The University of Montana-
Helena College of Technology
Student Center

March 19-20, 2009

Please note that it will be necessary for the schedule for the March 19-20, 2009 Board of Regents meeting to be flexible to allow the Montana University System to accommodate and be responsive to the legislative schedule that will be occurring at the same time. It will most likely be necessary to exchange the times of the Budget Administrative and Audit Committee with the Academic and Student Affairs. Other changes may be necessary throughout the meeting.



Thursday, March 19, 2009

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Meeting Attendees 
Room 104, Student Center
8:00 AM Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions
8:05 AM Welcome – Dean Daniel Bingham
8:15 AM Commissioner’s Report
9:30 AM Administrative, Budget and Audit Oversight Committee
12:00 PM Lunch Recess
Regents’ Luncheon Meeting with Students 
Room 125, Lecture Hall
12:00 PM Lunch Recess for Meeting Attendees
Room 104, Student Center
1:15 PM Academic and Student Affairs Committee
4:15 PM Employee Appeal
4:25 PM Public Comment
4:30 PM Executive Session Room 102B
  • Honorary Doctorate
  • Building Naming Proposal
  • Personnel Issue
5:30 PM Reception  Room 104, Student Center

Friday, March 20, 2009

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Meeting Attendees 
Room 104, Student Center
8:30 AM Board Reconvenes
8:30 AM Kindergarten to College Connections
  • Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Steve Meloy, Executive Director of Board of Public Education
  • Jan Lombardi, Policy Advisor, Governor’s Office
  • Mary Sheehy Moe, Deputy Commissioner of Two-Year Education
  • Sylvia Moore, Deputy Commissioner of Academic and Student Affairs
9:30 AM Workforce Development and Two-Year Education Committee
  1. Administrative, Budget, and Audit Oversight
  2. Academic and Student Affairs
  3. Workforce Development and Two-Year Education
  4. Staff and Compensation
    1. OCHE  ITEM 142-100-R0309
    2. UM-Missoula ITEM 142-1000-R0309


Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Carroll and Nancy Fields O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West:  Pat Williams; UM-Missoula ITEM 142-1010-R0309

11:30 AM Regents Lunch with Faculty Representatives
11:30 AM Lunch for Meeting Attendees
1:00 PM Research and Technology Transfer
  • Policy Review & Amendment
    • Revised Policy 401, Research & Technology Transfer  ITEM 142-108-R0309 | Attachment (Reviewed as part of OCHE comprehensive policy review)   

2:20 PM Public Comment
2:30 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. 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).