Meetings coverage

Inside Iowa State staff members regularly attend and report on the Faculty Senate and Professional and Scientific Council meetings. Meeting dates with links to coverage stories are included below.

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Faculty Senate

2017-18

  • Sept. 12, ISU gets high marks in latest faculty survey
  • Oct. 10 (meeting canceled)

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

P&S Council

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

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)