Board of Regents

02-18-00summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

February 17-18, 2000

Juneau, Alaska

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

1.   Approval of Regents' Policy 09.08 - Residence Life and Student Housing

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves Regents' Policy 09.08 - Residence Life and Student Housing, as amended by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, and rescinds Regents' Policy 09.93 - Student Housing. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

2.   Approval of Regents' Policy 02.07 - Information Resources

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves Policy 02.07 - Information Resources, as amended by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, and rescinds Regents' Policy and University Regulation 08.06 - Information Technology. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

3.   Approval of a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with the stipulation that the program be reviewed for continuation by the Board of Regents in five years. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

4.   Approval of Revised Project Cost for the UAF Poker Flat Research Range/AlliedSignal Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves an increase in the estimated total project cost for the Poker Flat Research Range/AlliedSignal Project authorization from the $700,000 previously authorized to $800,000. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

5.   Approval of UAA Building K Phase II Interior Renovations Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the UAA Building K Phase II renovation project as presented and authorizes the administration to proceed with contract awards at a total project cost not to exceed $800,000. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

6.   Approval of UAA Physical Education Facility Roof Parapets Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the UAA Physical Education Facility Roof Parapets Project as presented and authorizes the administration to proceed with contract awards at a total project cost not to exceed $500,000. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

7.   Approval of Revisions to Regents' Policy 04.11 - Collective Bargaining

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revisions to Regents' Policy 04.11 - Collective Bargaining, as presented. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

8.   Approval of Spending Plan for Distribution of the Natural Resources Fund

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the distribution plan for the Natural Resources Fund awards for projects and activities related to natural resources as presented in Table II of Reference 11. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

9.   Approval of FY2002 Operating Budget Request Guidelines

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY2002 Operating Budget Request Guidelines as amended by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

10.   Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Dr. Ruth Lister

WHEREAS, Dr. Ruth Lister has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks and its students admirably for nearly a decade, first as associate dean of UAF's School of Career and Continuing Education, and then as director of the Tanana Valley Campus of UAF; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Ruth Lister's extraordinary leadership has enabled her to guide TVC to meeting Alaska's workforce development needs through collaboration and cooperation with leaders in education, business, industry, and state and local governments, resulting in articulation agreements between the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and the University of Alaska Fairbanks for delivering vocational-technical education in Fairbanks; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Ruth Lister provided crucial guidance in bringing together the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the School District, and the University to formulate a partnership regarding Hutchison Career Center, resulting in a joint effort by all parties to demonstrate that this project was of the highest priority to all three entities; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Ruth Lister's personal style has enabled her to take on the most difficult of tasks and to make their resolution appear remarkably easy because of her steady sense of self and her serenity and grace under the pressure of intense circumstances; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Ruth Lister's education, experience and background in management and advocacy in human services and women's issues, buttressed by her unwavering commitment to individual liberties, have always made her a formidable participant in public deliberations; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Ruth Lister has, on many occasions, quietly ensured the recruitment of students and their subsequent placement into the workforce; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Ruth Lister has served the citizens of this state in many capacities, including President of the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, President of the Arctic Alliance for People, Member of the JOBS Committee of the Family Support Task Force, Member of the Fairbanks Private Industry Council Board, Member of the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council, and innumerable University of Alaska committees, councils and task forces;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Dr. Ruth Lister's outstanding service and extends to her this statement of appreciation for her contributions to the quality and effectiveness of higher education in the State of Alaska.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to Dr. Ruth Lister, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the February 17-18, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of appreciation for Dr. Ruth Lister. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

11.   Approval of Resolution in Memory of Morris Thompson

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson, an alumnus of the University of Alaska and a long-time member of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Board of Visitors, was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska in 1989 by Governor Steve Cowper, and served with distinction as a member of the Board until 1993; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson's values and ideals were forged in the Yukon Village of Tanana where he was born and grew up, and later at Mt. Edgecumbe in Sitka, where he studied as a youth; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson became a leader who was as much at home with fish-wheel tenders as he was with corporate and government leaders of the nation and the world, yet never forgot the roots from which he drew his strength and eloquence; and

