MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

March 21-22, 2002

Montana State University-Northern,

P. O. Box 7751

Havre, MT 59501


ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET COMMITTEE


Other than the meeting starting time, the times listed are approximate.  These approximate times are intended to give meeting participants a rough idea of the amount of discussion contemplated, but the Board will move to the next part of the agenda upon the completion of the prior topic.  In addition, agenda items may be rearranged unless an item is listed as having a "time certain."    


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2002

8:30 am – 5:00 pm       Board of Regents’ Retreat continuation – SUB Ballroom

The Retreat will focus on Board Governance – NOTICE – the Board may make decisions regarding Board operating procedures.


THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – SUB Ballroom

12:00 to 1:15 p.m.

MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – SUB Ballroom

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch for all attendees - SUB Dining Room
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reception for all participants —Donaldson Hall


FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2002

7:00 a.m. Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders—SUB Dining Room 
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – SUB Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2002

8:30 a.m. -

5:00 p.m.

Continuation of Regents' Retreat – SUB Ballroom

Agenda


THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – SUB Ballroom

7:30 a.m.  

EXECUTIVE SESSION—Crowley Conference Room - SUB

8:00 a.m.

WORK SESSION (full Board) – SUB Ballroom

(or on completion of Executive Session)

11:00 a.m.

CONCURRENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS (agendas attached)

(NOTE: Time tentative, depending on completion of work session)

Academic and Student Affairs Committee – SUB Ballroom 

Administrative/Budget Committee —Donaldson Hall


12:00 to 1:15 p.m.

BOARD OF REGENTS' LUNCH with Student Representatives – SUB Ballroom

12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch for all attendees - SUB Dining Room

1:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Full Board CONVENES – SUB Ballroom

I. 

ROLL CALL

III.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

January 17-18, 2002 regular meeting in Helena, Montana

IV.

CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 114-1000-R0302 - Staff; The University of Montana Missoula

b. ITEM 114-1001-R0302 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus upon David H. Jackson, Professor of Forestry, School of Forestry; The University of Montana-Missoula
c. ITEM 114-1500-R0302 - Staff; Montana Tech of the University of Montana
d. ITEM 114-1900-R0302 - Staff; Helena College of Technology of the University of Montana
e. ITEM 114-2000-R0302 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
f. ITEM 114-2300-R0302 - Staff; Agricultural Experiment Station
g. ITEM 114-2700-R0302 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings
h. ITEM 114-2701-R0302 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Accounting upon Joanne Sheridan; Montana State University-Billings
i. ITEM 114-2702-R0302 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Humanities, and Religious Studies upon Walter B. Gulick; Montana State University-Billings
j. ITEM 114-2800-R0302 - Staff; Montana State University-Northern
k. ITEM 114-2801-R0302 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Metals Technology on Conrad Nystrom; Montana State University-Northern
l. ITEM 114-2850-R0302 - Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Other:

a.

ITEM 114-102-R0302 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with International Union of Operating Engineers, Local # 400; Montana University System  Memo   Agreement

b.

ITEM 114-103-R0302 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana State University-Billings Faculty Association; Montana University System  Memo  Agreement
c. ITEM 114-104-R0302 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Vocational Technical Educators of Montana; Montana University System  Memo  Agreement

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V. 

STUDENT REPORTS

VI.

COMMISSIONER'S REPORT

VII.

CAMPUS REPORTS

VIII. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

IX.

OLD BUSINESS

 
a. Tribal College Reports on Economic Development Efforts
 
 

3:30 p.m.

BOARD RECESSES

3:30 p.m. Regents meet with Faculty  Representatives – SUB Ballroom

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2002

7:00 a.m. Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders—SUB Dining Room

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – SUB Ballroom

8:45 a.m.

BOARD RECONVENES – SUB Ballroom

Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES

IX. 

OLD BUSINESS (continued)

X.

NEW BUSINESS 
 

a.

ITEM 114-107-R0302 – Fees for FY 2003; Office of Commissioner of Higher Ed Commissioner's Memo  MSU-Bozeman Athletic Proposal  Mandatory Fees  Miscellaneous Fees

b. ITEM 114-108-R0302 – 2005 Budget Request and Process; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education – Rod Sundsted  Memo

 12:00 noon

BOARD ADJOURNS

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ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

AGENDA

NOTE: Time tentative, depending on completion of Board's work session.


