Board of Regents

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Board of Regents

OFFICIAL MINUTES

Board of Regents' Meeting
June 3, 1994
Wood Center Ballroom
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska

The meeting was called to order by President Gagnon at 9:00 a.m., Friday,
June 3, 1994.

Regents Present :

Sharon D. Gagnon, President

Virginia W. Breeze, Vice President

Susan A. Stitham, Secretary

Mary Jane Fate

Eric Forrer

Joseph R. Henri

Michael P. Kelly

R. Danforth Ogg

Scott A. Otterbacher

Lew M. Williams, Jr.

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

Regents Absent :

Mark H. Helmericks

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

Wendy Redman, Vice President for University Relations

Brian Rogers, Vice President for Finance

April Crosby, Assistant to the President

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

Alison Elgee, Statewide Budget Director

Steve DeSoer, Assistant Vice President for Labor Relations

Mary M. Kauffman, Regents Affairs Officer

Dawn Greene, Regents Affairs Staff

II. Adoption of Agenda

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. Election of Officers

V. Comments

A. General Public

B. General Assembly

C. Faculty and Staff

D. Certified Bargaining Representatives

ACCFT

CEA

E. Students

F. Alumni

G. University Councils

VI. Executive Session

VII. Consent Agenda

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

A. University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Classroom/Laboratory Expansion, Phase I - Approval to Expend Funds from the Sale of the Former Islands Community College Site

B. Increase in Student Activity Fees (Removed from Consent Agenda)

C. Adoption of FY95 Student Government Budgets (Removed from Consent Agenda)

Joint Human Resources /Committee of the Whole

A. Adoption of Policy 04.05: Compensation

B. Adoption of Personnel Policies:

1. Policy 04.07.01-13: Leaves

2. Policy 04.09.06-09: Financial Exigency (Removed from Consent Agenda)

3. Policy 04.08.08: Grievance (Removed from Consent Agenda)

C. Adoption of Policy 01.01.01: Bylaws

D. Amendment of Policy 03.01.01 - Governance

VIII. Adoption of FY95 Operating and Capital Budget

IX. Adoption of Regents Policy 10.02.07: Program Assessment

** Report on Resource Alternatives Task Force (Carried forward from Thursday Committee of the Whole meeting)

X. New Business

A. Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

B. Academic and Student Affairs Committee

C. Human Resources Committee

D. Committee of the Whole

E. Audit Committee

F. Nominating Committee

XI. Resolution of Appreciation for Chancellor Donald F. Behrend

XII. Naming of the UAF Red Building

XIII. Renaming of the Interior Campus

XIV. Approval of Board of Regents FY96 Meeting Schedule

XV. Review of 1994 Legislation and Discussion of Future Legislative Plan (Postponed to future meeting)

XVI. President's and Chancellors' Status Reports

XVII. Administrative Status Reports

XVIII. Planned Presentations

A. Presentation on UAF Forest Products Laboratory

B. Prince William Sound Training Partnership with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

XIX. President's and Regents' Comments

XX. Adjourn

This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

III. Approval of Minutes

Regent Forrer moved, seconded by Regent Ogg, and approved unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its February 18, 1994, meeting as amended. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its May 3, 1994, emergency meeting as amended. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

IV. Election of Officers

Nominating Committee Chair Lew Williams presented the following slate of officers as recommended by the Nominating Committee

President Sharon D. Gagnon

Vice President Virginia W. Breeze

Secretary Mary Jane Fate

Treasurer Dan Ogg

Regent Williams moved for unanimous consent of the recommended slate of officers. Regent Kelly seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Regent Williams also noted that under current Regents Bylaws, no member of the Board may serve as president for more than three consecutive terms. The Committee recommended a Bylaw revision to permit an exception by a 3/4 vote of the full Board. (After some brief discussion, it was agreed that the issue will be presented at a future meeting, possibly as soon as the August meeting.)

V. Comments

Prior to the start of the public comment portion of the meeting, the Regents were visited by students participating in the 1994 RAHI program. Regent Forrer introduced Rural Alaska Honors Institute Director Jim Kowalski who gave an overview of the program. The regents also heard comments from RAHI alumna Jolene John, alumnus Philip "Ossie" Kairaiuak and RAHI student Jaylene Wheeler.

