News from Staff Council
News from Staff Council

Advocacy in Action

Your Voice for a Better UI

September 2021

LPR - What is it and Why should Staff care?

For staff who park in lots around campus, the “hang-tag” has been a fact of life for many years – not anymore! License Plate Recognition (LPR) has changed the way the UI Parking & Transportation Department confirms parking permission. Read More . . . 

Staff Councilors Volunteer for Fall Events

Every year the Staff Council provides support to a number of University of Iowa events.  So far this fall, staff councilors could be seen in action within the On Iowa! program and the University of Iowa booth at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.  On Iowa! is held over several days during the week before the fall semester commences for all incoming first year and new transfer students.  Staff Council volunteers are important to the success of this program . . .  Read more...


DEI 2021-2022 Trainings Sessions

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has announced several workshops and trainings that are available for registration!  These sessions include the Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) Certificate, LGBTQ Safe Zone Project,  and National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). Sessions will be offered virtually and in-person. Staff are able to register through Employee Self-Service under My Career>My Trainings. For more information about these workshops and other initiatives visit the DEI Training Programs website.




Mentoring Resources and Opportunities

One of the most influential aspects of professional development is having a meaningful relationship with a mentor or mentee. The University of Iowa is dedicated to facilitating these experiences, and the mentoring webpage is a great place to start. At you can browse mentoring opportunities and find helpful resources. This information promotes a transparent and intentional culture of mentoring, whether at the University of Iowa or beyond. More information is available on the Mentoring @ Iowa website.

Showcase Your Favorite Place on Campus

The Advocacy in Action newsletter team is seeking nominations from the campus community for locations to highlight in the newsletters. Each issue we will be featuring a special place on campus, including UI spots that are off of the main campus. The goal is to encourage staff to get out and explore all that our university has to offer. Submit your ideas by going to this website: