MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

March 24-26, 2004

The University of Montana - Western

710 S. Atlantic

Dillon, MT 59725


PLEASE NOTE: This meeting may run beyond noon on Friday.  You are encouraged to keep Friday afternoon open for completion of business.


Academic Affairs Items

Administrative/Budget Items

Student  Affairs Items  

Consent Agenda


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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2004

10:00 a.m. – 12:45

Budget Committee Meeting – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

1:00 – 4:00

Shared Leadership for Economic Development:  Joint meeting of the Board of Regents and Post-secondary Education Policy and Budget subcommittee – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

4:00  - 8:00

Tour of La Cense Montana Ranch

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Swysgood Technology Center outside the Great Room

12:00 - 12:50 

Board of Regents’ Lunch with Student Representatives – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

Noon Meeting Participants - Tables have been reserved at "Sparky's Garage" for a no-host lunch. It is within easy walking distance of the campus.

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Classified Staff Representatives – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

5:30 - 7:30

Buffet Reception for all meeting participants – Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Swysgood Technology Center outside the Great Room



Meeting Activities

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2004

10:00 a.m. – 12:00

Budget Committee Meeting – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

1:00 – 4:00

Shared Leadership for Economic Development:  Joint meeting of the Board of Regents and Post-secondary Education Policy and Budget subcommittee – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tour of La Cense Montana Ranch

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – Swysgood Technology Center outside the Great Room

7:30 a.m. – Full Board Convenes – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the January 15-16, 2004 meeting in Helena, MT
Governor Judy Martz on the Shared Leadership for Economic Development
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III.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Report on Nursing Coordinating Group – Regent Roehm  Agenda 2/26/04    Minutes 2/26/04

b.

ITEM 122-1007-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to convert the option in Medical Assisting in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Office Technology to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting in the Department of Health Professions; The University of Montana—Missoula (College of Technology)  Summary

c.

ITEM 122-1008-R0104 - Proposal to Convert the Associate of Applied Science Program in Practical Nursing to a Certificate Program in Practical Nursing and to Offer an Associate of Science Degree Leading to Licensure as a Registered Nurse; The University of Montana-Missoula, College of Technology  Summary

d.

ITEM 122-1001-R0104 – Approval of Proposal to Offer a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Anthropology, with specialization in Cultural Heritage Studies and Historical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology; The University of Montana-Missoula   Summary

e.

ITEM 122-1003-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to Establish new Master of Science and Doctoral Degree programs in Neuroscience in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in Collaboration with Montana State University-Bozeman; The University of Montana-Missoula (See Item 122-2013-R0104)   Summary
f. ITEM 122-2013-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to Establish new Master of Science and Doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience in Collaboration with the University of Montana; Montana State University-Bozeman  (See ITEM 122-1003-R0104)   Proposal Summary
g. ITEM 122-1004-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to Offer a new Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics within the College of Arts and Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula   Summary    EPSCoR
h. ITEM 122-1009-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to offer an interdisciplinary Minor in Nonprofit Administration in the Department of Political Science; The University of Montana-Missoula   Summary
i. ITEM 122-1021-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to offer an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Youth and Family Development in the College of Arts and Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula   Summary   
j. ITEM 122-2014-R0104 - Authorization to Establish a Minor in Military Studies; Montana State University-Bozeman   Proposal   Summary
k. ITEM 122-2703-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to offer a Minor in International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences; Montana State University-Billings  Budget   Summary
l. ITEM 122-1005-R0104 - Approval of Proposal to Establish the Montana Avian Science Center within the Division of Biological Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula   Summary
m.

Proposal and motion to establish an Academic/Student Affairs Committee – Regent Roehm

n.

Transfer Student Surveys - Roger Barber  MSU  MSU-B  MSU-N  MT Tech  UM  UM-W

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12:00 - 12:50     Board of Regents’ Lunch with Student Representatives – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

Noon                Meeting Participants - Tables have been reserved at "Sparky's Garage" for a no-host lunch. It is within easy walking distance of the campus.

