Welcome to TIER@Iowa!
TIER@Iowa is a commitment to providing the very highest value to our students, faculty, and staff by ensuring that University operations are effective and efficient.
The goal of TIER@Iowa is to make our university strong and sustainable for the long term. The primary focus is reinvesting in our core academic missions of education, research, and service to drive learning, discovery, and engagement. TIER@Iowa originated from a review of the academic and administrative functions across Iowa’s three public universities. TIER (Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review) is broad in scope and includes Academics, Sourcing and Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Student Services.
Higher education faces unprecedented demands: increased competition, diminished federal and state funding, tuition pressure, rapid technology shifts, and student and stakeholder expectations for affordable, quality education. Many of our peer institutions have implemented initiatives similar to TIER@Iowa to address these demands. The UI has benchmarked with several peers, including University of California-Berkeley, Cornell University, the University of Michigan, Kansas University and the University System of Maryland.