MONTANA BOARD OF REGETNS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

July 14-15, 2005

MEETING SUMMARY

The following provides a summary of actions of approval taken by the Board of Regents at its July 14, 2005 meeting in Great Falls, Montana.  All amendments to agenda items are included and, unless otherwise noted, all votes are unanimous.  Formal minutes of the meeting will be prepared and published at a later date. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEM

a. ITEM 128-1004-R0705 – Authorization to Proceed, Series J 2005 and Series K 2010 Refunding and Facilities Improvement Revenue Bonds and to Utilize Variable and Fixed Rate Debt Instruments, with an Interest Rate Swap Agreement; The University of Montana-Missoula

ITEM A. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 5-0 VOTE WITH REGENT SEMMENS ABSTAINING, AND REGENT FRENCH ABSENT

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEM

a. ITEM 128-109-R0705  - Approval of Best and Brightest Scholarship distribution plan; Office Commissioner of Higher Education - Attachment 1 | Attachment 2

ITEM A. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 6-0 VOTE WITH REGENT FRENCH ABSENT

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ITEM

a.  ITEM 128-106-R0705 – Consideration of Study for School of Rural Medicine; Office Commissioner of Higher Education

RECOMMENDATION TO NOT PURSUE THE STUDY ADOPTED ON 4-2 VOTE WITH REGENTS FOSTER AND MERCER DISSENTING, AND REGENT FRENCH ABSENT.

STAFF ITEMS

  1. ITEM 128-100-R0705 – Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education
  2. ITEM 128-1000-R0705 - Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula
  3. ITEM 128-1500-R0705 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
  4. ITEM 128-1503-R0705 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Geophysical Engineering Upon William R. Sill; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
  5. ITEM 128-1504-R0705 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Upon Larry Twidwell; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
  6. ITEM 128-1500A-R0705 - Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Technology
  7. ITEM 128-1600-R0705 - Staff; The University of Montana Western
  8. ITEM 128-1900-R0705 - Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
  9. ITEM 128-2000-R0705 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
  10. ITEM 128-2001-R0705 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science upon Ellen Kreighbaum; MSU-Bozeman
  11. ITEM 128-2300-R0705 - Staff; Ag Experiment Station
  12. ITEM 128-2400-R0705 - Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
  13. ITEM 128-2700-R0705 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings
  14. ITEM 128-2850-R0705 - Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

ALL STAFF ITEMS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 6-0 VOTE WITH REGENT FRENCH ABSENT

Labor Agreements/Other

  1. ITEM 128-101-R0705 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 400; Office Commissioner of Higher Education - Memo | Agreement
  2. ITEM 128-102-R0705 – Approval of Tentative Agreement of Communications and Graphic Communications International Union; Office Commissioner of Higher Education - Memo | Agreement
  3. ITEM 128-103-R0705 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Butte Teamsters Union Local # 2; Office Commissioner of Higher Education - Memo | Agreement
  4. ITEM 128-104-R0705 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 400, Colleges of Technology; Office Commissioner of Higher Education - Memo | Agreement
  5. ITEM 128-105-R0705 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana District Council of Laborers; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo   Agreement (DID NOT RATIFY)
  6. ITEM 128-108-R0705 - Approval of Tentative Agreement with The Vocational Technical Educators of Montana; Office Commissioner of Higher Education - Memo | Agreement
  7. ITEM 128-110-R0705 - Approval of Tentative Agreement with The University Faculty Association, The University of Montana-Missoula - Memo | Agreement

ITEMS a. – d. AND f. AND g. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 6-0 VOTE WITH REGENT FRENCH ABSENT

Administrative/Budget Items

  1. ITEM 128-1003-R0705 - Authorization to Replace Arena Floor – Adams Center; The University of Montana-Missoula - Attachment
  2. ITEM 128-1502-R0705 - Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fees; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
  3. ITEM 128-2002-R0705 - Authorization to Expend Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Bozeman

ITEMS A. THROUGH C. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 6-0 VOTE WITH REGENT FRENCH ABSENT

With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m. and the Board went into Strategic Planning Session

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