Peter Kiewit Institute (2014)

Whereas, the academic leadership of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska‐Lincoln have presented to the Board of Regents an Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) for the Peter Kiewit Institute that is intended to position PKI to meet the needs of engineering and information technology businesses in Omaha and throughout the state; and

Whereas, the ISP presented by the UNO and UNL chancellors was developed by an Academic Advisory Council that includes the deans of the two colleges that comprise PKI – the UNO College of Information Science & Technology and the UNL College of Engineering – the interim executive director of PKI, and the senior vice chancellors for academic affairs at UNO and UNL; and

Whereas, the Board of Regents remains strongly supportive of and fully committed to the
advancement and success of PKI;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska:

  1. Expresses its support for the concept of a unified, collaborative PKI, with two
    campuses, UNO and UNL working together thru the Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Deans,
    Faculty and Staff; and
  2. Endorses the Integrated Strategic Plan for PKI, which builds on the plans of
    the two colleges with added benefits of synergy, collaboration, and leveraging; and
  3. Plans to regularly monitor PKI’s performance to ensure agreed upon targets
    for process and for growth in enrollment and faculty are met; and
  4. Expects at least semi‐annual reports to be presented to the Board of Regents
    and/or to its Academic Affairs committee on benchmarks and performance in enrollment,
    graduation, faculty resources, research expenditures, budget, and other important
    elements; and
  5. Commits to resources and support efforts of administration and faculty to
    meet the important goals of the ISP and to provide the oversight and governance
    appropriate to ensure PKI’s success.
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