Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Conference Room 102A
2500 Broadway, Helena, MT

August 3, 2009

Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 3, 2009

10:00 AM   Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions
10:05 AM   Comments by Chairman Steve Barrett
10:15 AM   Public Comment
10:20 AM  


  1. Fee Deferment Policy Revision; OCHE
    ITEM 144-102-R0809 | Supporting Material
  2. Approval and Authorization to Execute and Deliver Series I and Series II Water Improvement Bonds; UM-Missoula
    ITEM 144-1001-R0809 | Supporting Material 1 | Supporting Material 2


  1. Policy Revisions; OCHE 
    ITEM 144-101-R0809 | Supporting Material 1 - Policy 405 | Supporting Material 2 - Policy 501.1 | Supporting Material 3 - Policy 801.3 | Supporting Material 4 - Policy 803.2 | Supporting Material 5 - Policy 940.25
  2. Certificate of Applied Science in Energy Technology;MSU – Great Falls, MSU – Northern, MSU – Billings College of Technology, and Montana Tech College of Technology
    ITEM 144-2851+R0809  | Supporting Material 1 | Supporting Material 2
  3. Staff Item; MSU-Northern  ITEM 144-2800-R0809
  4. Appointment of Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee
    ITEM 144-103-R0809
  5. Naming of Campus Greenhouse; MT Tech 
    ITEM 144-1501-R0809
  6. BOR Action Clarification: U.S. Yellow Ribbon Program ITEM 144-104-R0809 | Supporting Material
11:00 AM   Board Planning Session
  • Making Opportunity Affordable (MOA) - Next Steps
    Supporting Material
  • MUS-OCHE Work Plan 2009-2010 (proposed)
    Supporting Material
  • Federal Stimulus Funds (ARRA) Planning and Utilization
  • Planning for Reform and Reinvention in MUS
12:00 PM   Lunch Break

Executive Session   Room 102A

  • Naming of Building
12:30 PM   Board Self-Review
Follow-up from September 2008 retreat
3:00 PM   Adjourn on completion of business.


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