University of Iowa


Date: 11/26/2013

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following December 2013 faculty development opportunities (also available via downloadable .pdf at:

Date: 11/19/2013

Faculty Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the launch of the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI^3), at the center of which is the newest interdisciplinary faculty hiring effort under the UI Cluster Hire Initiative.

The ultimate goal of the initiative will be to bring together faculty and staff to conduct leading-edge informatics research and discovery, and also partner with researchers and teachers across campus whose work depends on the creation, evaluation, and utilization of large amounts of digital information. 

Date: 11/14/2013

Please help spread the word about the following campus-wide faculty development opportunities in November.  A calendar of these events is also available via downloadable .pdf at:

Date: 10/21/2013

DEADLINE:              Monday, February 3, 2014

We are writing to invite nominations for the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence.  Three clinical-track or tenure-track faculty members and one instructor in a lecturer, visiting faculty, or adjunct faculty position will receive the awards in recognition of their sustained high level of teaching excellence.  Each award carries a $3,000 honorarium.

Date: 10/21/2013

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following October 2013 faculty development opportunities (also available via downloadable .pdf at

October 22:  An Editor’s Perspective – Part three (of three): How to Publish Your Academic Article (NCFDD Online Tele-workshop)

Date: 10/21/2013

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Each spring, we celebrate "Phil's Day," an event that helps raise awareness and appreciation of the power of private support (PHILanthropy).  Starting today and continuing through November 1, we are launching a new program to celebrate and encourage philanthropy among our own faculty and staff: "We Are Phil."

Date: 10/15/2013

The University of Iowa’s Military and Veteran Student Services in the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, in partnership with the University of Iowa Veterans Association (UIVA) student group, is hosting a full day of Veteran Vitality events for Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.

Date: 10/10/2013

 I would like to draw your attention to the following International Programs grant competitions with upcoming deadlines.  Most of these grants are open to all UI faculty.

Curriculum Development Awards

Deadline:  October 18

Date: 10/09/2013

As part of its ongoing effort to encourage student engagement in active learning, the Center for Teaching is offering a Faculty Institute, "Good Teaching Re-framed:  Teaching Content Through Inquiry."  This intensive professional development opportunity will provide the pedagogical principles and strategies to help faculty members develop course materials that will fully engage students in course content through cooperative, discovery-based learning.

Participants will:

Date: 10/07/2013

The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Award was created to honor Erroll B. Davis, Jr. and his nearly 30 years of service to the utility industry and to honor and recognize the importance of scholarship and leadership by underrepresented minority students in the state of Iowa. The award recognizes academic achievement in business or engineering, leadership in campus and community organizations, and potential for future career success.