U. of Iowa faculty group concerned about UNI cuts

2012-03-30T07:30:00Z U. of Iowa faculty group concerned about UNI cuts Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
March 30, 2012 7:30 am

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) --- A University of Iowa faculty group says an investigation by a national group into the University of Northern Iowa's handling of budget cuts could have damaging effects on public higher education throughout Iowa.

UI's chapter of the American Association of University Professors issued a statement Thursday expressing support for UNI colleagues after their administration announced plans to close several programs and offer affected professors buyout packages.

The national AAUP has started an investigation into whether UNI administrators violated the rights of faculty members in the process, which included little chance for input. UNI officials deny the charge.

The UI AAUP chapter says the investigation could put UNI on a list of censured universities, which would “bring national disrepute on the other Regents institutions in Iowa” and hurt recruiting efforts.

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  1. miked
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    miked - March 30, 2012 5:43 pm
    badtoe said: "Possibly concerned because UNI might soon transform to become (The University of Iowa - Cedar Falls) as basically a satellite location of the U of I... Don't think that hasn't been discussed..."

    This is a great idea! Why stop there? Do we really need 15 community college districts? The HCC President lives in Cedar Rapids already. Clearly, the local district is incapable of producing a competent board of directors--widen the net!
  2. badtoe
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    badtoe - March 30, 2012 5:08 pm
    Possibly concerned because UNI might soon transform to become (The University of Iowa - Cedar Falls) as basically a satellite location of the U of I... Don't think that hasn't been discussed...
  3. timbrackett
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    timbrackett - March 30, 2012 11:54 am
    biffis50 said: "Love Big Unions and our gestapo like tactics."

    Freudian slip? It seems like the extremists of the right wing do love their gestapo tactics.

  4. smurphy
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    smurphy - March 30, 2012 11:31 am
    I wonder if they're concerned enough to ship $10M or so up 380 in a Brinks truck? Oh, I see, not that concerned.
  5. biffis50
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    biffis50 - March 30, 2012 8:27 am
    Translation: UNI, you better not follow through on eliminating our big union, big pay prof. jobs or our big union will attack you.

    Note to republicans, don't even think of cutting back on any big gov't spending or we will cry starvation, dirty water and attack you to.

    Love Big Unions and our gestapo like tactics.
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