Board of Regents

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Board of Regents

OFFICIAL MINUTES

Board of Regents' Meeting
February 16, 1996
Treadwell Room
Westmark Baranof Hotel
Juneau, Alaska

Regents Present:

Sharon D. Gagnon, President

Michael P. Kelly, Vice President

Mary Jane Fate, Secretary

R. Danforth Ogg, Treasurer

Virginia W. Breeze

Chancy Croft

Eric Forrer

Joe L. Hayes, Jr.

Joseph R. Henri

Joe J. Thomas

Jerome B. Komisar, Executive Officer and

President of the University of Alaska

Regents Absent:

Lew M. Williams, Jr.

In Attendance:

E. Lee Gorsuch, Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage

Marshall L. Lind, Chancellor, University of Alaska Southeast

Joan K. Wadlow, Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Thomas Brewer, Interim Provost, University of Alaska Anchorage

John P. Keating, Provost, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Roberta Stell, Dean, Academic Affairs & Graduate Studies, University of

Alaska Southeast

J. Mark Neumayr, Interim General Counsel

David Creamer, Vice President for Finance and Planning

Jim Lynch, Associate Vice President for Finance

Abe Baggen, Director of Information Services

Gerald V. Neubert, Assistant Vice President and University Architect

Patty Kastelic, Executive Director for Human Resources

Bob Miller, Director of Public Affairs

Marylou Burton, Director of Statewide Budget Development

Stevan DeSoer, Assistant Vice President, Statewide Labor Relations

April E. Crosby, Assistant to the President

Jeannie D. Phillips, Regents' Affairs Officer

Dawn Hunziker, Regents' Affairs Staff

I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Gagnon at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 1996.

II. Adoption of Agenda

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. Public Comment

A. General Public

B. University Councils

C. System Governance

D. Faculty and Staff

E. Certified Bargaining Representatives

ACCFT

CEA

F. Students

G. Alumni

IV.A. Discussion with Members of the House Finance Committee, State of Alaska Legislature (added)

V. Executive Session

VI. Approval of Naming of a UAA Lecture Hall

VII. Alaska Center for International Business Advisory Board Appointments

VIII. Consent Agenda:

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

*** Approval of Policies Regarding Academic Affairs and the Introduction to Regents' Policy (removed from Consent Agenda to Item IX.)

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

A. State of Alaska, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, College/University Avenue Intersection Project on University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus Land in Fairbanks, Alaska - Schematic Design Approval

B. University of Alaska Fairbanks Bartlett, Moore and Skarland Halls Deferred Maintenance - Project Approval

C. University of Alaska Fairbanks Stevens Hall Deferred Maintenance - Schematic Design Approval

Audit Committee

Selection of External Auditors

Human Resources Committee

Adoption of Policy 04.05.01 - Compensation Responsibilities

Committee of the Whole

***A. Adoption of FY97 Tuition Rate (removed from Consent Agenda)

B. Advance College Tuition Payment Plan

***IX. Board of Regents' Meeting Schedule - Location Revision (added - rest of agenda renumbered accordingly)

X. New Business:

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

Approval of Policies Regarding Academic Affairs and the Introduction to Regents' Policy (removed from Consent Agenda)

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

Audit Committee

Human Resources Committee

Committee of the Whole

*** Adoption of FY97 Tuition Rate (removed from Consent Agenda)

XI. Spring 1996 Commencement Schedule

XII. Chancellors' Status Reports

XIII. UA System Administration Status Reports

XIV. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Representatives' Report

XV. Board of Regents' Comments

XVI. Adjourn

This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

III.Approval of Minutes

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its December 8, 1995 meeting as presented. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its January 26, 1996 special meeting as presented. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

IV.Public Comment

A. General Public

Fran Feinerman, Director of Ketchikan Campus, spoke on behalf of Sandra Jackson, member of the Ketchikan Housing Corporation, and for Jim Annicelli, member of the Ketchikan Campus Council, regarding support for the programs in Ketchikan.

B. University Councils

Joseph M. Beedle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldbelt Inc. and member of the UAF Board of Visitors, was not able to attend but submitted a letter of welcome to Juneau. [Written copy is in official file in the Office of Regents' Affairs.]

C. System Governance

Cheryl Mann, President of Faculty Alliance, read from a report [written copy is in official file in the Office of Regents' Affairs] and spoke on the appreciation of the Faculty Alliance for the Board's responsiveness to suggestions on academic policies. She also expressed the Faculty Alliance's dismay regarding the action taken by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee regarding faculty communication (i.e., not allowing faculty and staff alliance members to participate at the table during committee meetings.)

