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CELT fall programming schedule

September 13, 2021 9:38 am

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching offers a wide range of in-person, hybrid and online programming for faculty. Many 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 2021 programming, and register online by searching CELT’s Upcoming Events page or CELT’s channel on the ISU Events Calendar.

Culture, Land and Health faculty learning community meetings

September 13, 2021 8:56 am

Hans Klein-Hewett, assistant professor of landscape architecture, received funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research for a new faculty learning community on “Culture, Land and Health: Improving the Rural Quality of Life.” This interdisciplinary learning community focuses on place-based and culture-first research into the intersection of rural users and the rural landscape with the primary goal of sustaining and enriching rural communities.

The group meets at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month in 1118 Student Innovation Center. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Email hansk@iastate.edu to be added to the membership list.

College faculty-staff meeting schedule for fall

September 8, 2021 12:23 pm

The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for fall semester will be from noon–1 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 29. We will continue to hold them virtually via Webex. Agendas and links will be emailed in advance.

Women Impacting ISU calendar nominations due Sept. 24

September 6, 2021 8:33 am

The Catt Center is accepting nominations for its 2022 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. 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 2022 calendar year to be eligible for nomination. Students graduating in May 2022 may be nominated. More information, including an FAQ and the nomination form, is online. Questions may be directed to cattcntr@iastate.edu, or call 515-294-9867.

Honors program invites spring seminar proposals

September 6, 2021 8:28 am

The University Honors program invites proposals to teach an Honors seminar in spring 2022. These one- or two-credit courses, offered for a half or full term, allow Honors students to examine topics of current or special interest. They are offered on a pass/fail basis, and enrollment typically is limited to 17 students. (See list of past seminars.) Honors allocates $500 per seminar for the professional development (e.g., professional subscriptions, membership fees, travel) of the instructor(s). Details and guidelines are on the Honors website; questions may be directed to Leisha Estep or Laurie Smith Law. Submit proposals via an online proposal form through Friday, Sept. 17.

Foreign travel grant applications due Oct. 1

September 5, 2021 11:39 am

Foreign travel grant proposals for the travel period of Nov. 1, 2021–June 30, 2022 are due from departments to the Administrative Services Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. 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.

Liaison Council seeks term faculty representative

September 4, 2021 9:42 am

The Liaison Council seeks a term faculty representative. This representative must be voted on by the term faculty within the College of Design. Nominations will be open until 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, and may be emailed to Liaison Council chair Jane Rongerude or to your departmental representative. Self-nominations are welcome.

Academic Affairs Council on hiatus until chair is elected

September 3, 2021 1:08 pm

Because there have been no nominations for the Academic Affairs Council chair position, the Liaison Council has voted to put the AAC on hiatus until someone who meets the criteria for the position outlined in the College of Design’s governance document steps forward to chair the council. Please note that in practical terms, this means that none of our degree programs will be able to submit proposals for experimental classes, new programs or curriculum changes until the AAC is active again. Anyone who has questions about this decision or who meets the criteria and would like to nominate themselves for the position is asked to contact Liaison Council chair Jane Rongerude or your departmental representative.

Drop off donations for Business Attire Pop-Up Shop

September 2, 2021 8:07 am

Career fair season is approaching, and the campus directors of multicultural student success have organized another free Business Attire Pop-Up Shop for students Wednesday–Friday, Sept. 8–10, in 1009 LeBaron. They are in need of gently used professional business attire (suits, jackets, shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, dress coats, etc.) and accessories (belts, ties, scarves, dress socks, jewelry, etc.) in all sizes and styles. You can drop off donations at 1009 LeBaron from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. If unable to drop off during that time, contact Carmen Flagge with the subject line “Pop-Up Shop” to make other arrangements.

COVID-19 positive cases added to Moving Forward website

August 26, 2021 11:33 am

A “Campus COVID-19 Cases” item has been added to the right column of the Moving Forward website. Every Wednesday, the totals for the previous week will be updated. The site features two numbers: cases reported at Thielen Student Health Center and self-reports from students living in university housing and Greek housing.

