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UT System Regents to meet May 14-15

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are posted online. Parking for news media is available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.

Here are some highlights from the Board agenda (all times approximate):

Wednesday, May 14

9:30 a.m. – Audit, Compliance and Management Review Committee

10:30 a.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

11:30 a.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

1 p.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Consideration of undergraduate and graduate degree programs to be offered at UT Rio Grande Valley
  • Consideration of the process for hiring tenured and tenure-track faculty members from UT Brownsville and UT Pan American at UT Rio Grande Valley
  • Consideration of honorific namings of facilities at UT Austin, UT Brownsville, UT Dallas, UT Permian Basin and UT Tyler

 2:30 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Discussion and consideration of tuition and fee proposals for the 2014-15 academic year

 5:30 – Recess

Thursday, May 15

 8 a.m. – Health Affairs Committee

9 a.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee

10 a.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Presentation of Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities
  • Introduction of Francisco Fernandez, M.D., inaugural dean of the UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
  • Amendments to Regents’ Rules and Regulations
  • Discussion and consideration of implementation of recommendations of the Advisory Task Force on Best Practices Regarding University-Affiliated Foundation Relationships
  • Consideration of the appropriation of $10 million in Permanent University Fund proceeds to provide continued funding for the UT System Research Incentive Program (UTRIP) to enhance research capacity at UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT El Paso and UT San Antonio
  • Discussion and consideration of final report and recommendations from the Task Force on Hazing and Alcohol
  • Recognition of Student Regent Nash Horne

 12 p.m. – Executive session

1:45 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Discussion and consideration of recommendations regarding Systemwide policy and practice changes in admissions procedures
  • Consideration of the creation of a new, six-member University Lands Advisory Board
  • Discussion and consideration regarding recommended best practices for Board operations, oversight and engagement

 2:30 p.m. – Adjourn

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