Board of Regent Schedule: January 16-17, 2004
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the January meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:

January 9, 2004

To: Reporters, Editors, News Directors
From: Joe Rowson, Director of Communications

Board of Regents Schedule: January 16-17, 2004

The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the January meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:

Friday, January 16 - Campus Visit, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Please note: Parking is available in Lot C, north of the Milo Bail Student Center on the UNO main campus. The tour will commence in the Welcome Center on the first floor of the student center.

10:00 a.m.Tour of new Welcome Center facility and update on UNO recruitment and enrollment initiatives
Wade Robinson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

10:20 a.m. Welcoming remarks and overview of morning presentations
Nancy Belck, Chancellor, UNO

10:30 a.m. Update on the Lewis and Clark Expedition Initiative
Ken Dick, Professor and Research Fellow
College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T)

10:55 a.m. Presentation by IS&T Students on VIA Design
Jerry Wagner, Senior Research Fellow
College of Information Science & Technology

11:25 a.m. Institutional Portfolio and Student Portfolio Projects
Sheri Rogers, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
David Conway, Associate Dean, College of Education
Neal Topp, Varner Professor, College of Education
Paul Clark, Coordinator/Web Master, College of Education
Hesham Ali, Associate Dean, College of Information Science & Technology

12:00 noon Lunch and Musical Interlude by College of Fine Arts Students–Chancellor’s Room, Milo Bail Student Center

1:15 p.m. Federal Appropriations Discussion
College of Information Science & Technology: Blaine Burnham, Director, University Consortium for Information Assurance
College of Public Affairs & Community Service: Robert Meier, Chair of Criminal Justice Department
College of Arts & Sciences (Speaker to be announced)

1:45 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Board of Regents Committee Meetings Ballroom, Milo Bail Student Center

2:00 p.m. Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Programs of Excellence Report
Speaker: Jay Noren, Executive Vice President and Provost

3:00 p.m. Planning Committee
Topic: Report on Legislative Resolution 174
Presenter: State Senator Don Pederson

4:00 p.m. Information Technology Committee
Topic: NU Information Security - Introduction, Issues and Action Plans
Presenters: Walter Weir, Chief Information Officer
Michael Carr, Information Security Officer

Saturday, January 17

8:30 a.m. January Meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Strategic Issue:
Topic: Demonstrating Accountability:
Institutional and Student Portfolios

Presenter: Sheri Rogers
Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Assessment, Diversity and Planning
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Hesham Ali
Professor of Computer Science
and Associate Dean, College of
Information Science and & Technology, UNO

Paul Clark
Assessment Coordinator, College of Education, UNO

David F. Conway
Associate Dean, College of Education, UNO

Neal W. Topp
Varner Professor of Educational Technology,
Teacher Education Department
College of Education, UNO

Please note: The agenda for the Board of Regents meeting is posted on the University of Nebraska website,

Items of Interest:

Programs of Excellence Report: Academic Affairs Committee

The University of Nebraska has, for the past three years, set funds aside to support programs identified on the four university campuses as being of high priority. These programs have been identified as "programs of excellence." In this report, the programs that have received supplemental funding will be reviewed and several specific programs will be discussed in detail.

LR 174 Report to the Board of Regents: Planning Committee

Legislative Resolution 174, approved by the Nebraska Legislature in 2003, created a Higher Education Task Force to examine the state’s system of postsecondary education and to make recommendations for changes. Senator Don Pederson of North Platte chaired the committee. The committee developed three recommendations:

• Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary education in Nebraska
• Increase the percentage of student who enroll and successfully persist through degree completion
• Reduce, eliminate, and then reverse the net out migration of Nebraskans with high levels of educational attainment

At this meeting Sen. Pederson will review the committee’s recommendations and the rationale for each, and engage in a discussion on this issue with the regents.

Institutional and Student Portfolios: Strategic Issue Discussion

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has developed a system of portfolios to demonstrate progress toward its goals. The portfolios present evidence of work accomplished to achieve each goal. At the same time, UNO has adopted the concept of online student portfolios for teacher candidates. The portfolios allow each student to create and archive documents they develop during work in each course. The student can use their portfolios to demonstrate that they are doing more than simply completing of a series of courses, but are making progress toward becoming professional educators.

Approval of the program statement and budget for a "Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)" facility at UNMC

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and its partner, the Nebraska Medical Center have a long history of developing treatments for cancer and other diseases based on transplantation of cellular and tissue-based products, including bone marrow and blood cells, as well as solid organs. Revised Federal Drug Administration rules, scheduled for implementation later this year require facilities preparing cellular and tissue based products to comply with cGMP practices. At this meeting the Board will be asked to approve development of a compliant facility.
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