University of Iowa


IP Funding Initiatives: Call for Proposals

The International Programs Grants Office assists faculty and staff in identifying and pursuing external funding opportunities to support projects with an international emphasis or component. Ann Knudson, grants administrator for IP, can assist faculty in creating successful proposals. Learn more about our grant-writing assistance support:

Phased Retirement Program

The current phased retirement program for faculty and staff will expire on June 30, 2017 (by action of the Board of Regents in 2011).  The Board has yet to take action to renew the phased retirement program, and it is anticipated that the earliest a decision would be made is December of this year.

Major lecture on internationalization

Please add to your calendar and distribute widely.  These events kick off the campus-wide conversation around our Internationalization Vision in tandem with the events we will sponsor for the Department of State’s International Education Week.

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

Call for Spring Semester 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 (or changing the amount of an existing course fee) are:

Roger Thurow Lecture and Reception: October 11, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, College of Public Health

I am pleased to announce that author and journalist Roger Thurow will be a guest of the Office of the Provost and College of Public Health on Tuesday, October 11.  His visit is by special arrangement with the World Food Prize Organization in Des Moines. 

There will be a public lecture at 5:00 pm in the Callahan Auditorium of the College of Public Health Building (CPHB), followed by a reception.   The title of his lecture will be 1,000 Days to Change the World: Stories from the Fight to End Early Childhood Malnutrition.”

Office of the Provost - UI Promotion and Tenure Guidelines program: Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Date:     September 30, 2016

All tenure-track faculty members are invited to attend an upcoming session hosted by the Office of the Provost regarding UI Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.  The session is scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in W401 PBB.  Online registration is requested by Monday, October 17, 2016: .

DCE Exam Services and Extended Time/Reduced Distraction Accommodations

The number of UI students who require academic accommodations and the type of accommodations requested for exams (e.g., double-time, alternative format, scribes, and assistive technology) continues to increase.  This increased demand for examination accommodations led Student Disability Services (SDS) to ask faculty during the last academic year to administer examinations/quizzes for UI students in need of reduced distraction testing and/or extended time (time and one-half) to take examinations.  We appreciate the support faculty and staff provide to students who need academic accommodation

New UI Instructional Faculty Policy

Our campus will be strengthened by the implementation of a new Instructional Faculty policy during the upcoming academic year.  The policy was developed by the UI Faculty Senate and Office of the Provost through an extensive shared governance process, including the active participation of the UI Faculty Senate Lecturer subcommittee.  The UI Instructional Faculty policy was approved by the UI Faculty Senate, 3/22/2016, the Office of the Provost, 4/11/2016, and the Office of the President, 5/4/2016.  Colleges that wish to