BORSC October 2022 Meeting Report

The first Board of Regents meeting of the 2022-23 academic year was held on October 12th, 13th, and 14th right here on campus. As the student observer to the Board of Regents, I, Fenton Krupp ‘24, write a report about the meeting. For further reading, see the faculty representative’s report.

The first session with the entire board was an executive session that included a briefing on the presidential search. Executive sessions are closed to the student observer, the faculty representatives to the board, and members of the president’s leadership team.

This board meeting included two breakfast sessions, one with students and one with faculty. Members of the Board of Regents Student Committee (BORSC) met with board members to discuss how to best work together this year. Members of the faculty met with board members to discuss reactions to the For Every Ole project, which came from the board’s Visioning Task Force report last year.

This board meeting included tours of several of the new construction projects on campus, including New Dorm, one of the townhouses, and the president's house, which is located below the parking lot of Regents.

There were three plenary sessions at this board meeting. The first was about the methodology behind how the comprehensive fee is set.

The second was a report on how the For Every Ole project is progressing and a proposal to provide funding to reduce the annual course load for some faculty from 6 courses to 5. This change will only apply to tenure, tenure track and teaching specialist faculty due to their increased roles in advising per the For Every Ole project. St. Olaf has over 150 non