UT System Regents to meet May 11-12

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, May 11-12, 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.

The meeting will be live tweeted from @utsystem.

Below are highlights from the Board agenda. All times approximate and more information about these items as well as additional agenda items can be found in the agenda book.

Wednesday, May 11

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

10:30 a.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Consider approval to create a College of Nursing at UT Permian Basin.
  • Consider approval to support the Agreement of Cooperation in Higher Education and Research with The National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico.
  • Consider approval of preliminary authority for a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics at UT Rio Grande Valley.

11:15 a.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • Consider approval to support a new UT System Clinical Data Network

12 p.m. – Executive session

2 p.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

  • Report on assessment of technology commercialization offices and process of commercialization discovery by Julie Goonewardene, associate vice chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment and managing director of the UT Horizon Fund.
  • Report and discussion on the initiatives of the UT System Institute for Transformational Learning (ITL), by Dr. Steven Mintz, executive director of ITL, and Dr. Marni Baker Stein, chief innovation officer. 

2:45 p.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

3:45 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee  

4:30 p.m. – Recess

6:30 p.m. – Dinner Reception

Thursday, May 12

8:30 a.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Review and possible action regarding institutional and UT System Administration campus carry rules, regulations and provisions.
  • Presentation of Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities.
  • Report on UT Austin strategic vision and institutional priorities by President Gregory Fenves.

11:25 a.m. – Executive session

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

2:30 p.m. – Adjourn

About The University of Texas System

Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking basic, applied and clinical research, and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. With 14 institutions and an enrollment of more than 217,000, the UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates almost two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public institutions in Texas. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $16.9 billion (FY 2016) including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With about 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates – and more than 70,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.

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