Board of Regents June meeting coverage

By Staff

Regents approve $4.5 billion budget for 2018-19
The CU Board of Regents on Friday unanimously passed a $4.5 billion operating budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year that includes modest tuition increases and a 3 percent salary pool.

New policy provides four weeks paid parental leave
Kathy Nesbitt, vice president of employee and information services, began her presentation to the Board of Regents Thursday at CU Boulder saying, “I am here to share some good news this afternoon.”

RELATED: What you need to know about the new parental leave policy
University of Colorado 12-month faculty and university staff may take 160 hours of paid parental leave as part of a new administrative policy effective July 1.

Regents question strategy of proposed diversity inventory
At the conclusion of the diversity inventory presentation by Kathy Nesbitt, vice president of employee and information services, members of the CU Board of Regents last week expressed differing expectations of what they thought the process and outcomes should be, and decided to address the discrepancies before furthering the plan.

Proposed changes to Regent Law and Policy move forward
The Board of Regents on June 21 passed a notice of motion to move forward proposed revisions to articles 1, 5 and 7 of the laws of the regents, with some board members asking for further discussion about article 5 and the proposal to remove the word “liberal” from Regent Law and Policy.

Student mental health a critical, growing issue
The health and safety of students at CU is a top priority, and with suicide rates on the rise nationally and in Colorado, the Board of Regents last week heard from Matt Vogl, executive director at the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, about what can be done to better support the community.

Tenure list: June 2018
At its June 21-22 meeting at the University of Colorado Boulder, the CU Board of Regents approved 73 awards and appointments of tenure.

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