September 25-26, 2008

Montana Tech of The University of Montana
Copper Room

1300 W Park Street, Butte



Thursday, September 25, 2008

8:00 AM  Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions
8:10 AM         Welcome – Chancellor Frank Gilmore
8:15 AM 



Commissioner’s Report

9:30 AM UM Campuses[ Operating Budgets Plus Campus and Agency-Specific Agenda for Action and Information ]
12:00 PM Lunch Recess
Regents’ luncheon meeting with students
Student Reports given during lunch
Students 6-Mill Levy Rally   Location:  Copper Lounge


1:30 PM Montana Green Campus - A Virtual Gateway to the Montana University System
2:00 PM Making Opportunity Affordable (MOA) Proposal
2:30 PM Two-Year Units[ Operating Budgets Plus Campus Specific Agendas for Action and Information ]

Operating Budget Presentations:

4:15 PM Bitterroot Valley Community College District Proposal - Status Update

4:30 PM OCHE[ Operating Budgets, System Issues, Plus Agency-Specific Agenda for Action and Information ]

5:00 PM Recess, or on completion of business

6:00 PM Reception for all meeting participants at the Arts Chateau


Friday, September 26, 2008

7:00 AM Board Breakfast with Local Civic and Business Leaders (by advance reservation) Location: MT Tech Student Union Building,  Room:  Digger Den

8:30 AM Board Reconvenes

8:30 AM Kindergarten-College Reports


  • Governor’s Education Advisor, Jan Lombardi
  • Office of Public Instruction, Superintendent of Public Education Linda McCulloch, excused Report provided at Board of Public Education Meeting on September 11, 2008
  • Board of Public Education, Executive Director Steve Meloy
9:00 AM MSU Campuses [ Operating Budgets Plus Campus and Agency-Specific Agenda for Action and Information ]
11:30 AM MUS Operating Budgets Summary (Action) 
ITEM 140-101-R0908 | MUS System Summary |Budget Definitions
11:50 AM Public Comment
12:00 PM Regents Lunch with Faculty
1:15 PM Financial Aid Presentation/Discussion
2:15 PM Board Discussion
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. 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).