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Arizona Board of Regents - Sunset Factors


This report provides information on 12 of the sunset factors that statute requires the Legislature to consider regarding the Arizona Board of Regents. The Board has generally met its objective and purpose of governing the State's university system, comprising Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. The Board has established a long-term Arizona Higher Education Enterprise Plan that provides key standards and annual targets against which the universities can measure educational and research outcomes. The Board also hired a consulting firm to assess its roles and responsibilities, operations and structures, and overall effectiveness. The consultants provided several recommendations to the Board, and it has implemented or made progress in implementing almost all of them. Because the Arizona Constitution established the Board, it cannot be terminated through the sunset process; a majority vote of the people to amend the Constitution to terminate the Board is required.