Board of Regents

Board of Regents Meeting 
June 3-4, 1999 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

Agenda

 

PUBLIC COMMENT INFORMATION

SPECIAL NOTE:  PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE HEARD FRIDAY MORNING.  Testimony will be heard beginning at approximately 12:00 noon.  Sign-up sheets will be available starting at 11:30 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@alaska.edu.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

Times for board meetings are subject to modification within the June 3-4, 1999 timeframe.

Wednesday, June 2, 1999

12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. 
Board members and staff will meet in front of the Butrovich Building for a tour of the Coal-Water Project facility, viewing of Bentley Trust Land, and a tour of the Poker Flat Research Range. Lunch will be provided on the bus.

5:30 p.m. 
College of Fellows Reception at the home of Jo & Dick Scott, 2757 College Road, for invited guests.

Thursday, June 3, 1999

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Full Board will meet in the Natural Sciences Building Foyer (1st Floor) on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus to meet with faculty, staff, students, and advisory council members.

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 
Committee of the Whole will meet in Regents' Conference Room 109, Butrovich Building.

2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Full Board will depart from Butrovich Building to attend Joint Meeting of the Board of Regents and State Board of Education in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District offices, 520 5th Avenue.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Farewell Reception for Chancellor Wadlow will be held in the Lola Tilly Commons, UAF campus, for invited guests.

Friday, June 4, 1999

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Audit Committee will meet in the Sherman Carter Conference Room, Butrovich Building.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 
Full Board will meet in Regents' Conference Room 109, Butrovich Building, for a presentation from Anchorage Mayor Rick Mystrom.

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
Nominating Committee will meet in the Sherman Carter Conference Room.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet in the Sherman Carter Conference Room.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee will meet in the Regents' Conference Room.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
Lunch will be served in the Regents' Conference Room.

12:00 noon - 5:30 p.m. 
Full Board will meet in the Regents' Conference Room. Public Testimony will be heard at approximately 12:00 noon. An Executive Session is scheduled as one of the last items of business and is expected to last approximately 1 hour.

6:21 p.m. 
Alaska Airlines Flight 196 departs Fairbanks.

Messages can be left at the Board of Regents' Office: 474-7908, fax: 474-6342. Messages should indicate that they are for participants in the Board of Regents' meeting.

 

AGENDAS

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Committee of the Whole 
Thursday, June 3, 1999; *1:00 p.m. - 3:00 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. President's Report

IV. Presentation Regarding UA Schools of Education

V. Full Board Consent Agenda

A. Approval of Temporary Re-Employment for FY99 Retirement Incentive Program Participants

B. Approval of FY2000 Student Government Budgets

C. Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Capital Budget

D. Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Operating Budget

E. Approval of the Strategic Initiatives for the FY2001 Budget Request

VI. New Business

A. 1st Reading of Information Resources Policy

VII. Future Agenda Items

VIII. Adjourn

This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

III.   President's Report

IV.   Presentation Regarding UA Schools of Education

John Pugh, Dean of Faculty at UAS, and Alexander McNeill, Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare at UAA, will update the Board of Regents regarding the UA Schools of Education restructuring and progress in meeting accreditation criteria.

V.   Full Board Consent Agenda

A.   Approval of Temporary Re-Employment for FY99 Retirement Incentive Program Participants

Alaska statutes governing the University of Alaska's Retirement Incentive Program (RIP) provide that, "the University of Alaska may enter into a personal services contract with an individual who was appointed to retirement under sections 22-35 of this act if the Board of Regents for the University of Alaska … determines that there is a compelling reason to do so because of the individual's specialized or extensive experience that relates to a particular program or project of the … university."

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the appointment of Brenda Baxter, Sandra Burnett, Grace Chang, Dave Dobberpuhl, Eleanor Evans, Helen Howard, Amey Houtchens, Johni Meshell, Valerie Scullion, Carolyne Wallace, Ann WingQuest and Irma Jean Zito, to a temporary position or project, contract not to exceed 49 percent of their previous base salary. These appointments may not include retirement, health or leave benefits, except social security replacement if required by the IRS. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

B.   Approval of FY2000 Student Government Budgets Reference 1

Regents' Policy 09.07.05 requires student government organizations to submit annual budgets to the Board of Regents for approval. Proposed FY2000 budgets for student governments, showing projected revenues, expenses, and activities to be funded, are shown in Reference 1. The budgets are supported in their entirety by student activity fees and related university receipts.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the FY2000 student government budgets as presented in Reference 1. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

C.   Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Capital Budget

The university administration will present a summary of the capital appropriations to the university. The summary will be hand-carried to the meeting. As of this writing, the legislative process is not complete and no action is expected by the governor prior to the June 3-4 board meeting.

Pat Pitney, director of Budget Development and Institutional Research, Jim Lynch, interim vice president for Finance, and Wendy Redman, vice president for University Relations, will be available to discuss the legislative appropriations and any distribution process.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the distribution plan for the FY2000 capital budget appropriation as presented. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

D.   Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Operating Budget

The administration will present a summary of the operating budget appropriations to the university and a proposed distribution of the state general fund appropriations. A distribution of state general fund increments and decrements to campuses and the system office and a summary of changes in appropriations from the FY1999 operating budget to the FY2000 operating budget approved by the legislature including any related legislative intent statements will be hand carried to the meeting. As of this writing, the legislative process is not complete and no action is expected by the governor regarding the university's budget appropriations or legislative intent statements prior to the June 3-4 board meeting.

