NU Board of Regents to Meet April 29
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, April 29, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln.

Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10 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 here.

8 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topics:   University-wide Budget Strategies
Strategic Framework Report: Faculty Merit Compensation
Presenter:   Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget and planning

Topic:   Legislative Update
Presenter:   Ron Withem, NU associate vice president for university affairs and director of governmental relations

9 a.m. (approximate): Break

9:10 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Topic:   UNL Differential Tuition Proposals
Presenter: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman

Topic:   UNMC College of Public Health Tuition Proposal
Presenter:   Ayman El-Mohandes, dean, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health

Topic:   UNO Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP) Expansion
Presenter:   University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor John Christensen

10 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:
  • The appointments of Timothy Wei as dean of the UNL College of Engineering; Carmen Maurer as interim corporation secretary for NU; and Jennifer Larsen as UNMC vice chancellor for research. (Addendum VIII-A-1)
  • A new Bachelor of Science degree program in public health at UNO. The program would be the only bachelor’s degree in public health offered in Nebraska. Many new health departments in Nebraska are staffed by individuals with no background in public health. This program would help address that void by providing a pool of graduates who have been professionally prepared. (Addendum IX-A-1)
  • New professional certificates in emergency preparedness and infectious disease epidemiology in the College of Public Health at UNMC. The certificates would meet a growing demand for an expanded and strengthened health professional workforce in Nebraska. Currently, 95 percent of the public health workforce in the state has not received any formal training in public health. (Addendums IX-A-2 and IX-A-3)
  • A new Bachelor of Science degree program in microbiology at UNL. The program would be the only one of its kind offered in Nebraska. (Addendum IX-A-4)
  • An early start to select portions of the East Stadium improvements at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-3)
  • A resolution related to financing for the Truhlsen Eye Institute project at UNMC. (Addendum IX-B-8)
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