NU Board of Regents to Meet March 11
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 11, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 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 March Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available here.

Business Affairs Committee 9 a.m.: University-wide Budget Strategies Presenter: Chris Kabourek, assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget and planning

9:30 a.m.: Status Report on Fire and Safety Presenter: Rebecca Koller, assistant vice president for business and finance and director of facilities management

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

Academic Affairs Committee 10 a.m.: Strategic Framework Report – Research Presenters: Richard Hoffmann, NU associate vice president for academic affairs and research; Prem Paul, UNL vice chancellor for research and economic development; Tom Rosenquist, UNMC vice chancellor for research; Scott Snyder, UNO associate vice chancellor for research; and Kenya Taylor, UNK dean of graduate studies and research

11 a.m.: Outlook for Federal Funding Presenter: Matt Hammons, director of federal relations

11:20 a.m.: Committee on Institutional Cooperation Presenter: Ellen Weissinger, UNL interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs

Noon (approximate): Lunch

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

The Board will be asked to approve:

· The collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Regents and the American Association of University Professors (UNO/AAUP) for the 2011-2013 biennium. (Addendum IX-B-1)

· Acceptance of a gift to establish the Buffett Early Child Institute. (Addendum IX-B-2)

· Naming of the “Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute.” (Addendum IX-B-3)

· The bill of sale between the Board of Regents and the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp. for the transfer of the 4-H building located at Innovation Campus. (Addendum IX-B-4)

· A revised budget and scope for the East Stadium improvements at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-6)

· The program statement and budget for the Life Sciences Annex Phase II renovation at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-8)

· The program statement and budget for the renovation of the Eppley Cancer Institute at UNMC. (Addendum IX-B-10)

· The collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Regents and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Education Association (UNKEA) for the 2011-2013 biennium. (Addendum IX-B-13)

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