Pat Pitney, director of Budget Development and Institutional Research, Jim Lynch, interim vice president for Finance, and Wendy Redman, vice president for University Relations, will be available to discuss the legislative appropriations and any proposed distribution.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the distribution plan for the FY2000 state general fund operating budget appropriation as presented. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

E.   Approval of the Strategic Initiatives for the FY2001 Budget Request  Reference 2

At the April 1999 Board of Regents' meeting, President Mark Hamilton and Pat Pitney, director of Budget Development and Institutional Research, discussed with the board the concept of developing the University of Alaska Focus document as the basis for guiding programmatic changes and the university's budget request for the year FY2001 and beyond. The presentation identified an abbreviated mission statement, an operating philosophy, and examples of several strategic initiatives.

On May 10, 1999, President Hamilton met with the chancellors and key members of their staff to develop a set of strategic initiatives for the University of Alaska. These strategic initiatives will guide the system and each of the campuses in managing resources and planning program responses to state needs. They will also be the basis for program increment requests for FY2001. Reference 2 summarizes the abbreviated mission statement, the operating philosophy, and strategic initiatives identified as of this writing.

Pat Pitney, Mark Hamilton, Jim Lynch, and Wendy Redman will discuss these initiatives with the board and seek their approval.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the strategic initiatives as presented in Reference 2 as the basis for planning program responses for the FY2001 budget request. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

VI.   New Business

A.   1st Reading of Information Resources Policy  Reference 3

Steve Smith, UA Chief Technology Officer, will present proposed changes to Regents' Policy on Information Resources.

The current policy for Information Resources, entitled "Information Technology", was created in 1995. Since that time there have been many developments affecting electronic communications, including the expansion of the internet and the world-wide web. When work began over a year ago to update the Information Resources policy to meet this changing environment, it became apparent that the existing policy does not cover many areas where technology has opened new possibilities and new liabilities. For example, current policy does not adequately address such vital issues as security and access, nor does it recognize the dynamic nature of Information Resources.

For these reasons, the Information Resources policy has been completely rewritten, retitled, and is presented here for board review. The proposed revision attempts to incorporate current issues as well as be flexible enough to encompass new developments as they occur, both anticipated and unanticipated. It is further recommended that this policy be moved from Part VIII - General Provisions to Part II - Administration.

This is the first reading of the proposed revision and is presented for information and discussion purposes only. No action is required.

VII.   Future Agenda Items

VIII.   Adjourn

Agenda 
Joint Board of Regents/State Board of Education Meeting 
Thursday, June 3, 1999; 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 
Fairbanks, Alaska

 

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Teacher Preparation

a. Fifth year program plans at UAA, UAF, UAS - information item

b. Certification of BEd graduates after 2002

c. Professional development

3. Exploratory Discussion: Responding to the Alaska Quality Schools Initiative

a. Providing advanced coursework to those who pass the High School Graduation Qualifying exam in the sophomore or junior year.

b. Providing assistance to those who hold a certificate of attendance to prepare them to pass the High School Graduation Qualifying exam.

4. Coordination of high school standards with criteria for admission to UA programs.

5. Joint use of facilities and people in rural areas.

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Audit Committee 
Friday, June 4, 1999; *7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Sherman Carter Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks 
Fairbanks, Alaska

 

Committee Members: 
Chancy Croft, Chair 
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa 
Mary Jane Fate 
Robert A. Malone 
Brian D. Rogers 
Michael J. Burns, President

I.   Call to Order

II.  Adoption of Agenda

MOTION

"The Audit Committee adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Ongoing Issues

A. Review of Recently Completed Audits

B. Status Report on the FY1999 Annual Audit Plan

C. Presentation on Performance Audits

D. Evaluation of Internal Audit Staffing Level

IV. New Business

A. Approval of the FY2000 Annual Audit Plan

B. Presentation on Internal Controls

V. Future Agenda Items

VI. Adjourn

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

III.   Ongoing Issues

A.   Review of Recently Completed Audits

Ben Shilling, director of Internal Audit, will review with the Audit Committee recently completed audits and answer any questions members of the committee may have. This is an information item; no action is necessary.

B.   Status Report on the FY1999 Annual Audit Plan

Ben Shilling, director of Internal Audit, will review the status of the FY1999 annual internal audit plan and answer any questions members of the committee may have.

This is an information item; no action is necessary.

C.   Performance Audits

Ben Shilling, director of Internal Audit, will discuss with the committee the concept of performance auditing. Based on comments by Pat Davidson from Legislative Audit, the committee expressed an interest in performance auditing. This discussion will explore the committee's perceptions of performance auditing and how this might be incorporated into the annual audit plan given current staffing considerations.

This is an information item; no action is necessary.

