MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

November 17-19, 2004

 

The University of Montana-Missoula

Missoula, MT 59812


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, November 17, 2004

 

9:15 – 11:15                  Academic/Student Affairs Committee meeting – University Center 330

 

10:00 – 5:00                  Budget & Audit Oversight Committee meets – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

 

11:15 – 11:30                BioScience Alliance Brief Presentation – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

 

11:45                            Van to Leadership Montana Lunch

 

12:00 noon                   Lunch meeting with Leadership Montana – Holiday Inn Parkside

 

12:45 – 1:45                  Shared Leadership for a Stronger Montana Economy  - Presentation/Discussion with Regents  Mercer and Foster, and Sheila Stearns, and Dave Gibson

 

1:50                              Van to Campus for continuation of Budget & Audit Oversight Committee meeting

 

2:15 – 5:00                    Budget & Audit Oversight Committee reconvenes – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

 

5:00 -  5:30                    Staff and Compensation Committee – University Center Alumni Board Room – 3rd Floor

 

6:00 – 7:30                   Tour of innovative programs and partnerships in drug therapy and cardiovascular research at St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, 500 West Broadway.  Reception follows.


THURSDAY, November 18, 2004          

 

7:00                              Continental Breakfast for meeting participants — University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

7:00                              Regents meet with Faculty Senate/Council – Continental Breakfast – Alumi Board Room

 

12:00 to 12:40               MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – University Center 326-327

12:00 to 1:15                 Meeting Participants – Buffet Lunch  — University Center 331-333

 

12:40 – 1:20                  Regents meet with Classified Staff representatives – University Center North Ballroom Third Floor

 

6:00                              Provost Muir hosts a Social and dinner for all meeting attendees - University Center 331-333

6:00                              President Dennison hosts a social and dinner at the President’s Home for Regents, Commissioner, Presidents, Chancellors, Deans of the UM-Helena College of Technology and the MSU-Great Falls College of Technology, and their guests.


FRIDAY, November 19, 2004

 

7:00                             Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – University Center 330-331

7:30                             Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees — University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

12:00 to 12:30              Meeting Participants – Buffet Lunch  — University Center 330-331


SATURDAY, November 20, 2004

 

10:00                            Pre-Game Brunch – University Center Copper Commons

12:00                            Game Kick Off



Meeting Activities

 

(Public Comment on Agenda Items is welcome during committee meetings)

 

WEDNESDAY, November 17, 2004

 

9:15 – 11:15

I.

Academic/Student Affairs Committee meeting – University Center 330

Please see attached Agenda.  If necessary, committee deliberations resume at 2:15 p.m.

10:00 – 5:00 

II.

Budget/Audit Oversight Committee meeting – University Center Ballroom – 3rd Floor
a. Discussion of the FY06-07 Operating Budgets – Rod Sundsted

11:15 – 11:30

BioScience Alliance Brief Presentation - University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

11:45 Van to Leadership Montana Lunch

12:00

Lunch meeting with Leadership Montana – Holiday Inn Parkside

12:45 – 1:45 Shared Leadership for a Stronger Montana Economy  - Presentation/Discussion with John Mercer, Sheila Stearns, Dave Gibson, Mike Foster
1:50 Van to Campus for Budget & Audit Oversight Committee meeting

2:15 – 5:00

Budget & Audit Oversight Committee reconvenes – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor
TIME CERTAIN  2:15
b. Discussion of the Allocation Model – Mark Semmens

5:00 – 5:45

Staff/Compensation Committee – University Center Alumni Board Room – 3rd Floor
a. Salary Increases Under Exceptional Circumstances For Contract Administrators and Professionals – Kathy Crego   Proposal
b. Montana University System Wellness Program Proposal – Glen Leavitt

6:00 - 7:30

Tour of innovative programs and partnerships in drug therapy and cardiovascular research at St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, 500 West Broadway.  Reception follows


THURSDAY, November 18, 2004

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor
7:00 a.m. Regents meet with Faculty Senate/Council – Continental Breakfast – Alumi Board Room

8:00 a.m.      Full Board Convenes — University Center Ballroom – 3rd Floor

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the September 22-24, 2004 meeting in Butte, MT 

III.

SYSTEM ISSUES

a.

Report from Shared Leadership for a Better Montana Economy Steering Committees – Committee Representatives

b.

