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December 18, 2019

Kansas Board of Regents December meeting agenda items

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents will meet Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. The board will consider the following agenda items related to Kansas State University during the meeting.

Consent agenda

The Regents will act on K-State's request to create three new academic programs. Creation of an Associate of Applied Science in aviation maintenance and an Associate of Applied Science in professional pilot will help address the shortage of qualified aviation maintenance personnel and pilots. Both programs will be offered beginning spring 2020. A Master of Industrial Design will be offered in collaboration with the established curriculum of the Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design program. The program will be available in fall 2020 and will focus on manufacturing and product development.

Discussion agenda

The Unclassified Staff Council and the University Support Staff Council worked with the Docking Institute to develop and conduct a morale survey on five of the state university campuses, including K-State. The Regents will receive a report on the survey findings.

Nine courses are recommended for approval as systemwide transfer courses among all 32 public postsecondary institutions offering the courses. The recommended courses are Creative Writing, Introduction to Exercise Science, New Testament, Piano I, Piano II, Principles of Management, Three-dimension Design, Two-dimension Design and Voice and Dictation.

The Regents will vote on the housing and food service rates for the 2020-2021 academic year, which are effective July 1, 2020. K-State's typical housing rate for the 2020-2021 academic year will increase by a proposed 0.4%, which is an increase of $40. The typical rate is based on a double room in the residence halls and 14 meals per week.

The Educational Building Fund is the primary source of state funds for building projects at Regents' institutions. Funds are allocated annually based on gross square feet of eligible buildings and must be used for planning, new construction, reconstruction, equipment and repair of eligible buildings and grounds. The Regents will receive a report on how fiscal year 2019 Educational Building Funds were spent and act on the allocation of funds for fiscal year 2021. K-State's proposed fund allocation is $12,259,000.

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