Board of Regents

02-26-93summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Board of Regents' Meeting
February 25-26, 1993
Kodiak, Alaska

1. Election of Chair pro tem.

PASSED

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

2. Election of Officers

PASSED

"The Board of Regents unanimously 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."

3. Approval of an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Health Information Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

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."

4. 1993 Land Management Plan - Annual Report

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."

5. Approval of FY95 Planning Assumptions

PASSED

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

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

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."

7. UAF FP&C Term Consultant Pool for Testing and Special Inspection Services - Approval of Consultants Selection

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."

8. FY94 Capital Budget Revision - UAF Taku Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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."

9. UAA Diplomacy Building Renovation - Approval of Schematic Design and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract

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."

10. UAA Lucy Cuddy Center Renovation - Approval of Consultant Selection

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."

11. Real Property

PASSED

"The Board of Regents waives Regents' Policy 07.03.01 on Real Property on Diplomacy Building Space Leases. This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

12. Sale of Former Islands Community College Campus Property

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."

13. Approval of 1993-94 Tuition Rates

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."

14. Resolution of Appreciation for Morris Thompson

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."

15. Approval of Honorary Degrees

PASSED

"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."

16. Naming of "Seawolf Drive" at the University of Alaska Anchorage

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."

17. Naming of Poker Flat Research Range Optical Observatory

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."

18. Naming of "Jim Mahaffey Trail System"

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."

19. Military Housing Development; Fairbanks

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."

20. Establishment of a Standing Nominating Committee of the
Board of Regents

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."

21. Task Force on Tuition and Student Costs

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."

22. Land Grant Trust Fund Management

PASSED

"The Board of Regents requests that Governor Hickel and the Alaska Legislature adopt legislation transferring management of the University of Alaska Trust Fund assets from the Alaska Department of Revenue to the University of Alaska.

The Board of Regents also directs the university administration to develop an amendment to the trust fund statutes which provides that income from land leases is available for university use and not deposited into the trust fund.

This motion is effective February 26, 1993."

23. Revisions to University of Alaska Nondiscrimination Policy

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."

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."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents requests that when revisions to the nondiscrimination policy are brought before the Committee of the Whole in June, 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."

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