Marie Scholle, President of the Staff Alliance, also spoke of the Staff Alliance's negative reaction to the actions of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee regarding participation at the table by Staff Alliance members.

D. Faculty and Staff

none

E. Certified Bargaining Representatives

ACCFT: Ralph McGrath, President of ACCFT, spoke on salary increases for ACCFT members, progress on collective bargaining agreement, and tuition issues.

CEA: Mike Mayberry, President of CEA, submitted a written report and resolution to the Board stating CEA's position on the funding of the CEA contract. [Written copy is in official file in the Office of Regents' Affairs.]

F. Students

Debbie Eisenbeisz, Robin Klanott, Klaudia Essece, Doug Grey, Thane Brown and Chuck Dean, students and graduates from the Sitka Campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, spoke of their strong support for the Sitka Campus faculty and staff and how higher education had improved their lives.

Dave Huycke and Grace Wilson-Laudon from the Mat-Su College of the University of Alaska Anchorage, spoke regarding their concerns on raising tuition and request that the Board freeze tuition rates for the next academic year.

Tom Walker, President of Union of Students, University of Alaska Anchorage (USUAA), urged the Board to freeze tuition rates.

Gretchen Kline, Walter Davis and Norma Jacobs from the Kuskokwim Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, asked the Board to freeze tuition for the next year since Bethel is so expensive.

Paige Adams from the Sitka Campus of the University of Alaska Southeast expressed concerns regarding the delivery of distance education and asked that the Board attempt to make this kind of education more accessible.

Shawn Paul, President of the Union of Students, University of Alaska Southeast, asked that the Board freeze tuition for the upcoming year and invited the Board to attend the Student Conference to be held on Saturday (February 17, 1996.)

Kevin Tritt, USUAA Senator, expressed his concerns regarding rising tuition rates and falling revenues.

Lauren Colton, student at the Kachemak Bay Branch of the Kenai-Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, spoke in support of funding for the Homer facility and asked that the Board not raise tuition.

Dan Talbot, student at Kenai-Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, expressed his concerns regarding rising tuition rates.

G. Alumni

Chip Waggoner, President of UAF Alumni Association, and Brenda Wilcox, Executive Director of the UAF Alumni Association, reported on activities of the alumni and expressed their desire to assist the University in legislative efforts.

IVA. Discussion with Members of the House Finance Committee, State of Alaska Legislature

The Board of Regents was joined by members of the House Finance Committee of the Alaska State Legislature for a discussion regarding legislative issues of importance to the University and the State of Alaska. Members attending were Rep. Terry Martin, chair of the House Finance University Subcommittee and members Rep. Jeanette James, Rep. Con Bunde, Rep. John Davies, and Rep. Kim Elton.

Items discussed included the Alaska Railroad, competition between campuses, funding for union contracts, the vehicle audit, ways the university can increase quality while reducing the budget, the executive order concerning the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, and the need for a better public image of the University of Alaska.

V. Executive Session

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents goes into executive session in accordance with the provisions of AS 44.62.310 to discuss matters relating to litigation, land, academic, construction and labor matters, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the University; and the naming of a UAA Lecture Hall and appointments to the Alaska Center for International Business advisory board, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which might tend to prejudice the character or reputation of a person or persons. The session shall include members of the Board of Regents, President Komisar, Interim General Counsel Neumayr, and such other University staff members as the President may designate and shall last approximately two hours. Thus, the open session of the Board shall resume in this room at approximately 3:00 p.m. A.S.T. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

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, land, academic, construction and labor, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the University; and the naming of a UAA Lecture Hall and appointments to the Alaska Center for International Business advisory board, these topics being subjectsthe immediate knowledge of which might tend to prejudice the character or reputation of a person or persons. The session included members of the Board of Regents, President Komisar, Interim General Counsel Neumayr and other University staff members designated by the President and lasted approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.

VI.Approval of Naming of a UAA Lecture Hall

Chancellor Lee Gorsuch forwarded a proposal from the University of Alaska Anchorage faculty, staff and administration for the naming of the College of Arts and Sciences Building Lecture Hall (Room 118). The proposal was also approved by the provost, vice chancellors and dean of the college of arts and sciences at UAA.

