Montana State University-
Great Falls College of Technology
Heritage Hall

May 28-29, 2009


Thursday, May 28, 2009

7:00 AM   Board Breakfast with Local Civic and Business Leaders (by advance reservation)
McLaughlin Center on the Great Falls COT campus (right across the street)

Continental Breakfast for Meeting Attendees Heritage Hall

8:30 AM   Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions
8:35 AM   Welcome - Interim Dean Joe Schaffer
8:40 AM   Remarks from The Chair
Commissioner’s Report
9:15 AM   Administrative, Budget and Audit Oversight Committee
11:40 AM   Public Comment
11:45 PM   Lunch Recess
Regents’ Luncheon Meeting with Student Leaders  G45/46
Student reports given during lunch
11:45 PM   Lunch Recess for Meeting Attendees  Heritage Hall
1:00 PM   Academic and Student Affairs Committee
3:00 PM   Workforce Development and Two-Year Education Committee
4:20 PM   Public Comment
4:30 PM   Executive Session  Dean’s Conference Room
  • President George Dennison
  • Commissioner Sheila Stearns
5:00 PM   Reception for Meeting Participants in Honor of MSU-Great Falls COT 40th Anniversary and the Naming of the Will & Nancy Weaver Library Atrium


Friday, May 29, 2009

7:00 AM   Continental Breakfast for Meeting Attendees  Heritage Hall
8:30 AM   Board Reconvenes
8:30 AM   Staff and Compensation Committee
9:30 AM   Kindergarten to College Connections; Including but not limited to:
  • Presidents George Dennison and Geoff Gamble, Science and Math Teacher Initiative
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau
  • Deputy Commissioner Mary Moe
    NASH Access to Success (A2S)
  • Deputy Commissioner Sylvia Moore
    Writing Assessment Newsletter
  • Jan Lombardi, Governor’s Office
10:00 AM   Break
  1. Administrative, Budget, and Audit Oversight
  2. Academic and Student Affairs
    (This portion of the agenda was continued from Thursday afternoon until Friday morning pending Governor Schweitzer’s potential attendance.)
  3. Staff and Compensation
  4. Workforce Development Committee

System Issues Consent Agenda

11:00 AM   College Savings Plan Annual Report by Pacific Life
12:00 PM   Lunch Recess – Regents’ Luncheon Meeting with Classified Staff Representatives G45/46
12:00 PM   Lunch for Meeting Attendees  Heritage Hall
1:00 PM   Board of Regents Group Photo
1:15 PM   Financial Aid and Student Loan Update
  • Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Update
1:45 PM   Election of Board of Regents Officers
1:55 PM   Public Comment
    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).