MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

January 15-16, 2004

The University of Montana

Helena College of Technology

1115 North Roberts Street

Helena, MT 


System Issues (Action/Submission & Discussion)

Academic/Student Affairs Items (Action/Submission & Discussion)

Administrative/Budget Items (Action/Submission & Discussion)

Consent Agenda (Staff, Academic/Student Affairs, Administrative/Budget,

Labor Agreements/Other, System)


Other than the meeting starting time, the times listed are approximate.  These approximate times are intended to give meeting participants a rough idea of the amount of discussion contemplated, but the Board will move to the next part of the agenda upon the completion of the prior topic.  In addition, agenda items may be rearranged unless an item is listed as having a "time certain."    


Action may be taken on any item on the Agenda.


Overview of Extracurricular Activities

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2004

1:30 - 2:30

Regents meet with IR Editorial Board

317 Cruse Avenue, in the upstairs conference room

3:00 p.m. 

Budget Committee Meeting – Montana Higher Education Complex, 2500 Broadway, Helena, MT – Conference Room 102A

6:30 p.m. Board of Education P-20 Subcommittee meeting – Montana Higher Education Complex, 2500 Broadway, Helena, MT – Conference Room 102B

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Student Center

12:00 to 12:50 

MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – Student Center

1:00 to 1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Faculty Senate Representatives – Student Center

5:30

Reception at Carroll College – Campus Center (first building on campus to the east when heading north on Benton Avenue.  East entrance will provide direct access to the gathering.)

7:00

Dinner for Regent Jasmin – Montana Club, Helena – RSVP required by 1/8/04

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – Room 146

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Student Center



Meeting Activities

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2004

3:00 p.m. 

Budget Committee Meeting – Montana Higher Education Complex, 2500 Broadway, Helena, MT – Conference Room 102A

6:30 p.m. Board of Education P-20 Subcommittee meeting – Montana Higher Education Complex, 2500 Broadway, Helena, MT – Conference Room 102B

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – Student Center

7:30 a.m. – Full Board Convenes – Student Center

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the November 20-21, 2003 Regular Meeting in Bozeman, MT and the Minutes of the December 16, 2003 Conference Call Meeting
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III.

SYSTEM ISSUES

a.

Economic Roadmap work plan – Sheila Stearns / Dave Gibson

b.

Biennial Budget Planning update – Rod Sundsted

Non-beneficiary students  Memo

Chief Dull Knife College – Richard Little Bear / Bill Wertman

Salish Kootenai College – Joe McDonald / Robert Peregoy

c. ITEM 122-114-R0104 – Quality Benchmarks Committee – Roger Barber  Membership List
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IV.

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

ITEM 122-102-R0104 – Revision of Guidelines Determining Level of Involvement of BoR in Academic and Research Proposals – Roger Barber  Attachment

b.

ITEM 122-113-R0104 - Revision of Admission Policies – Roger Barber  Attachment A    Attachment B    Attachment C    Attachment D    Attachment E

c.

Updated College Prep Exemption Report – Roger Barber

d.

ITEM 122-112-R0104 – Enrollment Caps – Regent Roehm

e.

ITEM 122-115-R0104 - Writing Proficiency Recommendation – Jan Clinard (co-presenters: Beverly Ann Chin Professor, The University of Montana; Bruce Messinger, Superintendent, Helena Public Schools; Greg Hirst, Teacher, Wolf Point High School; Mary Moe, Dean, MSU-GF COT; possibly another teacher:  Geoff Proctor, Teacher, Helena High School

Background    Budget    Letters of Support     Questions and Answers

f.

Level I Memo

g.

Level II Memo

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V.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a.

ITEM 122-1010-R0104 – Authorization to Name the Transfer Station Building the Marlice McMahon Transit Center; The University of Montana-Missoula

b.

ITEM 122-1022-R0104 – Authorization to Name the School of Journalism Building Don Anderson Hall; The University of Montana-Missoula

c.

ITEM 122-108-R0104 – Revision of Policy 901.10 – Retirement Revolving Account – Rod Sundsted    Attachment

d.

ITEM 122-110-R0104 – Revision of Policy 940.1 – Residency; Montana University System - Lynn Hamilton    Memo

e.

ITEM 122-101-R0104 – Compliance with Military Selective Service Act – Rod Sundsted  Memo

f.

ITEM 122-109-R0104 – Montana Family Education Savings Program; Changes in Investment Options – Rod Sundsted

g.

ITEM 122-2005-R0104 – Authorization to Expend Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Bozeman

h.

ITEM 122-2006-R0104 – Authorization to Renovate Portions of Cooley Lab; Montana State University-Bozeman

i.

