March 25-26, 2004

 

ITEM 122-1010-R0304                Planning for New Futures Park; The University of Montana-Missoula

 

THAT:                                       Consistent with the provisions of MCA 20-25-302, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to imple­ment steps necessary plan a new Futures Park Facility for The College of Technology.  The schematic planning for this facility will not exceed $750,000.00 and will be financed with revenues from a federal grant for this purpose.

                                               

EXPLANATION:                        The Futures Park is conceptualized as a one-of-a-kind, sustainable college campus that: provides full-range, state-of-the-art education and training; demonstrates cutting-edge technologies; creates a one-stop community development center; and fosters economic development.  A vast array of business and industry stimulated program opportunities would be available in student-centered learning environment conducive to matching individual student skills and abilities with programs that meet present and futures needs of the community, business and industry.  Realizing the symbiotic relationship between education and business will allow students to maximize their potential and make contributions in a real world environment that builds a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

 

This authority request is for an amount greater than $150,000, which requires the following additional information:

 

(a) Project Description:

(Not applicable to this request)

 

(b) Cost Estimate and Funding Sources:

(Not applicable to this request)

 

(c) Programs served, enrollment data, projected enrollments:

(Not applicable to this request)

 

(d) Space Utilization Data:

(Not applicable to this request)

 

(e) Projected use for available residual space:

(Not applicable to this request)

 

(f) Projected O&M Costs and proposed funding sources:

(Not applicable to this request)