University of Iowa


Date: 09/24/2013

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

In early 2012, the three Regents universities adopted an International Travel Health Insurance and Emergency Services Program.  The program is free for faculty and staff who are traveling internationally on University business.

We are pleased to say that the response of the University community to this program has been very positive.  To ensure that the program is as effective as possible, we ask that you take the following steps:

Date: 09/19/2013

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity in the Chief Diversity Office is accepting proposals for the Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant. The Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant supports new projects and programs that enhance the diversity goals as stated in Renewing the Iowa Promise: “Great Opportunities – Bold Expectations” The strategic plan for The University of Iowa, 2010-2016. Proposals should advance cross-cultural understanding, strengthen positive inter-group relatio

Date: 09/17/2013

The Chief Diversity Office and the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership are pleased to announce the upcoming Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 12:00 to 5:00 PM in Hubbard Park. In its 23rd year, the festival will be joining another important campus tradition as the official kickoff event for Homecoming Week. For more information or for opportunities to volunteer, please visit our website:

Date: 09/16/2013

The Council on Teaching is now accepting applications for Instructional Improvement Awards.  These awards provide funding (up to $5,000) to support instructional initiatives that will make exceptional and specific contributions to learning.  Any faculty or staff member directly involved with student instruction is encouraged to apply for funding. 

Date: 09/11/2013

 I am pleased to announce the following International Programs grant competitions with deadlines in fall 2013.  Most of these grants are open to all UI faculty.

Curriculum Development Awards

Deadline:  October 18

Date: 09/04/2013

Please assist us in spreading the word about thes Fall 2013 faculty development workshops and opportunities:   

Date: 08/30/2013

Over the next few months, departments and colleges will be involved in the process of arriving at recommendations for the awarding of tenure, and for promotions in all academic ranks.  The policies and procedures related to promotion and tenure are provided in the links below.  

Date: 08/27/2013

When the new academic year begins Monday, Aug. 26, the university will open a new Learning Commons in the Main Library, a tech-infused, 24-hour, comfortable study space and one-stop academic help center … with good coffee.

Students can reserve open study areas and private group study spaces that seat up to six people. In both spaces, they can connect their laptops to LCD screens to display and share content. They’ll have their pick of 100 new desktop computers, and can lounge in the expanded Food for Thought Café.

Date: 08/27/2013

The Academic Technologies Advisory Council is seeking proposals for the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards. The program aims to raise the level of teaching and learning at the UI by supporting significant and innovative instructional technology projects with potential to directly impact student success and retention. Of the 187 proposals submitted since 2001, 64 have been awarded for a total of over $1 million.

Date: 08/27/2013

The university is already seeing the benefits of a new energy-efficient data center, the first building on campus to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification.