Several dogs recruited for Barks at Parks -- a library event to help students decompress while studying for final exams -- have owners who are faculty or staff. Dog owners said the event allows them to connect with students in a different and pleasant way.
A tool for creating budgets in Workday is being developed, with a spring rollout expected in time for fiscal year 2021 planning.
A member of the registrar's team since 2015, Jennifer Suchan had been serving as interim registrar since mid-June.
Last month, President Wendy Wintersteen outlined 10 actions to address racism and discrimination on campus. Among them is annual training for faculty in each academic department on creating an inclusive classroom environment.
As ISU Extension and Outreach restructures, counties will make a decision in the next two months about which of three operational models they want to adopt. The models go into effect July 1, 2020.
An emerging best practice among universities is to train deputy Title IX coordinators. As of this fall, Iowa State has a deputy team of seven, double what it was three years ago.
The Professional and Scientific Council would propose a standard performance-based P&S staff pay raise for fiscal year 2021 as high as 2% above inflation, under a recommendation discussed at its Dec. 5 meeting.
Much of the growth is due to more interest in "batch" audits -- covering a few dozen to a few thousand students -- for comparison and research purposes.