September 10, 2004

University of Alaska Regents to Meet at International Arctic Research Center (IARC) on UAF Campus

Regents of the University of Alaska will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14-15, in the International Arctic Research Center (IARC), room 501, on the UAF campus in Fairbanks.

The two-day session will begin Tuesday, September 13, at 8:00 a.m. with the full board in executive session to discuss matters of litigation, labor relations and real estate for about an hour.

The Board will convene at 9:00 public session to hear the President’s Report, and public testimony. A second opportunity for public testimony is scheduled on. Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. when the full board reconvenes.

In addition to recommendations from the committees, the full board agenda will include discussion and consideration of a 10% tuition increase for academic years 2006 and 2007, financial aid programs, honorary degrees and meritorious service awards and consideration of a resolution of appreciation for James Parrish.

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet on Tuesday from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 401 of the IARC Building. Their agenda includes:
• Report on concept development for the Alaska Logistics Center
• Update the committee on reorganization of schools and colleges at UAF
• Update on the reorganization of SW Academic Affairs Offi ce
• Overview of UAonline’s current components and usage of these services by students

The Facilities and Land Management Committee will meet on Tuesday from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 501 of the IARC Building. Their agenda includes:
• Approval for the UAF Central Chiller Plant Project
• Approval of increased project costs for UAF’s electrical power grid interface
• Approval of increased project costs for the UAS/AK Army National Guard joint-use recreational facility
• Approval of leasing 4 acres of property to the National Park Service for the construction of a headquarters facility on College Road in Fairbanks
• Approval of design for the Paul and Ziegler buildings renovation projects on the UAS Ketchikan campus
• Approval for the Prince William Sound Community College museum addition in Valdez
• Review the current state of information technology contracts and projects across the
• Review the FY06-11 capital plan and FY06 capital budget request
• Update on property lease for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center and other emerging land issues in the Fairbanks area
• Update on ANSEP/CIL facility at UAA in Anchorage and potential interim loan
• Report on the progress on capital projects• Update on efforts to enhance Accountability and Sustainability (ACAS) in facilities management

The Planning and Development Committee will meet from 12:00 moon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 501 of the IARC building. Their agenda includes:
• Update on statewide and campus development activities
• Discuss strategic planning regarding debt capacity, review debt levels unrestricted revenues and university receipts by MAU

The Finance and Audit Committee will meet Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 501 of IARC Building. Their agenda includes:
• Update on recently completed and ongoing external audits
• Review the FY06-11 capital plan and FY06 capital budget request
• Discuss the FY06 operating budget request and progress of the transition to a performancebased budgeting implementation plan
• Update on the ACAS recommendations and effi ciency improvements being undertaken

The Human Resources Committee will meet on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m in Room 501 of IARC. Their agenda will include:
• Report on progress of several major systemwide initiatives: implementation of the UA Choice health plan, implementation of new job families and overtime status, recommendations of the Staff Compensation Task Force, and a review of systemwide governance regulation
• Review the progress on the ACAS recommendations
• Report on the 2004 affi rmative action/EEO report
• Report about the developments in labor relations

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Wendy Redman 907-474-7582
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