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Friday, September 11, 2009

University of Iowa Faculty Not Subject to Open Meeting Law

After consulting with the University of Iowa General Counsel's Office and the Iowa Attorney General, a University of Iowa faculty leader said faculty government meetings are not subject to the Iowa Open Meeting law.

The question arose during an August state Board of Regents meeting when regents questioned the use of closed-door session by faculty government and whether the state open meeting statute applied.

Some professors disagree with the use of executive or closed sessions.

For more information, click here.


Anonymous said...

The Daily Iowan has had great coverage of the AG's decision, posting the initial story immediately after the decision was released. The initial story is here: http://www.dailyiowan.com/2009/08/28/Metro/12530.html

I can't find the other articles, which include follow-ups and an editorial calling for openness despite the AG's opinion.

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