Board of Regents

06-4-93summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Board of Regents' Meeting

June 3-4, 1993

Fairbanks, Alaska

1. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of appreciation recognizing the invaluable service and dedication of
Timothy S. Lamkin to the University of Alaska. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

2. PASSED

"In accordance with Regents' Policy 01.01.02(d.2) providing for the election of officers at its annual meeting, the Board of Regents elected Sharon D. Gagnon as its president; Virginia Breeze as its vice president; Susan Stitham as its secretary; and Mark Helmericks as its treasurer. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

3. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves a change in date of its June 1994 meeting from June 8-9 to June 2-3, 1994. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

4. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY95 meeting schedule as presented. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

Meeting Dates Location

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August 18-19, 1994 Homer

October 6-7, 1994 Fairbanks

December 1-2, 1994 Anchorage

February 16-17, 1995 Juneau

April 20-21, 1995 Juneau

June 1-2, 1995 Fairbanks

5. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the list of nominees for honorary doctoral degrees, as proposed, to be presented during UAF's 1993 Alumni Reunion in July 1993, and authorizes Chancellor Wadlow to invite the approved nominees and announce their acceptance. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

6. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the renaming of the UAF Fine Arts Theatre to the Lee Salisbury Theatre. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

7. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves a $4.00 per semester activity fee increase for the Fairbanks campus. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

8. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves a $15.00 per semester fee increase for Prince William Sound Community College, Valdez campus. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

9. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the establishment of an activity fee for Prince William Sound Community College, Copper Basin campus. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

10. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the following tuition rates for Prince William Sound Community College:

ResidentNon-Resident

Undergraduate

Lower Division $48 $144

Upper Division $64 $192

This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

11. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY94 student government budgets as described in Reference 3 of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee agenda. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

12. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Gruening Building Code Corrections project as presented and authorizes award of a construction contract within available funding. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

13. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the allocation from the FY94 operating budget categories Renewal and Replacement/Maintenance and Repair lists as submitted. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

14. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the amended resolution presented in the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee meeting regarding the lease of certain University lands in Kodiak for a shopping center. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

RESOLUTION REGARDING THE LEASE OF CERTAIN UNIVERSITY LANDS IN KODIAK FOR A SHOPPING CENTER

WHEREAS , the land subject to this resolution is owned by the University of Alaska and is in an area physically separated, by a stream, from the Kodiak College campus buildings; and

WHEREAS , the subject land is currently idle and surplus to the educational needs of the University; and

WHEREAS , the master plan for the Kodiak College campus does not include the construction of any educational or administrative buildings or facilities on the subject land; and

WHEREAS , the granting of a leasehold estate to the subject land would not permanently alienate the subject land from the University of Alaska, and would not unduly restrict decision-making regarding use of the land by a future Board of Regents of the University of Alaska; and

WHEREAS , the lease of the subject land would generate income which would be used to directly benefit Kodiak College and its educational programs; and


WHEREAS , it is in the best interests of the University of Alaska to enter into a lease for a term not to exceed fifty years of the subject land for the purpose of constructing shopping facilities thereon.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

1. The administration of the University of Alaska is authorized to negotiate to enter into a land lease or leases of no longer than fifty years for the purpose of constructing a shopping center on land owned by the University of Alaska situated south of campus and bounded by Rezanof Drive, Benny Benson Drive and Woody Way.

2. In negotiating the lease, to the maximum extent practicable, the administration should ensure the following:

a. The facilities will be designed and constructed in an aesthetically pleasing fashion, to blend in with the surrounding landscape and to complement the campus. The university will perform design review to ensure the quality of architecture, site planning and landscaping.

The site plan for commercial development will recognize the needs of the campus, include appropriate barriers to protect the college environment, and will recognize and relocate the bike path if necessary. Further, landscaping will provide a plant barrier consistent with existing flora between the parking lot and Rezanof Drive and preservation of the natural setting and landscape will receive high priority and incorporation into the architectural design of the building and parking area.

b. Provision should be made to encourage the lessees, shopping center owners, operators, managers and retail stores therein to hire Kodiak College students and to provide internships and other educational opportunities to them.

c. Consideration received shall be no less than fair market value.

d. The option of receiving up-front money to be used for immediate capital improvements to the Kodiak College campus; or in lieu of funds, constructions of a building on the Kodiak campus shall be pursued.

e. The lease agreement will be reviewed by the Kodiak College Council before returning to the Board of Regents for approval.

f. Kodiak College will have a representative on the negotiating team, who will provide periodic briefings and take input from the Council as negotiations proceed.

