Board of Regents

09-27-96summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Board of Regents' Meeting
September 27, 1996
Fairbanks, Alaska

1. Approval of Spending Plan and Budget Priorities for Earnings Deposited to the Natural Resources Fund

TABLED UNTIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING IN NOVEMBER 1996

"The Board of Regents approves the spending plan and budget priorities for the earnings deposited to the Natural Resources Fund as recommended by the president. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

2. University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center (IARC)
IARC #1 - PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revised schematic design as presented and authorizes the administration to bid and award a construction contract up to a maximum total project cost of $32,025,000 if sufficient funding is either in hand, or approved to be within a future university revenue bond issue authorized by the Board of Regents. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

IARC #2 - PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes and approves the sale of revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $8.7 million to fund the balance of the IARC project costs, costs of issuance, debt service reserve, and capitalized interest over a period of 25 years; and authorizes and directs the vice president for finance and planning and the associate vice president for finance, in conjunction with retained bond counsel, to prepare appropriate resolutions for the Board of Regents at such time as the vice president for finance and planning deems most appropriate for the sale of the bonds. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

IARC #3 - PASSED "The Board of Regents authorizes the vice president for finance and planning, or his written designee, to execute any and all documents necessary to complete the agreement between the university and Diamond Lease (U.S.A.), Inc. regarding the design, financing, and construction of a facility for public benefit research and other educational purposes to be constructed on the UAF campus. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

IARC #4 - PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the UAF vice chancellor for administrative services and the UAF planning and project services director, or their written designees, to execute a lease agreement between the university and Diamond Lease (U.S.A.), Inc. for a portion of the IARC project; and authorizes and directs the UAF vice chancellor for administrative services, or his written designee, to execute a collaborative use agreement between the university and Diamond Lease (U.S.A.), Inc. and the Earth Science & Technology Organization (ESTO) regarding the collaborative use of the IARC facility. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

3. Approval of Project Budget for Partial Completion of the Sitka Classroom and Laboratory Renovation Project
PASSED AS AMENDED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.02, the Board of Regents approves the schematic design and project budget, as amended, for the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Classroom and Laboratory Renovation Project and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $780,900 with funding from the following sources:

Phase I Funding Surplus $ 95,000
City/Borough of Sitka 180,000
Renovation Fund 250,000
Natural Resources Inflation Proofing Fund 255,900

The Board of Regents approves the funding obtained from the Natural Resources Inflation Proofing Fund as a low interest loan, terms of the loan to be negotiated.

This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

4. Approval of Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School Land Sale, Kenai, Alaska
PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the sale of Tract 1 Elementary School Subdivision to the Kenai Peninsula Borough for $257,600 and directs the administration to execute all documents necessary to complete the sale. Further, the proceeds from this sale will be used exclusively for the Kenai Peninsula College and its Kachemak Bay Branch. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

5. Approval of Policies Relating to Executive Compensation, The President, and University Officers
PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the proposed revisions to Regents' Policy 02.01, 02.02, 02.03.01, 04.02.03, 04.03.03 and 04.05.03.A relating to executive compensation, The President, and University Officers. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

6. Approval of Policy 04.06.08 - Reasonable Accommodation for People with Disabilities
PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves proposed Policy 04.06.08 - Reasonable Accommodation for People with Disabilities. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

7. Approval of Policy 04.06.09.B - Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment
TABLED UNTIL HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEETING IN NOVEMBER 1996

"The Board of Regents approves proposed Policy 04.06.09.B - Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment, as amended by the Human Resources Committee. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

8. Approval of FY98 Operating Budget Request
PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents adopts the FY98 incremental operating budget request as presented in Reference 13 and as amended by the Committee of the Whole. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

9. Approval of FY98 - FY03 Capital Budget Request
PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents adopts the FY98 - FY03 capital budget request as presented by the university administration on September 27, 1996 and as amended by the full board. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

10. Retirement Incentive Program
PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska retirement incentive program as presented by the university administration on September 27, 1996, and as provided for in SLA96 Chapter 4. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

11. Correction to Board of Regents' Policy 05.10.01.J(3) - Tuition and Student Fees
PASSED

"The Board of Regents deletes Regents' Policy P05.10.01.J(3) regarding tuition rates for students who have acquired more than 175 credits. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

12. Consideration of FY98 Tuition Rates
PASSED

"The Board of Regents defers until its February 1997 meeting action for setting tuition rates for the academic year beginning in the summer of 1997, thereby providing additional time for student discussion and testimony as well as time to gather data on FY97 enrollments and national tuition trends. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

13. Approval of Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Recipients
PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the list of nominees for honorary doctoral degrees and meritorious service awards, as proposed, for commencement exercises in the spring of 1997, and authorizes Chancellors Gorsuch, Lind and Wadlow to invite the approved nominees and announce their acceptance. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

14. Approval of Academic Degree Recipients
PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the list of degree recipients for the summer and fall of 1995 and the spring of 1996. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

15. Revision of FY97-98 Meeting Schedule Locations
    Meeting Dates FY97 Location

    August 15-16, 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 Dillingham

    Meeting Dates FY98 Location

    August 13-15, 1997 Valdez
    September 25-26, 1997 Fairbanks
    November 20-21, 1997 Anchorage
    February 19-20, 1998 Juneau
    April 16-17, 1998 Juneau
    June 18-19, 1998 Fairbanks

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revised FY97-98 Meeting Schedule as presented. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

16. Reconsideration of Motion for Consideration of Amending University of Alaska Policies Relating to Nondiscrimination

PASSED

"The Board of Regents moves to reconsider the main motion concerning consideration of adding 'sexual orientation' to University of Alaska policies relating to nondiscrimination. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

FAILED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and the Human Resources Committee to consider at its September 1996 meeting the issue of whether sexual orientation should be added to Regents' Policies 01.01.01 Article VII, 04.01.02, and 04.03.01 as a specified basis upon which discrimination within the University of Alaska is prohibited. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

17. Approval of Resolution Regarding Education Endowment
PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution regarding an educational endowment for the maintenance of the State of Alaska's public education facilities and for the enhancement of telecommunications infrastructures in these facilities, and directs the administration to send this resolution to Governor Knowles after approval by the Alaska State Board of Education, and further to incorporate a copy of the resolution into the official minutes of the September 27, 1996 meeting of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

18. Approval of Travel for Regent Joe L. Hayes, Jr.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves Regent Joe L. Hayes' attendance at the National Forum of Student Trustees Conference to be held on October 26-27, 1996 in Berkeley, California. This motion is effective September 27, 1996."

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