Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
2500 Broadway� �� PO Box 203101� �� Helena, Montana 59620-3101� �� (406)444-6570� �� FAX (406)444-1469
ITEM 110-1501-R0101 ATTACHMENT
December 13, 2000
Dr. James Trudnowski
Vice President for Academic Affairs
1601 North Benton Avenue
Helena MT 59625
It was good to visit with you yesterday.� Thank you for taking the time to work with us on the Montana Tech proposal to bring a bachelor's degree program to Helena.� Dan Bradley distributed to us their proposal yesterday, and with a copy of this letter, I will convey it to Rev. Steven Rowan, your interim president.� Under the provisions of Board policy 220, please take the transmission of the proposal yesterday as the "official" starting point for review.
As I indicated, this item will be on the submission agenda for the Board of Regents meeting January 18-19, but it will not be acted upon until the March 22 meeting of the Board.� If you wish to submit written comment to the Board in time for the January meeting, the submission deadline (to me) will be December 29, 2000.� If you wish to submit written comment to the Board in time for the March meeting, the deadline will be February 23, 2001.
At our meeting, I also distributed a proposal from Montana State University-Northern to bring an MS in Learning Development to Helena for an identified cohort of students. If I could have your input about this separate proposal by January 8, I will determine whether this will go to the Board on its agenda or as a simple information item.
Thank you for your time in these reviews.� If you have any questions, please contact me at
Joyce A. Scott
for Academic & Student Affairs
Cc:����� Rev. Steven Rowan
����������� Provost Lois Muir
����������� Vice Chancellor Dan Bradley
����������� Commissioner Richard Crofts