D.   Evaluation of Internal Audit Staffing Level

Ben Shilling, director of Internal Audit, and Jim Lynch, interim vice president for Finance, will discuss with the committee the staffing level of the internal audit department for FY2000. This is an information item; no action is necessary.

IV.   New Business

A.   Approval of the FY2000 Annual Audit Plan Reference 4

Ben Shilling, director of Internal Audit, will present to the Audit Committee for approval the annual audit plan for FY2000, which is included as Reference 4.  Regents' Policy 05.03.01.D - Internal Audit Reporting, states:

The director of internal audit, in conjunction with the regents' external auditors, shall annually present a complete audit plan for the university to the Board of Regents' Audit Committee for review and approval.

The Internal Audit Department's annual audit plan includes providing agreed-upon audit support to the university's independent auditors, KPMG Peat Marwick. Other external audit coverage will also be discussed with the committee, including expected federal and state audit activity.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents' Audit Committee approves the annual audit plan for FY2000 as presented. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

B.   Internal Controls Presentation

Ben Shilling, director of Internal Audit, will facilitate presentation of a 20-minute video on internal control developed by the Association of College and University Auditors.

This is an information item; no action is necessary.

V.   Future Agenda Items

VI.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Nominating Committee 
Friday, June 4, 1999; *9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
Sherman Carter Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

Committee Members
Joe J. Thomas, Chair 
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa 
Mary Jane Fate 
Annette M. Nelson-Wright 
Joseph E. Usibelli, Jr.
Michael J. Burns, President

I.    Call to Order

II.   Adoption of Agenda

MOTION

"The Nominating Committee adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Approval of Slate of Candidates for FY00 Board of Regents' Officers

IV. Other Items of Concern

V. Adjourn

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

III.   Approval of Slate of Candidates for FY00 Board of Regents' Officers

Committee members will approve a slate of candidates for FY00 board officer positions for presentation to the full board.

MOTION

"The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of candidates to the Full Board for FY00:

President: 
Vice President: 
Secretary: 
Treasurer:

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

IV.   Other Items of Concern

V.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Academic and Student Affairs Committee 
Friday, June 4, 1999; *9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Sherman Carter Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

Committee Members
Chancy Croft, Chair 
Annette M. Nelson-Wright 
Brian D. Rogers 
Frances H. Rose
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. Full Board Consent Agenda

A. Approval of a Master of Fine Arts in Art Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

B. Approval of a Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

IV. Presentation: University of Alaska Scholars Award Program

V. Future Agenda Items

VI. Adjourn

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

III.   Full Board Consent Agenda

A.    Approval of a Master of Fine Arts in Art Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks   Reference 5  (30 minutes)

With a Master of Fine Arts in Art program, the UAF art department would be better positioned to educate students for careers in the arts, address unmet demand for undergraduate courses, and enhance the university's artistic and cultural contribution to the local community and state. Alaska would no longer be the only state without such a degree, and would become one of only two states with a concentration area in Native arts. The program would be offered within the confines of current resources.

The goals of the program are to:

1. produce well-trained and competent artists qualified for positions in various state and federal arts organizations, galleries, museums, colleges and universities;

2. supply the necessary background for graduates to enhance their professional careers through participation in state, national, and international art competitions and exhibitions; and

3. enhance the university's interest by producing, for the benefit of the Alaskan community, highly trained, knowledgeable, and competent visual artists.

The program would enhance the university community's aesthetic and conceptual understanding of visual arts, and, by supporting emerging artists, bring focus to the contemporary issues confronting today's audiences.

UA undergraduate programs include BA and BFA programs at UAA and UAF and a BLA with an arts emphasis at UAS, as well as generally well attended courses on other campuses, reflecting Alaska's strong interest in many aspects of the visual arts. Currently, the only opportunity for graduate education for Alaskans under WICHE reduced tuition agreements would be the University of New Mexico's MA and Ph.D. art history programs. There are no opportunities under WICHE arrangements to pursue an MFA, considered the terminal degree for professional artists. An in-state program would thus provide opportunity for talented students who do not wish to or cannot afford to leave the state. While opportunities for regular employment in the state as well as nationwide are rather limited, artists holding an MFA have a competitive edge for these jobs. They would also be better prepared for entrepreneurial, self-directed careers.

Projecting from the availability of resources, a graduate program could be maintained with a minimal initial enrollment of three and constant enrollment of nine. A maximum enrollment of 21 would be possible with additional faculty and facilities. In forwarding the proposal for approval, Chancellor Wadlow has stipulated that implementation would begin only upon verification by Provost Reichardt of the availability of resources, including TAs and adequate space. With five graduate students currently studying under the interdisciplinary master's degree program, the art department already has identified the resources necessary to initiate and continue the MFA at this enrollment level. Expansion of graduate enrollment would enhance the undergraduate program with teaching assistants to address the demand for more course offerings than current faculty can provide. Expansion of the program would be funded by increased tuition revenue. Resources already requested to provide more space and repair and renovation for the undergraduate program would also benefit the graduate program.

