February 27, 2002

University Regents to Meet in Juneau March 7-8

February 27, 2002» NR 04-02
Regents of the University of Alaska will meet next week on Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, 2002, in Juneau.

Thursday’s meetings will be held at the Baranof Hotel in downtown Juneau and Friday’s meetings will be held in the Egan Library on the UAS campus. Public comment is scheduled for Thursday at the Baranof from 10 a. m. until 11:30 a. m.

In addition to the meetings on Thursday and Friday, regents will be meeting with legislators and other state officials on Wednesday, March 6, and throughout the week.

Agenda items for the meeting are listed here by committee of origin:

Human Resources

  • Receive report on the University of Alaska Academy 2002, and on the university’s job classification project, scheduled for completion in about 18 months.

Facilities and Land Management

  • Consider approval of the university’s 2002 land management development plan.
  • Consider approval of the schematic design of the UAA Ecosystem/Biomedical Health Facility project. Total cost estimated at $4.85 million.
  • Discuss criteria for prioritizing the university’s capital budget request for FY04.
  • Receive status report on university investments in capital facilities, construction in progress and other projects.
  • Receive initial presentation on UAS master planning efforts.
  • Review the master plan for UAF’s Tanana Valley Campus.
  • Receive information on UA debt.
  • Discuss a realignment of Regents’ Policy to reflect board’s new committee structure.
  • Review the policy on the naming of university facilities.
  • Receive information on the factors that impact the cost of university facilities.
  • Receive a report on the external review of facilities and project agreements.
  • Discuss the UA planning matrix, and how it is being implemented.
  • Consider approval of project and schematic design for the UAS Ketchikan Hamilton/Robertson Technical Education Center remodel project.

Finance and Audit

  • Consider schematic design approval of the UAA Ecosystem/Biomedical Health Facility project.
  • Review guidelines for the preparation of the university’s FY04 operating budget request, discuss criteria for prioritization of the 04 capital budget request, receive information on UA debt and discuss policy realignment to reflect the board’s committee structure.

Academic and Student Affairs

  • Consider approval of academic degree programs at UAA: Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Certificate in Massage Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Certificate in Applied Ethics.
  • Discuss prioritization of issues and issue focus statements for board’s agenda setting.
  • Receive updates on academic external review and on accreditation activities.

Planning and Development

  • Review of revisions to board’s by-laws.
  • Discuss strategic planning for university between now and 2009.

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

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