Board of Regents

Board of Regents Meeting 
October 1, 1998 
Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

PUBLIC COMMENT INFORMATION

SPECIAL NOTE:  PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE HEARD THURSDAY MORNING  & THURSDAY LATE AFTERNOON RATHER THAN FRIDAY MORNING!!!   Testimony will be heard from approximately 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Sign-up sheets will be available starting at 7:30 a.m.

Comments are limited to three minutes per individual. Written comments are accepted and will be distributed to the Board of Regents and President Hamilton following the meeting.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE AND AGENDAS

Full agendas with references are sent to all University of Alaska campus libraries. For further information, please call the Board of Regents' Office at 474-7908 or e-mail SYBOR@orca.alaska.edu.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, October 1, 1998

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.:

Full Board will meet in the Regents' Conference Room (109) to hear reports from Employee Organization Groups and Public Testimony.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon:

Academic & Student Affairs Committee will meet in the Regents' Conference Room (109) in the Butrovich Building.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon:

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee will meet in the Sherman Carter Conference Room (204).

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.:

Committee of the Whole will meet in the Regents' Conference Room.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.:

The Alaska Science and Technology Foundation Board of Directors will meet with the Board.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:

The Full Board will hear additional Public Testimony.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.:

A reception hosted by Mark and Patty Hamilton, will be held at the President's Residence for invited guests.

Friday, October 2, 1998

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:

Full Board will meet in the Regents' Conference Room 109.

Commissioner Shirley Holloway, Alaska Department of Education, will meet with the Board of Regents sometime after 11:00 a.m. for approximately one hour.

An Executive Session is scheduled as the last item of business and is expected to last two hours.

Messages can be left at the Board of Regents' Office: (907) 474-7908 or fax (907) 474-6342.

 

AGENDAS

*Times for board meetings are subject to reordering and other modifications within the October 1-2, 1998 timeframe.

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Academic and Student Affairs Committee 
Thursday, October 1, 1998; *10:00 p.m. - 12:00 noon
Regents' Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bethel, Alaska

Committee Members: 
Sharon D. Gagnon, Chair 
Chancy Croft 
Michael P. Kelly 
Annette M. Nelson-Wright 
Joe J. Thomas 
Michael J. Burns, President

 

I.   Call to Order

II.   Adoption of Agenda

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Presentations

Professional Accreditation Reports: UAF and UAA Engineering Programs

IV. Consent Agenda

Approval of Regents' Policy 09.02 - Student Rights and Responsibilities

V. Ongoing Business

Second Reading of Draft Regents' Policy 09.07 - Student Organizations

VI. New Business

VII. Future Agenda Items

VIII. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

 

III.   Presentations

Professional Accreditation Reports: UAA and UAF Engineering Programs (Reference 1) 
40 minutes

The UAA and UAF engineering programs are reviewed for continuing professional accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The latest evaluation reports are presented in Reference 1:

UAA Geomatics Program - 1998

UAF Civil Engineering - 1997

UAF Mechanical Engineering - 1997

UAF Electrical Engineering - 1997

UAA Civil Engineering - 1996

latest visit, no formal report - 1998

UAF programs will be reviewed for re-accreditation next year.

Dean Edward Murphy of UAF's College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics and Director Robert Miller of UAA's School of Engineering will discuss the actions taken in response to the earlier reports and expectations for the ongoing and upcoming reviews. They will also update the committee regarding the ongoing collaboration between the Anchorage and Fairbanks programs.

IV.   Consent Agenda

Approval of Regents' Policy 09.02 - Student Rights and Responsibilities (Reference 2) 
10 minutes

Policy 09.02 - Student Rights and Responsibilities received four preliminary readings from the Academic and Student Affairs Committee in 1997. It has been reviewed and recommended for adoption without reservation by the Coalition of Student Governments and the UAA, UAF, and UAS faculty senates.

