Board of Regents

06-11-02summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Meeting of the
University of Alaska Board of Regents
June 11-13, 2002
Fairbanks, Alaska

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Full Board Actions - June 11-13, 2002

1. Approval of Academic Degree Programs at University of Alaska Anchorage

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the following academic degree programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage:

1. Certificate in Pharmacy Technology
2. Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
3. Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
4. Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice

This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

2. Approval of Addition and Deletion of Academic Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

PASSED

"The Board of Regents deletes the following academic degree programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

1. Deletion of Master of Arts, Elementary Education
2. Deletion of Bachelor of Education

The Board of Regents further approves the following academic degree programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks:

1. Addition of Certificate in Health Care Reimbursement
2. Addition of Master of Software Engineering

This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

3. Approval of University of Alaska Fairbanks Policies on the Appointment and Evaluation of Faculty

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the revisions made to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Policies on Faculty Appointment and Evaluation as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

4. Approval of Re-establishment of College of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage

PASSED

"The Board of Regents re-establishes the College of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

5. Approval of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus Master Plan

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the UAF Campus Master Plan for the University of Alaska Fairbanks as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

6. Approval of Project and Schematic Design for University of Alaska Fairbanks West Ridge Utilidor Extension Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the project and schematic design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks West Ridge Utilidor Extension as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $7.0 million, subject to availability of funds as determined by the vice president for finance. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

7. Approval of the FY04 Capital Budget Request Guidelines

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts the guidelines for the FY04 Capital Budget Request as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

8. Authority to Approve Economic Development Agency Land Covenant at Fort Yukon

PASSED

"The Board of Regents acknowledges the restrictions imposed by the proposed EDA Land Covenant and authorizes the director for the University of Alaska Land Management Office to execute the Land Covenant as set forth in Reference 5 or as it may be modified at the discretion of the director. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

9. Approval of FY2003 Student Government Budgets

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves student government fees and budgets as presented in Reference 13, and authorizes the vice president for finance to review, modify, and approve fees and budgets for those student governments not included in Reference 13, and to approve requests for increased expenditure authority for all student government organizations. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

10. Acceptance of the FY03 Capital Budget Appropriations

PASSED

"The Board of Regents accepts the FY03 Capital Budget Appropriation as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

11. Acceptance of the FY03 Operating Budget Appropriations and Approval of the FY03 Operating Budget Distribution Plan

PASSED #1

"The Board of Regents accepts the FY03 Operating Budget Appropriations as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

PASSED #2

"The Board of Regents approves the FY03 Operating Budget Distribution Plan as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

12. Approval of FY04 Operating Budget Request Guidelines

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY04 Operating Budget Request Guidelines as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

13. Approval of Project and Schematic Design for University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Health Research Building Laboratory Revitalization - Phase I

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the project and schematic design for the Arctic Health Research Building Laboratory Revitalization Phase I Project with a total project cost not to exceed $2,387,000, and approves the expenditure of available balances from UAF land leasing and right-of-way sale proceeds previously set aside by the Board of Regents, but that the project not be awarded until the vice president for Finance confirms the availability of funds. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

14. Authority to Accept Old Fairbanks Courthouse and Fairbanks Parking Structure from the State of Alaska

PASSED AS REVISED

"The Board of Regents approves the acceptance at no cost, other than transaction costs and potential opportunity costs of a land settlement, the real estate known as the Old Fairbanks Courthouse and the Courthouse Parking Garage and, without limitation, authorizes the director for the University of Alaska Land Management Office to execute any and all documents necessary to apply for, acquire, and maintain ownership or other interests in the Old Fairbanks Courthouse and Courthouse Parking Garage. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

15. Naming of Facilities (Revenue & Marketing)

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the UAA administration to continue with the Nerland Agency Strategy and proceed with negotiations for a building naming sponsor for the UAA Sports Complex. President Hamilton or designee shall approve any final proposal prior to any corporate sponsorship agreement being executed. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

16. Approval of Project Agreement for UAA's Community and Technical College Center

PASSED AS REVISED

"The Board of Regents approves the project and the schematic design of the UAA Community and Technical College Center as presented at a total project cost not to exceed $15.5 million; and authorizes the university administration to execute a purchase agreement not to exceed $14.0 million, subject to availability of funds as determined by the vice president for finance. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

17. Authorization of General Revenue Bond Sale

PASSED AS REVISED #1

"The Board of Regents approves the 'University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College Center Project' at a total project cost not to exceed $15.5 million, $14.0 million of which shall be funded with university general revenue bond proceeds. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

PASSED #2

"The Board of Regents approves the 'Juneau Readiness Center/UAS Joint Facility (Juneau) Project' at a total project cost not to exceed $15.388 million, $5.470 million of which shall be funded with university general revenue bond proceeds. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

PASSED #3

"The Board of Regents approves the 'UAF West Ridge Research Building and Related Science Facilities Project' at a total project cost not to exceed $10.0 million, $8.0 million of which shall be funded with university general revenue bond proceeds. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

PASSED #4

"The Board of Regents adopts the bond resolution for University of Alaska General Revenue Bond Series K as presented. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

