Board of Regents

Board of Regents Meeting
October 5-6, 2000 
Kodiak College Campus
Kodiak, Alaska

  PUBLIC COMMENT INFORMATION

PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE HEARD THURSDAY MORNING FROM APPROXIMATELY 10:00 a.m. TO 12:00 noon.  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@alaska.edu.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

Times for board meetings are subject to modification within the October 5-6, 2000 timeframe.

Thursday, October 5, 2000

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Full Board will meet for welcome from Kodiak College, the President's Report, and a Legislative Update.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
The Full Board will meet to hear public testimony.

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. 
The Board of Regents will meet with the Kodiak College Advisory Council for lunch.

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee and Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet - locations at Kodiak College to be determined.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
A reception will be held at the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center honoring Regent Dan Ogg.

Friday, October 6, 2000

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Planning and Development Committee will meet.

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Committee of the Whole will meet. Lunch will be served during the session.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Full Board will meet. An Executive Session is scheduled as one of the last items of business and is expected to last approximately one hour.

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Messages can be left at Kodiak College Director's Office: phone 486-1219, FAX 486-1257. Messages should indicate that they are for participants in the Board of Regents' meeting.

 

MEETING SUMMARY

The following is a summary of actions, reports, and presentations before the Board of Regents at this meeting:

ACTION ITEMS
1. Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (A&SA) 
2. Project Budget Approval and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract - UAS William Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition (FF&LM) 
3. Approval of UAF's Facility Investment Plan Proposal Including the Reallocation of FY99 Capital Funding, Allocation of FY01 Capital Renewal Funding, and Approval of Related Capital Projects (FF&LM) 
4. Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement (P&D)
5. Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements (P&D)
6. Approval of Honorary Degrees and Meritorious Service Awards (Full)
7. Approval of Academic Degree Recipients (Full)

PRESENTATIONS:
1. Presentations on Academic Programs at Kodiak College (A&SA)

REPORTS/DISCUSSIONS/UPDATES:
1. President's Report (Full)
2. Legislative Report (Full)
3. Update on School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (A&SA)
4. Discussion of Assessment of Academic Quality (A&SA)
5. Status Report on Ongoing Accreditations at the University of Alaska (A&SA)
6. Report on Consolidated Fund (FF&LM)
7. Status Report on Implementation of the Expanded College Savings Program (FF&LM)
8. Review of Draft FY02 Capital Budget Request (FF&LM)
9. Report on FY01 Operating Budget Distribution (FF&LM)
10. Status Report on Construction in Progress and Other Projects (FF&LM)
11. Review of Draft FY02 Operating Budget Request (COW)
12. Notice of Tuition Rate Adjustments for Tuition Year 2003 (COW)

OTHER:
1. Luncheon with Kodiak College Advisory Council (Thursday noon)
2. Reception for Regent Dan Ogg (Thursday evening)

 

AGENDAS

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Academic and Student Affairs Committee 
Thursday, October 5, 2000; *1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m..
Kodiak College Campus
Kodiak, Alaska

Committee Members
Chancy Croft, Chair 
Joshua B. Horst 
Brian D. Rogers
Frances H. Rose
Michael J. Burns, Board Chair

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 on Academic Programs at Kodiak College
IV. Full Board Consent Agenda

A. Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
V. Ongoing Issues
A. Update on School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
B. Discussion of Assessment of Academic Quality
C. Status Report on Ongoing Accreditations at the University of Alaska
VI. Future Agenda Items
VII. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

III.   Presentations on Academic Programs at Kodiak College

Director Doug Hammer, along with faculty and students of Kodiak College, will make presentations on academic programs at Kodiak College including the Applied Technology Program, Nursing Program, Computer Technician Licensing program, and give an update on the status of the certified testing site.

IV.  Full Board Consent Agenda

A.  Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

As a consequence of Program Assessment conducted in the mid-1990s, the Physical Education and Exercise Science degree programs came under review and preliminary consideration was given to phasing out these degrees. In May 1997, following the resignation of the sole faculty member in Physical Education and Exercise Science, new admissions to the degree programs and minor were suspended. From 1997 to Fall 1999, existing majors and minors in these degree programs were provided courses through lecturers and adjunct faculty. All of the students impacted completed their coursework by December 1999 and graduated in Spring 2000.

