The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 11, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.

Following are highlights of the March Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available here.

Business Affairs Committee 9 a.m.: University-wide Budget Strategies Presenter: Chris Kabourek, assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget and planning

9:30 a.m.: Status Report on Fire and Safety Presenter: Rebecca Koller, assistant vice president for business and finance and director of facilities management

9:45 a.m. (approximate): Break

Academic Affairs Committee 10 a.m.: Strategic Framework Report – Research Presenters: Richard Hoffmann, NU associate vice president for academic affairs and research; Prem Paul, UNL vice chancellor for research and economic development; Tom Rosenquist, UNMC vice chancellor for research; Scott Snyder, UNO associate vice chancellor for research; and Kenya Taylor, UNK dean of graduate studies and research

11 a.m.: Outlook for Federal Funding Presenter: Matt Hammons, director of federal relations

11:20 a.m.: Committee on Institutional Cooperation Presenter: Ellen Weissinger, UNL interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs

Noon (approximate): Lunch

12:30 p.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

· The collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Regents and the American Association of University Professors (UNO/AAUP) for the 2011-2013 biennium. (Addendum IX-B-1)

· Acceptance of a gift to establish the Buffett Early Child Institute. (Addendum IX-B-2)

· Naming of the “Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute.” (Addendum IX-B-3)

· The bill of sale between the Board of Regents and the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp. for the transfer of the 4-H building located at Innovation Campus. (Addendum IX-B-4)

· A revised budget and scope for the East Stadium improvements at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-6)

· The program statement and budget for the Life Sciences Annex Phase II renovation at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-8)

· The program statement and budget for the renovation of the Eppley Cancer Institute at UNMC. (Addendum IX-B-10)

· The collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Regents and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Education Association (UNKEA) for the 2011-2013 biennium. (Addendum IX-B-13)

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