MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

March 20-21, 2003

 

Montana Higher Education Complex

2500 Broadway

Helena, MT 59620 


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

Labor Agreements/Other, System)

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

Administrative/Budget Items (Action/Submission & Discussion)

System Issues (Action/Submission & Discussion)


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."    


Overview of Extracurricular Activities

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2003

 

11:00 a.m.        Budget Committee Meeting - Conference Room 177

1:00 p.m.          Update on legislative activity – Room 102 A/B

3:30 p.m.          Executive Session (Re: Honorary Degree Candidates) Conference Room 177

5:30 p.m.          Meeting with state leaders re: Outreach – Governor’s Reception Room State Capitol

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants —– Outside Room 102 A/B 

12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors — Room 102 A/B

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Other meeting participants - Lunch on your own

5:05 p.m. Press Conference – Conference Room 177 

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2003

7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Outside Room 102 A/B  


Meeting Activities

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2003

1:00 p.m.          Update on legislative activity – Room 102 A/B

5:30 p.m.          Meeting with state leaders re: inventory of challenges facing Montana – Governor’s Reception Room State Capitol

                       Charge    Letter of Invitation    Expected Attendees    Inventory of Challenges    Attachment


THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2003

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees –  Outside Room 102 A/B 
7:30 a.m. TIME CERTAIN – Full Board Convenes - Room 102 A/B 

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approval of the Minutes of the January 16-17, 2003 Regular Meeting in Helena, MT, the January 27, 2003 Special Meeting in Helena, MT as circulated
7:40 a.m.

III.

     Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES

IV.

CONSENT AGENDA

All items on the Consent Agenda are Action Items unless otherwise noted.

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 118-1000-R0303 - Staff; The University of Montana Missoula

b.

ITEM 118-1500-R0303 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

c.

ITEM 118-1502-R0303 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering upon Tarek Ahmed; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

d.

ITEM 118-1600-R0303 – Staff; The University of Montana Western

e.

ITEM 118-2000-R0303 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman

f.

ITEM 118-2300-R0303 – Staff; Agricultural Experiment Station

g.

ITEM 118-2400-R0303 – Staff; Extension Service

h.

ITEM 118-2700-R0303 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings

i.

ITEM 118-2701-R0303 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Management Information Systems upon Professor Ruey-Lin Lin; Montana State University-Billings

j.

ITEM 118-2702-R0303 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Management Information Systems upon Professor Janeth Spicer; Montana State University-Billings

k.

ITEM 118-2704-R0303 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Library upon Professor John Bratton; Montana State University-Billings

l.

ITEM 118-2800-R0303 - Staff; Montana State University-Northern

m.

ITEM 118-2801-R0303 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Associate Professor Emeritus of Metals Technology upon Cameron Worstell; Montana State University-Northern

n.

ITEM 118-2802-R0303 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology and Chemistry on Dr. Duane Klarich; Montana State University-Northern

o.

ITEM 118-2850-R0303 - Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Academic/Student Affairs Items:

a.

ITEM 118-201-R0103 - Approval of proposal to implement a two-year Agricultural Power and Machinery A.A.S. degree program as well as a one-year certificate program; Dawson Community College, Glendive, Montana  Attachment

b.

ITEM 118-1501-R0103 - Approval to Establish the Rocky Mountain Agile Virtual Enterprise Technical Development Center; Montana Tech of The University of Montana  Summary

c.

ITEM 118-1502-R0103 – Approval to Establish the Economic Development Resource Center; Montana Tech of The University of Montana  Summary   Proposal

d.

ITEM 118-1601-R0103 - Approval of Proposal to Create an Associate of Applied Science in Education Studies Degree; The University of Montana Western  Summary  Proposal  Budget

e.

ITEM 118-1602-R0103 - Approval of Proposal to Create a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Degree; The University of Montana Western  Summary  Proposal  Budget

f.

