AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will host a public forum at 10 a.m. April 1 as part of a comprehensive efficiency review at Iowa’s three public universities. The forum, which will be held in the Howe Hall auditorium, is designed to help stakeholders learn more about the review process.
"We want to engage and involve as many people as possible," President Steven Leath said in a March 21 letter to faculty, staff and students.
The Iowa Board of Regents in February selected Deloitte Consulting to conduct the efficiency review of the three regent universities, which will examine each school individually and the three as a system. The review of academic and administrative operations is designed to maximize resources, improve efficiency and contain rising costs. The review will continue throughout the remainder of this year.
Across the regents system, this effort is being called "Rising to the Next TIER," to underscore the commitment to Transparency and Inclusiveness in the Efficiency Review.
“We understand our faculty, staff and students are critical to the success of this initiative; therefore I encourage you to share your ideas and opinions throughout this process,” Leath said.
Ideas for program, policy and process improvements are welcomed online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iowa State’s efficiency review page may be found here.