The University of Iowa


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.

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.