July 11, 2014

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, July 18, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

Following are highlights of the July Board meeting. A complete agenda is available here.

8:30 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Distance Education/Coursera

Presenters: Susan Fritz, NU executive vice president and provost-elect, and Mary Niemiec, associate vice president for distance education and director of University of Nebraska Online Worldwide

Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Global Engagement/Study Abroad

Presenters: Joshua Davis, NU assistant vice president for global strategy and international initiatives; Olivia Sonderman, student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and James Brown, co-founder and CIO, Five Nines Technology Group

9:45 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee

Topic: Biennial Budget Request

Presenters: Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget and planning; and Ronnie Green, NU vice president and vice chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

10:15 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • The appointment of Susan Fritz as NU executive vice president and provost and dean of the Graduate College. (Addendum VIII-A-1)
  • A facilities lease space between UNL and AT&T. (Addendum VIII-B-2)
  • The merger of the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering with the Department of Electrical Engineering to form the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in UNL’s College of Engineering. (Addendum IX-A-1)
  • Creation of a new Bachelor of Arts in Education in special education K-12 teaching at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. (Addendum IX-A-2)
  • Reorganization of the Consortium for Crime and Justice Research and the Juvenile Justice Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to establish the Nebraska Center for Juvenile Justice in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. (Addendum IX-A-3)
  • Creation of a Bachelor of Science degree in gerontology in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at UNO. (Addendum IX-A-4)
  • The 2015-17 biennial budget requests for the University of Nebraska and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Addendums IX-B-2 and IX-B-3)
  • A banking services license agreement between UNL and Union Bank and Trust Company. (Addendum IX-B-4)
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