MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

September 22-24, 2004

Montana Tech of The University of Montana

1300 W. Park Street

Butte, MT


System Issues

Academic / Student Affairs Items

Administrative/Budget 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, September 22, 2004

1:00 – 4:20 p.m.            Budget Presentation – SUB Copper Lounge (main floor)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.            Budget Committee meets – SUB Copper Lounge (main floor)

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.            Tour of MSE Technology Applications – featuring one of a kind research applications, including the MARIAH project, a hypersonic wind tunnel which already set a world record for pressurized air.  (Located in the Butte Industrial Park, 200 Technology, Butte.  Please see map attached.)

6:00 p.m.                      Reception for all participants – College of Technology - Commons area, 25 Basin Creek Rd.

THURSDAY, September 23, 2004          

7:00 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast for meeting participants — SUB Big Butte/Highlands Room

12:00 to 12:40 p.m.       MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – SUB Kelley Steward Room (lower level)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.         Meeting Participants - Lunch  — SUB Big Butte/Highlands Room

12:40 – 1:20 p.m.          Regents meet with Faculty Senate representatives – SUB Copper Lounge (main floor) 

5:00 p.m.                      Reception – Hell Roarin’ Gulch at the World Museum of Mining (featuring ghosts of Butte’s past)

FRIDAY, September 24, 2004

7:00 a.m.                      Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – SUB Pintler Room

7:30 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees — SUB Big Butte/Highlands Room 



Meeting Activities

WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2004

(Public Comment is welcome during this meeting)

I.

Budget Presentation – SUB Copper Lounge

1:00 – 4:20

Budget Presentation Agenda

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.       Introduction to the Operating Budgets/OCHE budget Presentation

1:15 - 1:50 p.m.       Presentation of the UM Campuses/Agency Budgets

1:50 - 2:15 p.m.       Questions for the UM Budgets

2:15 - 2:50 p.m.       Presentation of the MSU Campuses/Agency Budgets

2:50 - 3:15 p.m.       Questions for the MSU Budgets

3:15 - 3:25 p.m.       Break

3:25 - 3:30 p.m.       FVCC Budget Presentation

3:30 - 3:35 p.m.       DCC Budget Presentation

3:35 - 3:40 p.m.       MCC Budget Presentation

3:40 - 3:50 p.m.       Community College Questions

3:50 - 4:20 p.m.       Deliberation and Executive Action on MUS Operating Budgets

Montana University System Operating Budgets  ITEM 124-108-R0904   Montana University System Operating Budget (to be mailed under separate cover)
ACTION DEFERRED UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING

II.

Budget Committee meets – SUB Copper Lounge

4:30 – 5:30

Budget Committee Agenda

1.   Budget Model for Academic Program Proposals

2.   Compensation Study Report

3.   5% Budget Reduction Planning

4.   Follow-up on Budget Initiatives


5:30 – 6:00  Tour of MSE Technology Applications – featuring one of a kind research applications, including the MARIAH project, a hypersonic wind tunnel which already has set a world record for pressurized air.  (Located in the Butte Industrial Park, 200 Technology, Butte.  Please see map attached.)
6:00 Reception for all participants – College of Technology - Commons area, 25 Basin Creek Rd.

THURSDAY, September 23, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees— SUB Big Butte/Highlands Room

7:30 a.m. – Full Board Convenes — SUB Copper Lounge

Governor Martz will join the meeting from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the July 7-9, 2004 meeting in Pablo, MT

III.

SYSTEM ISSUES

Montana University System Operating Budgets  ITEM 124-108-R0904   Montana University System Operating Budget (to be mailed under separate cover) (ACTION DEFERRED FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON)   Executive Summary

a.

Quality Indicators - ITEM 124-101-R0904 - Statement on Quality Indicators – Roger Barber    Attachment

b.

