The Associate Provost’s Office provides support for the academic work of faculty and
students. As Associate Provost, Rebecca Roesner provides support for IWU's campus-wide
undergraduate research programs and for the provost on budgeting and staffing issues.
Amy Jo Perez coordinates the work of the Associate Provost’s Office and collaborates
with the University Registrar on the editing of the IWU University Catalog.
John Wesley Powell Research Conference - Each spring students present their research or artistic work at the John Wesley Powell
Undergraduate Research Conference. Information on the conference, including guidelines
for participation, can be found at the John Wesley Powell Research Conference home
Research Honors -The Research Honors Program provides an opportunity for qualified seniors to engage in a significant research
project under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Interested students should begin
pursuing this course in their junior year, with the application to conduct honors
research submitted to the Associate Provost’s office early in the senior year. That
application includes an abstract of the research project and the approval of the faculty
who will serve on their honors committee. Learn more about Research Honors here.
The Associate Provost’s Office provides support for students who apply for post-baccalaureate
fellowships. Fellowships are competitive and students are encouraged to explore the
variety of options available to them early in their career at IWU. The most successful
student applicants begin thinking about the application process early in their sophomore
year. Information on many of these opportunities can be found here.
For a Four-Year Preparation Plan see here.
Please note: in order to secure institutional support for the 2020 application process you must
contact this office by Friday, May 15, 2021. Late requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For additional information shared by URAC (Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee),
please follow the link provided for the Post-baccalaureate Information Session Zoom Meeting 10/12/2020.
Institutional Review Board/IACUC
The Associate Provost's office provides support for the Institutional Review Board
(IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Faculty members
engaged in research that involves human subjects must obtain approval from the IRB
and can find information on protocols and submission procedures on the IRB website.
Likewise, students and faculty whose research requires the use of animals must submit
their research protocols to IACUC for review and approval. The IACUC Protocol Form has detailed information for submitting a protocol. For questions regarding research
in either of these areas call the Associate Provost's office at 309-556-3255.
Research and Assessment Reports
The Associate Provost prepares the annual Ratios Report and other analyses that supports
the faculty's work. These reports are provided to the Provost, CUPP, chairs and directors,
and are available to all faculty for review here.