This chapter of policy in part expands upon the reciprocal expectations between the students and the university set forth in Regents' Policy 09.01 - General Provisions. It outlines specific rights students will enjoy in pursuit of their education with the university as well as responsibilities incurred by joining the university community. A Student Code of Conduct is set forth, along with the scope of the authority of the university with respect to violations of the Code. Provision is made for university judicial procedures by which violations of the Code, as well as the resulting decisions and sanctions, are reviewed. The procedures themselves are set forth in University Regulation.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve Regents' Policy 09.02 - Student Rights and Responsibilities as presented in Reference 2. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

 

V.   Ongoing Business

Second Reading of Draft Regents' Policy 09.07 - Student Organizations (Reference 3) 
30 minutes

The proposed policy regarding student organizations was first reviewed at the August 1998 meeting. The draft policy regarding student organizations presented in Reference 3 includes revisions requested by the committee at the first reading in August. These changes and other issues raised at the last meeting will be discussed.

A schedule for the review and approval of student affairs policy and regulation is presented in the table on the following page.  [Note - this page has not been loaded.]

VI.    New Business

VII.   Future Agenda Items

VIII.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee 
Thursday, October 1, 1998; *10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Sherman Carter Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

Committee Members: 
Joseph R. Henri, Chair 
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa
Mary Jane Fate 
R. Danforth Ogg 
Lew M. Williams, Jr. 
Michael J. Burns, President

 

I.   Call to Order

II.   Adoption of Agenda

MOTION:

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Consent Agenda

A. Approval of Use of Proceeds from Ketchikan Technical Center Easement

B. Approval of Sale of the Homer Red Meat Facility

C. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for the Members of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation

IV. Ongoing Issues

A. Report on University/Medical Community Land Use Option at UAA

B. Status Report on the Coal-Water Fuel Project

C. Status Report on Construction in Progress

V. New Business

VI. Future Agenda Items

VII. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

III.   Consent Agenda

A.   Approval of Use of Proceeds from Ketchikan Technical Center Easement

The Statewide Office of Land Management (SOLM) and the City of Ketchikan (City) have concluded an agreement, which will provide the City an easement along the northwest boundary of the UAS Ketchikan Technical Center property, and allow the City to construct a road to its Thomas Basin/Moorage project. The easement will limit some exterior storage and parking at the Center; however, planned parking within the easement will mitigate the loss of other parking areas. The university will receive $80,000 in exchange for the easement. Granting of the easement is within SOLM's approval authority; therefore, no action by the Board is required for issuance of the easement.

Regents' Policy currently provides that the proceeds from such easements be deposited into the land-grant endowment fund, unless the proceeds are otherwise designated for some other purpose by the Board of Regents. The City of Ketchikan and Chancellor Marshall Lind have requested that the proceeds from the easement be used for the Center. Plans for expenditure of these funds include a parking improvement project and development of schematics and construction documents for a Ketchikan Technical Center remodeling project. Outdated lab facilities need to be remodeled to provide more efficient specialty spaces and a multipurpose classroom. Funding for the project is included in the FY00 capital request. Based on the size and scope of the projects, project approvals will be obtained in accordance with the facilities policies. Such dedication of easement proceeds for campus lands is consistent with prior actions of the Board.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the use of the proceeds from the Ketchikan Technical Center easement for parking improvements and planning and design of remodeling projects for the Center. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

B.   Approval of Sale of the Homer Red Meat Facility

The former Homer Red Meat Center consists of two parcels of land and improvements located approximately eight miles northeast of Homer. The center was established in the early 1970s for use by the UAF Agricultural Experiment Station as a red meat research facility. The center was built on an 80-acre parcel of land purchased for this purpose in 1972. The surrounding 788.7 acres of agricultural rights were acquired in 1989 from the state in Settlement II as trust lands. The center ceased operations in 1984 and responsibility for management of the facility was transferred to the Statewide Office of Land Management (SOLM).

During the past 15 years, SOLM has attempted to lease the facility at commercial rates. With the exception of one proposal to construct a cattle feed lot operation, which failed due to lack of sufficient land base and community opposition, no qualified individuals or entities have come forward with an adequate business plan or the financial commitment to improve and develop the facility. No major repairs have been done to the buildings since the facility was decommissioned in 1984. The current month-to-month tenant has been using the property for the past nine years to raise beef cattle. Rent from the property, $1,000 per month, does not provide sufficient income for needed maintenance and improvements.

