Federal stimulus, H1N1 preparedness and TCF Bank Stadium among topics at upcoming U of M Board of Regents meeting
When: Thursday-Friday, Sept. 10-11, 2009
Where: 600 McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis
Contacts: University News Service, (612) 624-5551, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting this week on the Twin Cities campus on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10-11. The Regents will recognize new Regents Professors, discuss the university’s H1N1 flu preparedness and examine how the university can utilize federal stimulus dollars.
The Regents will also get a tour of TCF Bank Stadium Thursday evening. Other notable topics of discussion include a review of the university’s accountability report, UMore Park and the 2010 state capital request.
Highlights of the meeting include:
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Audit Committee, East Committee Room
The committee will get both internal and external audit updates, as well as discuss how the university has utilized funds from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
9:45 - 11:15 a.m. Finance & Operations Committee, East Committee Room
The committee will discuss issues related to the Annual Asset Management Report, as well as federal stimulus ARRA funds.
9:45 - 11:15 a.m. Faculty, Staff & Student Affairs Committee, West Committee Room
Collective bargaining agreements with local AFSCME units will be reviewed and acted upon, as well as a discussion on the university’s H1N1 flu preparedness plan.
1 - 3 p.m. Board of Regents Work Session, Boardroom
The work session will include a presentation on the quality, tuition and financial aid of graduate and professional education at the U of M. The relationship of the University of Minnesota Physicians with the university and Fairview Health Services will also be discussed.
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Educational Planning & Policy Committee, West Committee Room
The committee will receive a university facilities assessment update from Vice President of University Services Kathleen O’Brien, as well as discuss the donation that financed the new brick covering for the TCF Bank Stadium field wall.
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
9 a.m. - noon, Board of Regents Meeting, McNamara Alumni Center, Boardroom
University President Robert Bruininks will open the meeting by recognizing the 2009 Regents Professors. The meeting will also include a review of the 2010 state capital request with Bruininks, O’Brien and CFO Richard Pfutzenreuter; a resolution related to the creation, organization and use of UMore Park and the UMore Park Legacy Fund; and a review of the University’s Plan, Performance and Accountability Report.
More information on the Board of Regents and live streaming view of board meetings can be found at http://www.umn.edu/regents