The MFA is proposed as a 60-credit requirement program, in accordance with standards set by the College Art Association and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the national professional accreditation organization for arts programs. Regents' Policy 10.04.03 has set the maximum credit hour requirement for UA master's programs at 45 credits. With the authority also provided in this policy, and following the recommendation of Chancellor Wadlow, President Hamilton has granted an exception to the maximum credit hour stipulation.

In conclusion, the program would enhance the intellectual environment of the university as well as that of the community, enhance Alaska's rich Native arts heritage, and improve the vocational and economic outlook for its graduates. The program can be provided without drawing funds away from the major programmatic initiatives the university will be pursuing. An executive summary as well as details of the program proposal are provided in Reference 5.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Master of Fine Arts in Art degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with the stipulation that the program be self-supported and be reviewed for continuation after five years. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

B.   Approval of a Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage Reference 6  (30 minutes)

With its important archeological history and growing multicultural population, Alaska has employment needs for anthropologists in a wide variety of fields and vocations. The UAA and UAF faculties have been encouraged to develop collaborative programs to enhance the university's instruction, research, and service programs in anthropology. One result is the development of a "general and applied" professional master's program to be offered at UAA, which would complement the more theoretical nature of the master's and Ph.D. programs available from UAF. The program will offer training in three sub-fields - applied cultural anthropology, applied biological anthropology (including forensic and biomedical applications) and cultural resource management (applied archaeology), as well as courses in museum studies. Through collaborative agreements, students would be able to draw upon the resources of both the UAA and UAF programs to enhance their individual programs of study and better address their career goals. Taken together, the UAA and UAF programs will provide a remarkably strong graduate program in northern studies.

The UAA Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology proposed in Reference 6 has been developed to address the pressing need in Alaska for more applied anthropologists with graduate training. The number of graduates from the UAF master's program has not been sufficient to fill the many non-academic positions available in the Southcentral and Southeast. Also, the UAF program emphasizes the cultures of the Interior and the northwest areas of Alaska, whereas the UAA program would focus on cultures outside these regions. In addition, there is a growing preference for anthropologists outside the traditional areas of employment, as indicated by the USA Today article provided at the beginning of Reference 6. Demands from students for anthropology courses and degrees can be anticipated to grow in the future.

Other than the UAF master's program, there are relatively few universities in the WICHE region or outside it that include a focus or even coursework on Arctic anthropology, and these, like UAF's, tend to focus on Ph.D. programs rather than master's level training with an applied focus. No graduate anthropology programs are offered under WICHE tuition agreements. The distinct advantage of expanding graduate level education in Alaska is the ready availability of internships and research projects of an applied nature through partnerships with the ultimate employers of UA graduates. It is worth noting that about 10 percent of the baccalaureate anthropology enrollment (80 - 100, not including minors) is Alaska Native. A growing number of public agencies deal with Native people and Native issues, and Native corporations benefit from employment of professionals trained to appropriately respond to public laws pertaining to Native culture and land use. An applied graduate degree in anthropology would permit Native professionals to maintain valued ties to rural areas and their cultural setting.

The graduate as well as undergraduate program will be enriched by utilization of the professional anthropologists employed in public agencies and private sector entities concentrated in the Anchorage area. These include eight federal, seven state, and three municipal agencies, twelve regional Native corporations, as well as museums, research companies, and social services providers. As highly qualified adjunct instructors, these professionals enhance the undergraduate program and permit expansion to a graduate program. They also provide research opportunities and internships for students to gain applied professional experiences complimentary to coursework. These agencies and entities are currently recruiting outside Alaska to fill positions requiring graduate degrees. They would prefer to hire people trained in Alaska familiar with Alaskan problems, and are thus willing to assist in the education of potential recruits (see letters of recommendation, end of Reference 6.)

Through containing costs by using graduate teaching assistants in the undergraduate program and the appropriate use of professionals as adjuncts, UAA commits to meet the costs of the graduate program with tuition received. The program projects a capacity for 12 students the first year, growing to a maintenance level of 24 in three years. A modified cohort approach will be used for course scheduling, to further focus resources for maximum efficiency. Polls of student interest predict these enrollments will be met, at least initially.

In conclusion, the program would provide well-qualified graduates to meet the professional workforce needs of a sizeable constituency, enhance employment opportunities for Natives who wish to maintain ties with their region and culture, and develop valuable partnerships with agencies and entities for instruction and research. The program can be provided from current and projected resources of the UAA Anthropology department, without drawing funds away from any other university programs. An executive summary as well as details of the program proposal are provided in Reference 6.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with the stipulation that the program be self-supported and be reviewed for continuation after five years. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

IV.   Presentation:   University of Alaska Scholars Award Program

Ann Ringstad, director of Government Relations and coordinator of the UA Scholars Program, will give a history of the program, results of the first year of implementation, and plans for the future.