Freshman Honors research program seeks faculty mentors for spring

August 26, 2021 11:32 am

All faculty and scientists are invited to participate in the first-year Honors mentor program. In this spring-semester program, talented first-year students work in some area of research or creative effort. Students can be mentored directly by faculty or by a research team member (e.g., post-doc or graduate student).

Freshmen work three hours/week per credit of HON 290, with a limit of six hours/week or two credits, graded satisfactory/fail. Students may apply for grants of up to $250 ($500 for group projects) in support of their research. Interested faculty and scientists are asked to register their research project(s) on the program website by Monday, Sept. 20. For more information, contact Svitlana Zbarska, 515-294-2064.

Smile and Write program for faculty and staff resumes this semester

August 26, 2021 11:30 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will again offer its free Smile and Write online program for faculty and staff this fall. The program connects employees with their peers and leverages peer accountability to offer participants space to work on manuscripts, curriculum, articles and other writing projects.

Smile and Write will meet from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 31–Dec. 7, except for Nov. 23. Fourteen other non-Tuesday sessions with various two-hour meeting blocks are scheduled Sept. 3—Dec. 9. Participants receive the Zoom link by registering in advance for each session they’ll attend. More information is online.

Submit preproposals for BRL Art Innovators Commission by Sept. 24

August 24, 2021 12:14 pm

The deadline for preproposals for the Biorenewables Research Laboratory Art Innovators Commission has been extended. College of Design faculty and university partners are invited to submit preproposals for art to be commissioned for the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) building lobby/gallery. Awards ranging from $2,000–$6,000 will be provided to successful applicants in this juried competition for works that engage, inspire and educate the public about Iowa State interdisciplinary research to advance the bioeconomy.

Please review the Art Innovators Commission RFP and submit preproposals online by Friday, Sept. 24. Note that CVs can be added in the section where sketches are requested. Final proposals will be due Friday, Oct. 22, with selected project(s) completed by April 8, 2022. Email Jill Euken with questions.

Iowa State fall COVID vaccine clinics

August 6, 2021 8:51 am

All Iowa State University students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It’s one of the best ways to show Cyclones Care! Fall 2021 COVID vaccine clinics will be held from noon–3 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • Aug. 17–20: State Gym basketball court, south entrance
  • Aug. 25: Memorial Union, room 3560
  • Aug. 27: Memorial Union, room 3560
  • Sept. 1: Memorial Union, room 3560
  • Sept. 2: Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, room 1521
  • Sept. 3: Memorial Union, room 3560
  • Sept. 10: Memorial Union, room 3560
  • Sept. 15: Parks Library, room 140
  • Sept. 22: Parks Library, room 140
  • Sept. 23: Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, room 1521
  • Sept. 29: Parks Library

Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines will be offered at these clinics. Students, staff and faculty should bring their red ISU card with them to the vaccine clinics. Appointments can be scheduled online and walk-ins also are welcome. Further details and updates will be provided at www.care.iastate.edu.

University welcome and information station volunteers

August 5, 2021 4:13 pm

The Division of Student Affairs plans to provide five welcome and information stations across campus the first two days of classes again this year. The goal is to welcome students to Iowa State and answer their questions as they navigate the start of the fall semester. Three to five faculty/staff/student leaders will be assigned to each location per shift (9:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. each day). Volunteers can sign up for multiple shifts if interested and available.

A 10′ x 10′ awning will mark each location except for the commuter lot bus shelter. Chairs and a box with materials will be provided. The Q&A sheets used during Destination Iowa State will be available for all volunteers to use as a reference. Bananas, apples, water, flyers about vaccination clinics and flyers about campus resources will be available for distribution. Volunteers are asked to use the provided gloves to distribute materials.

The shift schedule and volunteer sign-up sheet for both days can be found online. Volunteers are asked to sign up by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. A confirmation email will be sent the week of Aug. 16.

