The University of Iowa
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Biology

Policy and Procedure Handbooks

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
View Departmental Administrative Policies and Procedures PDF
Handbook detailing information for employees of the Department of Biology regarding administrative processes and procedures.
View Faculty Handbook of Departmental Procedures PDF
Details the administrative structure for faculty in the department including committees, tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty positions and appointments, and faculty review procedures.
View Faculty Promotion, Review, and Assessment PDF

This document includes the Biology Department\'s Criteria for Faculty Rank, which are applied in all appointment, promotion, and tenure decision making along with University Qualifications for Rank and CLAS Criteria for Rank [see]. It also contains the Department\'s Standards for Tenured Faculty Review which are applied, along with the CLAS standards, in all annual reviews of tenured faculty [see] and in all five-year peer reviews of tenured faculty [see]. In addition, this document presents guidelines for faculty productivity at each rank and explanations of the types of evidence used in faculty reviewes.These sections do not have the force of policy, as the first two sections do, but are intended to inform faculty as they prepare for reviews. Finally, this document contains statements on joint and affiliate appointments in the Department, faculty resignations, and faculty retirements.

This document has been approved by the faculty. Amendments to this document can be proposed by any faculty member. All proposed amendment(s) must be submitted to the DEO for consideration by the Executive Committee and voted on by the full faculty. Voting procedure and majority required for approval of amendment(s) will follow the guidelines established for voting on issues in faculty meetings. Amendments to this manual are subject to approval by the Dean following approval by the faculty, and [in the case of promotion/tenure criteria and tenured faculty review standards] are subject to approval by the Office of the Provost.

Approved by the Biology Faculty: February 27, 2012

Approved by the CLAS: August 30, 2012

View General Information of Interest for Faculty PDF
Information that is of interest to faculty including various University resources, websites, development programs, and funding sources.
View Graduate Handbook (pre-2013) PDF

Guide to University and Department regulations, practices, and policies that have an impact on graduate students.