Board of Regents en Regents Change University Funding Structure <p>The Iowa Board of Regents has adopted a plan to change how state funding is allocated to Iowa's three Regents' universities.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with IPR's Dean Borg about the factors that will be used to set future funding levels, including numbers of in-state students and graduation rates.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:55:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 41849 at Regents Change University Funding Structure IPR Requests Additional Funding from Board of Regents <p>Iowa Public Radio will be asking the Board of Regents next week to return its funding level for fiscal year 2015 to the amount it received in 2013:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">$944,800.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That would be &nbsp;$236,200 more than it was scheduled to receive under a strategic plan approved by the Regents three years ago, which gradually reduces Regents funding over a 6-year period.</p><p>A key part of the IPR plan is to become independent from university funding by 2017, replacing it with large donor contributions.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:36:40 +0000 Rob Dillard 39184 at Board of Regents Efficiency Study <p>The first of three public hearings was held today at the University of Iowa in advance of a <a href="">comprehensive efficiency review</a> by the Iowa Board of Regents.&nbsp; The review is expected to generate $15-25 million in savings.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:46:33 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 38275 at Board of Regents Efficiency Study UI Students Call For Stricter Sexual Assault Policies, Mason Shares Own Experience <p>Students at the University of Iowa called for the school to take a harsher stance against sexual assault, during an on-campus listening session with university officials Thursday. Female students discussed fears of walking home in the dark, or difficulties filing reports against perpetrators.&nbsp; Others drew comparisons between the university’s formal zero-tolerance policies on drugs and plagiarism, but not for sexual assault.</p><p>President Sally Mason used her opening remarks to discuss her own experience with sexual assault, as an undergraduate student in Kentucky.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:28:21 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 36901 at UI Students Call For Stricter Sexual Assault Policies, Mason Shares Own Experience Instructional Hours and Regents Nominees <p>There were some fireworks last week at the State Capitol as two of Governor Terry Branstad’s nominees to serve on the Iowa Board of Regents came before the Senate Education Committee.&nbsp; Host Clay Masters talks with Senator Herman Quirmbach, Chair of the Senate Education Committee about lawmakers’ concerns.&nbsp; And a discussion of whether the time students spend in school should be counted in days or hours.&nbsp; A proposal making its way through the legislature would count instructional time in hours.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:18:48 +0000 Clay Masters 18226 at Instructional Hours and Regents Nominees Legislative Preview: 03/25/13 <p></p><p></p><p> IPR Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon checks in with Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell on legislative news.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:17:53 +0000 Sarah McCammon & Joyce Russell 18195 at Legislative Preview: 03/25/13 Ruud named to lead UNI <p>The State Board of Regents today announced the selection of William N. Ruud (ROOD), as the 10<sup>th</sup> president of the University of Northern Iowa. Ruud currently serves as president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.</p><p>Ruud will assume the duties of UNI president on June 1 and will be paid an annual salary of $340,000. The date for an official welcoming on the UNI campus will be announced later.&nbsp; Ruud was one of two finalists for the job. The other was Indiana University-Purdue University Chancellor Emeritus Michael Wartell.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:47:57 +0000 Pat Blank 14674 at Ruud named to lead UNI Regents Decline to Renew UI President Sally Mason's Contract <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Iowa Board of Regents is declining to renew a contract with University of Iowa President Sally Mason. Regents President Craig Lang confirms that Mason is working without a contract.</p><p>“Her contract – five-year contract – was up in August,” he says. “We did not renew a new contract with President Mason. She is employed at will.”</p><p>Lang says the Regents are asking Mason to improve the University’s statewide outreach, improve relations with the Iowa Legislature, and establish goals.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:26:44 +0000 Dean Borg 11720 at Regents Decline to Renew UI President Sally Mason's Contract