MEETING SUMMARY

MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
November 16-18, 2005

The following provides a summary of actions of approval taken by the Board of Regents at its November 16-18, 2005 meeting in Bozeman, Montana.  All amendments to agenda items are included and, unless otherwise noted, all votes are unanimous.  Formal minutes of the meeting will be prepared and published at a later date. 

 

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

ITEM 129-109-R1105: Writing Proficiency Policy – Roger Barber     Attachment   Implementation

ITEM a. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE AS AMENDED adding bullet point 3. under Item G. to read as follows:  “Provide for the evaluation and analysis of a writing proficiency requirement that includes a uniform system to collect and report student data.  The Criteria will be developed by the P-20 Committee.  Data will be collected and summarized beginning Fall 2007.  Each unit of the MUS will submmit the data to OCHE.  OCHE will share the data with K-12 partners by February of the following year.”.

MOTION APPROVED unanimously on 7-0 vote that the Board of Regents support creation of a Writing Proficiency Implementation Committee to be appointed by the Leadership Group through the auspices of the P-20 committee.  The committee will be made up of 4 representatives from the P-12 community and 4 representatives from the postsecondary education community.  The formal charge to the Committee will be approved by the Leadership Group:  Commissioner Stearns, Superintendent McCulloch, Jan Lombardi, Education Policy Advisor to the Governor, and Steve Meloy, Executive Secretary of the Board of Public Education.

b.

ITEM 128-2701-R0905: Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, Montana State University-Billings College of Technology     Request     Summary     Proposal     Budget     Letters of Support

ITEM b. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 6-0 VOTE WITH REGENT FOSTER ABSTAINING

c.

ITEM 128-301-R0905:  Certificate program in Licensed Practical Nursing, Flathead Valley Community College     Request     Summary     Proposal     Budget     Floor Plan     Attachment 1     Attachment 2     Attachment 3     Attachment 4     Attachment 5

IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED ON 7-0 VOTE THAT FLATHEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAY BEGIN OFFERING THE PRE-NURSING COURSEWORK DESCRIBED IN ITEM c.  THAT COURSEWORK IS SET OUT IN SEMESTERS 1 AND 2 IN THE PROPOSED CURRICULUM INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE LEVEL II DOCUMENTATION.  THE BOARD ALSO GIVES FLATHEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PERMISSION TO OFFER THE INTRODUCTION TO NURSING COURSE DESCRIBED IN THE CURRICULUM INFORMATION.  IN ADDITION, THE BOARD OF REGENTS REQUESTS THAT FLATHEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE INCLUDE THIS ITEM ON THE MAY 2006 AGENDA OF THE BOARD FOR ACTION, ASSUMING THAT THE INSTITUTION HAS HAD A DECISION FROM THE MONTANA STATE BOARD OF NURSING CONCERNING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF ITS LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING CURRICULUM AND THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ITS NURSING FACULTY

d.

Continued discussion of textbook costs   Memo

NO ACTION NEEDED

Budget and Audit Oversight Committee

a.

Athletic Reports

THE BOARD UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED MOVING SUBMISSION OF THE ATHLETIC REPORTS TO THE JANUARY MEETING IN THE FUTURE, WITH THE NEXT REPORT BEING DUE IN JANUARY 2007.

b.

Governor’s Scholarship Program - ITEM 129-102-R1105 – Approval of proposed Governor’s Postsecondary Scholarship Program Policies – Bruce Marks    Memo    Attachment

ITEM b. WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

c.

ITEM 128-2702-R0905 - Authorization to Execute Purchase of Property; Montana State University-Billings    Plat

ITEM c. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE WITH STIPULATION THAT ONE THIRD OF THE COST BE COVERED BY NON-STATE FUNDING.

d.

Renovate Portions of Cooley Lab - ITEM 129-2005-R1105 – Authorization to Renovate Portions of Cooley Lab; MSU-Bozeman    Attachment

e.

Renovate Portions of the Physical Plant - ITEM 129-2007-R1105 - Authorization to Renovate Portions of the Physical Plant’s Shop/Office Buildings; MSU-Bozeman    Attachment

f.

Site Lease Agreement - ITEM 129-2008-R1105 - Authorization to Negotiate a Site Lease Agreement with the USDA; MSU-Bozeman

ITEMS d., e., AND f. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

g.

Mandatory Lewistown Building Fee - ITEM 129-2801-R1105 - Authorization to Establish a Mandatory Lewistown Building Fee;  MSU-Northern

ITEM g. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE.

h.

