Inside Iowa State

Inside Iowa State provides weekly news and updates to employees, including recaps of Faculty Senate and Professional and Scientific Council meetings.

Faculty Senate

2022-23

  • Sept. 13, Senators learn more about recommendations on student ratings of teachers
  • Oct. 18, Senators discuss requirements for posthumous degrees
  • Nov. 15, Senators learn more about Iowa State Online
  • Dec. 13, Departments asked for feedback on adding another master degree
  • Jan. 24, Senators see early results of student retention efforts
  • Feb. 14, Changes to ISU peer list await regents' approval
  • March 23, Senators learn about campus safety options
  • April 6, Eight-two courses meet updated diversity requirement
  • April 20, Norman shares first 100 days with senate
  • May 3, Provost reviews faculty advancement with senators

2021-22

  • Sept. 14, Senators inquire about fall semester challenges
  • Oct. 12, Faculty Senate continues discussion on U.S. diversity requirement
  • Nov. 10, Senate reaches a decision on U.S. diversity outcomes requirement
  • Dec. 14, Online leadership workshops will start this spring
  • Jan. 18, Senators receive update on student mental health
  • Feb. 15, Faculty job satisfaction survey results shared with senators
  • March 10, Schmittman discusses Reimagining LAS initiative with senators
  • April 5, Senators receive update on Workday Student
  • April 19, Wintersteen praises work of faculty, senate
  • May 3, Provost shares faculty promotion summary with senators

2020-21

  • Sept. 15, Wintersteen answers questions at first senate meeting
  • Oct. 13, Wickert addresses executive order at Faculty Senate
  • Nov. 10, Wickert summarizes pay equity study for senate
  • Dec. 8, Required syllabus statement gets time on senate agenda
  • Jan. 26, Faculty, student freedoms discussed at Faculty Senate
  • Feb. 16, Proposed 2021-22 calendar includes a winter session
  • March 9, Wickert discusses fall semester planning at Faculty Senate
  • April 7, Faculty senators learn more about Workday Student
  • April 20, Wickert presents promotion and tenure information to senate
  • May 6, In-person October ceremony will honor 2020 graduates

2019-20

  • Sept. 10, Senators review faculty investigation process
  • Oct. 15, Nusser shares new research priorities with Faculty Senate
  • Nov. 12, Senate considers eliminating words from position responsibility statement
  • Dec. 12, CELT to bring workshop to next Faculty Senate meeting
  • Jan. 21, Senators consider universitywide student learning outcomes
  • Feb. 11, Wintersteen provides updates to Faculty Senate
  • March 10, Wickert addresses move to online classes at Faculty Senate
  • April 7, Wickert provides update at Faculty Senate
  • April 21, Senate to vote on scholarship change for home-schooled students

2018-19

  • Sept. 11, Wintersteen welcomes faculty at first senate meeting
  • Oct. 9, Faculty input sought on campuswide initiatives
  • Nov. 13, Senate could eliminate summer readmission option
  • Dec. 11, Senate closes out the fall with term faculty teaching report and policy proposals
  • Jan. 22, Initiatives to improve faculty experience presented to senate
  • Feb. 12, Senate learns more about evolving research efforts
  • March 5, Proposed 10-year sustainability plan shared with faculty senators
  • April 9, Senate considers changes to classroom disruption policy
  • April 23, Wickert provides promotion and tenure update to senate
  • May 7, Changes ahead for teaching assessments, grad assistantships administration

2017-18

  • Sept. 12, ISU gets high marks in latest faculty survey
  • Oct. 10 (meeting canceled)
  • Nov. 14, Senate resumes business with proposed new degrees
  • Dec. 12, Enrollment, affordability lead to rise in NTE instruction
  • Jan. 16, Research office vision includes interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Feb. 13, Senate continues NTE discussion
  • March 20, Wickert to senate: State cuts affect resident students
  • April 3, Provost: Central budget cuts will ease impact on academic programs
  • April 17, Senate will vote May 1 on NTE faculty changes
  • May 1, Senate approves term faculty tracks

