Board of Regents

02-26-93minutes

Board of Regents

OFFICIAL MINUTES

Board of Regents' Meeting
February 25-26, 1993
Kodiak College Campus
University of Alaska Anchorage
Kodiak, Alaska

1. The meeting was called to order by Regent Stitham at 8:06 a.m. Regent Stitham introduced Carol Hagel, Director of Kodiak College, who welcomed the Regents to Kodiak College.

Regents Present:

Susan A. Stitham, Secretary

Mark Helmericks, Treasurer (arrived 8:25 a.m.)

Virginia W. Breeze

Mary Jane Fate

Eric Forrer

Sharon D. Gagnon

Joseph Henri

Michael P. Kelly

Tim Lamkin

R. Danforth Ogg

Lew Williams, Jr.

Jerome B. Komisar, Executive Officer and President of the University
of Alaska

In Attendance :

Donald Behrend, Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage

Marshall L. Lind, Chancellor, University of Alaska Southeast

Joan K. Wadlow, Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Beverly Beeton, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UAA

William R. Kauffman, Vice President and General Counsel

Luis Proenza, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research

Brian Rogers, Vice President for Finance

Jim Lynch, Controller and Associate Vice President for Finance

Gerald V. Neubert, Assistant Vice President and University Architect

'Nanne Myers, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Patty Kastelic, Executive Director for Human Resources

Bob Miller, Director of Public Affairs

Martin Epstein, Director, Statewide Office of Land Management

Margaret Hall, Former University of Alaska Regent

Mary M. Kauffman, Regents Affairs Officer

2. Adoption of the Agenda

Regent Lamkin requested that the item regarding the Board of Regents' Nondiscrimination Policy be removed from the consent agenda.

Regent Forrer moved, seconded by Regent Lamkin, as passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents unanimously adopts the agenda as amended.

1. Call to Order

2. Adoption of the Agenda

3. Election of President pro tem.

4.Election of Officers

5. Recess for Committee Meetings

Committee of the Whole - 8:30 a.m.

Finance, Facilities, & Land Management - 4:00 p.m.

Academic & Student Affairs - 4:00 p.m.

Human Resources Committee - Friday, 8:00 a.m.

6. Approval of Minutes of December 3-5, 1992

7. UAF Strategic Planning Leadership

8. Resolution of Appreciation for Robert F. Williams

9. Resolution of Appreciation for Morris Thompson

10. Chancellors' Status Reports

11. Administrative Status Reports

12. General Assembly Report

13. University Organization Reports

14. Public Comments

15. Executive Session

16. Approval of Honorary Degrees

17. Naming of a Street at the University of Alaska Anchorage

18. Naming of Poker Flat Research Range Optical Observatory

19. Naming of Alaska Pacific University Trail System

20. 1993 Commencement Schedule

21. Consent Agenda

A. Committee of the Whole

(1) Approval of 1993-94 Tuition Rates

(2) Committee of the Whole - Information and Other Items

B. Academic and Student Affairs Committee

(1) Approval of an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Health Information Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

(2) Academic and Student Affairs Committee - Information and Other Items

C. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee

(1) 1993 Land Management Plan - Annual Report

(2) Approval of FY95 Planning Assumptions

(3) University of Alaska Fairbanks Roof Replacement/Resurfacing FY93 - Approval of Schematic Design and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract

(4) UAF FP&C Term Consultant Pool for Testing and Special Inspection Services - Approval of Consultants Selection

(5) FY94 Capital Budget Revision - UAF Taku Pedestrian Safety Improvements

(6) UAA Annex Building Renovation - Approval of Schematic Design and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract

(7) UAA Lucy Cuddy Center Renovation - Approval of Consultant Selection

(8) Amendment to Regents' Policy 07.03.01 on Real Property

(9) Sale of Former Islands Community College Campus Property

(10) Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee - Information and Other Items

D. Human Resources Committee

(1) Removed from Consent Agenda - See Item D.1.c.

(2) Human Resources Committee - Information and Other Items

22. Report from Board of Regents' Representatives on the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

23. Regents' and Presidents' Comments

24. Other Items of Concern to the Board of Regents

25. Adjourn

This motion is effective February 25, 1993."

3. Election of President pro tem.

Regent Breeze moved, seconded by Regent Williams, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents elects Regent Susan Stitham as President, pro tem. This motion is effective February 25, 1993."

4. Election of Officers

Regent Breeze moved, seconded by Regent Williams, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents accepts the Nominating Committee's recommendation to elect Regent Sharon Gagnon as President and Regent Tim Lamkin as Vice President of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective February 25, 1993."

Regent Henri along with other Regents offered congratulations to the newly-elected officers.

Regent Breeze reported that the Nominating Committee wished to have Vice President and General Counsel Kauffman draft language for the establishment of a Standing Nominating Committee.

