University of Iowa Board of Regents


The University of Iowa faculty senate’s vote of no confidence in its Board of Regents is gaining Big Ten support, and the Senate Executive Committee wants to join in.

The committee unanimously agreed Monday to send a resolution to the Academic Senate stating that the senate should support a vote of no confidence in the University of Iowa’s faculty senate.

The University of Iowa’s faculty senate issued a vote of no confidence in Iowa’s Board of Regents on Sept. 8 for hiring President Bruce Harreld against their faculty search committee’s recommendation.http://www.uiowa.edu/facultysenate/files/facultysenate/files/wysiwyg_uploads/Minutes.Faculty Senate 09.08.15_1.pdf

The faculty search committee’s discontent with Harreld stemmed from his lack of academic administrative experience. Harreld previously worked at IBM for 13 years and taught at Harvard Business School for six years and Northwestern University for one year.


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