Department Chairs Cabinet

Recognizing that the roles and responsibilities of the academic department Chair are among the most complex within the institution, Iowa State established the Department Chairs Council, comprised of all current department Chairs,  to provide for communication between the department Chairs as a group and the administration, faculty, staff and students of Iowa State University.   The Council works to encourage the exchange of information, insights and concerns among department Chairs.   To facilitate this communication, the Council elects a Cabinet  which consists of one Chair from each of the colleges and four at-large Chairs.   The Senior Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Senate President sit on the committee as ex-officio non-voting members.  The cabinet meets monthly to discuss and establish positions on matters of University concern with particular implications for academic departments and programs of the University.

"The department Chairs Council shall discuss and establish positions on matters of University concern with particular implications for academic departments and programs of the University. The Council shall provide for communication between the department Chairs as a group and the administration, faculty and staff, and students of Iowa State University, other organized groups, and individuals. It shall facilitate the exchange of information, insights, and concerns among department Chairs" (from Department Chairs Council Constitution and Bylaws).

Current Membership of the Chairs Cabinet

2017-2018 Meetings of the Chairs Cabinet

All meetings 8:15-9:30 am in 3150 Beardshear

  • September 1, 2017 [Agenda and Powerpoint]
  • October 6, 2017
  • November 3, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • January 12, 2018
  • February 9, 2018
  • March 9, 2018
  • April 6, 2018
  • May 11, 2018

    Past Minutes of the Chairs Cabinet