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UT System Regents to meet Feb. 10-11

GALVESTON — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11, in Galveston. The meeting will be held at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Research Building 6 at Market and 9th Street, room 1.206.

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are posted online. Parking for news media is available in the Plaza parking garage at Mechanic Street and 6th Street.

The meeting will be live tweeted from @utsystem.

Below are highlights from the Board agenda. All times approximate and more information about these items as well as additional agenda items can be found in the agenda book:

Wednesday, Feb. 10:

9:30 a.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

10:30 a.m. – Joint Audit and Finance Committees

11 a.m. – Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee

11:45 a.m. – Executive session

12:30 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee

  • Consider approval of a clinical facility expansion of the UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth.

1 p.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

  • Report on the activities and progress of UT BRAIN, the virtual UT System Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Institute.

2 p.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Discussion of tuition and fee proposals for academic institutions for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

4 p.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • Discussion of tuition and fee proposals for health institutions for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
  • Consider approval of proposed appointments to The University of Texas System Health Care Advisory Committee.
  • Consider approval to create the School of Community and Rural Health at UT Health Science Center – Tyler.
  • Report on the UT Health Science Center – San Antonio Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

5:30 p.m. – Recess

Thursday, Feb. 11:

8:30 a.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Overview of UT Medical Branch – Galveston presented by President David Callender.
  • Progress report on strategic Quantum Leaps initiatives presented by Chancellor William H. McRaven.
  • Consider allocation of $30 million for the Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) program in part to expand the Rising STARs program.
  • Consider allocation of $5 million in continued funding for the UT System Research Incentive Program, or UTRIP, to help UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT El Paso and UT San Antonio reach top tier status.
  • Report on the development performance of UT System institutions.

10:25 a.m. – Executive session

2 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

2:15 p.m. – Adjourn

About The University of Texas System

Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking basic, applied and clinical research, and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. With 14 institutions and an enrollment of more than 217,000, the UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates almost two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public institutions in Texas. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $16.9 billion (FY 2016) including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With about 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates – and more than 70,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.

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