Regent Williams moved, seconded by Regent Forrer, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents directs the Vice President and General Counsel to draft a proposed policy to be considered by the Board at its April, 1993 meeting, establishing a nominating committee to be appointed by the President of the Board in January of each year which will recommend a slate of officers to the Board of Regents at its annual meeting. This motion is effective February 25, 1993."

5. Recess for Committee Meetings (8:15 a.m.)

6. Approval of Minutes

Regent Stitham moved, seconded by Regent Helmericks, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its December 3-5, 1992 meeting. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

7. UAF Strategic Planning Leadership(presented after Item 10)

Chancellor Wadlow introduced Professor John Whitehead, Chair of the UAF Strategic Planning Leadership and Steering Committee members Associate Professor Peggy Shumaker and Professor Paul Reichardt, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.

The Committee briefed the Board on the activities of a group of faculty, staff, students and community leaders who met in 1992 to discuss the shape and direction of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as it approached the twenty-first century. This was the first university-wide group charged with charting the future of the institution since the massive restructuring of 1986-87.

Professor Whitehead said that the Leadership focused on UAF's future, the challenge to provide high quality education, and to serve its many communities properly and well. He stated that even four years after restructuring, problems still remain in bringing together the vocational, non-degree, undergraduate, and graduate programs.

Professor Whitehead spoke of the six major goals proposed by the Strategic Planning Leadership that UAF will make an effort to accomplish by the year 2000, and some specific strategies for meeting those goals.

The goals of the Strategic Planning Leadership include the following: 1) become the world's leader in Arctic research and graduate education; 2) provide high quality undergraduate education for traditional and nontraditional students; 3) be a leading partner with communities, industry, and government to solve specific state and national needs; 4) become the educational center for Alaska Natives; 5) be a model that demonstrates how gender, racial, and cultural diversity strengthen a university and society; and 5) be the academic gateway to the Russian Far East, the North Pacific, and the Circumpolar North.

Regent Fate thanked the Committee for its presentation and encouraged the process the Leadership is going through and asked that the Committee periodically update the Board on its progress.

Regent Breeze complimented the Committee on its energy and stated she was pleased that UAF had their own plan, aside from the University's Six-Year Plan, and commended the Leadership on their goals.

8. Resolution of Appreciation for Robert F. Williams

This item was postponed and will be considered at the April 22-23, 1993 meeting of the Board of Regents in Juneau.

9. Resolution of Appreciation for Morris Thompson

WHEREAS , Morris Thompson was born in Tanana, Alaska, and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson has been a tireless advocate for human dignity and was instrumental in seeking passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act resulting in the establishment of regional corporations and giving Alaska's indigenous peoples significant economic interests in their homeland; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson is recognized not only as a prominent leader of Alaska's Native people but of all citizens of this State; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson has shared his considerable leadership talents with the citizens of this state by serving in many capacities including president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, vice president of Northwest Alaska Pipeline Company, commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, and president and chief executive officer of Doyon Ltd.; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska by Governor Cowper to fill an unexpired term in 1989, and since that time has served with distinction as a member of the Board through the expiration of his term in January 1993; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson provided outstanding leadership on the Board of Regents, serving as its Vice President from June 1990 through January 1993; and as a member of the Planning and Development Committee; Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee; Human Resources Committee; and the Ad Hoc Committee on University of Alaska Mineral Engineering; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson brought to the Board of Regents qualities of patience, tolerance and wisdom and led his colleagues with a style of quiet confidence which often served to guide divergent perspectives to compromise and consensus; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson provided his sensitive and caring leadership while all the time saying, " I'll be brief . . .".

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Morris Thompson's outstanding service and extends to him this statement of appreciation for his contributions to the advancement of higher education in the state of Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED , that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to Morris Thompson with a copy incorporated in the official minutes of the February 25-26, 1993 meeting of the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Regent Stitham moved, seconded by Regent Helmericks, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of appreciation recognizing the invaluable service and dedication of Morris Thompson to the University of Alaska. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

10. Chancellors' Reports

UAF

Chancellor Joan Wadlow informed the Board of several searches currently underway at UAF including: the new Provost position; Dean of Student Services; Dean of the School of Mineral Engineering; Dean of the School of Management; and Director of the University of Alaska Museum.

Dr. Wadlow announced the appointment of Dr. John French as Director of the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center in Kodiak and Dr. Robert White as Director of the Institute of Arctic Biology.

Chancellor Wadlow reported on the Twentieth Annual Native Arts Festival, Sexual Respect Week and a new series of UAF publications.

Chancellor Wadlow stated that the winter closure saved UAF $250,000 and will be repeated next year.

Dr. Wadlow spoke about the UAF commencement ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 9 which will be the kickoff of the public phase of UAF's private fundraising campaign.

Regent Fate thanked the Chancellor, administrators, faculty, staff and students and the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the in kind contributions to the Alaska Native Festival, which attracts approximately 1,000 Alaskans statewide, reviving ancient songs, dances, stories and arts and crafts.

