How is the Board accountable to the citizens of Iowa?
In accordance with its strategic plan, the Board of Regents, as a governing body, has established financial and operational policies for its institutions to help ensure quality, competent performance, and progress toward goals.
Frequent public meetings and numerous governance reports to the Board, prepared by Board staff and the institutions, enable the Board to monitor and enhance its institutions. All meetings, minutes, and materials of the Board of Regents are open to the public, except for those specifically exempted by Iowa Code Chapters 21 and 22 on open meetings and open records.
Public information covers a broad range of topics, including the Regent institutions’ and the Board Office's budgets; enrollment; graduation and retention rates; faculty activities; academic program accreditation; capital projects; distance education programs; economic development and technology transfer; and much more.
Much of this information is available on the Board's web site, http://www.iowaregents.edu, which also features the Board's strategic plan, meeting schedule, minutes, and Regent and Board Office contact information. Information may also be requested from the Board Office.