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Call for proposals for September conference on peace-building and social justice

April 16, 2023 12:01 pm

The ISU Department of History and Sustainable Peace Faculty Learning Community will host the 2023 Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference Sept. 15–17 at Iowa State. Faculty, staff and students are invited to propose papers that engage with questions of peace as outlined in the call for papers.

You may submit individual papers; panels of three-four papers/presenters linked thematically; films, creative works or art presentations; roundtable discussions; and teaching/skill-building interactive workshops. Submit your proposal(s) online.

VPR workshop on science of team science research is April 20

April 14, 2023 1:12 pm

The Office of the Vice President for Research will host a workshop on “Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Putting Science of Team Science Research into Practice” from 2–4 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. This workshop is open to all faculty, staff and students of the Iowa State community who may benefit from tools to help manage teams.

Ellen Fisher and Hannah Love from Divergent Science LLC will share their experience of incorporating team science tools and techniques into teams. Fisher and Love will provide great examples and ways to work these into any size team. Participants will leave with critical components to a team agreement plan, including aspects for decision making, authorship, communication and onboarding plans.

Complete the dependent eligibility verification process

April 14, 2023 7:19 am

Employees with dependents on their medical, dental or vision plans must provide documentation verifying their eligibility by Friday, June 2. More than 1,340 employees have completed the process and more than 30% of dependents have been verified as eligible so far. For more information, read Inside Iowa State’s coverage of the project.

Summer instructors: Register your course exams with the test center

April 13, 2023 3:17 pm

The Iowa State test center location at 2552 Gilman will be open May 15–Aug. 4 to host summer course exams. Instructors interested in using the testing services for on-campus or remote proctored exams are encouraged to register their course(s) and add assessment dates as soon as possible. Email or call 515-294-7398 with any registration questions.

Miller Open Education Mini-Grant call for proposals closes April 24

April 13, 2023 7:14 am

Open for its sixth round of funding, the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program encourages instructor innovation in adopting and creating Open Educational Resources (OER). Three award levels in amounts from $500–$5,000 are available. The call for proposals closes at 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 24.

Note that you must meet with Abbey Elder, open access and scholarly communication librarian, about your project plan prior to submission of your application. (If you attended the virtual mini-grant drop-in Q&A session on April 4 you do not need to meet with her.) Visit the ISU OER website for more information.

Town hall on digital equity for Iowa is April 25

April 12, 2023 4:32 pm

Interested in digital equity? Attend a Digital Equity Town Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in 0114 Student Innovation Center to help the state of Iowa understand barriers to the digital aspects of Iowa life.

Digital equity focuses on four main areas: internet access, internet affordability, digital devices and device skills. At the event, attendees can expect a short presentation followed by an audience discussion. Part of a two-month-long series, the town hall is hosted by the state of Iowa’s Office of the CIO and sponsored by the university’s Information Technology Services.

New careers hub simplifies internal job searches

April 12, 2023 2:10 pm

A new internal careers hub, launched in Workday on April 12, provides a single, simplified tool for current Iowa State employees seeking internal job opportunities. In Workday, internal applicants now can access job postings, personalized job alerts and a centralized report to manage applications more readily. The simplified interface and use of cards make it easier for employees to apply, monitor and track internal jobs.

Find the internal careers hub in Workday under the global navigation menu. Learn more in a how-to article in the IT service portal. And learn more about configuring your Workday applications.

Funding support for national faculty development program this fall

April 11, 2023 11:07 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will partially cover tuition for the fall edition (Aug. 27–Nov. 18) of the Faculty Success Program, an online mentoring program sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity open to tenured, tenure-track or term faculty. The program teaches faculty the skills to increase their research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Iowa State funds would cover $2,500 toward early registration costs of $4,350 for up to four faculty, and participants would need to cover the rest through other sources (department, college, grants, etc.). Faculty sponsored by the provost’s office are expected to complete all components of the program. To apply for funding support, fill out a short application by Thursday, May 4. Questions may be directed to Katharine Hensley.

Volunteers needed for ‘Field Harp Soundings’ at Des Moines Art Center

April 3, 2023 7:29 am

Firat Erdim, associate professor and Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture, will run a series of “Field Harp Soundings” at the Des Moines Art Center over the next month.