Since May 1997, the degree programs have functioned without full- or part-time faculty, without a budget, and with no staff. Consequently, there will be no personnel effects, no budgetary effects, no effects on facilities, and no effects on current student enrollment if deletion of the degrees is approved.

It is important to retain the courses within the discipline of Physical Education and offer them as service courses as demand warrants. Several of the aquatic courses are taught periodically by American Red Cross instructors or instructor trainers. A number of the courses have been taught, as needed, by the athletic coaches. Two courses continue to be cross-listed, one with Education and taught by Education faculty, and the other with Psychology and taught by Psychology faculty. Finally, several courses are extremely useful for teacher education and advancement, as well as teacher training in Physical Education. Courses will be offered as demand warrants during the academic year and during summer sessions.

The Faculty Senate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks approved the request for deletion of these programs, pending Board of Regents' approval, at its meeting on May 1, 2000. Chancellor Lind approved the Faculty Senate's request on May 4, 2000.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents delete the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, effective Fall Semester 2000. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

V.  Ongoing Issues

A.  Update on School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Dean Vera Alexander, will give a brief update on activities of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

B.  Discussion of Assessment of Academic Quality

The Systemwide Academic Council will lead a discussion regarding the assessment of academic quality.

C.  Status Report on Ongoing Accreditations at the University of Alaska

The Systemwide Academic Council will update the members of the committee regarding recent institutional and programmatic accreditation activities at University of Alaska campuses.

VI.  Future Agenda Items

VII.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee 
Thursday, October 5, 2000; *1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kodiak College Campus
Kodiak, Alaska

Committee Members
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa, Chair 
Mary Jane Fate 
Joe J. Thomas
Joseph E. Usibelli, Jr.
Michael J. Burns, Board Chair

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 UAF's Facility Investment Plan Proposal Including the Reallocation of FY99 Capital Funding, Allocation of FY01 Capital Renewal Funding, and Approval of Related Capital Projects
1. Proposal for Reallocation of FY99 Funding
2. Proposal for Allocation of FY01 Capital Funding
3. Approval of UAF Capital Improvement Projects
IV. Ongoing Issues
A. Report on Consolidated Fund
B. Status Report on Implementation of the Expanded College Savings Program
C. Review of Draft FY02 Capital Budget Request
D. Report on FY01 Operating Budget Distribution
E. Status Report on Construction in Progress and Other Projects
V. Future Agenda Items
A. Report on Land Management Operations
B. Budget Review Special Meeting
C. UAA Master Planning & CIP Development
VI. Adjourn

 

 

This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

III.   Full Board Consent Agenda

A.  Approval of UAF's Facility Investment Plan Proposal Including the Reallocation of FY99 Capital Funding, Allocation of FY01 Capital Renewal Funding, and Approval of Related Capital Projects  Reference 1

BACKGROUND
The FY01 capital appropriation for UAF facility renewal totaled $18,700,000, excluding a direct appropriation for Hutchison Career Center. This significant funding was a catalyst for examining many projects in various stages of realization. UAF has developed, and shared with the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee on September 14, a comprehensive plan that will enable the campus to complete a number of renewal projects that will make significant and more timely improvements to major facilities on the campus resulting in better service to the students.

To implement this plan the board must approve three items:

1. Approve the proposed reallocation of the FY99 funding for UAF campus renewal.
2. Approve the proposed allocation of the FY01 funding for UAF campus renewal.
3. Approve projects to move forward in the design process, with schematics to be subsequently approved by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee in accordance with Regents' Policy.

1.  Proposal for Reallocation of FY99 Funding

Reference 1 (page 1) shows the requested reallocation of the $36,901,800 FY99 capital appropriation and the resulting overall total project costs.

Arctic Health
The Arctic Health Research Building's (AHRB) critical system deferred maintenance work has been completed. Studies indicate that reinvestment in this structure to facilitate laboratories is unlikely to be cost effective and the current $3,469,500 could be better utilized to complete the Rasmuson Library and Brooks Building as alternative laboratory solutions (versus AHRB renewal) are examined.