President Gagnon thanked Director Kowalski and the students and wished them an inspiring, exciting and stimulating summer.

President Gagnon offered the Board's sincere thanks for his service to the University and congratulations to Dr. Luis Proenza on his new position as Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research at Purdue University.

President Gagnon commented on the celebration on Thursday evening in honor of Chancellor Behrend and again expressed thanks for his wonderful friendship and service to the University of Alaska. She noted that she looks forward to having Dr. Behrend in the University's midst as "Chancellor Emeritus".

President Gagnon introduced and welcomed chancellor-designate Lee Gorsuch and his wife Ann. President Gagnon stated that the Board looks forward to working with them in the years to come.

A. General Public

Phil Younker, member of the UAF Board of Visitors, spoke of the many duties of the Board, in addition to being advocates for the interests of the University including providing guidance to the Chancellor for ways to increase its responsiveness to local, state, national and international needs; assist the institution in identification of the development of private and public sources of revenue; review programs, plans, budget requests and priorities of the institution; assist the University in explaining its mission and needs to the public, the Governor and the Legislature; recommend changes to Board policies and University regulations; and assist in the screening process for candidates for the position of chancellor. He stated he looks forward to assisting Chancellor Wadlow and the Board of Regents.

Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce President Bill Robertson emphasized that the Fairbanks community is extremely proud and supportive of the University of Alaska.

Bill Allen spoke on the topic of student housing at UAF and urged support of SB 240 which would provide a property tax exemption for the development of projects dedicated to student housing at University of Alaska campuses. He said that this would be an opportunity for the University of Alaska to pursue opportunities for the development of high-quality, low-cost student housing.

B. System Governance

Donna Chantry stated that the main function of the System Governance Council is to provide communication and coordiation among the various governance groups. The Council will be the place where all system governance leaders come together and interact with each other, make decisions, and react. She thanked the Board of Regents and Pat Ivey for their support throughout the year of transition and on behalf of System Governance wished Chancellor Behrend a wonderful retirement.

Faculty Alliance Spokesperson Colin Read thanked the Board for its support of faculty involvement in program assessment. He voiced concerns about several issues including the grievance procedure, faculty tenure and system transfer, and financial exigency.

UA Staff Alliance Chair Bonnie Williams stated that during her tenure with governance, the topic of compensation has raised the most discussion and divergence of opinions. She reported that the compensation discussions were difficult and exhausting as the Alliance, staff, administration and regents dealt not as adversaries but as partners seeking the best possible solution. Ms. Williams shared that it has been the most single satisfying experience she has had with shared governance. Ms. Williams reflected on her service with the Statewide Administration Assembly since its inception in 1983. She announced that she would not be standing for re-election and thanked the Board for their dedication and service to the University.

President Gagnon expressed her appreciation to Ms. Williams and hoped that the Board would be hearing from her from time to time.

Regent Henri commended Ms. Williams for being lucid and forthright in her presentations to the Board of Regents and wished her well.

Regent Fate thanked Ms. Williams for her contributions and leadership over the years and wished her well with her future endeavors.

Regent Kelly also expressed his appreciation to Ms. Williams on behalf of the Human Resources Committee.

C. Faculty and Staff

UAA Faculty Senate President Toni Croft summarized the UAA Faculty Senate's discussions on financial exigency, program assessment and the grievance policy.

D. Students

UAA student Tom Walker expressed his views on program assessment criteria, Martin Luther King, Jr. day and the topic of grade inflation.

ASUAF President Joe Hayes provided a status report on the student radio station KSUA and shared his thoughts on the upcoming program assessment.

UAF student Laura Burleson urged the Regents to support the proposed increase in student fees for part-time students at UAF and the ASUAF proposed budget.

Student Senator Marcus Ortelee spoke of the students' efforts in developing the ASUAF budget and discussions of student activity fees.

Mike Doland, UAF student and employee at the University Fire Department, spoke of the student involvement in the UAF Fire Department program.