The performances are with a field of 16 single-string electric aeolian harps to be operated by a new set of 16+ volunteers each time, with changing resonators and tunings responding to different weather conditions for each performance.

Volunteers are needed, especially for the final two performances (weather permitting).

Sounding 1: 6 p.m. Friday, April 7

Sounding 2: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15

Sounding 3: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30

Sounding 4: 6 p.m. Friday, May 5

Applications for community enhancement and outreach grants due March 10

February 17, 2023 8:18 am

Two types of outreach grants, the Fieldstead & Company Endowment for Community Enhancement ($5,000 for one year) and the Curriculum-based Design Outreach Fund (up to $1,500 for one semester), are available to support projects that “inform the proper and artful development of the communities of Iowa and the surrounding region” and to initiate community-partnered studio courses.

Proposals for both grants are due Friday, March 10. Guidelines and applications are available online. Contact Julie Robison with any questions.

BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge grant proposals due March 10

February 17, 2023 8:16 am

BNIM, an award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in Des Moines, Kansas City and San Diego, sponsors the College of Design BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge to support multidisciplinary research in the areas of sustainability and regenerative design.

Funding of $10,000 over one calendar year is available to faculty and/or staff within the College of Design, including tenured, tenure-track and term faculty, and professional and scientific staff. A minimum of two co-principal investigators must be from two separate College of Design departments. Proposals for this year’s grant are due Friday, March 10. Contact Julie Robison, interim associate director of IDRO, with any questions.

Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship applications due March 1

February 10, 2023 9:31 am

Applications are open for fall 2023 and spring 2024 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowships. These month-long, residential fellowships support creative and scholarly work in architecture, archaeology, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater and visual arts. View program details and apply online by Wednesday, March 1.

LACMA Art + Technology grant applications due Feb. 22

February 10, 2023 9:30 am

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers Art + Technology Lab grants of up to $50,000 to support projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. The program offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology and engineering. Prior technological experience or knowledge is not required and recipients need not be located in or near Los Angeles. Submit applications online by 11:59 p.m. PST (1:59 a.m. CST) Wednesday, Feb. 22. Questions? Contact

Iowa State Safe replaces ISU Guardian as safety app

February 7, 2023 11:15 am

The campus community has more safety options available at its fingertips through the new Iowa State Safe app launched Jan. 19. It replaces ISU Guardian, retains many of Guardian’s safety options, and features easily accessible information about numerous units across campus.

Iowa State Safe is powered by the company contracted to provide the ISU Alert system. Users can download it for free through the Apple App or Google Play stores. Faculty, staff and students can use the app by signing in with their Net-ID and password — which imports information to autofill when service is requested — or as a guest. Campus visitors also can use the app as a guest. Read more in the Feb. 2 Inside Iowa State story

Save the date: I+E Day in the College of Design

February 7, 2023 11:10 am

The first College of Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day (I+E Day) will be Friday, Feb. 24. The day will include a presentation by Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez to students in the Core Design Program about engaging with the “Culture of Care” (8:50–9:40 a.m., 1210 LeBaron); a special edition of the IDRO Friday Research Seminar Series featuring six of the college’s Innovation Fellows and Scholars and our interim director of innovation and entrepreneurship (12:10–1 p.m., 130 Design); and the kick-off to the Dream the Future II student innovation workshop with a presentation by organizers and Innovation Fellows Tina Rice, Jen Hogan and Roman Chikerinets (6 p.m., Kocimski Auditorium). All three main events are open to all to attend.

Sign up for ‘Healthy Iowa’ Research in the Round session

February 7, 2023 11:09 am

The Office of the Vice President for Research will sponsor the spring Research in the Round session, “Healthy Iowa,” from 8 a.m.–noon Friday, March 10, at the Memorial Union. This session is intended to be a collaborative setting for discussion of big, bold, interdisciplinary research ideas on a range of topics related to mental, physical and behavioral health and the policies, environments, infrastructure, etc., to support health. Arts, design, humanities and social science faculty and extension specialists are encouraged to participate. Register online by Friday, Feb. 10.

