Students hit on great ideas in a hurry at pitch off finale

The fifth annual college-by-college pitch off wrapped up this week with the campuswide finale, capping off two weeks of students stepping up to make the case for their innovative ideas.

LAS announces effort to reimagine programs, begin budget reduction

Changes in enrollment and student preferences, students arriving with more course credits, rising costs and other trends have created a growing annual deficit in the college. The intent is to "chart our path toward a sustainable future."

Regents approve adjustment to P&S pay matrix

Adjusting the compensation structure doesn't automatically move any employee's salary, but it increases earning potential in the years ahead. The change will impact about 200 P&S employees whose pay places them either below the new minimum or back within the new maximum of their pay grades. 

In-person again, 25 Year Club to honor 110 faculty and staff

The 25 Year Club will gather next week to honor 110 Iowa State faculty and staff who celebrated notably lengthy work anniversaries in 2021 -- a group that represents a combined 3,260 years of university service.

There's still time to share comments on the strategic plan draft

The draft plan unveiled in town halls this month is really a strategic process for yearly review, priority-setting and projects designed to propel the university forward while ensuring some flexibility with changing conditions. 

Twenty-four hours to lift up Iowa State

During the ISU Foundation's first Forever True Day, scheduled from noon March 1 to noon March 2, donors can choose from among hundreds of funds to support.

Canvas making switch to New Quizzes

Canvas is phasing out Classic Quizzes and replacing it with New Quizzes, giving instructors more options and improved accessibility. It will be tentatively enabled campuswide on June 1, but Classic Quizzes will not be sunset until June 30, 2024.

Regents updated on free speech survey, training

Other Iowa State items on the meeting agenda include two new centers, an honorary degree, changes to public radio and a second phase for the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.

Does your research fit the sustainability definition?

The office of the vice president for research needs your help to prepare Iowa State's fourth application to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System -- known as STARS. The first three efforts produced gold results. The goal this year is platinum.

Registrar's office implements new schedule change forms

With the university's contract with DocuSign expiring this spring, the registrar's office selected another e-signature platform, Microsoft Forms' Power Automate, for its schedule change forms. The new forms go live in AccessPlus Feb. 28.