Oct. 13 town hall topic: Proposed efficiencies

Consultants will present their latest efficiency recommendations -- in the areas of information technology, human resources, finance and facilities -- during a town hall meeting on campus Monday, Oct. 13.

It's Iowa State's third university-wide forum, held in connection with the state Board of Regents' Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review (TIER) of the state universities.

The university community is invited to attend the meeting (8:30-10 a.m., Memorial Union Gallery) to discuss the recommendations with representatives of the regents and Deloitte Consulting, the firm conducting the review. Those who are unable to attend can follow the forum through a video livestream or on Twitter (@IowaStateUNews). Archived video will be available a few hours after the forum.

Business cases

The focus of the town hall is eight business cases developed by the consultants. A business case is defined as a costs-benefits analysis of an efficiency opportunity. The eight business cases are summarized in this week's Inside Iowa State article -- "Input Sought on Eight Efficiency Proposals."

Questions and comments

The town hall will include a brief presentation followed by a questions-and-comments session. There are several ways to pose questions:

  • Submit questions in person or via cards provided at the meeting
  • Send questions to tierforum@iastate.edu, during or in advance of the meeting
  • Tweet questions, using #TIERforum during the event

Feedback matters

In a recent TIER update, board officials encouraged feedback through university town halls, public meetings and the regents' TIER website to "help the board determine how and if it should move forward with implementation" on the business cases.

The regents will hold a telephonic meeting on Nov. 14 to vote on the eight business cases.