The Fine Arts Complex
In June 1998, the board approved the project planning to proceed. The administration has determined that facility and campus community needs can be best addressed via two separate phases. Reallocation of $378,600 to the library will allow both projects to move forward. Both phases will be fully designed within the proposed reallocation. Schematic approval of Phase I is planned for this winter with bid and award anticipated next summer at a total project cost of $8,094,400. If funded, an FY03 CIP request for $9,405,600 will allow Phase II to proceed in a logical fashion.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommend that the Board of Regents approve the reallocation of the FY99 capital appropriation as presented. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

2.  Proposal for Allocation of FY01 Capital Funding

Reference 1 (page 1) shows the requested allocation of the $18,700,000 FY01 appropriation for capital facility renewals and the resulting overall total project costs. Proposed allocation of FY01 funding is predicated upon board approval of the requested reallocation of FY99 capital funding. A short summary of each project proposed to receive an allocation follows:

Museum - $7,000,000
The design and construction of the deferred maintenance and renewal and replacement funded from the FY01 capital appropriation will be included in the museum expansion construction project and bid and constructed as one project. Fundraising remains on track for the $31.0 million construction project. The UAF FY02 capital request includes $8.0 million for this project. The progress of the design schematic will be reviewed in the spring, with design being completed in Spring 2002.

Rasmuson Library - $1,450,000
The design and construction of the deferred maintenance will be included in the Library renewal project, total project cost of $18,630,000. This funding is the final allocation needed to make the project completely funded. Schematic design will be reviewed in November 2000 with construction in Summer 2001.

Brooks Building - $1,000,000
The design and construction of the deferred maintenance will be included in the Brooks Building renewal total project cost of $5,560,000. This funding is the final allocation needed to make the project completely funded. Schematic design will be reviewed this winter with construction contract award in Winter 2002.

Power Plant, Phase I Code - $1,500,000
The Power Plant was constructed in 1964 and subsequent additions to the plant have resulted in positioning of the control room for the plant in the center core. This placement does not allow exiting of the operating engineer and staff in the event of an emergency. This allocation of capital funds will enable a safe and rapid exiting for the operating staff. Schematic design will be reviewed in Spring 2001, with construction completion by Fall 2002.

Physical Plant, Phase I Code/DM/Renewal - $3,750,000
The Physical Plant building was constructed in 1964. Subsequent code changes result in needed modifications to the maintenance shop areas and offices in order to provide a safe and healthy work environment for the 125 maintenance and operations personnel of UAF Facilities Services. Requested allocation is for Phase I to include the design for the complete renewal of the facility, preliminarily estimated at an additional $3.25 million, and construction of the highest priority first phase items for code correction, maintenance and renewal. Schematic design will be reviewed this winter, with construction completion by Fall 2002.

Wood Center Renewal, Phase I - $4,000,000
UAF's 1971 student union facility is in dire need of renewal. There are non-accessible showers and laundry facilities as well as an exterior envelope of clearstory glass that has been neglected and is not able to withstand the ice and snow of Fairbanks. This project will concentrate on the exterior envelope, plumbing, and interior finishes and surfaces renewal, providing an immediately noticeable updated union building for our students when they arrive in Fall 2001, while avoiding items likely to be impacted by subsequent work related to the "in planning" food service solution. Schematic will be reviewed this spring, with all construction being completed that academic year. 

FUNDING
Total funding to be invested in the six identified projects is $18,700,000 - the total amount of UAF's FY01 capital appropriation. Reference 1 (page 2) shows other funding sources dedicated to each project and the current UAF funding plan for other important renewal projects.

SCHEDULE 
A project schedule for the various projects proposed is shown in Reference 1 (page 3). The schedule reflects the planned progress for all aspects of the projects over the next 48 months.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the allocation of $18,700,000 for the FY01 Capital Appropriation and the UAF Capital Facility Investment Plan as presented. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

3.  Approval of UAF Capital Improvement Projects

As discussed in the preceding materials, funding will be allocated to Wood Center, Power Plant, and Physical Plant projects for the first time, and additional funding will be directed toward immediately proceeding with much needed repairs to the Rasmuson Library, Fine Arts Complex, and Brooks Buildings.

