The Faculty Handbook is the official statement of Iowa State University policy governing the rights, responsibilities, and performance of faculty. This handbook contains information on state and federal policies, Board of Regents, State of Iowa policies, administrative policies, and policies approved by the Faculty Senate on behalf of the faculty. The Faculty Handbook also contains information about procedures that are not readily available elsewhere and links or references to other sources for further information.
The Faculty Handbook is updated twice annually, January 15 and August 1. Maintenance of the Faculty Handbook is the responsibility of both the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Senate Governance Council. Past versions of the Faculty Handbook (back through 1998) are archived and available below.
Current Faculty Handbook (PDF, 1.79MB) (uploaded January 20, 2021)
Archive (PDF versions):
August 2020 (PDF, 2.23MB) | January 2020 (PDF, 1.82MB) | August 2019 (PDF, 1.04MB) | February 2019 (PDF, 1.36MB) | August 2018 (PDF, 1009KB) | March 2018 (PDF, 1.02MB) | January 2018 (PDF, 1.55MB) |August 2017 (PDF, 1.55MB) | January 2017 (PDF, 983KB) | August 2016 (PDF, 965KB) | January 2016 (PDF, 950KB) | August 2015 (PDF, 1.38MB) | January 2015 (PDF, 884KB) | August 2014 (PDF, 884KB) | January 2014 (PDF, 884KB) | August 2013 (PDF, 859KB) | January 2013 (PDF, 801KB) | August 2012 (PDF, 7.33MB) | January 2012 (PDF, 699KB) | August 2011 (PDF, 699KB) | January 2011 (PDF, 773KB) | 2010 (PDF, 760KB) | 2009 (PDF, 751KB) | August 2008 (PDF, 724KB) | February-July 2008 (PDF, 702KB) | January 2008 (PDF, 707KB) | 2007 (PDF, 704KB) | 2006 (PDF, 815KB) | 2005 (PDF, 866KB) | 2004 (PDF, 864KB) | 2002 (PDF, 848KB) | 1999 (PDF, 898KB) | 1998 (PDF, 744KB)