UA Board of Regents to hold special governance committee meeting Dec. 9

by Michelle Saport  |   

UA Board of Regents (BOR) to hold a special governance committee meeting Dec. 9 The University of Alaska Board of Regents' Governance Committee will hold a special meeting via video 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to discuss the process for the board's policy audit and to review its 2020 work plan (view the meeting agenda). The board will take up the work plan and a possible tuition increase at its Jan. 17, 2020 meeting.

The recommendation to audit existing Board of Regents' policies resulted from a workshop held on Nov. 7, 2019.

For the Dec. 9 meeting, video streaming will be available to the public at Video conference locations are: UAA - Administrative/Humanities Building, Room 204; UAF - Butrovich Building, Room 204; UAS - Hendrickson Building, Room 204.

BOR sets a date for January telephonic public testimony Additionally, the board will hold one hour of audio public testimony from 4-5 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2020. Anyone interested in talking with the regents can call 1-866-726-0757.

BOR transmits reports to the  Legislature and the governor The Board of Regents also transmitted its response to legislative intent that it consider a plan to transition the university from three separately accredited institutions into a single accredited institution. The intent language was included as part of UA's operating budget. Additionally, the board was required to report to Gov. Mike Dunleavy on the university's progress toward meeting the terms of the Aug. 13 compact that reduced the university's budget cut from $136 million in one fiscal year to $70 million over three fiscal years. Copies of both reports are posted to the Board of Regents website.

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