Educational Materials

In the Fall of 2022 the Educational Materials Task Force was assembled and charged by the Faculty Senate Executive Council and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost to review and update Chapter 10.9 of the Faculty Handbook and the university’s current Educational Materials Policy to create a modern, consistent, inclusive, and concise educational materials policy that provides a framework for ownership and use of educational materials developed by faculty, staff, and students (as applicable) at Iowa State University. 

This policy will address ownership of instructional and course materials produced for academic programs, professional development programs, extension, or research, in any format, including print materials, digital materials, and audio and visual recordings created by faculty, staff, and students (where applicable) at ISU.

Please review this DRAFT POLICY and submit your comments by February 15, 2024, to

DID YOU KNOW? Every comment submitted is acknowledged with appreciation and studied by the policy team. As needed, the policy team will follow up with you regarding your comments.