2016-17

  • Sept. 13, Senate opens with look at 2016-17 initiatives
  • Oct. 18, Senate hears research, IT updates
  • Nov. 8, Senate opens business with diversity and inclusion endorsement
  • Dec. 13, Senate president speaks out on regents issues
  • Jan. 17, Dead week policy changes are under consideration
  • Feb. 14, Leath covers budget, legislation and enrollment during senate update
  • March 7, Nursing degree gets senate approval
  • April 4, Emeritus status could expand to include all faculty
  • April 18, Senate extends emeritus policy to include NTE faculty
  • May 2, Senate sets stage for NTE changes

2015-16

  • Sept. 15, Senate opens year with statement of support
  • Oct. 20, Faculty asked to assign intellectual property rights
  • Nov. 10, Senate approves policy changes for job descriptions
  • Dec. 8, Faculty numbers reflect growth
  • Jan. 19, Senate considering department merger
  • Feb. 9, Leath talks enrollment, appropriations with senate
  • March 8, Senate considers mandatory course
  • April 5, Mandatory course approved for international undergrads
  • April 19, Senate is considering 'clinical' faculty titles
  • May 3, Senate approves clinical faculty titles

2014-15

  • Sept. 9, Senate gets update on student-athlete academics 
  • Oct. 14, 2013 data shows NTE instruction increase
  • Nov. 11, Post-tenure review, NTE hires among topics at Faculty Senate
  • Dec. 9, Senate approves post-tenure review changes
  • Jan. 20, Senators learn latest about TIER process
  • Feb. 12, Leath talks funding, budget and more with senate
  • March 10, Senate approves criminal justice degree
  • April 9, Senate debates NTE contract notifications
  • April 21, Senate starts debate on faculty responsibilities
  • May 5, Senate closes out year with P&T report, research update

2013-14

  • Sept. 10, Senate starts school year with look at academics in athletics
  • Oct. 8, Senate hears updates on faculty hiring, NTE teaching, conduct policy
  • Nov. 12, Senate creates new student affairs committee
  • Dec. 10, Senate looks at changes to academic programs, handbook policies
  • Jan. 21, Regents president talks to senate
  • Feb. 13, Senate hears latest on faculty misconduct case
  • March 11, Interdisciplinary programs introduced to senate
  • April 8, Leath addresses Faculty Senate
  • April 22, Senate learns more about research enterprise, Veishea student response
  • May 6, Senate examines promotion and tenure data

2012-13

  • Sept. 11, Wind energy degree approved by senate
  • Oct. 16, Handbook changes spark senate debate
  • Nov. 13, Senators approve policy updates
  • Dec. 11, Senate floor opens for leadership discussion
  • Jan. 22, Senate debates changes to annual review policy 
  • Feb. 12, Senate approves annual review policy
  • March 12, Senate debates revisions to P&T voting, academic unit renaming policies
  • April 2, Leath discusses legislature, coach contracts, initiatives with senators
  • April 23, Dead week recommendations could become policy
  • May 7, Senate business concludes with policy changes, P&T report

2011-12

  • Sept. 13, Proposed school of education introduced to senators
  • Oct. 11, Senate urges school of education proposal forward
  • Nov. 8, Senate approves new professorship
  • Dec. 6, Senators push through policy changes
  • Jan. 17, Senate considering recommendation on Design reorganization
  • Feb. 14, Design reorganization plan gets senate approval
  • March 7, Leath, Hill address Faculty Senate
  • April 3, Syllabus language gets senate approval
  • April 17, Senators hear about electronic class evaluation system
  • May 1, Senators receive promotion and tenure report

2010-11

  • Sept. 21, Senate opens new academic year
  • Oct. 12, Engineering technology degree on hold in senate
  • Nov. 9, Senate to consider NTE teaching recommendations
  • Dec. 7, Senate debates NTE teaching limits, faculty misconduct policy
  • Jan. 20, Faculty conduct policy changes on hold in senate
  • Feb. 8, Faculty policy changes stall in senate
  • March 8, Senate squeezes in other business around continued policy discussions
  • April 5, Post-tenure review revisions clear the senate
  • April 19, Faculty misconduct policy gets senate approval
  • May 3, Senate closes the books on 2010-11

