Iowa Board of Regents

Committees

Academic Affairs

Membership:

  • Jim Lindenmayer (Chair)
  • Open (Vice Chair)
  • Abby Crow

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing oversight and policy recommendations for the universities and special schools related to:
    • academic affairs and student achievement
    • intercollegiate athletics
    • faculty activities
    • university admissions standards and processes
    • new, revised, suspended or closed academic programs
    • academic and service delivery at the special schools
  • Monitoring and developing appropriate responses to state, regional and national policy initiatives regarding higher and special education
  • Establishing positive, collaborative relationships with other education sectors
  • Ensuring University, college, and department accreditation is in good standing
  • Ensure innovative programs and program delivery to meet the needs of the state with excellence
  • Receiving progress updates and evaluation reports on delivery of academic programming and student success benchmarks
  • Addressing diversity and inclusion in academic policies, procedures and programs


Free Speech and Student Affairs

Membership:

  • Greta Rouse (Chair)
  • Abby Crow (Vice Chair)
  • Jim Lindenmayer

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and reviewing complaints filed under Board Policy Manual Chapter 4.2 -- Freedom of Expression
  • Receiving and reviewing campus safety and security reports
  • Providing oversight and policy recommendations for the universities in the areas of:
    • Free expression on college and university campuses
    • Student life and development; including, but not limited to, financial aid and career development
    • Campus safety and security
    • Campus diversity and inclusion
  • Biannually:
    • Reviewing First Amendment training and all free speech policies and procedures to assure cross-institutional consistency and compliance with the law and identify areas for improvement
    • Surveying all university faculty, staff and students on First Amendment matters in the context of the campus environment               
  • Monitoring state, regional and national strategies and best practices in all areas under the committee's jurisdiction and providing guidance to the universities in implementation of identified strategies

 

Governance, Evaluation and Human Resources

Membership: 

  • Sherry Bates (Chair)
  • Greta Rouse (Vice Chair)
  • JC Risewick

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creating an evaluation structure for the institutional heads and Executive Director that addresses the following:
    • Strategic plan progress
    • Goals
    • Performance
    • Professional growth (aligned with goals and performance)
  • Planning professional development (Board, institutional heads, and Executive Director)
  • Formulating strategic plan direction
  • Performing Board self-evaluation
  • Providing oversight and policy recommendations for the institutions in all areas related to human resources; including, but not limited to:
    • Compensation plans and benefits
    • Employee and labor relations
    • Recruitment and retention
  • Reviewing and making recommendations to the Board of Regents on human resources policy and program changes (including pilot programs) as provided in Chapter 2.1 of this Policy Manual
  • Receiving and reviewing all human resources reports required to be submitted to the Board of Regents as provided by Iowa law, Chapter 2.1 of this Policy Manual, or as otherwise requested by the Board of Regents through the Board Office
  • Reviewing and making recommendations to the Board of Regents on all Board Policy Manual and Administrative Code revisions


Investment and Finance

Membership:

  • David Barker (Chair)
  • Robert Cramer (Vice Chair)
  • Open

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Ensuring the preservation of principal, sufficient liquidity for anticipated needs, and maintenance of purchasing power of investable assets
  • Monitoring institutional investment and treasury management practices and performance
  • Reviewing investment reports
  • Ensuring compliance with Board investment policy
  • Developing the broad investment strategy to be followed and the general limitations on the discretion granted to internal and external investment managers
  • Making recommendations to the Regents on the hiring, retention, and  Review of investment advisors and managers
  • Appropriation requests
  • Tuition proposals
  • TIER/CQI
  • Budget management

 

Property and Facilities

Membership:

  • JC Risewick (Chair)
  • Robert Cramer (Vice Chair)
  • David Barker

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Receiving, reviewing and making recommendations to the Board regarding institutional requests for approval of:
    • The purchase and sale of property including any necessary financing
    • The disposal, transfer and sale of buildings; and
    • Leases and easements
    • Naming of campus facilities
  • Receiving, reviewing and commenting upon institutional long-range development plans for the campus in total or specific areas and master plans for specific campus enterprises, such as residence systems, student service facilities and utilities. Receiving and making recommendations to the Board on all institutional capital register items.
  • Receiving the Facilities Governance Report and the Institutional Roads program and special reports regarding property and facilities, including those on the status of major capital projects and annual capital plans, and Five Year Building Programs, including capital appropriations requests.
  • Monitoring institutional design guidelines and space standards and developing Board standards, as appropriate.
  • Evaluating the financing for construction, and operation and maintenance of capital projects.
  • Examining current processes or bidding and award of construction contracts and possible alternative construction delivery systems.
  • Monitoring capital issues including fire and environmental safety and deferred maintenance deficiencies and energy conservation opportunities.
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the duties of the Board, Board Office and institutions for capital improvement projects.
  • Fostering institutional cooperation and coordination among the institutions in facilities management.

 

Audit and Compliance

Membership:

Committee of the whole

  • Nancy Dunkel (Chair)
  • Robert Cramer (Vice Chair)
  • Sherry Bates
  • David Barker
  • Abby Crow
  • Jim Lindemayer
  • JC Risewick
  • Greta Rouse

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and reviewing information about internal and external audit functions related to the operation of all Regent institutions
  • Evaluating the annual audit plans proposed by internal auditors, with emphasis on financial control systems, mitigation of major risks, operational efficiencies, and compliance matters
  • Reviewing all reports prepared by internal auditors of the Regent institutions
  • Assuring continued evaluation, improvement, and adherence to all Board and institutional policies, procedures, and practices
  • Facilitating an open avenue of communication among the independent auditors, state auditors, financial and senior management, internal auditors, the Committee, and the Board of Regents

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Membership: 

Committee of the whole

  • Sherry Bates (Chair)
  • Greta Rouse (Vice Chair)
  • David Barker
  • Robert Cramer
  • Abby Crow
  • Nancy Dunkel
  • Jim Lindenmayer
  • JC Risewick

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Providing strategic direction and focus to the UIHC
  • Fostering cooperation and coordination with open communication and input from multiple constituencies
  • Evaluating and providing an appropriate level of oversight of the UIHC
  • Monitoring planning, opportunities, and achievements
  • Reviewing, monitoring, and recommending long-range capital plans
  • Assessing recommendations related to the UIHC 

 

 

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