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June 23, 2013

OU regents have full slate set for meeting

NORMAN — A university libraries renovation project and construction of a modern food services market on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus and establishment of a Department of Medical Informatics at OU-Tulsa are among topics to be discussed by the OU Board of Regents at its regular meeting Monday and Wednesday in Ardmore. The Regents’ retreat and meeting are set for Monday through Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Noble Foundation Conference Center, 2510 Sam Noble Parkway, with items submitted by Cameron University, followed by Rogers State University. They will then consider three OU items: The Fiscal Year 2014 budget plan, tuition and mandatory fee rates for Fiscal Year 2014, and 2013-14 housing rates. The Board will meet again at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the conference center’s Pavilion to consider remaining OU items.

The OU Board will review construction costs related to the Bizzell Memorial Library Neustadt Wing lower level 1 renovation project, which involves a complete renovation and modernization of approximately 20,000 square feet of space. Seating capacity will increase from 224 to approximately 525. The design supports collaborative student-learning spaces, creates a classroom and flexible work space areas and features a variety of individual and group study areas, including seminar space, a digital humanities laboratory, a video creative lab and faculty research areas. In addition, the existing Bookmark Café will be renovated and expanded.

The Regents also will consider a recommendation to approve the establishment of a Department of Medical Informatics in the School of Community Medicine at the College of Medicine, Tulsa. With the increasing complexity in supporting health systems, new educational programs must focus on the convergence between population needs, federal and local government regulations and information system requirements. Creation of a department focusing on this field, which deals with all aspects of health information technology, including new models of payment and delivery, will allow the school to take a leadership position in training the future medical informatics workforce.

Also at their meeting, the OU board will review construction costs associated with creation of a modern food services market in Oklahoma Memorial Union. The market will offer meal, snack and beverage choices.

The next meeting of the OU Board of Regents is scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 in Tulsa and Claremore.

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