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Regents to meet in Sitka this week

Submitted by Carla Browning
Phone: (907) 474 -7778

04/08/04

Regents of the University of Alaska will meet Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15, on the UAS campus in Sitka.

The two-day session will begin Wednesday at 8 a.m. with the full board in executive session. President Hamilton will deliver his President's Report at 9 a.m. then discuss the progress of the committee on accountability and sustainability. Public testimony is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. After lunch with the Sitka Chamber of Commerce the full board will hear a presentation on research at 1:30 p.m. Committee meetings will take place from 2:30-5 p.m. A community reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Alaska Raptor Center.

Thursday morning, the full board is scheduled to hear public testimony from 8-9 a.m., the board will then discuss the approval of honorary degree recipients at UAA and consider consent agenda items. Committee meetings are scheduled for 9:30-10:30 a.m. The board will go back into session at approximately 10:30 a.m. to complete consent agenda items and other items of concern and will adjourn at noon. The board will then hold a luncheon with the Sitka Campus Advisory Council and afterwards conduct tours of the Sitka Campus and university lands in the Sitka area.

Agenda items are listed here by the committee of origin:

Academic & Student Affairs Committee

Consider approval of the two new degree programs at UAA: Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.
Consider approval of three new degree programs at UAF: Certificate in Yup'ik Studies, Associate of Applied Science in Yup'ik Studies and Bachelor of Science in Social Studies.
Consider approval of the Associate of Applied Science in Fisheries Technology degree at UAS.
Consider approval of a reorganization of the Engineering Schools and Colleges at UAF.
Consider adopting revisions to selected Regents' Policies.
Receive a report on current activities and emerging issues that will influence the operating budget guideline recommendations.
Hear update on the activities of Developmental Education across the UA system.
Discuss Megan's Law and how it affects the UA campuses.

Human Resources Committee
Discuss the conflict of interest Policies, Regulations, and State Statutes applicable to the Board.
Consider approval of collective bargaining agreement between UA and United Academic-AAUP/AFT
Consider adopting revisions to selected Regents' Policies. Discuss Regents' Policy on probationary periods for newly hired staff.
Receive report on staff classification/compensation study, human resources review and the UA Choice health benefits plan.

Finance & Audit Committee
Discuss the conflict of interest Policies, Regulations, and State Statutes applicable to the Board.
Consider approval of the Capital Budget Development Process.
Consider adopting revisions to selected Regents' Policies.
Receive a report on current activities and emerging issues that will influence the operating budget guideline recommendations.
Provide advice and consider consenting to the appointment of an Internal Audit Director.

Planning and Development Committee
Receive a report on the process of establishing endowed chairs.
Discuss development activities at the University of Alaska.

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 Sitka Campus: phone 907-747-6653, fax 907-747-7768. Messages should indicate that they are for participants in the Board of Regents' meeting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Wendy Redman (907)474-7582

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