1:00 – 1:50        Regents meet with Classified Staff Representatives – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room 


2:00 p.m.          THE FULL BOARD RECONVENES – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room


IV.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a.

The University of Montana Athletic Deficit   Chronology

b.

Montana State University Athletic Deficit

Memo regarding Mandatory Fees
c. ITEM 122-1014-R0304 - Approval of Fee Increases/Decreases for AY 2004-2005 The University of Montana-Missoula  Inventory of Fees
d. ITEM 122-1502-R0304 - Authorization to Increase or Implement Fees; Montana Tech of The University of Montana   Inventory of Fees
e. ITEM 122-1602-R0304 -  Authorization to Increase Mandatory Fees, Miscellaneous and Course Fees for FY05; The University of Montana Western  Inventory of Fees
f. ITEM 122-1901-R0304 - Approval of Fee Increases/Decreases for AY 2004-2005 The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology   Inventory of Fees
g.

ITEM 122-2006-R0304 - Authorization to Increase Mandatory Fees, Miscellaneous and Course Fees, and Auxiliary Fees for FY05; Montana State University-Bozeman

h.

ITEM 122-2709-R0304 - Authorization to Increase Mandatory Fees, Miscellaneous and Course Fees, and Auxiliary Fees for FY05; Montana State University-Billings

i.

ITEM 122-2802-R0304 - Authorization to Increase Mandatory Fees, Miscellaneous and Course Fees, and Auxiliary Fees for FY05; Montana State University-Northern  Inventory of Fees

j. ITEM 122-2851-R0304 - Authorization to Increase Mandatory Fees, Miscellaneous and Course Fees for FY05; Montana State University-Great Falls Inventory of Fees  Student Letter
k.

ITEM 122-109-R0304 – Amend Policy 901.9 Campus Affiliated Foundations

l.

ITEM 122-1015-R0304 – Authorization to Proceed to issue Series I 2004 Bonds for Refunding and New Money Issue; The University of Montana-Missoula   Attachment 1   Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5    Attachment 6  Attachment 7

m.

ITEM 122-1010-R0304 - Planning for New Futures Park; The University of Montana-Missoula

n.

ITEM 122-2004-R0304 - Authorization to Enter into a Time-limited Access License with Dick Clotfelter, Stephan Forte, and Casey Tolliver for use of the Museum of the Rockies Entry Drive; Montana State University-Bozeman  Attachment 1  Attachment 2

o.

ITEM 122-2005-R0304 - Authorization to Construct a New Chemistry/Biochemistry Research Laboratory Facility through a Sale of Bonds, to Which Federal Grant & Contracts F&A Revenues will be Pledged; Montana State University-Bozeman   Attachment

p.

ITEM 122-2704-R0304 - Authorization to Purchase Real Property (68 Mountain View); Montana State University-Billings   ITEM PULLED BY THE CAMPUS

q. ITEM 122-1503-R0304 - Authorization to Sell 12.694 Acres of Land in Butte Industrial Park; Montana Tech of The University of Montana   Attachment   Letter   Bid
r. Conversion of 1 FTE position to handle Marketing and Communications in OCHE.  Draft Position Description will be available at the meeting.
s. Update on University Land Grant Administrative Assessments – LeRoy Schramm
t.

Progress report on the Employee's Salary Survey – Rod Sundsted / Regent Roehm


5:00 pm BOARD RECESSES
5:30 pm Buffet Reception for all meeting participants – Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall

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FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2004

7:00 am Board breakfast with local civic and business leaders – Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall
7:30 am Continental Breakfast for all meeting participants – Swysgood Technology Center outside the Great Room
8:30 am FULL BOARD RECONVENES – Swysgood Technology Center Great Room

V.

STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a. Student Reports (30 Minutes)
b. ITEM 122-110-R0304 – Amend Policy 940.24 MontPirg – Regent Hamilton
c. ITEM 122-103-R0304 – Repeal of Policy 940.24 – Collection and Remittance of Fees for Student, Non-profit and Non-partisan organization; The University of Montana-Missoula – Regent Roehm  Letter from Students
d. Draft Letter to Congressional Delegation – Discussion Item – Student Regent Hur

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.

Presentation and input on Montana University System budget initiatives.

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VII.

CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:
a. ITEM 122-100-R0304 – Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education
b. ITEM 122-1000-R0304 - Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula
c. ITEM 122-1009-R0304 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Journalism upon Greg MacDonald; The University of Montana-Missoula
d. ITEM 122-1500-R0304 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana 
e. ITEM 122-1500A-R0304 - Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology
f. ITEM 122-1600-R0304 - Staff; The University of Montana Western
g. ITEM 122-1900-R0304 - Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
h. ITEM 122-2000-R0304 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
i. ITEM 122-2001-R0304 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Research Professor Emeritus of Microbiology upon Keith Cooksey; Montana State University-Bozeman
j. ITEM 122-2002-R0304 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Extension upon David Streufert; Montana State University-Bozeman
k. ITEM 122-2003-R0304 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Microbiology upon Clifford W. Bond; Montana State University-Bozeman
l. ITEM 122-2300-R0304 - Staff; Agricultural Experiment Station
m. ITEM 122-2400-R0304 - Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
n. ITEM 122-2700-R0304 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings
o. ITEM 122-2701-R0304 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Communication and Theatre upon Professor Victoria Tait Coffman; Montana State University-Billings
p. ITEM 122-2702-R0304 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Educational Theory and Practice upon Professor Marlene LaCounte; Montana State University-Billings
q. ITEM 122-2703-R0304 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy upon Professor George A. Benedict; Montana State University-Billings
r. ITEM 122-2800-R0304 - Staff; Montana State University-Northern
Labor Agreements/Other:
a. ITEM 122-105-R0304 - Approval of collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME, Local 2235, Montana State University-Northern   Memo    Agreement
b. ITEM 122-106-R0304 - Approval of collective bargaining agreement with Vocational-Technical Educators of Montana    Memo    Agreement
c. ITEM 122-107-R0304 - Approval of memorandum of understanding with Montana University System Maintenance Painters Union    Memo    Agreement
d. ITEM 122-108-R0304 - Approval of memorandum of understanding with Print, Publishing & Media Sector of the Communications Workers of America, Local 14740, & Graphic Communications International Union, Local 242-C   Memo   Agreement

Academic Items:

a.

ITEM 122-102-R0304 – Perkins Quarterly Report – Arlene Parisot - Information Item  Attachment

b.

Level I Memo
Administrative / Budget Items:

a.

ITEM 122-101-R0304 – Revise Montana University System Honor Scholarship Program

Memo

b.

ITEM 122-104-R0304 - Improving Efficiency by Streamlining Reporting Requirements

Attachment 1     Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5   Attachment 6

c.

ITEM 122-301-R0304 - Budget Amendment – Fiscal Year 2004; Flathead Valley Community College

d.

ITEM 122-2705-R0304 - Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Allocation; Montana State University-Billings

e.

ITEM 122-1501-R0304 - Authorization to Replace Windows, Tuck-Point Brick Windowsills, and Repair/Refurbish Exterior Concrete Fenestrations and Roof Parapet Cap to the Petroleum Building; Montana Tech of the University of Montana   Attachment

f.

ITEM 122-2706-R0304 - Authorization to Renovate Portions of Alterowitz Gymnasium; Montana State University-Billings   Attachment


VIII. COMMISSIONER'S REPORT
IX.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs

Please See Attached Reports

X.

CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED ITEMS

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

XI. PRESENTATIONS
XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Dean's Conference Room

a.

Honorary Doctorate Degree - The University of Montana-Missoula

BOARD ADJOURNS on completion of business


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