Quarterly Board of Regents Meeting

AGENDA

University of Houston System
Board of Regents Meeting

DATE:      Wednesday, February 15, 2012

TIME:      12:00 p.m.

PLACE:   University of Houston-Clear Lake
                 Garden Room, Room 1510 Bayou Building
                 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
                 Houston, Texas 77058

Chair:             Nelda Luce Blair
Vice Chair:     Mica Mosbacher
Secretary:      Jarvis V. Hollingsworth        

I.  Board of Regents Meeting
    **Complete Board Package - 261 pages**

A.  Call to Order

II.  Executive Session

      1. Section 551.071 – Consultation with System Attorneys 

      2. Section 551.072 – Deliberations Concerning Purchase, Lease or Value of Real Property

      3. Section 551.073 – Deliberations about Negotiated Contracts for Prospective Gifts or Donations

      4. Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters, Including Appointment, Evaluation or Dismissal of Personnel

III. Report and Action from Executive Session

B.  Approval to ratify the contract for the new University of Houston’s Football Coach – University of Houston

Item:     BOR-B1

Action:   Approval

Supporting Documentation:

  • Biographical Sketch and Term Sheet - B2-4

IV.    Board of Regents Meeting (continued)

C.  Welcoming Remarks from President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

D.  Information on the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) – University of Houston-Clear Lake

Item:    BOR-D5

Action:   Information

Supporting Documentation:

  • Presentation on the UH-Clear Lake Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) - BOR-D6-11

E.  Presentation of Resolutions of Appreciation – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-E12

Action:   Information

Supporting Documentation:

  • Resolutions of Appreciation for Carroll Robertson Ray, Welcome W. Wilson, Sr., and Jim P. Wise - BOR-E13-15

V.     Committee Reports Listing Consent Docket Items for Board Approval

All action items considered and unanimously approved by the Academic and Student Success Committee, Item A, the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee, Item B, and the Endowment Management Committee, Item C, held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012; and the Finance and Administration Committee, Item D, and the Audit and Compliance Committee, Item E, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 are listed under each Committee Report as Consent Docket Agenda items requiring final Board approval.

Pursuant to Board By-Law 6.9, any Regent may request that an individual item be removed from the Consent Docket and be considered by the Board. 

Item A – Academic and Student Success Committee Report – February 14, 2012

A.   Approval of Master of Science in Nursing with a Major in Family Nurse Practitioner Degree – University of Houston-Victoria - A&SS-A1-4

Action:   Approval

B.   Approval of Admission Standards for Freshman at the University of Houston-Downtown – University of Houston-Downtown - A&SS-B5-14

Action:   Approval

C.   Approval of University of Houston Honorary Degrees – University of Houston - A&SS-C-11

Action:    Approval

Item B – Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee Report – February 14, 2012

D.   Approval of site and program for the design and construction of a new University of Houston football stadium – University of Houston - FCMP-D12-22

Action:   Approval

E.    Approval of site and program for design and construction of a new facility for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy - University of Houston - FCMP-E21-23

Action:   Approval

F.    Approval of site and program for expansion of the Cougar Substation - University of Houston – FCMP-F24-26

Action:   Approval

G.    Approval is requested to update the University of Houston-Sugar Land master plan to site a new 63,000 square foot partnership facility –University of Houston - FCMP-G27-29
Action:   Approval

H.   Approval of site and program for design and construction of the University of Houston-Victoria Academic and Economic Development Building – University of Houston-Victoria - FCMP-H30-32

Action:   Approval

Item C – Endowment Management Committee Report – February 14, 2012

I.   Approve the FY12 University Advancement Endowment Assessment Rate of 1.5% – University of Houston System - EM-I33

Action:    Approval

J.   Approval to modify the UH System Endowment Fund Statement of Investment Objectives and Policies – University of Houston System - EM-J34-54

Action:    Approval

K.   Annual review and approval of the UH System Investment Policy for Non-Endowed Funds – University of Houston System -
EM-K55-73

Action:    Approval

Item D – Finance and Administration Committee Report – February 15, 2012

L.   Approval of University of Houston consolidation of tuition and fees rates effective fall semester 2012 – University of Houston - F&A-L74-93

Action:    Approval

M.   Approval of changes to the voluntary and optional fees and charges for the University of Houston System universities – University of Houston System - F&A-M94-113

Action:    Approval

N.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute a contract not to exceed $1.5 million for the purchase of ventilated mouse cages for the University of Houston – University of Houston -
F&A-N114-115

Action:    Approval

O.   Approval is requested to delegate authority up to $5 million to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute insurance contracts for Fiscal Year 2012 – University of Houston System - F&A-O116-118

Action:    Approval

P.   Approval is requested to write-off Accounts and Notes Receivable for FY2011 – University of Houston System - F&A-P119-132

Action:    Approval

Q.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute a multi-year contract (not to exceed two years with a one-year option to renew) for library subscription services for the M.D. Anderson Library – University of Houston - F&A-Q133-134

Action:    Approval

R.  Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute a contract up to five years to purchase natural gas for the University of Houston – University of Houston- F&A-R135-136

Action:    Approval

S.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts associated with the sale of approximately 22.7 acres of land with improvements located in Ingleside, Texas – University of Houston - F&A-S137-149

Action:    Approval

Item E – Audit and Compliance Committee Report – February 15, 2012

T.    Report on Audit Report and Financial Statements, University of Houston Charter School, FY2011 - University of Houston System - AUDIT-T150

Action:     Approval

VI.   Committee Report Item(s) not Addressed in the Consent Docket but requiring Final Board Approval
[No items were forwarded from the committee which require further Board action]

VII.   Board of Regents Items

H.   Approval of Appointment of Vice Chancellor/Vice President for University Advancement for University of Houston System/University of Houston – University of Houston System/University of Houston - BOR-H16

Action:   Approval

Supporting Documentation:

  • Biographical Sketch and Personnel Recommendation for Eloise Dunn Stuhr - BOR-H17-18

I.   University of Houston Faculty Senate President addresses the role of research in providing quality education from a perspective of someone who has worked in the industry – University of Houston - BOR-I19

Action:   Information

J.    Annual Report on Intercollegiate Athletics – University of Houston - BOR-J-20

Action:   Information

Supporting Documentation:

  • UH Athletics Annual Report, February 15, 2012 - BOR-J20.1
  • Student-Athlete Academic Overview, January 2012 - BOR-J20.2
  • Big East Fact Sheet - BOR-J20.3

K.   Introduction of the new University of Houston-Victoria Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs – University of Houston-Victoria - BOR-K21

Action:   Information

Supporting Documentation:

  • Biographical Sketch on Dr. Jeffrey Case - BOR-K22

VIII.  Chancellor’s Report:  System Profile and Accomplishments

IX.   Chair’s Report:  Board Initiatives

X.   Adjourn