Most recently, in 1996 SOLM issued a request for proposals for the lease of the facility. Again, no qualified entities or individuals responded. It has been available for lease over-the-counter until this year when SOLM offered the facility for sale in the 1998 competitive land sale at a minimum asking price of $300,000. In contrast to the lack of interest in leasing the facility, interest in purchasing the facility has been relatively high.

Sales of real property interests in excess of $250,000 require Board of Regents' approval. The proceeds from the sale of the facility will be transferred to the land-grant endowment fund in accordance with regents' policy.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the sale of the Homer Red Meat Facility, and authorize the administration to execute all documents necessary to complete the transaction. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

C.   Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for the Members of The University of Alaska Heating Corporation

The University of Alaska Heating Corporation (Heating Corporation) is a nonprofit Alaska corporation formed in 1962 to allow the financing and construction of the UAF heating/power plant. The Heating Corporation and its members (trustees) have taken an active role in overseeing the plant construction, planning, and operation over the past 36 years. If it were not for the efforts of the Heating Corporation Board of Trustees, the UAF heating/power plant would not exist as it does today. The university has benefited greatly from the time and talents of these individuals. The current members of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation Board of Trustees include: Helen L. Atkinson, President; Robert Hanson, Vice President; William Stroecker, Secretary/Treasurer; John Zarling, Trustee; Robert Hufman, Trustee; Frank Killeen, Trustee; and Robert Boswell, Trustee.

The purpose for which the Heating Corporation was created was very narrowly defined in its enabling legislation creation. Because all of the bonds issued by the Heating Corporation have now been redeemed or paid off, the reason for the continued existence of the corporate entity has passed. As such, the trustees have been asked to execute a formal plan for the transfer of all assets, rights, and interests in the UAF heating plant to the university and for the orderly dissolution of the corporation.

A resolution of appreciation for the members of the Board of Trustees is presented below:

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION

WHEREAS, in 1962, the University of Alaska Heating Corporation was incorporated for the specific purpose of construction and financing of a heating/power plant for the University of Alaska at Fairbanks; and

WHEREAS, the members of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation have conducted the business of the corporation with great dedication, directly benefiting the University of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, the construction of the UAF heating/power plant has been completed and bonds issued by the University of Alaska Heating Corporation fully redeemed; and

WHEREAS, the purpose for which the University of Alaska Heating Corporation was established has been successfully accomplished by its members; and

WHEREAS, having accomplished its specific purpose, the University of Alaska Heating Corporation is currently being dissolved;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Board of Regents expresses its deepest appreciation to the past and present members of the Heating Corporation for their support in the construction, financing, maintenance and operation of the University of Alaska Fairbanks heating/power plant; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Board of Regents convey this resolution to the past and present members of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the October 1-2, 1998 Board of Regents' meeting.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the resolution of appreciation for the trustees of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

IV.   Ongoing Issues

A.   Report on University/Medical Community Land-Use Option at UAA (Reference 4)

BACKGROUND

The University of Alaska Anchorage is exploring with the Alaska Mental Health Trust and Providence Medical Center possible consolidations of land holdings that would optimally accommodate the future expansion needs of all parties. The impetus for these explorations is driven by the Mental Health Trust Authority's need to know, prior to the upcoming legislation, whether or not they have an option to move the proposed new Alaska Psychiatric Hospital from its current location to one in closer proximity to lands that would accommodate Providence Hospital's expansion plans. Chancellor Gorsuch believes these are very positive discussions and could become a vehicle for significantly advancing UAA's health mission in collaboration with two major health care providers, as well as provide UAA with significant additional developable acreage.

The table contained in the UAA Land Development Data schedule included in Reference 4 summarizes UAA's current land development data and illustrates how the potential University/Medical Community land-use option, currently being discussed on a conceptual level, could create an additional 38.7 percent increase (approximate) in unconstrained developable land for future use.

