Faculty P&T list goes to regents next week

The state Board of Regents will be asked to approve 70 Iowa State faculty promotion or tenure awards when it meets April 23 at the Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs. A live audio stream of public portions of the meeting will be available on the board's website. The full agenda also is online.

Proposed ISU faculty promotions for 2015-16





Promotion with tenure




Promotion (previously tenured)




Promotion without tenure




Tenure without promotion









Share your thoughts

Members of the public may provide video-recorded input to board members on any agenda item at a public forum on April 16 (4-5 p.m., MU Oak Room).

A year ago, 76 ISU faculty received tenure or promotions. Systemwide, the board will consider 209 recommendations for faculty promotion and tenure, including 113 from the University of Iowa and 26 from the University of Northern Iowa.

When the board has approved Iowa State's 2015-16 list, it will be posted to the faculty advancement page on the provost office's website.

At ISU this year (2014-15), at least 70 percent of tenure-eligible faculty are tenured in 45 of 65 departments, the library and five of the seven colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.

ISU faculty (2014-15 academic year)








1,003 (53%)

Tenure eligible



315 (17%)

Non-tenure eligible



570 (30%)






Input on salary increases

Faculty and staff representatives of non-unionized employee groups at all of the regent institutions each will have a few minutes to present key ideas to the board on salary adjustments for the year that begins July 1. ISU speakers are Professional and Scientific Council president Amy Tehan and Faculty Senate president Kevin Schalinske. The board is scheduled to discuss FY16 salary increases at its June 4 meeting.

Parking permit rates

The board took a first look in March at proposed campus parking rates, including the Memorial Union ramp, for fiscal year 2016 and is expected to approve the rates next week. Permits would go up $3 (motorcycle) to $12 (reserved, 24-hour reserved and MU annual rate) annually under the proposed rates.

Student financial aid report

The board will receive the three universities' annual report (2013-14 academic year) on student financial aid. At Iowa State last year, 84.5 percent of all undergraduates received financial aid, need-based or not. By residency status, 88 percent of resident undergraduates received financial aid and about 78 percent of nonresident undergraduates received financial aid.

Iowa State's pool of institutional aid for undergraduates continues to increase, to $70.1 million last year, up from $56.8 million two years ago. Last year's institutional aid included just over $50 million in need-based aid awarded to 12,222 students, and $20.1 million in non-need-based aid to 5,003 students. About 40 percent of the need-based and about 22 percent of the non-need-based institutional aid went to resident undergraduates.

At Iowa State last year, nearly 36 percent of all seniors graduated without debt; about 28 percent of graduating seniors who were Iowa residents graduated without debt. The average debt for those graduating with college debt was $27,940 (down 5.5 percent from two years earlier); the average need-based debt was $13,485 (down 3.3 percent from two years earlier).

Residence and dining rates

The board also is expected to give final approval to new student room and board rates beginning July 1. As proposed, most residence hall and on-campus apartment rates would go up 3 percent, an increase of $112 to $216 for the year, depending on the building. The exceptions are a proposed 2 percent increase ($93-$113) at University and Schilletter Village apartments, and 8 percent ($464-$586) for off-campus leased apartments. Student meal plans would go up approximately 3 to 3.5 percent, depending on the plan selected.

In other business, Iowa State will seek board permission to:

  • Sell $30 million of dormitory revenue bonds to partially cover the costs of constructing a residence hall east of Buchanan Hall and renovating the Friley Hall dining center. This is the first of two scheduled bond sales for the projects.
  • Name the Jack Trice Stadium south club section as the Sukup End Zone Club in honor of the Sukup family, Sheffield. The Sukups, owners of Sukup Manufacturing, made a multimillion dollar pledge to the athletics department, a portion of which was applied to the $53 million end zone project.
  • Lease three acres of southeast Hamilton County farmland for five years, beginning May 1, on which ISU will construct and operate a 400-foot meteorological tower as part of the multi-institutional Crop/Wind-energy Experiment (CWEX) research project. The lease is for $1,000 per month.