Rural Physicians Bi-Annual Report – Informational Item
c. Montana Boys & Girls Club Fee Waiver – ITEM 124-106-R0904 – Establish a Tuition Fee Waiver for Montana Boys and Girls Clubs; Guaranteed Student Loan Program  Attachment
d. Committee and Meeting Structure – ITEM 123-110-R0504 – Amend Policy 201.7 By-Laws ART VII. Committees.  (Committee and Meeting Structure for the Board) – Regent Mercer
e. Montana University System Congressional Appropriations requests.  Information/Discussion - Regent Foster
f. Request that a definitive plan be developed to pursue resolution of Legislative negotiations on Trust Land fees to include asking OCHE Legal Counsel to draft a proposed bill for consideration by Legislative leaders.  – Regent Roehm POSTPONED TO 1:30 THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH BUD CLINCH   Backup Documents    Executive Summary
g. Shared Leadership:  Update and request for funds – Commissioner Stearns
h. Proposal for the Board to initiate a Planning Process to describe what they wish the Montana University System to look like in three to five years and provide this plan to the 2005 Legislature - Discussion – Regent Roehm

i

Work Plan 2004-2005 for the Montana University System – Commissioner Stearns

IV.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs  

            (Chancellor Gilmore, President Hetrick, President Gamble, Chancellor Storey, Dean Jane Baker)

Over the course of several meetings, all of the CEOs, on a rotating basis, will have an opportunity to talk with the Board about important higher education issues, trends and directions, and concerns related to their campuses.  The Commissioner will determine the rotation.

Please see attached reports

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V. 

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Certificate in Medical Transcription - ITEM 124-305-R0704 – Authorization to Establish a Certificate in Medical Transcription; Flathead Valley Community College
b. AAS in Radiologic Technology  ITEM 124-304-R0704 – Authorization to Offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology; Flathead Valley Community College
c. AAS in Paramedicine - ITEM 124-306-R0704 – Authorization to Establish an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine; Flathead Valley Community College
d. AAS in Medical Assistant - ITEM 124-2701-R0704 – Approval to Offer an AAS in Medical Assistant; Montana State University-Billings College of Technology   Cover   Proposal
e. Certificate in Conflict Resolution - ITEM 124-1007-R0704  - Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution; The University of Montana-Missoula   Cover   Summary    Proposal 
f.

System-wide GPA – ITEM 124-112-R0904 – Motion to Request the Preparation and Presentation of a Policy that Allows Students the Option of a System Grade Point Average. – Regent French    Memo

g. Texas Student Regent Letter – ITEM 124-103-R0904 – Letter of Support for a Texas Student Regent – Regent Mercer


12:00 - 12:40           Board of Regents’ Lunch with Student Representatives—SUB Kelley Steward Room (lower level)

12:00 to 1:15 p.m.   Meeting Participants - Lunch — SUB Big Butte/Highlands Room

12:40 – 1:20            Regents meet with Faculty Senate representatives – SUB Copper Lounge

1:30 p.m.                THE FULL BOARD RECONVENES – SUB Copper Lounge



1:30 Bud Clinch on Trust Lands
f. Request that a definitive plan be developed to pursue resolution of Legislative negotiations on Trust Land fees to include asking OCHE Legal Counsel to draft a proposed bill for consideration by Legislative leaders. – Regent Roehm Postponed from morning session    Backup Documents


VI.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a.

INBRE Grant; Montana State University – Informational Item – Cathy Conover or President Gamble
b. Family Education Savings Plan - ITEM 124-109-R0904 - Amendment to Policy 950.2 - Montana Family Education Savings Program   Attachment
c. Affiliated Organizations - ITEM 124-110-R0904  - Payment or Expense Reimbursement for University Employees by Affiliated Organizations; Montana University System
d. Revision to Long-Range Building Program - ITEM 124-111-R0904 - Revision to the Long-Range Building Program Priority List  - Rod Sundsted    Attachment
e. Planning for Education Building - ITEM 124-1004-R0904 - Planning for Executive Education Building; The University of Montana-Missoula
f. Long-term Lease with the Agricultural Research Service - ITEM 124-2006-R0904 - Authorization to enter into a Long-term Lease with the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 2.08 acres located on the MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center; Montana State University   Attachment   Plat   Lease Agreement   Letters of Support
g. Joint Venture - ITEM 124-2005-R0904 - Authorization for Joint Venture (MUSP 407); Montana State University-Bozeman   Submission Form   License Agreement
h. Reroof Fieldhouse Dome - ITEM 124-2004-R0904 - Renew Authorization to Reroof Fieldhouse Dome; Montana State University- Bozeman   Attachment
i. Revenue Bonds - ITEM 124-2009-R0904 - Authorization to Proceed, Series H 2004 Facilities Improvement Revenue Bonds; Montana State University-Bozeman  Letter from the Governor    Overview    Bond Resolution