ITEM 118-2701-R0103 - Approval to Reorganize the Allied Health Programs into the College of Allied Health Professions; Montana State University-Billings  Summary  Proposal  Letter of Support

Administrative/Budget Items:

a.

ITEM 118-101-R0303 – Expenditure of reverted appropriations; Extension Service  Letter
b. ITEM 118-105-R0303 – Expenditure of reverted appropriations: MSU-Billings  Attachment

c.

ITEM 118-1001-R0303 – Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Allocations; The University of Montana-Missoula  Attachment

d.

ITEM 118-1501-R0303 – Authorization to Finish Two Rooms in the Chemistry/Biology Building to Accommodate the Interim Home of the National Center for Health Care Informatics; Montana Tech of The University of Montana Attachment  Attachment 2  Attachment 3  Attachment 4
e. ITEM 118-2002-R0303 – Authorization to Paint Existing Areas of Auxiliaries Services; Montana State University-Bozeman Attachment 
f. ITEM 118-2004-R0303 – Authorization to Adjust the Amount to Remodel Hapner Dormitory Bakery and Salad Prep Areas; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. ITEM 118-2005-R0303 – Authorization to Reroof Hedges South Dormitory; Montana State University-Bozeman Attachment 
h. ITEM 118-2006-R0303 – Authorization for Improvement and Repair of Parking Lots; Montana State University-Bozeman  Attachment 
i. ITEM 118-2804-R0303 – Authorization to Sell Property at 1215 McKinley Avenue, Havre, Montana; Montana State University-Northern  Attachment 

Labor Agreements/Other:

a.

ITEM 118-102-R0303 - Student Appointees to Student Loan Advisory Council; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education  Attachment

b.

ITEM 118-103-R0303 - Final Changes to High School Honors Scholarship Program; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education  Attachment 1   Attachment 2

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V.

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Level I Memo (Informational Item)

b.

Report on Credit by Exam – (Informational Item) – Dr. Scott
c. ITEM 118-1011-R0103 - Request to offer the Masters of Public Administration degree (MPA) online with four MPA courses per calendar year available over the internet; The University of Montana-Missoula  (Submission Item)
d. ITEM 118-2003-R0103 - Authorization to discontinue collaborative Public Administration program; Montana State University-Bozeman  (Submission Item) Proposal

e.

ITEM 118-2004-R0103 - Approval to Create a Joint Masters Degree in Public Administration; Montana State University-Bozeman and Montana State University-Billings.  (Submission Item) Summary  Memorandum of Agreement

VI.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a. ITEM 118-1005-R0303 – Authorization to Issue Bonds for Grizzly Stadium Expansion; The University of Montana-Missoula Attachment  Cash Flow Document  Budget Comparison (Action Item)
b. ITEM 118-2001-R0303 – Authorization to Establish a Permanent Information Technology Fee; Montana  State University-Bozeman  Attachment  (Action Item)

c.

ITEM 118-2003-R0303 – Authority-Only: Long Range Planning Program Request Presented to Montana Legislature: Montana State University Attachment  (Action Item)

d.

ITEM 118-2703-R0303 – Authorization to Establish a Permanent Information Technology Fee; Montana State University-Billings  (Action Item)

e.

ITEM 118-2803-R0303 – Authorization to Establish a Permanent Information Technology Fee; Montana State University-Northern  (Action Item)
f. ITEM 118-2851-R0303 – Authorization to Establish a Permanent Information Technology Fee; Montana State University-Great Falls, College of Technology Attachment  (Action Item)
g. ITEM 118-107-R0303 - Approval of New Policy on Use of General Operations Savings to  Establish Scholarship and Stipend Accounts; Montana University System (Submission Item)

VII.

SYSTEM ISSUES

a.

Process for submission and prioritization of agenda items submitted by Board members.  (Discussion Item)  Regent Semmens

b.

ITEM 118-104-R0303 – Workers Compensation Self Insurance; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education (Action Item) Rod Sundsted Program Proposal   RFP   By-Laws

c.

