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December 15, 2016



Kansas Board of Regents Dec. 14 meeting university updates

By Communications and Marketing

The monthly Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Dec. 14 included several items related to Kansas State University.

Introductions

Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason introduced to the board Tammy Beckham, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; Peter Dorhout, vice president for research and president-elect of the American Chemical Society; and Kevin Gwinner, dean of the College of Business Administration.

Institutional performance agreements

The Regents approved a three-year performance agreement for K-State. Receipt of new state funds is contingent upon meeting goals outlined in the performance agreement.

Doctorate in leadership communication

The Regents approved an interdisciplinary doctorate that involves the Staley School of Leadership Studies, communications and agricultural education and communication studies. The engaged research program will launch in fall 2018.

Credit by examination policy

Proposed amendments to the credit by examination policy were approved. The policy changes require state universities to adopt standardized cut scores for awarding credit on College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP, and Advanced Placement, or AP, exams.

Housing and dining rates

The Regents gave final approval for housing and dining rates for the 2017-2018 academic year. K-State's typical housing rate for the 2017-2018 academic year will increase by 2.8 percent ($65) and the typical dining rate will increase by a proposed 2.1 percent ($80). 

Allocations for rehabilitations and repairs

Educational Building Funds for fiscal year 2018 rehabilitation and repair projects were approved by the Regents.

Fiscal affairs

The Regents approved the following items for K-State:

Property transfer

The Regents approved K-State's request to approve the settlement agreement of the James F. Lindley Trust estate to transfer ownership of remainder interest in real property to the KSU Charitable Real Estate Foundation.

Regulations for university qualified admissions

Regulation changes were approved regarding state university qualified admissions.

Concealed carry policy

The Regents approved all proposed campus concealed carry policies for implementation on campuses beginning July 1, 2017. View K-State's proposed policy.