Term Faculty Programs and Resources

Professional development programming

Term faculty constitute more than one-third of Iowa State University 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.

Faculty Development Workshops 

Past workshop series

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 are particularly encouraged. Faculty interested in applying for up to $500 to participate in a virtual or in-person professional development activity, such as trainings, workshops, or conferences, are encouraged to carefully review the guidelines below. Up to 20 awards will be competitively allocated each year.


Term faculty with at least a 50% appointment and who have been employed at Iowa State 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 Iowa State at time of participation in the conference/workshop.


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 Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost:

  • 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.











The Teaching Professor Conference
June 3-5, 2022
Atlanta, Georgia

Checklist for Term and and Tenure-Eligible (Tenure-Track and Tenured) Faculty (DOC, 76KB)

Resources and Opportunities for All Faculty

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

Katharine Hensley
Faculty Success Coordinator