V.   Future Agenda Items

VI.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee 
Friday, June 4, 1999; *9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Regents' Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks, Alaska

Committee Members
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa, Chair 
Mary Jane Fate 
Robert A. Malone
R. Danforth Ogg 
Joseph E. Usibelli, 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. Full Board Consent Agenda

A.  Approval of Corporate Authority Resolution

B.  Approval of Industrial Security Resolution

C.  Approval of Acquisition of Former Coast Guard Facility for Campus Housing at Ketchikan

D.  Approval to Rename UAF's East Tanana Drive to Alumni Drive

IV. Ongoing Issues

A. Status Report on Coal-Water Fuel Project

B. Status Report on Construction in Progress and Other Projects

V. New Business

A. Approval of Eagle Bluff Subdivision Development and Land Sale, Haines, Alaska

VI. Future Agenda Items

VII. Adjourn

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

III.   Full Board Consent Agenda

A.   Approval of Corporate Authority Resolution  Reference 7

The Board of Regents regularly passes a resolution specifying certain university officers as being authorized to execute investment and banking transactions for the University of Alaska. Because of potential changes in officers of the Board of Regents, a current resolution is necessary in order to execute timely investment and banking transactions. Jim Lynch, interim vice president for finance, will be available to answer any questions regarding the resolution.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Corporate Authority Resolution, as may be revised to reflect any change in names or titles of officers resulting from the annual election of officers, and authorizes the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

B.   Approval of Industrial Security Resolution  Reference 8

The president and selected members of the university administration are routinely designated by the Board of Regents to handle any duties and responsibilities relating to classified information in connection with contracts with the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. These individuals are given an extensive security screening and are the only members of the administration, including the Board of Regents, to have access to classified information. The university has received similar security clearances since the mid-1950s. Execution of the resolution allows regents and other members of the administration to be exempted from security clearance procedures.

The resolution is identical to resolutions previously passed except for a change in names of members of the Board of Regents.

Jim Lynch, interim vice president for finance, will be available to answer any questions regarding the resolution.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Industrial Security Resolution, as revised to reflect the appointment of new regents and any change in titles of various regents resulting from the annual election of officers, and authorizes the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

C.   Approval of Acquisition of Former Coast Guard Facility for Campus Housing at Ketchikan  Reference 9

The Ketchikan Campus has long been in need of affordable housing to accommodate students from outlying areas taking both full semester and short courses. Currently, the campus has only one two-bedroom condominium available to its students. The design of the existing unit limits use to either all male or all female occupancy. The lack of affordable housing is impairing the campus' ability to meet its educational mission to provide for the vocational training needs of Ketchikan and surrounding communities.

The campus has identified a suitable 3,548 square foot four-bedroom house located on Baranof Avenue, approximately one-half mile from campus. The house was built in 1950, had a major remodel completed in 1981 so that it could be used by the Coast Guard to house staff, and is currently available to the university under the U.S. Department of Education's public benefit allowance program for surplus federal property. Under this program, the university may be eligible for a significant (up to 100 percent) discount to be applied to the fair market value of the property, depending on the educational value of the university's proposed use.

The 4-bedroom house has been vacant for several years and has been vandalized during that time. A May 1999 independent evaluation of the facility, provided to the university by the federal government, indicates that it would cost approximately $62,000 to restore the facility to habitable condition. UAS believes that a safer estimate would be $100,000. However, if the project is completed as part of a vocational training effort, UAS believes that the work could be completed for no more than $70,000. The campus plans on the latter approach over a 36-month period, the maximum time allowed under the federal government restrictions. The campus has identified funding sufficient to cover these renovation costs. Once operational, the facility is expected to be self-supporting, with rents paying all costs associated with operations and maintenance.

Once the facility is operational, the campus will coordinate with, and, if allowable under federal restrictions, make arrangements for management of the facility by the Ketchikan Housing Incorporated, the non-profit organization that was formed several years ago to assist UAS with its housing needs in Ketchikan. That organization owns and manages the existing housing unit in Ketchikan, but is not eligible to acquire the property at a discounted value.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough's current assessed value of the property, which takes into account the current condition of the facility, is $122,300. The federal government has solicited an appraisal of the property, which has not yet been completed. The university's educational discount would be based on the appraised value. Although the university will be applying for a 100 percent discount, the actual amount of the discount will be based on the U.S. Department of Education's determination of the educational benefits provided by the proposed use of the facility. The university may withdraw its application in the event it does not receive an acceptable discount.

Upon receipt of title, the university would be required to utilize the property for the approved educational use for a 30-year period. In the event the university subsequently discontinues its approved use of the facility during the 30-year period, the university would be required to immediately begin paying a reasonable rent for the property and reimburse the federal government for the pro-rata balance of the discount or possibly return the property to the federal government.

Part of the U.S. Department of Education's application process for acquisition of the property requires that the Board of Regents adopt the resolution enclosed as Reference 8. This resolution authorizes the university administration to apply for and acquire the facility under the restrictions imposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Chancellor Lind has requested authorization to proceed with the acquisition of the facility and has agreed to support the renovation of the facility and acquisition cost from the Ketchikan College operating budget as necessary.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents:

1. acknowledge the use restrictions imposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education;

2. direct the UAS chancellor or designee to annually set aside sufficient funding to ensure success of the educational use of the facility as described above;

3. authorize the director of the Statewide Office of Land Management or designee to execute any and all documents necessary to apply for, acquire, and maintain ownership of the property and improvements located at 3615 Baranof Avenue in Ketchikan, Alaska (Lot 7-A, Block 3, U.S. Survey 1812) in accordance with use restrictions imposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and

4. approve the resolution set forth in Reference 9.

