March 2007

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2007 to Friday, March 9, 2007

Board and Committee Agendas - March 8 - 9, 2007
600 McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak St S.E.


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Sixth Floor, East Committee Room
Audit Committee
Regent Frobenius, Chair/Regent Bohnsack, Vice Chair

  1. Compliance Officer Report - T. Schumacher
  2. External Auditor Review - R. Pfutzenreuter/D. Seck
  3. Consent Report - Review/Action - G. Klatt
  4. Information Items - G. Klatt

9:45 - 11:45 a.m.  Sixth Floor, West Committee Room
Educational Planning & Policy Committee
Regent Bell, Chair/Regent Larson, Vice Chair

  1. Transforming the Undergraduate Experience: Strategic Positioning Initiatives - T. Sullivan/C. Swan/A. Carney/G. Rinehart
  2. Consent Report - Review/Action - T. Sullivan
  3. Information Items - T. Sullivan

9:45 - 11:45 a.m.  Sixth Floor, East Committee Room
Finance & Operations Committee
Regent Allen, Chair/Regent Hunter, Vice Chair

  1. Issues Related to: State of Minnesota Economic Update - R. Pfutzenreuter/T. Stinson
  2. Issues Related to:  Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan - R. Pfutzenreuter
  3. Annual Investment Consultants Report:  Cambridge Associates - R. Pfutzenreuter/S. Mason
  4. Consent Report - Review/Action - R. Pfutzenreuter
  5. Information Items - R. Pfutzenreuter

12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch with Selected Twin Cities Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Students - A.I. Johnson Room

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Sixth Floor, East Committee Room
Board of Regents Work Session
Regent Baraga, Chair/Regent Simmons, Vice Chair
1. Strategic Positioning: Role of Clinical Sciences for the University - F. Cerra

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.  Sixth Floor, East Committee Room
Faculty, Staff & Student Affairs Committee
Regent Bohnsack, Chair/Regent Simmons, Vice Chair

  1. Board of Regents Policy:  Employee Performance Evaluation and Development - Action - C. Carrier
  2. Board of Regents Policy:  EmployeeCompensation and Recognition - Action - C. Carrier
  3. Board of Regents Policy: Administrative Fringe Benefits - Rescind - C. Carrier
  4. Board of Regents Policy: Salaries for Administrative Officers - Rescind - C. Carrier
  5. Board of Regents Policy: Severance for Academic Professional and Administrative Employees - Rescind - C. Carrier
  6. Strategic Positioning: Equity & Diversity Initiatives - C. Carrier/R. Jones/N. Barceló
  7. Student Interest Survey - G. Rinehart
  8. Consent Report - Review/Action - C. Carrier
  9. Information Items - C. Carrier

2:45 - 5:00 p.m.  Sixth Floor, West Committee Room
Facilities Committee
Regent Metzen, Chair/Regent Ransom, Vice Chair

  1. Schematic Plans - Review/Action - K. O’Brien/F. Cerra/J. Johnson/M. Perkins
    A.   Medical Biosciences Building & Utility Infrastructure, Twin Cities Campus
    B.   Malosky Stadium Renovation, Duluth Campus
    C.   Bio Mass Heating Plant Addition, Morris Campus
  2. Capital Budget Amendment - Action - K. O’Brien/R. Pfutzenreuter
    A.   East Gateway District, Twin Cities Campus
  3. Real Estate Transactions - Action - K. O’Brien/F. Cerra/S. Weinberg
    A.   Five-Year Lease at UEL for AHC, Twin Cities Campus
    B.   Seven-Year Lease at UPark Plaza (28th & University) for AHC, Twin Cities Campus
  4. Real Estate Transactions - Review/Action - K. O'Brien/R. Pfutzenreuter/S. Weinberg
    A. Lease at 111 South Broadway, Rochester for Rochester Campus
    B. Acquisition of Land & Easement Interests from Union Pacific Railroad, East Gateway District Area, Twin Cities Campus
  5. Capital Budget Amendments - Review/Action - K. O'Brien/F. Cerra/R. Jones/M. Perkins
    A.  Leasehold Improvement Project at 111 South Broadway, Rochester for Rochester Campus
    B.  Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower 11th Floor Renovation, Twin Cities Campus
  6. Real Estate Transactions - Review - K. O'Brien/F. Cerra/R. Pfutzenreuter/S. Cawley/S. Weinberg
    A. Seven-Year Lease at UPark Plaza, 6th Floor (28th & University) for AHC, Twin Cities Campus
    B. Ten-Year Lease at UPark Plaza, 7th Floor (28th & University) for Office of Information Technology
  7. Capital Budget Amendment - Review - K. O'Brien/M. Perkins
    A. Bio Mass Heating Plant Addition, Morris Campus
  8. Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan:  Principles, Process & Priorities - K. O’Brien/R. Kvavik
  9. Consent Report - Review/Action - K. O’Brien
  10. Information Items - K. O’Brien

6:00 p.m.  Dinner with Alumni Association National Board of Directors - Eastcliff

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast Meeting, Radisson Hotel Metrodome

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Sixth Floor, McNamara Alumni Center, Boardroom
Board of Regents Meeting
Regent Baraga, Chair/Regent Simmons, Vice Chair

  1. Recognition of McKnight Land-Grant Professors - R. Bruininks/T. Sullivan
  2. Approval of Minutes - Action - A. Baraga
  3. Report of the President - R. Bruininks
  4. Report of the Chair - A. Baraga
  5. Receive and File Reports
    A.  Quarterly Report of Grant & Contract Activity
  6. Board Calendar Annual Review - A. Baraga
  7. Report of the All-University Honors Committee - Action - R. Bruininks
  8. Gifts - Review/Action - G. Fischer
  9. Quarterly Summary of Expenditures - Review/Action - A. Baraga
  10. Board of Regents Policy:  Associated Organizations - Action - M. Rotenberg
  11. Strategic Positioning Update - R. Bruininks
  12. Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan - Review - R. Bruininks/K. O’Brien/R. Pfutzenreuter/ R. Kvavik
  13. Report of the Committees
  14. Old Business
  15. New Business
  16. Adjournment

Committee Information Items:  Audit:  External Auditor Relationships & Services Provided; Facilities: Capital Planning & Project Management Semi-Annual Report; Twin Cities Campus Master Planning; Finance & Operations:  Quarterly Purchasing Report (period ending December 31); Quarterly Investment Advisory Committee Update (February meeting); Quarterly Asset Management Report (period ending December 31); Semi-Annual Management Report (December Unaudited); Financial Oversight:  Key Indicators (October-December)

Committee Consent Reports:  Audit: Engagement of LarsonAllen Weishair & Co. LLP for FY2007 Annual Audits & Agreed-Upon Procedures; Educational Planning & Policy: Academic Program Changes; Facilities: Agreements for University Facilities & Services for J. Robinson Wrestling Camp June 20-July 27, 2007 (Twin Cities Campus); Agreements for University Facilities & Services for National Sorts Center Foundation for USA Cup Soccer 2007, July 9-22, 2007 (Twin Cities Campus); Agreements for University Services & Facilities for Higher Things Lutheran Youth Conference July 22-28, 2007 Twin Cities Campus); Finance & Operations: Purchase of Goods & Services over $250,000

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