MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

September 21-23, 2005

 

Montana State University-Billings

1500 N. 30th Street

Billings, MT 59101-0252


System Issues

Academic / Student Affairs Items

Administrative/Budget Items

Staff and Compensation Committee Items

Workforce Development Committee 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." 


Overview

WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2005

 

Note:    When the Full Board meets on September 22 and 23, the Board of Regents may take action on any item on the following Agenda.

 

1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.     Academic/Student Affairs Committee meeting – Beartooth Conference Room - SUB

(Committee Members:  Chair Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, Regent Stephen Barrett, Regent Mike Foster, and Regent Kala French)

 

10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.     Budget and Audit Oversight Committee meeting  – Ballroom SUB

(Committee Members:  Chair Regent Mark Semmens, Regent John Mercer, and Regent Lila Taylor)

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.       Staff and Compensation Committee meeting – Ballroom, SUB

(Committee Members:  Chair Regent John Mercer, Regent Stephen Barrett, and Regent Mark Semmens)

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.       Workforce Development Committee meeting – Rimrock Room, SUB

(Committee Members:  Chair Regent Mike Foster, Regent Kala French, Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, and Regent Lila Taylor)

 

5:30 p.m.                      Presentation on Scientific Research – Lewis and Clark Room, SUB, followed by small reception at the Fireside Lounge

 

Note:    When the Full Board meets on September 22 and 23, the Board of Regents may take action on any item on the following Agenda.

 

THURSDAY, September 22, 2005

 

7:00 a.m.                      Breakfast for Board and Faculty Senate representatives – Beartooth Room, SUB

7:00 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast for meeting participants –  Fireside Lounge

8:15 a.m.                      Board Convenes - B57

 

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.         MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors –  Beartooth Room, SUB

12:00 noon                   Buffet Lunch for Meeting Participants – Lewis and Clark Room SUB

 

6:00 p.m.                      Buffet-style reception at the MSU-Billings Downtown Campus conference center, corner of 3rd Avenue North and North Broadway. It will include wine, great food and a review of some of the unique partnerships that have been set up between Montana State University-Billings and area businesses to help meet the workforce training needs in the region.

 

FRIDAY, September 23, 2005

 

All Day                         American Indian Heritage Day

7:00 a.m.                      Regents breakfast with local civic and business leaders - MSU-Billings Downtown Campus conference center, corner of 3rd Avenue North and North Broadway

7:00 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast for meeting participants –  Fireside Lounge, SUB

8:45 a.m.                      Board Reconvenes - BALLROOM, SUB

 

12:00 noon                   Buffet Lunch for Meeting Participants – Lewis and Clark Room SUB

12:00 noon                   Executive Session (If needed) – Missouri Room, SUB

 

BUSINESS CENTER WILL BE OPEN IN THE BRIDGER ROOM, SUB

 

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BOARD OF REGENTS COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2005

 

(Public Comment is welcome during all meetings)


ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING and AGENDA


Committee Members:  Chair Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, Regent Stephen Barrett, Regent Mike Foster, and Regent Kala French

 

1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.    Beartooth Conference Room, Student Union Building  (A working lunch will be provided following CAO and SAO meetings)

 

Note:    When the Full Board meets on September 22 and 23, the Board of Regents may take action on any item on the following Agenda.

 

I.               Roll Call.

Review and Adoption of Agenda.

II.             Approval of Minutes.

A.            From the May 18, 2005, meeting of the Committee.

III.      Portion of the Meeting Devoted to Chief Student Affairs Officers.

A.            Discussion of textbook costs.

1.             With special attention to the strategies used by college bookstores to hold prices down.

  A Bookstore for All Seasons    A New Model for Textbook Pricing    Bookstore Blues    Bundled    Textbooks    Passing the Bucks    Ripoff 101    Ripoff    Stay Independent

B.            Follow-up on the mental health discussion from the March 2005 meeting.

C.            Possible discussion on the so-called Matrix 5.

IV.     Portion of the Meeting Devoted to Topics of Concern to Both Academic & Student Affairs Officers.  (Approximately 2:00 p.m.)

