Notification of Board of Trustees Actions

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September 27, 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting

During a Board of Trustees meeting, held virtually via Zoom on September 27, 2021,  the Board approved the following actions:

UMS Strategic Planning Initial Process Recommendations & Proposed Timeline
The Board of Trustees accepted the Chancellor’s initial proposed strategic planning timeline and process recommendations, and authorizes that all work necessary be undertaken to complete a strategic plan according to the proposed timeline, in compliance with all applicable Board and UMS policies, and in keeping with the Board’s July 26, 2021 Resolution and Strategic Planning Charge.

Establishment of Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning
The Board of Trustees agreed to establish the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning.

UMA Presidential Search Criteria & Charge to the Search Committee
The Board of Trustees approved the preferred characteristics and priorities for the University of Maine at Augusta Presidential search as discussed, which will be further developed by the Presidential search committee and selected search consultant in a presidential profile to be used for the national search. When charging the committee, Chancellor Malloy will transmit the UMS Board of Trustees’ preferred characteristics and priorities to the search committee and search consultant for use in describing the position and guiding the work of recommending final candidates for UMA’s next President to Chancellor Malloy and the Board.

University of Maine at Farmington Credit Hour Change
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved the request from the University of Maine at Farmington to move to a three-credit system effective immediately.

Confirmation of Faculty & Student Representatives to the Board
The Board of Trustees approved the appointments of the Faculty and Student Representatives to the Board of Trustees as presented.

Tenure at Time of Hire, Professor of Education & Human Development, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved tenure at the rank of Professor of Education and Human Development to Dr. Penny Bishop, with tenure to be effective July 1, 2021.

Tenure at Time of Hire, Professor in the Maine School of Business, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved tenure at the rank of Professor in the Maine School of Business to Dr. Norman J. O’Reilly, with tenure to be effective July 1, 2021.

300 Fore Street Renovation and Fit Out, University of Maine & Maine School of Law
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee, and authorized the University of Maine and the University of Maine School of Law acting through the University of Maine System to expend $6,000,000 for the design, permitting and initial fit out of space at 300 Fore Street Portland.  The funding sources will be gifts and other sources as identified by the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and Treasurer and the Chancellor.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement, ACSUM
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor to execute the collective bargaining agreement with the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the Universities of Maine (MEA/NEA) (ACSUM) upon notice that the agreement has been ratified.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement, Teamsters
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor to execute the collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters Union Local # 340, representing the UMS Service & Maintenance Unit, upon notice that the agreement has been ratified.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement, UMPSA
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor to execute the collective bargaining agreement with the Universities of Maine Professional Staff Association (MEA/NEA) (UMPSA), upon notice that the agreement has been ratified.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement: Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #100
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor to execute the collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #100 upon notice that the agreement has been ratified by the union.

CONSENT AGENDA

Acceptance of Minutes
The following meeting minutes were approved as presented:
July 26, 2021 – Board of Trustees Meeting
August 24, 2021 – Executive Committee Meeting
September 13, 2021 – Academic & Student Affairs Committee Meeting
September 13, 2021 – Human Resources & Labor Relations Committee Meeting
September 16, 2021 – Investment Committee Meeting

The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda item as forwarded by the Academic & Student Affairs Committee to the Consent Agenda from its meeting on September 13, 2021:

New Academic Program Proposal: Master of Legal Studies, Maine School of Law
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, and approved the creation of a Masters of Legal Studies (MLS) for the University of Maine School of Law.

The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda item as forwarded by the Finance, Facilities, & Technology Committee to the Consent Agenda from its meeting on September 15, 2021:

Financing Authorization Resolution for Airplane Acquisition, UMA
The Board of Trustees, accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee, and approved the resolution entitled, “Financing Authorization” and “Reimbursement of Project Expenditures” for the University of Maine Augusta acquisition of an airplane with a maximum financing principal amount of debt of $499,000.

Lease Authorization Request 167 Fore Street in Portland Maine, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine to enter into a lease agreement for up to 5,236 square feet of space at 167 Fore Street, Portland, Maine for up to 13 years and at a cost of up to $129,591 per year plus expenses for the initial 3-year period; to be funded with federal research indirect rate charges; with all final terms and conditions subject to review and approval of the University of Maine System Treasurer and General Counsel.

Bennett D. Katz Library HVAC Enhancement, UMA
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities, and Technology Committee, and authorized the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine at Augusta to expend up to $1,100,000 of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund monies to enhance the HVAC system of the Bennett D. Katz Library.

Handley Hall HVAC Enhancement, UMA
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities, and Technology Committee, and authorized the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine at Augusta to expend up to $1,200,000 of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund monies and up to $30,000 of E&G monies to enhance the HVAC system of Handley Hall.

Date of Next Meeting:
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on November 14-15, 2021.