Board of Regents

04-19-96summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Board of Regents' Meeting
April 19, 1996
Anchorage, Alaska

1. Approval of UAF Coal-Water Project and Related Funding

SUBSTITUTE MOTION PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the UAF Coal-Water Project and authorizes:

(1) the sale of general revenue bonds to provide funding for the UAF Coal-Water Project in an amount not to exceed $3.5 million, plus the cost of issuance;

(2) the university administration to proceed with hiring consultants and preparing construction documents; and

(3) the Vice President for Finance and Planning and the Associate Vice President for Finance to execute any documents necessary to proceed with the project.

This authorization is subject to:

(1) the availability of sufficient non-university funding for the project in the nature of that set forth in the Board of Regents' agenda of April 18-19, 1996, Reference 1, Page 7, "Alaska Low-Rank Coal-Water Fuel Demonstration Project"; and

(2) approval of the necessary agreement(s) by the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee following a full risk analysis of this project.

The Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee, in approving the necessary agreement(s) on behalf of the Board of Regents, shall examine, among other things, the terms and conditions related to the termination of the project especially their responsiveness to the condition of the project site and the sharing of costs and the terms under which any cost overruns would be shared by all parties to the agreement(s).

This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

2. Approval of Ground Lease and the Creation of a Condominium Association Related to the Proposed Addition to the UAF Geophysical Institute

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revised four-floor project and the formation of a condominium on the UAF campus, and authorizes the University President and the Vice President for Finance and Planning to:

(1) execute any and all documents and undertake any actions necessary to implement the condominium, and

(2) designate in writing the appropriate individuals or university officials, including themselves, which might be necessary to carry out operational activities of the condominium and other items as described above and in the reference to this motion.

This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the ground lease for a portion of the UAF campus for the construction and operation of a condominium for public-benefit research in the field of global environmental change and other mutually-agreed-upon nonprofit educational purposes, and authorizes the University President and the Vice President for Finance and Planning to execute said lease and any and all documents necessary to implement the lease, provided, however, that both the President of the Board of Regents and the Chair of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee, or their written designees, approve the terms and conditions of the lease. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revised project and schematic design consisting of only a foundation designed for four floors, and authorizes the administration to:

(1) bid that foundation project subject to the availability of funds; and

(2) award a contract for that foundation project only if sufficient funding, up to a maximum total project cost of $2.5 million, is either in hand or obligated under a binding agreement with the University of Alaska.

This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

3. Approval of Regents' Policy on Real Property

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts new Regents' Policy 05.11: Real Property, as contained in Reference 3 and amended by the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee. The university administration is authorized to renumber affected policies accordingly. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

4. Adoption of Strategic Plan for University of Alaska Investment Property

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Strategic Plan for University of Alaska Investment Property. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

5. Approval of Schematic Design: UAS Mourant Building Food Service/Dining Expansion and Remodel Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design for the Mourant Food Service/Dining Expansion and Remodel project as presented and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts pending available funding not to exceed a total project cost of $801,450. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

6. Authorization to Sell General Revenue Bonds for Housing Project and Authorization for Interim Loan from the Inflation Proofing Fund

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes:

(1) an interim loan for the UAS Housing Project from the Inflation Proofing Fund in an amount not to exceed $2.2 million in accordance with the terms set forth above; and

(2) the Vice President for Finance and Planning and the Associate Vice President for Finance to make any declarations and execute any and all documents necessary to maintain the university's ability to sell tax exempt general revenue bonds at a later date.

This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

7. Approval of Revised UAA Deferred Maintenance Funding Allocation Plans and Project and Schematic Approval of UAA K Building Roof Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves, as presented in Reference 7, the revised nonresidential and residential deferred maintenance funding allocation plans, the revised K Building Project, and approves the schematic design for the K Building Roof Replacement project, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts within available funding not to exceed a total project cost of $575,000. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

8. Approval of Project and Schematic Design: UAA Telecommunications Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Anchorage Telecommunications Systems project and schematic design as presented and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $1.0 million from the telecommunications and planning appropriation. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

9. Approval of Schematic Design: UAA Housing Project

SUBSTITUTE MOTION PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the preliminary schematic design of the site plan for the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Housing/Food Service project, and authorizes the university administration to proceed with preparation of bid documents for that site work, in an amount not to exceed $400,000, with such documents not being finalized nor advertised for bid until the Board of Regents approves:

(1) the schematic design for the housing and food service facilities to be located on the site;

(2) a revised total project budget; and

(3) the plan to fund and otherwise repay any debt associated with that total project budget.

This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

10. Approval of Project and Schematic Design: UAF Inupiat House

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Fairbanks Inupiat House project and schematic design as presented and authorizes the university administration to execute such documents and agreements as are necessary to participate in the project. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

11. Resolution Regarding Auke Cape Facility

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the following resolution regarding the Auke Cape Facility:

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska Board of Regents recognizes the opportunity the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences of the University of Alaska has to participate in a partnership with the federal government (NOAA/NMFS) to create a world-class fisheries center in Alaska at Auke Cape, located near Juneau.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents strongly endorses the University's efforts to secure appropriate funding enabling it to take advantage of this unique opportunity; and

FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents requests that it be kept apprised of the progress of these efforts on a timely basis.

This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

12. Approval of Academic Policies: Collection 2

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the proposed policies contained in Collection 2 of Revisions to Academic Policies, as presented in Reference A, Part 1, and as revised by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee; and authorizes the administration to renumber affected policies accordingly. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

13. Approval of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Apprenticeship Technology for Statewide Delivery

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Apprenticeship Technology for award by the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the University of Alaska Southeast, upon its approval by their faculty curriculum boards. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

14. Adoption of FY98 Planning Assumptions

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY98 Planning Assumptions as contained in Reference 20 and modified by the Committee of the Whole. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

15. Tuition Rates for Extended Campuses and Community Colleges

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the amendment of Regents' Policy 05.10.01: Tuition and Fees, as contained in Reference 21 and as amended by the Committee of the Whole. The administration is authorized to renumber affected policies accordingly. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents sets the Prince William Sound Community College tuition rate at $60 per credit hour, and the Kodiak College tuition rate at $57 per credit hour, effective for the summer 1996 semester. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

16. Approval of Naming of University of Alaska Anchorage Arts Building Gallery

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the naming of the Arts Building Gallery on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus the Sam Kimura and Joan Kimura Art Gallery. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

17. Designation of Annual Meeting

PASSED

"The Board of Regents, in accordance with Policy 01.01.01.V.2 and 01.01.01.III.2, designates its June 13-14, 1996 meeting as its annual meeting for the purpose of electing officers of the Board. This motion is effective April 19, 1996."

18. Approval of Industrial Security Resolution

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the adoption of the security clearance resolution as presented in Reference 22 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 April 19, 1996."

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