The process includes taking seats out of commission with zip-ties or stickers, posting signage to note revised student seating capacities, taping off instruction zones on the floor for faculty and, in classrooms with two accessible entrances, designating one for entry- and one for exit-only.
Guidance released this week provides some direction on how to respond if a student or employee declines to wear a face covering and outlines potential consequences of repeated deliberate violations.
Iowa State has a new senior vice president for student affairs, and three other university leaders have new permanent appointments, all pending approval July 29 by the state Board of Regents.
Iowa State employees who meet a rule of 70 (age plus university service) and are at least 60 years old on their retirement date could be eligible to select from three incentive options.
Three out of four of faculty and instructional staff surveyed about their experiences in the transition to virtual course delivery this spring said they had adequate support and that students still achieved the core learning outcomes in classes that shifted online.
Guidance released by the provost's office and the fall academic continuity working group includes several new recommendations that will affect instruction and other interactions with students.
Kristen Obbink, who works as a veterinary specialist at the Center for Food Security and Public Health, located at the College of Veterinary Medicine, will serve as the university's COVID-19 public health coordinator through fall semester.
To comply with CDC guidance, students, faculty and staff arriving from outside of the United States must self-quarantine for 14 days before participating in any in-person activities on campus, including classes.
Council members heard about testing plans for students moving into on-campus housing and the latest on new job titles assigned to professional and scientific staff.
With the retirement of ISU's ombuds officer, the university will contract with an ombuds/dispute resolution firm on an interim basis.