Margo Foreman begins her interim duties July 17. A national search to find a successor to Reginald Stewart will include a 10-member search committee and a search firm to help develop the candidate pool.
Implementing Workday Student and Receivables has many advantages over WorkCyte's first phase, project leaders told the Professional and Scientific Council at its July meeting. Provost Jonathan Wickert also spoke about the impact of a new state law related to racism and sexism training, and council members heard an update from UHR on work flexibility.
Joseph Ballard II is the inaugural director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the campus life unit in the student affairs division.
Following a five-year NSF grant (2006-11) for a transformational program called ADVANCE, Iowa State found university funds to keep the program in house. It was a long-term commitment to changing the faculty culture, developing programs that establish flexibility and promoting transparency and clear expectations helpful to faculty as they progress through their careers.
Comments are being accepted through Aug. 31 on a draft policy on digital accessibility that calls for regular reviewing and repairing existing materials, widespread training and -- by 2026 -- a requirement that all new digital content meet digital accessibility standards.