Board of Regents

08-21-98summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

August 20-21, 1998

Bethel, Alaska

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

1.   Approval of Appointment to the Sydney Chapman Chair in Physical Sciences

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves a renewable term appointment for Dr. Norbert Untersteiner to the Sydney Chapman Chair in Physical Sciences, as Chapman Professor. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

2.   Approval of UAF Poker Flat Research Range Projects

PASSED

"The Board of Regents provides project approval for an upgrade of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Poker Flat Research Range to include the Range Administration Center, Lidar Laboratory, Upper Range Road, and Backup Electrical Power projects as presented and authorizes the university administration to proceed with preparing construction documents for a combined total project budget that will not exceed $5,900,000. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

3.   Approval of UAF/Fairbanks North Star Borough Hutchison Career Center Renovation/Addition Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents provides project approval for the University of Alaska Fairbanks/Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Hutchison Career Center Renovation/Addition Project as presented and authorizes the administration to expend up to $1,600,000 for planning and design of this project. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

4.   Approval of UAA FY99 Capital Improvement Projects

PASSED

"The Board of Regents provides project approval for the University of Alaska Anchorage FY99 Capital Improvement Plan, including the library construction project and deferred maintenance projects, as presented in Reference 6, and authorizes the administration to expend up to $800,000 for project program development and scoping for the library project, and to proceed with development of schematics, construction documents, and construction for the referenced deferred maintenance projects subject to receipt of specific project approvals required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

5.   Reauthorization of Bond Sale for UAF Coal-Water Project

For the record, Regent Burns did not participate in discussions regarding this topic and abstained from voting on this motion.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts the bond resolution as presented to the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

6.   Direction Regarding UAF Coal Water Project

For the record, Regent Burns did not participate in discussions regarding this topic and abstained from voting on this motion.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the University of Alaska to arrange the order of business related to construction and associated activities on the Low Rank Coal-Water Fuel Project and directs the administration to negotiate with other participants regarding project alternatives to respond to unfunded cost growth, participant uncertainties and/or out of balance cost sharing. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

7.   Approval of Salary Distribution for Classified and APT Staff

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves a payment in the amount of $300 to each full-time benefit-eligible classified and APT staff member not represented by a union on January 15, 1999. This payment will be pro-rated for staff who are benefit-eligible but not full-time. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

8.   Approval of Modification to the Endowment Spending Allowance Calculation

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves a modification of the Land-Grant Endowment Trust Fund spending policy to provide for calculation of the annual spending allowance based on 5 percent of a 5-year moving average of the market value of the fund, and that the vice president for finance and planning implement the change in a manner that will minimize any adverse fluctuation in distributions from the endowment fund. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

9.   Approval of Resolution of Support for the McLean Research Corporation

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska is committed to the education and training of Alaskans for jobs available in the state; and

WHEREAS, the McLean Research Corporation (MRC), a subsidiary of the Bethel Native Corporation, is a Section 8(a) certified participant in a program of the Small Business Administration; and

WHEREAS, MRC has teamed with Lockheed Martin to provide a training program in the Automated Conversion System (ACS) of legacy documentation that will create 30 to 40 computer-related jobs in Bethel; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents supports the job creation and contracting opportunities afforded by the ACS conversion process, and the utilization of the Kuskokwim Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in this effort; and

WHEREAS, MRC depends on the resources and facilities of the Kuskokwim Campus in order to have a full-time instructor dedicated to this training program starting the Spring Semester 1999;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents encourages federal and state agencies to support such job development in the economically distressed Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to Alaska Governor Tony Knowles and members of Alaska's Congressional delegation, with an official copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the August 20-21, 1998 meeting of the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of support for the McLean Research Corporation's training program in the Automated Conversion System (ACS) of legacy documentation. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

10.   Approval of Revised FY00 Meeting Schedule

FY99 Meeting Dates / Location

August 20-21, 1998 / Bethel
October 1-2, 1998 / Fairbanks
November 19-20, 1998 / Anchorage
February 18-19, 1999 / Juneau
April 22-23, 1999 / Juneau
June 3-4, 1999 / Fairbanks

FY00 Meeting Dates / Location

August 19-20, 1999 / *Seward
September 30/October 1, 1999 / Fairbanks
November 18-19, 1999 / Anchorage
February 17-18, 2000 / Juneau
April 20-21, 2000 / Juneau
June 1-2, 2000 / Anchorage

*indicates revision

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revised FY00 Meeting Schedule as presented. This motion is effective August 21, 1998."

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