2009-10

  • Sept. 8, Senate hears about issues facing new academic year
  • Oct. 20, Budget is focus of senate discussion
  • Nov. 17, Senate explores FY11 budget realities
  • Dec. 8, Winter storm stalls senate
  • Jan. 19, Senate preparing for faculty cuts
  • Feb. 9, Senate debate of eliminated programs and positions continues
  • March 9, Senate debates revised policy for faculty eliminations
  • April 6, Senators hold off on policy decision
  • April 20, Elimination policies still on the table
  • May 4, Senate concludes year with new elimination policy

2008-09

  • Sept. 9, Academic programs get senate approval
  • Oct. 7, Senators tackle policies
  • Nov. 4, Modified duties policy introduced to senate
  • Dec. 9, Modified duties debate continues
  • Jan. 20, Modified duties policy gets senate approval
  • Feb. 10, Geoffroy visits senate
  • March 10, Senate outlines budget priorities
  • April 7, Federal laws impact research policy
  • April 21, Faculty Senate panel talks budget
  • May 5, Senate closes books on 2008-09

2007-08

  • Sept. 11, Senate approves arming campus police
  • Oct. 9, Senate continues NTER debate
  • Nov. 13, Faculty Senate continues research faculty debate
  • Dec. 11, Senate stuck on non-tenure research position
  • Jan. 15, Faculty Senate approves policy changes for lecturer and clinician appointments
  • Feb. 12, Senate approves research faculty position
  • March 4, Senate considers curriculum, research
  • March 25, Curriculum items stall in Senate
  • April 15, Senate clears curriculum items
  • April 29, Faculty data, library needs highlight final senate meeting

2006-07

  • Sept. 12 (no story)
  • Oct. 10, Faculty Senate considers department name change
  • Nov. 14, Flexible pay program will start in January
  • Dec. 12 (no story)
  • Jan. 16, Senate endorses budget model
  • Feb. 13, Senate eyes new degrees
  • March 6, Faculty Senate approves new degrees
  • March 27, Faculty Senate fills future docket
  • April 10, Senate endorses new name for College of Agriculture
  • April 24, Senators ponder new research position

 

Professional and Scientific Council

2022-23

  • July 7, P&S Council seeks return to prior tuition payback policy
  • Aug. 4, Improving retention and WorkFlex among P&S Council's goals
  • Sept. 1, ISU's state lobbyist gives council overview of her work
  • Oct. 6, P&S Council learns about Workday training in development
  • Nov. 10, P&S Council's food donation drive benefits SHOP
  • Dec. 1, Longer class passing is standard
  • Jan. 5, Council reviews compensation and benefits draft report
  • Feb. 2, Council learns more about process to verify dependents on healthcare plans
  • March 2, Council elects executive officers for 2023-24
  • April 13, New council members will be seated in June
  • May 11, Council learns more about about first rollout of Workday Student

2021-22

  • Aug. 12, P&S Council's strategic initiatives cover some common themes
  • Sept. 9, P&S Council approves priorities for 2020-21
  • Oct. 7, WorkFlex addresses longstanding P&S Council goal
  • Nov. 3, Fend off ransomware with cybersecurity common sense
  • Dec. 2, P&S Council gets update on compensation changes
  • Jan. 6, Denials were rare in first round of WorkFlex requests
  • Feb. 3, P&S Council recommends 'significant' raises to counter inflation
  • March 3, P&S Council looks to help peers share expertise
  • April 7, P&S Council gets update on Reimagining LAS initiative
  • May 5, Council survey finds strong P&S support for WorkFlex
  • June 2, Nearly 400 requests approved in WorkFlex's second round

2020-21

  • July 16, P&S Council gets fall planning, class/comp updates
  • Aug. 6, P&S Council offers formal support to budget-cutting plans
  • Sept. 10, Spring semester will start two weeks later, with no break week
  • Oct. 1, Winter session could be here to stay
  • Nov. 5, Recruiter support making staff job searches better and shorter
  • Dec. 3, Numerous resources can help students with mental health
  • Jan. 7, P&S Council sets member numbers for fiscal year 2022
  • Feb. 4, P&S Council's annual pay proposal turns focus to benefits
  • March 4, Workday Student to launch in stages in 2023 and 2024
  • May 6, Digital access resources growing, with policy coming soon
  • June 3, With pandemic fading, emergency managers looking forward
  • July 1, WorkCyte phase II will benefit from lessons learned
  • Aug. 6, P&S Council offers formal support to budget-cutting plans