E. Alumni

Jo Heckman requested that the Regents support the continuation of UAF's commencement ceremony on Mothers Day when considering revisions to the commencement schedule. Cynthia Klepaski spoke of the Alumni Association's extensive lobbying for the deferred maintenance bonding, its top legislative priority.

G. University Councils

UAA Advisory Council member LeRoy Barton thanked and commended Chancellor Behrend for the tremendous job he has done for the University and welcomed Chancellor-designate Lee Gorsuch.

William Thomas, Sr., Chair of the Statewide Advisory Council for Vocational and Technical Education, presented highlights of the Council's annual report.

VI. Executive Session

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

MOTION

"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 acquisition, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the University and the naming of campus facilities, this topic being a subject 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 one hour. Thus, the open session of the Board shall resume in this room at approximately 2:00 p.m. A.D.T. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

Executive Session Summary

The Board of Regents went into executive session at 12:10 p.m. and returned to public session at 2:10 p.m. at which time Regent Breeze 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 acquisition, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the University and the naming of campus facilities, this topic being a subject 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 two hours.

VII. Consent Agenda

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee made the following recommendations:

A. University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Classroom/Laboratory Expansion, Phase I - Approval to Expend Funds from the Sale of the Former Islands Community College Site

The Board of Regents was informed of the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Classroom/Laboratory Expansion project at its December 1993 meeting in Kenai and approved the consultant selection. The source of funds for the design was described in the project description. At the April 1994 Board of Regents' Meeting in Juneau, Alaska, the Board approved the schematic design and authorized bid and award of a construction contract subject to availability of funding. The Board also requested approval be sought before any expenditure of funds from the sale of the former Sitka Campus property.

The sale of the Sitka property netted $1,200,000. The value of the building and land purchase to establish the campus totals $800,000. This amount will be made available to UAS. The remaining $400,000 will be invested in the Land Grant Trust Fund.

UAS desires to use the $800,000 for Phase I of the proposed project, which will consist of structural framing, concrete floor, decks, steel stud partition erection and mechanical and electrical plumbing rough-in -- $500,000 would be budgeted for construction award; $65,000 in contingency; $155,000 in architect/engineer fees; $22,000 for extra service; and $58,000 for administration costs. The Phase I construction would begin in January 1995 and be completed in July 1995.

UAS hopes to receive funding for the remaining work, Phase II, in July 1995 through the FY96 CIP budget. Phase II could be completed by December 31, 1995.

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

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the expenditure of proceeds from the sale of the Former Islands Community College Site for the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Classroom/Laboratory Expansion, Phase I, project. This motion is effective June 2, 1994."

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee as stated above. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

Human Resources Committee

A. Adoption of Policy 04.05: Compensation

Executive Director Patty Kastelic reported that the Task Force on Faculty Salary and Instructional Workload had not yet made its final recommendation to President Komisar, and the campus Faculty Senates and the Alliance of Faculty Senates had not had adequate time to review the report and make their final recommendations on the administration's proposal. She stated that the proposal before the Board contains no reference to the faculty compensation structure, placement and movement and that a final recommendation for the faculty would be brought to the Board in August. The motion recommended as a result of the May 10, 1994, Human Resources Committee meeting is as follows:

MOTION Reference 3

"The Human Resources Committee recommends that the Board of Regents adopt proposed amended Policy 04.05 as set forth in Reference 3 of the agenda for the June 1994 meeting of the Board of Regents effective July 1, 1994, but that the adjustments provided for in that Policy be implemented in phases during the next two fiscal years in the following manner. Effective with the beginning of the pay period in which January 1, 1995, falls, all employees who are paid amounts below the beginning of the new range for their position grade shall be moved to step A of the new schedule. Normal annual adjustments contemplated by the proposed amendment to Regulation 04.05 as set forth in Reference 3 and bonus distributions provided for in amended Policy 04.05 will not be implemented before July 1, 1995. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

B. Adoption of Personnel Policy 04.07.01-13: Leaves

At the April 21, 1994, Board of Regents Human Resources Committee, Executive Director Patty Kastelic presented draft personnel policies for the Board's review. Policy 04.07.01-13 on Leaves was presented for adoption by the Board.

