Task force to examine funding at Iowa universities

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — A task force appointed to review how funds are distributed to Iowa’s three public universities is meeting for the first time.

The group, chaired by former Iowa regent David Miles, will meet Friday in Urbandale at the Board of Regents office.

Then-Board President Craig Lang created the group in April, directing it to examine how general university funding is divided among the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

He said the five-member group should consider whether the different needs and distinct missions are being addressed by the current model and to identify metrics to review performance.

The group is expected to hear a presentation from consultant Art Hauptman about different state funding models for higher education and ideas for reforms.

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