April 12, 2000

Regents to Consider New Academic Programs at Juneau Meeting

April 12, 2000ยป NR 07-2000

Regents will consider establishing a new baccalaureate program in hospitality and restaurant management at the University of Alaska Anchorage when they meet next week in Juneau.

The proposed program was developed by UAA in partnership with the University of Nevada - Las Vegas and Northern Arizona University, two schools whose restaurant management programs rank in the top 10 nationally. UAA also has partnerships with Alaskan establishments to provide experience through internships. Development of the new program was supported by a $25,000 donation from Westmark/Holland America Line.

The Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development estimates that 743 food service positions will open annually in Alaska between now and the year 2006. More than 80 openings a year are projected for food service and lodging managers. UAA's proposed Bachelor of Arts program will help prepare Alaska students for professional careers in this service industry.

Regents also will consider approval of an Associate of Applied Science in Technology degree program at UAA, and a Certificate in Small Business Management program at UAS.
The regents will meet in Alaska's capital city on Thursday and Friday, April 20-21. Thursday's sessions will be held at the Baranof Hotel in downtown Juneau, and on Friday the regents will meet at the Egan Library on the UAS campus.

University President Mark Hamilton will report to the board on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the Baranof Hotel. Following his report, the board will meet until noon for a presentation on demographic and employment trends in the state. Thursday afternoon will be taken up with committee meetings.
The full board will meet Friday morning from 8 a.m. until about 10 a.m. at the Egan Library at UAS to hear public testimony. The committee of the whole will meet from about 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. when the full board will resume. The meeting is scheduled to end at 5 p.m., and an executive session is scheduled as one of the last items of business.

Agenda items are listed here by committee of origin:

Academic and Student Affairs

  • Consider approval of a new policy on student health.
  • Consider approval of a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management degree program at UAA.
  • Consider approval of an Associate of Applied Science in Technology degree program at UAA.
  • Consider approval of a Certificate in Small Business Management program at UAS.
  • Consider a resolution urging the Municipality of Anchorage Assembly to establish a voting station on the UAA campus.
  • Discuss the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation of University of Alaska programs in teacher education and on the Alaska Quality Schools Initiative.
  • Discuss revising the process for new program approvals.

Finance, Facilities and Land Management

  • Consider approval of FY02 capital budget request guidelines.
  • Consider approval of the sale of 234 acres of trust property on the Klutina River in Copper Center.
  • Receive reports on university construction in progress; university expenditures for facility maintenance and repair, renewals and replacements and deferred maintenance; the university's procurement process; safety programs at UAS and on the Advance College Tuition plan.

Human Resources

  • Receive a report from Michael Hostina, the university's labor relations director, on human resource issues.
  • Review proposed revisions to the university's policy on nondisciplinary terminations and financial exigency.

Planning and Development

  • Review university mission and vision statements, and discuss their implementation.


  • Discuss a possible slate of candidates for board officer positions for the election that will occur at the annual meeting on June 8-9.

Committee of the Whole

  • Consider approval of a policy on crisis planning, response and communications, and of the policy that contains UAF's mission statement.
  • Receive reports on university fund-raising activities and on the progress of the report regarding tuition and fee issues.

All meetings of the Board of Regents and its committees, except for executive sessions, are open to the public.

Messages can be left on Thursday at the Baranof Hotel: 907-586-2660, fax: 907-586-8315; and on Friday at the Egan Library: 907-465-6583, fax: 907-465-3612. Messages should indicate that they are for participants in the Board of Regents' meeting.

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