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


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 2019-20 

  • Develop a plan with quantifiable goals and timelines to grow the health sciences research portfolio and substantively develop the enterprise strategy for M Health Fairview.
  • Develop strategies to grow the University’s impact as a top 10 research institution while further incentivizing and promoting the impact of research that addresses the challenges and opportunities facing Minnesota.
  • With expert external input, examine tuition and enrollment strategies to develop a specific, measurable, multi-year financial framework that sustains the University’s excellence, manages affordability and student debt, and controls administrative costs.
  • Clearly define, articulate, and promote the University’s outreach mission, and develop a systemwide plan to guide and measure its impact.
  • Deepen institutional understanding of pathways to greater faculty, staff, and student diversity and inclusion, and identify specific strategies across the University system.

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.