UAA

Chancellor Donald Behrend reported on the receipt of a grant from the National Institutes of Health by UAA WAMI Professor Kandace Williams; the strong academic performance of UAA's student athletes last Fall; a paper presented by Associate Vice Chancellor Dennis Edwards and Assistant to the Chancellor Steve Norrell on a National Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards sponsored by the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) in San Antonio; the cooperative efforts of UAS, UAA and Kodiak to provide courses in public administration through audio distance delivery; the appointment of a standing committee to determine how UAA can better serve the needs of native students and provide instruction for native students, Alaskan natives and American Indians; and a group of local citizens combining efforts to gain an appreciation of some of the core needs of UAA in order to focus on UAA as a whole rather than supporting individual programs.

UAS

Chancellor Lind announced the appointment of Byron Mallott as Practitioner in Residence of the School of Business and Public Administration; tutoring offered by UAS faculty members and students in the School of Education and Liberal Arts to the students at Juneau-Douglas High School; and the cooperative efforts of Sheldon Jackson College, Mt. Edgecumbe, Sitka Borough Schools, UAS, and the City and Borough of Sitka to utilize space available inside the hangar on the Sitka campus by adding additional classrooms, alternative high school space for the Sitka Borough, laboratory space for Mt. Edgecumbe and additional classroom space needed for the University's Sitka program.

11. Administrative Reports

Because of limited time, no reports were offered.

12. General Assembly(followed Executive Session)

General Assembly President Donna Chantry updated the Board on the Assembly's activities. She indicated the strong support of the Regents' budget by the governance groups and said that many members have been participating in the budget hearings and meeting with individual legislators to bring the University's message forward. She stated that she was pleased to see the Regents' plan to seek the participation of the students in the long-range tuition planning.

13. University Organization Reports(followed Executive Session)

David Rees, Statewide Vocational/Technical Advisory Council Chair, reported on some of the major areas of focus this past year. One of the items the Council examined was the size of the business program. Based on student credit hours it is one of the largest parts of the University of Alaska.

Mr. Rees gave a brief overview of the programs that are currently in place that represent the credit hours and then described some of the activities of the Council over the last few years. He stated that the principle function of the Council is to be an advocate for the University for vocational/technical education, lobby in Juneau and work with the congressional delegation to seek more federal funding for programs in Alaska.

Mr. Rees spoke of "missed opportunities" such as classes that have waiting lists i.e., Aviation and Nursing, and students who go out of state for programs that are either full or not offered in Alaska.

The recommendations brought forward from the Council include:

1. That the University recognize job placement as a successful outcome of education and establish it as one of the University's goals;

2. That the University and the Board of Regents promote vocational-technical education as an integral part of Alaska's Human Resource Development policy;

3. That the University and the Board of Regents use the vocational-technical programs as a marketing tool; and

4. That the Board of Regents and the University promote vocational-technical education as an integral part of the community college mission.

President Gagnon thanked Mr. Rees for his presentation and stated that she hoped this presentation would be given to other audiences, such as Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Clubs.

14. Public Comment

Acting Borough Mayor Linda Freed welcomed the Regents to Kodiak on behalf of Mayor Jerome Selby and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. She stated that the land upon which the Kodiak College is built was given to the University system by the Kodiak Island Borough and that the donation of this land in the early 1970's is an indication of the importance and value the community places on the opportunities for advanced education in the Borough. She said the City of Kodiak provided the land on which the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center (FITC) is built.

Acting Mayor Freed announced that the Kodiak Island Borough is actively pursuing the development of the joint Fisheries research complex on Kodiak Island. The Borough's commitment to the complex has included efforts to secure funding for the facility outside the University system, including lobbying for federal funding.

Ms. Freed stated that federal funds have been secured to initiate the conceptual design process for the complex. She said that the federal government has also approved lease funding to pay for the use of the building. The funds are adequate to retire a $12 million revenue bond, bringing the total funds potentially available for the project to $22.5 million. Ms. Freed asked for Board of Regents' support of such a bonding proposal. She stated that the complex will be beneficial to the commercial fishing industry who will benefit from the research produced and output of the proposed National Weather Service offices, and to the University system which would be the parent of a world class fisheries institute. Acting Mayor Freed once again asked for the Regents continued support of the Borough's pursuit of funding for the facility.

Regent Henri indicated his support for Phase II of the Fisheries Technology Center.

The following individuals appeared before the Board and spoke in opposition to the proposed revision to the University's nondiscrimination policy: Kermit D. Reppond; Guy Powell; Greg Wallace; Louis Lindsey; and Doug McInnis, Karlin Itchoak, Peggy Shumaker, and Scott McCrea spoke in favor of the proposed revision to the University's nondiscrimination policy. Ramona Ghiatt requested that the Board act on the question of revision to the nondiscrimination policy rather than defer the matter to the Legislature.

