Board of Regents
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
Board of Regents' Meeting
August 16, 1996
1. Approval of Revisions to Regents(pi) Policy on Natural Resources Fund
"The Board of Regents approves the revisions to Regents(pi) Policy 05.07, Special Funds, as shown in Reference 1, and as amended by the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee. The university administration is authorized to renumber the affected policies accordingly. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
2. Approval of University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Housing Project Lease
"The Board of Regents authorizes the university administration to execute all documents necessary to extend the present lease, with minor modifications, with Shee Atika, Inc. for Totem Square Hall through the year 2001. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
3. Approval of Increase in the Project Budget for the UAA Telecommunications Project
"The Board of Regents increases the authorized total project budget for a fiber optics telecommunications network at the Anchorage campus from $1.0 to $1.4 million. This action allocates the entire $1.4 million FY96 appropriation to the UAA telecommunications project. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
4. Board of Regents(pi) Resolution Regarding College Road/University Avenue Intersection Upgrade, Phase 2
WHEREAS, construction of the Fairbanks project known as the University Avenue/College Road Intersection Upgrade, Phase II, at College Road and University Avenue, is critical to the long-range vehicular circulation plan for the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents previously passed a resolution supporting the project that was forwarded to the governor of the state of Alaska and the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT/PF); and
WHEREAS, the current DOT/PF six-year plan calls for funding no earlier than 1999; and
WHEREAS, delaying the implementation of this critical project will leave the campus without an entrance at a critical location; and
WHEREAS, delaying this project will postpone improving emergency fire and ambulance egress to the Fairbanks off-campus community, causing increased response times; and
WHEREAS, the Fairbanks North Star Borough passed a resolution supporting the project based on safety concerns.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska again respectfully urges the Honorable Tony Knowles, governor of the state of Alaska, and Commissioner Joseph Perkins, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, to reprioritize this project so that it can be scheduled for construction beginning the summer of 1997; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be incorporated into the official minutes of the August 16, 1996, meeting of the Board of Regents and a copy forwarded to Governor Knowles and Commissioner Perkins.
"The Board of Regents approves the resolution as presented regarding the College Road/University Avenue Intersection Upgrade, Phase 2. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
5. Approval of Allocation of FY97 Operating and Capital Budgets
"The Board of Regents approves the allocations of the capital and operating budgets for FY97 as presented. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
6. Reappointment of University of Alaska President
"The Board of Regents approves the continuing appointment of University of Alaska President Jerome B. Komisar and ratifies the terms of the reappointment agreement between Board of Regents President Kelly and President Komisar. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
7. Alaska Center for International Business Advisory Board Appointment
"The Board of Regents appoints Mark Wilson to the Alaska Center for International Business Advisory Board. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
8. Approval of Industrial Security Resolution
"The Board of Regents approves the adoption of the security clearance resolution as presented in Reference 9, 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 August 16, 1996."
9. Approval of Corporate Authority Resolution
PASSED "The Board of Regents approves the corporate authority resolution, as presented in Reference 10, and authorizes the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign it. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
10. Adoption of FY97-98 Meeting ScheduleFY97Meeting DatesLocation August 14-16, 1996 Valdez September 26-27, 1996 Fairbanks November 21-22, 1996 Anchorage February 13-15, 1997 Juneau April 17-18, 1997 Juneau June 19-20, 1997 Fairbanks
Meeting Dates Location August 13-15, 1997 Anchorage September 25-26, 1997 Fairbanks November 20-21, 1997 Anchorage February 19-21, 1998 Juneau April 16-17, 1998 Juneau June 18-19, 1998 Fairbanks
PASSED AS AMENDED
"The Board of Regents approves the revised FY97 and new FY98 Meeting Schedule as amended. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
11. Approval of Reorganization of Academic Structure for the University of Alaska Southeast
"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Southeast(pi)s academic reorganization which includes the creation of one school formed from the consolidation of the Schools of Education, Liberal Arts and Science; Business and Public Administration; and Career Education. The academic structure will consist of a chancellor, a vice chancellor (currently Dean, Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies), one dean of faculty, and one associate dean. This motion is effective August 16, 1996."
12. Board of Regents(pi) Consideration of Adding "Sexual Orientation" to University of Alaska Nondiscrimination Policies
A motion was made that the Board of Regents, at its September 1996 meeting, consider adding >=sexual orientation<= to Board of Regents(pi) bylaw and policy statements as a specified basis upon which discrimination is prohibited. This motion was passed with a majority vote; however, a motion was then made and seconded to >=Reconsider and Enter Into the Minutes.<= At the September 1996 meeting of the Full Board, action will be taken on the reconsideration motion; further action on the main motion will proceed, if, and as is, appropriate.