MEETING SUMMARY

MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
September 21-23, 2005

The following provides a summary of actions of approval taken by the Board of Regents at its September 21-23, 2005 meeting in Billings, 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. 

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

c.

Possible discussion on the so-called Matrix 5.

THE MATRIX FORMAT WILL BE REVISED TO REFLECT THE POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SITUATION, THEN WILL BE COMPLETED AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE BOARD AT THE NOVEMBER 16-18, 2005  MEETING

i.

Discussion of the Writing Proficiency Project.    Memo    Attachment

ITEM i. WILL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE BOARD FOR ACTION AT THE NOVEMBER 16-18, 2005 MEETING

q.

ITEM 128-101-R0905:  An Assessment Plan for the Transfer Audit Policies.  Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5    Attachment 6

r.

ITEM 128-102-R0905:  Revision of Board of Regents’ Policy 209.2, Coordinator of Community Colleges.    Attachment

ITEMS q. AND r. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

s.

ITEM 128-104-R0905:  Faculty Appeal – Catherine Swift

THE BOARD DECLINED TO HEAR ITEM s. ON A 7-0 VOTE

t.

ITEM 128-105-R0905:  Student Appeal – CONFIDENTIAL – Catherine Swift

THE BOARD DECLINED TO HEAR ITEM  t. ON A 5-2 VOTE WITH REGENTS FOSTER AND MERCER DISSENTING

w.

ITEM 128-2003-R0705: Pre-Medical Certificate, Montana State University-Bozeman.     Request    Summary     Proposal    Budget

x.

ITEM 128-2004-R0705:  Master of Science degree in Ecological and Environmental Statistics, Montana State University-Bozeman.  Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

y.

ITEM 128-2005-R0705:  Humanities Institute, Montana State University-Bozeman.    Request    Proposal    Budget

z.

ITEM 128-2801-R0705:  Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology, Montana State University-Northern.    Request     Summary     Proposal     Budget    Appendix 1    Appendix 2

aa.

ITEM 128-1001-R0705:  Minor in Central and Southwest Asian Studies, The University of Montana-Missoula.    Request    Summary    Proposal

bb.

ITEM 128-1002-R0705:  Paleontology Center on campus and field station in Glasgow area, The University of Montana-Missoula.    Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

cc.

ITEM 128-1501-R0705:  Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Montana Tech of The University of Montana-Missoula.    Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

dd.

ITEM 128-1505-R0705:  Revised mission statement, Montana Tech of The University of Montana.    Request    Vision

ee.

ITEM 128-1506-R0705:  Conversion of option in Medical Assistant to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assistant, Montana Tech of The University of Montana.    Summary    Proposal    Budget

ITEMS w. THROUGH ee. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON A 7-0 VOTE

THE ISSUE OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY WAS ASSIGNED TO THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FOR RESEARCH, AND TUITION POLICY WAS ASSIGNED TO THE BUDGET AND AUDIT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW.

A. 

Level I memorandum

Please see the attached revision to the Lazarus Action on Physical therapy Assistant Program


Budget and Audit Oversight Committee

a.

ITEM 128-112-R0905 – Revision to the Montana Family Education Savings Program    Memo    Policy

b.

ITEM 128-116-R0905 - Approval for Additional Investment Options, Montana Family Educational Savings Bank

ITEMS a. AND b. WERE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

d.

ITEM 128-113-R0905 - COE/Allocation Model Revision Study

AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE AN RFP FOR AN OUTSIDE CONSULTANT TO DIRECT THIS PROCESS, WITH THE CAMPUSES PAYING THE COST, WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD ON A 5-2 VOTE WITH REGENTS FOSTER AND MERCER DISSENTING

e.

ITEM 128-115-R0905 – Proposed Revision of Policy 407 - Approval of University System Employee Equity Interest and/or Business Participation.    Attachment

ITEM e. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

f.

ITEM 128-2002-R0905 -  Authorization to Appoint Members to the Fire Services Training Advisory Council; Montana State University-Bozeman

ITEM  f. APPROVED ON 5-2 VOTE WITH REGENTS FOSTER AND TAYLOR DISSENTING

g.

ITEM 128-2801-R0905 - Authorization to Name the “KNMC” Radio Station the Lisenby Studios; Montana State University-Northern

h.

ITEM 128-2802-R0905 - Authorization to Name the Lecture Hall in the new Applied Technology Center the Hensler Auditorium; Montana State University-Northern

i.

ITEM 128-2803-R0905 - Authorization to Name the Oil Lab in the new Applied Technology Center the Kiewit Oil Laboratory; Montana State University-Northern

ITEMS g. – i. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

j.

ITEM 128-1012-R0905 - Construct Executive Education Building; The University of Montana-Missoula    Attachment 1    Attachment 2

k.

ITEM 128-1009-R0905 - Planning for Addition to Education Building; The University of Montana-Missoula

ITEMS j. AND k. WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED ON 7-0 VOTE AS AMENDED REMOVING THE WORDS “UNRESTRICTED FUNDS.”

l.

ITEM 128-2003-R0905 - Authorization to Construct a Parking Garage and Repair and Replace New & Existing Parking, Street and Access Facilities; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment

ITEM  l. WAS DEFERRED TO THE NOVEMBER 16-18, 2005  MEETING

m.

ITEM 128-2004-R0905 - Authorization to Construct a New Research Facility; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment

n.

ITEM 128-1001-R0905 - Authorization to Repair/Replace the HVAC system in the Curry Health Service Building; The University of Montana-Missoula    Attachment

o.

ITEM 128-2006-R0905 - Authorization to Utilize Short-Term Loans for the Continuation of a Multi-Year Information Technology Infrastructure Replacement Plan; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4

p.

