- Faculty connect with central Iowa during annual trip
Faculty connect with central Iowa during annual trip
June 06, 2011
University of Iowa faculty travel the world for research, teaching, and professional development, but few follow their wanderlust closer to home. What does Iowa offer compared to Paris, Beijing, or Buenos Aires?
Just after the spring semester ended, 28 faculty members left town in search of the Iowa beyond Iowa City and found Marshalltown, Webster City, Goodell, and Des Moines. They were part of the sixth annual Faculty Engagement Corps, sponsored by the Office of the Provost as an opportunity for faculty to spend time listening to and learning from Iowans in their communities.
They met teachers in Marshalltown, economic development leaders in Webster City, city and state officials in Des Moines, and nearly the entire town of Goodell, listening, learning, observing, sharing, eating, laughing, and eventually understanding Iowa in a whole new light.
To read the complete story by Mary Geraghty Kenyon, featured in fyi, news for University of Iowa faculty and staff, http://fyi.uiowa.edu/06/06/faculty-engagement/