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FERPA Training Requirements for Instructors (2017)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that establishes confidentiality requirements and student rights to inspect and review education records.  All UI instructors, including TAs and Adjuncts, are required to complete the online FERPA training module and quiz at least once during their employment at the University.  After having completed the training, instructors will be required to attest to an Annual Certification Notice on January 1st of each year in UI Self-Service.  Further, anyone needing administrative access to student records information in MAUI, b

FY 2018 Salary Program

Instructions for implementing the 2017-18 Salary Program have been updated on the Human Resources website (http://hr.uiowa.edu/hr/salary).  As we continue the University’s on-campus budget development process for FY 2018, collegiate and administrative units are encouraged to make strategic financial resource allocation decisions. Salary adjustments for non-bargaining faculty and staff should be distributed differentially to individuals based upon performance and market competiveness demands.

Student Recognition of UI Faculty and Staff

Join us in recognizing 1,078 faculty and staff members identified by this year's graduating seniors for making a positive difference in their lives during their time at the University of Iowa. Faculty and staff will be listed by name in a full-page ad in the May 3rd edition of the Daily Iowan, and you can also find a copy of the list at uiowa.edu/assessment/ui-senior-exit-survey. Thank you for everything you do to support our students!

Message following the conclusion of COGS contract negotiations: Graduate Assistant Employment

The collective bargaining process affecting graduate assistant employees between UE Local 896/COGS and the Board of Regents has concluded. It is important to note that until the current COGS contract expires on June 30, 2017, its terms of employment and benefits will remain in effect. Wages is the only provision contained in the 2017-19 collective bargaining agreement. The new two year contract (2017-19) provides graduate student employees minimum and returning salary rate increases of 1.1% each year.

Upcoming Webinar: Search Advocates: Promoting Diversity and Mitigating Bias on University Search Committees, 5/18/17, noon-2:00 p.m.

The Office of the Provost invites you to participate in a webinar and campus discussion about Search Advocates-Promoting Diversity and Mitigating Bias on University Search Committees, Thursday, May 18th, noon-2:00 p.m. in 1117 UCC (International Programs). The webinar will be streamed live from noon-1:00 p.m. and a discussion about next steps for our campus will immediately follow.

Fall 2017 Textbook/Course Materials Orders

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that UI students have information (titles, ISBNs, and retail pricing) about required and recommended textbooks and course materials before they register for classes. Course materials under the HEOA include access codes, e-books, course packets, clickers, and lab supplies. Early registration for fall 2017 courses is scheduled for April 10-21, 2017.

2017 International Impact Award

Colleagues,

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 International Impact Award.

The International Impact Award recognizes distinguished alumni and other individuals with significant ties to the UI who have made important contributions internationally or, in the case of international alumni, abroad in their home countries.