Cecelia Sparz, Elaine Loomis and Peter Dungan addressed the Board in support of the approval of the Masters in Social Work program. Regent Stitham thanked the individuals for their comments and assured them that there is support for that program and that the decision was made to ensure the funds were in the budget. Regent Stitham stated that it is this kind of priority that indicates what the University should be doing to provide services to what is a continuing and growing need in the state of Alaska, as opposed to other programs for which individuals have to leave the state to received specialized training. Regent Stitham also requested that these individuals make the same presentations to the Legislature.

Regent Fate stated that in her travels throughout the state and attendance at public hearings, the number one crisis has been drugs, drug abuse and its ramifications. She commended the group for bringing this matter before the Board and indicated her support for their efforts. Regent Fate expressed her concern for the amount of funding needed for preventive programs and treatments. She stated that obtaining qualified people will help the program succeed in the best interest of the client.

Mike Dolph, Fire Chief for the City of Kodiak Fire Department and Earl Smith, Fire Chief of the Bayside Fire Department, District I, expressed their concerns relative to the Fire Department's inability to prepare Alaska's own residents to become Chief Officers in the field of fire service. Alaska's Fire Service is filling upper level and executive management positions with nonresidents. They urged the Board to expand its fire science degree program to all community college levels. He said that logistically, it is impractical to expect fire service personnel to receive this type of training at only two locations in the state. He expressed the need to work toward establishing a stronger education program for Alaska's fire service in order for Alaska residents to be more competitive and asked the assistance of the Board in bringing more of these curricula to the local level and to also provide education that meets the intent of national standards.

Regent Henri requested that Fire Chief Dolph present in writing the programs he would like to see and details of courses they have been trying to have offered.

Jeffrey Stephens welcomed the Regents to Kodiak and recognized the Board of Regents and the Administration of the University for the excellence of the programs and institutions in Kodiak. He asked the Regents to continue to support the programs and institutions in Kodiak.

UAS student Ronald Aarvid stated that the consensus of the students at the Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau campuses support using SUNY's nondiscrimination policy, to line out sexual orientation rather than to include every special interest group and suggested the Board list both the areas in which it will or will not discriminate.

Professor Tim Tilsworth stated that he was encouraged by the Board's aggressive, positive posture in dealing with the Legislature, especially the Finance Subcommittee and the positive dialogue between the Board and the Legislature. Professor Tilsworth commended the students on the presentation they made and on the eloquence with which it was delivered, and the compromise approach that was used.

Professor Tilsworth restated the UAF faculty and staff's position on nondiscrimination and stated that the Faculty Senate had adopted a modified version of the SUNY statement, modified in the sense that the group does not support discrimination in any matter.

Professor Tilsworth announced that in March, the UAF Faculty Senate would be presenting a resolution of appreciation to Grace Schaible for her service to the University of Alaska and the state. Professor Tilsworth concluded with comments about the program review process conducted at UAF. UAF went through a rigorous academic exercise anticipating a $4 million shortfall but some administrative rearrangements lessened its impact. He said that out of the reviews came recommendations to delete the programs in German, Korean and the Humanities. Professor Tilsworth responded to Regent Henri's request to elaborate on the deletions of programs by saying that the UAF Faculty Senate had endorsed the concept of academic program review, although it had never acted specifically on items for deletion. Professor Tilsworth stated that the Senate has been asked by individuals in those programs to review the situation, inasmuch as UAF's policy requires that the Senate be consulted in these matters.

Brian Brubaker told the Board that ASUAF has adopted two resolutions on the matter of sexual orientation. The first was in support of the revision to the nondiscrimination policy and the other was that the Board of Regents decide the matter as soon as possible rather than defer to the Legislature.

Mr. Brubaker then presented a petition from the Student Chapter of the National Organization of Women requesting that UAF observe the August 1993 completion date for the installation of emergency call boxes.

In response to a question from Regent Stitham, Chancellor Wadlow stated that the projected completion date for installation of the emergency call boxes would not likely be met. She stated that UAF is short on funding and the completion date will depend on next year's capital budget. Regent Stitham responded by stating that the call boxes are an absolute critical need that has been brought before the Board in the past and that we need to find a way to secure the funding for the project.

Professor Ralph McGrath congratulated new members Mary Jane Fate and Dan Ogg on their appointment to the Board of Regents. Professor McGrath reported on the status of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and thanked the Regents for their support in signing the negotiated agreement. He also spoke on the health care crisis, the Administrative Procedures Act and the University's possible exemption from the Open Meetings Act.

Regent Henri stated that the ACCFT represents the faculty in our rural locations which are truly community colleges. He said that there are suggestions in the Senate to cut back or withdraw from these locations. He said that it is his hope that the ACCFT carry the message to the Legislature, especially to those who feel the University should be located only in Fairbanks and Anchorage.

