June 02, 2003

University of Alaska Regents to Meet in Fairbanks

June 2, 2003 NR 08-03

Regents of the University of Alaska will meet Monday and Tuesday, June 9-10, in the Butrovich Building on the UAF campus in Fairbanks.

The two-day session will begin Monday at 8 a.m. with the full board in an executive session to talk about litigation, labor relations and real estate matters for about an hour. Public testimony is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday in Room 109 of the Butrovich Building. From 10 to 11 a.m. University President Mark Hamilton will give his report, and UAF will report on partnership with the U. S. Department of Energy through the Alaska Energy Development Technology Laboratory. Committee meetings will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. when the full board will meet for about three hours for a presentation on research and a brief visit to the International Arctic Research Center.

From 4 to 5:30 p.m. the regents will be at the Rasmuson Library for a demonstration of the new Discovery Lab of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center.

Tuesday morning the full board is scheduled to hear public testimony from 8 to 9 a.m. followed by committee meetings. The full board will resume its meeting at 2 p.m. with adjournment expected about 3:30 p.m.

Agenda items are listed here by the committee of origin:
Academic & Student Affairs Committee

  • Consider approval of revision to regents’ policy regarding credit hour requirements for degree and certificate programs.
  • Consider approval of four new degree programs at UAA: Nursing Post-Master’s Certificate program, Master of Arts in Project Management, Certificate in Industrial Welding Technology, Certificate in Nondestructive Testing Technology.
  • Consider approval of deletion of Certificate in Emergency Services at UAF. Since 1979, only 25 certificates have been issued compared to 283 AAS degrees and 6 Bachelor of Technology degrees. Most fire departments place little value on certificates compared to AAS degrees for hiring and promotion.
  • Receive reports on Military Education programs, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, UAF Enrollment Management, Student Services, Student Surveys and the Regents’ Scholarship.
  • New business will include the first reading of the Chief Student Services policy and the strategic development of the agenda for Academic and Students Affairs Committee.

Facilities & Land Management Committee

  • Consider approval of the revised Capital Planning and Facilities policy.
  • Consider acceptance of the FY04 capital budget appropriations, subject also to the Finance and Audit Committee’s recommendation for acceptance.
  • Receive a status report on the UAF Yukon Flats Training Center expansion at Fort Yukon.
  • Receive an update on UAF’s Tanana Valley Campus Space Renovation of the Old Fairbanks Courthouse.
  • Receive an update on UAF’s West Ridge Research Building.
  • Receive an update on UAF’s Biological and Computational Science Facility project, including the backfill plan.
  • Receive report on expenditures for facility maintenance and repair.
  • Receive a report on facility focus items for strategic planning.
  • Receive a status report on university investments in capital facilities, construction in progress and other projects.
  • Receive a report from the Chief Information Technology Officer on IT planning.
  • Review of Information Resources policy and regulation.

Finance & Audit Committee

  • Consider approval of FY04 Student Government Budgets.
  • Consider acceptance of the FY04 Capital Budget Appropriation.
  • Consider acceptance of the FY04 Operating Budget Appropriation and approval of the
  • FY04 Operating Budget Distribution Plan.
  • Consider approval of the FY05 Operating Budget Request Guidelines.
  • Receive a report on the financial condition of the University of Alaska Foundation and the Consolidated Fund.
  • Consider acceptance of Audit Status Report and review of recently completed audits.
  • Consider approval of the FY04 annual audit plan.

Human Resources Committee

  • Review of faculty and staff compensation and benefits initiatives.
  • Review of labor and employee relations issues and initiatives.

Planning & Development Committee

  • Conduct annual review of the president in executive session.
  • Discussion regarding Strategic Plan 2009.
  • Receive an update on development efforts.

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

Messages can be left at the Board of Regents’ office: phone 907-474-7908, FAX 907-474-6342. Messages should indicate that they are for participants in the Board of Regents’ meeting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bob Miller 907-474-6311