The University of Iowa

Faculty Handbook: Teaching, Research, & Service Resources


The University of Iowa is dedicated to creating a university experience that enriches the lives of our students by promoting excellent teaching and effective learning environments and learning opportunities to help them to become well-informed individuals, lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and productive employees and employers.


One of the core values of the public research university is a commitment to excellence in scholarship and creative work.  The Office of the Provost  encourages and supports college- and department-level efforts to recruit and retain a faculty with the strongest possible credentials in and commitments to research and scholarship as well as teaching and service.  The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has been designated as the central office to coordinate the many institution's many research commitments.


We advance our mission of teaching, research, and service through dedication to the finest scholarship and creativity. It is also the University's obligation to engage all members of its community in collective reflection on their responsibilities not only to their disciplines and professions but also to the institution and to society.