15. Executive Session

Regent Lamkin moved, seconded by Regent Fate and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents goes into executive session in accordance with the provisions of AS 44.62.310 to discuss matters relating to litigation and land transactions, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university; honorary degrees, meritorious service awards, and the naming

of campus facilities, these topics being subjects which might tend to prejudice the reputation and character of a person or persons. The session shall include members of the Board of Regents, President Komisar, Vice President and General Counsel Kauffman, and such other university staff members as the President may designate and shall last approximately 1-1/2 hours. Thus, the open session of the Board shall resume in this room at approximately 2:00 p.m. A.S.T. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

The Board of Regents went into executive session at 12:25 p.m. and returned to public session at 2:45 p.m. at which time Vice President Lamkin announced that the Board of Regents just concluded an executive session in accordance with AS 44.62.310 discussing matters relating to litigation and land transactions, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university; honorary degrees, meritorious service awards, and the naming of campus facilities, these topics being subjects which might tend to prejudice the reputation and character of a person or persons. The session included members of the Board of Regents, President Komisar, Vice President and General Counsel Kauffman, and other university staff members designated by the President and lasted approximately 2-1/2 hours.

16. Approval of Honorary Degrees

Recommendations submitted by the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Southeast for recipients of honorary degrees and meritorious awards were bound separately and included in Regents' agenda packets for their review prior to the February 25-26, 1993, Board meeting.

Regent Helmericks moved, seconded by Regent Henri, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED AS AMENDED

"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 1993, and authorizes Chancellors Donald Behrend and Marshall Lind to invite the approved nominees and announce their acceptance. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

17. Naming of a Street at the University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Donald Behrend endorsed a recommendation for the naming of a street on the UAA campus.

Regent Helmericks moved, seconded by Regent Forrer, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents names the street entering the UAA campus from Providence Drive, near the west end of the Sports Center continuing eastward past the Physical Education Facility/Campus Center/Bookstore complex and rejoining Providence Drive 'Seawolf Drive'. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

18. Naming of Poker Flat Research Range Optical Observatory

University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Joan Wadlow endorsed a proposal to name a new optical observatory in honor of a highly respected former faculty member who was instrumental in developing the Poker Flat Research Range. In recognition of the nominee's devotion and contributions to the University of Alaska which include serving as director of the Research Range for the first three years and pioneering optical observations of the aurora in Alaska, Board of Regents' approval of the proposal was requested.

Regent Helmericks moved, seconded by Regent Stitham, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents names the Poker Flat Research Range Optical Observatory the
T. Neil Davis Optical Observatory. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

19. Naming of Alaska Pacific University Trail System

The Board of Trustees of Alaska Pacific University requested the University of Alaska Board of Regents' approval in naming a ski trail in honor of a well-respected leader in the sports community in Alaska.

Regent Helmericks moved, seconded by Regent Forrer, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the naming of the trail system on the Alaska Pacific University campus, contiguous to the University of Alaska Anchorage trail system the 'Jim Mahaffey Trail System'.This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

20. 1993 Commencement Schedule

President Gagnon circulated a commencement schedule to the Board members for Spring 1993 commencement ceremonies.

21. Consent Agenda

A.Committee of the Whole

(1) Approval of 1993-1994 Tuition Rates

Board of Regents' Policy 05.10.01 provides that the Board of Regents will act on final tuition recommendations in the first regular meeting after January 15 of each calendar year. Last September, the administration recommended that the undergraduate resident tuition rate per credit hour be increased from $58 to $64, and that the consolidated fee level remain at 13 credit hours per semester. Regents asked that the administration consider other alternatives including elimination of the consolidated fee or increasing the consolidated fee over time with a goal of ultimate elimination of the consolidated fee. Vice President Brian Rogers presented the results of this request, comparing projected revenues at a 12-credit hour, 13-credit hour, 15-credit hour, and no consolidated fee.

The Board considered several options as follows:

Rate Per Credit Hour

Option A Option B Option C Option D

Undergraduate rate

per credit hour

Resident $ 61 $ 63 $ 64 $ 66

Non-resident $ 183 $ 189 $ 192 $ 198

Graduate rate

per credit hour

Resident $ 122 $ 126 $ 128 $ 132

Non-resident $ 244 $ 252 $ 256 $ 264

Consolidated fee level NONE 15 CH 13 CH 12 CH

Maximum amount paid (Consolidated Fee)

Option A Option B Option C Option D

Undergraduate

Resident NONE $ 945 $ 832 $ 792

Non-resident NONE $2,835 $2,496 $2,376

Graduate

Resident NONE $1,134 $1,152 $1,188

Non-resident NONE $2,268 $2,304 $2,376

Percentage Increases

Option A Option B Option C Option D

Percent increase for students taking

1-12 credits 5.2% 8.6% 10.3% 13.8%

13 credits 5.2% 8.6% 10.3% 5.0%

14 credits 13.3% 17.0% 10.3% 5.0%

15 credits 21.4% 25.3% 10.3% 5.0%

16 credits 29.4% 25.3% 10.3% 5.0%

17 credits 37.5% 25.3% 10.3% 5.0%

18 credits 45.6% 25.3% 10.3% 5.0%

Regent Lamkin moved, seconded by Regent Stitham, and passed with Regent Henri opposing that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts tuition rates for the 1993-1994 academic year as shown in Option C. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(2) Establishment of a Standing Nominating Committee of the Board of Regents (added)

