The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Aug. 13, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. The meeting also will be live-streamed at www.nebraska.edu.
A detailed agenda for the Board meeting is available here.
The day will lead off with remarks from Sen. John Stinner of Gering, chairman of the Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee. Stinner sponsored legislation this year that successfully extended a state-university partnership on building maintenance, with a 40-year plan that will save Nebraska taxpayers $1.5 billion.
Items for the Board’s consideration include:
- A resolution regarding critical race theory, brought by Regent Jim Pillen of Columbus. (Addendum VII-1)
- Creation of bachelor’s degrees in environmental engineering and statistics and data analysis, and a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Addendums XI-A-2, XI-A-3 and XI-A-4)
- Creation of a School of Computing at UNL. (Addendum XI-A-5)
- Creation of a master’s degree in respiratory care at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum XI-A-6)
- Consideration of a performance-based merit payment to NU System President Ted Carter for the 2020-21 fiscal year. (Addendum XI-C-2)