December 2019 Board of Regents Meeting

Dec. 11 & 12-13

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Agenda: December 2019 (PDF)


11:30 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Special Board of Regents Meeting
Regent Powell, Chair/Regent Sviggum, Vice Chair

1. Resolution to Conduct Non-Public Meeting of the Board to Discuss Attorney-Client Privileged Matters – Review/Action – D. Peterson


8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, West Committee Room
Litigation Review Committee 
Regent Beeson, Chair/Regent Her, Vice Chair

1. Resolution to Conduct Non-Public Meeting of the Litigation Review Committee to Discuss Attorney-Client Privileged Matters – Review/Action – D. Peterson

9:15 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom 
Mission Fulfillment Committee
Regent Anderson, Chair/Regent Davenport, Vice Chair
15 min break to be taken at call of the Chair

1. Changes to Twin Cities Campus Liberal Education Requirements – R. McMaster/S. Gregory Kohlstedt
2. Campus Climate: Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester Campuses – M. Goh/J. Hoffman/L. Erwin/S. Olson-Loy/A. Williams
3. Extension and 4-H: Undergraduate Enrollment Pipelines – B. Durgan/M. Muir
4. Annual Report on the Status of University Research & Commercialization of Technology – C. Cramer
5. Consent Report – Review/Action – K. Hanson
6. Information Items – K. Hanson

Overview: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
12:15 p.m. – Heritage Gallery
2:00 p.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Finance & Operations Committee
Regent McMillan, Chair/Regent Beeson, Vice Chair 
15 min break to be taken at call of the Chair

1. Administrative Cost Definition and Benchmarking – B. Burnett/J. Tonneson
2. Long Range Financial Planning Update – B. Burnett/J. Tonneson/L. Kallsen
3. Resolution Related to Refinancing of Debt for the Biomedical Discovery District (Twin Cities campus) – Review – B. Burnett 
4. Annual Financial Report – M. Volna/S. Paulson 
5. Consent Report – Review/Action – B. Burnett
6. Information Items – B. Burnett


8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Governance & Policy Committee
Regent Mayeron, Chair/Regent Hsu, Vice Chair

1. Board of Regents Policy: Code of Ethics for Members of the Board of Regents – Review – B. Steeves/TBD
2. Policy Framework for Renamings – J. Gabel

Immediately Following Governance & Policy Committee (approximately 10:00 a.m.) 
Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Board of Regents Meeting 
Regent Powell, Chair/Regent Sviggum, Vice Chair

1. Recognitions – K. Powell/J. Gabel
    A. Vice President for Human Resources 
2. Approval of Minutes – Action – K. Powell
3. Report of the President – J. Gabel
4. Report of the Chair – K. Powell
5. Receive & File Reports
    A. Quarterly Report of Grant and Contract Activity
    B. Eastcliff Annual Report
6. Consent Report – Review/Action – K. Powell  
    A. Gifts
    B. Report of the All-University Honors Committee
    C. Report of the Naming Committee 
7. Report of the Faculty Consultative Committee – A. Pittenger 
8. 2019 University Performance and Accountability Report – Review – J. Gabel/K. Hanson 
9. East Gateway Project – Review – K. Schmidlkofer/R. Levin/J. Reedstrom Bishop 
10. Report of the Committees 
11. Old Business
12. New Business
13.  Adjournment

Committee Consent Reports: 

Finance & Operations: Central Reserves General Contingency Allocations; Purchase of Goods and Services $1,000,000 and Over; Employment Agreements; Off-cycle Tuition Approval; Resolution Related to Issuance of Debt; Amendments to Civil Service Rules; Real Estate Transactions.
Mission Fulfillment: Academic Program Changes; Human Fetal Tissue Research Report to the Minnesota Legislature.

Committee Information Items: 

Finance & Operations: Annual Report on Targeted Business, Urban Community Economic Development, and Small Business Programs; Commercial Paper Facility Update; Semi-Annual Capital Project Management Report; Debt Management Advisory Committee Update; Investment Advisory Committee Update; Quarterly Asset Management Report; Quarterly Purchasing Report; Saint Paul Strategic Facilities Plan Update.
Mission Fulfillment: Student, Faculty, and Staff Activities and Awards.

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