MOTION Reference 4-A

"The Human Resources Committee recommends that the Board of Regents adopt proposed amended Policy 04.07.01-13 on Leaves as set forth in Reference 4-A of the agenda for the June 1994 meeting of the Board of Regents effective July 1, 1994. This motion is effective June 2, 1994."

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

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Human Resources Committee as stated above. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

Committee of the Whole

A. Amendment of Policy 03.01.01: Governance Reference 6

At its September 24, 1993, meeting, the Board of Regents approved a new governance Policy for the University effective July 1, 1994. After further consideration of the pending Policy, the administration recommended that the Policy as adopted at that time be amended to delete the provision imposing limitations on governance participation by employees in collective bargaining units. With this exception, the Policy as proposed in Reference6 is the same as was approved on September 24, 1993.

MOTION Reference 6

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents rescind its September 24, 1994, action adopting new Board of Regents Policy 03.01.01 effective July 1, 1994, and that the Board of Regents adopt in its place proposed Policy 03.01.01 as set forth in Reference 6 to be effective July 1, 1994, and that on July 1, 1994, existing Policy 03.01.01 and 03.01.02 be repealed. This motion is effective June 2, 1994."

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

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole as stated above. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

VIII. Approval of FY95 Operating and Capital Budgets Reference 9

Statewide Budget Director Alison Elgee presented the legislative actions on operating, capital, supplemental, reappropriation and special appropriation bills. The administration discussed its plans for operating the University within the legislatively-approved appropriation levels. Director Elgee stated that final administrative recommendations for the FY95 operating budget will be presented to the Board at the August 18-19, 1994, meeting.

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

MOTION

"The Board of Regents accepts the 1994 appropriations as presented and authorizes the administration to prepare FY95 operating budgets consistent with these appropriations. The administration shall present final FY95 operating budget recommendations to the Board of Regents in August. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

IX. Adoption of Regents Policy 10.02.07: Program Assessment

President Komisar presented for approval Policy 10.02.07: Program Assessment, which includes the procedures and criteria to be used as the University considers reductions in instructional and other programs, as well as changes in administrative structures.

The program assessment policy is a result of the recommendations of the Resource Alternatives Task Force appointed by President Komisar. The purpose of the Policy is to identify ways in which the University can save money during a period of fiscal stress.

President Komisar stated that the proposed Policy provides for a thorough review of programs and functions of the University and the administrative structures of the University which will enable the University to recommend ways of bringing its commitments and resources into balance.

President Komisar discussed several aspects of the Policy including the purpose and principles of program assessment and the process to be followed, which includes identifying those programs which will receive thorough review. The reviews will then be analyzed by the chancellors, the president and the academic vice chancellors, leading to a final set of recommendations to be presented to the Board of Regents in December.

He also stated that in order to obtain the insight into the University's activities that is needed, faculty, staff, students and administrators throughout the system will be relied on heavily.

After significant discussion, President Komisar indicated the need to avoid pre-judging the outcome of the program assessment process. He noted that the administration is taking those steps that are necessary to balance the FY95 budget. Much of the program decisions that will be made will take 12 months to three years to implement. Discontinuation of certain academic programs will not relieve the University of meeting obligations of the students currently enrolled in those programs.

Regent Breeze moved, seconded by Regent Stitham, and passed with Regents Henri and Williams voting opposed that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the Program Assessment Policy 10.02.07 as recommended by President Komisar and amended by the Board of Regents on June 3, 1994. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

** Report on Resource Alternatives Task Force (The presentation of this report was carried forward from the Thursday Committee of the Whole meeting.)

Vice President Brian Rogers gave a report on the deliberations of the Resource Alternatives Task Force, whose charge was to recommend ways to reduce expenses and increase revenues for the University.

The four processes recommended by the Task Force were:

I. assess programs;

II. differentiate tuition and manage enrollment;

III. contain compensation costs; and

IV. simplify administrative procedures.

Vice President Rogers provided an expanded review of each of the four processes. The Final Report of the Resource Alternatives Task Force was published on June 1, 1994.

X. New Business

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

A. Increases in Student Activity Fees (Removed from Consent Agenda)

Board of Regents Policy provides that the Board of Regents establish student activity fees and that increases in student activity fees be submitted to the Board for approval.

