November 20 & 21, 2008

The University of Montana-Missoula
University Center Ballroom,
3rd Floor University Center



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

6:00 PM

Regents Reception and Dinner with Leadership Montana
(By advance reservation) Location: New Stadium Club

Thursday, November 20, 2008

7:00 AM Regents Breakfast with Faculty
University Center #330-332
7:00 AM  Continental Breakfast for Meeting Attendees
University Center #330-332
8:00 AM

Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions

8:05 AM Welcome – President George Dennison
8:15 AM Commissioner’s Report
8:30 AM Two-Year Education / Making Opportunity Affordable Project
9:00 AM

Bitterroot Valley Community College (BVCC) District Proposal ITEM 141-104-R1108

OCHE Analysis of Proposed Bitterroot Valley Community College

(The Board of Regents will consider the report and public comments on Thursday, November 20, 2008.  Action will not be taken on the proposed new community college district until a special meeting to be held by conference call on December 4, 2008.  An opportunity for filing written comments after November 20, 2008 will be provided.)

9:00 - 9:30 Presentation of Report
9:30 - 10:00 BVCC Trustees Elect Response
10:00 - 10:15 Campus Comments
10:15 - 10:45 Public Comment
10:45 - 11:50 Board of Regents Comments and Discussion
11:50 AM Public Comment
12:00 PM Lunch Recess
Regents’ Luncheon Meeting with Student Leaders
University Center #332-333
Student reports given during lunch
12:00 PM Lunch Recess for Meeting Attendees
University Center #330-331
1:30 PM Academic and Student Affairs Committee
3:00 PM Staff and Compensation Committee
3:30 PM Administrative, Budget and Audit Oversight Committee 
5:30 PM Public Comment
5:30 PM Reception for Meeting Participants hosted by UM Provost Royce C. Engstrom and the Office of Academic Affairs
University Center #330-332

Friday, November 21, 2008

7:00 AM  Board Breakfast with Local Civic and Business Leaders
(by advance reservation)University Center #330-331
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Meeting Attendees
University Center #332-333
8:30 AM Board Reconvenes
8:30 AM Kindergarten to College
  1. Administrative, Budget, and Audit Oversight
  2. Academic and Student Affairs
  3. Staff and Compensation
12:00 PM Lunch Recess – Regents’ Luncheon Meeting with Classified Staff Representatives University Center #333
12:00 PM Lunch for Meeting Attendees  University Center #330-332
1:00 PM
  1. Higher Education Opportunity Act – Mick Hanson
  2. Montana Student Loan Update – Jim Stipcich
2:30 PM Supercomputer Presentation – Evan Barrett and Alex Philp
2:50 PM Remaining Issues
3:20 PM Public Comment
  Adjourn on completion of business.
3:30 PM Executive Session UM Alumni Association Board Room
  • Staff; MSU-Bozeman
  • Naming of Campus Library
  • Litigation Update


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)