Faculty Senate Information and Resources

General Information

New NWCCU "Substantive Change" Policy and Fee Schedule for proposed program changes

Current Information

Special Budget Consultation Committee (SBCC) -- 2 faculty representatives needed

The ISU Special Budget Consultation Committee (SBCC) reviews and makes final recommendations to the President concerning the University budget. This process begins in November 2015 and ends in Spring 2016. Three seats on the SBCC have been designated for faculty, one of which will be filled by a Faculty Senate Co-Chair.  Faculty Senate has been tasked with nominating the other two faculty members to complete the faculty contingent. 

Full time faculty members (faculty positions with a FTE greater than 0.5) who are interested in serving on the SBCC are encouraged to submit their names by noon on Friday, November 6. Please send an email with the subject line "SBCC Nomination" to fsenate@isu.edu with a brief paragraph describing your interest and relevant experience for serving on the SBCC.  Faculty Senate will review all submitted names and statements of interest at their regular meeting scheduled for Monday, November 9, then will select two faculty to fill the remaining seats.

Information on last year's budget timetable, and an idea of the service commitment, can be found here.


Proposed Policies and Procedures (ISUPPs) under 30-day Review period:

The Office of General Counsel sends relevant proposed ISU Policies and Procedures (ISUPP) directly to faculty and staff for a 30-day comment period. As a a part of this process, faculty and staff are encouraged to revview and respond to the draft policies, and the Office of General Counsel provides a mechanism for direct faculty feedback.

To increase transparency and community discussion of issues that arise from these policies, faculty are also encouraged to send their comments to Faculty Senate for confidential compilation and forwarding. In order to send comments, revisions, and reviews of ISUPPs to Faculty Senate, you may either (1) contact your Faculty Senator (see list found here) or (2) send your comments directly to the Faculty Senate Office (fsenate@isu.edu). Faculty comments on ISUPPs sent to Faculty Senate will be combined and synthesized during regularly scheduled Faculty Senate meetings, before forwarding to the Office of General Counsel and other relevant administrative assemblies, such as the Council of Deans or President's Cabinet.

Please be sure to send ISUPP comments to Faculty Senate at least 10 days before the end of the 30-day comment period.

Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Plan 2015:


Activity Insight: faculty feedback requested

The Office of Institutional Research recently made changes to streamline and simplify the use of Activity Insight, and is soliciting feedback from faculty on the usefulness of those changes. Constructive and honest feedback regarding strengths and weaknesses of the system will help guide future improvements. Please send responses to Lorie Chatfield at chatlori@isu.edu or ext. 3762.




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