The Fairbanks campus student body requested that the Board of Regents approve a $56.00 per semester increase in the activity fee for all students taking eight credits or more. The increase in the activity fee will raise the fee for full-time students from $44.00 per semester to $100.00 per semester.

Approval was also requested for a new part-time student activity fee of $25.00 per semester, which will apply to all students taking less than eight credits per semester.

The fee structure was precipitated by the debt service and operating costs associated with the newly opened Student Recreation Center (SRC), and expanding student activity budgets.

The Ketchikan campus student body requested an increase in the activity fee in support of student government which would raise the fee for full-time students from $10.00 per semester to $15.00 per semester.

Regent Henri moved, seconded by Regent Williams, and passsed with Regents Stitham and Otterbacher voting opposed that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves a $100.00 per semester activity fee increase for students taking eight credits or more at the Fairbanks campus, the establishment of a $25.00 per semester student activity fee for students taking less than eight credits at the Fairbanks campus and a $5.00 per semester increase in activity fee for full-time students at Ketchikan campus as described in Reference 1. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

B. Adoption of FY95 Student Government BudgetsReference 2

Board of Regents Policy requires student government organizations to develop proposed budgets annually and to submit such budgets for approval by the Board of Regents.

Proposed budgets for student governments showing projected revenues, expenses, and activities to be funded were presented to the Board.

Regent Henri moved, seconded by Regent Fate, as passed with Regent Otterbacher opposed that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the FY95 student government budgets as described in Reference 2. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

C. Swain Family Trust Land Acquisition (Executive Session Item)

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

MOTION

"The Board of Regents authorizes the administration to negotiate for the acquisition of Lots 3, 4, and 5, Block N, and Tract 4, of Shanly Subdivision, in Fairbanks, Alaska, and to execute all documents necessary to complete the transaction. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

Academic and Student Affairs

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

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the scheduling of an informal retreat on August 17, 1994, the day prior to, or August 20, 1994, the day immediately following, its August 18-19, 1994, Board of Regents meeting to identify any programs and services that the University does not currently offer but possibly should so that such possible additional offerings may be considered as a part of the program assessment process. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

Regent Stitham reported on a very productive committee meeting and stated that the committee members felt very heartened by the hard work done by the administration in direct response to the committee's requests and observed that the responsiveness is remarkable. She stated that Provost Keating informed the Committee that all campuses would be looking at the issue of promotion and tenure and the issue would be before the Board with proposed policy changes within the year.

Regent Stitham reported the committee also received reports on the University of Alaska Learning Cooperative; grade inflation; student retention; and a report on the "northern emphasis" of the University's programs in northern living, architecture and engineering.

Human Resources Committee

A. Adoption of Policy 04.09.06-09: Financial Exigency

At the April 21, 1994, Board of Regents meeting, Vice President and General Counsel William Kauffman presented the draft Policy 04.09.06-09 on Financial Exigency and draft Policy 04.08.08 on Grievance for the Board's review. The policies were presented for adoption by the Board at the June 3, 1994, meeting.

Regent Kelly moved, seconded by Regent Williams, and passed with Regent Stitham voting opposed that:

MOTION Reference 4-B

"The Board of Regents adopts proposed amendments to the Financial Exigency Policy 04.09.06-09 as set forth in Reference 4-B of the agenda for the June 1994 meeting of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

B. Adoption of Policy 04.08.08: Grievance

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

MOTION Reference 4-C

"The Human Resources Committee recommends that the Board of Regents adopt proposed amendments to the Grievance Policy 04.08.08 as set forth in Reference 4-C of the agenda for the June 1994 meeting of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

Committee of the Whole

A. Adoption of Policy 01.01.01: Bylaws

At the April 21, 1994, Board of Regents meeting, Vice President and General Counsel William Kauffman presented draft Bylaws, Policy 01.01.01, for the Board's review. The Bylaws were presented for adoption by the Board at the June 3, 1994, meeting following consideration and discussion by the Committee of the Whole at its meeting on June 2, 1994.