5:00 p.m.          BOARD RECESSES

5:00 p.m.          Reception – Hell Roarin’ Gulch at the World Museum of Mining (featuring ghosts of Butte’s past)



FRIDAY, September 24, 2004

7:00 a.m.          Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – SUB Pintler Room

7:30 a.m.          Continental Breakfast for all meeting participants — SUB Big Butte/Highlands Room

8:30 a.m.          Full Board Reconvenes – SUB Copper Lounge (main floor)


VII.  STUDENT REPORTS

VIII.

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.

Carol Link re: Building Noise from Montana Tech's Chemistry/Biology building

b.

Other Comments


IX. CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 124-100-R0904 – Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education
b. ITEM 124-1000-R0904 – Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula
c. ITEM 124-1500-R0904 – Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
d. ITEM 124-1500A-R0904 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
e. ITEM 124-1600-R0904 – Staff; The University of Montana Western
f. ITEM 124-1900-R0904 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
g. ITEM 124-2000-R0904 – Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
h. ITEM 124-2001-R0904 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Engineering Mechanics upon Jimmie D. Dent; Montana State University-Bozeman
i. ITEM 124-2002-R0904 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering upon Anthony Demetriades; Montana State University-Bozeman
j. ITEM 124-2003-R0904 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry upon Eric Grimsrud; Montana State University-Bozeman
k. ITEM 124-2300-R0904 – Staff; Agriculture Experiment Stations
l. ITEM 124-2400-R0904 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
m. ITEM 124-2700-R0904 – Staff; Montana State University-Billings
n. ITEM 124-2800-R0904 – Staff; Montana State University-Northern
o. ITEM 124-2850-R0904 – Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Labor Agreements/Other

a.

Faculty Association - ITEM 124-104-R0904 - Approval of Tentative Agreement with The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology Faculty Association; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo    Agreement
b. Operating Engineers - ITEM 124-105-R0904 - Approval of Tentative Agreement with International Union of Operating Engineers; Office Commissioner of Higher Education    Memo   Agreement

Academic Items

a.

Level II Memo (Presented to the CAOs at this meeting)

b. Level I Memo
c. Distance Education Degree Programs Report – Information Item – Roger Barber 
d. Summary Report on 2004 Montana Student Affairs Conference – Eric Murray and Courtney Stryker   

Administrative/Budget Items

a.

Expend Equipment Fees - ITEM 124-2007-R0904 - Authorization to Expend Equipment Fees: Montana State University-Bozeman
b. Expend Student Equipment Fees - ITEM 124-2852-R0904 - Authorization to Expend Student Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Great Falls, College of Technology
c. Expend Computer Fees - ITEM 124-2008-R0904 - Authorization to Expend Computer Fees: Montana State University-Bozeman
d. Expend Computer Fees - ITEM 124-2851-R0904 - Authorization to Expend Computer Fees; Montana State University-Great Falls, College of Technology
e. Fire Suppression - ITEM 124-2701-R0904 - Fire Suppression Systems in Residence Hall; Montana State University-Billings (for information only)
f. Financial Statements and List of Board of Trustees for The University of Montana-Missoula Foundation – Informational Item

X.

PRESENTATIONS
Annual Awards for Excellence in University System Citizenship.

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.

BOARD ADJOURNS on completion of business


On Adjournment

XIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION — Mountain Con Room (lower level)
  • Personnel Review – Commissioner Stearns

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