Endeavor to establish and maintain working relationships among University of Iowa shared governance bodies and foster good relationships among local, state, and national officials and the University in collaboration with the Executive Committee and in conjunction with Faculty Senate’s Governmental Relations Committee.

Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Attend and present at campus shared governance meetings:
    • Faculty Senate
    • Graduate and Professional Student Government
    • Undergraduate Student Government (UISG)
    • College of Education
    • College of Pharmacy
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Business
    • College of Public Health
  • Maintain list of shared governance group contacts
  • Maintain shared governance portal (
  • Co-chairs to attend Legislative Group sessions
  • Promote and increase presence at outreach opportunities (Hawkeye Caucus, Legislative Letter-Writing events, Regents events, Local Legislative Delegation events, etc.)
  • Work with Committee on Committees to distribute annual Staff Council Report to Presidential Charter Committees
  • Research and report on shared governance models of peer institutions.

Annual Goals, 2018-2019

  • Increase visibility with the state legislature through Hawkeye Caucus and a letter writing campaign
  • Completion of peer (Big 10) benchmarking and establish Big 10 share governance summit
  • Maintain relationships with local (campus) shared governance units and increase collaboration between ORG reps and their shared governance units