Public can comment on Board of Regents agenda

Danielle Ferguson

The ISU and Ames community has the opportunity to comment on the Dec. 3 Board of Regents agenda at a public hearing.

The public hearing will be Nov. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Memorial Union. Attendees can sign in to provide feedback on the Dec. 3 telephonic meeting’s agenda.

Main topics include:

Tuition and mandatory fees

The board is recommending a tuition freeze for resident undergraduates for the third year in a row.

  • 2014-15 undergraduate resident tuition: $6,648
  • Proposed 2015-16: $6,648
  • 2014-15 undergraduate nonresident tuition: $19,534
  • Proposed 2015-16: $19,768
  • 2014-15 graduate resident tuition: $7,990
  • Proposed 2015-16: $8,130
  • 2014-15 graduate nonresident tuition: $20,804
  • Proposed 2015-16: $21,054

Mandatory fees:

2014-15: $ 1,083.40

Proposed 2015-16: $ 1,087.90

The board will vote on whether to approve the proposed tuition and mandatory fees at the Dec. 3 meeting.

High performance computer purchase:

Iowa State hopes to purchase a High-Performance Computing Cluster for $1,712,902 to hold four petabytes of data, or 4 quadrillion bytes of data.

The universities have to seek approval for purchases more than $1 million.

Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review update:

Regent Larry McKibben will give an update on the Review study. At the Nov. 14 telephonic meeting, the board unanimously approved the eight administrative business cases that will change the structures of human resources, finance, facilities and information technology, which could result in the loss of more than 200 jobs across the three regent universities.

The universities have elected to implement some of the cases themselves and will develop methods to present.

The Board of Regents meeting is 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3, at Uelner Executive Board Room in the Iowa State University Alumni Center.