Five new items have been added to the agenda of the October 17 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. The five items and a revised listing of the University Administrative Agenda are posted on the university’s website:
Agenda & Minutes
The following items have been added:
1. X-A-1. The Board of Regents will be asked to consider a report of a special committee of the University of Nebraska Academic Rights and Responsibilities Committee and render a decision in the matter of an academic freedom complaint filed by Margaret R. Bolick, Ph.D. Dr. Bolick has alleged that her rights of academic freedom were violated when her tenured faculty position was terminated as result of the discontinuance of the research division of the University of Nebraska State Museum. The special faculty committee that reviewed her complaint found no violation of Dr. Bolick’s academic freedom. The Board of Regents will be asked to render a decision in the matter.
2. X-A-2, related to the selection of the Presidential Advisory Search Committee. The board will be asked to change provisions of the selection of members of the general public to serve on the committee to allow each regent to appoint one member of the public. Under current provisions, each board member may appoint two nominees from which six are selected to serve on the committee.
3. X-A-3, related to the selection of the Presidential Advisory Search Committee. The board will be asked to change provisions related to selection of co-chairs of the committee. Under the proposed provisions, the board will select one committee member representing the general public to serve as co-chair and one member of the board to serve as the other co-chair. Under current provisions, the chair of the board makes the selections.
4. X-B-3, requesting board approval of the incurrence of debt by the Nebraska Medical Center not to exceed $45 million. The Board of Regents previously approved a debt-limit resolution for the incurrence of debt by the Nebraska Medical Center. Incurrence of debt in excess of $10 million requires approval of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents or the full board if the date of its meeting makes such action more convenient.
5. X-B-4, requesting board approval of a program statement for the relocation project for moving the University of Nebraska Police Department to a location at 17th and R Streets. Following the construction of the Antelope Valley Project, the current police station will lose its direct vehicular route to UNL’s East Campus. This project would reestablish a direct traffic route and would also create a move visible security presence for the Police Department.