Freshman Ashlyn Haack studies in a quiet corner

Thankful for a break

Classes won't meet Nov. 19-24 during the university's annual Thanksgiving recess.

HR overhaul gets more detailed, with role added to help hire staff

At a Nov. 13 town hall, the university's top human resources official gave a more detailed look at an evolving plan to shift HR work to specialists next year, including a new role to support staff searches and reduce the time it takes to fill open positions.

Phased approach proposed for service delivery changes

The team developing an implementation plan for improved service delivery  proposed a phased approach to move the work forward, which will help provide information sought by concerned employees.

Staffing review is a first step toward aligning finance, HR positions with likely service delivery models

The review applies to vacancies and reclassification requests for finance and human resources positions, whether in the colleges, central administration or other campus units.

Headshot of Cyndi Wiley

Cyndi Wiley


Cyndi Wiley is Iowa State's new digital accessibility coordinator, a position created just three years ago. She'll work part time through the spring semester and assume her full-time role on May 1.

Antimicrobial research institute, athletics facility proposals go to regents

Also on the agenda are 50 professional development requests for ISU faculty members for the year that begins July 1, 2019.

Senate could eliminate summer readmission option

Changes to master's degree programs in graphic design, a new online master's degree in event management and the elimination of two minors in technology and social change also will be voted on at the Dec. 11 Faculty Senate meeting.

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The Monthly Matters email newsletter provides information and program updates to help employees prepare for the July 1, 2019, go-live date for the Workday software system.