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U of I scrutinized by AAUP for hiring Harreld

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The University of Iowa is being scrutinized by a national organization in connection to the hiring of President Bruce Harreld.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) met this past weekend in Washington D.C., and decided in a vote that the University of Iowa would be sanctioned for not including faculty in the search for a new president.

The sanction carries no fine, but rather lets those in the academic community, and now the public know, the school may have not followed standards.

The AAUP says the sanctions can be removed, if the Iowa Board of Regents create policies to make sure the situation does not happen again.

This sanction is something the AAUP says could keep potential staff from wanting to work at the University.

Many claim Bruce Harreld, a former IBM executive is not qualified for the academic world.

Other issues surround the hiring process done by the Iowa Board of Regents.

The Iowa Board of Regents say they ran a fair search and they are pleased with the progress President Harreld is making.

A statement from the University of Iowa Faculty Senate regarding the sanction reads, "A sanction against the University is both unfair and wholly unjustified."

The Iowa Board of Regents is searching for a new president at the University of Northern Iowa.

The AAUP says they are very concerned about the Iowa Board of Regents process of finding a president for UNI and that faculty needs to be involved in that process.

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