With the release of guidelines and a live seminar this week, employees got a closer look at a new program that offers ISU staff flexibility in when, where and how they work.
Iowa State's next strategic plan likely will cover a nine-year period, 2022 to 2031, and may be realized more as a strategic "process" than a "plan" in order to better respond to opportunities and challenges as they arise.
Mary Howell Sirna, administrative advisor and attorney on staff for ISU Police, will serve as the university's interim director of equal opportunity and Title IX coordinator, effective Oct. 25. She served previously in the role during the 2015-16 academic year.
Returning to campus, in-person instruction and more frequent social interactions have added stress for students on top of challenges the pandemic presents. Faculty and staff can support student mental health by creating a community of care.
The combination of college-specific programs in the Start Something network and universitywide resources, such as the Student Innovation Center and Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, will support and encourage student creativity.
Before the pandemic, only 17 of Iowa State's largest classrooms were outfitted to record and livestream audio and video. As of this fall, all 214 general university classrooms have the lecture capture technology that's especially useful for hybrid and virtual instruction.
Unused funds in a dependent care flex account from 2020 that carry over into 2021 -- or unused funds from 2021 that carry over into 2022 -- will not count toward the annual maximum that may be reimbursed on a tax-favored basis.