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Executive Vice President and Provost

Making Government Whistleblower Laws Work

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley and Iowa State Senator Jeff Danielson will discuss whistleblower protections from the federal and state perspectives. Both view whistleblowing as an important check and balance on government. Grassley has a long record of working for protections for whistleblowers. In 1984 he authored updates to the federal False Claims Act and co-authored the 1989 federal Whistleblower Protection act and its updates in 2012. Danielson helped lead an effort in 2014 to strengthen Iowa’s whistle-blower law. A reception precedes the program at 7:30 a.m.; free and open to the public.

Educating Educators Conference

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host its annual Educating Educators conference. Keynote speaker will be Gregory Michie, author of such books as We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling and Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students. This event is free and open to all teacher education students, staff and faculty.

Teach UNI Project Presentations

Mark Myers, biology department, and Brittany Flokstra, chemistry/biochemistry department, will present their Teach UNI projects.  Myers will discuss the implementation of a new module on climate change and Flokstra will talk about using jigsaw puzzles to help students see “the big picture” in chemistry labs.

SGIDs Training

The CETL needs more SGID facilitators. This training is primarily for those who are interested in conducting SGIDs, but do come if you want more information about SGIDs and how they work. 

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