Board of Regents

11-21-97summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

November 21, 1997

Anchorage, Alaska

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

1. Approval of a Bachelor of Human Services Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

PASSED:

"The Board of Regents approves a Bachelor of Human Services degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

2. Approval of Certificates in Industrial Technology Program at Prince William Sound Community College

PASSED:

"The Board of Regents approves a Certificate Program in Industrial Technology with emphases in Oil Spill Response, Safety Management, and Electric Power Generation at Prince William Sound Community College. This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

3. Approval of Amendments to Regents' Policy 10.09.01 - Establishment of the Sydney Chapman Chair in Physical Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

PASSED AS AMENDED:

"The Board of Regents amends the second paragraph of Regents' Policy 10.09.01.A to read:

An appointment to the Sydney Chapman Chair will be a term appointment subject to Regents' Policy, University Regulation, and rules and procedures governing faculty appointment at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The appointment may be renewable.
This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

4. Approval of Action to Address the Status of University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education

PASSED:

"The Board of Regents directs the UAF School of Education to continue planning underway with the Professional Education Coordinating Committee for strengthening University of Alaska professional educator programs through collaborative program delivery, and to report on progress at the February 1998 meeting of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

5. Revised Project Budget and Financing Plan for the UAA Student Housing Project

PASSED AS AMENDED:

"The Board of Regents approves the revised total project budget for the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Housing/Food Service Project as shown below:

FY96 Capital Appropriation for Parking: $400,000
FY96 Capital Appropriation for Planning: $400,000
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Bonds: $33,000,000
TOTAL: $33,800,000

Notes:
1. The value of start-up operating equipment provided by food service contractor, ARAMARK, is $400,000.
2. Capital campaign contributions of at least $500,000 are anticipated. As necessary, the funds will be utilized to meet financial requirements of the project.

This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

6. Approval of Additional FY97 Capital Appropriation Project for UAS

PASSED:

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.05, the Board of Regents authorizes the Egan Overpass deferred maintenance project to be funded through the fiscal year 1997 capital appropriation for the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau campus. This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

7. Approval of the 1998 Land Management Development Plan

PASSED:

"The Board of Regents approves the 1998 Land Management Development Plan as presented and directs the administration to carry out the plan to the extent practicable. This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

8. Hutchison Career Center Renovation

PASSED:

"The Board of Regents places the Hutchison Career Center renovation and expansion project on the agenda of the special meeting of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee during the week ending December 12, 1997; and directs that this project be developed as a joint venture between the University of Alaska and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

9. Redesign of the University of Alaska Administrative System

PASSED:

"The Board of Regents receives President Komisar's recommendations regarding the Redesign of the University of Alaska Administrative System and the Creation of Administrative Service Centers; expresses its tremendous thanks to President Komisar for appointing the committee and for the work of Dr. Wadlow, specifically, and her committee for their very fine effort; and directs President Komisar to re-engineer functions and organize the administrative system according to the following seven points:

1. maintain a strong presidency with the ability to concentrate on policy issues but responsible to the Board of Regents for both the executive and service functions;
2. endorse the concept of a President's Council;
3. clearly distinguish between executive and service functions;
4. maintain a university-wide system that avoids unnecessary duplication to the maximum extent possible;
5. assure that re-engineering of functions and organization results in new reduction of executive/administrative costs of at least $2 million per year for a total of $10 million over the next four years beginning with FY99;
6. keep operational authority closest to customers; and
7. assure that this be done in a form in which actual savings can be projected and reported.
This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

10. Travel Request Approval

PASSED:

"The Board of Regents approves reimbursement of travel costs for Regents Henri and Williams to participate in the Alaska Cooperative Extension's conference regarding Alaska's Forest Products Industry, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska on December 3-4, 1997. This motion is effective November 21, 1997."

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