Term Faculty

Professional development programming

Term faculty constitute one third of ISU faculty and are a very diverse community. Cognizant of the special role that they play at the university and aware of the diversity of their career trajectory, we have created a professional development program designed specifically for this faculty group, including a fall social event and several workshops.

Professional development funds

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost provides funds to support professional development of term faculty. Applications from faculty with limited professional development support from their departments are particularly encouraged.  Faculty interested in applying for up to $500 to participate at a professional conference, workshop or training are encouraged to carefully review the guidelines below. Up to 20 awards will be competitively allocated each year.

Eligibility: Term faculty with at least a 50% appointment and who have been employed at ISU as faculty for at least one year or two semesters may apply for this competitive funding. The years or semesters do not need to be consecutive. P&S staff with rank-only faculty appointments are not eligible. Applicants must be employed by ISU at time of participation in the conference/workshop.

Awards: Each award consists of up to $500 to be used for conference registration and/or travel costs.  A total of 20 awards will be distributed each year.  Matching funds from department, center or college are required.

Applications are due to the SVPP office:

  • June 1 for conferences/workshops taking place between July 1 and December 31
  • December 15 for conferences/workshops taking place between January 1 and June 30

Submit a completed application through this link and upload a signed form. Faculty will be notified of funding decisions within 3 weeks of the deadline.

If you have questions, please contact Katharine Hensley, Faculty Success Coordinator, khensley@iastate.edu, 294-8823).

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides virtual mentoring for faculty, postdocs and graduate students. As an ISU faculty member, you are entitled to free membership in the NCFDD. To activate your free institutional submembership account, refer to this PDF (383KB).

Student services and resources for working with students

The Dean of Students office provides resources for students and faculty including the Academic Success Center, Student Assistance and Outreach Services and a guide for faculty and staff.

For more information, please contact Kipp Van Dyke at 294-1020 or kipp@iastate.edu.

    CELT provides professional development opportunities for instructors at all levels

    For more information, to submit questions, or to suggest content for future workshops contact:

    Katharine Hensley, Faculty Success Coordinator, at 294-8823 or khensley@iastate.edu.