AED available in the College of Design

February 6, 2023 1:18 pm

February is American Heart Month. Recent studies publicized by the American Heart Association have shown that survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator (AED) rather than wait until emergency responders arrived. Did you know that the College of Design has an AED? It is located in the foyer on the first floor near the Dean’s Office and the corridor to the King Pavilion. Because seconds count in an emergency, why not take a moment and make sure YOU know where our AED is? More information about AEDs, including a helpful video, can be found on ISU Environmental Health and Safety’s website.

College faculty-staff meetings scheduled for spring semester

February 1, 2023 4:21 pm

The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for the remainder of spring semester will be from noon–1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17 in person in 130 Design. There will be no virtual/hybrid meeting.

These meetings have been added to the college’s online events calendar and will be announced in this weekly e-blast for faculty and staff the week before and the day of each meeting. Agendas will be emailed in advance.

CEAH grant applications due Feb. 10

January 20, 2023 8:42 am

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for CEAH Research Grants (three different types of support for research and creative activity), CEAH Digital Scholarship Research Grants of $6,000–$7,000 and CEAH Symposium Grants of $2,000–$10,000 offered by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (scroll down page to find each description and link). Proposals for both must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Visit the Faculty Research Support page for information on these and other internal funding opportunities.

Foreign travel grant applications due March 24

January 11, 2023 10:48 am

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of June 1, 2023–January 31, 2024 are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.

Alumni award nominations due March 31

January 10, 2023 10:41 am

The College of Design Alumni Awards are now open for nominations through Friday, March 31. Nominations are encouraged for individuals who contribute to the advancement of design through personal achievement, exceptional support, or extraordinary service. Nominations can be submitted on our website.

Submit P&S CYtation Award nominations through Dec. 1

November 28, 2022 8:03 am

The university Professional and Scientific Council encourages individuals, programs, departments and colleges to nominate P&S employees through Thursday, Dec. 1, for a CYtation Award, Woodin CYtation Award, CYtation Team Award or Outstanding New Councilor CYtation Award. Anyone can submit a CYtation nomination. Awards showcase the many ways P&S employees have gone above their normal duties, done something extraordinarily well or acted in a way to make a real difference at ISU. Email with any questions, or visit the P&S Council awards webpage.

Send a shout-out of gratitude with #CyThx

November 28, 2022 8:00 am

The #CyThx recognition initiative, now in its fifth year, aims to honor fellow Cyclones who make us feel like valued members of the Iowa State community. You can send a shout-out to anyone you appreciate: faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, mentors, advisers, colleagues and others. Your gratitude will remain anonymous, but your #CyThx honoree will receive an email with your message (optional) and an acknowledgment on the #CyThx webpage. Campuswide recognition will occur after fall-semester grade submission. Questions? Email

Tradewell Fellowship

November 17, 2022 2:03 pm

Now entering its 26th year, the Tradewell Fellowship offers aspiring healthcare architects exceptional career-building opportunities and is the most established fellowship of its kind with over two decades of legacy and counting!

Fellows will be immersed in the field and have the opportunity to continue their education with an individual healthcare architecture research topic of their choice. The Tradewell Fellowship typically occurs on a June to June cycle in participating healthcare offices.

You, too, can be part of the legacy!

Visit the website:
Follow on social media
Instagram: @tradewellfellow
Facebook: Tradewell Fellow

Career Opportunities:

  • Gain skills and experience to become healthcare design leaders
  • Develop a project worthy of publication
  • Focus on medical planning and design
  • Direct involvement with clients

Submission Items:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Personal Essay
  • Design Work
  • Reference Letters

Open houses to celebrate Ingrid Lilligren’s ‘Beauty Project” Nov. 26 and Dec. 3

November 14, 2022 9:40 am

Artist Ingrid Lilligren, professor of art and visual culture, will host a series of open houses at her studio in downtown Ames to share new work created in fall 2021 as part of an Iowa State University Faculty Professional Development Assignment and in spring 2022, and fired over the course of spring and summer in various kilns.

