NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET APRIL 13

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, April 13, 2012, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu. Following are highlights of the April Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available.

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8 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topic: Legislative Wrap-up
Presenter: Ron Withem, NU senior associate vice president and director of governmental relations

Topic: Faculty Merit Compensation; Human Resources
Presenter: Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget and planning

Topic: University Budget Planning
Presenter: Chris Kabourek

Topic: UNK Facilities Plan Update
Presenters: University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen and Lee McQueen, UNK director of facilities management and planning

9:30 a.m.: Break

9:45 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Strategic Framework Reports
Topic: Student Learning Assessment – Licensure Exams
Presenters: The Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Regents – Regent Kent Schroeder, Regent Randy Ferlic, Regent Chuck Hassebrook, Regent Bob Whitehouse and Regent Faisal Ahmed

Topic: Distance Education
Presenter: Mary Niemiec, NU associate vice president for distance education and director of Online Worldwide

Topic: Ph.D. in Engineering – Department-based Ph.D. Degrees
Presenters: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Tim Wei, dean of the UNL College of Engineering

Topic: UNL Differential Tuition Proposal – College of Architecture
Presenters: Perlman and James O’Hanlon, interim dean of the UNL College of Architecture

11:30 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Establishment of a Master of Science in emergency preparedness under the sponsorship of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum VIII-A-2)
  • Establishment of a Master of Science in information assurance at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Addendum VIII-A-3)
  • The program statement and budget for phase II of the Whittier Research Center renovation at UNL. (Addendum VIII-B-3)
  • Renovation of undergraduate labs at Hamilton Hall at UNL. (VIII-B-4)
  • The Fund B university program and facilities fee allocations for 2012-13 for UNL, UNK, UNMC and UNO. (Addendums VIII-B-6, 7, 8 and 9)
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