December 2023 Board of Regents Meeting

Dec. 7-8, & 14

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Agenda: December 2023 (PDF)


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

1.    External Auditor Report & 2023 Annual Financial Report – M. Viola/J. Dockendorf/N. Hoium
2.    Recommendation for Engagement of External Auditor – Review/Action – M. Viola/M. Volna
3.    Institutional Compliance and Conflict of Interest Reports – B. Kumher
4.    Consent Report – Review/Action – Q. Gaalswyk

8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, West Committee Room
Special Committee on Academic Health 
Regent Wheeler, Chair/Regent R. Johnson, Vice Chair

1.    Input to the Governor’s Task Force on Academic Health at the University of Minnesota – P. Wheeler/J. Tolar/M. Frans
2.    M Health Fairview Update – Review/Action – J. Ettinger/J. Tolar

9:45 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Mission Fulfillment Committee
Regent R. Johnson, Chair/Regent Kenyanya, Vice Chair

15 min break to be taken at call of the Chair

1.    Annual Report on the State of the University Research Enterprise – S. Priya
2.    Introduction to Post-Doctoral Scholars – R. Croson/S. Priya/S. Lanyon
3.    Board of Regents Policy: Equity, Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action – Action – T. Marisam
4.    Consent Report – Review/Action – R. Croson
5.    Information Items – R. Croson

1:45 p.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Finance & Operations Committee
Regent Huebsch, Chair/Regent Wheeler, Vice Chair

15 min break to be taken at call of the Chair

1.    Academic Affiliation with CentraCare: Financial Plan – Action – W. Sibert/M. Volna
2.    Amendment to the University’s Supplemental FY 2025 State Budget Request – J. Ettinger/M. Frans
3.    PEAK Implementation Update – M. Frans/K. Horstman
4.    FY 2025 Budget Variables & Levers – J. Tonneson
5.    Annual Report on Targeted Business, Community Economic Development, and Small Business Programs – S. Banks/R. Eberdt/T. Marisam
6.    Consent Report – Review/Action – M. Frans 
7.    Information Items – M. Frans



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

1.    Discussion of Approval Thresholds – B. Steeves/J. Langworthy
2.    Board Committee Structure: Role of Standing Committees and Special Committees – B. Steeves/J. Langworthy
3.    Presidential Conflicts of Interest – J. Langworthy

8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, West Committee Room
Special Committee on University Relations
Regent Thao-Urabe, Chair/Regent Gulley, Vice Chair

1.    Fall Legislative Higher Education Hearings – M. López Franzen
2.    Board Engagement During the 2024 Legislative Session – M. López Franzen
3.    Marketing Efforts: Recruitment and Enrollment – A. Hietapelto/A. Aronson/K. Risic/T. Eagle/M. Bert

Approximately 15 min Following Adjournment of the Governance & Policy Committee and the Special Committee on University Relations
Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Board of Regents Meeting 
Regent Mayeron, Chair/Regent Huebsch & Regent Kenyanya, Co-Vice Chairs

1.    Approval of Minutes – Action – J. Mayeron
2.    Report of the Interim President – J. Ettinger
3.    Report of the Chair – J. Mayeron
4.    Receive & File Reports – J. Mayeron 
       A.    Virtual Forum Comments
       B.    Eastcliff Annual Report
5.    Consent Report – Review/Action – J. Mayeron
       A.    Gifts
       B.    Report of the All-University Honors Committee
       C.    Report of the Naming Committee
6.    University Performance and Accountability Report & Update on MPact 2025 Systemwide Strategic Plan – Review – J. Ettinger/R. Croson
7.    Report of the Senate Consultative Committee/Faculty Consultative Committee/Civil Service Consultative Committee/P&A Consultative Committee – M. Bee/M. Verkuilen/W. Taha Frakes
8.    Public Safety Update: Fall Semester Review – J. Ettinger/M. Frans
9.    Update on Board’s Virtual Forum – B. Steeves/K. Overby
10.    Reports of Committees
       A.    Standing Committees
       B.    Special Committees
11.    Old Business
12.    New Business
13.    Resolution to Conduct Non-Public Meeting of the Board of Regents to Discuss Attorney-Client Privileged Matters - Review/Action – J. Mayeron
14.    Adjournment



8:00 a.m. 
West Committee Room, 6th floor McNamara Alumni Center  
Litigation Review Committee Special Meeting  
Regent T. Johnson, Chair/Regent Turner, Vice Chair
  1. Resolution to Conduct Non-Public Special Meeting of the Litigation Review Committee to Discuss Attorney-Client Privileged Matters - Review/Action - D. Peterson

Committee Consent Reports: 

Audit & Compliance: Approval for Engagements Over $100,000.
Finance & Operations: Purchase of Goods and Services $1,000,000 and Over; Amendment to Retirement Plans; Off-Cycle Tuition Rate Changes; Real Estate Transactions; Schematic Designs.
Mission Fulfillment: Academic Program Changes; Conferral of Tenure; Human Fetal Tissue Research Report to the Minnesota Legislature; Weisman Art Museum Collection Policy.

Committee Information Items: 

Finance & Operations: Central Reserves General Contingency Allocations; FY 2023 Annual Financial Report; Annual Security and Fire Safety Report; Debt Management Advisory Committee Update; Intent to Dispose of Property; Investment Advisory Committee Update; MPact 2025 Progress - Finance and Operations.
Mission Fulfillment: University, Student, Faculty, and Staff Activities and Awards.

Non-Public Social Events

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