Implementation Progress

Our goal is to provide comprehensive support for individuals throughout their relationship with the university, beginning by attracting and retaining talented students, faculty, and staff who will contribute to a thriving university community.

Promoting well-being and success is critical to our future. By providing the appropriate resources for students, faculty, and staff, we can become a destination university for talented individuals who support the achievement of the university's mission and goals. Since the start of the strategic plan, we further embedded well-being and mental health into the campus culture, charging a team to focus on coordinating campus efforts to enhance the health and well-being of the UI community. We also implemented several new initiatives related to recruiting and retaining our talented students, faculty, and staff.  

Key Metrics

Nearly 800

employee participants in Discover Your University

These events were hosted across five days in FY23, with 91% of survey respondents saying the program strengthened their sense of connection and belonging

97 %

learned new skills from updated supervisor training

125 supervisors completed training on leading remote and hybrid teams, with nearly all of them reporting they learned new skills or information they could apply to their work

$ 5.9M

to fund 30 High Impact Hiring Initiative requests

The FY23 requests included 19 new faculty recruitments

80 +

current and emeriti faculty members

Honored at the 2023 Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture

Highlights and Success

$ 250k

over a five-year term

Supports a wide-variety of professional activities to advance teaching, research, and public service

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UI partners with Rise Global initiative

The University of Iowa is the first public university in North America to partner with Rise, an initiative that selects up to 100 promising young people worldwide as Rise Global Winners each year. The partnership opens the door for these winners to attend the UI. 

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New supervisor training educates on well-being, mental health

Nearly 700 individuals have either completed or enrolled in the on-demand Well-Being and Mental Health course. It is designed for new and longstanding supervisors and is intended to improve their knowledge and skills around understanding and identifying mental health concerns.

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Health fair encourages holistic well-being

The 2023 Health and Well-Being Fair brought together 44 units and community partners from across campus and UI Health Care to encourage University of Iowa faculty and staff to prioritize health and well-being in all aspects of their lives.


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