A.            Reports.

1.             College Preparatory Program Report.    Memo

2.             Distance Learning Report.   Memo

3.             Credit by Exam Report.    Memo

4.             Diversity Report.    Memo

5.             Quality Report.   MSU-Bozeman    MSU-Billings    MSU Great Falls CoT

                                    UM-Missoula    UM-Western    Montana Tech of UM    UM-Helena CoT

B.            Informational Items.

1.             Discussion of the Writing Proficiency Project.    Memo    Attachment

2.             Discussion of the admissions program at The University of Montana-Missoula.

3.      Memorandum on grade point average values.

4.             Memorandum on minimum grade policy and its implementation.

5.             Report on the Montana State University Rural Nursing Partnership in North Central Montana.

6.             Discussion of the transfer information on the Montana University System web site.    Index   Minimum Grades     Policies

7.             Discussion of  “next steps” in the transfer arena.

8.             Discussion of possible activities for the Academic & Student Affairs Committee.

C.            Action Items.

1.             Action: ITEM 128-101-R0905:  An Assessment Plan for the Transfer Audit Policies.  Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5    Attachment 6

2.      Action: ITEM 128-102-R0905:  Revision of Board of Regents’ Policy 209.2, Coordinator of Community Colleges.    Attachment

3.      Action: ITEM 128-104-R0905:  Faculty Appeal – Catherine Swift

4.      Action: ITEM 128-105-R0905:  Student Appeal – CONFIDENTIAL – Catherine Swift

V.            Portion of the Meeting Devoted to Topics of Concern to Academic Affairs Officers.  (Approximately 3:15 p.m.)

A.            Level I memorandum.

B.            Level II Items.

1.      Action:  ITEM 128-2003-R0705: Pre-Medical Certificate, Montana State University-Bozeman.     Request    Summary     Proposal    Budget

2.             Action:  ITEM 128-2004-R0705:  Master of Science degree in Ecological and Environmental Statistics, Montana State University-Bozeman.  Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

3.             Action:  ITEM 128-2005-R0705:  Humanities Institute, Montana State University-Bozeman.    Request    Proposal    Budget

4.             Action:  ITEM 128-2801-R0705:  Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology, Montana State University-Northern.    Request     Summary     Proposal     Budget    Appendix 1    Appendix 2

5.             Action:  ITEM 128-1001-R0705:  Minor in Central and Southwest Asian Studies, The University of Montana-Missoula.    Request    Summary    Proposal

6.             Action:  ITEM 128-1002-R0705:  Paleontology Center on campus and field station in Glasgow area, The University of Montana-Missoula.    Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

7.             Action:  ITEM 128-1501-R0705:  Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Montana Tech of The University of Montana-Missoula.    Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

8.             Action:  ITEM 128-1505-R0705:  Revised mission statement, Montana Tech of The University of Montana.    Request    Vision

9.             Action:  ITEM 128-1506-R0705:  Conversion of option in Medical Assistant to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assistant, Montana Tech of The University of Montana.     Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

C.            Information Item.

1.      Letter from Montana State University-Billings concerning possible new nursing program in that city.

2.      Level II items on submission at this meeting.

VI.     Other business.

VII.    Public comment.

VIII.    Close: Review assignments, meeting schedule, and meeting’s main points.

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Budget and Audit Oversight Committee meeting and AGENDA


Committee Members:  Chair Regent Mark Semmens, Regent John Mercer, and Regent Lila Taylor

10.00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.  –  Ballroom    A Working Lunch will be provided

Timed Agenda

Note:    When the Full Board meets on September 22 and 23, the Board of Regents may take action on any item on the following Agenda.