Project approval is hereby requested for each of the projects as follows:

Total Project Cost
Rasmuson Library - $18,630,000
Fine Arts Complex Phase I - $8,094,400
Brooks Building - $5,650,000
Wood Center Renewal Phase I - $4,000,000
Power Plant Phase I Code - $1,500,000
Physical Plant Phase I Code/DM/Renewal - $3,750,000

Approved projects move forward in the design process, with schematic designs to be subsequently approved by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee in accordance with Regents' Policy, i.e., provided that a 3-day advance notice is given to all members of the Board of Regents. Any member of the board may, in advance of the project approval, request that the project be brought to the full board for approval or attend the meeting and provide input to the committee.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the capital projects and the total project budgets as presented, and authorize the administration to proceed with the development of schematic designs to be subsequently approved by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee and administration in accordance with Regents' Policy. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

IV. Ongoing Issues

A.  Report on University of Alaska Foundation and Consolidated Fund
 Reference 2

Jim Lynch, associate vice president for Finance, will present an overview of the financial position and the performance of the University of Alaska Foundation and the Consolidated Fund. The Consolidated Fund is the combined investment fund, which consists of the investable resources of the university's land-grant endowment and the foundation's pooled endowment fund. The Consolidated Fund is managed by the University of Alaska Foundation Investment Committee. Draft copies of the financial statements for the University of Alaska Foundation and the Consolidated Fund are enclosed as Reference 2.

This is an information item; no action is required.

B.  Status Report on Implementation of the Expanded College Savings Program

Jim Lynch, associate vice president for Finance, will provide an update on the status of the program implementation and will answer any questions that members of the committee may have regarding the program. This is an information item; no action is required.

The Board of Regents authorized the administration to develop and implement a new and expanded college savings plan at its June 9, 2000 meeting. At the September 14, 2000 Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee meeting, Jim Lynch presented a report to the committee providing background information on the Advance College Tuition Plan and how it will be expanded and integrated with the new Education Savings Trust to form a yet-to-be-named college savings program. The administration hopes to attract a reputable provider to manage and market the program on a national basis and to leverage the national program to make a high quality program available to Alaskans.

An implementation team has been established, an actuary is currently doing an actuarial review of the ACT program, the university's external auditors are reviewing the ACT financial statements, the conceptual design of the program and its operation have been completed, a process for selection of a third-party provider to manage the program has been developed, and a request for proposals (RFP) was issued to prospective brokers, mutual fund providers, and financial institutions. Responses to the RFP are due October 13, 2000.

C.  Review of Draft FY02 Capital Budget Request  Reference 3

President Hamilton, Vice President Beedle, and Director Pitney will present a status report on the University of Alaska's FY02 Capital Budget Request. The latest information on the request will be hand-carried to the meeting. This is an information item only; board action will not be requested on the capital request until the November 2000 Board of Regents' meeting.

At the April 20, 2000 Board of Regents' meeting, the board approved UA's FY02 Capital Budget Request Guidelines included in Reference 3. Each MAU has submitted items for inclusion in the capital budget request in accordance with these guidelines. A complete listing (as of September 15, 2000) of UA's FY02 capital budget request items as ranked by the administration in accordance with Board of Regents' approved categories and by criteria is shown in Reference 3.

Participating in the ranking of the capital request items were all vice chancellors and facility directors for each MAU as well as Statewide Finance. IT, HR, and additional facilities' experts also contributed. To facilitate the ranking process, budget staff provided a binder of all requests organized by MAU and the four capital budget categories: 

Budget Categories:
1. R&R Instructional & Telecom Equipment
2. New Construction/Major Renovations
3. Building Renewals/Replacement/ADA
4. Planning & Other

Additionally, budget staff provided input-ranking sheets for each capital budget category based on the board's guidelines. The ranking criteria included:

Ranking Criteria:
1. Alignment with Initiatives/Statewide Needs
2. Developed Plan/Readiness
3. Partnership Potential
4. Self-Support
5. Impact on Students
6. Impact on Programs
7. Safety/Code
8. Impact on Daily Functions
9. Campus/MAU Priority
10. Impact on UA System

As of this writing, budget staff is assimilating input on the capital budget request listing from the September 12, 2000 meeting of campus and statewide administrators, and from the September 14, 2000 Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee meeting. Discussions of the MAU capital requests have addressed reconsideration and/or addition of criteria and identification of common themes that tie named projects together such as community campus improvements, strategic initiative support, classroom, laboratory, partnership, safety, efficiency, and technology improvements

D.  Report on FY01 Operating Budget Distribution  Reference 4

This is an information item; no action is required.

