Spring Faculty Conference

The Spring Faculty Conference is an event planned by the Faculty Senate and supported by the Provost Office.  The goal of the conference is to address major issues of importance to the faculty and university.  The conference is held every other year.



2018 Spring Faculty Conference - "Innovating ISU's Land Grant Future" - April 4, 2018  

External Speakers

Dr. Robert Sternberg
Cornell University

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development and Cornell University and Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.  Previously, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Management at Yale University.  He is a past-president of the American Psychological Association and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  He has been a university dean, provost, and president.  Sternberg is the author of What Universities Can Be and editor of The Modern Land-grant University.  He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Sternberg’s PhD is from Stanford and he holds 13 honorary doctorates.





President Dr. Waded Cruzado
Montana State University

DrCruzadoSince January of 2010, Dr. Waded Cruzado has served as the 12th President of Montana State University, Montana’s largest institution. An articulate and inspirational speaker on the role of land-grant universities, she has become a well-known champion of the land-grant’s tripartite mission of education, research and public outreach. President Cruzado has been honored as the 2011 Michael P. Malone Educator of the Year by the Montana Ambassadors for outstanding accomplishment, excellence and leadership in the field of education. In 2012, APLU awarded President Cruzado the Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Lectureship. In that same year, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Cruzado to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), a seven-member advisory council to USAID, whose primary role is to advise on agriculture, rural development and nutrition issues related to global food insecurity and the eradication of hunger in the world. 






Vice Chancellor Marshall Stewart

University of Missouri


Marshall Stewart has served as vice chancellor of extension and engagement at the University of Missouri since August 2016. Throughout his 30-year career, Dr. Stewart has been recognized for his expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, legislative affairs, educational, youth and agricultural education and advocacy. At Mizzou, Dr. Stewart provides leadership for cooperative extension, continuing education and extension field programs. He recently led the creation of the University of Missouri Engagement Council to increase collaboration across the university’s colleges, schools and other relevant units to ensure the university is fulfilling its land grant mission to serve the diverse needs of people and communities throughout Missouri. The Building Our Future Together initiative involves a comprehensive statewide needs assessment to identify MU Extension’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.












2016 - Spring Faculty Conference - Ethical Research in the Age of Open Access

2016 Conference Presentations

Conference Schedule

 2014 Spring Faculty Conference -- On Line Education at ISU

Great Hall, Memorial Union



April 2012 Spring Faculty Conference Presentations

Benefit Issues and Fiscale Challenges - Mark, Mike and Dennis

Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative - Pam White

An Integrative Approach to Developing and Sustaining a Healthy Campus Culture - Joan Troester

The State of Employee Wellness at Oklahoma State Univesity - Mary Talley

Employee Wellness at ISU - Sally Barclay

Thinking about wellness=being well - Suzanne Hendrich

Overview of (and rational for) Workplace Wellness Programming - Greg Welk


2009 Spring Faculty Conference

"Becoming a Green University"


2007 Spring Faculty Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, ISU Provost - "The Public University as a Public-Private Partnership"

Dr. Robert Strieffer, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison - "Academic Freedom and Commercial Academic-Industry Relationships"