a. ITEM 128-112-R0905 – Revision to the Montana Family Education Savings Program    Memo    Policy
b. ITEM 128-116-R0905 - Approval for Additional Investment Options, Montana Family Educational Savings Bank
c. Board of Regents Biennial Budget Process Review
d. ITEM 128-113-R0905 - COE/Allocation Model Revision Study
e. ITEM 128-115-R0905 – Proposed Revision of Policy 407 - Approval of University System Employee Equity Interest and/or Business Participation.    Attachment
f. ITEM 128-2002-R0905 -  Authorization to Appoint Members to the Fire Services Training Advisory Council; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. ITEM 128-2801-R0905 - Authorization to Name the “KNMC” Radio Station the Lisenby Studios; Montana State University-Northern
h. ITEM 128-2802-R0905 - Authorization to Name the Lecture Hall in the new Applied Technology Center the Hensler Auditorium; Montana State University-Northern
i. ITEM 128-2803-R0905 - Authorization to Name the Oil Lab in the new Applied Technology Center the Kiewit Oil Laboratory; Montana State University-Northern
j. ITEM 128-1012-R0905 - Construct Executive Education Building; The University of Montana-Missoula    Attachment 1    Attachment 2
k. ITEM 128-1009-R0905 - Planning for Addition to Education Building; The University of Montana-Missoula
l. ITEM 128-2003-R0905 - Authorization to Construct a Parking Garage and Repair and Replace New & Existing Parking, Street and Access Facilities; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment
m. ITEM 128-2004-R0905 - Authorization to Construct a New Research Facility; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment
n. ITEM 128-1001-R0905 - Authorization to Repair/Replace the HVAC system in the Curry Health Service Building; The University of Montana-Missoula    Attachment
o. ITEM 128-2006-R0905 - Authorization to Utilize Short-Term Loans for the Continuation of a Multi-Year Information Technology Infrastructure Replacement Plan; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4
p. ITEM 128-2005-R0905 - Authorization Execute a Utility Easement with the City of Bozeman; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4
q. ITEM 128-2702-R0905 - Authorization to Execute Purchase of Property; Montana State University-Billings    Plat
r. ITEM 128-2804-R0905 - Authorization to Acquire the former BLM Lewistown Field Office at Public Benefit Allowance Discount for Educational Purpose through the U.S. Department of Education;  Montana State University-Northern    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5
s. ITEM 128-2853-R0905 - Authorization to Execute Purchase of Property from Great Falls School District; Montana State University-Great Falls, College of Technology   Attachment    Plat      Appraisal
t. ITEM 128-103-R0905 – FY06 Montana University System Operating Budgets  Executive Summary   UM-Missoula     Montana Tech    UM-Western   Helena College of Tech   MSU-Bozeman    MSU-Billings    MSU-Northern    Great Falls College of Technology    Mines, Forestry and OCHE    Extension Service       Experiment Stations         Community Colleges Overview, Dawson Community College, and Flathead Valley Community College        Miles Community College and Tribal Colleges         Montana University System       

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Staff and Compensation Committee meeting and AGENDA


Committee Members:  Chair Regent John Mercer, Regent Stephen Barrett, and Regent Mark Semmens

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Ballroom, SUB

(Public Comment is welcome during all meetings)

Note:    When the Full Board meets on September 22 and 23, the Board of Regents may take action on any item on the following Agenda.

1. Minutes of 5/18/05 committee meeting
2. Report on dependent fee waiver utilization

3.

ITEM 128-114-R0905 - Proposed Policy Setting Salaries for the Commissioner of Higher Education, Presidents and Chancellors    Attachment

4.

Salary Issues
a. Items delayed from 5/18/05 meeting.
Recommended Modifications

1.  ITEM 127-126-R0505 - Amend policy 711.1 Employment Instruments; Professional and Administrative Employees

2.  ITEM 126-108-R0305 - Amend Policy 711.2 - Criteria for Board of Regents Contract; Non-faculty Personnel   Attachment

3.  ITEM 126-109-R0305 - Salary Increases for Contract Administrators

5. Other items
a.

Staff item reporting format

b.

Collective bargaining update

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Workforce Development Committee meeting and AGENDA


Committee Members:  Chair Regent Mike Foster, Regent Kala French, Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, and Regent Lila Taylor

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Rimrock Room, SUB

 

(Public Comment is welcome during all meetings)

Note:    When the Full Board meets on September 22 and 23, the Board of Regents may take action on any item on the following Agenda.

a. Update on workforce initiatives
b. ITEM 128-106-R0905 – Charter to formalize the Two Year Council    Charter    Matrix
c. State Workforce Investment Board proposal discussion
d. Discuss results from state workforce survey
e. Update on 2-year Program public relations campaign
f. Review options for physician training and rural location

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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING

 

The Full Board may take action on any item on the following Agenda and the Committee Agendas.

 

(Public Comment is welcome during all meetings)

 

THURSDAY, September 22, 2005

 

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Board and Faculty Senate representatives –  Beartooth Room, SUB
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants –  Fireside Lounge, SUB

8:15 a.m.   Full Board Convenes –  Ballroom - SUB 

I. 

ROLL CALL

Representing Governor Brian Schweitzer:  Ms. Jan Lombardi, Education Advisor

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the May 10, 2005 Special Meeting in Missoula, MT, the May 18-20, 2005 Regular Meeting in Billings, MT, and the July 14, 2005 Regular Meeting in Great Falls, MT

III.

