University of Iowa


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


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.

UI receives the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

We are thrilled to be one of two AAU universities in the country to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. The award recognizes a truly institution-wide effort to raise the bar in our global engagement efforts, driven by our core missions.

Please see this IowaNow article with additional information,


Major Lecture: A Faculty-Focused Agenda for Comprehensive Internationalization

A Reminder: Please add to your calendar and distribute widely. This is the second lecture in the “Commitment to Internationalization” series and is intended to spark further conversation around our Internationalization Vision. I hope you will be able to attend.

The University of Iowa is pleased to invite you to a special event in the
2016-2017 Commitment to Internationalization lecture series.

Now Accepting Proposals for Fall 2017 First-Year Seminars

We are now accepting First-Year Seminar proposals for Fall 2017. First-Year Seminars introduce students to college-level learning, facilitate their transition to the University, and provide them with an opportunity to work closely with UI faculty, staff or a senior-level administrator. Instructors must obtain approval from their DEO or direct supervisor prior to submitting a proposal. In addition to faculty, executive and instructional staff may submit a proposal for review. Merit staff and graduate/teaching assistants are not eligible to teach a First-Year Seminar.

UI Campus-Wide Faculty Development Opportunities – Spring 2017

The Office of the Provost is pleased to offer the Spring 2017 UI Campus-Wide Faculty Development Calendar ( The calendar contains programs offered by several UI offices designed for UI faculty, instructors, and researchers. All members of the UI community are welcome to attend.