News and Updates

Changes to Spring/Summer Council Meeting Schedule

Feb 02, 2024

Council is exploring changes to the spring and summer meeting schedule. The proposed changes were discussed at the Executive Committee in January and the full council meeting February 1. 

May: Move meeting from May 2 to May 16
July: July 11 (no change)
September: September 5

Nominations Open for Council Elections

Feb 02, 2024

The Professional and Scientific Council serves as a resource and an advocate for all P&S employees, and you can represent your fellow P&S employees as a council member! Nominations for the 2024 election will be taken through March 15. You can nominate yourself or a Professional and Scientific colleague by completing the nomination form.

OMBUDS Training now through Workday Learning

Jan 05, 2024

Learn more about OMBUDS training through Workday Learning here.

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."

Sept. 10 Seminar Series event, Class-Comp Review update, now available on Learn@ISU

Sep 17, 2019

If you were not able to attend the Sept. 10 Seminar Series event featuring Emma Houghton updating the Classification and Compensation Review plans (or if you'd like to review details), the video recording is now posted on Learn@ISU. Type "FY20-3" in the search bar and click "Launch."