Board of Regents Priorities & Accountability

Board of Regents Priorities 

Each summer the Board of Regents highlights a small number of topics for special emphasis during the year ahead. These priorities are intended to guide agenda planning and assist the President and his administration in advancing their work. Below are the Board’s priorities for 2017-18: 

  • Preserve and enhance the University’s academic excellence and reputation.
  • Drive impact of the University’s land-grant mission through access, inclusion, and student success.
  • Achieve the vision for an integrated academic medical enterprise.
  • Complete system-wide strategic plan that incorporates an academic program investment strategy and long-term financial framework.
  • Increase private and public support for the University’s mission.

University of Minnesota Progress Card

The University’s Progress Card drives performance and supports oversight of specific aspirational goals set by the Board of Regents and the administration. The Board’s intent is to focus oversight on a limited number of measurable goals and trends that indicate or drive excellence, understanding that the University measures progress and accountability broadly throughout the institution in many ways.

The progress card includes two sets of measures: “gold” and “maroon.” The gold measures represent data sources that are well understood and agreed upon, where there is the ability to set a quantifiable goal over a reasonable time period, and where the University can take actions to influence the results. The maroon measures are important trends and indicators, but the goals may be directional in nature or the measure may only need to be monitored, and University action alone is not likely to significantly influence the measure. The Board will monitor these measures on a regular basis in order to assess the University’s progress in these key areas.

The progress card measures are connected to and more deeply informed by the broader discussion of performance and accountability found in the University’s Plan, Performance and Accountability Report.