August 2019 Board Action

Today the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System met in Baton Rouge for its regular Board meeting.?

BOARD APPROVES FLAT TUITION FOR UL LAFAYETTE ONLINE STUDENTS

湖北快3单双计划The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved UL Lafayette’s request to implement a flat tuition rate across all online programs. The change will decrease overall online tuition costs.

“Our member institutions are exploring measures to ease the barriers of returning to college. This straightforward pricing model is another great step toward meeting the needs of adult learners,” UL System President and CEO Jim Henderson said. “This progress is in line with the System’s adult reengagement program, Compete LA.”

湖北快3单双计划Designed to ease the path to a degree for the 653,000 Louisianians with some college credit but no degree, Compete LA provides dedicated coaches committed to matching students with a degree path that aligns with their personal and career goals. The System’s nine member institutions are featuring more than 50 degree programs with adult-friendly features, most of which are offered completely online.

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WORKPLACE INCLUSION TASK FORCE

Today the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System endorsed policy changes presented by the UL System Task Force on Inclusion in the Workplace. The Task Force presented its six month action plan which included adjustments to the board policy on search committees. The updated policy will no longer include gender-specific pronouns and adds a diversity imperative in search committees appointed for those hired at the dean-level and above.

“To effectively prepare students from all demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, we must recruit, develop, and retain faculty, staff, and leaders reflective of the markets we intend to serve,” UL System President and CEO Jim Henderson said. “The Task Force’s six month plan is thorough and advances the System. Whether you view it as a moral imperative or a business imperative, there can be no debate it is imperative.”

湖北快3单双计划Appointed in March 2018, the Task Force spent the past year evaluating System and university policies that may hinder equity and inclusion. Other action plan items include surveying campus personnel, updating the presidential self-evaluation to reflect improvements to campus culture, an assessment of vacant positions, and establishing a systemwide repository of content experts in diversity and human capital.

BOARD ACTION:

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Grambling State University:?approval of the University’s Mission Statement.
Grambling State University:?approval of the Center of Excellence in Mathematical Achievement in Science & Technology.
McNeese State University:?approval of a Proposal for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Nicholls State University’s request for approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Grambling State University.
Southeastern Louisiana University’s request for approval to terminate the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s request for approval to dissolve the Ed.D. Consortium with Southeastern Louisiana University.
University of New Orleans’ request for approval of a Graduate Certificate in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
University of New Orleans’ request for approval of an Undergraduate Certificate in Unmanned Systems Management.
University of Louisiana System’s湖北快3单双计划 request for approval of System Universities’ 2019-20 Promotions in Faculty Rank and Recommendations for Tenure.

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE

Grambling State University: approval of a revised Athletic Complimentary Ticket Policy.
Grambling State University: approval of a contract with Mr. Donte Jackson, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, effective July 1, 2019.
Grambling State University: approval of a contract with Mr. Fred Murray, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, effective July 1, 2019.
McNeese State University: approval of a contract with Mr. James E. Landreneau, Head Women’s Softball Coach, effective July 1, 2019.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval of a contract with Mr. David Kiefer, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, effective July 1, 2019.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval of a contract with Mr. Kenneth Lee, Jr., Associate Women’s Basketball Coach, effective July 1, 2019.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval of a contract with Mr. Tim Donnelly, Associate Baseball Coach, effective July 15, 2019.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval of a contract with Mr. Kaleb Manuel, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective July 15, 2019.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval of an amended and restated contract with Mr. William Napier, Head Football Coach, effective January 1, 2018.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval of contractual amendments with Mr. Mark Hocke, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Associate Head Football Coach, effective July 25, 2019.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval of a contract with Ms. Brooks Donald Williams, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, effective June 1, 2019.

FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE

Louisiana Tech University: approval to proceed with Energy Efficiency Projects at Woodard Hall, A.E. Phillips Lab School, and the Band Building.
Louisiana Tech University: approval to proceed with an Energy Efficiency Project at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Louisiana Tech University: approval to enter a Facilities Lease with the Louisiana Tech Foundation, Inc., of the property described as the Idea Place in Woodard Hall.
McNeese State University: approval to name Frasch Hall – Room 101 – the Dr. Juliana Hinton Auditorium.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval to name the new golf facility the “Wally Jones Golf Complex.”
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval to enter into a Grounds and Facilities Lease Agreement with ULM Facilities, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, to construct a new student amphitheater pursuant to the authority vested in La. R.S. 17:3361 and to accept the improvements as a donation from the ULM Facilities, Inc. in accordance with the law.
University of Louisiana System: approval of the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Capital Outlay Budget Request and Institutions’ Five-Year Capital Outlay Plans.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Northwestern State University: approval of a revised Internal Audit Charter.
Northwestern State University: approval of a proposed new flat rate pricing plan for enrollment in the RN to BSN program.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to implement a per credit hour tuition rate for online programs.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval of a revised Internal Audit Charter.
University of Louisiana System: acceptance of Fiscal Year 2018-19 Financial and Compliance and Federal Award Programs Representation Letters for (a) Grambling State University, (b) Louisiana Tech University, (c) Nicholls State University, (d) Northwestern State University, (e) Southeastern Louisiana University, (f) University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (g) University of New Orleans, and (h) University of Louisiana System.
University of Louisiana System:湖北快3单双计划 approval of Fiscal Year 2019-20 Operating Budgets, including organizational charts, undergraduate/graduate mandatory attendance fees, scholarships, and System Shared Costs.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Grambling State University: approval to appoint Mr. Martin Lemelle as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective August 1, 2019.
McNeese State University: approval to appoint Dr. Timothy Hall as Dean of the College of Science, Engineering & Math effective July 15, 2019.
Nicholls State University: approval to appoint Dr. Scot Rademaker as Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences effective July 1, 2019
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to appoint Dr. Geralyn McClure Franklin as Interim Dean of the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration effective July 1, 2019.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval to appoint Dr. Jana Sutton as Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences effective July 8, 2019.