This is an information item; no action by the Board is required at this time.

B.   Status Report on the Coal-Water Fuel Project

Frank Williams, UAF interim vice chancellor for administrative services, will provide a brief report on the current status of the Coal-Water Fuel Project.

C.   Status Report on Construction in Progress  (Reference 5)

A status report for all construction in progress approved by the Board of Regents is included in Reference 5.

V.    New Business

VI.   Future Agenda Items

VII.  Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Committee of the Whole 
Thursday, October 1, 1998; *12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Regents' Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Presentations

A. Annual Report from the College of Rural Alaska Advisory Council

B. Annual Report from the Statewide Vocational/Technical Education Advisory Council

IV. Consent Agenda

A. Consideration of FY00 Tuition Rates

B. Approval of FY00 Operating and Capital Budget Requests

V. Ongoing Issues

A. Labor Relations Report

B. Employee Relations Update: APT and Classified Employee Survey

C. Progress Report on Public Information Campaign/Legislative Update

VI. New Business

A. Joint Meeting with Alaska Science and Technology Foundation Board of Directors

VII. Future Agenda Items

VIII. Executive Session Regarding Honorary Degrees & Meritorious Service Award Recipients

IX. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

III.   Presentations

A.   Annual Report from the College of Rural Alaska Advisory Council  (20 minutes)

Members of the College of Rural Alaska Advisory Council will present an overview of this year's issues and accomplishments of the College of Rural Alaska and will indicate current and future initiatives the college is taking.

B.   Annual Report from the Statewide Vocational/Technical Education Advisory Council 
(20 minutes)

Members of the Statewide Vocational/Technical Education Advisory Council will present an overview of this year's issues and accomplishments in the areas of vocational and technical education and will indicate current and future initiatives.

IV.   Consent Agenda

A.   Consideration of FY00 Tuition Rates

Regents' Policy 05.10.01 requires that the administration report to the Board, at the first regular meeting after September 1, the effect of applying the average of the three-year HEPI (Higher Education Price Index) to tuition rates for the following year. Unless otherwise determined by the Board, tuition for the succeeding academic year will be increased by the 3-year HEPI average percentage increase, rounded to the nearest dollar. The annual average percentage increase in the HEPI for the last three years is 3.2 percent (3.0, 3.0, 3.5 respectively). Applying the 3-year average to existing tuition rates would result in tuition rates for academic year 1999-2000 as shown below:

 

 

Current Tuition Rates 
1998-1999

Regents' Policy Tuition Rates 
1999-2000

Lower Division:

 

 

PWSCC

$62

$64

Kodiak

$63

$65

All Other

$73

$75

Upper Division:

$81

$84

Graduate:

$162

$167

Non-resident Surcharge:

$154

$159

 

The proposed budget request for FY00 includes a provision for increased tuition consistent with a HEPI rate increase; however, a number of other analyses and considerations, such as enrollment forecasts, access and competitiveness with other institutions must be taken into account in order to develop a meaningful recommendation. President Hamilton has not had the opportunity to review these analyses or to discuss potential adjustments to tuition rates with the chancellors, faculty, or students. Based on the preliminary status of the review of tuition rates, President Hamilton recommends that the Board discuss any concerns or guiding principles that they may have regarding potential tuition adjustments.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents defer until its February 1999 meeting any action regarding setting of tuition rates effective for the summer 1999 and subsequent academic year. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

B.   Approval of FY00 Operating and Capital Budget Requests  (Reference 6)

At the August 1998 Board of Regents' meeting in Bethel, the administration presented an outline of the operating and capital budget requests. The outline has been refined based on direction provided by the Board and President Hamilton. The themes for the FY00 budget requests will be a continuation of the capital program initiated by the state in FY99 and implementing a 3-year operating plan for "Putting UA on Track." The capital improvement program focuses on three goals: (1) eliminating the deferred maintenance backlog, (2) investing in high tech equipment, and (3) facilities that capitalize on partnerships and existing infrastructure. The operating request is phase one of three for restoring university programs to a level that meets the needs and expectations of Alaskans.

