In memoriam of Brian Ferentz as Iowa's OC

Drew0311

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Iowa, just like ISU has a policy in place that states all positions must be publicly posted for a minimum of seven days.

Second, it is VERY common at the three regent universities to name interims for roles. ISU currently has an interim VP of DEI, Director of Equal Opportunity, along with several others. The interim person is placed in the role to maintain continuity and keep the department running on a day-to-day basis. The role and authority of an interim depends on the university leadership. Some interims are nothing more than a placeholder (Bob Bowlsby at UNI), while others are given the green light to make wholesale changes.

Search committees happen all the time for roles reporting to the university President or Provost. At Iowa, Barta retired at the start of the academic year, so these committees with a strong academic presence on them are not in position to worry about the AD role. They are trying to start the academic year. Just and FYI, ISU currently has two active search committees functioning.

As mentioned in another post, the search committee does the leg work and presents the President with the top candidates. This eliminates any potential bias, preference, etc. Often, when the committee is reviewing resumes, they won't see the name of the person to help eliminate any gender bias. This process is taken seriously by the search committees to ensure all candidates a treated equally.

Iowa is a state institution, and anyone could submit a FOIA request to get information about the search.

Here is what the Website says


A local government employer that never advertises externally, however, may unintentionally discriminate against members of an underrepresented group if their recruiting practices result in members of an underrepresented group never receiving notice of vacancies and having the opportunity to apply for open positions. Such a practice, although not intentionally discriminatory, could be a violation of Title VII (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion or national origin), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 

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Not exactly sure.
An insider told me that the new OC is going to be a fresh hire. Unconventional also. Coincides with a new assistant basketball coach also. Fran and Kirk have come to an understanding, Connor MAC is the new OC and Brian Ferentz will be an assistant basketball coach. The gravy trains need to keep rolling.
 

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An insider told me that the new OC is going to be a fresh hire. Unconventional also. Coincides with a new assistant basketball coach also. Fran and Kirk have come to an understanding, Connor MAC is the new OC and Brian Ferentz will be an assistant basketball coach. The gravy trains need to keep rolling.
The football team doesn't need CMac. They already mastered the bounce pass:
 

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I actually think Frost could be a pretty good hire for OC at a lot of programs. Not a good fit for EIU though.