June 16, 2021
Kansas Board of Regents June meeting agenda items
Submitted by Communications and Marketing
The Kansas Board of Regents will meet June 16 and 17 at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. 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 June 16 meeting.
Kansas State University requests that the board approve and execute a new memorandum of agreement between the university and the K-State chapter of Kansas Association of Public Employees, which represents service and maintenance employees. In compliance with state law concerning negotiations with represented employee groups, K-State and KAPE have met and conferred, and have reached agreement on the proposed MOA, which will replace the previous 2017 agreement.
The board will receive information on transfer initiatives. Board Goal One for 2020-2021 emphasizes a commitment to creating a systemwide general education package and evaluating the pilot program that increases the number of credit hours that are transferable from Johnson County Community College to the University of Kansas Edwards campus. The pilot will be expanded to include additional university and community college partners including Kansas State University.
The Regents will act on FY 2022 state university fees and tuition proposals. The state universities' proposals can be found on the board's website.
The Regents will act on distribution of FY 2022 appropriations to public universities. 2021 Senate Bill 159 appropriated $15,000,000 to be distributed to the state universities in FY 2022 as an operating grant earmarked for specific purposes and $10 million to finance need-based scholarships and student recruitment expenses at the public universities. View a PDF of the proposed distributions.
The board will act on the proposed amendments to its weapons policy. The 2021 Kansas Legislature amended the Personal and Family Protection Act, K.S.A. 75-7c01 et seq., to allow individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 to possess concealed carry weapons if appropriately licensed to do so. Board staff proposes amending the board's weapons policy to account for this change in the law.
The meeting on June 17 will include the following items related to K-State:
K-State requests approval to amend the FY 2023 capital improvement plan and to accept the program statement for construction of a new residence hall on the Polytechnic Campus. Demand for on-campus housing has grown over the past several years due to a 122% increase in new freshmen enrollment and lack of housing available in the Salina community.
K-State requests approval to name the Welcome Center at the K-State Polytechnic Campus.
The Regents will act on the Kansas State University presidential search process.