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

E.   Approval to Rename UAF's East Tanana Drive to Alumni Drive  Reference 10

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association recently requested that East Tanana Drive on the Fairbanks campus be renamed Alumni Drive in recognition of the alumni's many contributions to the university. East Tanana Drive was the traditional entrance to the UAF campus from College Road and University Avenue. The entrance has been closed for a number of years to control traffic flow through campus; however, the Department of Transportation is currently working on a project to remodel and reopen the College Road/University Avenue intersection and entrance to campus. Reference 9 includes a map of the UAF campus that identifies the principal streets and roadways on the Fairbanks campus.

Regents' Policy 05.12.07(A)(2) provides that: "Principal streets and other thoroughfares will generally be named after Alaska rivers." However, this policy has been waived on occasion to allow the naming of streets for persons, groups, or things other than Alaska rivers. In 1991, the board approved the naming of a street on the UAA campus, Alumni Drive, for reasons similar to those expressed in this request.

Chancellor Joan Wadlow is very supportive of this renaming. She is quoted as saying, "We think alumni are worth an exception, and that renaming would be recognition of a robust Alumni Association that is aggressively and constructively promoting UAF, and, in fact, the entire university."

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the waiver of policy 05.12.07(A)(2) and the renaming of East Tanana Drive on the UAF campus to Alumni Drive. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

IV.   Ongoing Issues

A.   Status Report on the Coal-Water Fuel Project

Vice Chancellor Frank Williams will provide a report on the current status of the Coal-Water Fuel Project. Members of the Board of Regents are invited for a tour of the Poker Flat Research Range, the Coal-Water Fuel Generator Facility, and the Bentley Trust property on June 2, 1999, leaving the Butrovich Building at 12:00 noon. Regents should contact Jeannie Phillips if they will participate in the tour.

This is an information item; no action is required.

B.   Status Report on Construction in Progress and Other Projects  Reference 11

A status report for construction projects approved by the Board of Regents and in progress is included in Reference 10 for the convenience of the Board. The status report will include a discussion of the Toolik Research Facility Upgrade, the Poker Flat/DataLynx Proposal, the Arctic Logistics Proposal, Homer property classification, and BOR report development. Jim Lynch, interim vice president for Finance, and representatives from each MAU will be available to address any questions of the committee.

This is an information item; no action is required.

V.   New Business

A.   Approval of Eagle Bluff Subdivision Development and Land Sale, Haines, Alaska Reference 12

The Statewide Office of Land Management (SOLM) has evaluated the feasibility of subdividing and selling an 80-acre parcel of land located approximately 28 miles east of Haines, Alaska (see map, Reference 11). At this time, there is strong market demand for lots in the area, the overall feasibility is good, and the project is not expected to be politically sensitive.

The subdivision of land in this area was publicly noticed in the 1999 Development Plan approved by the Board of Regents on February 19, 1999. This plan was publicly circulated by SOLM for two months prior to regents' action. No comments were received on the proposed development. A similar university development (North Chilkat Subdivision, also shown on Reference 11) located about three miles east of this project was completed in 1997. Fifteen of the 18 available 4- to 7-acre lots in that development sold within two years. SOLM expects similar results from this project.

SOLM proposes to spend approximately $160,000 on the development of approximately 15 5-acre lots on this 80-acre parcel. The development of Eagle Bluff Subdivision will include the construction of approximately 3,000 lineal feet of road to provide direct lot access and may include the installation of power and phone service to each lot. The property has constructed public access and buried power and phone service to both the north and the south boundaries of the parcel.

The Eagle Bluff Subdivision is expected to generate approximately $525,000 in receipts excluding interest. Cash sales and down payments during the first two years is estimated at approximately $210,000, with the remainder to be received under purchase contracts at 10 percent interest for terms averaging 15 years.

Board of Regents' approval of the 1999 Development Plan requires the administration to secure the specific approval from the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee prior to commencing significant action on any project expected to result in receipts or disbursements in excess of $250,000.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee authorizes the administration to proceed with the development and sale of Eagle Bluff Subdivision, located near Haines, Alaska, at a cost not to exceed $160,000. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

VI.   Future Agenda Items

A.   Report on SFOS Operating Plan and Facilities Needs

It is anticipated that a report on the SFOS Operating Plan and Facilities Needs will be presented to the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee at the September/October 1999 meeting.

