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December 10, 1999

P&S Council proposes award for staff here fewer than five years

by Anne Krapfl
At its Dec. 2 meeting, the Professional and Scientific Council approved a proposal for a new annual staff award. The award would honor such qualities as innovative work, reliability on the job, ongoing personal and professional development, and strong interpersonal skills with colleagues in a staff member with five or fewer years of service at Iowa State.

"It seems that many of the awards for P&S employees require at least 10 years of service," said Leigh Elsberry, chair of the P&S representation and awards committee. "We think there's a need to recognize excellence in employees who haven't been at Iowa State as long."

As proposed, the honoree would receive the same recognition ($1,000 cash) as faculty who receive awards for early achievement in teaching and research. The council did not suggest a funding source. The proposal moves on to the Provost's Office for consideration.

In other business:

The council's next meeting begins at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. Provost Rollin Richmond will attend. One of the things he will discuss is Iowa State's academic plan, a short document intended to serve as a bridge between the new strategic plan and college strategic plans.

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