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

MOTION Reference 5

"The Board of Regents repeals existing Policy 01.01.01-01.01.09(C), 01.02.01 and 01.02.02 and adopts the proposed amended Bylaws, Policy 01.01.01, as set forth in Reference 5, of the agenda for the June 1994 meeting of the Board of Regents as amended by the Committee of the Whole. This motion is effective June 2, 1994."

Audit Committee

Regent Henri reported that the Audit Committee adopted the annual internal audit plan which was presented by University of Alaska Director of Internal Audit Randy Weaver, accompanied by the University's external auditor Dave McCambridge from KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. McCambridge also discussed with the Committee other external audit coverage expected in FY95, including expected federal and state audit activity. Regent Henri also stated that a request has been made for an audit of the ASUAF budget.

President Gagnon stated that the meeting went very well and agreed with a request by Regent Fate that there be interim reports from the University's auditors to the Audit Committee.

XI. Resolution of Appreciation for Chancellor Donald F. Behrend

The Board of Regents adopted by unanimous consent the following motion:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents unanimously adopts the Resolution of Appreciation presented to Chancellor Donald F. Behrend at the dinner in his honor on June 2, 1994. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR CHANCELLOR DONALD F. BEHREND

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend was born on August 30, 1931 in Manchester, Connecticut; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with Honors, and with Distinction in Wildlife Management, in 1958 and a Masters of Science degree in Wildlife Management in 1960, both from the University of Connecticut, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Forest Zoology in 1966 from the State University of New York; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend began his service to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry as a Senior Research Associate and the Director of the Adirondack Ecological Center in 1968; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend successively served as the Acting Dean of Graduate Studies, and Assistant Vice President for Research Programs and Executive Director of the Institute of Environmental Program Affairs before becoming the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor for the Environment and Forest Biology and Graduate Program in Environmental Science of the SUNY College of Environment Science and Forestry in 1979, a position he held until 1985, when alas, he could resist the call of the North no longer; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend then became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Alaska Statewide System and was soon to learn that "the North Countree is a hard Countree"; and,

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend provided the leadership for the University in the development of its first "University of Alaska Six-Year Plan"; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend was "forged in the fires of restructuring" by providing leadership and direction to his University colleagues in the planning and implementation of the restructuring of the University; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend became the Statewide System's Executive Vice President and Provost in 1988 only to then become Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage in the same year; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend immediately forsook his Statewide ways and became a vigorous advocate for campus autonomy; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend skillfully led the University of Alaska Anchorage through the substantial challenges presented by the restructuring and was the guiding force throughout his tenure as UAA evolved from many disparate campuses and missions to become a single institution that can now take considerable pride in its breadth and character as an academic institution valuing teaching, research and public service; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend worked diligently to fulfill UAA's commitment to a campus environment that develops, promotes, and values diversity in its academic programs, student body, faculty and staff; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend was able to achieve such high accomplishments while nonetheless whistling while he worked and even singing on occasion, but woe be unto poor staff members on hearing the refrains of "Sweet Hour of Prayer"; and

WHEREAS, Donald F. Behrend was assisted at all times in his distinguished career by Joan Behrend, his spouse, companion and partner for over 36 years and mother of their three sons.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Board of Regents takes official recognition of Donald F. Behrend's distinguished service and dedication to the cause of higher education and extends to him the sincere thanks of this Board on behalf of the people of the state of Alaska, and especially the students, faculty and staff of the University of Alaska, who have so benefited by his commitment to excellence; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents and the University extend to Don and Joan sincere best wishes for a retirement filled with good times with their family and especially their granddaughter Anna, arm weariness from fly fishing too long, time to enjoy melodies of Don's beloved bagpipes and most of all peace, health and happiness; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to Dr. Donald F. Behrend and his wife Joan with a copy incorporated in the official minutes of the June 2-3, 1994, meeting of the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

President Gagnon acknowledged that the resolution is passed with unanimous consent of the Board of Regents with great gratitude and appreciation for Dr. Behrend's work at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Statewide System and in the state of Alaska.
Dr. Behrend then received a standing ovation.

XII. Naming of the UAF Red Building

In accordance with Regents' Policy 06.01.05, all buildings and their sub-units, streets, parks, recreational areas and plazas on all campuses of the University of Alaska statewide system are to be officially named by the Board of Regents.

