Faculty & Staff

Programs, events and resources for UNI Faculty and Staff.

Teaching from a Distance

FlokstraBecause of Covid-19, professors all over are moving their classes online, and the University of Northern Iowa is no exception. This is quite the transition for both students and faculty, especially when it comes to classes with laboratories and other hands-on parts that are easier to complete in person. Even so, people are finding ways to make it work.

Backgrounds available for Zoom

Hello UNI Community,

We have created two backgrounds that can be used with zoom.  Background #1 is Panther Strong, a deep purple background with the UNI Logo and Panther Strong message across the top of the screen.  Background #2 is a subtle pale purple repeat of the UNI STEM Logo.  

Here are sample screenshots:

Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series

In 2018-2019, hundreds of students, faculty, and members of the community attended lectures focused on our relationship with the natural world. This was the first year of the Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series. The success of the series is thanks in large part to the diverse range of faculty and staff that worked on the committee to bring a variety of lecturers from different fields and backgrounds to the University of Northern Iowa.  

New Physics Major Emphases

Data ScienceIt is becoming more and more helpful to take an interdisciplinary course of study in today’s changing world. The Physics Department has a solution! There is some exciting news for students looking to pursue a B.A. in Physics at UNI! And it involves two new possibilities when it comes to their degree’s emphasis.

UNI, GO Be Creative

rampsCreativity is not limited to any one specific field. No matter the career path a student takes, creative ideas and solutions will always be valuable. UNI Panthers of all majors, students and faculty both, have the opportunity to show off their creative thinking by entering the UNIGO Video Competition.


US Education Laws and Regulations - Resources and Information

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes effect in the 2017-2018 Academic year.  This law makes changes to the national, state, and local roles of accountability, funding, and programs in K-12 education and thus also has implementations for teacher prep and coninuing education.  The resources listed below provide background on ESSA and recommendations from national science, mathematics, technology, engineering and education organizations about ESSA implementation.

Comparing ESSA to NCLB

ESSA & STEM Overview

Resources and Recommendations from National Organizations with Regard to STEM Education

Iowa's ESSA Plan

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The University of Northern Iowa is a Core Institution of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.  ISGC supports NASA's mission by stimulating research, education, and outreach throughout Iowa.  UNI students, faculty and staff - learn about ISGC funding opportunities.