Professional and Scientific Council

The Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council serves as a resource and an advocate for P&S employees. The Professional and Scientific Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, P&S employees at Iowa State University. The council identifies the needs of its constituents, provides information and advice in response to those needs, and recommends policies and procedures to the administration that benefit P&S employees and assist in fulfilling the mission of Iowa State University.

The Professional and Scientific Council defines shared governance as a collaborative decision-making process that is inclusive of University administration, faculty, staff, and students which requires all parties to work together to advance the mission and achieve the strategic goals of Iowa State University.

Council 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!

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.

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.

Council Events


Fri, Dec 1, 2023 · 1:00 am to Fri, Dec 15, 2023 · 4:00 pm

We will have a toy and pet food donation drive from December 1-December 15! Please get in touch with Sarah Larkin if you want to donate a new toy or new pet food. Sarah can come to your office to pick it up, or you can arrange to drop it off at her office. The toys will be donated to Ames Toys For Tots, and the pet food will be donated to Ames Pet Food Pantry. Contact Sarah with any questions!

Professional and Scientific Council Seminar Series: Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Excel Tips & Tricks

Tue, Dec 12, 2023 · 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Excel Tips & Tricks

Lucas Oerter, Associate Director Athletic Compliance

Scrolling endlessly to find data? Want a competitive edge? Intermediate Excel knowledge is the step beyond simply inputting data into a spreadsheet. That means knowing how to format properly, use VLookup formulas, and create pivot tables.  Participants will learn to produce reliable and easily accessible results from your data.

January Professional and Scientific Council General Meeting

Thu, Jan 11, 2024 · 2:10 pm to 4:00 pm

The January Professional and Scientific Council general meeting will be held in Room 3580, Memorial Union. All Iowa State University Professional and Scientific employees are invited to attend Council general meetings.

2024 Professional Development Conference

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 · 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

INNOVATE turning ideas to impact

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2024!  More details will become available during the Fall 2023 semester.