The “Beauty Project” explores ideas about and meanings of beauty, including objective and subjective – or intersubjective – responses to objects, persons, places, ideas and experiences. View the new pieces and engage in conversation with Lilligren and other visitors during these public open houses scheduled from 2–5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 at Blue Door Studio, 108 5th Street, Ames (entrance on alley).

Student printmaking exhibition on display through Dec. 15 at Reiman Gardens

November 14, 2022 9:30 am

Each semester, the ART IS 206: Studio Fundamentals: Printmaking course, taught by art and visual culture assistant professor Raluca Iancu, visits Reiman Gardens to collect observational drawings of flora, fauna, sculptures and architecture for an intaglio drypoint project. Student prints from fall 2019 through fall 2022 are on display in the Printmaking in the Gardens exhibition through Thursday, Dec. 15, at Reiman Gardens. Viewing hours are 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Sunday.

Spring semester new faculty orientation scheduled Jan. 11 via Zoom

November 14, 2022 8:59 am

With numerous new faculty members joining Iowa State between August 2022 and January 2023, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host a shorter version of the August orientation in January to give new faculty (tenure-eligible and term) an introduction to some of the fundamental aspects of their new positions at ISU.

The orientation will take place virtually from 1–4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, via Zoom. Faculty are encouraged to register for this event in advance. Questions can be directed to SVPP faculty success coordinator Katharine Hensley.

Support SHOP food pantry donation drive through Nov. 30

November 14, 2022 8:24 am

The university’s Professional and Scientific Council is holding a donation drive for the SHOP food pantry through Wednesday, Nov. 30. SHOP intakes its donations by weight and the council’s goal is 1 ton of donations (about 1 pound per staff member). Matt Crain, departmental partner for architecture and interior design in the College of Design, is a member of the P&S Council, and his desk in 146 Design is an official drop-off location for the SHOP donation drive. Please review the list of accepted items (those in bold are highly requested) and consider supporting this important cause.

CEAH grants and external funding information session is Nov. 16

November 14, 2022 8:06 am

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) invites faculty in the arts, design and humanities to an information session on obtaining external research funding. “CEAH Grants and External Funding” will be from noon–1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 199 Parks Library.

Amy Bix, professor of history, and Kathleen Hilliard, associate professor of history, will share their experiences obtaining external funding for their scholarship. Kirsten Abel, honors and awards coordinator in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, and Annalisa Brandt from ISU’s Grants Hub will speak on external funding strategies and opportunities in the arts, design and humanities. Bring your lunch and hear about funding opportunities and application strategies to further your research and scholarly goals.

Lectures and Exhibitions Committee AY2022-23 nominations due March 6

November 2, 2022 10:42 am

The College of Design Lectures & Exhibitions Committee seeks nominations from faculty, staff and student organizations for speakers for college-level interdisciplinary events for the 2022-23 academic year. The committee will internally vet, rank and recommend up to 6 speakers to expend the annual budget requested from the Dean’s Office. Honorariums for this series are $1,000 with some flexibility for additional funds. You may nominate multiple people; fill out the form for each person you wish to nominate. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. CT Monday, March 6. 

Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Dec. 12

October 27, 2022 1:23 pm

Miller Faculty Fellowship funds are available to develop innovative approaches to the teaching of existing undergraduate courses or to develop new courses for undergraduates. Any Iowa State tenured, tenure-eligible or term faculty member, or staff member with a teaching appointment, is eligible to apply for a fellowship. Preference will be given to first-time Miller Fellowship applicants.

Proposals for 2023-2024 are due Monday, Dec. 12, to both CELT at and to Amy Bannister, executive assistant to the dean in the College of Design. Review the information, download the proposal form and follow application instructions (see drop-down menus).

Next round of foreign travel grant applications due Dec. 2

October 25, 2022 8:10 am

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of March 1–Oct. 31, 2023, are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.

Presentation proposals for 2023 ISCORE due Dec. 2

October 24, 2022 3:31 pm

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is accepting proposals for presentations on race and ethnicity from faculty, staff and students. Hold the dates for the 2023 ISCORE event, which will be in person Friday, March 3, 2023, with a half-day preconference for faculty and staff Wednesday, March 1. Registration will open Wednesday, Feb. 1. Submit your proposal online by Thursday, Dec. 2.

