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 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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