Administrative Fees on Land Grant Revenues (Action Item) LeRoy Schramm  Memorandum from legal counsel will be provided to the Board separately and also posted on web site with the agenda no later than March 17

d.

ITEM 118-105-R0103 - Draft Tuition Policy (Action Item) Regent Hamilton 

e. ITEM 118-108-R0303 – Establishment of Summer Semester Tuition Rates; Montana University System (Action Item)
f.

Allocation Model (Action Item) Rod Sundsted   Attachment

g.

Resolution on Budget 04-05 Guidelines (Action Item) Regent Roehm  Note

h.

Tuition Waivers (Action Item) Student Regent Hur

i.

Fiscal Austerity Measures (Action Item) Student Regent Hur

j.

Proposal on Approved but Non-assessed Fees (Action Item) Student Regent Hur

k.

Budget Committee Report – Regent Jasmin 

l.

Commissioner’s Evaluation/Presidents’ Evaluations (Action Item) Regent Roehm  Attachment

m.

Evaluation of the Regents’ Code of Expectations (Action Item) Regent Roehm  Note

n.

Resolution regarding Board of Regents outreach, partnership, and commitment to economic development (Action Item) Regent Semmens  Attachment

o.

Two Year Education Task Force Report - (Discussion Item) Deputy Commissioner Scott/ Chancellor Sexton

p.

Workforce Development Projects Update (Informational Item) Arlene Parisot

q.

Two Year Education Proposals (Action Item) Student Regent Hur

r.

ITEM 118-104-R0103 – Amend Policy 320.1, Accreditation; Montana University System (Action Item)   Memo  Deputy Commissioner Scott

s.

ITEM 117-102-R1102 - Proposed New Policy re: Prohibition Against Conducting Board Business Via Electronic Mail (Action Item) Regent Mercer  As amended

t.

ITEM 118-106-R0303 – Proposed New Board of Regents Policy; Montana University System (Submission Item) Resolution  (Jon Swan/Christian Hur)

u.

Proposed Credit for Participation in Student Government  (Action Item) Student Regent Hur

v.

Collection and Remittance of Fees for Student, Non-profit and Non-partisan Organization; The University of Montana-Missoula (Action Item) Student Regent Hur  Revised Policy 940.24

w.

Regent Communication Proposal (#1)

Attachment  ( Action Item) Student Regent Hur

hh.

Regent Hur - Compensation for Postage (Information Item)  Letter   Correspondence

x.

Regent Communication Proposal (#2) Please replace item hh. from the January Agenda with this item.  Re-affirmation of existing practice  Attachment (Action Item) Student Regent Hur

y.

Parking Proposal (#3)

Attachment  (Action Item) Student Regent Hur  

z.

Sale of Assets to Assist Montana Students and Offset Tuition Increases (#4)

Attachment  (Action Item) Student Regent Hur  

aa.

#5  In May we approved a series of revised Information Technology Policies for the Montana University System Attachment  (Action Item) Student Regent Hur  

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12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN  BOARD OF REGENTS' LUNCH with Student Representatives — Room 102 A/B

1:00 –      1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Faculty Representatives – Room 102 A/B


2:00 to

5:00 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN

Full BOARD RECONVENES  – Room 102 A/B


5:00 p.m.

BOARD RECESSES

5:05 p.m. Press Conference  –  Conference Room 177

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FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2002

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees –  Outside Room 102 A/B

8:00 a.m. FULL BOARD RECONVENES –   Room 102 A/B

VIII.

STUDENT REPORTS (TIME CERTAIN 30 MINUTES)

Please see attached Reports

IX.

CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED ITEMS

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

10:20 a.m. TIME CERTAIN - TEN MINUTE BREAK

10:30 a.m.

TIME CERTAIN 

X.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs/COMMISSIONER

Please See Attached Reports

XI.

PRESENTATIONS

Report on Northern Plains Transition to Teaching project and the associated Troops to Teachers program -Dean Weisenstein

12:00 noon

BOARD ADJOURNS


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