Board of Regents

Board of Regents
Special Meeting of the Full Board
and Alaska State Legislators

Tuesday, December 17, 1997; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Legislative Information Office, 716 W. 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska


I. Introduction - Michael P. Kelly, President of the University of Alaska Board of Regents

II. Report from President Jerome Komisar on Executive Review of Cost Savings Potential

A. Administrative Organization

The Board of Regents adopted the following motion to guide the organization and re-engineering of the University of Alaska administrative functions:

1. maintain a strong presidency with the ability to concentrate on policy issues but responsible to the Board of Regents for both the executive and service functions;
2. endorse the concept of a President's Council;
3. clearly distinguish between executive and service functions;
4. maintain a university-wide system that avoids unnecessary duplication to the maximum extent possible;
5. assure that re-engineering of functions and organization results in new reduction of executive/administrative costs of at least $2 million per year for a total of $10 million over the next four years beginning with FY99;
6. keep operational authority closest to customers; and
7. assure that this be done in a form in which actual savings can be projected and reported.
B. Extended Campus Organization

C. Allocation of Instructional Resources

D. Distance Delivery

III. Deferred Maintenance Task Force - Senator Tim Kelly

Report on status of the Interim Task Force recommendations on deferred maintenance.

IV. Report on Special Legislative Committees

A. Workforce Development

B. Telecommunications

V. Other Items of Concern

VI. Adjourn

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