MAY 20-21, 2004

 

ITEM 123-110-R0504      Amendment of By-Laws; Creation of Standing Committees

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Article VII of the By-Laws (Policy 201.7) is amended as follows:

 

ARTICLE VII.  Committees

 

All committees shall be appointed by the chair.

 

Special committees may be appointed from time to time by order of the board.

 

The commissioner of higher education is an ex-officio, non-voting member of all committees.

 

Budget And Audit Oversight Committee

 

The Budget and Audit Oversight Committee is a standing committee of the Board that will meet on a regular basis.  The Committee shall:

·         Review and recommend budget policy and processes for the Montana University System;

·         Review and recommend timelines for annual and biennial budget requests;

·         Provide criteria for budget priorities;

·         Review and recommend format for annual and biennial budget submission;

·         Review and recommend consistent performance metrics to be submitted with the annual budget report;

·         Review and recommend campus and system budgets and forward to the full Board for approval;

·         Review and recommend tuition levels and tuition structures;

·         Review and recommend priority MUS internal audit projects for campus internal audit staff;

·         Review and recommend system task forces to deal with budget and audit issues as they arise;

·         Review and recommend format and content requirements for system management reporting.

·         Review and recommend building and capital improvement priorities;

·         Review major campus building and capital improvement requests;

·         Assume responsibility for other tasks, as assigned by the Board or the Chair. 

 

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

 

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Board that will meet on a regular basis.  The Committee shall:

  • Have general oversight of general education requirements;
  • Have general oversight of professional studies programs;
  • Have general oversight of graduate education;
  • Have general oversight over research policies, and matters related to economic development and technology transfer;
  • Undertake regular assessment of programs, including but not limited to reviewing accreditation status. 
  • Review all academic proposals that require formal Board of Regents’ action, and approve or disapprove the same;
  • Review existing policies and recommend new policies relating to academic programs and student services;
  • Recommend priorities and action items to the full Board concerning such issues as special projects, system-wide task forces, data collection, and assessment of academic programs and student services activities;
  • Coordinate information technology needs in the academic and student

affairs areas;

  • Serve as an informational and coordinating entity between the Board of Regents and the Board of Education “P-20” and “Indian Education for All” committees;
  • Assume responsibility for other tasks, as assigned by the Board or the Chair.

 

Management Committee

 

The Management Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Regents that will meet on an as needed basis.  The Committee shall provide guidance and assistance on management issues impacting the OCHE and the MUS campuses.  The Committee shall:

  • Review salary and compensation studies;
  • Review staff Items and format;
  • Review and recommend salary parameters;
  • Have general oversight of collective bargaining;
  • Review extra compensation reports;
  • Review the MAP program;
  • Review and recommend policies and practices of the health insurance and employee benefit program;
  • Review and recommend policies and practices of the workers’ compensation program;
  • Review and recommend policies and practices related to retirement;
  • Review and recommend policies and practices related to workforce diversity and diversity reporting;
  • Review grievances and litigation and recommend policies or practices related thereto;
  • Review and recommend employee evaluation processes;
  • Review and recommend staffing levels, staffing patterns and other staffing matters;
  • Assume responsibility for other tasks as assigned by the Board or the Chair.         

 

Workforce Development Healthcare Committee

 

The Healthcare and Workforce Development Committee is a standing committee of the Board that will meet on an as needed basis.  The Committee shall:

  • Develop collaborative programs with the healthcare community in Montana to assist with workforce needs in the healthcare professions;
  • Create similar collaborative efforts with the education community in Montana to insure that the State has a qualified teacher corps;
  • Work with the two-year college community to develop policies and programs that satisfy the State’s workforce needs and to increase enrollments at those institutions;
  • Assume responsibility for other tasks, as assigned by the Board or the Chair.