At the June 8, 2000 Board of Regents' meeting, the Board of Regents approved the distribution plan for the FY01 state general fund operating budget appropriation. The distribution plan goals were to:

· Address the state's highest priority workforce needs and economic growth opportunities.
· Create the capacity for sustainable improvement as measured by identified standards.
· Maintain the highest level of accountability for appropriations provided by the legislature.
· Maximize UA's initiative pool to provide additional funding to meet priority program needs or pre-fund emerging opportunities.

The implementation strategy was outlined as follows:

· Distribute salary increases to campuses consistent with UA's FY01 budget request.
· Authorize full funding of programs consistent with UA's FY01 budget request. 
· Distribute initial program funding. 
· Monitor program progress closely, maintaining the highest level of accountability.
· Distribute full funding of programs progressing as planned.
· Redirect funding for programs that are delayed into UA's initiative pool for one-time redistribution to meet priority program needs or pre-fund of emerging opportunities.
· Distribute Vocational Education Funding (SB289) in accordance with legislative intent.
§ FY01 will be considered one-time funding with additional funding in FY02 through a process established by AHRIC.
§ Invest in vocational education programs that demonstrate business/industry partnerships and respond to highest state job needs.

President Hamilton and Director Pitney will report on the progress of programs funded through the FY01 operating budget appropriation, programs started from UA's initiative pool, and vocational education programs and equipment funded through distribution of SB289 funding.

In addition to the discussion regarding the FY01 programs, Reference 4 contains three tables detailing UA's FY01 authorized operating budget by allocation and funding source.

E.  Status Report on Construction in Progress and Other Projects  Reference 5

A status report for construction and other projects, including the Coal-Water Fuel Project, approved by the Board of Regents and in progress is included in Reference 5. Joe Beedle, 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.  Future Agenda Items

A.  Report on Land Management Operations 
B.  Budget Review Special Meeting
C.  UAA Master Planning & CIP Development

VI.  Adjourn

 

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Planning and Development Committee 
Friday, October 6, 2000; *8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Kodiak College Campus
Kodiak, Alaska

Committee Members
Brian D. Rogers, Chair 
Michael J. Burns 
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa
Mary Jane Fate 
Joseph E. Usibelli, Jr.

 

I.   Call to Order

II.  Adoption of Agenda

MOTION

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Full Board Consent Agenda

A. Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement

B. Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements

IV. Future Agenda Items

V. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

III.   Full Board Consent Agenda

A.  Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement  Reference 6

At its June 2000 meeting, the members of the Planning and Development Committee drafted a mission statement for the University of Alaska. This mission statement draft was then distributed to the university community for review and comment.

Reference 6 includes the statement from the June meeting and the suggested changes from the university community.

Representatives from System Governance will also participate in this discussion.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Planning and Development Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the University of Alaska Mission Statement and revise Regents' Policy 10.01.01 accordingly. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

B.  Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements  Reference 7

At its June 2000 meeting, the members of the Planning and Development Committee drafted value statements for the University of Alaska. The value statements draft was then distributed to the university community for review and comment.

Reference 7 includes the statements from the June meeting and the suggested changes from the university community.

Representatives from System Governance will also participate in this discussion.

The President recommends that:

MOTION

"The Planning and Development Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the University of Alaska Value Statements. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

IV.  Future Agenda Items

V.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Committee of the Whole
Friday, October 6, 2000; *9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kodiak College Campus
Kodiak, 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. Ongoing Issues

A. Review of Draft FY02 Operating Budget Request

B. Notice of Tuition Rate Adjustments for Tuition Year 2003

IV. New Business

V. Future Agenda Items

VI. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

III.  Ongoing Issues

A.  Review of Draft FY02 Operating Budget Request  Reference 8

President Hamilton and Director Pitney will present a status report on the University of Alaska's FY02 Operating Budget Request. The latest information on the request will be hand-carried. The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee will meet on November 9, 2000 for a full review of the operating and capital budget and will then forward it for full board approval at the board's November 16-17, 2000 meeting.

At its February 16, 2000 meeting, the Board of Regents approved the FY02 Operating Budget Request Guidelines that are included in Reference 8.

