Division Staff Resources

This page serves as a resource for the Division of Student Affairs Staff. 

CARE Staff Recognition

Submit a colleague for CARE recognition! 
CARE Recognition
CARE is an ongoing recognition for Committed, Accomplished, Responsive, and Engaged Division of Student Affairs staff. Basically, it is a great way to send kudos to a colleague for a job well done! Staff submitted for recognition may be included in the Division newsletter, social media, and at events. Please submit your recognition below. An email will be sent to the person you are recognizing and their supervisor. Questions can be sent to Jenny Pollard at pollard@iastate.edu. Thank you!

Staff Appreciation Week 2020

Get in on the fun here: www.studentaffairs.iastate.edu/saw

Division Meetings 

Past meeting recaps can be found here: www.studentaffairs.iastate.edu/resources/division-meetings/

Division Policies Information


Division Student, Staff, and Faculty Awards


United Way of Story County Campaign Information 


Professional Development Opportunities

Student Affairs Leadership Institute (SALI) | www.studentaffairs.iastate.edu/sali

Student Affairs Diversity Events Calendar | www.studentaffairs.iastate.edu/calendar

Professional and Scientific Staff Professional Development Opportunities at Iowa State University

You Can’t Opt Out of Leadership | Presented by Dr Ann Marie Klotz
Leading people can be the most challenging and rewarding part of our job and happens at all levels of an organization. Working together and holding people accountable, even when they do not directly report to you, can also be tough. This session is designed to teach skills to increase your professional confidence and competence with being a leader. You will leave this session with a renewed focus on how to develop your own skills in this important professional competence because no one can opt-out of leadership. 
View the recording of this presentation here: 

Strategies for Filling Your Cup | Presented by the Student Health and Wellness Leadership Team
Student Health and Wellness leadership led the division through an evaluation of wellness based on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, shared strategies for self-care, self-compassion, and current resources available to staff. Staff then had the opportunity to create a wellness plan personalized to them. 
A recording of the meeting can be found here:
A copy of the worksheets can be found here:
Adventure 2 Employee Wellness Resources can be found here: 

Navigating Higher Education During Social And Political Change | Presented by the Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Creating inclusive communities requires vigilance and attention to the personal experiences students encounter as they interact with peers, university personnel, and contend with social and politically charged events occurring within and beyond the university’s borders. Student affairs staff can play a critical role in assisting students to navigate a complex set of dynamics. University colleagues and a panel of senior leaders examined scenarios that have occurred in educational settings across the country and engaged in active problem solving and possible approaches for our campus community.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will:

1. Reflect on the complexity of issues around diversity and inclusion and their impact on campus climate. 
2. Explore ways campus members can support students with different identities, beliefs, and lived experiences.
3. Examine the decision making process and engage in collaborative problem solving to address issues related to diversity and inclusion.
4. Explore how policy decisions at an institutional level impact decisions on a local, regional, and national scale.

Case Studies can be found here:  https://iastate.box.com/s/fuaw5fsut8qkxt0yhrp2j0ivwfm7885g
The training was developed by the Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Generations in the Workplace | Presented to Student Affairs staff by Karen McCullough
About the presentation: Today, the workplace days of “one size fits all” and “treat everyone the same” are gone. Karen helps leaders and teams understand the distinct generational differences and how to flex to meet each group and individual in a personal and supportive way building trust, motivation, while inspiring and retaining talent. 
View the recordings of this presentation here: