MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

July 7-9, 2004

Salish Kootenai College

P. O. Box 117

Pablo, MT 59855


Academic / Student Affairs Items

System Issues

Administrative/Budget Items

Consent Agenda


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."    


Action may be taken on any item on the Agenda.


Overview

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2004

1:00 – 4:00                    Shared Leadership for Economic Development:  Joint meeting of the Board of Regents and Post-secondary Education Policy and Budget subcommittee – Michell Building

THURSDAY, July 8, 2004

7:00 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast for meeting participants—Michell Building

12:00 - 12:40                 MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors—Michel Building

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.         Meeting Participants - Lunch on your own - Three Wolves Cafeteria available on campus, or El Sombrero Mexican food one mile down highway, or Cheers Etc. on Main Street in Pablo 

12:40 – 1:20 p.m.          Regents meet with Classified Staff representatives – Michel Building

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.             Steak Fry for all participants - On Campus - RSVP to anita_bigspring@skc.edu no later than July 2.  Entertainment will be provided with Native dancers and drummers, and a Round Dance

FRIDAY, July 9, 2004

6:00 a.m.            Fun Run for those interested – Showers available in Fitness Center

7:00 a.m.           Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – Three Wolves Cafeteria 

7:30 a.m.           Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees - Michel Building 

On Adjournment            Budget Committee Meeting  – Michel Building



Meeting Activities

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2004

(Public Comment is welcome during this meeting)

I.

Shared Leadership for Economic Development:   Agenda   Memo

1:00 – 4:00

Joint meeting of the Board of Regents and Post-secondary Education Policy and Budget subcommittee – Michel Building

Immediately following the PEPB Joint meeting with the Board - (Closed meeting)

II.

EXECUTIVE SESSION — Eneas Big Knife Conference Room (Administration building, next to President McDonald’s office) 
  Personnel Review – Commissioner Stearns

THURSDAY, July 8, 2004

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees—Michel Building

7:30 a.m. – Full Board Convenes — Michel Building

I. 

ROLL CALL

II. Invocation by Tribal Elder, Octave Finley, Hand Drum Honor Song by Juan Perez, and Welcome by Bud Moran or Lloyd Irvine.

III.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the May 19-21, 2004 meeting in Great Falls/Havre, MT

IV. 

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Collaborative Radiologic Technology - ITEM 123-1001-R0504 - Proposal to approve an AAS:  Radiologic Technology at The University of Montana – Missoula College of Technology and an AAS:  Radiologic Technology at the Montana Tech of The University of Montana College of Technology as a collaborative program    Summary    Proposal
b. Historic Preservation Technology - ITEM 123-1502-R0504 - Proposal to approve an AAS degree in Historic Preservation Technology; Montana Tech of The University of Montana   Proposal
c. Networking Technology - ITEM 123-1501-R0504 - Proposal to move the AAS degree in Networking Technology and the Network Technician certificate from options under Computer Technology in the COT Business Department to the COT Information Technology Department; Montana Tech of The University of Montana    Proposal
d. Report from the Nursing Coordinating Group – Informational - Regents Hamilton, Roehm, and Foster
e. Establish AS in Nursing - ITEM 122-1008-R0104 - Approval to convert the currently approved Associate of Applied Science program in Practical Nursing to a Certificate Program in Practical Nursing and establish an Associate of Science Degree leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse; The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology    Summary    Proposal
f.

Establish AS in Nursing - ITEM 119-1901-R0503 – Approval to convert the currently approved Associate of Applied Science program in Practical Nursing to a Certificate Program in Practical Nursing and establish an Associate of Science Degree leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology  Application   Budget   Letter 1 from Carroll College   Letter 2 from Carroll College   

g. University College - ITEM 123-2005-R0504 - Authorization to Reorganize Five University-wide Programs into an Administrative Structure entitled University College; Montana State University-Bozeman   Cover    Summary   Proposal
h.

Treatment of Childhood Trauma - ITEM 123-1010-R0504 - Authorization to establish the Montana Center for the Investigation and Treatment of Childhood Trauma; The University of Montana-Missoula   Summary    Proposal

i. MIEA Resolutions - Michael Munson, Student Representative – Informational Item – Regent Roehm

V.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs  

            (President Dennison, Chancellor Sexton, Chancellor Ulrich, President McDonald, President Karas)

Over the course of several meetings, all of the CEOs, on a rotating basis, will have an opportunity to talk with the Board about important higher education issues, trends and directions, and concerns related to their campuses.  The Commissioner will determine the rotation.

Please see attached reports

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VI.

SYSTEM ISSUES

a.

Committee and Meeting Structure – ITEM 123-110-R0504 – Amend Policy 201.7 By-Laws ART VII. Committees.  (Committee and Meeting Structure for the Board) – Regent Mercer

b.

Trust Lands – ITEM 123-109-R0504 - Administrative Assessments on University Land Grant Income:  Board Options – LeRoy Schramm   Attachment 1   Attachment 2   Attachment 3

c.