The guidelines specify the overarching goal for the FY02 operating budget request as:

Be the engine of economic development and diversification for the state of Alaska, by:
· maintaining base level programs and services;
· focusing on programs responsive to state needs and opportunities; and
· stopping Alaska's brain drain.

From May through July 2000, campuses submitted 84 program proposals in the academic and management initiative areas listed below.

Academic Initiative Areas
Teacher Education
Logistics and Economic Development
Health Care
Vocational Education
Engineering
Natural Resources Management and Development
Data Acquisition and Retrieval
Student Success

Management Initiative Areas
Information Technology
Distance Education
Staff Development

Several university staff and faculty, participating as members of program planning groups, refined and evaluated the program proposals. The initiative area planning groups, all program proposals submitted, and each planning group's evaluation of the program proposals are posted on the Statewide Budget and Institutional Research web site at:

http://www.alaska.edu/swbudget/02budgetreq/index.html

The Statewide Academic Council recommended adding the Engineering and Economic Development initiative areas to supplement the areas specified in the Board of Regents' approved FY02 Operating Budget Request Guidelines. Additionally, a limited number of management initiative areas were added for planning, refinement and evaluation of proposals significant to the success of current and future operations.

In addition to the program proposals, base requests necessary to maintain existing level of services were requested by each MAU. As of this writing, the initiative and base request items are being evaluated and drafted into a comprehensive operating budget request that will position the university to be the engine of economic development and diversification for the state of Alaska.

B.  Notice of Tuition Rate Adjustments for Tuition Year 2003

President Hamilton and the chancellors have not yet made a determination regarding a recommendation for tuition adjustments in excess of the inflation-adjusted rates for TY2003. No action by the board is requested at this time.

Regents' Policy 05.10.01 provides that the administration will provide to the board, at its first regular meeting following September 1, notice of the proposed inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the following year. The inflation-adjusted rates will then become the approved rates, unless the board approves tuition at some other rate at its first regular meeting after January 15. The board also directed the administration to advance the setting of tuition rates by one year in order to allow publication of "official" rates in the campus catalogues and to allow students time to better plan for the cost of attendance at the university.

In accordance with this guidance from the board, the administration notified the board in October 1999 of the inflation-adjusted tuition rates that were scheduled to become effective for the tuition year (TY) 2002 (Summer 01 through Spring 02). The board deferred any action on tuition for TY2002 until the Systemwide Academic Council (SAC) and the administration had an opportunity to review student fees and the process for approving and publishing such fees. The SAC has been reviewing course fees and will be meeting with the student leadership over the next month to discuss related issues. Preliminary draft tuition and fee policy and regulations have been developed and circulated to various members of the administration and student governance for comment. As previously reported to the board, no action will be requested until the November 2000 Board of Regents' meeting.

Without regard to the decision to defer action on tuition rates for TY2002 until November 17, 2000, notice of the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for TY2003 is due at the October 2000 board meeting. A schedule of the tuition rates previously approved for tuition year TY2001 and the inflation-adjusted rates for TY2002 and TY2003 are as follows:

 

Current 
TY2001

Inflation-Adjusted Rates 
TY2002

Inflation-Adjusted Rates 
TY2003

Lower Division:            PWSCC
$66
$68
$70
     Kodiak
$67
$69
$71
     All Other
$77
$79
$81
Upper Division
$87
$90
$92
Graduate
$172
$178
$182
Nonresident Surcharge
$164
$169
$173

The tuition rates for TY2002 are based on an inflation factor equivalent to the 3-year average of the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) applied to the TY2001 (Summer 2000 through Spring 2001) tuition rates. The estimated 3-year average inflation adjustment was approximately 3.2 percent for TY2002 and 2.4 percent for TY2003. Because the HEPI index is no longer published, the administration used the 3-year average of the CPI increases adjusted for a historic HEPI differential to calculate the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for TY2003 (Summer 2002 through Spring 2003). These rates are presented herein for purposes of notice to the Board of Regents and the university community.

Members of the Systemwide Academic Council and Jim Lynch, associate vice president for Finance, will be available to answer questions regarding the review of course fees and the status of the draft tuition and fee policy. Additional information will be presented at the November 2000 meeting providing comparisons of tuition and fees at the University of Alaska to national and regional averages. At that time, the administration will present a recommendation to the board regarding setting of tuition rates for TY2002, which must be determined at the November 17, 2000 meeting in order to meet publication deadlines for the annual campus catalogs.

