Science Iowa Board Responsibilities

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUAL

SCIENCE IOWA BOARD MEMBERS?

  • Attend all board and committee meetings and as many functions, such as special events, as possible.

  • Stay informed about Science Iowa’s mission, services, policies,- and programs.

  • Accept as a personal duty the responsibility to stay informed on emerging issues and to conduct ourselves with professional competence, fairness, impartiality, efficiency,- and effectiveness.

  • Prepare for board and committee meetings by reviewing the agenda and supporting materials.

  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments when your capacity allows.

  • Inform others about the Science Iowa. Advocate for the organization.

  • Suggest nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to its work and to the organization.

  • Stay informed about science and science policy developments, especially as they relate to Iowa and Iowa institutions.  

  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.

  • Assist the board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements.

  • Serve with respect, concern, courtesy, and responsiveness in carrying out the mission of Science Iowa.