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Quarterly Board of Regents Meeting

AGENDA

University of Houston System
Board of Regents Meeting

DATE:      Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TIME:      11:45 a.m.

PLACE:      Hilton University of Houston Hotel
                    Conrad Hilton Ballroom, Second Floor
                    4800 Calhoun
                    Houston, Texas 77204

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

I.    Board of Regents Meeting
**Complete Board Package - 86 pages**

A.   Call to Order

B.   Open Forum 

II.   Approval of Minutes:

  • February 15, 2012, Board of Regents Meeting 
  • March 27, 2012, Special Called Board of Regents Meeting

Action:    Approval

III. 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, May 15, 2012; and the Audit and Finance Committee, Item D, and the Finance and Administration Committee, Item E, held on Wednesday, May 16, 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 – May 15, 2012

A   Approval of Faculty Promotion in Academic Rank – University of Houston System - A&SS-A1-7

Action:   Approval

B   Approval of Faculty Emeriti Appointments – University of Houston System - A&SS-B8-23

Action:   Approval

C   Approval of Master of Arts in Non Profit Management Degree at the University of Houston-Downtown – University of Houston-Downtown - A&SS-C24-28

Action:   Approval

D.  Approval of Master in Arts Leadership Degree at the University of Houston – University of Houston - A&SS-D29-32

Action:   Approval

E.   Approval of Master of Science in Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences Degree at the University of Houston – University of Houston - A&SS-E33-36

Action:   Approval

F.   Approval of Master of Science in Subsea Engineering Degree at the University of Houston – University of Houston - A&SS-F37-40

Action:   Approval

Item B – Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee Report – May 15, 2012

H.   Approval of update to the University of Houston-Victoria master plan to add land to the existing campus – University of Houston-Victoria - FCMP-H44-47

Action:   Approval

I.   Approval of site and program for build-out of the 4th and 5th floors of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building – University of Houston - FCMP-I48-53

Action:   Approval

Item C – Endowment Management Committee Report – May 15, 2012
[No items were forwarded from the committee which require further Board action]

Item D – Audit and Compliance Committee Report – May 16, 2012
[No items were forwarded from the committee which require further Board action]

Item E – Finance and Administration Committee Report – May 16, 2012

J.   Approval is requested for the University of Houston System FY2013 holiday schedule – University of Houston System - F&A-J54-55

Action:   Approval

K.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute an extension to the contract with Today’s Business Solutions for providing office supplies to the University of Houston – University of Houston - F&A-K56-57

Action:   Approval

L.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts up to $21 million for the build-out of the 4th and 5th floors in the Health and Biomedical Building at the University of Houston – University of Houston - F&A-L58-60

Action:   Approval

M.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts up to $12.5 million for design and construction of the University of Houston-Victoria Academic and Economic Development Building – University of Houston-Victoria - F&A-M61-63

Action:   Approval

N.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for purchase of property adjacent to the University of Houston-Victoria campus, needed for future campus expansion – University of Houston-Victoria - F&A-N64-67

Action:   Approval

IV.  Committee Report Item(s) not Addressed in the Consent Docket but requiring Final Board Approval

O.     Approval is requested for the University of Houston System FY2013 Financial Plan and Budget – University of Houston System - F&A-O68

Action:   Approval

Supporting Documentation:

V.   Board of Regents Items (continued)

P.  Resolution in Appreciation of Student Regent Tamecia Glover Harris on the completion of her term – University of Houston System

Item:     BOR-P69

Action:    Approval

Supporting Documentation:

Q.  Resolution in Appreciation for Dr. James E. Anderson on his Retirement from the University of Houston System/University of Houston after 41 years of dedicated service – University of Houston  System

Item:     BOR-Q71

Action:    Approval

Supporting Documentation:

R.   Approval is requested of the proposed amendment to the UH System Board of Regents Bylaws Section I: Authority and Responsibility of Governing Board – New Bylaw 1.4 - University of Houston System

Item:     BOR-R73 

Action:    Approval

Supporting Documentation:

S.    University of Houston Faculty Senate President will discuss faculty effectiveness and  productivity – University of Houston

Item:      BOR-S75

Action:    Information

T.  Presentation on All Kids Alliance: Cradle to Career – University of Houston

Item:     BOR-T76

Action:    Information

Supporting Documentation:

VI.    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

VII.  Report and Action from Executive Session

VIII.  Chancellor’s Report:  System Profile and Accomplishments

IX.   Chair’s Report:  Board Initiatives

X.    Adjourn