The purpose of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Staff Council is to provide a venue for staff members in the College to participate in collegiate and university-level shared governance.

Campus Coronavirus Updates

Fellow CLAS Staff Members, we hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. If you need the most up-to-date information about University of Iowa policies and responses to the pandemic, please visit the UI’s page dedicated to Campus Coronavirus Updates. If you have questions or concerns specific to CLAS staff, feel free to use the feedback mechanisms below to connect with us. We are here for you!

What's On Your Mind?

Please share your ideas, information, suggestions, or questions with the CLAS Staff Council.

News and Announcements

Spring 2022 Professional Development Awards

Monday, November 22, 2021
UI Learning & Development is pleased to offer a number of professional development awards for spring 2022 for-fee workshops. All UI staff members in a regular appointment, 50% time or greater, are eligible to take part in this special opportunity. The spaces available for no-cost attendance will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Executive Order 14042

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Dear Regent university community:
There has been a lot of attention regarding President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors and what it means for the university.
Governor Reynolds recently signed into law HF902, which establishes additional statutory requirements for employee COVID-19 vaccination waivers in the State of Iowa.
During its meeting on Nov. 4, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, authorized me to direct the Regent institutions to take actions I deem necessary to comply with the requirements of Federal Executive Order 14042. The Board of Regents also approved a new policy that adopts the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s broad definition of religion for the purposes of a request for accommodation or exemption from any COVID-19 employment vaccination or face-covering requirement.
The Office of the Board of Regents, in consultation with the Regent institutions, is evaluating and preparing for the impact of each of these actions.

International Programs Celebrates UI's First Passport Office

Thursday, November 4, 2021
International Programs is proud to announce the Grand Opening Celebration of the University of Iowa Passport Office, Wednesday, November 17, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in 1111 University Capitol Centre.

Open to the public, festivities will include remarks from Russ Ganim, associate provost and dean of International Programs, a ribbon-cutting, free UI luggage tags, light refreshments, and a visit from Herky, who will be applying for a passport and posing for selfies.