Faculty and Staff News

Governance Document updated

The CALS Governance Document has been updated, as of December 2019, with changes to the "Policies and Procedures for Appointment, Evaluation, Reappointment, and Advancement of Term Faculty" section, and the addition of the "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" section. This new section states that each department within the college will form a standing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Improved Service Delivery Resources

Several ISD resources for CALS faculty and staff have been added, particularly focused on how to find the ISD personnel who support you and your unit.

Focus on Wellbeing

We are aware there is a good deal of stress and mental health challenges in our campus community, and we have had recent sessions to help our faculty and staff learn ways to engage and assist our students when they have challenges. If you missed these sessions or would like more to be scheduled, please contact Howard Tyler, assistant dean for undergraduate and graduate student services and success, htyler@iastate.edu, 515-294-6434.

It is also true that as CALS faculty and staff, we, too, have stresses and challenges that sometimes need extra help. The ISU Wellbeing website has a list of mental health resources available for ISU employees.