BOARD OF REGENTS, STATE OF IOWA
SOUTHERN PRAIRIE AREA EDUCATION AGENCY
2814 North Court Street

OTTUMWA, IOWA

MARCH 20-21, 2006

AGENDA

  1.    Economic Development Committee

a.   Status Reports on Regent Universities' Grow Iowa Values Fund Initiatives

b.   Status Report: Research Infrastructure and Commercialization Funding Initiatives

  2.    Audit and Compliance Committee

a.  Semi-Annual Claims Activity Reports:  July 1 through December 31, 2005

b.   State Auditor’s Report on University Procurement Card Programs

c.   Internal Audit Reports

d.   Revenue Bond Fund Audits (SUI, ISU, UNI)   

e.   UIHC Audit

f.    Proposed Audit and Compliance Committee Work Plan

  3.    Property and Facilities Committee

a.   Strategies and Policies to Ensure Optimal Utilization of Existing Campus Facilities

b.   SUI Campus Master Plan

c.   SUI Residence Services Master Plan for Renovation

d.   SUI Proposed Property Purchase

e.   SUI Proposed Property Sale and Easements

f.    Register of Iowa State University Capital Improvement Business Transactions

g.   ISU Proposed Property Sale

h.   UNI McLeod Center

i.    Register of University of Northern Iowa Capital Improvement Business Transactions

j.    Institutional Agreements, Leases and Easements      

  4.   Education and Student Affairs Committee

a.   Report on Title II Grant Program

b.   Proposed Departmental Name Change at Iowa State University From Foreign Languages and Literatures to World  Languages and Cultures

c.   Proposed Curriculum Changes at the University of Northern Iowa

d.   Proposed Program Terminations

  • Specialist in Science Education at the University of Northern Iowa

  • MA in Physics Education at the University of Northern Iowa

  • MS/Ph.D. in Nutritional Physiology and MS/Ph.D. in Human Nutrition at Iowa State University

e.   Proposed New Programs at ISU

  • MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment

  • MS/Ph.D. Interdepartmental Graduate Programs in Nutritional Sciences

  • MS in Seed Technology and Business

f.    Proposed New Programs at UNI

  • BS in Air Quality

  • MA in Criminology

  • Professional Science Master (PSM) in Biotechnology; Ecosystem Management Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry; Industrial Mathematics; Applied Physics

g.   IBSSS Status Report

h.   Annual Governance Report on Student Financial Aid

i.    Fall 2005 Regent Financial Aid Study

j.    Strategic Planning Process for Lakeside Lab

k.   Proposed Program Changes in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program at the University of Iowa

l.    Review of Academic Program Review Procedure Changes at the University of Iowa

m.  Request to Award an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree at the University of Northern Iowa

n.   Education and Student Affairs Committee Work Plan

o.   Request to Name an Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Iowa  (Revised 3/17/06)

  5.   Bond Sale Resolutions

a.   Sale and Issuance of $16,800,000 Dormitory Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series I.S.U. 2006 

b.   Sale and Issuance of $7,475,000 Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series I.S.U. 2006 

  6.   Preliminary Resolution for the Sale of up to $27,500,000 Athletic Facilities Revenue
  Bonds, Series S.U.I. 2006
  

  7.   Investment Committee

a.   Investment and Cash Management Report for Quarters Ended September 30, 2005, and December 31, 2005

       Executive Summary of Investment Performance - Third Quarter 2005
       Executive Summary of Investment Performance - Fourth Quarter 2005

b.   Performance Review of Investment Advisor

c.   Report on Annual Performance Review of External Fund Managers

d.   Investment Policy Modification

e.   Fund Manager Update

f.    Proposed Investment Committee Work Plan  

  8.    Residence System Governance Report (SUI, ISU, UNI)

  9.    Proposed Miscellaneous Fees

  10.  University Parking (SUI, ISU, UNI)

  11.  Legislative Update

  12.  University of Iowa Presidential Search – Appointment of Chair of Search and Screen
   Committee

  13.  CONSENT AGENDA

a.      Minutes of the Meeting of February 1-2, 2006

b.      Minutes of the Meeting of February 8, 2006

c.      Institutional Personnel Transactions

d.      Revisions to the Board of Regents Policy Manual

e.      Conflict of Interest Vendors

f.       University of Iowa – Equipment Purchase

g.      Iowa State University – Equipment Purchase

  14.  Election of President of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa

  15.  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Trustees

 

           Board Meeting Schedule

 

May 3-4, 2006

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls

June 21-22, 2006

Lakeside Laboratory

Okoboji

August 8-9, 2006

University of Iowa

Iowa City

September 27-28, 2006

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls

November 8-9, 2006

Iowa State University

Ames

December 11-12, 2006

University of Iowa

Iowa City