NU Board of Regents to Meet January 28
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.

Following are highlights of the January Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available here.

8 a.m.: Legislative and Budget Update Presenters: Mike Flood, Speaker of the Legislature; Ron Withem, NU associate vice president for university affairs and director of governmental relations; and Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president and director of budget and planning

Business Affairs Committee 9 a.m.: State Auditor Presentation Presenter: Mike Foley, Nebraska State Auditor

9:15 a.m.: Financial Update Presenter: David Lechner, NU vice president for business and finance

9:45 a.m. (approximate): Break

Academic Affairs Committee 10 a.m.: Strategic Framework Report – Graduation Rates Presenters: Linda Pratt, NU executive vice president and provost; and Pete Lipins, NU senior research analyst

10:30 a.m.: Nurse Practitioner Degree Presenter: Sarah Thompson, associate dean, College of Nursing

Outreach and Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee

10:45 a.m.: Governor Heineman’s Economic Development Planning

Presenters: NU President James B. Milliken and Richard Baier, director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development

11:15 a.m.: Rural Initiative Planning Presenters: President Milliken and Ronnie Green, vice president and vice chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Noon (approximate): Lunch

12:30 p.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

· A new Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training and a Master of Arts degree in athletic training at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Currently, athletic training is an area of concentration within existing UNO programs. The new degree programs would be delivered at no additional cost, using the same curriculum and faculty as the current concentrations. (Addendum X-A-1)

· A new professional program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Graduates of the program would have the education and research skills to improve the delivery of health care and patient outcomes, become clinical faculty in nursing education programs, and translate research findings into direct patient care. (Addendum X-A-2)

· The program statement and budget for the East Stadium Addition Research Fit-out at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The project would add shell space to East Stadium for the proposed Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, a cutting-edge biomedical and behavior research center that would house an MRI suite, research space and faculty offices. (Addendum X-B-1)

· The program statement and budget for improvements at the Bob Devaney Sports Center at UNL. (Addendum X-B-2)

· An item relating to the financing plan for the East Stadium improvement project. (Addendum X-B-4)

· The project budget for the renovation of Wittson Hall at UNMC. (Addendum X-B-6)

· The program statement and budget for a remodel of the Peter Kiewit Institute at UNO. The remodel, which would be privately funded, is key to two primary goals for PKI: to meet a demand for more graduates and to significantly grow its research enterprise. (Addendum X-B-7)

· Housing rates for 2011-2012 at UNO, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Addendums X-B-8, X-B-9 and X-B-10)

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