Board of Regents

12-8-95summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Board of Regents' Meeting
December 7-8, 1995
Anchorage, Alaska

1. Federal Lands Resolution

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution contained in Reference 1, and as modified by the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee on December 7, 1995, and authorizes the members of the Board of Regents and the administration to distribute copies of that final resolution. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

2. Review of Annual Report and Adoption of 1996 Land Management Plan

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the 1996 Land Management Plan of the University of Alaska and directs the administration to carry out the plan. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

3. State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game, Mariculture Technical Center/Marine Production Facility on Leased Land at Seward, Alaska - Approval of Schematic Design

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design of the State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game, Mariculture Technical Center/Marine Production Facility at Seward, Alaska, on University land as presented. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

4. University of Alaska Fairbanks Poker Flat Research Range Launcher Enclosure, Pad 4 - Approval of Schematic/ Authority to Bid and Award

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design of the Poker Flat Research Range Launcher Enclosure - Pad 4 Project as presented and authorizes the University administration to bid and award a construction contract within the available funding. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

5. University of Alaska Fairbanks Bunnell Building Deferred Maintenance and Code Corrections - Project Approval

SUBSTITUTE MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves contracting with a consultant firm and the development of a detailed scope of work and cost estimate for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bunnell Building Deferred Maintenance Project as presented and authorizes the University President to proceed with hiring a consultant and spending up to $100,000. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

6. Governance Communication

TABLED BY ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE UNTIL FEBRUARY 1996

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve that the Presidents, or their designees, of the Faculty and Staff Alliances, participate at the table during Full Board and standing committee meetings in ex-officio capacities. This motion is effective December 7, 1995."

7. Approval of Report from Ad Hoc Committee on UAF School of Mineral Engineering

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents accepts the report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the UAF School of Mineral Engineering and directs the university administration to report at a future Board of Regents' meeting on how the report recommendations might be implemented. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

8. Adoption of FY97 Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts the FY97 capital budget previously approved at its October 1995 meeting as the University of Alaska's FY97 Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

9. University of Alaska Pension Plan and Optional Retirement Plan Restatement and Revision

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts the plan documents for the University of Alaska Pension Plan and the University of Alaska Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) as restated, to become effective January 1, 1996. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

10.Corporate Authority Resolution

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the corporate authority resolution, as presented in corrected Reference 10, and authorizes the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign it. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

11.Industrial Security Resolution

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the adoption of the security clearance resolution, as presented in corrected Reference 11 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 December 8, 1995."

12. Approval of an Honorary Degree

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the nominee for an honorary doctoral degree, as proposed, for commencement exercises in the spring of 1996, and authorizes Chancellor Gorsuch to invite the approved nominee and announce the individual's acceptance. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

13. Deferred Maintenance Projects and Regents' Expectations Regarding Student Housing Report

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents defers action on deferred maintenance projects until the special meeting of the Full Board to be held in Fairbanks in January 1996. Regents Kelly, Fate, Thomas and Hayes are requested to meet with their local legislators to discuss the continuing problem of securing funding for the deferred maintenance backlog. The Board directs the university administration to expedite a deferred maintenance plan which will include: discussion of the definition of deferred maintenance, a revised project cost estimate, and a business and strategic plan for housing, to be presented at the January 1996 meeting. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

14. Postponement of Special Finance, Facilities & Land Management Committee Meeting of December 9, 1995

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents postpones the December 9, 1995, Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee meeting, items to be rescheduled during the Special Full Board meeting to be held in January 1996 in Fairbanks. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

15. UAF Housing Deferred Maintenance Plan

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents authorizes that the UAF housing deferred maintenance budgets previously approved be reduced by up to $50,000 and hereby directs the university president to utilize this 'project' budget to formulate a cost-effective long-range comprehensive plan to revitalize and otherwise provide housing for the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and requests the university president to bring forward the results of that study, and any interim recommendations, to the Board of Regents at the earliest possible date. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

16. Board of Regents' Training Opportunities

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the authorization of attendance by two members of the Board of Regents for regent training, depending upon opportunities which may occur on an annual basis. This motion is effective December 8, 1995."

17. Joint Board of Regents/Alaska State Board of Education Resolution

PASSED

"WHEREAS, the Alaska State Board of Education and the University of Alaska Board of Regents share a commitment to high quality public education; and

WHEREAS, the challenges facing education today will best be resolved by collaboration between the two boards, especially in such areas as the development of professional educators and the articulation of programs and standards for student transition from high school to university study; and

WHEREAS, there is a need for a greater level of public awareness regarding the programs and services of the University system and of the Department of Education and school district systems.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Board of Education and the University of Alaska Board of Regents do strongly support a partnership to address education issues, and to advocate for the healthy future of all levels of education in Alaska.

This resolution is effective December 7, 1995."

18. Joint Board of Regents/Alaska State Board of Education Action Agenda

PASSED

"The Board of Regents and the Alaska State Board of Education, working together as partners, will develop an action agenda on the following education-related issues: School-to-Work, telecommun-ications, Teacher Standards (licensure), preparation for those who prepare teachers, preparation for professional educators, sharing of facilities, and delivery of education to rural Alaska and to Alaska Native students. This motion is effective December 7, 1995."

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