Public Affairs

November 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 5, 2018

University of Alaska FY20 budget, policy for delayed reports of misconduct to be taken up by Board of Regents at its November meeting


FAIRBANKS -- The University of Alaska’s FY20 operating and capital budgets are set for approval by the University of Alaska Board of Regents at its Nov. 8-9 meeting on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The proposed operating budget request includes funding for increasing staff capacity to address campus sexual assault and enhance the university’s ongoing work toward creating a culture of safety and respect. The University of Alaska is undergoing its first-ever comprehensive salary and benefits review to better understand its market competitiveness, and to optimize internal equity, retention and recruitment. The budget request includes the estimated funding for addressing the results of the review. Funding is also included for the university’s strategic initiatives focused on research, workforce/economic development and increasing enrollment.

UA President Jim Johnsen will discuss the university’s 2040 visioning work, after which Dennis Jones and Aims C. McGuinness Jr. with the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems will present information regarding effective board governance.

Other business includes approving a policy for delayed reports of misconduct; Title IX compliance update and review of Title IX scorecards; and the risk services annual report. Regents also will be approving resolutions of appreciation for two board members nearing the conclusion of their terms, Deena Bishop and Jyotsna Heckman.

Regents will hold a public evening gathering from 5:30 –6:30 p.m. at the Elvey Globe Room on the UAF campus on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Audit, academic and student affairs, and facilities and land management committees met on November 1 and 2 and action passed out by those committees will be taken up under the board’s consent agenda.

The committee and full board meetings are streamed online. Watch live stream video of Board of Regents meetings from your computer or wireless device. http://www.alaska.edu/bor/live

All Board of Regents meeting agendas and materials are available at http://www.alaska.edu/bor/agendas/.

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For more information, contact Roberta Graham, associate vice president of public affairs at 907-360-2416 (cell).

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