Environment

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE: Be a good citizen!

  • Leave your classroom in time for the next instructor to set up. You have a five-minute grace period after class ends. However, it’s generally a good practice to encourage students to see you during office hours.
  • Wipe off the blackboard/whiteboard.
  • Make sure students reset furniture so that the next class can get started right away.
  • Remind students occasionally to pick up after themselves by placing trash in the trash bins.
  • If repairs are needed to classroom equipment, contact the Solution Center by calling 515-294-4000 or email solution@iastate.edu. If repairs are needed to office furniture, contact Stacie Schaefer.

OFFICE ETIQUETTE: Be a good citizen!

  • Work with officemates and neighbors to respect each other’s space, sound needs, and schedules.
  • Try and leave doors open during posted office hours.
  • Children in the workplace create unique opportunities, advantages, as well as concerns for safety, confidentiality, and officemates.  Refer to the Children in the Workplace policy if you intent to bring a child to work.
  • Animals are not permitted in university buildings unless they are specially trained for and under the control of an individual with disabilities or used for teaching and research purposes. See the Animals on Campus policy for further details.
  • If repairs are needed to University property in your office, contact Deanna Ward.

MEETING ROOMS

Remember to reserve meeting rooms. The room scheduling procedures can be accessed from the public folder on the ENGL drive: Public → Guides → Room-Calendars-OWA.

EMAIL COMMUNICATION

  • Messages over one paragraph in length may be better addressed via phone or meeting.
  • When clicking <Reply>, look carefully to see who you are replying to. Confirm who the intended recipient is before clicking <Send>.
  • Messages related to a substitute should be sent to Sarah Davis.
  • Messages unrelated to university business should be sent to the englchat email list.
  • Messages related to teaching ideas should be sent to the englteach email list.
  • Other distribution lists are available on the E-Mail Groups handout distributed by Deanna Ward.

DISPOSAL OF FURNITURE, BOOKS, OFFICE SUPPLIES, ETC.

  • Contact Deanna Ward to dispose of office furniture appropriately.
  • Disposal of textbooks or office supplies should be done by:
    • Placing items in 206 Ross for one week; then dispose of unclaimed items.
    • Giving books to selected students
    • Contact Flyway/Sketch
    • Contact Ed Goedeken at Parks Library
    • Contact Kelsie Ferin with the Graduate Meteorology Club. They take books on behalf of Better World Books as a fundraiser for their club.
    • Contact Gail Nonnecke and David Acker, who send books to the ISU campus in Uganda.
  • DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS ON THE BENCHES IN ROSS HALL OR COMPARABLE SPACES IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OR THE COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING.

KITCHEN

  • Aluminum can recycling is available in the Ross Hall kitchen
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Put your name on food; remove it if you don’t consume it
  • Only consume your food and beverages
  • If you leave something in the microwave, the next user may remove it

SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Large-scale maintenance projects happen during the summer, some coordinated by FP&M and some by the department. All offices may be accessed during the summer months to assess needs and complete work. Examples of summer projects include waxing floors or painting walls. Individuals may make changes based on their preferences and at their own expense. Deanna Ward coordinates summer projects on behalf of the department.

Each of us doing our part results in presentable spaces and contributes to the strong sense of collegiality we enjoy. Thank you for doing your part!