Regent Williams moved, seconded by Regent Forrer, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents directs the Vice President and General Counsel to draft a proposed policy to be considered by the Board at its April 1993, meeting establishing a nominating committee to be appointed by the President of the Board in January of each year which will recommend a slate of officers to the Board of Regents at its annual meeting. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(3) Task Force on Tuition and Student Costs (added)

Regent Stitham moved, seconded by Regent Henri, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents directs the University President to appoint a task force composed of students, student financial aid officers and such other persons as the President deems appropriate to consider the Board's policy and University practices concerning University tuition, student fees, and other student charges and that the President report the conclusions and recommendations of the task force to the Committee of the While at its September, 1993, meeting. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

Regent Henri moved, seconded by Regent Fate, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole as stated above and as amended. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

B. Academic and Student Affairs Committee

(1) Approval of an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Health Information Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

The Sitka Campus of UAS has developed an AAS program in health information management. The program will be provided by distance delivery throughout the state to address the special training needed for public and private health care deliverers in documenting all aspects of patient treatment. The program is designed to train entry level professionals in this field and prepare them for the national accrediting examination for record technicians. The program also articulates with baccalaureate programs (outside the university) in medical records administration which prepare students for the terminal credential of registered record administrator. Graduates of the AAS program will thus be well positioned for career advancement.

All courses in the program will be available by distance delivery (applicable general education coursework taken at another UA campus may be transferred to this program as well). Audioconferencing will be utilized for both course delivery as well as advising and counseling. Office preceptorships will be provided by professionals in offices near the student. In developing the program for distance delivery, careful attention has been paid not only to the quality of course content and preceptorships, but also to factors to reduce student attrition. The Sitka Campus has employed the former director of The American Health Management Association's (AHIMA) academic division for program start-up. Advising and counseling will be provided by the Sitka Campus outreach counselor who, in the course of managing the Alaska Physician Assistant Program, has developed a network of cooperative relationships with health facilities and other UA campuses.

Enrollment in courses is presently higher than expected. However, because it is difficult to anticipate the long-term demand for the program within the state, it is recommended that the Board of Regents approve the program for five years, after which the program would be reviewed for continuation. During this time UAS, working with both the American Health Information Management Association and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, will be expected to determine whether delivery of the program outside Alaska would be appropriate and would provide, along with in-state participation, enough support to warrant continuation. The program should also have achieved AHIMA accreditation.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves an associate of applied science degree program in health information management at the University of Alaska Southeast for a period of five years. After this time, the program will be reviewed by the Board for continuation. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(2) Information and Other Items

Regent Stitham reported that the Academic and Student Affairs Committee has begun the process of considering a long-term plan for Academic and Student Affairs agenda items that deal with the University's instructional program and coordinating that plan with other long-term goals of the University. She stated that she is looking forward to hearing from President Komisar in terms of specific directions and implementation of the mission statements.

C. Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

(1) 1993 Land Management Plan - Annual Report

The Statewide Office of Land Management presented its annual report to the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee summarizing the previous year's activities and detailing its work plans through calendar year 1993. The Committee discussed major projects to be undertaken this year.

PASSED

The Board of Regents approves the 1993 Land Management Plan - Annual Report of the University of Alaska and directs the administration to carry out the plan. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(2) Approval of FY95 Planning Assumptions

Vice President Brian Rogers provided an overview of the FY95 Planning Assumptions which will serve as an instruction document to the campuses in preparation for their FY95 preliminary budget request to be submitted to the Board of Regents at its August 1993 meeting and the final budget submitted to the Board of Regents at its September 1993 meeting.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska's FY95 Planning Assumptions. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(3) University of Alaska Fairbanks Roof Replacement/Resurfacing FY93 - Approval of Schematic Design and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract

PROJECT SCOPE

Many buildings on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus have an asphalt, built-up roof membrane with a life expectancy of 20 years. Many of these roof systems, built 25 to 30 years ago, have a history of leaking which requires continual maintenance and repairs. Harwood, Skarland, Stuart, and Walsh Hall roofs are no longer repairable, the insulation beneath the existing roof membrane is water-saturated and a complete replacement is required.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Roof Replacement/Resurfacing FY93 project as presented and authorizes the university administration to bid and award a construction contract within available funding. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(4) UAF FP&C Term Consultant Pool for Testing and Special Inspection Services - Approval of Consultants Selection

PROJECT SCOPE

In December 1992, the University advertised its intention to select several consultants to provide Testing and Special Inspection Services.

