Regents approve 2022-23 faculty P&T requests

Meeting on campus April 7, the state Board of Regents approved promotion or tenure recommendations for 76 Iowa State faculty members, effective for the 2022-23 academic year. The list includes 47 promotions to associate professor with tenure, 28 promotions for previously tenured faculty and one tenure-only award. The full list, broken out by college, is available on the provost's website.

The board also approved a proposal for a specialized retirement incentive program for tenured faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) or one of the six departments LAS jointly administers with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology; ecology, evolution and organismal biology; economics; genetics, development and cell biology; sociology; and statistics).

The application window for the retirement incentive program will be Oct. 3-Dec. 2 this fall, with retirement required by June 30, 2023. Besides tenure, eligibility requirements are:

  • Age plus continuous service (on retirement date) total at least 70 years
  • Minimum age (on retirement date) is 60 years
  • Eligible for Iowa State benefits
  • Employee isn't already participating in a retirement plan and didn't previously receive permission to retire or resign

Participants will select from two incentive options:

  • Two years of health and dental coverage (employer and employee costs) up to the self and spouse/partner level; and two years of monthly employer's retirement contributions. IPERS plan participants would receive all contributions in one up-front payment.
  • Three years of employer's retirement contributions (again in one payment for IPERS plan participants).

The retirement option is one of the first components announced in LAS' plan to resize its budget by June 2026 to reflect changes in student enrollment and demand for academic programs. An estimated 127 tenured faculty are eligible for the incentive program. Savings will depend on how many faculty participate and which incentive option they select.

Parking permits

The regents approved parking permit rates for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Iowa State rates will go up about 4%; the hourly rate ($1.25) at parking meters or metered lots won't change.

ISU lot permits

Permit type

Approved for FY23





24-hour Reserved



General staff*



Staff motorcycle









*Includes residence department and Ames Lab


The board approved similar increases for permits in Memorial Union parking ramp, which is managed by the MU, not the parking division. Hourly rates at the ramp also will go up 25 cents per hour (to rates of $2.25 to $2.75 per hour), and the daily maximum will go from $17 to $20. The MU also will raise special fees (lost ticket, illegal exit, lost permit replacement) by $10 each.

MU ramp permits

Permit type

Approved for FY23





Fall or spring






Winter (Nov-Feb)




In other Iowa State business, the board approved:

  • Two graduate degree programs: a master of entrepreneurship in the department of management and entrepreneurship, and a master of community development in the College of Design (currently an online program associated with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance that Iowa State offers with Kansas State, University of Nebraska, South Dakota State and North Dakota State).
  • Closing the Center for Catalysis in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on June 30.
  • Adding a major, professional studies, to the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree at all three regent universities. Each school may offer select areas of emphasis, minors or certificates for its professional studies students.
  • Student housing and dining rates for the year that begins July 1. Meal plan options will increase 3% and room and apartment rates also will increase 3% on average (range of 2.9% to 3.3%) next year. Combined, the price for a standard double room without air conditioning and full meal plan (Cardinal) is a 3.0% increase. Guest rates at the dining centers will rise to $11.10 for breakfast and $14.30 for lunch and dinner.
  • A $3 million project to replace the 24-year-old roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) rooftop system at the Administrative Services Building, and tie in the new HVAC system to the campus chilled water system. The project could begin this summer and conclude in fall 2023. It will eliminate $1.1 million in deferred maintenance.