News and Updates

Take Advantage Of Your Benefits During The Holidays

Dec 06, 2023

Learn more about how to take advantage of your benefits during the holidays!

Sloss House Donation Update

Dec 06, 2023

Read here about the Sloss House Donation Organized By The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee!

Council approves motion to support the Board of Regents to pursue separate salary appropriations.

Nov 13, 2023

The Professional & Scientific (P&S) Council at Iowa State recently passed a motion to support the Board of Regents efforts to pursue a separate salary appropriations bill for the upcoming fiscal year 2025. The resolution and distribution list can be found here.

UPDATE 2nd Annual Food Drive for S.H.O.P.

Sep 11, 2023


We had 2,608 lbs of donations and $65 in monetary delivered to SHOP.  We are thankful for everyone who participated as a donation location!

We couldn't have done this without you!!  A HUGE thank you to Jared Hohanshelt from Central Stores for donating his time and a van for pickup and delivery.



Seminar Series and Workday Learning

May 24, 2023

Seminar Series events can be pre-registered in Workday Learning.  Seminar Series virtual events can be attended through Workday Learning.  Instructions on how to register for these events can be found here.  Don't hesitate to contact the Professional Development Committee with any questions.

Professional and Scientific Council President Chris Johnsen's statement to Board of Regents

Apr 12, 2022

President Chris Johnsen's full statement to the Board of Regents can be found here.

Simplified Parliamentary Procedure

Simplified Parliamentary Procedure

Feb 25, 2022 · Sheryl Rippke

This publication explains a set of well proven parliamentary procedures and rules designed to move business along in a meeting while maintaining order and controlling the communications process.  Perfect for a new Councilor!  Available at the Extension Store.

Professional and Scientific Council elections now open through March 26

Mar 23, 2021

Choose who will represent you on Professional and Scientific Council! Voting for councilors is now open through this Friday. Look for an email from Professional and Scientific Council with instructions on how to cast your vote.

P&S Council Executive Council holds strategic initiatives meeting

Jul 28, 2020

Professional and Scientific Council Executive Council members pose for a physically-distanced photo at Reiman Gardens at the group's July 27 retreat. The Executive Council compiled a draft of P&S Council's strategic inititaves for 2020-21. They will be posted after being passed by a full council vote.

Professional and Scientific Council Seminar Series event: Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts! (on demand video)

May 29, 2020

"Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts," is the latest Professional & Scientific Council Seminar Series event to be made available on Learn@ISU. It was recorded at the 2020 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference February 13. It is presented by Malisa Rader, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Life, ISU Extension and Outreach.

Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Award recipients announced

Apr 21, 2020

Congratulations to the 18 individuals and three employee teams who have received 2019 CYtation Awards from Professional and Scientific Council! You can find the full list of honorees on the Awards page of this web site. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the CYtation awards ceremony was rescheduled from its usual March date. It will be held September 3 at the ISU Alumni Center.

Have you voted? Choose your candidates for Professional and Scientific Council!

Apr 10, 2020

Voting for open Professional and Scientific Council seats is now being held through 5 p.m. April 14. Help choose those who will represent you on council! Vote!

Class-Comp Review: Know the latest!

Mar 03, 2020

A two-phased implementation of the classification and compensation restructuring for Professional and Scientific employees has been approved and should conclude by May 31. The Professional and Scientific Council April Seminar Series event April 14 will feature Emma Houghton, Director of University Compensation and Classification, reviewing the implementation. See Council Events to the right for more information.

Seminar Series event: “Managing Teams for Creative Outcomes," now available on Learn@ISU

Nov 07, 2019

Presented by Jose Antonio Rosa, recorded at the 2019 Professional & Scientific Council Professional Development Conference. Find it in the Learn@ISU Professional and Scientific Council catalog, "FY20-5."

November Professional and Scientific Council Newsletter

Nov 05, 2019

CYtation award nominations accepted, November Seminar Series event, Highlighting ISU Employees: Student Loan Education Office

October 8 Seminar Series event, "Implicit Bias and What You Can Do" now available on Learn@ISU

Oct 17, 2019

The video recording of "Implicit Bias and What You Can Do," presented by Katy Swalwell, is now available for viewing on Learn@ISU. Find it in the Professional and Scientific Council catalog, "FY20-4."