I.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

a.

Level I Memo

II.

SUBMISSION

a. ITEM 114-1003-R0302 – Approval of a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law; The University of Montana-Missoula Program Description
b. ITEM 114-1004-R0302 – Addition of an Option in Forensic Anthropology to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology; The University of Montana-Missoula  Program Description
c. ITEM 114-1005-R0302 – Addition of an Option in Cultural and Ethnic Anthropology to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology; The University of Montana-Missoula Program Description
d. ITEM 114-1006-R0302 – Addition of Option in Forensic Anthropology to the Master of Arts Degree in Anthropology; The University of Montana-Missoula  Program Description
e. ITEM 114-1007-R0302 – Approval of Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Toxicology; The University of Montana-Missoula  Program Description
f. ITEM 114-1008-R0302 – Approval to Establish a Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience; The University of Montana-Missoula  Program Description
g. ITEM 114-1602-R0302 - Authorization to Name the Rural Education Technology Center the Charles G. Swysgood Technology Center; The University of Montana Western
h. ITEM 114-1603-R0302 - Mission / Vision Statement – Strategic Plan; The University of Montana Western – See attached Memo 
i. ITEM 114-2002-R0302 – Authorization to Create a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Animal and Range Sciences; Montana State University-Bozeman  Program Description
j. ITEM 114-2003-R0302 – Authorization to Create an Undergraduate Minor in Coaching Science; Montana State University-Bozeman  Program Description
k. ITEM 114-2704-R0302 – Authorization to Implement the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training; Montana State University-Billings  Program Description  Program Description

III.

ACTION AGENDA

a. ITEM 114-301-R0102  - Approval of Proposal to Add a Certificate Program in Heavy Equipment Maintenance; Flathead Valley Community College  Program Description
b. ITEM 114-1005-R0102 - Approval to Transfer the Department of Social Work from the College of Arts and Sciences to the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula
c. ITEM 114-1601-R0302 – Approval of Proposal to Add the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Equine Studies; The University of Montana Western  Attachment 1  Attachment 2
d. ITEM 114-2004-R0102 – Mission / Vision Statement; Montana State University-Bozeman

IV.

OTHER

a. Nursing Program Update - Deputy Commissioner Scott
b. Transfer Project - Update Deputy Commissioner's Memo  Spring 2001 Grads  Project Letter
c. Student Affairs Activities - Update  Software Evaluation
d. Implementation of New Program Approval Process

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ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET COMMITTEE

AGENDA

 NOTE:  Time tentative, depending on completion of Board's work session.


I.

SUBMISSION AGENDA

a. ITEM 114-101-R0302 – Revamp High School Honor Scholarship Program; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education Memo  Attachment 1  Attachment 2
b. ITEM 114-106-R0302 – Repeal Policy 940.22; Montana University System  Memo
c. ITEM 114-109-R0302 – Revision of Policy 803.2 Retirement; Optional Retirement Program; Montana University System  Memo
 

II.

ACTION CONSENT AGENDA

a. ITEM 114-105-R0302 – Revisions to Policy 950.2, Montana Family Education Savings Program; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education  Memo

III.

ACTION AGENDA

a.

ITEM 113-108-R1101 – Revision of Policy 940.13 – Veterans’ Fee Waiver; Montana University System  Memo

b. ITEM 114-104-R0102 Revised – Information Technology Policies; Montana University System  Memo
c ITEM 114-111-R0302 -  Budget Amendment-Fiscal Year 2002: Dawson Community College; Officer of the Commissioner of Higher Education
d. ITEM 114-1002-R0302 - Miscellaneous Renovation and Maintenance Projects, University Villages; The University of Montana-Missoula

e.

ITEM 114-2001-R0302 - Authorization to Construct a Permanent Tennis Facility Structure; Montana State University-Bozeman  Attachment

IV.

OTHER
a. Montana State University-Billings/Dell Corporation Collaboration - Informational Item Only

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