Seven firms submitted proposals on December 16, 1992 to be considered as term Testing and Special Inspection consultants. The pre-selection process was completed on January 6, 1993. All prospective consultants were interviewed on January 7, 1993.

The firms recommended for Testing and Inspection Consultants by Facilities Planning and Construction were:

Welding Inspection and Testing:

Quality Inspection & Testing, Inc. Fairbanks

Inspection Services and Testing, Inc. Fairbanks

Special Inspection:

USKH Fairbanks

Shannon & Wilson, Inc. Fairbanks

Bryan F. Borjesson, P.E. Fairbanks

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Facilities Planning and Construction Term Consultant Pool for Testing and Inspection Consultants (March 15, 1993 - December 31, 1994) as presented and authorizes the University administration to award term consultant contracts. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(5) FY94 Capital Budget Revision - UAF Taku Pedestrian Safety Improvements

PROJECT SCOPE (Revised)

UAF proposes to reduce the scope of the project by eliminating the escalators. The project will replace the existing stairs with new stationary stairs and a new tunnel beneath Tanana Loop Drive.

The stairway/tunnel will be designed to accommodate the possible future installation of escalators.

BUDGET (Revised)

The initial FY94 budget request was for $2.8 million. The revised budget estimate is $1.4 million.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY94 Capital Budget Revision of the University of Alaska Taku Pedestrian Safety Improvements by deleting $1,400,000 from the project, with the escalator project returning to the Finance, Facilities & Land Management Committee at the August 1994 meeting. The Board of Regents also approves the addition of three FY94 Capital Budget projects as follows: a) Design of UAF Geophysical Institute expansion ($800,000); b) Partial match of student fees for UAF Student Recreation Center ($300,000); and c) UAF Student Open Access Computer Labs equipment ($300,000). This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(6) UAA Diplomacy Building Renovation - Approval of Schematic Design and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract

PROJECT SCOPE

The University of Alaska Anchorage Diplomacy Building has not been in use for many years. Some overall building improvements will be necessary prior to renovating space for university use. Items included are completion of fire code requirements; lighting improvements; mechanical system renovation; seal building to eliminate major air infiltration on lower level; and a communications switch with wiring to connect with the existing campus telephone and data systems.

CONSULTANT

The selected consultant for this project is ECI Hyer, Inc., Architects, Anchorage, Alaska.

FUNDING SOURCE

The project is funded through revenue bonds.

PROJECT SCHEDULE:

Completion of Construction Documents March 1993

Bidding and Award April 1993

Construction Begins May 1993

Construction Completion December 1993

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design of the University of Alaska Anchorage Diplomacy Building Renovation project as presented and authorizes the university administration to bid and award a construction contract within available funding. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(7) UAA Lucy Cuddy Center Renovation - Approval of Consultant Selection

PROJECT SCOPE

The Lucy Cuddy Center Renovation will include the refurbishment of the existing cafeteria space and the renovation of adjacent space for a sit-down table service training restaurant. A food service teaching lab with a counter, sink and accessory spaces will be included with this work. Current code issues will be reviewed and any required improvements will be incorporated.

FUNDING

FY93 capital funds were appropriated to be matched with private donations.

CONSULTANT SELECTION

A request for proposal was advertised in October 1992, with a closing date of November 9, 1992. Five (5) firms responded to the RFP's advertisement, and a committee of three (3), appointed by the regional director of Facilities Planning and Construction, University of Alaska Anchorage, recommended the following:

1. Cash Barner Usher Architects

ALTERNATES

2. McGlothlin Balivet Company

3. Porath Architects

PASSED

The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Anchorage Lucy Cuddy Building Renovation project as presented and authorizes the University administration to negotiate and award a consultant contract. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(8) Amendment to Regents' Policy on Real Property

The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommended the waiver of Regents' Policy 07.03.01 on Real Property on Diplomacy Building Space Leases to allow expeditious processing of disposal leases at the recently acquired UAA building. Brokerage services have been secured based upon the result of an RFP and the bottom two floors (15,700 of 43,200 usable square feet) are listed for lease.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents waives Regents' Policy 07.03.01 on Real Property to permit Diplomacy Building space leasing. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(9) Sale of Former Islands Community College Campus Property

The University of Alaska owns a 17-acre parcel of land, located approximately one mile east of downtown Sitka, which includes the former Islands Community College, a one-story, wood framed, 6,455 square foot building with a net rentable area of 5,455 square feet. A 1989 appraisal valued this property at $1,500,000.

The building has been leased since April 1991 to the Alaska Raptor Center, Inc. (Raptor Center), a non-profit Alaskan corporation, The lease expires on December 31, 1993. The Raptor Center has indicated it will not renew the lease at expiration and has submitted a proposal to purchase the property.

