Despite a lack of course credit, a four-session bootcamp about off-road vehicle technology this fall had nearly twice as many applicants as seats. The bootcamp resulted from a collaboration among John Deere, agricultural and biosystems engineering department, ISU Research Park and the Digital Ag Innovation Lab.
Withers, currently dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State in Fort Collins, will begin his new leadership post at Iowa State in April.
Following vigorous discussion at its Nov. 16 meeting, the State Board of Regents approved 10 recommendations for limiting or clarifying policies and programming about diversity, equity and inclusion at the three regent campuses. By April, the schools must develop plans for how they'll comply with the recommendations.
Microsoft Copilot is available to faculty and staff and includes commercial data protection. Unlike other generative AI such as ChatGPT, Copilot doesn't use personal and company data to build its model.
Also on the state Board of Regents agenda: Phase two proposals for the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, veterinary cancer center and CYTown infrastructure, faculty professional development assignments for next year and an incentive program for Business faculty who develop customized education services for corporate clients.
Iowa State's Educational Materials Policy, which establishes ownership of educational materials, is being updated for the first time since 1976. Proposed changes include the recognition of the change of delivery, how educational materials are produced and who produces them.