The University of Iowa


Date: 01/15/2015

We have been notified by Student Health & Wellness that a severe cold and flu season is expected this year, and Student Health & Wellness staff will be committing significant time on patient care and the confinement of sick students away from classes.  Our priority as the semester gets under way must be to minimize the number of sick students on campus or sitting in class, exposing others to illness.  

Date: 01/15/2015

The University has implemented a workflow process to request new or revise existing course fees. Information about this process, including links to the Course Fee Policy, Course Fee Request Form, and Workflow Inbox, is available at

Deadlines for submitting a new course fee (or changing the amount of an existing course fee) are:

Date: 01/05/2015
To:Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
CC:Associate Deans for Faculty, Associate Deans for Research, HR Unit Representatives, and Faculty HR Representatives
From: P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost
Susan C. Buckley, Vice President for Human Resources
Dan Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Date: 12/11/2014

The University of Iowa Council on Teaching announces the 27th annual Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards and invites nominations for 2014-15.  This award recognizes teaching assistants who have demonstrated outstanding ability as teachers at the University of Iowa. 

Date: 11/10/2014

Starting in 2015, all new international scholars coming to the University of Iowa in J-1 status (in the Professor, Researcher, Specialist, or Short-Term Scholar categories) are required by the U.S. Department of State to demonstrate English proficiency before a DS-2019 can be issued to bring the scholar here.  The rule goes into effect for all documents processed on or after January 5, 2015.

The Department of State released the following guidance to exemplify the level of proficiency that will be required of all new J-1 scholars:

Date: 11/10/2014

Nominations for the 2015 Diversity Catalyst Awards are now being accepted.

Please take time to nominate those in your area who have gone above and beyond the scope of their jobs to promote diversity and inclusion on our campus. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work of the people and programs at the University of Iowa by nominating them for one of these prestigious awards. 

Date: 10/22/2014

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

The University of Iowa is monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and cases of the virus in the United States closely.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this crisis.

Date: 10/21/2014

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following October 2014 faculty development opportunities (also available via downloadable .pdf at:

Date: 10/15/2014



TO:                         All University of Iowa Faculty, Staff, and Students

Date: 10/15/2014

I am pleased to announce the following awards with upcoming deadlines.

Major Projects Awards