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Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Date: February 28, 2024

Meeting held in person:

Agenda with Attachments

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Board of Trustees Schedule

9:00 a.m. Board of Trustees Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda

Call to order at 9:00 a.m.

1. Public Participation*

* Individuals who wish to speak during the Public Participation portion of the Wednesday, February 28, meeting must sign up 24 hours in advance of the meeting’s  start time (i.e., 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27) by emailing boardoftrustees@uconn.edu. Speaking requests must include a name, topic, and affiliation with the University (i.e., student, employee, member of the public).  Per the University By-Laws, the Board may limit the entirety of public comment to a maximum of 30 minutes.  As an alternative, individuals may submit written comments via email to the Board via boardoftrustees@uconn.edu, and all comments will be transmitted to the Board.

2. Chairman's Report

(a) Matters Outstanding

(b) Minutes of the Meeting of December 6, 2023

(c) Consent Agenda Items:

(1) Contracts and Agreements (Attachment 1)

(2) Project Budget (Design) for Werth Residence Towe High Humidity Mitigation (Attachment 2)

(3) Project Budget (Revised Final) for Freitas Renovation (Attachment 3)

(4) Project Budget (Planning) for the UConn Health Labor & Delivery Infant Protection System Replacement (Attachment 4)

(5) Project Budget (Design) for the UConn Health Building F & Building M Roof Replacement (Attachment 5)

(6) Project Budget (Design) for the UConn Health Southington Clinic Expansion (Attachment 6)

(7) Project Budget (Design) for the UConn Health LINAC Unit Replacement (Attachment 7)

(8) Project Budget (Final) for the UConn Health KB034-036 Research Lab Renovation (Attachment 8)

(9) Project Budget (Final) for the UConn Health Garage 1, 2 & 3 Electric Vehicle Charger Installation (Attachment 9)

(10) Project Budget (Final) for the UConn Health Connecticut Tower (CT) 7th Floor Med-Surg/Observation Unit Renovation (Attachment 10)

(11) Project Budget (Final) for the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion 3rd Floor Backfill (Attachment 11)

(12) Project Budget (Final) for the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion X-Ray & Blood Draw Relocation (Attachment 12)

(13) Project Budget (Final) for the UConn Health Musculoskeletal Institute Rehabilitation Expansion (Attachment 13)

(14) Designation of Emeritus Status (Attachment 14)

(15) Sabbatical Leave Recommendations (Attachment 15)

(16) Establishment of the Department of Geography, Sustainability, Community and Urban Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Attachment 16)

(17) Establishment of the Department of Social and Critical Inquiry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Attachment 17)

(18) Appointment of Professor Bahram Javidi to the SNET Professor of Communications and Information Technology in the College of Engineering (Attachment 18)

(19) Appointment of Professor Stephany Santos to the Vergnano Endowed Chair for Inclusion in the College of Engineering (Attachment 19)

(20) Appointment of Professor Cristina Wilson to the Judith M. and Henry M. Zachs Chair in Social Work (Attachment 20)

(21) Naming Recommendation for the Marlene L. Cohen and Jerome H. Fleisch Chair in Vascular Biology in the School of Medicine (Attachment 21)

(22) Naming Recommendation for the RTX Technology Research Center (Science 1 Building) (Attachment 22)

3. President's Report (Presentation)

4. University Senate Report

Senate Executive Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Burton (Presentation)

5. Academic Affairs Committee Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

(b) Presentation: Community Engagement

     Presenter: Kazem Kazerounian, Dean, College of Engineering (Presentation)

(c) Informational Item:

(1) Faculty Consulting Program (Attachment 23)

      • The University of Connecticut Consulting Program FY 23 Annual Report
      • Report on the University of Connecticut's Compliance with CGS 1-84(r) Faculty Consulting Program: Report Issued by the Faculty Consulting Oversight Committee

6. Financial Affairs Committee Report

(a) Report on committee activities

(b) Presentation: Budget Update (Attachment 24)

     Presenter: Jeffrey Geoghegan, Executive Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

7. UConn Health Report

(a) Report on UConn Health activities

8. Joint Audit & Compliance Committee Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

9. Buildings, Grounds & Environment Committee Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

10. Construction Management Oversight Committee Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

11. Student Life Committee Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

(b) Item requiring Board discussion and approval:

(1) University Adoption of Okanagan Charter (Attachment 25)

(c) Informational Item:

(1) Student Health and Wellness Reproductive Health Plan (Public Act No. 23-41, Access to Reproductive Health Care by Students at Public Institutions of Higher Education) (Attachment 26)

12. Institutional Advancement Committee Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

13. Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

14. Committee on Compensation

(a) Report on Committee activities

15. Committee for Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Report

(a) Report on Committee activities

16. Other Business

17. Executive Session anticipated

18. Adjournment

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