This request will become the basis for the FY00 general fund operating and capital budget request to the governor and the legislature. It will also become the core around which the summary budget request (Red Book) is prepared.

President Hamilton will discuss the emphasis and status of the budget requests with the Board.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents adopt the FY00 operating and capital budget requests as presented in Reference 6.   This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

V.   Ongoing Issues

A.   Labor Relations Report  (Reference 7)

Jim Johnsen, director of Labor Relations, will provide information on labor relations activities and issues.

B.   Employee Relations Update: APT and Classified Employee Survey  (Reference 8)

Over the last several years, classified and APT staff have expressed concerns about numerous aspects of their employment at the university including salaries, benefits, job evaluation, communications, and supervision. During the recent unionization effort we were precluded from conducting a survey to ascertain more accurately the nature and extent of staff attitudes of their working conditions. However, once the unionization issue was resolved, we were free to survey the employees. The university contracted with the McDowell Group to conduct the survey. The survey was conducted prior to the arrival of President Hamilton.

The survey results are provided in Reference 8. The survey with a cover letter from President Hamilton will be mailed to all classified and APT staff.

C.   Progress Report on Public Information Campaign/Legislative Update

Wendy Redman, vice president for University Relations, and her staff will update the committee regarding ongoing activities promoting the public information campaign and on pertinent legislative issues.

VI.   New Business

A.   Joint Meeting with Alaska Science and Technology Foundation Board of Directors

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will, for the first time, meet in a joint session with the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation Board of Directors. Topics to be discussed include common goals and opportunities for continued cooperation.

VII.   Future Agenda Items

VIII.   Executive Session Regarding Honorary Degrees & Meritorious Service Award Recipients

MOTION

"The Board of Regents goes into executive session at _________ A.D.T in accordance with the provisions of AS 44.62.310 to discuss matters relating to the following, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the reputation or character of a person or persons:

· Honorary Degree Recipients for Spring 1999

· Meritorious Service Award Recipients for Spring 1999

The session will include members of the Board of Regents, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish, and such other university staff members as the president may designate and will last approximately hour(s). Thus, the open session of the Board of Regents will resume in this room at approximately ____ A.D.T. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

(To be announced at conclusion of executive session)

The Board of Regents concluded an executive session at _____ A.D.T. in accordance with AS 44.62.310. The session included members of the Board of Regents, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish and other university staff members designated by the president and lasted approximately ___ hour(s).

IX.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Meeting of the Full Board 
Thursday, October 1, 1998; *8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 2, 1998; *8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Regents' Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

 

Thursday, October 1, 1998

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. Approval of Minutes

IV. Employee Organization Reports

A. System Governance

B. Collective Bargaining Units

V. Public Testimony

VI. University President's Report

VII. Consent Agenda

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of Regents' Policy 09.02 - Student Rights and Responsibilities

B. Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

1. Approval of Use of Proceeds from Ketchikan Technical Center Easement

2. Approval of Sale of the Homer Red Meat Facility

3. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for the Members of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation

C. Committee of the Whole

1. Consideration of FY00 Tuition Rates

2. Approval of FY00 Operating and Capital Budget Requests

VIII. New Business and Committee Reports

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee

B. Audit Committee

C. Committee of the Whole

D. Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

E. Human Resources Committee

F. Labor Relations Committee

G. Planning and Development Committee

IX. Approval of Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Recipients

X. Approval of FY98 Degree Recipients

XI. Future Agenda Items

XII. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report

XIII. Board of Regents' Comments

XIV. Executive Session

XV. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

III.   Approval of Minutes

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its meeting of August 20-21, 1998 as presented. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

IV.   Employee Organization Reports (3 minutes per organization)

A.   System Governance: Faculty Alliance, Staff Alliance and Coalition of Student Leaders

A written report is also included in the full agenda.

B.   Collective Bargaining Units: ACCFT, CEA, United Academics, United Academics - Adjuncts

V.   Public Testimony

Public testimony will be heard from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 1998.

