April 23, 1998 Summary
Board of Regents
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
Emergency Meeting of the
University of Alaska Board of Regents
April 23, 1998
Juneau, AlaskaSUMMARY OF ACTIONS
1. Resolution of Concern to the Alaska Legislature Regarding Funding for the University of Alaska
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska is deeply appreciative of the fact that the House Finance Committee has voted to increase the appropriation for the University of Alaska by $1.6 million over the current year; and
WHEREAS, even so, the State appropriation for the University is basically the same as it was in 1986; and
WHEREAS, for the same time, inflation totaled 30 percent, enrollment has increased 15 percent and the earnings of the Permanent Fund have more than doubled; and
WHEREAS, it will require an increased appropriation of at least $3.5 million to allow the University to fund approved employee salary increases;
WHEREAS, an increase in the appropriation to the University of over $50 million would be required to keep pace with inflation since 1986, even if student enrollment had not increased; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents recognizes that continued inadequate funding will further discourage students and demoralize faculty and staff;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska implores the Alaska Legislature to fully fund the Board of Regents request for FY99; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents will continue over the next several days before the Legislature adjourns to communicate the adverse effects that the impact of inadequate funding will have on the only public, statewide institution of higher learning in Alaska, the University of Alaska; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to the members of the Alaska Legislature, with a copy incorporated into the official minutes of the April 23, 1998 meeting of the Board of Regents.
"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of concern to the Alaska Legislature regarding funding for the University of Alaska. This motion is effective April 23, 1998."
2. Approval of Fund-Raising Events on University Property Restricted to University-Related Groups
"The Board of Regents expresses its strong displeasure that a fund-raising event for a non-University related group will be held on University of Alaska property and urges the University President to make every effort to relocate this event; and further requests that the general counsel prepare an amendment to University Regulation that would in the future restrict fund-raising on University of Alaska property to University-related groups. This motion is effective April 23, 1998."