2019-20

  • July 11, Have a Workday concern? Check out rundown of known issues
  • Aug. 1, P&S Council considers strategic initiatives for 2019-20
  • Sept. 5, Leaders present improvement plans for Workday, service teams
  • Oct. 3, P&S Council learns more about new law regarding stun guns
  • Nov. 7, Temporary recruiting boost to help with vacancy backlog
  • Dec. 12, P&S Council takes first look at FY21 salary recommendation
  • Jan. 9, P&S Council recommends pay raises exceeding inflation
  • Mar. 5, P&S Council gets updates on budget, student info system
  • April 2, Wintersteen, top leaders answer P&S Council questions about crisis

2018-19

  • Aug. 2, P&S Council identifies priorities for coming year
  • Sept. 6, Deferred maintenance is a mounting concern
  • Oct. 4, P&S Council seeks ways to help as HR, finance jobs poised to change
  • Oct. 31, P&S Council asks for delay on improved service delivery plan
  • Dec. 6, P&S Council considers requests for salary hikes, improved performance evaluations
  • Jan. 3, Updated exit survey will expand to merit employees, retirees
  • Feb. 14, Learning how to use Workday begins in April 
  • March 7, Finishing service team hiring is essential to fleshing out transition details
  • April 3, Hiring to wrap up for HR, finance service teams
  • May 2, P&S Council delays vote on hiring and employment policy
  • June 6, P&S Council backs anti-bullying effort, considers training request

2017-18

  • July 6, Council begins work on priority setting
  • Aug. 3, Classification review takes center stage at P&S Council
  • Sept. 7, P&S Council discusses priority planning
  • Oct. 5 (no story)
  • Nov. 1, P&S Council considers revisions to two university policies
  • Dec. 7, Chief of police discusses department goals, challenges with P&S Council
  • Jan. 4, P&S Council approves FY19 salary recommendations
  • Feb. 1, Wickert details challenges of proposed budget cut
  • March 1, How ISU's ombuds officer can and can't help
  • April 4, Faculty resignations in FY17 hit 10-year high
  • May 3, Wintersteen to council: Salary hike is still top budget goal
  • May 24, P&S class/comp implementation window shifts with Workday

2016-17

  • July 7, Consultant is next step in P&S pay structure review
  • Aug. 4, Lackey updates council on budget, salary issues
  • Sept. 1, Council learns about diversity, inclusion efforts in academic areas
  • Oct. 6 (no story)
  • Nov. 3, Overtime changes, pay structure top council discussion
  • Dec. 1, Council puts diversity, inclusion among priorities
  • Jan. 5, Council briefed on Workday implementation process
  • Feb. 2, Travel ban could hurt international enrollment
  • March 2, Representation areas are in place for council elections
  • April 6, Council receives IT projects update
  • May 4, Council is considering salary increase recommendation
  • May 25, Council recommends 3 percent salary increases

2015-16

  • July 9, Consultant is next step in P&S pay structure review
  • Aug. 6, Council gets preview of online employee learning system
  • Sept. 3, Council learns more about staff salaries, numbers
  • Oct. 7, Council receives an update on performance pay use
  • Nov. 5, Council makes progress on priorities
  • Dec. 3, Updates for position descriptions, wellness headline council meeting
  • Jan. 7, Council seeks answers about leave policies 
  • Feb. 4, Council develops guidelines for P&S teaching staff
  • March 3, Guidelines for teaching staff move forward
  • April 6, Council considering recommendations for lactation spaces
  • May 5, Council considering salary recommendation
  • May 26, Pay structure changes are on the horizon 

2014-15

  • Aug. 7, P&S Council update spans new hires, HR and network upgrades
  • Sept. 4, Council endorses policy for exempt staff
  • Oct. 2, New award established for P&S employees
  • Nov. 5, Lackey responds to more TIER questions
  • Dec. 4 (no story)
  • Jan. 8, Council overhauls governing documents
  • Feb. 5, Council hears IT preview
  • March 5, Council shares concerns about services survey
  • April 1, Council approves assistance animal policy draft
  • May 7, Council approves salary recommendation 
  • June 4, Proposed P&S hiring policy gets council approval