Submit requests now for fall course reserves

August 3, 2021 12:58 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. For questions about reserve materials, their copyright status or how to use them in Canvas, please contact the library’s course reserves staff.

College representation on University Benefits Committee

August 3, 2021 10:45 am

The College of Design has an opening for representation on the University Benefits Committee (UBC). The UBC advises Iowa State through the university’s chief financial officer regarding all matters related to employee benefit programs. The committee:

  • Financially analyzes any proposed changes to employee benefits
  • Makes recommendations regarding benefit programs that meet the needs of the university staff to be competitive with peer institutions
  • Makes recommendations regarding benefits policy, the design of benefit programs and selection of providers
  • Makes recommendations for benefit communication plans
  • Monitors provider and plan performance to ensure coverage and cost equity, balance, compliance and sustainability
  • Receives employee concerns and complaints and may make recommendations with respect to how they should be resolved

If you are interested in representing the college on the UBC, please contact senior associate dean Cameron Campbell, cameronc@iastate.edu.

NEH virtual grant workshops scheduled in April and May

March 29, 2021 9:32 am

The National Endowment for the Humanities will host a series of 10 virtual grant workshops every Thursday at 1 p.m. CT, beginning April 1 and running through June 3. NEH program staff will share grant opportunities, deadlines and application information. Visit the workshop website for direct links to the live workshops. The first workshop, from 1–2:30 p.m. CT Thursday, April 1, will provide a broad overview of the NEH and its grant programs.

In addition to general workshops that will provide overviews in both English and Spanish, targeted workshops also will be offered for digital humanities; individual scholars; archives and libraries; and college and university grants and sponsored research offices, among others. Sign up to receive email updates from NEH on grant programs, funding opportunities, agency news and events.

Submit course materials now for summer and fall

March 25, 2021 12:41 pm

Instructors are asked to submit summer and fall semester course material requirements to the ISU Book Store now, giving bookstore staff as much time as possible to overcome any issues with sourcing or shipping. Materials — which could include textbooks, courseware, eBooks, course packets, manuals, open educational resources or subscriptions — will be listed for the course on AccessPlus. Instructors should submit selections to their department coordinator as soon as possible. Contact Carl Arbuckle, course materials buyer, (515) 294-0236, or John Wierson, digital course materials buyer, (515) 294-3501, with questions.

Save the date: Alumni awards event is April 7

March 25, 2021 12:39 pm

2020 recipients of ISU Alumni Association, Memorial Union and college alumni awards will be celebrated during a virtual event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. Registration closes at noon that day, and those who register will receive an email with a link to view the virtual recognition. You will also have the ability to leave notes of congratulation that will be shared with the awardees.

The College of Design will recognize six alumni at the virtual awards celebration:

  • King (BArch 1982 / MArch 1985 Architecture) and Ann (Wright) Au (BA 1981 Craft Design) are the recipients of the 2020 Christian Petersen Design Award.
  • Susan (Loan) Hoffman (BA 1973 Interior Design) and Rod Kruse (BArch 1974 Architecture) are each recipients of a 2020 Design Achievement Award.
  • Johnny Alcivar (BS 2010 Political Science & International Studies / MCRP 2014 Community & Regional Planning) and Adrienne Nelson (BFA 2009 Interior Design / MArch 2013 Architecture) are the inaugural recipients of the college’s newly established Outstanding Young Professional Award.

Applications due April 18 for Miller OER mini-grants

March 25, 2021 12:27 pm

Iowa State instructors can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to help use open educational resources (OER) in their courses during the 2021-22 academic year. OER are educational materials that are free for students and free for faculty to customize, which can improve learning outcomes and make courses materials more accessible for all students. Using OER saved ISU students more than $500,000 in 2020-21. Miller Open Education Mini-Grants, awarded annually since 2018, provide ISU faculty funds to locate, adopt, adapt, update or create OER. A virtual Q&A for those interested in applying will be held 2–3 p.m. Friday, April 2. Applications are due by Sunday, April 18.