WHEREAS, the life of Morris Thompson exemplified deep love and commitment to the rights, dignity, and aspirations of his own Alaska Native people and all others, and worked all his life to turn those values and ideals into reality for his beloved Alaska and all its people; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson was a major force in seeking passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act resulting in the establishment of regional corporations and giving Alaska's indigenous peoples significant economic interests in their homeland; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson shared his personal and leadership talents with the citizens of Alaska and the United States by serving in many capacities including President of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Vice President of Northwest Alaska Pipeline Company, Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Doyon, Ltd.; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson was selected as the 1997 Business Leader of the Year by the Associated Students of Business at the UAF School of Management; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson believed deeply in the value of higher education and demonstrated his belief by helping to establish the Doyon Foundation to provide scholarships for Doyon shareholders and their children; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson was furthering the work to someday establish a Doyon House, built at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to enhance the recruitment, retention, and increased graduation rate of Alaska Native students from the Doyon Region; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson was dedicated to preserving Alaska's cultural and natural historical treasures, and generously volunteered his time to serve on the Major Gifts Committee of the University of Alaska Museum Expansion Campaign; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson brought to his leadership and service on the Board of Regents the same qualities of patience, tolerance and wisdom that would endear him to all the colleagues and associates who had the opportunity to know him and work with him; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson was always able to lead his fellow Regents with a style of quiet confidence which often served to guide divergent perspectives to compromise and consensus; and

WHEREAS, Morris Thompson and his beloved wife, Thelma Mayo Thompson, and their daughter, Sheryl Lynn Thompson, were taken from us all too soon when they perished tragically in an airplane accident on January 31, 2000;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska officially mourns the loss of great Alaskans Morris Thompson, Thelma Mayo Thompson, and Sheryl Lynn Thompson, and takes official recognition of Morris Thompson's outstanding humanity and service, and extends to his family this statement of sympathy and appreciation for his contributions to the advancement of higher education in the State of Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to the family of Morris Thompson, Thelma Mayo Thompson, and Sheryl Lynn Thompson, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the February 18, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution in memory of Morris Thompson. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

12.   Approval of Resolution in Memory of Eugene F. Short

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short was born December 17, 1916, in San Francisco, California, and earned a bachelor's degree from the College of the Pacific in Stockton, and a master's degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short came to Alaska in 1955 as a teacher of physics at Anchorage High School which later became West Anchorage High School, and taught there for three years; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short believed passionately in the value and importance of community-based higher education, and was appointed director of Anchorage Community College in 1959 when there were 800 students enrolled; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short tirelessly promoted Anchorage Community College for adult Alaskans seeking a high school diploma, and also encouraged innovative programs in nursing, electronics, welding, aviation, dental assisting and faculty programs in the humanities, social sciences, business and office administration; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short also started off-campus college education programs at military bases and outlying communities, and worked diligently to obtain federal and state grants for the fledgling Anchorage Community College; and

WHEREAS, when Eugene F. Short retired in 1976, the enrollment at Anchorage Community College had grown from 800 to 7,000 students; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short was honored by the University of Alaska in 1972 by his name being given to the former community college administration building on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short was honored again in 1979 when the University of Alaska Board of Regents awarded him an honorary Doctor of Education degree; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short dedicated his life to helping and to educating others and to enriching their lives; and

WHEREAS, Eugene F. Short died at the age of 83 on February 8, 2000;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents recognizes the substantial and meaningful contributions in the field of Alaska education made by Eugene F. Short; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents extends to the family of Eugene F. Short its deepest sympathy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to the family of Eugene F. Short, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the February 17-18, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution in memory of Eugene F. Short. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

13.   Acceptance of Bargaining Unit Contract between the University of Alaska and United Academics - AAUP/AFT

PASSED

"The Board of Regents accepts the bargaining unit contract between the University of Alaska and United Academics - AAUP/AFT for the term of January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2003, as presented. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

14.   Extension of Approval Dates for Tuition Year 2002 Tuition Rates

PASSED

"The Board of Regents extends the approval date for TY2002 tuition rates until the June 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

15.   Approval of Issues for Discussion at the April 2000 Board of Regents Meeting

PASSED

"The Board of Regents requests that the administration include the following items on the Committee of the Whole agenda at its April 2000 meeting:

--Discussion regarding the Alaska Quality Schools Initiative;

--Discussion regarding Tribal Colleges; and

--Status Report on University Fundraising Activities

This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

16.   Approval of Discussion of Bylaw Revision regarding Nominating Committee

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the addition of a discussion during the April 2000 Committee of the Whole meeting regarding a revision of Regents' Bylaws regarding the Nominating Committee. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

17.   Naming of Sub-units of the University of Alaska Museum

[Note: Regents Burns and Usibelli abstained from voting on this motion.]

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the naming of the University of Alaska Museum subunits offered in accordance with the naming schedule in the development plan and directs President Hamilton to bring forth all subsequent naming opportunities in accordance with Regents' Policy 05.12.07.A. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

18.   Revision to Board of Regents' Meeting Schedule for April 2000

PASSED

"The Board of Regents revises its 2000 meeting schedule to change the location of its April 20-21, 2000 meeting from Juneau/Ketchikan to Juneau only. This motion is effective February 18, 2000."

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