Faculty Fellow for Hispanic/Latino Student Success applications due Nov. 11

October 24, 2022 11:36 am

The Offices of the Senior Vice President and Provost and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seek applications from tenured faculty members to serve as Faculty Fellow for Hispanic/Latino Student Success. The fellow will develop and implement programming to support the academic success of Hispanic and Latino undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and support Iowa State’s engagement with the University Innovation Alliance. The position is open to current, full-time tenured associate and full professors at Iowa State who have been employed by the university for at least five years. Applications are due to Rose McCarty by Friday, Nov. 11.

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due Oct. 14

October 7, 2022 8:47 am

The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions, typically for two weeks, to exchange ideas and research. Faculty members may receive up to $2,500 toward transportation, room and board (awards generally will not exceed $1,500). For fellowship dates between Nov. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Oct. 14.

Fee assistance available for national faculty training program

September 19, 2022 10:03 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will contribute $2,500 toward early registration costs of $4,250 for up to four tenure-track or tenured faculty in the spring 2023 Faculty Success Program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Early career faculty will have priority. The 12-week, online mentoring program teaches participants the skills to increase their research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Participants need to cover the remaining fee through other sources such as department or college matching funds, professional development funds, grants, startup funds, etc.

To apply for provost funding support, fill out this short application form by Tuesday, Oct. 11. To learn more about the program, join a moderated panel discussion with past participants who will share their experiences in a webinar from 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom invitation.

CELT offers fall-semester programming for faculty in multiple formats

September 19, 2022 7:58 am

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) offers a wide range of in-person, hybrid and online programming for faculty. Workshops and webinars cover course design, conferencing software, other technology tools and strategies, team-based learning, student engagement, accessibility, equity and inclusion, and more. View the PDF flier for a complete list of fall 2022 programming, and register online by searching the CELT Events Calendar. Some activities also will be listed as a reminder under “Events” in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast.

College of Design groups can request mindfulness programming

September 15, 2022 11:14 am

Mindfulness sessions with Michelle Flattery are being offered this fall to groups (faculty, staff, student) in the College of Design. Contact Flattery at to schedule a mindfulness session for your class or club. We are not accepting individual appointments at this time. Flattery also will offer pop-up programming in the college this semester. The first pop-up session will be from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the atrium. Watch for an installation in the atrium at the end of this month in conjunction with a pop-up event planned for Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Office remodeling visioning workshops scheduled Sept. 21–22

September 14, 2022 2:56 pm

College of Design faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of four office remodeling visioning workshops scheduled next week (Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2–4 p.m. in 116 Design, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in 416 Design; and Thursday, Sept. 22, 9–11 a.m. and 2–4 p.m., both in 116 Design). Each session will be facilitated by a team from DLR Group that specializes in academic planning. Before attending a session, please consider how current faculty-staff spaces support your best work and what spaces or functions are missing that would enhance your experience. This is your opportunity to share ideas for improving our workspaces.

Bailey Career Research Development Award applications due Oct. 3

August 31, 2022 9:19 am

Open to full-time, tenured faculty members, the Bailey Research Career Development Award fosters research that is innovative (outside of an established research program) and not only increases knowledge but also has practical applications. One or two awards of $50,000 per year for two or three years will be made competitively each fiscal year. Submit an application to the Dean’s Office for internal review by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. The college may forward no more than one application to the university award committee for consideration.

Women Impacting ISU calendar nominations due Sept. 30

August 31, 2022 8:37 am

The Catt Center is accepting nominations for its 2023 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The calendar is open to all individuals who identify as a woman, inclusive of cisgender and transgender identities. Faculty and staff must be employed by the university for the 2023 calendar year to be eligible for nomination. Students graduating in May 2023 may be nominated. More information, including an FAQ and the nomination form, is online. Questions may be directed to, or call 515-294-3181.

Foreign travel grant applications due Oct. 5

August 22, 2022 12:47 pm

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of Nov. 1, 2022–June 30, 2023 are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.