Jennifer Drinkwater to be featured in April 13 Gathering of Artists

March 24, 2021 12:35 pm

The Ames Community Arts Council‘s April Gathering of Artists will feature Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of art and visual culture and ISU Extension and Outreach community arts extension specialist. Participants must pre-register for this free event, which will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, via Zoom.

Visiting scholars draft policy available for comment

March 22, 2021 10:21 am

A proposed new Visiting Scholars policy with guidelines/FAQ is now available on the Policy Library website for review and comment. Questions and comments should be submitted to policy@iastate.edu by Sunday, April 11.

Call for 2021-22 college speaker nominations

March 20, 2021 2:12 pm

The College of Design Lectures & Exhibitions Committee seeks nominations from faculty and staff for engaging speakers for college-level interdisciplinary events. Please see the online nomination form for details, and submit proposals by 5 p.m. CT Monday, April 5. The committee will internally vet, rank and recommend up to four virtual speakers and two in-person speakers to expend the budget requested from the Dean’s Office.

Pappajohn Center hosts free ‘start something’ workshops in March and April

March 17, 2021 8:07 am

The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a series of “Start Something” free workshops during March and April designed for freelancers doing the “5 to 9” and looking to create a side income. Each week, participants will learn more about developing a skillset — for example, flipping thrift store items, selling your art on Etsy or investing in real estate. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome. The virtual events take place from noon–1 p.m. Wednesdays over Zoom.

Registration open for 2021 Iowa Water Conference

March 12, 2021 3:41 pm

Over the last decade, Iowa has faced unprecedented challenges that have tested the resiliency of economic and social systems. COVID-19 has strained water infrastructure, a devastating derecho storm impacted millions of crop acres, and climate change and land-use decisions are exacerbating flooding events and severe droughts. This year’s Iowa Water Conference — which will be held on a virtual platform April 6–8 — will bring together multidisciplinary organizations and institutions to discuss these and other relevant water issues in Iowa. Register online.

Proposals sought for 2021 Faculty Learning Communities grants

March 12, 2021 3:38 pm

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH), in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research, has initiated a program that seeks to bring together potential research collaborators through Faculty Learning Communities. These new learning communities are designed to lay the groundwork for long-term, collaborative, interdisciplinary research partnerships as part of the ongoing national conversation about convergence and integration of the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.

Proposals are being accepted from individual faculty or small groups of faculty from any discipline interested in developing and convening a learning community around any potential research topic. Professional development grants of $500 will be awarded to support these efforts, and all learning communities will receive additional support of up to $500 to cover the cost of refreshments for at least four meetings. The deadline for applications is April 1.

College faculty-staff meeting schedule for spring semester

February 14, 2021 1:30 pm

The remaining College of Design faculty-staff meetings for spring semester will be from noon–1 p.m. Mondays, March 1, March 29, April 19 and May 3, via Webex. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar. Note that the May 3 meeting will be held only if needed to wrap up business at the end of the semester. Agendas and Webex links will be emailed to all faculty and staff in advance and included in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast.

‘Tracing Race at ISU’ seeks digital project proposals

February 10, 2021 12:38 pm

The advisory group for the Tracing Race at Iowa State University initiative seeks proposals for digital projects that reveal the history of accomplishment and experience of people of color, and engage with the university’s history of race, inequality, racism or activism. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff in all disciplines may submit proposals; undergraduate applicants are asked to identify a faculty/staff advisor for their project.

Submit your proposal online by Wednesday, March 31. Virtual 40-minute Q&A sessions will be held from 10–10:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, via Webex. You can register for either/both via the links at the bottom of the project webpage. Questions may be directed to project coordinator Erin Anderson.

