News from Staff Council
News from Staff Council

Advocacy in Action

Your Voice for a Better UI

January 2021

Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee (RCSAC)

RCSAC was created in 2020 as part of The University of Iowa’s Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan. The Committee is responsible for identifying strategies, tactics, and timelines for creating a campus community that supports the safety of all individuals, with particular attention to people who have traditionally experienced disproportionate harm from systems such as law enforcement. Matsalyn Brown is the Staff Council representative on this important campus committee. Matsalyn said, “I am proud to be selected to represent UI Staff Council on the committee. I’m serving because I believe that those who are marginalized deserve to feel safe and to be treated fairly with respect and dignity, and I hope to be a part of a positive change on campus.”

As part of the process, the Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee is hosting two listening sessions in February: Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 11. The times and Zoom information will be announced later. Your input and feedback are needed to help build a safe and inclusive campus for every member of the university – faculty, staff, students, and visitors.   For additional information, read More...

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Councilor Spotlight - Introducing James Jorris!

Ted Potter, Senior Law Librarian and Staff Council Secretary sat down with James Jorris, Revenue Cycle Coordinator in Patient Financial Services and Staff Councilor.  In the attached video and transcript, James shares his thoughts on becoming a Staff Councilor, his experience as co-chair of the Awards committee and why he sees his time as a councilor to be a rewarding experience.

UI Dance Marathon - Get Involved in the Big Event

The University of Iowa Dance Marathon Big Event is coming soon! Over the years, the annual Big Event has raised millions of dollars for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. This year’s Big Event will be virtual, and there are several ways for staff to get involved. Read more...


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We Want to Hear from You!

Do you have feedback that you want to share with Staff Council? Staff Council is interested in your feedback so we can advocate effectively for staff.  And now, we have made sending us feedback even easier.  In addition to providing feedback directly to your Staff Council representative, or to the Staff Council Mailbox, you may now also share feedback via this form. What is going well?  What staff related concerns would you like to share? We are looking forward to hearing from you!