Iowa State University generates revenue and receives funding from various sources. The classification of the various revenue and funding sources are listed below. Click on the arrow to expand or click on Illustrated University Funding Sources Diagram.
The revenue and funding that is managed within the General Fund is used to support:
- educational activities, central academic administration and support offices
- research activities, central research administration and support offices
- outreach activities, central outreach administration and support offices
- university library
- central student services administration and support offices
- central business services administration and support offices
- special purpose units
The revenue and funding that is managed outside the General Fund is used to support:
- student activities
- research activities
- outreach activities
- service centers
- auxiliary enterprises
Units and programs across the university receive funding support from both the General Fund and non-General Fund sources.
Primary resource units have been defined that include both Resource Responsibility Centers and Administrative Service Centers. These primary resource units, along with the responsible administrators, are listed below. Click on arrow to expand each section's information.
Resource Responsibility Centers
|Primary Resource Unit||Administrator|
|College of Agriculture and Life Sciences||Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences|
|College of Business||Dean, College of Business|
|College of Design||Dean, College of Design|
|College of Engineering||Dean, College of Engineering|
|College of Human Sciences||Dean, College of Human Sciences|
|College of Liberal Arts and Sciences||Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences|
|College of Veterinary Medicine||Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine|
|Research||Vice President, Research and Economic Development|
|Extension and Outreach||Vice President, Extension and Outreach|
|Experiment Station||Director, Experiment Station|
|Student Affairs Auxiliaries||Senior Vice President, Division of Student Affairs|
Administrative Service Centers
|Primary Resource Unit||Administrator|
|University Administration and Support||President|
|Academic Administration and Support||Senior Vice President and Provost|
|Library||Dean, University Library|
|Information Technology Services||
Vice Provost, Information Technology; Chief Information Officer
|Student Services||Senior Vice President, Division of Student Affairs|
|Business Services||Senior Vice President, Division of Business and Finance|
|Facility Services||Senior Vice President, Division of Business and Finance|
The Resource Responsibility Centers generate revenues and receive funding from external sources. The Administrative Service Centers do not directly generate revenue, but provide administrative and support services to resource units across the university.
Secondary resource units exist within each primary resource unit. Secondary resource units include departments, programs, centers and institutes.
Resource Distribution Methodology
The Resource Management Model addresses revenue distribution and expense allocation only to the level of the primary resource units and is designed to increase transparency in budgeting at that level. Methodologies for distributing revenue and expenses to the secondary resource units should be determined by each administrator of the primary resource unit.
The Resource Flow Diagram, illustrates the flow of resources through the institution under the Resource Management Model. The direction of the arrows depicts the flow of the resources. The university's primary external revenue sources are on the left side of the diagram. The Resource Responsibility Centers are in the middle part of the diagram. Resources flow from the Resource Responsibility Centers to the six Administrative Service Centers that are listed on the right side of the diagram.