21st Century Extension Elbert Dickey, Dean and Director, Cooperative Extension
Shuttle departs East Campus
Extended Education Opportunities John Foster, Professor of Entomology Larry Walklin, Professor of Broadcasting Sheran Cramer, Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers College Hall, Room 202
Background Tour of Housing Jim Griesen, Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs Abel Hall, Room 1307
Lunch Selleck Hall, Executive Dining Room
Review of Model for proposed housing renovation project Mail Distribution Center, 1820 R Street
Academic Affairs Committee - Board Room, Varner Hall Issues in Costs of Higher Education Jay Noren, Executive Vice President and Provost (speaker) James Griesen, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNL Craig Munier, Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid, UNL Derek Hodgson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNO Galen Hadley, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNK David Crouse, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNMC
Business Affairs Committee Audit Report Paul Becker, Deloitte & Touche
General Affairs Committee UNL Residence Hall Master Plan Jim Griesen, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNL (speaker) Doug Zatechka, Director of University Housing, UNL Michael Hager, Associate Director of Housing, Administration, and Information Systems, UNL
Planning Committee Criteria for Evaluation and Prioritization of Academic Programs Revisited L. Dennis Smith, President, University of Nebraska
Saturday, March 1
Regular meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents
Strategic Issue:Value of Sports and Other Co-Curricular Activities in the Undergraduate Experience Nancy Belck, Chancellor, UNO Douglas Kristenesn, Chancellor, UNK Harvey Perlman, Chancellor, UNL Student Athletes
Note: The agenda for the Board of Regents meeting is posted on the university website, www.nebraska.edu
Items of interest scheduled for this meeting:
Omaha Public Power District/University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agreement - IX-B-2
The Board of Regents will be asked to approve an agreement between OPPD and UNL to allow faculty and students from UNL’s Energy Systems Lab to do research on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The research will study fuel cell technology, solar energy applications, building design and control technologies, and conservation technologies used to minimize energy use while improving comfort levels in commercial and institutional buildings.
Room and Board Rates - Section X-B
The Board of Regents will be asked to approve new room and board rates at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, and meal rates at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The room and board rate increases are about 6.5% higher than current rates. Proposed meal plans at UNO are 4.5% higher than current plans. Housing rates in UNO’s University Village will increase by 5.0% for rent, and 3% for furniture rental. There is an additional monthly fee for data/internet services –$9.80 for nine-month contracts and $9.29 for 12-month contracts. Fees for University Village are determined by the Century Development company. Rates for Scott Hall room and board have not yet been established by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation. Scott Village, which is scheduled to open in the Fall semester, will have a rate of $375 per month based on a 12-month contract which includes furniture rental, basic cable television, electricity and data/internet services.
Spring Headcount Enrollments X-D-2
Enrollments at the University of Nebraska have increased by 310 students or 0.7% compared to Spring of 2002. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln experienced an increase of 160 students or 0.8%. The University of Nebraska Medical Center saw an increase of 83 students, or 3.1%. The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s enrollment increased by 39 students, or 0.3%, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney gained 28 students, for a 0.5% increase. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture increased by 10 students, or 4.5% Total university enrollment (with NCTA) now stands at 43,700.
Mariana Witt Electronic Scholarship Center X-D-9
The computer training room in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Love Library has been named in honor of Mariana Witt, a longtime supporter of the University of Nebraska and university libraries. Her estate included a sizable gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation for the libraries endowment, increasing the endowment amount by 25%. The room will now be known as the “Mariana Witt Electronic Scholarship Center.”