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UI Faculty Council discusses new Electronic CV


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A new database of faculty information will provide better access to information when lobbying, University of Iowa officials said.

Associate Provost Tom Rice presented information about the Electronic Curriculum Vitae project during a UI Faculty Council meeting Tuesday.

The project is a campuswide database of career information on faculty.

The electronic CV includes basic information and past research faculty members have completed. Each UI college has its own database, which can be tailored to departmental needs.

Some council members supported the idea but were concerned about the time it would take to gather the appropriate information.

The CV was originally proposed five years ago but the plan was put on hold because of the flood and economic instability. The Tippie College of Business is the only college that uses the program at present.

Officials hope to use the program to provide better information to state officials about university members.

Rice said that while the transition will require some necessary time and effort, in the end, it will save time.

— by Jordyn Reiland