Board of Regents

Board of Regents
Special Meetings of the Full Board

Thursday and Friday, February 5-6, 1998
Anchorage, Alaska

Full Board Retreat
Thursday, February 5, 1998; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Endeavor Room, Hotel Captain Cook

I.Call to Order

II.Adoption of Agenda

MOTION

"The Board of Regents adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order
II. Adoption of Agenda
III. Dialogue Between Faculty Alliance and Board of Regents regarding Presidential Search
IV. Discussion regarding Vision for the Direction and Structure of the University of Alaska
V. Discussion regarding Presidential Qualifications and Characteristics
VI. Discussion regarding Presidential Search Committee
VII. Interview of Presidential Search Consultants
VIII. Other Items of Concern
IX. Adjourn

This motion is effective February 5, 1998."

III.Dialogue Between Faculty Alliance and Board of Regents regarding Presidential Search

Reference 1

On January 22, 1998, the Faculty Alliance met via audioconference regarding the Presidential Search and adopted a motion seeking faculty representation on the search committee. This motion is included as Reference 1.

President Kelly has invited representatives of the Faculty Alliance to meet with the Board of Regents to discuss the Presidential Search process.

IV.Discussion regarding Vision for the Direction and Structure of the University of Alaska
References 2-8

On January 14, 1998, the full Board met in preliminary discussion on the vision for the direction and structure of the University of Alaska. Summary notes from that discussion are included in Reference 2.

As a result of that meeting, President Kelly requested that each member of the board submit written comments on a vision for discussion at this meeting. Reference 3 includes those written comments as well as suggestions from faculty, staff, and students.

In addition, Regent Gagnon requested that each board member receive two publications pertinent to the task at hand: Rethinking SUNY by the Board of Trustees of State University of New York and Undergraduate Education and the Market Place by Humphrey Doermann. These publications are included as References 4 and 5.

Included for reference is the motion approved by the Board of Regents on November 21, 1997 regarding Administrative Savings (Reference 6), the report from Chancellor Wadlow's committee regarding Administrative Savings (Reference 7) and President Komisar's recommendations regarding Administrative Savings (Reference 8).

V. Discussion regarding Presidential Qualifications and Characteristics
References 2-3, 9

On January 14, 1998, the full Board met in preliminary discussion regarding desired qualifications and characteristics for the next president of the University of Alaska. Summary notes regarding that discussion are included in Reference 2.

As a result of that meeting, President Kelly requested that each member of the Board submit written comments regarding desired qualifications and characteristics. Reference 3 includes those written comments as well as suggestions from faculty, staff, and students.

In addition, the Board of Regents’ Office has received the publication used by the University of Minnesota during its recent search entitled “Presidential Search Information and Statement of Desired Leadership Characteristics.” A copy of this publication is included as Reference 9.

VI.Discussion regarding Presidential Search Committee

The Board of Regents will consider its role as the Presidential Search Committee and discuss methods that provide for valuable input from the faculty, staff and students of the University of Alaska, and the general public.

Full Board Meeting
Friday, February 6, 1998; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
University Lakes Building Videoconference Room
University of Alaska Anchorage Campus

VII.Interview of Presidential Search Consultants

The Board of Regents will interview, via videoconference, two national consulting firms. After the interviews are conducted, it is anticipated that the Board will make its selection.

The interview schedule follows:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Heidrick and Struggles
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Korn/Ferry International

MOTION

"The Board of Regents selects the firm of [ ] to provide consulting services regarding the search for a University of Alaska President, and directs the university administration to proceed with the completion of a contract with the successful proposer. This motion is effective February 6, 1998."

VIII.Other Items of Concern

IX.Adjourn

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