Regent Breeze moved, seconded by Regent Ogg, that the following motion be passed by unanimous consent.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the naming of Room 118 in the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Arts and Sciences Building, the Robert L. Spurr Memorial Lecture Hall. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

VII. Alaska Center for International Business Advisory Board Appointments

In 1987, the Alaska State Legislature authorized the establishment of an Alaska Center for International Business at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The center was already in existence having been approved by the Board of Regents in March 1984. Included in the Act was the specification:

The Board of Regents, after consultation with the Governor, shall select for the center on a statewide basis an advisory board consisting of seven individuals who have demonstrated a strong interest in the development of business and economic relationship between the state and foreign countries.

Three new advisory board members needed to be appointed. Recommendations submitted by the University of Alaska Anchorage were bound separately and included in board member agenda packets for their review prior to the February 1996 Board of Regents meeting.

Regent Breeze moved, seconded by Regent Fate, that the following motion be passed by unanimous consent:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents appoints the following three individuals to the Alaska Center for International Business: David A. Heatwole, Michael F. Porcaro, and John L. Sturgeon. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

VIII.Consent Agenda

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

Approval of Policies Regarding Academic Affairs and the Introduction to Regents' Policy

[Removed from Consent Agenda - moved to New Business]

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

A. State of Alaska, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, College/University Avenue Intersection Project on University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus Land in Fairbanks, Alaska - Schematic Design Approval Reference 1

MOTION

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the schematic design of the College/University Avenue Intersection Project and authorize the administration to negotiate with the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities for the sale of land necessary to complete the project, to execute all documents necessary to complete that transaction, and to dedicate the proceeds of the sale to roadway and other improvement projects on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus which will be approved by the Board of Regents. This motion is effective February 15, 1996."

B. University of Alaska Fairbanks Bartlett, Moore and Skarland Halls Deferred Maintenance - Project Approval Reference 2

MOTION AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE

"The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bartlett, Moore, and Skarland Halls Deferred Maintenance Project as presented with the clerical error in the schedule corrected as presented and authorize the University administration to proceed with this project. This motion is effective February 15, 1996."

C. University of Alaska Fairbanks Stevens Hall Deferred Maintenance - Schematic Design Approval Reference 3

MOTION AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE

"The Finance Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents authorize the chair of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee to approve the schematic design of the UAF Stevens Hall Deferred Maintenance project and authorize the University administration to bid and award construction contracts within available funding not to exceed a total project cost of $1,730,800. This motion is effective February 15, 1996."

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee as amended. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

Audit Committee

Selection of External Auditors

MOTION AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE

"The Audit Committee recommends that the Board of Regents authorize the administration to award contract(s) for audit services to the firm of KPMG Peat Marwick for FY96 with the option to extend the contract for four additional one-year periods. This motion is effective February 15, 1996."

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommenda-tions of the Audit Committee as amended. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

Human Resources Committee

Adoption of Policy 04.05.01 - Compensation Responsibilities

Reference 8

MOTION

"The Human Resources Committee recommends that the Board of Regents adopt Policy 04.05.01 - Compensation Responsibilities. This motion is effective February 15, 1996."

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Human Resources Committee as stated above. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

Committee of the Whole

A. Adoption of FY97 Tuition Rate Reference 11

[This item was removed from the Consent Agenda - moved to New Business]

B. Advance College Tuition Payment Plan Reference 12

Regent Forrer did not participate or vote regarding this item in either the Committee of the Whole or the Full Board meetings.

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve establishing the purchase (selling) price for ACT credits for calendar year 1996 at an amount equal to the fall '96 upper-division tuition rate and that the price for calendar year 1995 be adjusted retroactively from $78 to $75 per credit. This motion is effective February 15, 1996."

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommenda-tions of the Committee of the Whole as amended. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

IX.Board of Regents' Meeting Schedule - Location Revision (added with rest of agenda renumbered accordingly)

Regent Croft requested a location change for the August 15-16, 1996 meeting. This request asked that the meeting be moved from Anchorage to Valdez.

Regent Croft moved, seconded by Regent Henri, and passed with Regent Hayes voting against, that:

MOTION

"The Board of Regents revises its FY97 meeting schedule to change the August 15-16, 1996 meeting location from Anchorage to Valdez. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

X.New Business:

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

Regent Breeze reported that the following items had been discussed during the Academic and Student Affairs Committee meeting on February 15, 1996:

Report on the Review and Revision of Policies and Regulations Regarding Academic and Student Affairs

The committee began the initial review of policies relating to faculty affairs (Reference B). Because of time limitations at the meeting, the committee agreed to hold a special meeting before the April 1996 regular meeting to complete the review. These policies (Collection 3) will then be forwarded back to governance for further review.

