The University of California Board of Regents will hold its regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 17 through Thursday, July 19, at the University Center (Corwin Pavilion) on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The meeting agenda is available at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/july07.html.
TUESDAY, JULY 17
On Tuesday, beginning at 12 p.m., the regents' grounds and buildings committee will meet in open session to consider budget approval for UC Davis' physical sciences expansion, UC Santa Cruz's digital arts facility, UCLA student housing and UC San Diego's cogeneration plant expansion; various environmental and design approvals for UCLA's Spieker Aquatic Center and police station replacement building, UC Merced's social sciences and management building, safety improvements for UC Santa Barbara's Engineering II facility, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory guest house, UC Davis' veterinary medicine facility and UC San Diego's Venter Institute; certification of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's EIR and Long Range Development Plan; and budget, environmental and design approvals for UC Irvine's biomedical research facility. The committee will also consider approval to bring UC's amended capital improvements budget in line with the 2007-08 state budget (if a state budget has been approved).
The committee will discuss the UCLA Academic Health Facilities Reconstruction Plan, preliminary design review of UC San Diego's University House, and review of site planning and design parameters for UC Irvine's arts and telemedicine/medical education buildings.
The closed session of the regents' compensation committee will be held on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Wednesday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with public comment, followed by an open-session discussion of climate change science. The regents' finance committee will then consider approval of the University's 2007-08 budget (if a state budget has been approved), the UC Office of the President budget, and policy restrictions on funding from the tobacco industry.
On Wednesday afternoon, the finance and investment committees will consider action on a conflict-of-interest policy for investment advisory committee members.
Later in the afternoon, the regents will meet in closed sessions to consider legal, real estate, and compensation and personnel matters. The compensation committee's closed session discussion will include individual salary actions, recruitment parameters for athletic coaches and staff, and collective bargaining matters. Consistent with the regents' policy, all compensation actions will be discussed and then voted on in open session on Thursday, first by the committee and then the full board. Open-session items slated for Thursday's meeting will be posted online as early as possible upon the conclusion of Wednesday's closed committee discussion.
A regents-only session of the compensation and educational policy committees will also then meet to discuss the extension of appointments and compensation for the acting chancellors at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz as well as the confirmation of appointment and compensation for the acting chancellor at UC Riverside.
A UC Santa Barbara campus overview and visit is scheduled following the closed sessions, beginning at 4 p.m. Media interested in attending the campus visit should notify UC communications staff in the press room on Wednesday morning.
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Thursday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with public comment, followed by an open session of the investment committee to consider approval of the regents' investment policy for UC campus foundations. The regents' laboratory oversight committee will consider various contract and management matters.
On Thursday morning, the regents' educational policy committee will discuss the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), an update on fall 2007 undergraduate admissions and proposed multi-year plans for professional fee increases. The committee also will consider an amendment to the policy on professional school fees and formal acknowledgement of issues raised by the California Postsecondary Education Commission about the UC Irvine law school. The educational policy committee will also meet jointly with the compensation committee to discuss principles underlying proposed adjustments to the faculty salary scales.
In the afternoon, the regents' compensation committee will meet in open session to act on compensation and other personnel matters from Wednesday's closed session.
NOTES FOR REPORTERS
Media interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance with Alfred White (firstname.lastname@example.org), UCOP Strategic Communications, before Friday, July 13, 5 p.m.
Reporters with visible press identification [business card or other identification from your media organization with photo ID] and who have registered in advance with UCOP Strategic Communications may enter without going through the screening process with the public.
The press room is located on the University Center's lower level in the State Street Room. Please sign up for a meeting-room credential once you have arrived. The press room phone number is (805) 893-8980, and the fax number is (805) 893-8965.
Live audio broadcasts of the meeting's open sessions will be available via the Internet. For more information: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/july07.html.
Maps and directions: The UCSB campus is located off Hwy 101 and Hwy 217. The University Center is near the UCSB Lagoon and across from the art museum. Press parking is available in Lot 3. From the parking lot, walk southwest past the Hub restaurants and outdoor seating to the State Street Room.
From the south: On Hwy 101 to Santa Barbara, take exit 217/UCSB. Head left onto Hwy 217 to UCSB. At campus roundabout, go left around the circle to Lagoon Rd. Follow Lagoon Rd. to UCen Rd. Turn right and follow UCen Rd. to Parking Lot 3 - on the right just before the stop sign at the University Center. Turn right into Lot 3.
From the north: Take Hwy 101 to Fairview Ave. exit. Turn right, cross Hollister Ave. and follow Fairview Ave. past the airport. Just past the car rental buildings, look for a left turn sign indicating UCSB. Turn left and follow the ramp up to Hwy 217 entering the campus. At campus roundabout, go left around the circle to Lagoon Rd. Follow Lagoon Rd. to UCen Rd. Turn right and follow UCen Rd. to Parking Lot 3 - on the right just before the stop sign at the University Center. Turn right into Lot 3.
After parking, proceed to the University Center door directly across from Storke Tower and Storke Plaza. Go down the stairs to the left of the University Center lobby to the State Street Room.
Area map: www.ucen.ucsb.edu/student_services/ss_map_dir.html
Campus map: www.ucen.ucsb.edu/student_services/ss_map_camp.html
University Center floor plan: www.ucen.ucsb.edu/student_services/ss_map_ucen.html
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