VII.  Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Meeting of the Full Board 
Friday, June 4, 1999; *12:00 noon - 5:30 p.m. 
Regents' Conference Room, Butrovich Building 
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska

 

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. Welcome and Introduction of New Board Members

V. Approval of Bylaw Amendment

VI. Election of Board of Regents' Officers

VII. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Chancellor Joan K. Wadlow

VIII. Presentation by Mayor Rick Mystrom

IX. "Make Students Count" Presentation

X. Public Testimony

XI. Presentation: University of Alaska Research

XII. Consent Agenda

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of a Master of Fine Arts in Art Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

2. Approval of a Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

B. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee

1. Approval of Corporate Authority Resolution

2. Approval of Industrial Security Resolution

3. Approval of Acquisition of Former Coast Guard Facility for Campus Housing at Ketchikan

4. Approval to Rename UAF's East Tanana Drive to Alumni Drive

C. Committee of the Whole

1. Approval of Temporary Re-Employment for FY99 Retirement Incentive Program Participants

2. Approval of FY2000 Student Government Budgets

3. Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Capital Budget

4. Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Operating Budget

5. Approval of the Strategic Initiatives for the FY2001 Budget Request

XIII. 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. Nominating Committee

H. Planning and Development Committee

XIV. Approval of Meeting Schedule

XV. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report

XVI. UA Foundation Report

XVII. Future Agenda Items

XVIII. Executive Session

XIX. Board of Regents' Comments

XX. Adjourn

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

III.   Approval of Minutes

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its meeting of April 22-23, 1999 as presented. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

IV.   Welcome and Introduction of New Board Members

V.   Approval of Bylaw Amendment

On May 21, 1999, Regent Rogers transmitted the following request to Annette M. Nelson-Wright, secretary of the Board of Regents:

Article XI of Regents Bylaws provides that "any proposed amendment [to the bylaws] must be filed with the secretary of the Board at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting at which the proposed Bylaw or amendment to these Bylaws will be acted upon, and a copy of the proposed Bylaw or amendment to these Bylaws shall immediately be transmitted by the secretary to each member of the Board."

Under the provisions of that article, I propose an amendment to the Bylaws changing the titles of officers of the Board of Regents from President and Vice President to Chair and Vice Chair, to be acted upon at the June 4, 1999 meeting of the Board of Regents. This amendment would affect all places in the Bylaws where the title President or Vice President are used to refer to officers of the Board, amending only the titles of the officers, including at a minimum the following sections:

Article II, Sections 3 and 4

Article III, Sections 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3D

Article IV, Section 2, 2B, 2E, 2F, 3

Article V, Section 2

This message was immediately forwarded to all regents.

MOTION

"The Board of Regents' approves the amendment of Board of Regents' Bylaws to change the title of Board of Regents 'President' or 'Vice President' to Board of Regents 'Chair' or 'Vice Chair'. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

VI.   Election of Board of Regents' Officers

In accordance with Regents' Policy 01.01.01, Article III, Section 2, at the annual meeting of the Board of Regents, the officers of the board shall be elected by a simple majority vote.

At the June 4, 1999 annual meeting in Fairbanks, a slate of nominees will be presented by the Nominating Committee, nominations may be made from the floor, and an election will be held for board officers.

A blank has been left in the spaces below for the President/Chair and Vice President/Vice Chair. They will be filled in according to board action on the item regarding Bylaw Amendments that is previous to this action item.

MOTION

"The Board of Regents elects the following officers:



Secretary: 
Treasurer:

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

VII.   Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Chancellor Joan K. Wadlow

WHEREAS, Chancellor Joan K. Wadlow is retiring from the University of Alaska Fairbanks after 40 years of dedicated service in the field of higher education at four of the nation's major public institutions; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow received her baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and also earned a certificate from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, where she attended as a Rotary Scholar; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow began her academic career in 1959 as a teaching assistant, instructor, and then professor of Political Science, and later moved into higher education administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, serving from 1970 to 1979, first as the vice-chair of the Political Science Department, then as the assistant and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow served at the University of Wyoming from 1979 to 1986 as professor of Political Science, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and then as the vice president for Academic Affairs; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow became the provost at the University of Oklahoma in 1986, serving in that post until 1991; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow began her tenure at UAF in 1991 as the first woman chancellor in the University of Alaska System and has served for the past eight years at the state's land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, dedicating her energies toward developing partnerships with business, industry and the private sector to address Alaska, Arctic and diversity issues; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has served with distinction at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, forming a long-range plan for the institution; completing a $12.1 million private fundraising campaign entitled northernMomentum, the first ever for the University; and overseeing the completion of critically needed new facilities on the UAF campus, including the Natural Sciences Building and the International Arctic Research Center; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has furthered the cause of higher education in the state and nation, by increasing the number of student scholarships available, and by her participation on professional boards including the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Board of Directors, the American Council on Education, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges, and the Alaska SeaLife Center; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has actively participated in community civic activities during her tenure at UAF, serving on the Alaska Airlines Community Advisory Board, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Key Bank of Alaska Board of Directors, and as a member of the Fairbanks Rotary Club; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has served as an inspiration to her colleagues, displaying unflagging dedication and determination in furthering the cause of higher education for the citizens of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow's love for higher education and commitment to its purpose has been reflected in every aspect of her professional life;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents recognizes the exceptional service of Joan K. Wadlow, and extends to her this official statement of appreciation for her contributions to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and her lifelong commitment to the advancement of higher education throughout the world; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to Joan K. Wadlow with a copy incorporated in the official minutes of the June 4, 1999 meeting of the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Chancellor Joan K. Wadlow. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

VIII.   Presentation by Mayor Rick Mystrom [Will occur at 9:00 a.m.]

Mayor Rick Mystrom, Municipality of Anchorage, will make a presentation to the University of Alaska's logistics program initiative.