Comments are limited to three minutes per individual. Written comments are accepted and will be distributed to the Board of Regents and President Hamilton by the Board of Regents' Officer following the meeting.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1998

VI.   University President's Report

VII.   Consent Agenda

A.   Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1.   Approval of Regents' Policy 09.02 - Student Rights and Responsibilities (Reference 2)

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve Regents' Policy 09.02 - Student Rights and Responsibilities as presented in Reference 2. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee as stated above. This motion is effective October 2, 1998."

B.   Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

1.  Approval of Use of Proceeds from Ketchikan Technical Center Easement

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the use of the proceeds from the Ketchikan Technical Center easement for parking improvements and planning and design of remodeling projects for the Center. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

2.   Approval of Sale of the Homer Red Meat Facility

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the sale of the Homer Red Meat Facility, and authorize the administration to execute all documents necessary to complete the transaction. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

3.   Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for the Members of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the resolution of appreciation for the trustees of the University of Alaska Heating Corporation. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee as stated above. This motion is effective October 2, 1998."

C.   Committee of the Whole

1.   Consideration of FY00 Tuition Rates

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents defer until its February 1999 meeting any action regarding setting of tuition rates effective for the summer 1999 and subsequent academic year. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

2.   Approval of FY00 Operating and Capital Budget Requests  (Reference 6)

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents adopt the FY00 operating and capital budget requests as presented in Reference 6. This motion is effective October 1, 1998."

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole as stated above. This motion is effective October 2, 1998."

VIII.   New Business and Committee Reports

A.   Academic and Student Affairs Committee

B.  Audit Committee

C.   Committee of the Whole

D.   Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

E.   Human Resources Committee

F.   Labor Relations Committee

G.   Planning and Development Committee

IX.   Approval of Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Recipients

Recommendations submitted by the University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks for recipients of honorary degrees and meritorious service awards were sent under separate cover for Board of Regents' review prior to the September 1998 board meeting. The honorary degree recipient for the University of Alaska Southeast was approved last year.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the list of nominees for honorary doctoral degrees and meritorious service awards, as proposed, for commencement exercises in the spring of 1999 and beyond, and authorizes Chancellors Gorsuch and Wadlow to invite the approved nominees and announce their acceptance. This motion is effective October 2, 1998."

X.   Approval of Academic Degree Recipients

Regents' Policy 10.03.01 requires annual approval by the Board of Regents of degree and other formal awards conferred in the preceding academic year. An official listing of these awards will be available for inspection at the October 1-2, 1998 Board of Regents' meeting.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the list of degree recipients for the summer and fall of 1997 and the spring of 1998. This motion is effective October 2, 1998."

XI.   Future Agenda Items

XII.   Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report   (Reference 9)

Regents Demeksa and Fate will report on the September 11, 1998 meeting of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, including information regarding student credit checks. Included in Reference 9 is the agenda of the September 11 meeting as well as the reference material contained with the ACPE agenda regarding student credit checks.

XIII.   Board of Regents' Comments

XIV.   Executive Session

MOTION

"The Board of Regents goes into executive session at _________ A.D.T in accordance with the provisions of AS 44.62.310 to discuss matters the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university related to land, litigation and labor, including:

· Collective bargaining negotiations with United Academics-Adjuncts

· Collective bargaining negotiations regarding collection of agency fees

· Update on current University of Alaska litigation issues

· Progress report on UAF Coal-Water Project

· Progress report on University of Alaska Timber Sales

The session will include members of the Board of Regents, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish, and such other university staff members as the president may designate and will last approximately hour(s). Thus, the open session of the Board of Regents will resume in this room at approximately ____ A.D.T. This motion is effective October 2, 1998."

(To be announced at conclusion of executive session)

The Board of Regents concluded an executive session at _____ A.D.T. in accordance with AS 44.62.310 discussing matters the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university. The session included members of the Board of Regents, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish and other university staff members designated by the president and lasted approximately ___ hour(s).

XV.   Adjourn


 

 
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