AMENDED

March 22-23, 2001

ITEM 110-1008-R0301       Approval of Proposal to Change the Name Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities to The University of Montana Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service: The Rural Institute The University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service; The University of Montana-Missoula

THAT:                                    The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana-Missoula to change the name Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities to The University of Montana Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service:  The Rural Institute The University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service.

EXPLANATION:                  The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, P.L. 106-402, dated October 30, 2000, is the authorizing legislation which provides federal fiscal support for the University Affiliated Program.  The passage of this law has changed the name of University Affiliated Programs to Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (S.1809-43, Section 151). Following the legal intent of the law, this proposal would allow the unit to keep the well-known “Rural Institute” reference and also bring it into compliance with federal law.

The completed signature page resides on file at the President’s Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.

ATTACHMENT:                   Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, P.L. 106-402.