3. All income derived from the project will be used for Kodiak College capital improvements and/or endowed for future projects and will not impact the Kodiak College operating budget or allocation thereof.

4. The administration should report to the Board of Regents on a regular basis on the status of lease negotiations.

15. PASSED

"The Board of Regents directs the administration to invoke a process for public involvement in discussions regarding commercial development of University of Alaska Fairbanks property on Geist Road. The administration shall report to the Board of Regents, at the September 1993 meeting or a special meeting of the Board of Regents, on public comments concerning this land development and shall prepare additional background information on impacts of the proposed development on UAF agricultural research, including a long-term plan for agricultural research projects which may be impacted by possible commercial development of these lands. The report shall contain the administration's recommendations for the property, and shall contain any recommendations for actions which address public concerns regarding development of the property. The Board further directs that in negotiating the proposed lease, to the maximum extent practicable, the administration shall ensure the following:

a. The facilities will be designed and constructed to provide a safe and convenient access by the students, faculty and staff of UAF.

b. The stores located at the facility shall serve the shopping needs of the students, faculty and staff of UAF.

c. The facilities should be designed and constructed in an aesthetically pleasing fashion, to blend in with the surrounding landscape and to complement the UAF campus.

d. Provision should be made to encourage the lessees, shopping center owners, operators, managers and retail stores therein to hire UAF students and to provide internships and other educational opportunities to them.

e. Consideration received shall be no less than fair market value.

This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

16. PASSED

"Contingent upon Board review and approval of the new borough site master plan and the final lease agreement, the Board of Regents authorizes the administration to negotiate and the President to execute a lease extension for the borough's UAF campus school lease site consistent with the policy guidelines listed in Item k of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee agenda. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

17. PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the administration to negotiate and execute all documents for the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus acquisition funds for the Tappe property and the Mathisen property purchases at fair market value not to exceed $300,000 plus financing costs. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

18. PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts the FY94 Operating and Capital budget requests as presented. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

19. PASSED

"The Board of Regents amends Policies 01.01.04 and 04.03.01 and adds a new Policy 10.11.01 in the manner indicated in Reference 8 of the June 3, 1993, agenda of the Board of Regents Committee of the Whole meeting. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA BOARD OF REGENTS
AMENDMENT TO BOARD OF REGENTS BYLAW POLICY 01.01.04.

Article IV. Nondiscrimination 01.01.04

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Board of Regentsthat in accordance with federal and state law illegal discrimination against any individual for reasons because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, or sex, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, physical


or mental disability, changes in marital status, pregnancy or
parenthood
is specifically prohibited. and there will be no unlawful discrimination because of age, marital status, or physical handicap under any program or activity for which the Board of Regents is responsible. Decisions affecting individuals shall be based on the individual's qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate.

AMENDMENT TO BOARD OF REGENTS POLICY 04.03.01. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Repeal existing Policy 04.03.01 and replace it with the following:

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy 04.03.01

A. Statement of Intent

The Board of Regents recognizes that discrimination in employment practices has in the past foreclosed economic opportunity to a substantial number of persons in the United States. The Board is committed to oppose illegal discrimination and to prohibit it within the University of Alaska. In addition to prohibiting employment discrimination that violates federal and state laws and regulations, as a part of its commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, the Board is committed to recruit, employ and promote persons protected by federal law because of their historical under-representation in the workforce.

B. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

The program of equal employment opportunity consists of two parts: nondiscrimination against protected categories of persons and a program of affirmative action for classes of persons recognized by law as having been subjected historically to impermissible discrimination.

1. Nondiscrimination

a. Federal and State Laws and Regulations

The University of Alaska does not engage in impermissible discrimination. In accordance with federal and state law, the University of Alaska makes its

programs and activities available without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood. Among the federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in employment that pertain to the University are the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VI and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, AS 14.18 and AS 18.80.

b. Consideration of Individual Merit

University of Alaska employment decisions shall be based on the individual's qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate.

2. Affirmative Action

The University of Alaska seeks to hire, train and promote individuals solely upon qualifications and ability to perform the job. In its commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment, the University is committed to recruit and retain women and minorities in positions of employment where they have been traditionally under-represented. The program of equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment does not require the University to abandon or to dilute standards necessary to the successful performance of its educational and research functions, nor does it require that the University employ or promote any person who is less qualified than another person who is competing for an employment opportunity. The concept of affirmative action and equal opportunity does require, however, that standards or criteria which have had an adverse impact by excluding women and legally protected minorities from opportunities should be eliminated unless the University can demonstrate that such criteria or standards are conditions of successful performance.

