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University of Alaska Regents to meet in Juneau September 27-28

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will gather at the Juneau campus for a two-day meeting Sept. 27 to 28. The agenda covers a wide range of topics and will include time for public testimony on both days. Discussion will center on the approval of new degree programs, tuition and construction projects. The meeting will be at the UAS Student Recreation Center.

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee will discuss the proposed approval of Legal Studies and Retail Management programs at UAA. The board will also hear a Veterinarian Technician Program presentation, an annual Program Review update and a report on Dual Credit Policies and Practices.

The Facilities and Land Management Committee will review projects from all major academic units (MAUs) including the University of Alaska Anchorage Beatrice McDonald Hall renewal, Main Apartment Complex (MAC) Housing renewal phase 1 and the Allied Health Sciences building phase 2. Projects from the University of Alaska Fairbanks include the Toolik Field Station, Fine Arts Complex vapor barrier project, campuswide infrastructure and student housing and dining. University of Alaska Southeast project review will include the freshman housing Banfield Hall addition.

Public testimony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday followed by university staff, faculty and student governance reports and a report from UA President Pat Gamble. The board will also discuss the FY14 operating and capital budget request and ten-year capital improvement plan.

With an early start on Friday the Audit Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. with public testimony scheduled for 9 a.m. The full board will hear reports from human resources and UA Foundation. The board will also begin discussions on the approval of honorary degrees and meritorious service awards, tuition rates for academic year 2014.

Later that afternoon, the regents will tour the U.S. Forest Service Forestry Sciences Laboratory.

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