March 5-6, 2008

The University of Montana Western
Swysgood Technology Center Great Room


Thursday, March 6, 2008

8:30 AM         CONVENE

                       Roll Call, Approval of Minutes, and Introductions.
                           January 10-11, 2008 Meeting Minutes
                           January 16, 2008 Conference Call Meeting Minutes

8:40 AM         Welcome and comments by host Chancellor Storey
                       and students from the UMW Honors Program.


  1. Administrative, Budget, and Audit Oversight.

  2. Workforce, Research, and Economic Development.

  3. Academic and Student Affairs.

  4. Staff and Compensation.  

10:15 AM           SYSTEM ISSUES


  1. Montana Student Loan Task Force recommendations.
    ITEM 138-110-R0308 | Supporting Material ITEM 138-110-R0308

  2. Approval of Perkins six year state plan. 
    ITEM 138-102-R0308 | Supporting Material ITEM 138-102-R0308 - Attachment A | Attachment B | Attachment C


  1. Legislative update.

  2. System initiatives & accountability measures.

  3. Enrollment update.

  4. Campus reports (see written reports).

  5. Classified staff report (see written reports).

11:30              STUDENT REPORTS

1:00 PM           BOARD DISCUSSION

Two-year education planning.

2:00 PM         MSU - Master Plan update.

2:15 PM         PUBLIC COMMENT


2:30 PM         EXECUTIVE SESSION – Honorary Doctorates; UM-Missoula,
                         and litigation.

2:45 PM         ADJOURN on completion of business.



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.
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