Meeting Schedule & Priorities

Board of Regents meetings are open to the public. Under specific circumstances, some meetings of the Board and most meetings of the Board’s Litigation Review Committee, are held as non-public meetings as provided for in Minnesota State Statute. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held on the sixth floor of McNamara Alumni Center.

Each June, the Board approves its meeting schedule for the coming year.

2020-21 Meetings

  • July 8-10, 2020 (includes retreat)
  • September 10-11, 2020
  • October 8-9, 2020
  • December 10-11, 2020
  • February 11-12, 2021
  • March 10-12, 2021 (includes retreat)
  • May 13-14, 2021
  • June 10-11, 2021

Agendas and meeting materials

Priorities

Each summer, the Board of Regents and the president identify priorities that directly influence the Board’s annual planning for its meetings and focus the efforts of the president and her administration.

Priorities for 2020-21 

  • Oversee initial implementation of the M Pact 2025 systemwide strategic plan, with specific governance focus on:
    • Refreshing the University Progress Card to outline initiatives and targets, with clear measures and metrics, to bring life to M Pact 2025 and pursue academic and administrative innovation.
    • Reviewing multi-year campus enrollment plans for alignment with a systemwide enrollment strategy.
    • Identifying potential reforms to the University’s budget model, and developing a multi-year financial framework for each campus that will sustain the University’s excellence, manage affordability and student debt, and control administrative costs.
    • Monitoring execution of subplans related to the research and health sciences enterprises.
    • Ensuring welcoming campuses and deepening understanding of efforts to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion in a social climate more finely attuned to issues of race and justice.
  • Continue oversight of the University’s ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, with specific governance focus on:
    • Protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.
    • Monitoring academic and operational adjustments.
    • Evaluating and addressing pandemic impact on external facing units, especially Division I athletics and M Health Fairview clinical care.

University of Minnesota Progress Card

The University’s Progress Card supports oversight of specific goals set by the Board and the president.

The progress card has two kinds of measures: “gold” and “maroon.” Gold measures apply where there is a quantifiable goal over a set time period and where the University can take actions to measurably influence the results. Maroon measures apply to trends and goals where University action alone is not likely to measurably influence the results. The Board monitors both sets of measures, which are updated annually and published in the University Performance and Accountability Report.