Board of Regents

02-20-98summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

February 20, 1998

Juneau, Alaska

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

1. Approval of the Continuation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Health Information Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the continuation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Health Information Management at the University of Alaska Southeast. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

2. Endorsement of the Professional Education Coordinating Committee Report and Recommendations

PASSED

"The Board of Regents endorses the report of the Professional Education Coordinating Committee. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

3. Approval of Student Affairs Policies Regarding General Provisions and Education Records

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves Regents' Policy 09.01 - General Provisions and Regents' Policy 09.04 - Education Records and rescinds Regents' Policy 09.07.01 - Student Participation on Committees. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

4. Approval of Renumbering Current Chapters in Regents' Policy and University Regulation Part IX - Student Affairs

PASSED

The Board of Regents approves the renumbering of Regents' Policy and University Regulation as follows:

09.01 -- Student Self-Government to 09.91
09.02 -- Student Activity Fees to 09.92
09.03 -- Student Housing to 09.93
09.04 -- Student Health Fees to 09.94
09.06 -- Student Behavioral Standards to 09.96
09.08 -- Transcripts to 09.98

This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

5. Approval of Intellectual Property Management Plan

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the intellectual property management plan as presented. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

6. Approval of Butrovich Building Exterior Modifications

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Fairbanks Butrovich Building Exterior Modifications Project as presented and authorizes the university administration to proceed with preparing schematic documents. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

7. Approval of UAF Lola Tilly Commons Phase I Renovation Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Fairbanks Lola Tilly Phase I Renovation Project within a total project budget of $750,000 and approve the schematic design as presented and authorizes the university administration to proceed with contracting the consultant, preparing construction documents, and bidding and awarding a construction contract. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

8. Approval of UAF Toolik Lake Electrical Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the schematic design of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Toolik Lake Electrical Project as presented and authorizes the university administration to award a construction contract within available funding contingent on receipt of a subcontract from PICO-UNL. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

9. Approval of UAF Participation in the Design Phase of the NOAA/NMFS Consolidated Facility Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the university administration to enter into a joint agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of designing a cooperative facility to be located in Juneau with funding for the design phase of the project not to exceed $1.0 million. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

10. Approval of Coffman Cove #2 Timber Sale

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the administration to sell the Coffman Cove #2 Timber Sale and to execute all necessary documents to complete the transaction. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

11. Clarification of Action re: Approval of Statewide Office of Land Management Annual Report

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Statewide Office of Land Management Annual Report as contained in the November 1997 Agenda as Reference 6, including the portions entitled: 'Statewide Office of Land Management 1998 Development Plan' and 'Other New Projects' and directs the university administration to carry out plans set forth in the Annual Report to the extent practicable. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

12. Approval of Stampede Mine Sale

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the university administration to sell the Stampede Mine to the National Park Service for $300,000 and to execute all necessary documents to complete this transaction. The proceeds of the sale will be held in the Land-Grant Endowment Trust Fund Inflation Proofing Fund for the benefit of the School of Mineral Engineering and will be expended in accordance with a plan approved by the Board. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

13. Approval of AY99 Tuition Rates

NOTE: Regents' Policy 05.10.01.K provides that if the Board of Regents does not otherwise determine, tuition rates will be increased by the 3-year Higher Education Price Index average percentage increase, rounded to the nearest dollar. The Board did not approve a motion changing tuition; therefore, the HEPI increase goes into effect for the 1998-1999 academic year, as of the 1998 summer session. The rates are:

Lower Division:
PWSCC - $62
Kodiak College - $ 63
All Other - $ 73
Upper Division - $ 81
Graduate - $162
Non-Resident Surcharge - $154

14. Approval of Sale of Art and Establishment of Quasi-Endowment

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the transfer to the University of Alaska Foundation of the two Korean artworks held in the fine arts collection of the UA Museum with the understanding that the works will be sold and the proceeds established as a quasi-endowment, the annual spendable earnings of which will be used to acquire new art for the Museum’s fine arts collection. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

15. Spending Plan for Earnings Deposited to the Natural Resources Fund: Approval of Allocation of Funds from the Natural Resources Fund to Projects Relating to Natural Resources

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the distribution plan for the Natural Resources Fund allocation for projects related to natural resources as presented in Reference 16. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

16. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation to the Fairbanks Professional Design Community for Work on the Brooks Building

PASSED

"The Board of Regents receives the 'Planning Survey: Brooks Building Deferred Maintenance and Code Corrections' and approves a resolution of appreciation to the following organizations who volunteered their time and expertise to complete this survey:

Design Alaska Inc.
Lake & Boswell Consulting Electrical Engineers
Dames & Moore
Nortech Environmental & Engineering Consultants
Bryon Borgesson, P.E.
Ghemm Company Inc.
Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
Alaska Miners Association

The Board of Regents further directs the university administration to forward this resolution to each of the above entities, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the Alaska Legislature, and the Honorable Tony Knowles, Governor of the State of Alaska. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

17. Approval of Public Information Campaign

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes and directs a grassroots program of public relations and enlightenment between the University of Alaska and the people of Alaska under the aegis of the Office of the Vice President for University Relations, with every university agency and employee fully cooperating and available to help in the campaign efforts, for a sum not to exceed $200,000, raised from private funds. The work will begin immediately and continue through calendar year 1998. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

18. Approval of Honorary Degree Recipient

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves an honorary doctoral degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for Irene Reed, for commencement exercises in the spring of 1998, and authorizes Chancellor Wadlow to invite the approved nominee and announce the nominee’s acceptance. This motion is effective February 20, 1998."

19. Resolution re: State Finances

PASSED

"WHEREAS, Alaskans value education, and have always ranked it among their top priorities for state funding; and

WHEREAS, ironically, that deep commitment to education has been frustrated for the past decade. With declining state revenues, it has been virtually impossible to fund the state's education needs at the levels necessary to guarantee a vital, healthy, growing educational system; and

WHEREAS, there is now an opportunity to change that situation, an opportunity made possible by the fact that the Permanent Fund earns much more money each year than it takes to pay dividends and inflation-proof the funds. This year alone, those surplus earnings total $900 million;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska urges the Alaska Legislature to reallocate enough surplus earnings of the Permanent Fund to fully fund the budget request of the Board of Regents and the deferred maintenance accounts of the University of Alaska and other state agencies; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to members of the Alaska Legislature and to the Honorable Tony Knowles, Governor of the State of Alaska, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the February 20, 1998 meeting of the Board of Regents."

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