SYSTEM ISSUES

a. Roundtable with local members of state legislature and representatives of Governor Schweitzer, Senator Baucus, Senator Burns, Congressman Rehberg
  • Discuss/identify the most important issues, projects, or new ideas for Montana
  • MUS coordination and assistance for these efforts
  • Existing process for providing continuity and increased visibility for important initiatives
  • Tracking short- and long-term progress (accountability) toward achieving shared goals
b. Montana University System Technology Transfer (Dwyer/McCoy)
  • Presentation on how technology transfer is accomplished in Montana
  • Example of how university research and innovation supports state businesses and job creation
c. Presentation of results from the Montana business workforce survey and update on Montana economy (Polzin)
  • Data and conclusions about types of jobs that are available in the State
  • Discuss implications for our postsecondary education system in educating and training the State’s workforce in the short- and long-term.
d. Set top priorities for the MUS 2010 strategic plan and expectations for when/how action plans will be developed (Foxley)

IV.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS Leaders  (President George Dennison, Interim President Ralph Lenhart, Chancellor Ron Sexton, Dean Dan Bingham); Hurricane Katrina Campus Responses

Also see attached reports from all campuses

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V. 

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Report from Academic/Student Affairs Committee – Lynn Hamilton
See Committee Agenda

VI. 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ITEMS
a. Report from Workforce Development Committee – Regent Foster
See Committee Agenda


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.           MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – Beartooth Room

12:00 noon                   Meeting Attendees – Luncheon in the Lewis and Clark Rooms, SUB

1:15 p.m.                      THE FULL BOARD RECONVENES – Ballroom


VII.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a. Report from Budget & Audit Oversight Committee – Mark Semmens
See Committee Agenda

VIII.

STAFF AND COMPENSATION ITEMS

a. Report from Staff and Compensation Committee – Regent Mercer
See Committee Agenda

5:00 p.m.          BOARD RECESSES

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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING continued

 

FRIDAY, September 23, 2005

 

The Full Board may take action on any item on the following Agenda and the Committee Agendas.

 

7:00 a.m.          Regents breakfast with local civic and business leaders - MSU-Billings Downtown Campus conference center, corner of 3rd Avenue North and North Broadway 

7:00 a.m.          Continental Breakfast –  Fireside Lounge, SUB 

8:45 a.m.          Full Board Reconvenes – Ballroom, SUB


IX.  STUDENT REPORTS

X.

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…     Public matters do not include any pending legal matters, private personnel issues or private student issues.  Please do not attempt to address such issues at this time, or you will be ruled out of order.     


XI. CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 128-100-R0905 – Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education
b. ITEM 128-1000-R0905 – Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula
c. ITEM 128-1003-R0905  - Authorization to confer the Title of Executive Assistant to the President /University Executive Vice President Emeritus upon Bob Frazier; The University of Montana-Missoula
d. ITEM 128-1004-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Associate Professor Emeritus of Library Science upon Christopher G. Mullin; The University of Montana-Missoula
e. ITEM 128-1005-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Business Administration upon Maureen J. Fleming; The University of Montana-Missoula
f. ITEM 128-1006-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences upon Charles L. Eyer; The University of Montana-Missoula
g. ITEM 128-1010-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Music upon Thomas Cook; The University of Montana-Missoula
h. ITEM 128-1011-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Music upon Esther England; The University of Montana-Missoula
i. ITEM 128-1500-R0905 – Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
j. ITEM 128-1500A-R0905 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
k. ITEM 128-1600-R0905 - Staff; The University of Montana Western
l. ITEM 128-1900-R0905 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
m. ITEM 128-2000-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
n. ITEM 128-2001-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology upon Gary Strobel; MSU-Bozeman
o. ITEM 128-2300-R0905 – Staff; Agriculture Experiment Stations
p. ITEM 128-2400-R0905 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
q. ITEM 128-2700-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Billings
r. ITEM 128-2800-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Northern
s. ITEM 128-2850-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology
Labor Agreements/Other

a.

ITEM 128-107-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana Nurses Association    Memo    Agreement
b. ITEM 128-108-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with The University of Montana Western Faculty Association    Memo    Agreement
c. ITEM 128-109-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters     Memo    Agreement
d. ITEM 128-110-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana State University-Billings Faculty Association    Memo    Agreement
e. ITEM 128-111-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with the Laborers International Union    Memo    Agreement
Administrative/Budget Items

a.

ITEM 128-1002-R0905 - Student Computer Fee Expenditure; The University of Montana-Missoula
b. ITEM 128-2851-R0905 - Authorization to Expend Student Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Great Falls, College of Technology
c. ITEM 128-2852-R0905 - Authorization to Expend Computer Fees; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

XII.

PRESENTATIONS

a.

Resolution in Recognition of American Indian Heritage Day

XIII.

CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED ITEMS

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


XIV.

EXECUTIVE SESSION  (if needed) – Missouri Room, SUB

XV.

BOARD ADJOURNS on completion of business


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