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May 20, 2020

Kansas Board of Regents May meeting agenda items

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents will meet virtually May 20 and 21. A livestream will be available for individuals to listen remotely. The board will consider the following agenda items related to Kansas State University during the meeting.

Consent agenda

K-State seeks board approval to offer a doctorate in education in community college leadership. The program will function under the John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership and will develop senior leaders for community colleges.

K-State requests board approval to introduce a bill during the 2021 legislative session to sell the original gym on the Polytechnic campus. The 2019 legislative authorization to sell the property did not contain the correct legal description for the gym property.

K-State requests approval to execute a lease agreement to provide additional housing for students on the Polytechnic campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. Due to strong demand for on-campus housing, the university will lease Jack Vanier Hall on the Saint Francis campus for a one-year period. Shuttle services and on campus dining will be available for students living in Jack Vanier Hall.

Discussion agenda

The Regents will receive state university program review reports. Program review ensures program quality by enabling universities to align academic programs with institutional missions and priorities, fostering improvement in curriculum and instruction and effectively coordinating the use of faculty time and talent. K-State submitted 29 degree programs for review representing the College of Agriculture and the College of Arts and Sciences. View the program recommendations.

The Regents will consider approval for the fiscal year 2021 Johnson County Education Research Triangle Authority, or JCERTA, budgets. Funds for K-State support research and education programs in animal health and food safety and security at K-State Olathe.

The Regents will act on fiscal year 2022 capital improvements requests and five-year plans.

Due to rapidly changing circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regents will act on a temporary amendment to their academic calendar policy. The amendment would allow the board chairman and the board president and CEO to approve substantive revisions to state university current year academic calendars when revisions need to be made effective prior to the time it would take for the board to act on them.

In addition, the Regents will consider a temporary suspension of board policy on auxiliary enterprises. Current policy prohibits the use of state funds for the operation of non-controlled affiliated corporations of state universities. The temporary suspension would grant universities greater flexibility as they respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on campus operations.

The Regents will elect the fiscal year 2021 board chair and vice chair.

On Thursday, May 21, the Regents will receive the annual enrollment report and act on university CEO salaries for fiscal year 2020 and 2021.

Agendas and complete meeting minutes are available online. For live updates on all Kansas Board of Regents meetings, follow @ksregents on Twitter.