Alumni award nominations due Feb. 15

January 18, 2021 10:16 am

The ISU Alumni Association is seeking nominations by Monday, Feb. 15, for six awards that will be presented during Homecoming 2021. Award descriptions and nomination forms are online (linked below). Questions may be directed to Katie Lickteig, assistant vice president for constituent engagement.The awards for ISU alumni are:

  • Alumni Medal, recognizes long, loyal service to the university through alumni-related activities
  • Alumni Humanitarian Award (formerly Alumni Merit Award), recognizes humanitarian efforts that transcend professional accomplishments and bring honor to the university
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award, recognizes alumni age 40 years and younger who excel in their profession and provide service to their community
  • James A. Hopson Volunteer Award, recognizes alumni association members age 40 years and younger who show volunteer leadership in the association or alumni-related activities
  • Impact Award, recognizes individuals, organizations or units whose programs/accomplishments brought recognition to the university and increased the involvement of ISU constituents in the life of the university in the last year
  • Alumni Service Award, recognizes alumni and friends whose service supports the daily work of the alumni association

Reminder: Complete your Workday survey

January 18, 2021 10:13 am

All Iowa State faculty and P&S and merit staff members should have received an email Wednesday, Jan. 13, from “WorkCyte” inviting their participation in a Workday and HR/finance delivery survey. Results from the survey will be incorporated into the work plans of university human resources, the division of operations and finance, and information technology services. Questions about the survey may be directed to institutional research executive director Karen Zunkel or associate director Amanda DeGraff.

Reminder: Research Days proposals due Jan. 29

January 18, 2021 10:11 am

Iowa State’s 2021 “Research Day” was restructured to break out activities over three days (March 23–25) and hold all events online. The schedule of events includes a keynote address by science comedian Brian Malow on how to convey complex topics to people outside of your field, online poster session via iPoster, lightning talks and a networking session to brainstorm with researchers across campus on coming challenges. Registration for presenters is open through Friday, Jan. 29, or until all available spots are filled. Attendee registration also is open.

ISU ADVANCE Term Faculty Workshop Series begins Jan. 28

January 18, 2021 9:17 am

ISU ADVANCE will host a 2021 Term Faculty Workshop Series about advancement, resources and community building for all Iowa State term faculty members, including lecturers, teaching, research, practice, clinical and adjunct faculty. Five workshops will be offered from January through April, including one specific to the College of Design. Workshops will be virtual, recorded, closed-captioned and posted on the ISU ADVANCE website. Register for all workshops through Learn@ISU (login with your Iowa State NetID and search on keyword “term faculty” if you cannot find a direct link). The first workshop, “Launching Your Term Faculty Career at ISU,” will be from 11 a.m.–noon Thursday, Jan. 28, presented by Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for faculty. College of Design term faculty members will receive additional information via email from Patience Lueth, associate teaching professor of architecture.

New COVID-19 time off options available this year

January 8, 2021 2:13 pm

Faculty and staff will continue to have additional time off options for absences related to COVID-19 under a new set of policies that went into effect Jan. 1.

The university established the time off programs in response to the Dec. 31 expiration of expanded time off and paid leave options created under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a federal COVID-19 relief bill passed in March, vice president for university human resources Kristi Darr said in a Dec. 18 message sent to employees.

Details on the new program are available in that message and are also outlined in this Jan. 7 Inside Iowa State story. Employees and supervisors in the College of Design with questions about the new time off options should contact human resources delivery team members Jenn Wiederin or Danielle Michel.

Student Employee of the Year nominations due Feb. 1

January 7, 2021 4:02 pm

Nominations for the 2021 ISU Student Employee of the Year award are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. Nominees must be undergraduates employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021 (anticipated). The award will be based on the student employee’s demonstrated proficiency in the eight National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness competencies. The nomination form and instructions are in the OneApp system. You may nominate more than one student for this award by completing a separate nomination form for each student employee. Questions may be directed to Erin Schwartz, 294-0102, or Julie Arnold, 294-0103.

