Staff Council Mission

The Council supports the University mission. In pursuing that mission, the Council seeks to advance such endeavors through visibly active staff participation/involvement both campus-wide and community-wide in a spirit of unity and open communication with other shared governance organizations on campus.

The goals of the Council are to:

  • Advocate on behalf of represented staff
  • Advise the University Administration on policies
  • Inform the University community of the activities of the Council
  • Promote University relations within the community of Iowa City and the State of Iowa
  • Collaborate with shared governance organizations on campus, notably the Faculty
  • Senate, Student Government and organizational shared governance groups
  • Promote staff learning through professional development and awards
  • Promote communication and shared governance among staff, central administration, Faculty Senate and Student Government

Staff News

Are you aware of a UI community peer that is deserving of recognition for an outstanding accomplishment, contribution to the UI or the state of Iowa, or for a superior commitment to public service? The UI Staff Council invites nominations for the following annual awards:
Staff Council would appreciate University of Iowa Staff taking part in an online survey regarding the search for the next University of Iowa President. The feedback from this survey will be used by our representative on the Presidential Search Committee, Staff Council President Chuck Wieland, as a reflection of staff sentiment towards the qualifications of prospective candidates for the University of Iowa President position. Please click through for more information.
Charter committees play an important role in the governance of our University.  Charter committees are established in an effort to assure that University-wide services and activities will be carried out in the best interests of education and society.  Their general responsibility is twofold:
Staff Council Elections are now taking place for the 2015 Staff Council.  Information on how to vote will be sent via e-mail. For more information you may visit the Staff Council Election Committee page.
Sally K. Mason, 20th president of the University of Iowa, has announced her plans to retire as of August 1. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will conduct a national search to identify her successor.

Upcoming Meetings

Archived Meetings and Agendas

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Upcoming Events

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