Public Comment Period

The next opportunity for public comment at a Board of Regents meeting will be November 15-16 at the University of Northern Iowa. A link to a sign up sheet will be available in this space in early November.

General Procedures

  • A public comment period will be held at regularly scheduled, in-person meetings of the Board. There will not be public comment at telephonic meetings or special meetings called by the Board.
     
  • Students, faculty, parents, alumni and citizens have an opportunity to provide comments on any issue affecting the Board of Regents, with priority given to presenters with subjects that relate to agenda items for the current Board meeting.
     
  • The Board will allow for up to 30 minutes in total for public comment. An individual will be permitted up to three minutes to speak. This will be tracked by a timekeeper.
     
  • When the Board’s docket for a regularly scheduled, in-person meeting is made public, all persons requesting to speak must register by completing an online form. A link to the sign-up portal will be available when the docket for that meeting is public.
     
  • Registered requests to present to the Board must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting.
     
  • Presenters will be organized by the Board Office, and confirmed speakers will be contacted via e-mail no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.
     
  • Handouts are allowed to be distributed to the Board. Presenters should bring 20 copies of materials for the Board to receive. Materials will be distributed to the Board during the speaker’s comments.
     
  • Public commenters are subject to the rules governing public attendance at Board meetings (Board Policy Manual 1.4.F).
     
  • The public comment rules may be adjusted at the discretion of the Board President.

 

Questions? Email the Board of Regents