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Harbinger of spring

Two bike repair stations installed this month for free use by the university community replace 10-year-old stations in the same locations: west side of the Memorial Union and north side of the Hub. 

Wintersteen delivers funding request to legislators

Iowa State is asking the 2024 Iowa Legislature for $14.5 million in new funding for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The request includes $10 million above this year's $2.8 million support for STEM innovation and workforce development and $4.5 million for general operating support.

Call for new strategic initiative ideas is delayed

Before new investments are made, university leaders will consider several budget planning factors, including opportunities for faculty and staff salary increases, health care costs paid by the university and appropriations decisions by the Iowa Legislature this spring.

Changes to federal aid processing will impact students

Moving all student data into a single system, coupled with Workday's capacity to automate some processes, will mean better service to students and less staff time spent monitoring records when the third Workday Student rollout goes live March 4. A few financial aid processes illustrate this.

Proposed term faculty changes in handbook draw discussion

The changes would clarify and streamline processes for term faculty in position reviews, term renewals and advancement. Senators also will vote on a resolution to encourage students to vote in the 2024 general election.

Course dates announced for leadership certificate series for managers

The series includes eight virtual courses offered by LinkedIn Learning and six instructor-led courses offered quarterly by Employee and Family Resources, the provider for Iowa State's Employee Assistance Program. There isn't a specific order or timeframe in which courses must be completed to receive the certificate.

Receiving professional development emails? There's a reason

Iowa State has an institutional membership with the NCFDD. All faculty, staff, graduate students and post docs automatically are enrolled in the program and receive weekly emails and notices of seminars and other programming.