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UT System Regents to meet August 20-21

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21, 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.

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

Wednesday, August 20

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

  • Discussion regarding the restructuring of the internal audit functions at emerging research institutions

10 a.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

  • Consideration of the FY 2015 Annual Budget for The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)

11 a.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

  • Report on the Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) Program

12:30 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee

  • Discussion related to the approval of design development for the UT System Administration replacement office building

1:30 p.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • Presentation by UT System Chancellor’s Health Fellow Dr. Lynda Chin on the development of a proposal to improve diabetes patient care through improved data collection, management, analysis and application

2:30 p.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Consideration of the establishment of an academic structure for UT Rio Grande Valley
  • Discussion of Student Lifecycle Management infrastructure to support student learning outcomes

3:30 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Announcement of the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award winners

5 p.m. – Recess

Thursday, August 21

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

  • Presentation by Dr. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston on his blueprint for the future of the Dell Medical School at UT Austin
  • Discussion and consideration of implementation of recommendations of the Task Force on Employee/Student Relationships 
  • Discussion related to the appropriation of $10 million to create the UT System Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Institute
  • Discussion and appropriate action related to final report and recommendations of the Task Force on Student Mental Health and Safety
  • Consideration of the appropriation of $2 million to create the UT System Energy Research, Engineering and Education Institute and $10 million per year for two years for Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) funding to support an initiative to increase engineering enrollment
  • Appointment of Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre and Dr. Hans M. Mark as Chancellor Emeriti

10:40 a.m. – Executive Session

  • Discussion and appropriate action related to the naming of Admiral William McRaven as Chancellor

3:15 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Discussion and appropriate action regarding the UT System Administration operating budget for FY 2015 including a proposal to offset the need for tuition increases

4 p.m. – Adjourn