University of Iowa


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.

Call for Summer and Fall 2017 course fee requests

The University has implemented a workflow process to request new or revise existing course fees. Information about this process, including links to the Course Fee Policy, Course Fee Request Form, and Workflow Inbox, is available at

Deadlines for submitting a new course fee, eliminating a course fee (or changing the amount of an existing course fee) are:

Annual Disclosure of Outside Professional Activities and Interests: DUE APRIL 30, 2017

Cc: Associate Deans for Faculty, Associate Deans for Research, Senior HR Leadership, and Faculty HR Representatives

From: P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost
          Cheryl Reardon, Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice President
          Dan Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
          Jean Robillard, Vice President for Medical Affairs