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June 06, 2002

Regents to Consider Programs, Building Projects and Planning at Fairbanks Meeting

June 6, 2002  NR 11-02

Regents of the University of Alaska will meet Tuesday, June 11, through Thursday, June 13, on the UAF campus in Fairbanks to consider new academic programs, review construction and renovation projects and make preparations for a strategic planning process.

The first session of the full board will begin at 1 p. m. on Tuesday for University President Mark Hamilton’s report and several presentations. Public testimony is scheduled for 2 to 3 p. m. on Tuesday, and again on Thursday from 8 to 9 a. m.

On Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. the regents will meet in joint session with the Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development to discuss matters of mutual interest.

The meeting is expected to last until 1 p.m. Board of Regents’ committees will continue meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The final session of the full board is scheduled from 10 a. m. to noon on Thursday, and is scheduled to include an hour-long executive session prior to adjournment at noon.

Agenda items are listed here by committee of origin:

Facilities and Land Management Committee

  • Consider approval of the UAF campus master plan.
  • Consider approval of project and schematic design for the UAF Arctic Health Research Building Laboratory Revitalization.
  • Consider approval of project and schematic design for UAF’s West Ridge utilidor extension project.
  • Consider approval of the FY04 capital budget request guidelines.
  • Consider authorizing the administration to accept the Old Fairbanks Courthouse and Fairbanks parking structure from the State of Alaska for use by UAF’s Tanana Valley Campus.
  • Consider authorizing the administration to approve Economic Development Agency land covenant at Fort Yukon for the UAF Yukon Flats Career Training Center expansion project.
  • Consider authorizing the UAA administration to proceed with negotiations for a building naming sponsor for the UAA Sports Complex.
  • Consider approval of schematic design for the UAF Arctic Health Fire Sprinklers project.
  • Consider approval of project agreement for UAA’s Community and Technical College Center at the University Center in Anchorage.

Human Resources

  • Consider approval of temporary transition salary grid for implementation of a classification system.
  • Receive updates on the status of the Human Resources external review, on escalating health care costs and on the systemwide job classification system.

Academic and Student Affairs

  • Consider approval of academic degree programs at UAA:
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Technology.
  • Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education.
  • Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice.
  • Consider approval of addition and deletion of academic programs at UAF:
  • Deletion of Master of Arts, Elementary Education.
  • Deletion of Bachelor of Education.
  • Addition of Certificate in Health Care Reimbursement.
  • Addition of Master of Software Engineering.
  • Consider approval of UAF policies on the appointment and evaluation of faculty.
  • Consider approval of re-establishment of the College of Education at UAA. Currently, the School of Education at UAA is part of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare. Provost James Chapman will explain why UAA wants to make the change.
  • Receive updates on the external review of the UA academic administration, on web-based financial aid for students, on systemwide transcript and degree verification service, on accreditation activities and on the Rasmuson Endowed Chair in Economics at UAA.
  • Discuss the North Pacific Fisheries Computer Model, and the designation of Distinguished and University Professors.

Finance and Audit Committee

  • Consider approval of the FY03 student government budgets.
  • Formally accept the FY03 capital and operating budget appropriations, and consider approval of the FY03 operating budget distribution plan.
  • Consider approval of the FY04 operating budget request guidelines.
  • Consider authorizing a general revenue bond sale to fund several capital projects.
  • Consider authorizing interim funding for capital projects.
  • Consider approval of revised plan for use of Stampede Mine proceeds.
  • Consider approval of the FY03 annual audit plan.
  • Receive reports on state-funded capital appropriations, recently completed audits and on Title IX compliance.

Planning and Development Committee

  • President Hamilton and members of the committee will discuss the current status and the adoption of a timeline to accomplish the goal of adopting a strategic plan by December 2002.

All meetings of the Board of Regents and its committees, except for executive sessions, are open to the public. The meetings next week will be held in the Butrovich Building on the UAF campus.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bob Miller, 907-474-6311

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