Proposals sought for spring 2023 Honors seminars

August 21, 2022 11:31 am

The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for spring 2023 Honors seminars. The one- or two-credit courses, offered for a half or full term, allow Honors students to examine topics of current or special interest. Seminars are offered on a pass/fail basis, and enrollment is usually limited to 17 students. The Honors program allocates $500 per seminar for the instructor(s)’ professional development.

Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 16, via an online form. More information, including a list of prior seminars, is available on the Honors program website. Contact Leisha Estep or Laurie Smith Law with questions or for more information.

Town hall will provide overview of new recruitment marketing campaign

August 21, 2022 11:14 am

This fall, the Office of Admissions is launching its new recruitment marketing campaign, “A Cyclone in the Making,” for prospective students. The “Adventure” theme has served Iowa State well for 15 years, but extensive research has revealed it no longer resonates with today’s students or differentiates Iowa State University from its competitors. Faculty and staff who recruit prospective students and are interested in learning more about the campaign are invited to a general overview during a town hall at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in 101 Carver. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are requested via Qualtrics survey.

Provost’s Office expands faculty mentoring opportunities

August 21, 2022 10:33 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has expanded mentoring opportunities for early-career faculty at the rank of assistant professor (term and tenure-eligible) and mid-career faculty at the rank of associate professor (term and tenure-eligible). The Provost’s Office also will pilot a Term Faculty Learning Community for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Learn more about these programs and initiatives on the Faculty Mentoring webpage and the Term Faculty Programs and Resources webpage. Recently appointed, promoted and advanced faculty will receive a memo from the Provost’s Office outlining the mentoring opportunities for assistant and associate professors, and term faculty with 1–5 years of employment at Iowa State will receive an invitation to apply for the Term Faculty Learning Community pilot.

College of Design accepting FPDA applications Sept. 2–9; contact department chairs for internal deadlines

August 20, 2022 3:43 pm

Faculty Professional Development Assignments (FPDAs) allow faculty members time to advance work on research and scholarship that is difficult or impossible to perform in conjunction with on-campus responsibilities. The Dean’s Office will accept FPDA proposals for the 2023–2024 academic year from department chairs between Sept. 2–9. Faculty should contact their department chairs for internal departmental submission deadlines.

New Canvas page for students replaces e-newsletter

August 10, 2022 3:06 pm

Design Student Services is launching a new College of Design Student Resources Canvas page, which will highlight helpful resources and centralize important information and news for College of Design students. With the rollout of this new page, we will be retiring the biweekly Design Student News e-blast.

Watch for an invitation to join the Canvas page and an email address to submit any announcements you’d like to have shared with students. Questions? Contact Brooke Hartmann in 297 Design, 515-294-4390.

Campus resources for instructors to support course preparation and teaching

August 10, 2022 2:19 pm

Associate Provost for Academic Programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden has compiled a list of campus resources available to help instructors prepare for the start of classes. The list includes links to multiple resources related to course design and teaching, syllabus preparation and statements, student mental health resources, class attendance policies, prep week policy, Canvas course presence, student engagement recommendations, student resources, and technology in the classroom. Please review and access these resources to support your work.

Submit requests now for fall course reserves

August 5, 2022 12:53 pm

Instructors who want to place required materials on reserve for fall courses should submit requests now via Canvas. Information and instructions are on the library’s website. If you previously used course reserve and wish to use a list from a prior semester, you may import your earlier list. If you have questions or need help with the process, contact Tim Panages, Design Reading Room coordinator, 515-294-0418.

The Way Up Conference for women leaders scheduled Nov. 3-4 in Cedar Falls

July 13, 2022 4:04 pm

Now in its 35th year, The Way Up Conference offers Iowa women in higher education the opportunity to learn, share and network with other women in formal and informal leadership roles as well as those who aspire to move up. This includes professional and scientific staff, faculty members, deans, directors, department chairs and other administrators who identify as women and are seeking to develop further as leaders.

This year’s conference, “Women on The Way Up: Embracing Challenges and Creating Opportunities,” will be Nov. 3-4 at the Bien VenU Conference Center in Cedar Falls. Watch for conference registration materials in September.