The Statewide Office of Land Management recommended the University sell the former Islands Community College building and enough land to facilitate access, parking, outbuildings, easements and legal setbacks. The remaining land should be retained for future development. The University of Alaska Southeast supports this course of action.

It is proposed that the property be subdivided into a minimum of two parcels and reappraised. The parcel with existing improvements will be publicly offered for sale at appraised value for cash or with University financing.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the administration to publicly offer for sale, at appraised value, the former Islands Community College facility, including existing improvements, plus sufficient land to accommodate outbuildings, parking, access, easements and setbacks, and to execute all necessary documents to complete this transaction. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(10)Military Housing Development: Fairbanks

Regent Henri moved, seconded by Regent Fate, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the administration to negotiate an agreement to sell, lease, or enter into a partnership agreement, which may involve the university subordinating its interest in the land, to construct and manage a housing project intended to address existing demand for military housing on property known as the Wrangell Subdivision and the Yak Subdivision in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and authorizes President Komisar and Vice President Rogers to execute any and all documents necessary to complete the transaction subject to the review and approval of the Chair of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

(11) Information and Other Items

No report was given.

D. Human Resources Committee

(1) Information and Other Items

(a) Compensation and Benefits

Regent Kelly reported on the presentation given during the committee meeting by Executive Director Patty Kastelic on compensation and benefits. He stated that the report was a good overview of some of the challenges facing the University on compensation and benefits.

(b) Board of Regents' Nondiscrimination Policy

Regent Kelly reported on a recommendation from the January 18, 1993, meeting of the Human Resources Committee. That motion read, "The Human Resources Committee recommends that the Board of Regents refer consideration of the matter of sexual orientation nondiscrimination to the Alaska Legislature for its consideration and action. This motion is effective January 18, 1993" which passed with Regents Gagnon, Thompson and Kelly voting in favor and Regent Breeze opposed.

Regent Kelly moved, seconded by Regent Williams, and failed with Regents Fate, Henri, Kelly, Williams and Gagnon in favor and Regents Breeze, Forrer, Helmericks, Lamkin, Ogg, and Stitham opposed that:

FAILED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Human Resources Committee to refer consideration of the matter of sexual orientation nondiscrimination to the Alaska Legislature for its consideration and action. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

After a long discussion, President Gagnon made a statement as to what the Board of Regents is currently doing on the subject of nondiscrimination. She stated that at its January meeting, the Board of Regents' Human Resources Committee directed University counsel to prepare a revision to Regents' policy in order to accomplish housekeeping changes recommended by counsel to the policy on nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Suggestions were also made and generally accepted to include language that would clarify an individual's right to nonharassment at the University while protecting First Amendment rights. As an established practice, any revision to Regents' policy goes through University governance consideration prior to a vote by the Board of Regents. The Chair asked the General Counsel to present a proposal for the policy revision to the Board of Regents' Committee of the Whole prior to presenting the proposal to governance. Once the policy has been reviewed by Committee and has been considered by the governance body, it will return to the Board of Regents to be voted upon. The Chair requested that University counsel present the proposed revisions to the Committee of the Whole at the June, 1993 meeting. President Gagnon informed the Board that this process is underway.

Regent Kelly reminded the Board that when this topic arose in April, 1992, there were two issues involved: "housekeeping" changes to policy that related also to affirmative action that had been proposed by counsel and the matter of sexual orientation. He said there was discussion at the Human Resources Committee about protections that already exist, i.e. for harassment or someone physically contacting or threatening another individual. The Committee suggested that as General Counsel Kauffman was addressing the housekeeping issues, he could demonstrate to the Board or reinforce those areas within the existing policy which afford protections. Regent Kelly stated that referring the matter to the Legislature is not a perfect solution but was the best solution after struggling with this issue for an entire year.

Regent Helmericks moved, seconded by Regent Ogg, and failed with only Regent Helmericks voting in favor that:

FAILED

"The Board of Regents postpones consideration of the revisions to the nondiscrimination policy until the June 1993 meeting. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

After considerable discussion,Regent Stitham moved, seconded by Regent Helmericks and passed with Regents Breeze, Forrer, Helmericks, Lamkin, Ogg and Stitham voting in favor and Regents Fate, Henri, Kelly, Williams and Gagnon voting opposed that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents requests that when revisions to the nondiscrimination policy are brought before the Committee of the Whole in June, 1993, Counsel present separate language that includes concepts in the UAF Faculty Senate Resolution of that body's February 8, 1993 meeting No. 39. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

22. Report from Board of Regents' Representatives on the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Regent Helmericks spoke about the $800 million Alaska Student Loan Program and the lack of inflation-proofing for the fund. He stated that other than the Alaska Permanent Fund, it is probably the second largest fund or endowment that Alaskans have that is supposed to revolve in perpetuity.

23. Regents' and Presidents' Comments

No comments were made.

24. Adjourn

Board President Gagnon adjourned the meeting at 5:32 p.m.

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