February 2020 Board of Regents Meeting

Feb. 13-14

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Agenda: February 2020 (PDF)


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

8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Audit & Compliance Committee
Regent Rosha, Chair/Regent Kenyanya, Vice Chair

1.    External Auditor Report and Review of Completed Audit Work – S. Paulson/K. Knudtson/J. Dockendorf
2.    Review of External Auditor Relationship and Services Provided – S. Paulson
3.    External Audit Plan – S. Paulson/K. Knudtson/J. Dockendorf
4.    External Quality Assurance Review Report – G. Klatt/L. Gilligan
5.    Internal Audit Update – G. Klatt

9:15 a.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.    Resolution Related to Refinancing of Debt for the Biomedical Discovery District (Twin Cities campus) – Action – B. Burnett
2.    Administrative Cost Definition and Benchmarking: External Review Update – J. Gabel/A. Laws/K. Dorschel
3.    Long Range Financial Planning Update & FY 2021 Annual Operating Budget Framework – B. Burnett/J. Tonneson/L. Kallsen
4.    Unit Reserves Policy Framework – J. Tonneson
5.    Real Estate Transactions – Review/Action – L. Krueger
        A.     Purchase of Three Properties at 818 Essex Street SE, and 510 Ontario Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Twin Cities campus)
6.    Collective Bargaining Agreements – Review/Action – K. Horstman
        A.     AFSCME Council 5, Clerical and Office Units Locals 3800 and 3801
        B.     AFSCME Council 5, Health Care and Non-Professionals Unit Local 3260
        C.     AFSCME Council 5, Technical Unit Locals 3937 and 3801
7.    Resolution Related to Sale of KUMD to Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation – Review – L. Black
8.    Consent Report – Review/Action – B. Burnett
9.    Information Items – B. Burnett

Roundtable Luncheon: Connecting the University to Minnesota’s Communities
Through Outreach & Public Engagement
12:15 p.m. – Sixth Floor, West Committee Room
2:00 p.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.    Resolution Related to Merging the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Fine Arts at the Duluth – Review/Action – L. Black/F. Delgado
2.    Student Mental Health, Part I – J. Gabel/C. Anderson
3.    President’s Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct: Progress Update and Next Steps – J. Finnegan/K. Miksch/D. Golden
4.    Diversity in Twin Cities Campus Undergraduate Enrollment – R. McMaster/K. Varma
5.    Consent Report – Review/Action – K. Hanson
6.    Information Items – K. Hanson


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

1.    Board of Regents Policy: Code of Conduct for Members of the Board of Regents – Action – B. Steeves
2.    Board of Regents Policy: Namings – Review – J. Gabel

Immediately Following Governance & Policy Committee (approximately 9:30 a.m.)
Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Board of Regents Meeting
Regent Powell, Chair/Regent Sviggum, Vice Chair

1.    Approval of Minutes – Action – K. Powell
2.    Report of the President – J. Gabel
3.    Report of the Chair – K. Powell
4.    Receive & File Reports
       A.    Summary of Expenditures
5.    Consent Report – Review/Action – K. Powell 
       A.    Gifts
       B.    Report of the Regents Award Nominating Committee
6.    2019 University Performance and Accountability Report – Action – J. Gabel/K. Hanson
7.    Update on Systemwide Strategic Plan: Goals – J. Gabel
8.    Strategies for Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion: Faculty – M. Goh/R. Ropers/K. Varma/V. Forbes
9.    Outreach: Articulating the University’s Statewide Impact – K. Hanson/M. Kramer/A. Furco
10.    East Gateway Project – Review/Action – K. Schmidlkofer/R. Levin/J. Reedstrom Bishop
11.    Report of the Committees
12.    Old Business
13.    New Business
14.    Adjournment

Committee Consent Reports: 

Finance & Operations: Central Reserves General Contingency Allocations; Purchase of Goods and Services $1,000,000 and Over; Amendments to Civil Service Rules; Employment Agreements; Capital Budget Amendments; Real Estate Transaction; Schematic Designs.
Mission Fulfillment: Academic Program Changes; Conferral of Tenure; Conferral of Regent Emeritus Status.

Committee Information Items: 

Finance & Operations: Annual Insurance and Risk Management Report; Capital Finance and Debt Management Report; Central Reserves Fund Report; Completed Comprehensive Review of Board Policy; Quarterly Purchasing Report; Results of the 2019 Employee Engagement Survey; State Capital Appropriation Expenditure Report.
Mission Fulfillment: Urgent Approval: Tuition Differential for Online Courses Report to the Legislature; University, Student, Faculty, and Staff Activities and Awards; Recovery on Campus Report to the Legislature.

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Materials and videos

Board of Regents

Audit & Compliance Committee

Finance & Operations Committee

Governance & Policy Committee

Litigation Review Committee

Mission Fulfillment Committee