from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa General Docket item #4,
December 12, 2003. For the full document (40K pdf), click
Board, exercising its governance authority:
the university presidents to begin planning toward a potential significant
FY 2005 state appropriations reduction and report how their universities
would implement a potential reduction in state appropriations for FY
2005 consistent with the following priorities:
quality in educational programs offered to enrolled students as the
top priority even to the extent that enrollments must be reduced
or otherwise managed to maintain that quality.
methods to achieve administrative efficiencies and other cost containment
measures through enterprise-wide collaboration or the creation of
enterprise-wide non-academic, administrative services.
the elimination of selected off-campus centers and outreach services
where the revenues generated are less than the costs (such as extension
activities, Small Business Development Centers, Lakeside Laboratory,
the Des Moines Higher Education Center and other off campus educational
and outreach centers).
removal of some or all general funds and/or increases in service
fees for selected non-curricular campus-based programs and activities
that mainly serve constituents other than enrolled students, with
the goal of making such activities as self-supporting as possible
(such as intercollegiate athletics, statewide diagnostic laboratory
services and centers, and selective cultural activities).
strategic cuts in on-campus academic programs as necessary to achieve
the budget reduction targets, focusing especially on high cost programs
that serve relatively few students and on programs that may be duplicative.
internal budgetary allocations that will protect existing and/or
create expanded revenue streams for University General Funds.