IV. New Business

V.  Future Agenda Items

VI.   Adjourn

 

Agenda 
Board of Regents 
Meeting of the Full Board 
Thursday-Friday, October 5-6, 2000 
Kodiak College Campus
Kodiak, 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 from Kodiak College
V. President's Report
VI. Legislative Update
VII. Public Testimony
VIII. Consent Agenda

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
B. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
1. Project Budget Approval and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract - UAS William Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition
2. Approval of UAF's Facility Investment Plan Proposal Including the Reallocation of FY99 Capital Funding, Allocation of FY01 Capital Renewal Funding, and Approval of Related Capital Projects
a. Proposal for Reallocation of FY99 Funding
b. Proposal for Allocation of FY01 Capital Funding
c. Approval of UAF Capital Improvement Projects
C. Planning and Development Committee
1. Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement
2. Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements

IX. 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. Nominating Committee
G. Planning and Development Committee
X. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report
XI. UA Foundation Report
XII. Future Agenda Items
XIII. Board of Regents' Comments
XIV. Executive Session
XV. Approval of Honorary Degrees and Meritorious Service Awards
XVI. Approval of Academic Degree Recipients
XVII. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

III.   Approval of Minutes


MOTION #1

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its emergency meeting of July 27, 2000. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

MOTION #2

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its regular meeting of June 8-9, 2000 as presented. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

IV. Welcome from Kodiak College

V. President's Report

VI. Legislative Update

Wendy Redman, vice president for University Relations, will update board members regarding legislative activities, report on activities of the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council (AHRIC) in response to the legislative mandate in SB289 to create a statewide vocational plan, and introduce Janet Mitson, AHRIC Consultant, who will give a brief presentation entitled, "Alaska's Future Workforce: Strategic Policies and Investment Blueprint."

VII. Public Testimony [Scheduled for approx. 9:30 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 by the Board of Regents' Officer following the meeting.

[RECESS until approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2000.]

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2000

VIII. Consent Agenda [Will begin following committee meetings]

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of its standing committees as stated below. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

MOTION

"The Board of Regents deletes the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, effective Fall Semester 2000. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

B. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee

1. Project Budget Approval and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract - UAS William Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition

[This motion was approved by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee at its special meeting on September 14, 2000.]

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves an increase in the total project cost budget for the Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition at the University of Alaska Southeast from $7,600,000 to $8,000,000, and authorizes the administration to proceed with the award of Phase I of the project at a construction cost not to exceed $3,800,000. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

2. Approval of UAF's Facility Investment Plan Proposal Including the Reallocation of FY99 Capital Funding, Allocation of FY01 Capital Renewal Funding, and Approval of Related Capital Projects Reference 1

a. Proposal for Reallocation of FY99 Funding

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the reallocation of the FY99 capital appropriation as presented. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

b. Proposal for Allocation of FY01 Capital Funding

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the allocation of $18,700,000 for the FY01 Capital Appropriation and the UAF Capital Facility Investment Plan as presented. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

c. Approval of UAF Capital Improvement Projects

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the capital projects and the total project budgets as presented, and authorizes the administration to proceed with the development of schematic designs to be subsequently approved by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee and administration in accordance with Regents' Policy. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

C. Planning and Development Committee
1. Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement Reference 6

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Mission Statement and revises Regents' Policy 10.01.01 accordingly. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

2. Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements Reference 7

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Value Statements. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

IX. 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. Nominating Committee
G. Planning and Development Committee
X. 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.

XI. UA Foundation Report

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

XII. Future Agenda Topics

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:
· Litigation
· Labor
· Land
· Contract Negotiations
and matters that would affect the reputation or character of a person or persons including:
· Personnel Matters
· Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Selection 
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 6, 2000."

(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).

XV. Approval of Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Recipients

Recommendations submitted by the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Southeast for recipients of honorary degrees and meritorious service awards were sent under separate cover for Board of Regents' review prior to the October 5-6, 2000 board meeting.

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 2001 and beyond, and authorizes Chancellors Gorsuch, Lind, and Pugh to invite the approved nominees and announce their acceptance. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

XVI. 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 5-6, 2000 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 1999 and the spring of 2000. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

XVII.  Adjourn

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