Proposals for the naming of programs (colleges, schools, centers, institutes, laboratories, major academic or program units), major facility units (buildings, wings of buildings, or designated areas of the campus), and significant facilities (e.g., auditoriums, streets, bridges, terraces, collections of books/artwork) should be forwarded through the appropriate collegiate deans' or directors' offices to the appropriate vice president. The vice president will then submit a written proposal to the Joint Development Committee (see V-42.3 below), for review and recommendation to the President. Time is of the essence in many major-gift negotiations, and these guidelines are not intended to impede that process. When the necessary approvals must be expedited, a conference call among University and University of Iowa Foundation leadership can achieve the intended purpose, as long as that conversation and resulting decisions are documented and filed with the Joint Development Committee.
Proposals for the naming of minor facility units (e.g., classrooms, faculty offices, self-enclosed laboratories, small conference rooms, study carrels) should be forwarded through the appropriate collegiate deans' or directors' offices to the Executive Vice President and Provost and to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations and Treasurer for their review and approval.
In the case of the naming of major facility units, after Joint Development Committee (JDC) review of the opportunity for naming and the appropriate gift minimum required for any such naming, the President forwards the proposed name to the Campus Planning Committee for review of the name selection, including whether the proposed name will cause confusion and whether the name is consistent with the building's function. Subsequent to the review of that committee, the President forwards the proposed major facility unit name to the Board of Regents for approval.
As a charter committee, the Campus Planning Committee includes faculty and staff members. It is important that those constituencies have the opportunity to weigh the implications of any recommendation before advising the President.
The Joint Development Committee (JDC) consists of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations and Treasurer, and the University of Iowa Foundation president and his or her management team. The JDC advises the President regarding fundraising activities and strategic development priorities, including potential named gift recognition opportunities. See JDC charter at www.uiowa.edu/president/task-forces/jdc/jdccharter.pdf.
The following should be consulted in the naming of programs, major facility units, significant facilities, and minor facility units:
b. Office of the President, "University of Iowa Major Fundraising Project Approval Process" and "University of Iowa Major Fundraising Project Approval Form"
c. Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, "Guidelines for Endowed Faculty Positions at The University of Iowa"
d. Regents Policy Manual, Chapter 1.11: "Naming"
e. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, "Naming UIHC Facilities" (Policy and Procedure Manual, LD-GI-04.25)