Faculty Handbook Updates

The Faculty Handbook Committee convenes during regularly scheduled meetings throughout the academic year in a process that affirms shared governance and academic freedom. The committee is responsible for drafting processes and official language for annual updates to the handbook. 

The committee is comprised of six faculty members appointed by faculty leadership and six administrators appointed by the provost, who are working in a collaborative and inclusive manner with the faculty as a whole, transparently sharing its work to get feedback from the community. Committee members include:

  • Robin Dada
  • Francis Degnin
  • Robert Earle
  • Carissa Froyum
  • Jeffrey Funderburk
  • Becky Hawbaker
  • Chris Martin
  • Atul Mitra
  • Scott Peters
  • Amy Petersen
  • John Vallentine (Chair)
  • Theresa Westbrock

The overall structure for the committee’s work is fully documented in chapter one and in the appendix of the faculty handbook. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for maintaining the faculty handbook, which is the official statement of University of Northern Iowa policy governing the rights and responsibilities of faculty.