ITEM 129-1602-R1105 - Grant of Easement to the City of Dillon for operation and maintenance of an existing sewer line and to create a public right-of-way providing access to persons whose properties front on Vigilante Drive on the north side of Vigilante Park; The University of Montana Western.
   Grant of easement for emergency ingress and egress for two lots owned by National Affordable Housing Network (NAHN) to permit filing and amended subdivision plat.
Agreement     Attachment 1     Attachment 2

ITEM h. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE.

i.

Allocation Model Review

IT WAS AGREED THAT THE COMMITTEE WOULD CONTINUE WORKING AS OUTLINED, AND INCLUDE .5% TO 1% OF THE SYSTEM BUDGET AS A SET ASIDE OPTION FOR REGENTS PRIORITIES, AS WELL AS A POSSIBLE SET ASIDE FOR NEED-BASED AID.  A PROPOSAL WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE MARCH, 2006 MEETING.

j.

Budget Initiative Proposals

OCHE AND THE CAMPUSES WILL SEPARATE INITIATIVES INTO GROUPS BY SOURCE OF FUNDING, AND REGENT SEMMENS WILL PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO THE COMMITTEE ON THEIR NEXT STEPS.  THIS IS TIED TO THE STRATEGIC PLAN.


Staff and Compensation Committee

d.

Executive Compensation - ITEM 129-108-R1109 – Revision of Policy on Executive Compensation – Regent Semmens    Final Policy

POLICY APPROVED AT THE SEPTEMBER, 2005 MEETING WAS RESCINDED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE.
ITEM d. APPROVED ON 6-1 ROLL CALL VOTE WITH REGENT MERCER DISSENTING, AS AMENDED adding the following language:  "5.  If the CHE and the President, in consultation with the CEO of a given campus, determine that there are insufficient financial resources at the campus or office to fully implement this item for the year beginning October 2007, they may agree to defer it to October 2008."

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ITEMS

a.

ITEM 128-106-R0905 – Charter to formalize the Two Year Council    Charter

ITEM a. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

b.

Review options and establish priorities for physician training and rural location incentives/education.

BOARD UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED FORMATION OF A WORK GROUP TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS ON 7-0 VOTE

SYSTEM ISSUES

c.

Discuss and Prioritize Strategic Plan Action Items and Budget Initiatives

d.

Set top priorities for the MUS 2010 strategic plan and expectations for when/how action plans will be developed

SEE BUDGET COMMITTEE


STAFF ITEMS

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 129-1000-R1105 - Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula

b.

ITEM 129-1500-R1105 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

c.

ITEM 129-1600-R1105 - Staff; The University of Montana Western

d.

ITEM 129-2000-R1105 - Staff; MSU-Bozeman

e.

ITEM 129-2001-R1105 - Professor Emeritus of Education upon Kenneth Bruwelheide; MSU-Bozeman

f.

ITEM 129-2002-R1105 - Professor Emeritus of Entomology upon Wendell Morrill; MSU-Bozeman

g.

ITEM 129-2003-R1105 - Professor Emeritus of Education upon Gloria A. Gregg; MSU-Bozeman

h.

ITEM 129-2004-R1105 - Professor Emeritus of Education upon Richard Horswill; MSU-Bozeman

i.

ITEM 129-2300-R1105 - Staff; Ag Experiment Station

j.

ITEM 129-2400-R1105 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service

k.

ITEM 129-2700-R1105 - Staff; MSU-Billings

l.

ITEM 129-2701-R1105 - Professor Emeritus of Spanish upon Theodore Jensen; MSU-Billings

m.

ITEM 129-2800-R1105 - Staff, MSU-Northern

n.

ITEM 129-2850-R1105 - Staff; MSU-Great Falls College of Technology

Labor Agreements/Other

a.

ITEM 129-101-R1105 – Approval of Governor’s Appointment to the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Commission  INFORMATION ITEM ONLY

b.

ITEM 129-104-R1105 – Approval of Appointment to the Student Loan Advisory Council; Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program - Bruce Marks   2-15-1520 MCA   Member List

c.

ITEM 129-105-R1105 – Approval of Governor’s Appointments to Local Executive Boards  See Attached Bios

d.

ITEM 129-107-R1105 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with International Union of Operating Engineers; Bozeman Motor Pool    Memo    Agreement

Administrative/Budget Items

a.

ITEM 129-1601-R1105 - Authorization to Expend up to $120, 000 of Student Computer Fees; The University of Montana Western

b.

ITEM 129-2006-R1105 - Authorization to Expend Computer Fees; MSU-Bozeman

ENTIRE CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE


PRESENTATIONS

Awards for Excellence in University System Citizenship were presented to Karen VanDaveer and Danette Melvin


 

With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

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