Future of Work@Iowa

University Human Resources and the Office of the Provost established the Future of Work@Iowa project to address these questions:  

  • How does the disruptive change of COVID-19 impact the University of Iowa and our strategic path towards being a destination university?
  • How do we reimagine work post COVID-19?
  • How do we re-envision high impact practices to create a highly engaged and inclusive workforce?
  • What does the evolution of HR policies, services and strategies look like?

The project tapped five subcommittees to explore specific needs: 

  • Faculty and Instructors
  • Staff
  • Health care
  • Physical space
  • Technology

A project steering committee provided coordination and oversight, while an advisory committee helped generate ideas and react to draft recommendations.

A micro-unit (multidisciplinary) team was established in May 2022, to guide ongoing implementation of flexible work practices.