April, 2016

Governance Document (PDF)

April 2016 revisions include:

  • Approved policy by the CHS Faculty Senate regarding the role of the dean in the third year review of tenure track faculty in the college
  • Updated references to the ISU Faculty Handbook as a result of changes to that document
  • Minor updates in response to the Governance Document Review Final Report

March, 2015

March 2015 revisions include a change by the Faculty Caucus on page eight in the Curriculum and Related Matters section.

February 15, 2013

This document reflects a single, minor revision: Due to the establishment of the School of Education, the number of members on the Committee for the Review of the Dean is reduced from eight to seven members.  

December 27, 2012

This document reflects changes resulting from the formation of the School of Education.

May 30, 2012

This document reflects decisions made in December 2011. This draft is now under revision to adhere to changes resulting from the formation of the School of Education.

December 9, 2011

In online voting ending December 9, 2011, College of Human Sciences faculty approved minor revisions (PDF) to the college's governance document (PDF), with 98% of the ballots cast in favor of the measure. Some revisions were made to clarify the document's purpose as well as policies and procedures for amending the document. Others were designed to align the college's policies and procedures with the Iowa State University faculty handbook.

February 22, 2010

A revised version of the document, which reflects the changes recommended by the College and Departmental Document Review Committee, is submitted to the ISU Faculty Senate for their review.

June 30, 2009

The College and Departmental Document Review (CDDR) Committee releases a preliminary report and review summary. The report and summary indicate the College of Human Sciences Governance Document is nearly 100% in compliance with the recommendations of the CDDR Committee and the ISU Faculty Handbook, but request a few revisions.

December 9, 2008

The College of Human Sciences Governance Document has been approved by a majority vote of eligible faculty. Through an online voting process, which began on Oct. 30 and ended at noon on Nov. 6, a total of 40 votes were cast, with 95% votes in the affirmative for approval/adoption. Thirty-eight votes were cast in the affirmative and two were cast in the negative. There were no abstaining votes. The document was subsequently approved by the Faculty Senate, and then approved and adopted by Elizabeth Hoffman, executive vice president and provost on Dec. 9.

The College of Human Sciences Governance Document Committee members worked with faculty and staff to create the governance document. Committee members solicited input college-wide from faculty and staff in person, via email, and at open forums. With that input, they wrote the final draft document, which has now approved by the College. Committee members were: John Schuh, Dianne Draper, Robert Bosselman, Suzanne Hendrich, Greg Welk, Connie Hargrave, Carl Smith, David Whaley (ex-officio), and Dee Anna Bechtel (committee support).

The Governance Document Committee wishes to thank the many individuals and groups that contributed to the creation of the first-ever CHS Governance Document.