Iowa State University Faculty Senate

The Giving Tree

The YWCA Ames-ISU and the Faculty Senate are proud to announce that they will be hosting the 16th annual “Giving Tree” to support nearly 150 area children in need of family support services. There are five Giving Trees across campus that will display the children’s special “wishes”. 

The trees are located in

  • Faculty Senate office room 103 Lab of Mechanics
  • Agronomy Hall Commons adjacent to the main office 2101 Agronomy Hall
  • College of Veterinary Medicine large animal glass hallway
  • Hamilton Hall in the open area by the doors on the first floor
  • LeBaron Hall in the connecting breezeway to MacKay

To make this Holiday Season extraordinary for a child in need please:

  • Select a tag off one of the five trees with a child’s special request
  • Return the UNWRAPPED items to Room 103 Lab of Mechanics; Room 2101 Agronomy Hall; Vet Med Tree (please put under tree); Room 101 Hamilton Hall; or Room 306 MacKay Hall by Wednesday, December 4th.
  • Cash donations are accepted and appreciated. Please make checks payable to the YWCA Ames-ISU. Checks can be delivered to the YWCA Ames-ISU office at C1102A Knapp-Storms Commons. Receipts are available upon request

The Giving Tree represents the true human spirit of kindness and sharing. The YWCA Ames-ISU and the Faculty Senate wish to thank all of our campus friends for your continued support and generosity!


The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State University and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. It is made up of 82 representatives elected by the general faculty, and divided into caucuses representing each of the seven colleges. The Faculty Senate has legislative responsibility for general academic and educational policy, serving to facilitate communication among faculty, students, and administration. It also cooperates with the administration in conflict resolution, and advises the administration on budgetary and other policy matters.

The Faculty Senate conducts its business through a system of five councils (Academic Affairs, Faculty Development and Administrative Relations, Faculty Governance, Judiciary and Appeals, and Resource Policies and Allocations) and their committees. The Executive Board of the Faculty Senate consists of the chairs of the five councils, the chairs of the seven college caucuses, and the officers. The Faculty Senate was established in 1988. Prior to that time, the General Faculty was the only mechanism for faculty participation in university governance, and meetings were poorly attended. A Faculty Council existed, but it was advisory and had no authority or responsibility.


2015-2016 Faculty Senate Meeting Schedule

All meetings are 3:30-5:00 p.m.
in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday, January 19, 2015

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016