Friday, Nov. 5, 2004
University of California Office of the President
(510) 987-9200


This is a Notice of Meeting of the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 18. This regular business meeting of the board will be held at Covel Commons on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

New meeting format: At this meeting, as a result of discussions at its recent long-range planning retreat, the Board of Regents will begin moving to a new committee format in which certain committees may meet concurrently. For instance, at the November meeting, the Committee on Audit and the Special Committee on Regents Procedures are scheduled to meet concurrently on Thursday morning. Audio Webcasts of both committee meetings will continue to be available on the regents' Web site when the concurrent format is used. Major issues, such as discussions of the state budget and the national laboratories, will continue to be heard in committee meetings where the full board is able to attend. This format is being tested to respond to regents' suggestions for making the best use of the meeting time and allowing individual committees to focus more deeply on subject areas in their purview, while still allowing the full board to focus on the issues of broadest interest. Committee chairs will report on their deliberations, including recommended actions, when the full board reconvenes, and board-approved actions also will continue to be available following each meeting on the regents' Web site at: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/welcome.html

Wednesday's meeting (Nov. 17) is scheduled to begin at noon with public comment, followed by comments from New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on the Los Alamos National Laboratory contract competition. Afternoon discussion items include a presentation on future directions of student academic preparation programs. The regents will also consider action on a multi-ethnic designation on the undergraduate admissions application.

Thursday's meeting (Nov. 18) is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. in closed session to address personnel and legal matters. The regents will then convene in open session, with public comment tentatively scheduled for 9:55 a.m. Thursday's open-session items include a discussion of the draft request-for-proposal to manage and operate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and action to approve UC's current operations and capital improvements budgets and student fees for 2005-06.


A press room will be open across from the meeting room. Please register for a credential. Parking is available in the garage at Covel Commons. The press room telephone number is (310) 206-0409 and the fax number is (310) 206-4681.


-- The full agenda for the meeting can be viewed at


You may need the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html, to view the agenda.

-- Live audio broadcasts of each of the open-session meetings will be available via the Internet. Please click on the above agenda link for more information.

-- University officials will be available during the meeting to speak with reporters.

This notice is issued to comply with the state's pertinent open-meeting laws.

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