Discussion on Participation of Alliance Members During Committee Meetings

The committee considered and voted against a recommendation that representatives of the faculty and staff alliances participate at the table in ex-officio capacity at meetings of either standing committees or the Full Board.

Report on Programs and Space in Anderson Building, UAS-Juneau Campus

A presentation was given regarding the efforts of UAF and UAS to identify adequate space for both the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS) and the UAS biology programs, and provide academic support services for the SFOS.

Approval of Policies Regarding Academic Affairs and the Introduction to Regents' Policy

The committee accepted the recommendation from the administration that consideration of the proposed policy revisions for an introduction to Regents' Policy be deferred until the April 1996 meeting. The committee recommended approval of the policies relating to academic affairs presented in Reference A (Collection 1) with two amendments of substance. A motion reflecting the above recommendations was referred to the Full Board for action. The Full Board agreed on an additional substantive change and then approved Collection 1 as amended by both the committee and the Full Board.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the proposed policies 10.02.01-07, 10.03.01-02, 10.04.01-11, and 10.05.01-04 on academic affairs as presented in Reference A - Part I, and as amended by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and by the Full Board. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee

The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee reviewed the draft policies on land management and strategic plan for UA investment property, heard reports on the Land-Grant Trust Fund, UAA Housing, UAF Inupiat House, and Elvey II addition. The Global Accounting report was deferred to the April 1996 meeting of the committee. The following new items were also forwarded to the Board for approval:

Resolution on Exemption from S1054 and SB189

The following motion was tabled by the Full Board.

TABLED

"The Board of Regents directs that David Creamer, Vice President for Finance and Planning and Regent Joseph R. Henri draft a resolution to Governor Knowles, the Alaska Legislature and the Alaska Congressional delegation stating the adverse affects that S1054 and SB189 would have on the University of Alaska and further encourage them to take into consideration the best interests and fiduciary obligations of the University of Alaska. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

RESOLUTION

"WHEREAS, the University of Alaska is a land grant university and under the Acts of Congress of 1915 and 1929 was granted certain federal land to be held in trust for the benefit of the University of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska received from the state, land and interests in land, including timber harvesting rights on state land in the Gulf of Alaska, in settlement of litigation brought by the university against the state for mismanagement of its trust lands; and

WHEREAS, these timber cutting rights represent the greatest single opportunity for the university to comply with the terms of its trust by converting its land and resources to investable resources; and

WHEREAS, the damages sustained by the university because of the state's mismanagement of its trust lands amounted to millions of dollars of lost revenues which would otherwise have been deposited in its Land Grant Trust Fund; and

WHEREAS, the heart of the legal settlement between the University and the state was a mutually agreed deal whereby the university could export round log timber to Japan as had been done continuously from the state lands on the Gulf of Alaska since the late 1960s; and

WHEREAS, the university had no reason to believe that the state government of Alaska would, during the life of the state-university settlement agreement, unilaterally attempt to essentially annul it by trying to prohibit the exportation of round logs from the university-state timber lands on the Gulf of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, the net income from the university's land and interests in land is deposited in a perpetual endowment, the Land Grant Trust Fund, the investment proceeds of which are used to benefit all of the citizens of the state of Alaska through education and research; and

WHEREAS, the university in practice and by policy is committed to environmentally sound timber harvesting and land development; and

WHEREAS, legislation currently pending before the Alaska Legislature will, once the courts or Congress provide the requisite authority, ban the export of logs from state-owned timber lands; and

WHEREAS, because the university's one-time timber harvesting rights are located on state land, the legislation would effectively render such timber harvest rights valueless.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska requests Governor Knowles, the Alaska Legislature, and the Alaska Congressional Delegation, to exempt the university from any legislation which would ban or allow the banning of the export of round logs from university land and from its one-time timber harvest rights in the Gulf of Alaska.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be incorporated into the official minutes of the February 16, 1996 meeting of the Board of Regents."

