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October 2, 2014

Ames, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's three public universities could save tens of millions of dollars in the coming years and eliminate up to 250 jobs by dramatically restructuring their administration, according to a consultant's report released Thursday. Deloitte Consulting LLP's recommendations include changing or eliminating many individual departments' human resources,...
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September 12, 2014

Public hearings planned for university campuses By Vanessa Miller, The Gazette Published: September 12 2014 Iowa City — The Board of Regents will convene for a special meeting Oct. 2 to discuss eight more cost-saving, revenue-generating, or efficiency “opportunities” uncovered during a sweeping review of its universities. Those eight potential...
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September 10, 2014

By Melissa Erickson, Ames Tribune Associate Editor merickson@amestrib.com The Iowa Board of Regents on Wednesday approved three more efficiency measures from an ongoing review by a consulting firm hired to find savings in the state’s three public universities. The new measures include setting specific policies and size guidelines for professional...
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August 21, 2014

By MacKenzie Elmer, melmer@dmreg.com Des Moines Register A review of academic programs at Iowa’s three public universities has once again been delayed, and as a result the consulting firm hired to do that work will be replaced, state Board of Regents officials said. Jeneane Beck, a regents spokeswoman, said Wednesday...
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August 7, 2014

By Paul Osgerby, Daily Iowan State officials have made their first step to save money through the state Board of Regents’ efficiency study. The regents unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday to begin a new cost-savings measure that could help the state between $16 million and $40 million over the...
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August 6, 2014

By Melissa Erickson, Ames Tribune Associate Editor merickson@amestrib.com The Iowa Board of Regents voted Wednesday to begin implementing the first savings opportunity presented by a consulting company as part of an efficiency study into Iowa’s three public universities. During a presentation to the board, representatives from Deloitte Consulting LLP said...
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June 19, 2014

Sara Agnew, Iowa City Press-Citizen Faculty and staff from the University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will face more than new students this fall when they return for a new semester. The college is the first academic area selected from the state's three public universities for closer...
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June 19, 2014

By Dar Danielson, Radio Iowa The University of Iowa hosted the second public forum Wednesday on the efficiency study of operations on the Iowa City campus and at the other two state schools in Cedar Falls and Ames. One of the first questions from the public was how this study...
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June 19, 2014

By Erin Marshall, Daily Iowan By the end of the year, the three regent universities may be presented a plan to save a total of $80 million annually. The Transparent, Inclusive Efficiency Review, led by Deloitte Consulting, developed 17 business cases, or specific improvements the universities can make, for the...
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June 19, 2014

UI staff express concerns during public forum By Vanessa Miller, The Gazette Potential cuts to jobs and programs were among the concerns expressed Wednesday during a public forum on the University of Iowa campus to discuss initial findings from a Board of Regents efficiency review. One UI staff member asked...
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