Worker adds insulation tape to glass window grid

Making progress on a summer project

More than 300 of the 350-plus glass panels in a window replacement project at the southeast corner of Parks Library are in place.

Margo Foreman head shot

Margo Foreman

Foreman will serve as interim VP for diversity, equity and inclusion

Senior vice president for student affairs Toyia Younger will lead a 10-member search committee, and the university will contract with a search firm to help develop the candidate pool in a national search for a successor to Reginald Stewart.

WorkCyte phase II will benefit from lessons learned

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

Joseph Ballard II


Joseph Ballard II is the inaugural director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the campus life unit in the student affairs division.

What we gained from 15 years of ADVANCE

Following an initial 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.

Proposed policy on digital accessibility is open for comments

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.