Board of Regents' Resolution on the University of Alaska Fairbanks College Road/University Avenue Access Improvement, Phase 2 Project

In addition to the motion contained in the Consent Agenda, Item VIII.E., the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee requested Full Board approval of the following resolution:

RESOLUTION

"WHEREAS, construction of the Fairbanks project known as the College/University Access Improvement, Phase 2, at College Road and University Avenue is critical to the long-range vehicular circulation plan for the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and

WHEREAS, a key concept in the UAF Master Plan is completion of a vehicular ring-road encircling the campus, eventually taking the burden of traffic off interior campus roads; and

WHEREAS, the re-opening of the College Road entrance to the campus is critical to realizing the vehicular traffic plan in that it provides a major entrance to campus at a critical location and allows the closing of Taku Drive to through traffic for safety reasons; and

WHEREAS, the opening of this intersection would vastly improve emergency fire and ambulance egress to the Fairbanks' off-campus community and reduce response times; and

WHEREAS, the Fairbanks North Star Borough through the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) cooperative planning process with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities ranked the University Avenue/College Intersection Improvements "Priority 1", under safety concerns; and

WHEREAS, the university made a substantial investment in the purchase of land to facilitate a resolution of a right-of-way acquisition impasse which threatened to delay the project; and

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska Fairbanks for several years past has been totally bereft of a main campus entrance which is easily identified, aesthetic, noble, inspiring and inviting; and

WHEREAS, the delayed state access improvement project is essential to the realization of such a needful campus entrance; and

WHEREAS, the project has been reprioritized to a "Priority 3" in the State of Alaska's plan, released in December 1995, the effect of which is that the project is no longer scheduled for construction in the near future.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska respectfully urges The Honorable Tony Knowles, Governor of the State of Alaska, and Commissioner Joseph Perkins of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to reprioritize this project so that it can be scheduled as it was originally intended for construction beginning in the summer of 1997; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be incorporated into the official minutes of the February 15-16, 1996 meeting of the Board of Regents and a copy forwarded to Governor Knowles and Commissioner Perkins."

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution on the University of Alaska College Road/University Avenue Access Improvement, Phase 2 Project as presented. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

Audit Committee

No other business was discussed by the Audit Committee.

Human Resources Committee

In addition to action items contained in the Consent Agenda, the Human Resources Committee also reviewed the draft policies concerning Dispute Resolution and Leaves and had a discussion regarding the UA job evaluation project.

Committee of the Whole

In addition to action items, the Committee of the Whole heard reports on Fall 1995 and Spring 1996 enrollments and trends, and on the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. The item on "Report on Process for Annual Salary Increase Distribution for Faculty" was deferred to the April 1996 meeting.

Adoption of FY97 Tuition Rate Reference 11

The Committee of the Whole passed the following motion to the Full Board for approval:

MOTION AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the following tuition rates for the 1996-1997 academic year, effective with the 1996 summer session:

Resident undergraduate rate

Lower Division $69

Upper Division $76

Nonresident undergraduate rate

Lower Division $210

Upper Division $228

Graduate rate

Resident $152

Nonresident $304

The Committee of the Whole further recommends that the Board of Regents waive for 1996-97 the provision of Regents' Policy 05.10.01.G: Nonresident Tuition Surcharge which establishes the undergraduate nonresident surcharge at 200 percent of the rate of undergraduate resident tuition fees. This motion is effective February 15, 1996."

The following is the record of actions that occurred regarding tuition rates. Abbreviations are as follows: RLD=resident lower division; HEPI=Higher Education Price Index