ITEM 128-2005-R0905 - Authorization Execute a Utility Easement with the City of Bozeman; Montana State University-Bozeman    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4

ITEMS m. THROUGH p. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE

q.

ITEM 128-2702-R0905 - Authorization to Execute Purchase of Property; Montana State University-Billings    Plat

ITEM q. WILL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE BOARD FOR ACTION AT THE NOVEMBER 16-18,  2005 MEETING

r.

ITEM 128-2804-R0905 - Authorization to Acquire the former BLM Lewistown Field Office at Public Benefit Allowance Discount for Educational Purpose through the U.S. Department of Education;  Montana State University-Northern    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5

ITEM r. APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE with the condition that the Board will need to  subsequently approve the O&M related fee at the November 16-18, 2005 MEETING.

s.

ITEM 128-2853-R0905 - Authorization to Execute Purchase of Property from Great Falls School District; Montana State University-Great Falls, College of Technology   Attachment    Plat

ITEM s. APPROVED ON 6-1 VOTE WITH REGENT HAMILTON DISSENTING

t.

ITEM 128-103-R0905 – FY06 Montana University System Operating Budgets  Executive Summary   UM-Missoula     Montana Tech    UM-Western   Helena College of Tech   MSU-Bozeman    MSU-Billings    MSU-Northern    Great Falls College of Technology    Mines, Forestry and OCHE    Extension Service       Experiment Stations         Community Colleges Overview, Dawson Community College, and Flathead Valley Community College        Miles Community College and Tribal Colleges         Montana University System       

ITEM  t. WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE WITH A WEATHER NORMALIZATION FACTOR ADDED TO THE UTILITY SURCHARGE AT BOZEMAN.
Additionally, the Office of Commissioner of Higher Education will add an annual percentage change column to any budget tables in future Executive Summaries.


Staff and Compensation Committee

b.

ITEM 128-114-R0905 - Proposed Policy Setting Salaries for the Commissioner of Higher Education, Presidents and Chancellors    Attachment

ITEM b. APPROVED ON 4-3 ROLL CALL VOTE WITH REGENTS HAMILTON, SEMMENS AND TAYLOR DISSENTING.

c.

Recommended Modifications

d.

ITEM 127-126-R0505 - Amend policy 711.1 Employment Instruments; Professional and Administrative Employees

e.

ITEM 126-108-R0305 - Amend Policy 711.2 - Criteria for Board of Regents Contract; Non-faculty Personnel   Attachment

f.

ITEM 126-109-R0305 - Salary Increases for Contract Administrators

ITEMS c.-f. DEFERRED TO THE NOVEMBER 16-18, 2005 MEETING

g.

Staff item reporting format

CAMPUSES WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE CURRENT FORMAT FOR STAFF ITEMS UNTIL DECISIONS HAVE  BEEN MADE ON THE PREVIOUS THREE ITEMS.


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ITEMS

b.

ITEM 128-106-R0905 – Charter to formalize the Two Year Council    Charter    Matrix

ITEM  b. DEFERRED TO THE  NOVEMBER 16-18, 2005 MEETING


SYSTEM ISSUES

f.

Set top priorities for the MUS 2010 strategic plan and expectations for when/how action plans will be developed

THIS ITEM WILL BE FURTHER REFINED BEFORE PRESENTATION AT THE NOVEMBER 16-18, 2005 MEETING


STAFF ITEMS

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 128-100-R0905 – Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education

b.

ITEM 128-1000-R0905 – Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula

c.

ITEM 128-1003-R0905  - Authorization to confer the Title of Executive Assistant to the President /University Executive Vice President Emeritus upon Bob Frazier; The University of Montana-Missoula

d.

ITEM 128-1004-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Associate Professor Emeritus of Library Science upon Christopher G. Mullin; The University of Montana-Missoula

e.

ITEM 128-1005-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Business Administration upon Maureen J. Fleming; The University of Montana-Missoula

f.

ITEM 128-1006-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences upon Charles L. Eyer; The University of Montana-Missoula

g.

ITEM 128-1010-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Music upon Thomas Cook; The University of Montana-Missoula

h.

ITEM 128-1011-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Music upon Esther England; The University of Montana-Missoula

i.

ITEM 128-1500-R0905 – Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

j.

ITEM 128-1500A-R0905 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

k.

ITEM 128-1600-R0905 - Staff; The University of Montana-Western

l.

ITEM 128-1900-R0905 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology

m.

ITEM 128-2000-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman

n.

ITEM 128-2001-R0905 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology upon Gary Strobel; MSU-Bozeman

o.

ITEM 128-2300-R0905 – Staff; Agriculture Experiment Stations

p.

ITEM 128-2400-R0905 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service

q.

ITEM 128-2700-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Billings

r.

ITEM 128-2800-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Northern

s.

ITEM 128-2850-R0905 – Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Labor Agreements/Other

a.

ITEM 128-107-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana Nurses Association    Memo    Agreement

b.

ITEM 128-108-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with The University of Montana Western Faculty Association    Memo    Agreement

c.

ITEM 128-109-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters     Memo    Agreement

d.

ITEM 128-110-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana State University-Billings Faculty Association    Memo    Agreement

e.

ITEM 128-111-R0905 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with the Laborers International Union    Memo    Agreement

 

Administrative/Budget Items

a.

ITEM 128-1002-R0905 - Student Computer Fee Expenditure; The University of Montana-Missoula

b.

ITEM 128-2851-R0905 - Authorization to Expend Student Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Great Falls, College of Technology

c.

ITEM 128-2852-R0905 - Authorization to Expend Computer Fees; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

ENTIRE CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ON 7-0 VOTE


PRESENTATIONS

A resolution in Recognition of American Indian Heritage Day was Adopted by the Board


With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m. 


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