University of Iowa


Date: 08/31/2017

The University of Iowa has been accredited since 1913 by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The university received its last comprehensive HLC review in 2008.  Since that time, HLC has revised its review process, creating what it calls its “Open Pathway Process,” which focuses on quality assurance and follows a ten-year review cycle.

Date: 08/23/2017

Dear Colleagues, 

I am writing to update you about the Academic Organizational Structure 2020 Initiative.  

Phase I of the initiative began with a task force of four collegiate deans charged with gathering information about our current academic structures as well as input regarding future possibilities. The original charge to this task force can be found at:

Date: 08/22/2017

Over the next few months, departments and colleges will be involved in the process of arriving at recommendations for the awarding of tenure, and for promotions in all academic ranks.  The policies and procedures related to promotion and tenure are provided in the links below.  

The Procedures for Tenure and Promotion Decision Making at The University of Iowa are to be followed for all tenured and tenure-track faculty. 

Date: 08/21/2017

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that establishes confidentiality requirements and student rights to inspect and review education records.  All UI instructors, including TAs and Adjuncts, are required to complete the online FERPA training module and quiz at least once during their employment at the University.  After having completed the training, instructors will be required to attest to an Annual Certification Notice on January 1st of each year in UI Self-Service.  Further, anyone needing administrative access to student records information in MAUI, b

Date: 08/09/2017

International Programs has collaborated with Hawks Ridge to provide short-term apartments for international scholars.  A limited number of units are still available beginning September 1st.  Highlights of the program include: 

Date: 07/27/2017

Requests for new or revised miscellaneous (academic or administrative) fees for 2018-19 are to be received by the chair of the miscellaneous fee committee by August 25, 2017, using the Miscellaneous Fee Request Form available at here. Include an explanation of how the fee will be used and a detailed accounting of the expenses to be covered by the fee. If approved by the Board of Regents, the new fee will go into effect on May 15, 2018 the first day of the 2018 summer session (unless a later effective session is indicated on the form).

Date: 07/19/2017

The inaugural issue of Diversity at Iowa 2017 is available online at

The UI Chief Diversity Office has the privilege to partner, consult, and provide leadership with many across campus and in the community.

This publication contains articles highlighting examples of diversity and inclusion on our campus such as:

Date: 07/11/2017

Greetings, Hawkeye Colleagues.

In five weeks, the 2017 On Iowa! program will be in full swing to welcome the Class of 2021 and new transfer students. The University of Iowa will be celebrating the seventh year of On Iowa! in what is embraced as a tradition to assist new undergraduate students in becoming more comfortable with their new environment prior to the first day of classes.

Date: 06/08/2017

Application Deadlines and Report Deadlines for the 2018-2019 Faculty Development Programs are now available at: 

Please share this information with your faculty.  If you have questions, please feel free to call Associate Provost Kevin Kregel at 335-0256.  

Date: 06/08/2017

Instructions for implementing the 2017-18 Salary Program have been updated on the Human Resources website (  As we continue the University’s on-campus budget development process for FY 2018, collegiate and administrative units are encouraged to make strategic financial resource allocation decisions. Salary adjustments for non-bargaining faculty and staff should be distributed differentially to individuals based upon performance and market competiveness demands.