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President John Laverty
Education has always been a cornerstone value in Iowa. In a Guest Opinion in the Daily Iowan, Staff Council President, John Laverty argues eloquently to uphold that tradition for the University of Iowa and schools across the state. 
Staff Councilor Tab Wiggins. Photo by Tim Schoon.
Staff councilor Tab Wiggins was recently featured in IowaNow. In the story, Tab talks about her journey to Iowa and discusses the good work she is doing with the Division of Student Life.
Screenshot of the Workplace Support Matrix. Article links to the PDF.
The University of Iowa is a large and diverse workplace which offers many opportunities for involvement, accomplishments and challenges.  Sometimes, the challenges test our talents and patience, and we look for help.
Thank you to Dr. Ted Abel, director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, for visiting Staff Council. Iowa has a rich tradition in neuroscience dating back to 1890, and it is inspiring to see the new institute building on that legacy.
The University of Iowa Staff Council Education and University Relations committees are happy to share this brochure “Interested in Starting a Local Shared Governance Group?” with the greater University of Iowa community.  Available to all University of Iowa colleges and departments, our brochure is designed to promote the introduction of staff councils at the local levels, providing resources for implementation and support, and acquainting those with established shared governance bodies at both the University campus-wide level and local college and organizations levels.  Sample materials, and support are available from all members of the Education and University Relations committees of the UI Staff Council or from the UI Staff Council Office.
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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