Board of Regents

06-2-95summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Board of Regents' Annual Meeting
Friday, June 2, 1995
Fairbanks, Alaska

1. Approval of the Deletion of Master of Arts in Teaching Degree in Music at University of Alaska Fairbanks

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the deletion of the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree in Music at University of Alaska Fairbanks. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

2. Federal Communications Commission License Exchange: KSUA-FM

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the Board of Regents' President, University President and University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor to execute such necessary agreements and Federal Communications Commission filings as may be required at such time as final agreement has been reached between the administration and Borealis Broadcasting, Inc., on the terms of the exchange to effect the transfer of KSUA 103.9 FM to Borealis Broadcasting, Inc., in exchange for the transfer by Borealis to the University of Alaska of KUWL 91.5 FM. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - Approval of At-Cost Space Lease for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Forecast Office in the Proposed Elvey II Building

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the at-cost lease within the Elvey II Building or another suitable building with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and authorizes the University President and Vice President for Finance or their designees to execute all documents necessary to complete the transaction. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

4. UAF Fairbanks Lathrop Hall Deferred Maintenance - Schematic Approval

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Lathrop Hall Deferred Maintenance project as presented and authorizes the University administration to bid and award a construction contract contingent on securing adequate funding. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

5. University of Alaska Fairbanks Near Island Research Facility, Kodiak, Alaska - Approval of Feasibility Study; Approval of At-Cost Lease Contract; and Approval of Project (limited expenditure)

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves:

1. the May 1995 Feasibility Study identifying no ongoing UAF operating costs pending verification of the level of cash contributions by the federal agencies;

2. the concept of an at-cost lease for a facility to be occupied by federal agencies; and

3. the Capital Project known as the University of Alaska Fairbanks Near Island Research Facility Project for expenditures NOT TO EXCEED $300,000, and authorizes the University administration to continue with design within that funding limit.

This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

6. College Campus Entrance Design Competition Judging and Selection

A. UAF Selection

PASSED

"The Board of Regents awards the following for the College Campus Entrance Design Competition at the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

First Place ($5,000): Entry #6

(an arch w/suspended Alaskan symbols)

Second Place ($3,000): Entry #5

(an entry sign using a log motif)

Third Place ($2,000): Entry #7

(a landscape design at the campus entrance)

This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

B. UAA Selection

PASSED

"The Board of Regents awards the following for the College Campus Entrance Design Competition at the University of Alaska Anchorage:

First Place ($5,000): Entry #9

(a curvilinear wall w/plantings & clock tower)

Second Place ($3,000): Entry #12

(a copper tree w/signage as depicted in model)

Third Place ($2,000): Entry #2

(a laminated plastic arch w/Alaskan symbols)

This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

C. Entries That Did Not Place

PASSED

"The Board of Regents awards $100 to each entry that did not place first, second, or third, except Entry #1 at the University of Alaska Southeast which is awarded $1,000. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

D. Design and Construction of Campus Entrances

TABLED (August 1995 meeting)

"The Board of Regents directs that a cost ceiling of $500,000 for campus entrances at UAF, UAA and UAS be established for future design work based on the entries in the College Campus Entrance Design Competition. It is further understood that each campus will follow Board of Regents' Policy for project approval and schematic design review and approval in the future when these projects are ready for design and construction. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

7. Resolution of the Board of Regents Concerning Senate Bill 16

PASSED

"WHEREAS, Senate Bill 16 provides for the transfer of 350,000 acres of land from the state to the university in recognition of the historical obligation of the federal government grant of approximately 350,000 acres of land to the university under the Act of March 4, 1915 which act was repealed by the Alaska Statehood act before the university received title to most of the land; and

WHEREAS, the university has the constitutional authority to hold and manage land; and

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska, as a land grant university, has a mission to contribute to the appropriate development of Alaska's natural resources and has a long history of environmentally sound and financially productive land and resources management; and