ITEM 122-2008-R0104 – Authorization to Renovate Portions of Roskie Hall; Montana State University Bozeman

j.

ITEM 122-2009-R0104 – Authorization to Paint Existing Auxiliaries Facilities; Montana State University-Bozeman

k.

ITEM 122-2010-R0104 – Authorization to Renovate Portions of Marsh Lab; Montana State University-Bozeman

l.

ITEM 122-2007-R0104 – Authorization to Construct, Maintain, Repair and Replace New and Existing Parking, Street and Access Facilities; Montana State University-Bozeman

m.

ITEM 122-2015-R0104 – Approval of University System/Employee Joint Venture; Montana State University-Bozeman

n.

ITEM 122-2016-R0104 – Authorization to increase the current unrestricted fund authority of Fire Services Training School by $41,697.56 and $5,119.04 for FY 04 and FY 05 respectively to accommodate the funding that will be transferred to the agency from MSU-Bozeman.

o.

Post-retirement contract – Rod Sundsted

p.

Space Needs – SAF/OCHE/MGSLP – Update - Jim Stipcich / Sheila M. Stearns


12:00 - 12:50       Board of Regents’ Lunch with Student Representatives – Student Center

1:00 - 1:50           Regents meet with Faculty Senate Representatives – Student Center


2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   Board of Education Meeting – Student Center 


4:00 p.m.            Full Board Reconvenes – Student Center


5:00 pm BOARD RECESSES
5:30 pm Reception at Carroll College – Campus Center (first building on campus to the east when heading north on Benton Avenue.  East entrance will provide direct access to the gathering.)
7:00 pm

Dinner for Regent Jasmin – Montana Club, Helena – RSVP required by 1/8/04

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2004

7:00 am Board breakfast with local civic and business leaders – Room 146
7:30 am Continental Breakfast for all meeting participants – Student Center
8:30 am FULL BOARD RECONVENES – Student Center

V.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS Continued (If needed)


VI.

Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES

MCA 2-3-103. Public participation ...The agenda for a meeting, as defined in 2-3-202, must include an item allowing public comment on any public matter that is not on the agenda of the meeting and that is within the jurisdiction of the agency conducting the meeting. However, the agency may not take action on any matter discussed unless specific notice of that matter is included on an agenda and public comment has been allowed on that matter…

a.

MIEA Annual Indian Education Conference – Ellen Swaney / Patty LaPlant

b.

General Public Comment

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VII.

CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:
a. ITEM 122-100-R0104 – Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education
b. ITEM 122-1000-R0104 – Staff; The University of Montana Missoula
c. ITEM 122-1500-R0104 – Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
d. ITEM 122-1600-R0104 – Staff; The University of Montana Western
e. ITEM 122-2000-R0104 – Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
f. ITEM 122-2001-R0104 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry upon Professor Edwin H. Abbott; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. ITEM 122-2002-R0104 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Extension upon Clair Del Guerra; Montana State University-Bozeman
h. ITEM 122-2003-R0104 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of French upon Douglas Daniels; Montana State University-Bozeman
i. ITEM 122-2004-R0104 – Authorization to Confer the title of Professor Emeritus of Extension upon John Maki; Montana State University-Bozeman
j. ITEM 122-2300-R0104 – Staff; Agricultural Experiment Station
k. ITEM 122-2400-R0104 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
l. ITEM 122-2700-R0104 – Staff; Montana State University-Billings
m. ITEM 122-2701-R0104 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics upon Professor William Self; Montana State University-Billings
n. ITEM 122-2800-R0104 – Staff; Montana State University-Northern
o. ITEM 122-2850-R0104 – Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology
Labor Agreements/Other:
a. ITEM 122-103-R0104 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Helena Teacher’s Union; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo    Agreement
b. ITEM 122-104-R0104 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana Nurses Association; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo     Agreement
c. ITEM 122-105-R0104 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with The University of Montana Western Faculty Association; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo   Agreement
d. ITEM 122-107-R0104 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with AFSCME Local 2235; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo     Agreement
e.

ITEM 122-106-R0104 – Montana Rural Physicians Incentive Program; Office Commissioner of Higher Education


VIII. STUDENT REPORTS (30 MINUTES)
IX. COMMISSIONER'S REPORT
X.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs

Please See Attached Reports

XI.

CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED ITEMS

Note:  Items not completed by the end of the meeting will be carried over to the next regularly scheduled meeting.

XII. ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR
XIII. PRESENTATIONS
a. Resolution of Appreciation to Regent Ed Jasmin
b.

Resolution of Appreciation to LeRoy Schramm

XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Dean's Conference Room

a.

Honorary Degrees

12:00 pm

BOARD ADJOURNS (or on completion of business)

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