July 8-9, 2008

Montana State University-
Great Falls College of Technology

2100 16th Ave South, Great Falls
Heritage Hall

Minutes of July 8-9, 2008 Meeting

Minutes of July 8, 2008 BOR and MHESAC Joint Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

9:00 AM Hospitality room and continental breakfast for meeting participants - Heritage Hall Break Out Room


10:00 AM     

a.  Roll Call, Approval of Minutes, Welcome, and Introductions 

S. Barrett
  b.  Board Committee Assignments S. Barrett
  c.  Process & Timeline for Board Self-Evaluation S. Stearns


10:10 AM               REPORTS & INFORMATION  
  a.  Commissioner’s Report  S. Stearns
  b.  Student Regent Welcome and Comments M. Jessen
  c.  Two-Year Education Presentation    M. Moe
  d.  Science and Mathematics Teacher Initiative  G. Dennison

e.  Campus Update Reports [ MSU | UM | Montana Tech | Helena COT | FVCC ]

12:30 PM       LUNCH BREAK


1:00 PM                BOARD DISCUSSION & ACTION  
  a.  Temporary Authorization for MSU-Bozeman to
     Award Existing Two-Year Degrees
     ITEM 140-101-R0708 | Supporting Material ITEM 140-101-R0708
  b.  MSU Proposal for Two-Year Education in Abu Dhabi
  c.  Replace Artificial Turf in Washington Grizzly Stadium
     ITEM 140-1006-R0708
  d.  Strategic Plan Annual Review and Update
T. Trevor
  e.  UM   Campuses – Planning Issues/Challenges  G. Dennison
  f.   MSU Campuses – Planning Issues/Challenges G. Gamble
  g.  Final BOR Resolution, April 29, 2008 Regent Barrett


4:00 PM Consent Agenda
4:15 PM Public Comment
4:30 PM  Executive Session (President George Dennison Evaluation), Dean’s Conference Room
6:30 PM  Joint Dinner Meeting with MHESAC Board and RegentsSite: TBA

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast – Heritage Hall Break Out Room

                                      PLANNING SESSION

8:00 AM Regents’ Roundtable
10:30 AM Executive Session:  Personnel Evaluations (Commissioner Stearns), Dean’s Conference Room
11:30 AM  Board Adjourns


Other than the meeting starting time, times listed are approximate.  In addition, agenda items may be rearranged unless an item is listed as having a “time certain.”  Action may be taken on any item listed on the Board or Committee Agendas.  Public comment is welcome on all items.
The Board of Regents will make reasonable accommodations for known disabilities that may interfere with an individual's ability to participate.  Persons requiring such accommodations should make their requests to the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education as soon as possible before the meeting to allow adequate time for special arrangements.  You may call or write to: ADA Coordinator, P. O. Box 203201, Helena MT 59620-3201, 406-444-6570, 1-800-253-4091 (TDD)