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Paid Leave Policy for Accused UI Faculty Mirrors Rest of Big Ten

The University of Iowa has started a review that could lead to a change in its judicial process for professors put on paid leave while under investigation for misconduct allegations.

The university has granted seven such leaves since 2005, including four that are still current, according to Associate Counsel Robert Porter. One of the four involves an assistant pathology professor, who was convicted in district court in October of assaulting his lab assistant but continues drawing his $93,000 annual salary.