2013-14

  • Aug. 1, Council kicks off new academic year
  • Sept. 12, Council to weigh in on P&S policy changes
  • Oct. 3, Personnel policy updates get council approval
  • Nov. 7, Council hears from Madden on Nov. 4 campus incident
  • Dec. 5 (no story)
  • Jan. 9, Next council president-elect TBD
  • Feb. 6, Council discusses work-life topics
  • March 6, Salaries, workers' comp top council business
  • April 3, New council post approved
  • May 8, Council hears about 'wellbeing' initiative
  • June 4 (no story)

2012-13

  • Aug. 8, Professional development is a council priority
  • Sept. 13, Council learns more about professional development program
  • Oct. 4 (no story)
  • Nov. 1, Council rep areas getting another look
  • Dec. 6, P&S Council committee seeking input on representation
  • Jan. 3, Council to vote on modified representation areas
  • Feb. 14, Council consolidates representation areas
  • March 14 (no story)
  • April 4, Software copyright draft policy presented to council 
  • May 2, Council approves salary statement
  • June 6 (no story)

2011-12

  • Aug. 9, Council kicks off new academic year
  • Sept. 1 (no story)
  • Oct. 5 (no story)
  • Nov. 3, Council looking at research misconduct policy
  • Dec. 1, Research misconduct policy clears P&S Council
  • Feb. 9, Council discusses salary recommendation
  • March 1, Council sets issue priorities
  • April 5, Council committee will focus on professional development
  • May 3, Child protection is focus of recent policies
  • June 7 (no story)

2010-11

  • Aug. 3, 65 approved for RIO3 retirement plan
  • Sept. 2, Council learns about flood recovery, benefits and flu shots
  • Oct. 7, Council pushes through salary recommendations
  • Nov. 4, Parking update: Fewer tickets, greener patrols
  • Dec. 2, Council considering endorsement of effort reporting policy and performance pay program
  • Jan. 13, Council learns more about rec user fees
  • Feb. 10, Council, senate working on rec fee options
  • March 3, Council debates salary recommendation
  • April 7, Council approves salary recommendation
  • May 11, Conflict of interest policy receives council approval
  • June 3, Council closes the books on 2009-10

2009-10

  • July 16, Staff tuition program sees record year
  • Aug. 12, Council resumes business
  • Sept. 3, More budget cuts expected
  • Oct. 6, Council considering retirement recommendation
  • Nov. 11 (no story)
  • Dec. 3, Council opposes parking increases
  • Jan. 7 (no story)
  • Feb. 4, Compensation, performance management top council business
  • March 4, Hoffman responds to council's budget concerns
  • April 1, Council says yes to salary policy
  • May 6, Council learns more about salary increases, position cuts
  • June 3, Council closes the books on 2009-10

2008-09

  • Aug. 4, Council sets priorities
  • Sept. 4, Council talks policy
  • Oct. 2, Background checks get council's OK
  • Nov. 6 (no story)
  • Dec. 4, More policy work for council
  • Jan. 8 (no story)
  • Feb. 5, Council to survey P&S staff on salary, budget priorities
  • March 5, Tuition grants return to three-credit limit in FY10
  • April 9, Policy aims to keep kids safe on campus
  • May 7, New P&S pay grades on hold
  • June 4, Hoffman discusses early retirement numbers, planned position cuts

2007-08

  • Aug. 3, Council opens academic year with gun issue
  • Sept. 6 (no story)
  • Oct. 4 (no story)
  • Nov. 1 (no story)
  • Dec. 6 (no story)
  • Jan. 8, P&S Council discusses use of remaining salary dollars
  • Feb.8, Leadership, performance and compensation top council talks
  • March 6, P&S Council considers salary policy, flex pay
  • April 3, Council approves flex pay program, salary policy
  • May 2, Council responds to compensation study
  • June 5 (no story)

2006-07

  • Aug. 3, HR drafts proposal for flexible pay for P&S employees
  • Sept. 7, P&S Council considers extended smoking ban
  • Oct. 5, Smoking still an issue with P&S Council
  • Nov. 3, P&S Council vote favors extended smoke-free areas
  • December (no story)
  • Jan. 10, Council elects two presidents-elect
  • Feb. 1, P&S Council members talk money
  • March 30, Council ties salary increase proposal to Consumer Price Index
  • April 4 (no story)
  • May 3, Council tables flex pay motion
  • June 7 (no story)