The January 2007 decision to implement the Resource Management Model included a commitment to conduct a full review of it in three to five years. The review process was initiated in May 2011 and was designed to include the same sort of transparency and significant involvement by the campus community as the initial development and implementation process for the model.
RMM Review Committee
A small committee was selected by the Executive Vice President and Provost to facilitated the review process, including identifying the metrics used as part of the review and the constituent groups that participated in the process, as well as determining the appropriate use of external consultants. To the extent possible, existing groups were utilized to gather information for the review (e.g. associate deans for graduate programs, research council).
An outside consultant was selected to work directly with the RMM Review Committee. The expertise, knowledge and resources of the consultant was utilized to conduct interviews of campus constituents, assist with data gathering and analysis, help evaluate the impacts of the model, and compare Iowa State's experience with that of other institutions.
The work of the committee was completed in May 2012 and culminated with forty-seven recommendations provided in a final report.
RMM Review Implementation
In September of 2012, President Steven Leath appointed a small work group to review and recommend an implementation plan for the forty-seven recommendations provided by the RMM Review Committee. The work group completed the review of each of the recommendations in January 2013, and concluded that the issues that were addressed by the recommendations pertained not only to changes to the RMM, but also to the budget planning and development process, and other issues that are peripheral to the RMM or the budget process. The work group's review and implementation plan was approved by the president in March and included the following:
- Implement twenty-seven of the recommendations during the development of the FY2014 budget
- Refer eleven of the recommendations that specifically pertain to academic planning, priorities, and policies, to Senior Vice President and Provost for further consideration
- Defer implementing the remaining nine recommendations. The issues addressed by the nine recommendations warrant further review and consideration