The University of Alaska is committed to equal employment opportunity in accordance with federal and state law. To accomplish the goals of its affirmative action program, the University encourages employment applications from and makes special efforts to recruit minorities and women. Moreover, the University is committed to engage in affirmative action as

required by Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and other applicable federal laws and regulations.

C. Implementation

The president of the university and the chancellor of each campus are responsible for implementing the program of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. In the execution of this responsibility, the president and each chancellor may delegate the task of carrying out the details of planning, implementing and monitoring the effectiveness of the program of equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment.

BOARD OF REGENTS POLICY 10.11.01 EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Add as New Academic Policy, Part X, Chapter XI the following:

Equal Educational Opportunity 10.11.01

A. Statement of Intent

The Board of Regents recognizes that discrimination in the provision of educational opportunities has in the past foreclosed education to a substantial number of persons in the United States. The Board is committed to oppose and prohibit illegal discrimination in the provision of educational opportunities and to eliminate discriminatory educational practices.

B. Equal Educational Opportunity Policy Statement

1. Federal and State Laws and Regulations

The University of Alaska is committed to equal educational opportunity. In accordance with federal and state law, the University of Alaska makes its educational programs and activities available without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or

parenthood. Among the applicable federal and state laws and regulations
prohibiting discrimination in educational opportunities are Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 298b), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, AS 14.18 and AS 18.80.

2. Consideration of Individual Merit

University of Alaska education decisions shall be based on the student's qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate.

C. Implementation

The president of the University and the chancellor of each campus are responsible for implementing the program of equal educational opportunity. In the execution of this responsibility, the president and each chancellor may delegate the task of carrying out the details of planning, implementing and monitoring the effectiveness of the program of equal opportunity in the provision of educational services.

20. PASSED

"The Board of Regents suspends Regents Policy 04.05.01(B) regarding minimum 3 percent increases in salary through the August 1993 meeting of the Board of Regents. The administration is requested to present to the Board of Regents at the August 1993 meeting its program for employee compensation for FY94 including plans for a minimum 3 percent average increase effective no later than January 1, 1994, and any other salary and benefit issues the administration deems appropriate. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

21. PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts Regents Policies 01.01.02(E) and 05.17.01 on Internal Audit as amended in the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee meeting. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

AMENDMENT TO BOARD OF REGENTS BYLAW POLICY 01.01.02(E)

Amend existing Policy 01.01.02(E) as follows:

Section E. Committees 01.01.02(E)

The following standing committees of the Board of Regents are established:

a. Academic and Student Affairs;

b. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management;

c. Human Resources;

d. Planning and Development; and

e. Nominating; and

f. Audit.

. . . [unamended material excluded] . . .

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee shall be composed of the Treasurer of the Board, who shall serve as chair, the Chair of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee and at least one other member appointed by the President of the Board. The committee shall be responsible for advising the Board on matters relating to stewardship of university finances and assets, for oversight of internal and external audit functions and for ascertaining the existence and adequacy of accounting and internal control systems and safeguards over university assets. The committee shall recommend to the Board the selection of the university's external auditors.

22. PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revision of the University of Alaska Grievance Policy as amended by the Human Resources Committee on June 4, 1993. This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

23. PASSED

"The Board of Regents strongly supports the President's plan for a statewide meeting in the fall of 1993, to include, among others, the leaders of the Education faculties of UAS, UAA and UAF, and of Alaska Pacific University and Sheldon Jackson College, and of the members of the Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

The purpose of the meeting is to explore the central role of higher education in supporting ongoing changes in Alaska K-12 education.

The meeting should development specific recommendations to the President for ways to enhance the cooperation within the campuses of the University of Alaska System, and between the University of Alaska and the private colleges in the state in order to accomplish the following:

1. preparation of teachers for changed Alaska schools and students;

2. research in innovative teaching strategies and school structure which identify and incorporate the successes occurring in some Alaska schools; and

3. disseminating the practical application of this research (perhaps in a Cooperative Extension model) to current practitioners as well as to those in preparation programs.

Further, the Board of Regents asks the President to report in December 1993 with recommendations for a proposed structure for the delivery of higher quality teacher preparation across the state, and for the accomplishment of recommendations from the fall meeting which enhance the University's role in the area of K-12 education.

This motion is effective June 4, 1993."

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