Board of Regents

12-07-01summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

December 6-7, 2001

Anchorage, Alaska

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
FULL BOARD ACTIONS

1. Approval of Resolution of Sympathy to the Family of Nancy Gross

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of sympathy to the family of Nancy Gross. This motion is effective December 6, 2001."

2. Approval of Establishment of Center for Nanosensor Technology at University of Alaska Fairbanks

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the establishment of the Center for Nanosensor Technology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

3. Approval of Academic Degree Programs

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the following academic degree programs:
1. Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in Heavy Duty Transportation at UAA
2. Associate of Applied Science in Logistics Operations at UAA
3. Master of Science in Computational Physics at UAF
4. Ph.D. in Engineering at UAF
This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

4. Approval of Degree Recipients

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the list of degree recipients for the summer and fall of 2000 and the spring of 2001. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

5. Approval of Project and Schematic Design for the University of Alaska Anchorage Building K Renovation Phase II and III

PASSED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04A&C, the Board of Regents approves the project and schematic design for the UAA Building K Renovation Phase II and III Project as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $3,361,000. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

6. Approval of Project and Schematic Design for the University of Alaska Southeast/Alaska Army National Guard Joint-Use Recreation Facility

PASSED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04C, the Board of Regents approves the schematic design for the UAS/Alaska Army National Guard Joint-Use Recreation Facility as presented and, provided that the general counsel and vice president for finance have approved the terms of the land lease, joint-use, and reimbursable service agreements in advance and the university's total financial responsibility for construction-related activity will not exceed $5.470 million and all needed funds are determined by the vice president for finance to be available, authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $15.388 million. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

7. UAF Biological and Computational Science Facility and Related West Ridge Infrastructure, Approval of Expenditure of Funds to Accelerate Planning Efforts

PASSED

The Board of Regents:
1. declares the Series I General Revenue Bond project complete;
2. directs the administration to segregate from other university funds any "transferred bond proceeds" received from the trustee as a result of such declaration;
3. authorizes the administration to expend all such transferred bond proceeds on the accelerated planning efforts for the UAF Biological and Computational Science Facility and Related West Ridge Infrastructure;
4. expends other university funds up to a total of $1.3 million in order to continue the accelerated planning efforts for the UAF Biological and Computational Science Facility and Related West Ridge Infrastructure; and
5. directs the administration not to spend the remaining third party reimbursements until a plan for their expenditure or debt principal repayment is approved by the Board of Regents.
This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

8. Approval of Sale of Jack Bay Property near Valdez

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the administration to sell the Jack Bay property at fair market value. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

9. Status Report on the College Savings Program, Ratification of an Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust, and Revision of Regents' Policy 05.07.04 Regarding the College Savings Program

PASSED

"The Board of Regents:
1. approves the amended and restated Declaration of Trust for the Alaska College Savings Trust and authorize President Hamilton to execute the declaration in substantially the form and content as presented in Reference 9; and
2. approves a revision to Regents' Policy 05.07.04 regarding the college savings program to substitute the name "Alaska College Savings Trust" for 'University of Alaska College Savings Trust' in order to conform the policy to the amended and restated declaration.
This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

10. Approval of Revision to Board of Regents' Bylaws

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revision to Board of Regents' Bylaws changing the annual meeting date to the last regular meeting of the calendar year. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

11. Approval of Rasmuson Economics Chairs Proposal

PASSED

"Pursuant to the generosity and wishes of Elmer Rasmuson, the Board of Regents hereby establishes an endowed chair of Economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage to be called 'The Rasmuson Chair of Economics'.

The purpose of the chair is to bring to UAA distinction and leadership in the study of economics and its relevance to Alaska's future. The goals of the chair are to advance teaching of economics in Alaska, to advance economic research on topics of importance to Alaska, and to advance public policy in Alaska through service to the state.

The person holding the chair is to have achieved distinction in the field of economics. The chair is also to have the talent and desire to inspire learning in economics, both in formal teaching and in outreach activities in both rural and urban Alaska, and the leadership abilities to demonstrate, through research applications, the relevance of economics to Alaska's future.

Applicants shall be solicited via an international search. The chancellor of UAA shall appoint the search committee, consisting of 1) a majority of tenured faculty in economics at UAA, 2) two public members, and 3) such other members as the chancellor may designate. The search committee shall nominate a candidate, or candidates in the case of more than one chair, to the dean of the college. The chancellor will recommend, upon the dean's concurrence, a candidate to the president for his final approval.

The term of the endowed chair shall be for not less than one nor more than five years. The term may be renewed before expiration, subject to the recommendation of the chancellor and the approval of the president.

The compensation and benefits including travel and administrative assistance and other terms and conditions of appointment shall be recommended by the dean and approved by the chancellor. Initially, there shall be one chair.

Upon the recommendation of the president and the approval of the Board of Regents, UAA may supplement the distributed earnings of the endowment to provide sufficient funds to secure one or more chairs.

This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

12. Approval of Annual Report to Rasmuson Family regarding Rasmuson Economics Chair(s)

PASSED

"The Board of Regents directs the administration to make a report annually to the Rasmuson Family regarding the status of the Rasmuson Chair of Economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

13. Approval of Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Recipients for Spring 2002

PASSED AS AMENDED

"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 2002 and beyond, and authorizes Chancellors Gorsuch and Pugh to invite the approved nominees and announce their acceptance. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

14. Approval of Naming Opportunities at the University of Alaska Museum

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the naming opportunities at the University of Alaska Museum as presented. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

15. Election of Board of Regents' Officers

PASSED

"The Board of Regents elects Chancy Croft as chair of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents elects Elsa Froehlich Demeksa as vice chair of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents elects Frances H. Rose as secretary of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

PASSED

"The Board of Regents elects Brian D. Rogers as treasurer of the Board of Regents. This motion is effective December 7, 2001."

COMMITTEE ACTIONS

16. Approval of Project and Schematic Design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Yukon Flats Training Center Expansion

PASSED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04A&C, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee approves the project and the schematic design for the UAF Yukon Flats Training Center Expansion Project as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $1.56 million. This motion is effective December 6, 2001."

17. Approval of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus Addition Project

PASSED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04A, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee approves the UAF Bristol Bay Campus Addition Project as presented at a total project cost not to exceed $1.850 million. This motion is effective December 6, 2001."

18. Approval of the Schematic Design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center Renewal Project Phase I

PASSED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04C, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee approves the schematic design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center Renewal Project Phase I as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $4,000,000. This motion is effective December 6, 2001."

19. Approval of Schematic Design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Renewal Project Phase I

PASSED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04C, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee approves the schematic design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Renewal Project Phase I as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $8,094,400. This motion is effective December 6, 2001."

20. Approval of Schematic Design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks/Fairbanks North Star Borough Hutchison Career Center Renovation and Addition Project

PASSED

"As required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04C, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee approves the schematic design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks/Fairbanks North Star Borough Hutchison Career Center Renovation and Addition Project as presented, and authorizes the university administration to contract with the Fairbanks North Star Borough, for which the university's total financial responsibility, including university expenses incurred to date, will not exceed $10,410,102, including the $1.0 million already expended on the Fairbanks North Star Borough's behalf. This motion is effective December 6, 2001."

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