September 07, 2001

UA Regents to Consider New Programs, Plans for Next Year

September 7, 2001» NR 16-01

New degree programs in transportation, logistics and physics, and preliminary discussions about new academic initiatives and budget for the next fiscal year will be on the agenda when the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska meets in Anchorage next week.

The board is scheduled to hold committee meetings and a meeting of the full board on Thursday and Friday, September 13-14, 2001, at the University Commons on the UAA campus in Anchorage. Regents will hold a joint meeting with the State Board of Education on Wednesday evening, September 12, at the Captain Cook Hotel in downtown Anchorage. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p. m.

University President Mark R. Hamilton will give his report to the regents at 8 a.m. on Thursday and the board is scheduled to hear public testimony beginning about 10 a. m. Prior to public testimony, the board will receive presentations on UA Alumni Associations, enrollment management, and the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

Regents will consider approval of three new degree programs: Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in Heavy Duty Transportation at UAA, Associate in Applied Science in Logistics Operations at UAA, and Master of Science in Computational Physics at UAF.

Agenda items are listed here by committee of origin:

Academic & Student Affairs

  • Receive reports on distributed education, international exchange programs, institutional and programmatic accreditation activities, regents’ scholarship program, and a discussion on campus approval processes for degree programs.
  • Consider approval of a Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree in Heavy Duty Transportation at UAA.
  • Consider approval of Associate in Applied Science degree in Logistic Operations at UAA.
  • Consider approval of Master of Science in Computational Physics degree at UAF.
  • Approval of degrees and other formal awards conferred in the preceding academic year.

Finance, Facilities & Land Management

  • Consider approval of the schematic design for the Egan Classroom Wing Addition, Phase 2, at UAS. Project cost estimate for the entire facility remains at $8 million.
  • Receive a status report on the schematic design for the UAF Fine Arts Renewal Project, Phase 1.
  • Receive reports on maintenance and repair of facilities at community campuses and remote sites, UA’s emerging space needs, status of the proposed USDA Agricultural Research Service facility at UAF, UA investments in capital facilities and construction in progress.
  • Review of the status of the preparation of the university’s FY03 operating and capital budget requests.

Human Resources

  • Consider approval of temporary re-employment for Retirement Incentive Program recipient.
  • Consider approval of an administration recommendation that the university’s staff salary schedule be adjusted by 1.5 percent for inclusion in the FY03 budget request predicated on a July 1, 2002, effective date, contingent upon legislative funding.
  • Receive reports on the 2001 employee attitude survey, status of the professional development program, the classification project and UA compensation.

Planning & Development

  • Consider approval of revisions to Board of Regents’ bylaws.
  • Discuss long-range planning.
  • Hold an executive session for the annual review of the president.

All meetings of the Board of Regents and its committees, except for executive sessions, are open to the public. During the meeting, messages can be left at the UAA University Commons: phone 907-751-7200, FAX 907-751-7281. Messages should indicate that they are for participants in the Board of Regents’ meeting.

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