Report of Announcements Made at the June 21st UH Board of Regents MeetingUniversity of Hawaiʻi
External Affairs & University Relations
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
Public Information Officer
The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) held their monthly meeting today at Windward Community College. In addition to the approval of the hiring of Herman Frazier as the next UH athletics director, the following recommendations were approved:
· University of Hawaiʻi System Strategic Plan
The BOR approved, in principle, the University of Hawaiʻi System Strategic Plan: Entering the University‘s Second Century, 2002-2010, with the understanding that program plans, organizational changes, and resource requirements are subject to the Board‘s program approval, budget preparation, and related policies. The strategic plan establishes the directions and strategies that will guide UH over the next eight years.
· Relating to Academic Certificates and Degrees
The BOR approved requests relating to the following academic certificates and degrees:
· Establishment of a Subject Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management at the University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu, effective Fall 2002
· Establishment of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, effective Fall 2002
· Sponsored Research Agreement Between the Education Laboratory and the University of Hawaiʻi
The BOR authorized the administration to enter into a Sponsored Research Agreement between the Education Laboratory (a New Century Charter School) and the University of Hawaiʻi, and to renew the agreement for the same terms for an additional year. The agreement enables the University to conduct research and develop and test curriculum on the Charter School‘s students.
· Proposed Increase to UH Mānoa Campus Center Fee
The BOR amended its policy on fees to increase Campus Center fees as of Fall 2003 for all students at UH Mānoa, regardless of credit load, according to a proposed fee schedule. The increase is expected to cover operational expenses as well as improved activities, programs and services including wireless internet ports throughout the Campus Center mall and lounge areas; increased email terminals for students, new and improved sound systems, and replacement furniture and equipment in meeting rooms.
· Naming of the Institute for Astronomy Building at the University Research Park in Hilo
The BOR authorized the naming of the Institute for Astronomy building in the University Research Park in Hilo "Kūkahauʻula" followed by the functional building designations "University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy" and "Mauna Kea Operations Center."
· One-Month Extension of Agreement with University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
The BOR authorized the extension of the current Agreement for Services between the University of Hawaiʻi and the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation for one month commencing July 1, 2002, which would maintain the status quo and provide time for the UH Foundation and UH to negotiate an agreement to plan, implement, support a campaign in coordination with the recently unveiled UH System Strategic Plan.
· Relating to Season Tickets and Individual Football and Wahine Volleyball Ticket Prices for 2002
The BOR approved, for a period not to exceed one year, the transfer of additional season tickets for all sports to ʻAhahui Koa Anuenue, and the proposed prices for the 2002 season for Football and Women‘s Volleyball individual tickets.
· Gifts, Grants and Contracts
The BOR accepted a report on gifts, grants, and contracts received by the UH System for the period of April 16, 2002, to May 15, 2002. The UH System received 110 awards totaling $20.5 million, compared to 97 awards totaling $17.3 million for the same period last year (13 percent increase in the number of awards; 19 percent increase in the value of awards).