IX.   "Make Students Count" Presentation

President Hamilton will present the awards for the first annual "Make Students Count" program, recognizing staff from each of the MAUs for their outstanding service to students.

X.   Public Testimony

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.

XI.   Presentation: University of Alaska Research

As part of the University of Alaska's ongoing planning process, President Hamilton has instituted a program for the Board of Regents that explores the six planning elements that will be used to analyze future strategic initiatives. These six elements are:

· State Needs 
· Students 
· Faculty and Staff 
· Facilities and Technology 
· Academic Programs/Curriculum 
· Research

A report from the Department of Labor on employment trends was given in February; a report on Information Technology was given in April.

At this meeting, the Board of Regents will hear a presentation regarding research at the University of Alaska. Provosts Dan Johnson from UAA and Paul Reichardt from UAF, and Vice President for Finance Jim Lynch, will lead the presentation.

XII.   Consent Agenda

A.  Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of a Master of Fine Arts in Art Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks   Reference 5

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Master of Fine Arts in Art degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with the stipulation that the program be self-supported and be reviewed for continuation after five years. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

2.  Approval of a Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage  Reference 6

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with the stipulation that the program be self-supported and be reviewed for continuation after five years. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee as stated above. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

B.   Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

1.   Approval of Corporate Authority Resolution Reference 7

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Corporate Authority Resolution, as may be revised to reflect any change in names or titles of officers resulting from the annual election of officers, and authorizes the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

2.   Approval of Industrial Security Resolution Reference 8

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Industrial Security Resolution, as revised to reflect the appointment of new regents and any change in titles of various regents resulting from the annual election of officers, and authorizes the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

3.  Approval of Acquisition of Former Coast Guard Facility for Campus Housing at Ketchikan   Reference 9

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents:

1. acknowledge the use restrictions imposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education;

2. direct the UAS chancellor or designee to annually set aside sufficient funding to ensure success of the educational use of the facility as described above;

3. authorize the director of the Statewide Office of Land Management or designee to execute any and all documents necessary to apply for, acquire, and maintain ownership of the property and improvements located at 3615 Baranof Avenue in Ketchikan, Alaska (Lot 7-A, Block 3, U.S. Survey 1812) in accordance with use restrictions imposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education; and

4. approve the resolution set forth in Reference 9.

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

4.   Approval to Rename UAF's East Tanana Drive to Alumni Drive  

Reference 10

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the waiver of policy 05.12.07(A)(2) and the renaming of 'East Tanana Drive' on the UAF campus to 'Alumni Drive'. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee as stated above. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

C.  Committee of the Whole

1.   Approval of Temporary Re-Employment for FY99 Retirement Incentive Program Participants

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the appointment of Brenda Baxter, Sandra Burnett, Grace Chang, Dave Dobberpuhl, Eleanor Evans, Helen Howard, Amey Houtchens, Johni Meshell, Valerie Scullion, Carolyne Wallace, Ann WingQuest and Irma Jean Zito, to a temporary position or project, contract not to exceed 49 percent of their previous base salary. These appointments may not include retirement, health or leave benefits, except social security replacement if required by the IRS. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

2.   Approval of FY2000 Student Government Budgets Reference 1

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the FY2000 student government budgets as presented in Reference 1. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

3.   Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Capital Budget

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the distribution plan for the FY2000 capital budget appropriation as presented. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

4.   Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Operating Budget

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the distribution plan for the FY2000 state general fund operating budget appropriation as presented. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

5.   Approval of the Strategic Initiatives for the FY2001 Budget Request Reference 2

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the strategic initiatives as presented in Reference 2 as the basis for planning program responses for the FY2001 budget request. This motion is effective June 3, 1999."

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole as stated above. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

XIII.   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. Nominating Committee

H. Planning and Development Committee

XIV.   Approval of Meeting Schedule

The following schedule is proposed for Board of Regents' meetings in FY00 and FY01.

FY00 Meeting Dates/ Location 
August 19-20, 1999 / Seward 
September 30/October 1, 1999 / Anchorage 
November 18-19, 1999 / Fairbanks 
February 17-18, 2000 / Juneau 
April 20-21, 2000 / Juneau 
June 8-9, 2000 / Anchorage

FY01 Meeting Dates / Location 
August 17-18, 2000 / Kodiak 
October 5-6, 2000 / Anchorage 
November 16-17, 2000 / Fairbanks 
February 15-16, 2001 / Juneau 
April 19-20, 2001 / Juneau 
June 14-15, 2001 / Anchorage

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the FY00-01 Meeting Schedules as presented. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

XV.   Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report

A report will be given by members representing the Board of Regents on the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

XVI.   UA Foundation Report

A report will be given by members representing the Board of Regents on the UA Foundation Board of Trustees.

XVII.   Future Agenda Topics

XVIII.   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:

· Litigation 
· Labor 
· Land 
· Contract Negotiations

and matters that would affect the reputation or character of a person or persons including:

· Personnel Matters

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 June 4, 1999."

(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; and matters that would affect the reputation or character of a person or persons. 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).

XIX.   Board of Regents' Comments

XX.   Adjourn

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