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November 18, 2020

Kansas Board of Regents November meeting agenda items

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents will meet virtually Nov. 18. A livestream will be available for individuals to listen remotely.

The Regents will consider the following agenda items related to Kansas State University during the meeting.

Consent agenda

K-State requests approval to offer a Bachelor of Science in public health. Despite the increase in public health challenges, there is a shortage of qualified public health workers. There are currently no Bachelor of Science in public health programs offered in Kansas and a limited number of degree programs are available regionally.

K-State requests approval to offer a Bachelor of Arts in integrated computer science and a Bachelor of Science in integrated computer science. Integrated computer science combines computer science with domain knowledge from some area of concentration. Students are equipped for a wide variety of careers and to become academic, cultural and industrial leaders who integrate an arts and sciences education with expertise in computer science.

Discussion agenda

All state universities submitted fiscal year 2022 housing and food service rates for first reading. The board will take final action in December and approved rates will go into effect on July 1, 2021. As auxiliary enterprises, housing and food service operations must cover the total cost of operations with user fees. No housing or dining rate increases are requested for the Manhattan campus. The Polytechnic campus requests an 8% increase to the housing and dining rate to cover planned facility maintenance and improved food quality and service. View a PDF of the proposed rates.

The Regents will receive the results of a facilities condition survey and space utilization study. The studies are part of the Regents’ strategy to address deferred maintenance and improve space utilization at state universities.

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

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