18. Authorization for Interim Funding for Capital Projects

PASSED AS REVISED #1

"The Board of Regents directs the administration to request the State Bond Committee of the State of Alaska to make a Declaration of Intent to Issue Reimbursement Bonds, not to exceed $6.0 million, for all University of Alaska projects within HB2002 that President Hamilton may elect to identify. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

PASSED AS REVISED #2

"The Board of Regents:

1. authorizes and directs the administration to negotiate with Wells Fargo Bank, or other bank selected at the discretion of the vice president for finance;

2. arranges interim financing for the UAA Ecosystems and Biomedical Health Facility and such other projects up to a total of $6.0 million as President Hamilton may approve as warranting interim funding in order to maintain programmatic momentum or advanced construction schedules;

3. authorizes the vice president for finance or designee to execute any and all documents required by Wells Fargo Bank or other bank in order to secure such interim financing(s); and

4. authorizes the officers of the Board of Regents to execute and attest to any and all resolutions approved by the General Counsel that may be required by Wells Fargo Bank or other bank as if such resolutions were before the Board of Regents for its consideration on June 12 through June 13, 2002.

This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

19. Approval of Revised June 19, 1998 Plan for Use of Stampede Mine Proceeds

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the administration to deposit all proceeds from the sale of the Stampede Mine to an endowment for the benefit of the Geological Engineering and Mining Engineering programs. The earnings of the endowment shall be expended as described in proposals approved by the dean of the School of Mineral Engineering and the UAF Provost. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

20. Approval of Temporary Transition Salary Grid for Implementation of a Classification System

PASSED AS REVISED

"The Board of Regents approves the staff transition grid for the salary schedule as presented, to take effect July 14, 2002. The transition steps will be effective as job groups are moved to the new classification system. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

21. Approval of Revisions to Industrial Security Resolution

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Industrial Security Resolution, as revised to reflect the change in membership of the Board of Regents and executive staff, and authorizes the Chair and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

22. Approval of Standards for Board of Regents' Special Recognition

PASSED

"The Board of Regents adopts the standards for the 'Board of Regents' Special Recognition' awards. This motion is effective June 13, 2002."

23. Approval of Resolution of Support for Alaska 20/20 Project

WHEREAS, the 20/20 Project, growing out of sponsorship of the Alaska Humanities Forum, is a major public process that is engaging Alaskans in charting our state's future; and

WHEREAS, the objective of Alaska 20/20 is to provide guidance to public policy makers in the form of clearly articulated long-range public priorities and regularly measured performance report cards on issues central to shaping the quality of life in our state; and

WHEREAS, the project had a successful initial conference in November 2001 at which draft visions and goals were developed in the major public policy areas of the economy, the environment, communities, education and public services; and

WHEREAS, the project is now engaging Alaska communities, organizations and individuals on meaningful dialogue in the draft goals and visions, preparing for a future conference to refine these goals and develop benchmarks in April 2003; and

WHEREAS, the goal of improvement in education is a major and vitally important goal for our future and is important to the attainment of all other goals for our future;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska and the State Board of Education and Early Development in joint meeting pledge their strong support for the Alaska 20/20 Project and encourage members of the education community to become involved with this process as a vital part of charting our state's future; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be conveyed to Alaska 20/20 with a copy incorporated into the official minutes of the Board of Regents meeting of June 11-13, 2002.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of support for the Alaska 20/20 Project. This motion is effective June 12, 2002."

24. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Regent Mark Begich

WHEREAS, Mark Begich served with distinction as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents from May 2001 when Governor Tony Knowles appointed him to a regular eight-year term; and

WHEREAS, Mark Begich has long been active in local and state government, and served as a Municipality of Anchorage Assemblyman for ten years; and

WHEREAS, Mark Begich worked as a special assistant to Anchorage Mayor Tony Knowles from 1984 until 1987, and later served as a staff aide to Rep. Dave Donley and Sen. Pat Rodey; and

WHEREAS, Mark Begich has served the Board of Regents as Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, and as a member of the Facilities and Land Management Committee, the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, and as a Board of Regents' representative on the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; and

WHEREAS, Mark Begich earlier served as a member and chair of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, and was instrumental in bringing the student loan corporation out of debt to its present situation where the program is paying dividends to the state; and

WHEREAS, Mark Begich's appointment to the Board of Regents was terminated when the Alaska State Legislature, by failing to vote, did not confirm gubernatorial appointments to four state boards, including the Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents deeply regrets the loss of Mark Begich from the Board of Regents where his service, experience and expertise have been invaluable to the board's deliberations; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Mark Begich's contributions to the University of Alaska and the State of Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents extends to Mark Begich its gratitude for his unfortunately abbreviated service to the Board of Regents and extends its best wishes for his continued success; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to Mark Begich, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the June 11-13, 2002, meeting of the Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Regent Mark Begich. This motion is effective June 11, 2002."

25. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Regent Joseph Hardenbrook

WHEREAS, Joseph Hardenbrook served with distinction as the student member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents from May 2001 when Governor Tony Knowles appointed him to a regular term of two years for the student regent; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Hardenbrook, as a National Merit Scholar at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been active in student government throughout his academic career; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Hardenbrook represented student concerns to the university administration and elected officials as speaker of the Coalition of Student Leaders and Senate Chair of the Associated Students of UAF; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Hardenbrook has also served as a student assistant to the university's budget office, and has been a member of the University's College Bowl team, the UA Museum Assessment Project Committee and the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce UA Committee; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Hardenbrook is a strong advocate for student concerns about issues facing the Board of Regents, and has served as a member of both the Academic and Student Affairs and Facilities and Land Management Committees; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Hardenbrook's service to the Board of Regents was terminated when the Alaska State Legislature, by failing to vote, did not confirm gubernatorial appointments to four state boards, including the Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents deeply regrets the loss of Joseph Hardenbrook from the Board of Regents where his enthusiasm and experience have been invaluable to the board's deliberations; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Joseph Hardenbrook's contributions to the University of Alaska, and congratulates him on his graduation from UAF on May 12, 2002; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents extends to Joseph Hardenbrook its gratitude for his unfortunately abbreviated service to the Board of Regents and extends its best wishes for his continued success; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to Joe Hardenbrook, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the June 11-13, 2002, meeting of the Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Regent Joseph Hardenbrook. This motion is effective June 11, 2002."

26. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Regent Marlene Johnson

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson served with distinction as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents from May 2001 when Governor Tony Knowles appointed her to a regular eight-year term of office; and

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson is an Alaska Native, born and raised in Hoonah, and is one of the founding board members of the Sealaska Corporation, serving as chair of the board from 1982 until 1992; and

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson also serves on the Commercial Fishery Entry Commission, a post to which she was appointed in 1996; and

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson has also been a member of the advisory council for the University of Alaska's School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences since
1992; and

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson has been active in the Huna Totem Corporation, Tlingit and Haida Central Council, and Rural CAP, and was named Citizen of the Year by the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1995; and

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson was named to the Rural Governance and Empowerment Commission in 1998; and

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson has served the Board of Regents as Chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Human Resources and Planning and Development Committees; and

WHEREAS, Marlene Johnson's appointment to the Board of Regents was terminated when the Alaska State Legislature, by failing to vote, did not confirm gubernatorial appointments to four state boards, including the Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents deeply regrets the loss of Marlene Johnson from the Board of Regents where she has been a strong advocate for expansion of university services to rural Alaska, and where her life's experiences, her commitment to public service and her parliamentary expertise have been invaluable to the board's deliberations; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Marlene Johnson's contributions to the University of Alaska and the State of Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents extends to Marlene Johnson its gratitude for her unfortunately abbreviated service to the Board of Regents and extends its best wishes for her continued success; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to Marlene Johnson, with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the June 13, 2002, meeting of the Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Regent Marlene Johnson. This motion is effective June 11, 2002."

27. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Registrar Ann Tremarello

WHEREAS, Ann Tremarello has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction from 1957 to 2002 in collegiate admissions and records; and

WHEREAS, Ann Tremarello's association with the university began in 1953 when she was a first-year student of accounting and management, earning her degree in business administration in 1957; and

WHEREAS, Ann Tremarello has provided countless students with the guidance they needed to navigate all the requirements for successful registration and ultimately graduation from the university; and

WHEREAS, Ann Tremarello's dedication to students is legendary because she has always demonstrated by her words and actions a firm commitment to enhancing their experiences as students of the University of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, Ann Tremarello successfully oversaw the reorganization of UAF's Admissions and Records Department to better serve the needs of the students and the institution and has long been the administrator of the documentation of all the degrees awarded by the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and

WHEREAS, in nearly a half century of outstanding service to higher education and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Ann Tremarello has seen enrollment grow from less than 400 students to nearly 9,000 students; and

WHEREAS, Ann Tremarello has had a major role in helping students achieve their own personal goals, and has overseen the graduation of thousands of students, many of whom remain in Alaska and contribute daily to the quality of life in the 49th state; and

WHEREAS, UAF Chancellor Marshall Lind has conferred upon Ann Tremarello the title of Registrar Emerita of the University of Alaska Fairbanks;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Ann M. Tremarello's remarkable and lengthy service to the University of Alaska and to higher education in the State of Alaska, and extends to her this resolution of recognition and appreciation; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to Ann Tremarello with a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the June 11-13, 2002, meeting of the Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Registrar Emerita Ann Tremarello. This motion is effective June 11, 2002."

Committee Actions - June 11-13, 2002

28. Approval of Schematic Design for University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Health Fire Sprinklers Project

PASSED

"The Board of Regents' Facilities and Land Management Committee approves the Schematic Design for the Arctic Health Fire Sprinkler Project with a total project cost not to exceed $1,500,000. Phase I will proceed through construction. Subsequent work will proceed when the vice president for finance determines that adequate funds exist. This motion is effective June 11, 2002."

29. Approval of the FY2003 Annual Audit Plan

PASSED

"The Board of Regents' Finance and Audit Committee approves the annual audit plan for fiscal year 2003 as presented. This motion is effective June 12, 2002."

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