System-wide reports on Security Issues – Regent Hamilton
c. Reports from Ray Ford and Mark Sheehan on IT plans and updates for MUS – Regent Roehm
d. Update on Building Issues for Office of Commissioner – Regent Hamilton
e. Follow-up on University System Trust Land fees. – Regent Roehm


IV.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs  

          (President Dennison, President Hammon, Dean Paul Williamson, Dean Jeffrey Jacobson)

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.

 

Also note attached reports from all campuses.

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V. 

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Report from Academic/Student Affairs Committee – Lynn Hamilton
b. Certificate in Conflict Resolution - ITEM 124-1007-R0704  - Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution; The University of Montana-Missoula   Cover   Summary    Proposal 
c. Certificate in Welding - ITEM 124-2802-R0904 – Approval to offer a Certificate in Welding; Montana State University-Northern  Cover   Summary   Proposal

12:00 to 12:40 p.m.       MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – University Center 326/327

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.         Meeting Participants – Buffet Lunch  — University Center 331-333

12:40 – 1:20 p.m.          Regents meet with Classified Staff representatives – University Center North Ballroom 

1:30 p.m.                      THE FULL BOARD RECONVENES – University Center North Ballroom 


VI.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a.

Report from Budget & Audit Oversight Committee – Mark Semmens
b. Explanation of the Governor’s Budget – Match requirements, and RFP process. – Chair Mercer
c. Montana Family Education Savings Program - ITEM 125-106-R1104 – Montana Family Education Savings Program – Change in Investment Options; Office Commissioner of Higher Education – Rod Sundsted
d. Authorization to Increase or Implement Fee -  ITEM 125-1001-R1104 - Authorization to Increase or Implement Fee; The University of Montana-Missoula
e. Refunding Bond Issue -  ITEM 125-2003-R1104 – Authorization to Proceed, Series I 2004 Facilities Revenue Refunding Bond Issue; Montana State University  Sensitivity Report     Agreement
f. Montana Rural Physicians – ITEM 125-107-R1104 – Montana Rural Physicians Incentive Program; Office Commissioner of Higher Education – Sheila Stearns

5:00 p.m.          BOARD RECESSES

 

6:00 p.m.          Provost Muir hosts a Social and dinner for all meeting attendees - University Center

6:00  p.m.         President Dennison hosts a social and dinner at the President’s Home for Regents, Commissioner, Presidents, Chancellors, Deans of the UM-Helena College of Technology and the MSU-Great Falls College of Technology, and their guests.



FRIDAY, November 19, 2004  

 

7:00 a.m.          Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – University Center 330-331

7:30 a.m.          Continental Breakfast for all meeting participants – University Center North Ballroom 

8:30 a.m.          Full Board Reconvenes – University Center North Ballroom


VII.

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…


VII.  STUDENT REPORTS

IX. CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 125-1000-R1104 – Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula
b. ITEM 125-1500-R1104 – Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
c. ITEM 125-1500A-R1104 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
d. ITEM 125-1900-R1104 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
e. ITEM 125-2000-R1104 – Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
f. ITEM 125-2001-R1104 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Animal Science upon Donald C. Anderson; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. ITEM 125-2300-R1104 – Staff; Agriculture Experiment Stations
h. ITEM 125-2400-R1104 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
i. ITEM 125-2401-R1104 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Extension upon Dr. LeRoy D. Luft; Montana State University-Bozeman
j. ITEM 125-2700-R1104 – Staff; Montana State University-Billings
k. ITEM 125-2800-R1104 – Staff; Montana State University-Northern
l. ITEM 125-2850-R1104 – Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Labor Agreements/Other  All Items from Kathy Crego

a.

ITEM 125-101-R1104 - Approval of  Tentative Agreement with Teamsters, Local No. 2; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo    Agreement
b. ITEM 125-102-R1104 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with the Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters; Office Commissioner of Higher Education      Memo   Agreement
c. ITEM 125-103-R1104 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters; Office Commissioner of Higher Education    Memo    Agreement
d. ITEM 125-105-R1104 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Office Commissioner of Higher Education     Memo   Agreement

Academic Items   All Items from Roger Barber

a.

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

1.   ITEM 125-2851-R1104 – Authorization to Establish an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Aviation; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology   Program    Agreement
b. Level I Memo

X.

PRESENTATIONS

a.

Annual Awards for Excellence in University System Citizenship.
b. Resolution for Board action in honor of Governor Martz and her service to the Board and the System.

12:00 - 12:30 Meeting Participants – Buffet Lunch  — University Center 330-331

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 (If Needed) — University Center Alumni Board Room

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