Chancellor Wadlow endorsed a recommendation to name the UAF Red Building in honor of Jane Petrie Harper, the first Alaska Native graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The recommendation was also supported by the Baan o yell kan Corporation, the Doyon Regional Corporation and the Tanana Chiefs Conference, as well as many students. Chancellor Wadlow presented the requested change for the Board's approval.

Regent Fate also added that Ms. Harper graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1935. Regent Fate acknowledged Ms. Harper's lifetime of service in providing formal education to Alaskan students at Eklutna School, and Sheldon Jackson Junior College. Ms. Harper retired as a librarian at the Lousac Public Library in Anchorage.

Regent Kelly moved, seconded by Regent Fate. President Gagnon asked for unanimous consent and the motion passed unanimously.

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the naming of the UAF Red Building the Harper Building. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

XIII. Renaming of the UAF Interior Campus

University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Joan Wadlow endorsed a recommendation from the Interior Campus Council and the Council of the College of Rural Alaska to rename the UAF Interior Campus. The change was requested to recognize the contributions of the Aleutian Center as well as other distinguishing features of that Center and its regional constituency. In accordance with Regents' Policy 06.01.05 regarding the naming of campus buildings, Board of Regents' approval was requested.

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

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the renaming of the UAF Interior Campus to the Interior Aleutians Campus. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

XIV. Approval of Board of Regents FY96 Meeting Schedule

Board members discussed the Board of Regents meeting schedule for FY96 as suggested below:

Meeting Dates Location

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August 17-18, 1995 Anchorage

October 12-13, 1995 Fairbanks

December 7-8, 1995 Anchorage

February 15-16, 1996 Juneau

April 18-19, 1996 Juneau

June 6-7, 1996 Fairbanks

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the FY96 Meeting Schedule as presented. This motion is effective June 3, 1994."

Vice President Rogers asked that the Board consider scheduling the October meeting a week earlier in order to meet the Governor's budget deadlines. The proposed change will be brought to the Board for approval in August.

XV. Review of 1994 Legislation and Discussion of Future Legislative Plan

This item was postponed to a future meeting.

XVI. President's and Chancellors' Status Reports

President Komisar spoke of the various commencement ceremonies he attended and reflected on the changes he observed from those he attended three years ago. Of particular significance were the size of the graduating classes and the increased number of bachelor students with Alaska Native backgrounds.

UAS

Chancellor Marshall Lind distributed a written report and highlighted several points. He advised that the Rotary Club is taking on the housing issue at the Juneau campus as a result of a presentation by Marshall to the club.

UAF

Chancellor Wadlow distributed a written report and provided highlights of some of the activities at UAF. The Chancellor updated the Board on the Task Force for School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences; spoke of UAF Associate Professor Terrence Cole's recent publication entitled The Cornerstone on College Hill; spoke of the McKinley expedition; the acquisition of 24 computers through a grant written by UAF Northwest Campus education faculty member Amelia Dickinson; and mentioned that 10,500 copies of Alaska Space Ventures Magazine, written by UAF journalism students,were sent to 170 schools throughout Alaska for seventh graders to encourage an interest in science at an early age.

UAA

Chancellor Behrend distributed his written report and then spoke of the impressive list of publications by UAA faculty over the last five years. He also commented on the Della Keats Enrichment Program and the $100,000 renewable grant received by UAA's Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI) to establish a formal environmental conflict resolution program at UAA.

Dr. Behrend presented a thoughtful recapitulation of some of the significant accomplishments and transitions for the University of Alaska Anchorage during his service as chancellor.

At the conclusion of Chancellor Behrend's comments he received a standing ovation.

XVII.Administrative Status Reports

Vice President Brian Rogers distributed a written report and pointed out that the University's Peregrine Heights Subdivision will be offering some of the finest view lots in Fairbanks for sale in early July.

XVIII.Planned Presentations

A. Presentation on UAF Forest Products Laboratory

Frank Williams, Dean of the School of Engineering, and Kevin Curtis, Director of the newly created Forest Products Technology Center described UAF's role in facilitating the utilization of Alaska's timber resources through fundamental material properties research, development of new and existing technologies, technology transfer and extension to the public, and the development of Government/University/Industry coalitions to ensure that University research efforts in this area have the most immediate benefit possible to the public.

