Notification of Board of Trustees Actions

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November 13-14, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting

During a Board of Trustees meeting, on November 13-14, 2022  hosted by the University of Maine Farmington, the Board approved the following actions:

FY2023 Proposed Operating Budget Revisions
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee, and approved the FY2023 proposed operating budget revisions for UMA, UMFK, UMPI and USM.

Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) & Financing Authorization, UMF
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee, and approved the Financing, ESPC and Project Authorization resolution to authorize the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine at Farmington to fund an ESPC project implementing Energy Conservation Measures related to 30+ campus buildings with a project total of up to $11.7 million, using the BAPCC Master Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement Energy Addendum, with a maximum principal amount of debt of $11,000,000.

Proposed Changes to Board of Trustee Policy 401 – General Equal Opportunity
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Human Resources and Labor Relations Committee and approved the proposed changes to Board Policy 401- General Equal Employment Opportunity as presented.

Proposed New Board of Trustees Policy 315 – Commemorative Naming and Renaming of Academic Units or Programs
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved the proposed new Board of Trustees Policy 315 Naming and Renaming of Academic Units and Programs as presented.

Proposed Changes to Board of Trustee Policy 803 – Naming and Renaming of Physical Facilities
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and approved the proposed changes to Board of Trustees Policy 803 Naming and Renaming of Physical Facilities as presented.

Proposed Changes to Board of Trustee Policy 301.3 – University of Southern Maine Mission
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved the changes to Board Policy 301.3 – USM Mission, as presented.

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

Faculty Representative:
Dmitry Bam, Maine School of Law – Reappointed for a 2-year term, November 2022 to November 2024

Student Representative:
Jessica Combs, UMFK – Appointed for a 1-year term, November 2022 to November 2023

Tenure Request, Professor in the College of Education and Human Development, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved tenure at time of hire, Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at UM with tenure to be effective July 1, 2022.

Tenure Request, Professor in the College of Engineering, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved tenure at time of hire, Professor in the College of Engineering at UM with tenure to be effective January 16, 2023.

Tenure Request, Professor in the Department of Counselor Education, USM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved tenure at time of hire, Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at USM with tenure to be effective January 1, 2023.

CONSENT AGENDA

Acceptance of Minutes
The following meeting minutes were approved as presented:
August 24, 2022 – Finance, Facilities & Technology Committee Meeting
August 25, 2022 – Investment Committee Meeting
August 29, 2022 – Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
September 11-12, 2022 – Board of Trustees Meeting
October 5, 2022 – Executive Committee Meeting
October 13, 2022 – Executive Committee Meeting
October 24, 2022 – Academic & Student Affairs Committee Meeting
October 24, 2022 – Human Resources & Labor Relations Committee Meeting

The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda items as forwarded by the Academic & Student Affairs

New Academic Program Proposal:  B.S. Business Administration, Business Information Systems and Security Management, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and approved the Bachelor of Science in  Business Administration, Business Information Systems and Security Management at the University of Maine. 

New Academic Program Proposal: B.S. Industrial Engineering, USM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and approved the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at the University of Southern Maine.

Awarding of Academic Degrees
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and authorized the awarding of degrees during Commencement ceremonies for the 2022-2023 academic year to those students fully recommended by the appropriate faculties and the presidents of the respective institutions of the University of Maine System.

The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda items as forwarded by the Finance, Facilities, & Technology Committee to the Consent Agenda from its meeting on October 26, 2022:

Lease Authorization Request, UM/UMM & 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 Maine (UM) ) / University of Maine Machias (UMM) and University of Southern Maine (USM) to negotiate and enter into leases as the lessor with UCU for branch office at the UM Memorial Union, UM Machias Powers Hall, and USM campuses and to negotiate and enter into a lease as the lessee with UCU for the UCU building located at 139 Rangeley Rd. with all final terms and conditions subject to review and approval by the University of Maine System Treasurer and General Counsel.

Naming of UMaine Athletics New Softball Indoor Batting Pavilion
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 name the softball indoor batting pavilion the Kathryn E. Slott Batting Pavilion.

Academy Building Exterior Restoration Increase Authorization, 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 and additional $500,000 for a total of $1,300,000 E&G funds to renovate and restore the exterior of the Academy Building on the Gorham campus.

Skate Shop Lease, USM Ice Arena
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 enter into a lease for the skate sharpening shop at the USM Ice Arena with Neal Farwell dba Buxton Blade Sharpening and Repair for five (5) years with five (5) optional One (1) year renewals with all final terms and conditions subject to review and approval of the University of Maine System Treasurer and General Counsel.

Date of the Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on January 29-30, 2023 at the University of Maine in Augusta.