WHEREAS, the programs and services of the University of Alaska that are supported with earnings from the University's land grant trust fund earnings benefit all citizens of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska, through its instructional, research and public service programs, is committed to assuring the wise and environmentally sound development of Alaska's resources; and

WHEREAS, the university, given its responsibility for educational leadership in Alaska, supports development that will provide jobs for Alaskans; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents request that the University administration develop comprehensive land management policies, including selection criteria for lands appropriated under SB 16, for consideration by the Board at its September 1995 meeting;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the land management policies include provisions for selection criteria for land acquisition that will:

a) consolidate and enhance existing land holdings to reduce patchwork ownership.

b) diversify the university's development opportunities.

c) result in the selection of renewable resources.

d) result in the selection of mineral resources.

e) provide opportunities for creation of jobs to benefit Alaskans.

f) be developed to benefit local community needs for community expansion.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the land management policies include provisions for land development criteria that include the following elements:

a) Economic feasibility.

b) Environmentally sound principles of development.

c) Creation of local jobs.

d) Public participation.

e) Provision of reasonable access through lands.

f) Provision for traditional and customary use of lands.

g) Use of the lands for compatible research and educational purposes.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the land management policies include provisions for coordination and cooperation with the State's Department of Natural Resources in assuring compatibility of development efforts.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the land management policies include provisions to assure that economic development benefits to Alaskans are encouraged through value added opportunities from the development of land grant lands; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Board of Regents will not initiate any land selections designated under SB 16 until final adoption of the comprehensive land management and land selection policies is made by the Board of Regents for the University of Alaska.

This resolution is effective June 2, 1995."

8. Adoption of the Effective Date for Implementation of the Next Phase of the New Staff Salary Schedule

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents adopts the final phase of implementation, which will move employees who are between pay steps up to the next step of the New Staff Salary Schedule effective October 1, 1995. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

9. Approval of FY96 Student Government Budgets

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY96 student government budgets as described in Reference 4. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

10. Approval of FY96 Operating and Capital Budgets and Review of FY95 Legislation

PASSED

"The Board of Regents accepts the 1995 appropriations as presented and authorizes the administration to prepare FY96 operating budgets consistent with these appropriations. The administration shall present final FY96 operating budget recommendations to the Board of Regents at the August 1995 meeting of the Board. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

11. Tuition Mitigation

PASSED

"The Board of Regents directs each chancellor to develop methods to ensure that no student returning in the Fall of 1995 pays more than 130 percent of the tuition he/she paid during the spring of 1995, assuming the following conditions:

1. The student qualifies for tuition credits as approved by the Board of Regents at the April 1995 meeting; and

2. The net cost of tuition after mitigation is more than 30 percent over the spring of 1995, where 30 percent is measured by the cost of the students' student credit hour (SCH) load this term compared with the cost of that same SCH in the spring of 1995.

Chancellors may meet this directive through tuition credits, waivers, financial aid or any other appropriate method, but may not predicate receipt upon financial need. This motion is effective June 2, 1995.

12. Election of Officers

PASSED

"The Board of Regents unanimously elects the following as officers for FY96:

Sharon D. Gagnon, President

Michael P.Kelly, Vice President

Mary Jane Fate, Secretary

R. Danforth Ogg, Treasurer

This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

13. Industrial Security Resolution

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the adoption of the security clearance resolution providing for designation of a managerial group as described in the 'Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding Classified Information' for the purpose of handling all duties and responsibilities relating to classified information. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

14. FY97 Meeting Schedule Approval

Meeting Dates Location


August 15-16, 1996 Anchorage

September 26-27, 1996 Fairbanks

December 5-6, 1996 Anchorage

February 20-21, 1997 Juneau

April 17-18, 1997 Fairbanks

June 5-6, 1997 Fairbanks

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY97 Meeting Schedule as presented. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

15.Resolution of Appreciation: Mark H. Helmericks

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Mark H. Helmericks. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

16.Resolution of Appreciation: Susan A. Stitham

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Susan A. Stitham. This motion is effective June 2, 1995."

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