- All seven members of a faculty advisory committee at the University of Iowa's College of Education resigned from their positions on the committee Friday, just four days after two high-ranking officials at the school had records destroyed that related to faculty dissatisfaction with the College of Education's dean.
- On Monday, U of I Provost Barry Butler allegedly ordered the committee's chairman, Professor Volker Thomas, and Mike Morony, chairman of the college's Staff Council, to hand over all hard copies of faculty comments from a survey about College of Education Dean Margaret Crocco, which showed that education faculty members were upset about numerous issues including salary conditions.
- In an e-mail announcing their resignation from the committee, the seven former members, who will continue as faculty, denounced a lack of transparency in U of I's administrative decisions, which they say left the committee "powerless" to complete its duties.
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All seven members of a University of Iowa College of Education faculty advisory committee resigned Friday from the leadership position, according to an email obtained by The Des Moines Register. The move comes four days after two high-ranking U of I officials ordered the destruction of records pertaining to faculty dissatisfaction with the dean of the College of Education, according to staff and faculty there. The Register reported the allegations Friday. ...