Wellmark Foundation announces 2021 MATCH grant cycles

January 7, 2021 3:06 pm

The Wellmark Foundation is accepting applications for its 2021 Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) Grants. The Large MATCH Grants cycle is for awards/requests up to $100,000 for projects that can be successfully completed by December 2023. Each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar with cash or in-kind contributions (at least half of the matching support must be cash). Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The Small MATCH Grants are for up to $25,000 with applications available in March and due by Wednesday, May 26. Each grant must be matched 50 percent with cash or in-kind contributions, with at least half of the matching support in cash.

Projects should help create safe and healthy environments that encourage physical activity and access to and consumption of nutritious foods now and for generations to come. These can include such initiatives as edible landscaping, community gardens, public playground structures and spaces, trails, Safe Routes to School plans and infrastructure, bike-share program infrastructure, etc.

COVID-19 vaccines are focuse of Jan. 15 university town hall

January 7, 2021 10:11 am

The university community is invited to a town hall from 2–3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, via Webex, that will focus on COVID-19 vaccines. A panel will address questions about availability and distribution of vaccines on campus and in the Ames community. Panelists are Erin Baldwin, associate vice president for student health and wellness; Kristen Obbink, COVID-19 public health coordinator; David Verhoeven, assistant professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine; and Dan Fulton, McFarland Clinic infectious disease specialist. The town hall will be recorded and made available on the COVID-19 Updates and Resources website.

P&S Council’s January seminar focuses on ombuds service

January 5, 2021 8:30 am

The next event in the Professional and Scientific Council seminar series, scheduled from 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, will focus on Iowa State’s free, confidential ombuds services. Dina Eisenberg and Chuck Doran, mediators with the nationally recognized dispute resolution firm MWI, will discuss how they can assist in resolving university-related matters. MWI partners with the university to offer ombuds services.

All seminar series events this year are livestreamed, and the recorded session posted in Learn@ISU approximately one week later.

Call for entries: Octagonal 2021 exhibit

December 7, 2020 12:22 pm

The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames seeks entries for Octagonal 2021: The All-Media Exhibit juried by Jenie Gao. Fee is $30 members/$35 non-members for up to three entries. Awards will include the $1,000 Winifred V. Brown Best of Show Award and $100 Media Awards in each category. See entry guidelines and apply online by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The show will run March 5–April 10 in the Octagon’s Community Gallery.

P&S seminar focuses on building campus partnerships

December 7, 2020 12:14 pm

The next event in the Professional and Scientific Council’s seminar series will be held from 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, via Adobe Connect. Learn how to build partnerships on campus using the Partnerships in Educational Settings framework with Maureen Griffin, program specialist in biotechnology, and Eric Hall, professional development consultant for the university. All seminars this fall are livestreamed and the recorded session posted in Learn@ISU approximately one week later.

COVID-19 testing returns temporarily to Thielen

December 7, 2020 12:12 pm

Through Friday, Jan. 8, COVID-19 testing will be offered from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays (excluding university holidays) at the Thielen Student Health Center. Faculty, staff and students who want a test should continue to call (515) 294-5801 (option 9). The university’s COVID-19 testing site at Johnny’s in Hilton Coliseum will reopen Monday, Jan. 11.

Green Dot facilitator training for faculty and staff

December 2, 2020 8:11 am

Training is scheduled virtually from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Dec. 15–18 for faculty and staff who want to join the university’s Green Dot facilitator team. In addition to participating in a monthly 30-minute meeting of facilitators, these volunteers promote the Green Dot personal violence prevention program across campus and lead program overviews and training, typically one or more each semester. Online registration closes at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7. Because of the Big 12 Violence and Discrimination Awareness and Prevention Fund, facilitator training can be offered at no cost to participants. Questions may be directed to Emily Miller, Student Wellness, or nicci port, Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

P&S CYtation nominations due Dec. 7

November 16, 2020 3:36 pm

Nominate a P&S employee or team for a 2020 P&S Council CYtation Award. Nominations are now open for the CYtation, Woodin CYtation, Team CYtation and Outstanding New P&S Council Member awards. Submit nominations online by Monday, Dec. 7.

