MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda ITEMS

Revised 9/19/05

Regular Meeting

 

September 21-23, 2005

 

Montana State University-Billings

1500 N. 30th Street

Billings, MT 59101-0252


ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING and AGENDA

 

II.             Approval of Minutes.

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

A.            Discussion of textbook costs.

  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.

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

3.      Memorandum on grade point average values.

4.             Memorandum on minimum grade policy and its implementation.

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

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

V.            Portion of the Meeting Devoted to Topics of Concern to Academic Affairs Officers. 

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.

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Budget and Audit Oversight Committee meeting and 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


3.

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

4.

Salary Issues
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

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Workforce Development Committee meeting and AGENDA


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

END OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS



BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING


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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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

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