B. Prince William Sound Training Partnership with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Prince William Sound Community College President Jo Ann C. McDowell, Community College Council Chair Bruce Brusette, PWSCC Dean of Instruction Jim Hussey, Director of Student Services Doug DeSorcie, and PWSCC faculty member Dennis Oglestad, made a presentation on the training partnership between PWSCC and Alyeska.

XIX. President's and Regents' Comments

Regent Ogg commented on the meeting of the Task Force for the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and spoke of the great enthusiasm among the industry members who attended to work with the School.

Regent Forrer spoke on two topics. The first was the subject of teaching. He stated that during the tenure discussion, Provost Keating said that it would probably take a generation to change the culture within the academy and he observed that he agreed. He also said it is incumbent on the University to start that change as time passes quickly. Regent Forrer said his interest is in changing the way in which teaching is viewed at the University and to make teaching more important within its culture. He proposed that the Board direct President Komisar and the administration to bring back to the Board the structure of a proposal to create a Regents' Distinguished Teaching Professorship to be awarded annually. The award would have a monetary attachment and would be for the purpose of sending the message that the Board of Regents holds teaching in high regard. President Gagnon suggested that this could be one of the topics covered at the Board of Regents' retreat.

Regent Forrer also spoke of the new front door he has nearly completed and will be donating for the President's new residence. This donation is site-specific and is being donated for a period of six years after which it must stand for review and approval. He commented it does not have tenure. At six-year intervals it is subject to challenge by any artist in the state of Alaska who wishes to present a design to the Board to replace it. If it loses the competition it will be returned to Regent Forrer or his heirs. If Regent Forrer or his heirs are not around, the door will be auctioned. If no one is interested in buying it, the panel must be burned in a campfire on the grounds of the house to provide a little light and warmth for future Board members. After applause, President Gagnon stated that she has seen the new door and it is a work of art, a museum-piece. She also stated that she felt the door would be tenured de facto.

Regent Stitham commented on the Bethel commencement. She related that the key note speaker was a Native Alaskan who grew up in St. Mary's, was a criminal justice graduate from UAF and is now superintendent of the jail in Bethel. Her message to the graduates was that it is "our" responsibility to preserve "our" own culture and for us to study it, to learn it, and to pass it on. This is "our" obligation and not someone elses. Regent Stitham concluded by saying that she can't imagine another group of regents in any other part of the United States or the world participating in such a serious manner in such an accolade to Chancellor Behrend. She also said it is a statement to Chancellor Behrend that the Board members were all willing to give up their dignity which each regent carries close to their heart. Playing the chancellor for one day was enough to make her grateful that she does not have his job and never did.

Regent Breeze wished Chancellor and Joan Behrend many happy returns and wished them great adventures in their new life. She also stated the Chancellor Behrend's performance as the chancellor has been graded as an "A". Regent Breeze thanked all of the actors who performed so creatively, and expressed appreciation to Mary Kauffman, Dawn Greene, Kate Wattum and Dona McLean for gathering and making props for the event.

Regent Kelly bid farewell to Chancellor Behrend and wished him well.

Regent Otterbacher commended Chancellor Wadlow for her support of the UAF McKinley expedition team. On behalf of the students, Regent Otterbacher thanked Dr. Behrend for all he has done and wished him happy trails.

Regent Fate expressed thanks to Regent Stitham for her work as secretary of the Board and Mark Helmericks for his service as treasurer. She informed the administration that the Regents will be part of the legislative movement not only for statewide but for all of the campuses and for higher education in the state of Alaska.

President Gagnon concluded that as she reflects on this past year as president of the Board of Regents, she is reminded of what an extraordinary group of people this is. The dedication demonstrates the true caring for the institution and its people. She said she is honored to be part of such a group. President Gagnon stated that she looks forward to the August retreat and also working with the newly elected officers. President Gagnon thanked Regent Stitham for her dedication and 5 years of service as secretary of the Board of Regents.

President Gagnon adjourned the meeting at 6:05 p.m.

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