Submit ISCORE proposals by Dec. 1

November 16, 2020 8:40 am

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is accepting proposals on race and ethnicity from faculty, staff and students. The 2021 ISCORE event will be held virtually March 4-5, with a preconference for faculty and staff March 3. Proposals should include a title, 200-word abstract and 1-2 learning outcomes. Submit your proposal online by Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Applications due Dec. 15 for term faculty professional development grants

November 12, 2020 9:27 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has funds to support professional development of term faculty, particularly those with limited professional development support. Awards of up to $500 help faculty participate in a virtual or in-person conference, workshop or training. Guidelines are online. Applications and signed forms are due Tuesday, Dec. 15, for conferences or workshops between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2021. Recipients will be notified within three weeks. Abstracts for conference presentations need not have been accepted at the time an application is submitted.

Volunteer at the SHOP food pantry during prep and finals weeks, winter break

November 11, 2020 1:22 pm

As student volunteers of the Students Helping Our Peers (SHOP) food pantry prepare for and take final exams, the student leadership team seeks Iowa State employee volunteers to help keep the SHOP open from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays, 4–7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fridays. Sign up online and more details about volunteering will be emailed to you.

For the first time ever, the SHOP also will be open over winter break to help students who are staying in town. You can sign up online (different form) to volunteer 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays throughout break, excluding university holidays. More details will be emailed after you sign up. Volunteer slots are available in one-hour time blocks; you do not need to commit to more than one hour unless your schedule allows.

If you’re unable to volunteer right now but are interested in helping in the future, share your contact information to be put on a shortlist for other opportunities.

Register for Dec. 4 workshop on teaching Gen-Z

November 10, 2020 1:33 pm

Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend an Innovation Insight workshop on “Gen-Z: Teaching in the Classroom and Beyond” from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, via Zoom. Led by Sara Marcketti, Morrill Professor in the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the workshop will cover the attributes of Gen-Z (born 1996–2012, currently between 8 and 24 years old and the most diverse generation in history) and effective means of teaching and interacting with this cohort inside and outside of the classroom. Register online to attend this free event sponsored by the Student Innovation Center.

CELT to offer workshop for term faculty Nov. 13

November 5, 2020 1:03 pm

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host a workshop on “Advancing Your Term Career at ISU” from 11 a.m.–noon Friday, Nov. 13, via Zoom. Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for faculty, and a panel of term faculty will provide an overview of the advancement process with a focus on best practices for putting together a portfolio and opportunities for term faculty to become more engaged as their careers develop. Register online through Learn@ISU to receive the workshop Zoom link and a link to prerecorded informational material.

Submit nominations for new COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards by Nov. 20

November 2, 2020 7:42 am

All faculty, staff and graduate students — including those in emergency or temporary status; at any rank or classification; part time or full time; and regardless of length of employment — are eligible for the new COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program established to recognize the exceptional and innovative ways Iowa State employees have worked to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Award categories are intentionally broad with the goal of recognizing individuals, teams, units and collaborative efforts. Multiple winners are expected to be chosen in many categories.

Nominations are limited to 500 words and must describe clearly why the nominee merits recognition. No supplementary materials or letters of support are needed. Awards will include certificates, formal public recognition and a $500 stipend (individual) or monetary award (to support a unit or team priority need). Submit nominations by Friday, Nov. 20. Winners will be announced in December.

Instructors asked to submit winter, spring course material lists

October 29, 2020 1:43 pm

Instructors should act now to submit winter session and spring semester course material requirements to the ISU Book Store. Materials include textbooks, courseware, eBooks, course packets, manuals, Top Hat supplies OER and other subscriptions, and will be included in the book list published on AccessPlus. Instructors should submit selections to their department coordinator as soon as possible. Digital course materials — a cost-saving, affordable alternative with immediate access — should be submitted by Sunday, Nov. 1 for winter and Tuesday, Dec. 1 for spring). Contact Carl Arbuckle, course materials buyer, 294-0236, or John Wierson, digital course materials buyer, 294-3501, with questions.