Notification of Board of Trustees Actions

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January 24, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting

During a Board of Trustees meeting, held virtually via Zoom on January 24, 2022  the Board approved the following actions:

Honorary Degree Nominations for 2023
The Board of Trustees approved the 2023 nominations for Honorary Degrees as presented.

Honorary Degree Nomination for 2022, UMPI
The Board of Trustees approved the 2022 nomination for Honorary Degrees for the University of Maine at Presque Isle as presented.

Confirmation of Board of Visitor Appointment for 2021-2022, UMPI
The Board of Trustees confirmed the University of Maine at Presque Isle Boards of Visitors’ appointment for 2021-2022, as presented.

BOV – Chancellor Engagement
The Board of Trustees endorses sunsetting the charter for the Board of Trustees/Board of Visitors Executive Committee and replacing it with an updated process and schedule of engagement to be shared with the Trustees at the Board’s May 2022 meeting.

Tenure Request Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved tenure at the rank of Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics with tenure to be effective January 24, 2022.

FY2022 & FY2023 Compensation and Benefit Changes for Non-Represented Management Group and Non Represented Faculty (including Maine Law)
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Human Resources and Labor Relations Committee and approved the management group and non-represented faculty compensation and benefit changes for FY2022 and FY2023 as presented.

New Academic Program Proposal: Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), UMFK
The Board of Trustees authorized the creation of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree for the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

UMS Fraternal Order of Police Employees – Participation in MainePERS
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Human Resources and Labor Relations Committee and agreed to limited participation in MainePERS on the following terms:

a) Effective July 1, 2022, UMS will and does hereby join MainePERS for its FOP police unit members, to include police officers, dispatchers, campus security officers and security guards who work more than 20 hours per week and who are not seasonal or temporary as defined by the Appendix to MainePERS Chapter 802 under Special Plan 2C.

b) This approval does not permit any other UMS employees to be eligible to participate in MainePERS.

c) Eligible UMS FOP unit members who elect to participate with MainePERS will not be able to purchase prior service credits with MainePERS at this time.

d) UMS Chancellor Dannel Malloy is hereby authorized to sign an appropriate agreement between UMS and MainePERS to implement this resolution and the MainePERS participation election benefit that it authorizes.

FY2022 – FY2023 IT Capital Spending Plan
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee, and authorized the University of Maine System to expend up to $3,945,000 for deferred and emerging technology initiatives. The funding source will be previously earned temporary investment income.

Renovation of 274 Front Street for Expansion of UMF Sweatt-Winter Child Care and Early Education Center
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 Farmington to expend up to $3,100,000 comprised of 2018 Bond, Congressionally Directed Spending earmark, Foundation award(s) and the Maine Job Recovery Act, for renovation to 274 Front Street as the new home of the Sweatt-Winter Child Care and Early Education Center.  The approved initial spending limit is set at $1,500,000 with the additional $1,600,000 to be authorized by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration & Treasurer contingent upon obtaining confirmation of the Maine Jobs Recovery funds as well as the Congressionally Directed Spending earmark.

300 Fore Street Renovation and Fit Out Increase, UM and UM 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 an additional $5,500,000 for a total of $11,500,000 for the design, permitting, renovation and 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.

CONSENT AGENDA

Acceptance of Minutes
The following meeting minutes were approved as presented:
November 9, 2021 – Investment Committee Meeting
November 15, 2021 – Board of Trustees Meeting
December 16, 2021 – Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning Meeting
January 3, 2022 – Academic & Student Affairs Committee Meeting
January 3, 2022 – Human Resources & Labor Relations Committee Meeting
January 6, 2022 – Executive 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 January 3, 2022:

New Academic Program Proposal: Master of Science in Nursing, UMFK
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and authorized the creation of a Master of Science in Nursing program with specialty tracks in adult gerontology and psychiatric mental health at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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 January 5, 2022:

Establishment of the Elliot R. Barker, III Professorship in Chemical Engineering, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the establishment of the Elliott R. Barker, III Professorship in Chemical Engineering.

Establishment of the Dan ’63 and Betty Churchill Professorship in Climate Policy and International Affairs, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the establishment of the Dan ’63 and Betty Churchill Professorship in Climate Policy and International Affairs.

Establishment of the Norman B. Stetson ’62 Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the establishment of the Norman B. Stetson ’62 Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Renaming of former North Stevens Hall, 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 rename the former North Stevens Hall as “Karen L. Boudreau, Esq. Hall” (formal designated name) and “Boudreau Hall” (common name).

Ferland Engineering Education & Design Center Budget Update, 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 increase the Ferland EEDC project authorization by $6 million bringing the total authorization to expend up to $78 million.  Funding for the increased budget will come from additional privately raised funds.

Priority 1 Athletic Field Improvements, 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 expend up to $14 million to construct and make improvements to the soccer, softball, and field hockey venues, and continue planning and design of the overall Athletics Master Plan.  Funding for this work will be from the Harold Alfond Foundation grant funding and matching contributions.

Wieden Hall Renovation – Project Budget Modification & Internal Loan Request, UMPI
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 Presque Isle:

      • To increase the total renovation budget of the Wieden Hall Renovation to $6,257,000, and,
      • To approve an internal loan of up to $2.5 million for the Wieden Hall Renovations.

Science Building Renovation for Dubyak Center Expansion, USM
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 Southern Maine to expend up to $2.5 million for renovation to expand its Michael E. Dubyak Center for Digital Science and Innovation located on the second floor of the Science Building on the Portland Campus.  Funding for this project would be from Maine Jobs Recovery funds and 2018 State Bonds.  The approved initial spending limit is set at $1,000,000 with the additional $1,500,000 to be authorized by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration & Treasurer contingent upon obtaining confirmation of the Maine Jobs Recovery funds.

Date of Next Meeting:
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on March 27-28, 2022.