1/

Action: 1% RLD/HEPI for all other rates

From: Committee of the Whole: Kelly/second by Ogg

Result: FAILED

Votes For: Gagnon, Henri, Kelly, Ogg

Votes Against: Breeze, Croft, Fate, Forrer, Hayes, Thomas

2/

Action: 0% RLD/1% for all other rates

From: Breeze/second by Hayes

Result: FAILED

Votes For: Breeze, Croft, Fate, Forrer, Hayes

Votes Against: Gagnon, Henri, Kelly, Ogg, Thomas

3/

Action: 1% across board

From: Hayes/second by Kelly

Result: FAILED

Votes For: Hayes

Votes Against: Breeze, Croft, Fate, Forrer, Gagnon, Henri, Kelly,

Ogg, Thomas

4/

Action: 0% RLD/HEPI all other rates

From: Fate/second by Hayes

Result: FAILED

Votes For: Fate

Votes Against: Breeze, Croft, Forrer, Gagnon, Hayes, Henri, Kelly,

Ogg, Thomas

5/

Action: 2% across board

From: Ogg/second by Kelly

Result: PASSED

Votes For: Breeze, Croft, Fate, Forrer, Gagnon, Hayes, Kelly,

Ogg, Thomas

Votes Against: Henri

6/

Action: Motion to reconsider

From: Ogg/second by Fate

Result: PASSED

Votes For: Breeze, Fate, Gagnon, Hayes, Henri, Kelly, Ogg, Thomas

Votes Against: Croft, Forrer

7/

Action: Amend reconsidered motion (2% across board) to

0% RLD/2% all other rates

From: Breeze/second by Hayes

Result: FAILED

Votes For: Breeze, Hayes

Votes Against: Croft, Fate, Forrer, Gagnon, Henri, Kelly, Ogg, Thomas

8/

Action: [Komisar proposed using dollar figures rather than percentages; Thomas' motion used the dollar figures stated in the final motion below]

From: Thomas/second by Hayes

Result: PASSED

Votes For: Breeze, Croft, Fate, Forrer, Gagnon, Hayes, Kelly,

Ogg, Thomas

Votes Against: Henri

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the following tuition rates for the 1996-1997 academic year, effective with the 1996 summer session:

Resident undergraduate rate

Lower Division $70

Upper Division $77

Nonresident undergraduate rate

Lower Division $210

Upper Division $231

Graduate rate

Resident $153

Nonresident $306

The Board of Regents waives for 1996-97 the provision of Regents' Policy 05.10.01.G: Nonresident Tuition Surcharge which establishes the undergraduate nonresident surcharge at 200 percent of the rate of undergraduate resident tuition fees. This motion is effective February 16, 1996."

XI. Spring 1996 Commencement Schedule

The University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Southeast have submitted the following dates for commencements at their campuses for Spring 1996. Board members discussed the schedule and possible attendance for final approval by the Board of Regents' president. Coordination of Board member attendance will be through the Office of Regents' Affairs.

CampusDate

Kodiak College, UAA Friday, May 3

Kuskokwim Campus (Bethel), UAF Friday, May 3

Kachemak Bay Branch (Homer), UAA Saturday, May 4

Anchorage Campus, UAA Sunday, May 5

Kenai Peninsula College, UAA Tuesday, May 7

Northwest Campus (Nome), UAF Thursday, May 9

Mat-Su College (Palmer), UAA Friday, May 10

Sitka Campus, UAS Friday, May 10

Bristol Bay Campus (Dillingham), UAF Saturday, May 11

Ketchikan Campus, UAS Saturday, May 11

Fairbanks Campus, UAF Sunday, May 12

Prince William Sound Community College

(Valdez) Sunday, May 12

Juneau Campus, UAS Monday, May 13

Chukchi Campus (Kotzebue), UAF Wednesday, May 22

XII. Chancellors' Status Reports

[Written reports are also included in the bound agenda.]

Chancellor Lee Gorsuch, University of Alaska Anchorage, highlighted items from his written report and discussed the possibility of exploring another "Brookings Institute" concept that would include individuals from across the state and nation to discuss the direction of the University of Alaska and State of Alaska.

Chancellor Joan Wadlow, University of Alaska Fairbanks, reported on the Rural Educators Preparation Partnership mission and activities and was requested to give a full report at the April 1996 Board of Regents' meeting.

Chancellor Marshall Lind, University of Alaska Southeast, reported on enrollment trends at UAS, status report on construction projects, and on other issues concerning UAS including salaries, convocation and the University of Alaska Learning Cooperative.

XIII. UA System Administration Status Reports

None

XIV. Report from Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Representatives

Regent Forrer reported on the effects of the executive order from Governor Tony Knowles regarding the future of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

XV. Board of Regents' Comments

Regent Henri asked that a meeting be scheduled regarding invigorating the alumni associations of the University of Alaska; requested that the following items be added to the April 1996 Board of Regents' agenda: resolution regarding acquisition of land from the federal government and acquisition of Alaska Pacific University property.

Regent Fate thanked everyone for their assistance during the meeting and expressed her concerns regarding budget cuts.

Regent Thomas encouraged all to set as a high priority the need to generate income.

Regent Hayes asked that the Board consider holding three day meetings rather than two.

Regent Ogg reported on the Fisheries Technology Center opening in Kodiak sometime in May and requested that a Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee meeting be set to coincide with those ceremonies.

Regent Kelly expressed his concerns regarding lower division tuition and reported that he has been appointed as chair of the Board of Regents/President Evaluation Committee and that a report will be made at the April 1996 Board meeting regarding activities of this committee.

XVI. Adjourn

Treasurer Ogg adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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