Working, Learning, and Leading Remotely

Campus Coronavirus Updates

Visit the University of Iowa coronavirus website for the latest information about COVID-19 and the university’s response.

As the university and the world confront COVID-19, many of us are suddenly working from home. This page offers resources for getting started and engaging in meaningful work, including professional development.
Ideas for staying to connected to teammates while working together from a distance.

Check these related resources, too:

General Tips

Establishing a routine and creating a remote workspace

Communication Routines

Connecting and coordinating work from a distance

Working Remotely Blog

University of Iowa employees offer advice and support for working from home.

Optimizing Technology

Making sure you have what you need to perform your work and stay in touch

At-Home Ergonomics

Improving comfort, boosting efficiency, and preventing injury


Maintaining work-life balance and personal health and well-being

Professional Development

Creating an individual development plan and pursuing training

Online Learning

Guide to online learning resources available to UI employees

Remote Working Survey Results

April 2020 remote-work feedback from faculty and staff

Supervision and Engagement

Managing remote teams, including using stay interviews to build engagement

Working Remotely Blog

Managing Your Time

Ever feel like all your days run together and managing your time feels like you're herding cats? Check out this article for a sample way to track tasks (and cat herds).
Clock and calendars

Mitakuye Oyasin, All My Relations 

Do you or have you in the past felt like work and life should be separate? What about your friendships? Should they be separate too? Here Candace Peters explains a bit about why attaining and retaining friendships in and outside of work is important.
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But I Don't Want To

As parents we're sometimes told by our children, "But I don't want to." As employees, there are tasks that we may not want to do. How do you cope with both coming at you at once? Read more to find out some coping mechanisms.
Mom and toddler looking at laptop computer while young son draws.
Contact Information

Learning and Development

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Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States