Report on the Quality Project – Informational – Roger Barber

12:00 - 12:40           Board of Regents’ Lunch with Student Representatives—Michel Building

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.   Meeting Participants - Lunch on your own - Three Wolves Cafeteria available on campus, or El Sombrero Mexican food one mile down highway, or Cheers Etc. on Main Street in Pablo 

12:40 – 1:20            Regents meet with Classified Staff representatives – Michel Building

1:30 p.m.                THE FULL BOARD RECONVENES – Michel Building


VII.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

Commissioner's Response to Athletic Panel Report

a.

UM Responses to Athletic Panel Report – Informational – President Dennison   Attachment A    Attachment B   Attachment C    Attachment D   Attachment E   Attachment F   Attachment G
b. Updated Athletics Financial Plan; Montana State University-Bozeman - Informational Item  Organizational Chart
c. Update on FY03 Reported Negative Fund Balances – Laurie Neils/Pam Joehler
d. Long Range Building Priority List – ITEM 124-103-R0704  - Long Range Building Priority List – Rod Sundsted
e. Affiliated Foundations Policy - ITEM 122-109-R0304 – Amend Policy 901.9 Campus Affiliated Foundations
f. Foundation Operating Agreement - ITEM 123-2007-R0504 – Foundation Operating Agreement; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. Foundation Operating Agreement - ITEM 123-2703-R0504 – Foundation Operating Agreement; Montana State University-Billings
h. Joint Venture Format – ITEM 123-111-R0504 – Format to be used with Policy 407 - University System/Employee Joint Ventures; Montana University System   Form
i. Increase Authorization on Skaggs Building – ITEM 124-1001-R0704 – Increase in Authorization for Addition to Skaggs Building; The University of Montana-Missoula   Attachment
j. Increase Authority for Chemistry/Biology Building - ITEM 124-1503-R0704 - Authorization to increase spending authority previously granted by ITEM 118-1501-R0303 to renovate two rooms (approximately 1700 sq. ft) in the Chemistry/Biology Building to accommodate the interim home of the National Center for Health Care Informatics; Montana Tech of The University of Montana    Attachment
k. Name the Classroom Building " Daniel G. Block Hall" - ITEM 124-1601-R0704 - Authorization to Name the Office Classroom Building the Daniel G. Block Hall, The University of Montana – Western
l. Space Issue for Office of Commissioner – Informational – Regent Hamilton
m. Annual Campus/Agency Budget Update – Informational – Rod Sundsted   MUS Summary   Campus Attachments

5:00 p.m.                BOARD RECESSES

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.      Steak Fry for all participants - On Campus - RSVP to anita_bigspring@skc.edu no later than July 2.  Entertainment will be provided with Native dancers and drummers, and a Round Dance



FRIDAY, July 9, 2004

6:00 a.m.          Fun Run for those interested – Showers available in fitness Center

7:00 a.m.          Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – Three Wolves Cafeteria

7:30 a.m.          Continental Breakfast for all meeting participants – Michel Building 

8:30 a.m.          Full Board Reconvenes – Michel Building


VIII.  STUDENT REPORTS

IX.

Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES

MCA 2-3-103. Public participation ...The agenda for a meeting, as defined in 2-3-202, must include an item allowing public comment on any public matter that is not on the agenda of the meeting and that is within the jurisdiction of the agency conducting the meeting. However, the agency may not take action on any matter discussed unless specific notice of that matter is included on an agenda and public comment has been allowed on that matter…


X. CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 124-100-R0704 – Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education
b. ITEM 124-1000-R0704 – Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula
c. ITEM 124-1500-R0704 – Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
d. ITEM 124-1500A-R0704 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
e. ITEM 124-1501-R0704 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering upon Thomas G. Waring; Montana Tech of the University of Montana
f. ITEM 124-1502-R0704 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences upon Dennis R. Haley; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
g. ITEM 124-1600-R0704 – Staff; The University of Montana Western
h. ITEM 124-1900-R0704 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
i. ITEM 124-2000-R0704 – Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
j. ITEM 124-2001-R0704 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics upon Gary Bogar; Montana State University-Bozeman
k. ITEM 124-2002-R0704 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Nursing upon Helen Jacobson Lee; Montana State University-Bozeman
l. ITEM 124-2003-R0704 – Authorization to confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Anatomy upon Dwight E. Phillips; Montana State University-Bozeman
m. ITEM 124-2400-R0704 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
n. ITEM 124-2700-R0704 – Staff; Montana State University-Billings
o. ITEM 124-2800-R0704 – Staff; Montana State University-Northern
p. ITEM 124-2850-R0704 – Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Labor Agreements/Other

a.

ITEM 124-102-R0704 - Approval of the Tentative Agreement with the Montana District Council of Laborers; Office Commissioner of Higher Education   Memo    Agreement

Academic Items

a.

LEVEL II Memo (Presented to the CAOs at this meeting)

b. Level I Memo
c. Perkins Report – ITEM 124-101-R0704 - Quarterly Perkins Report; Office Commissioner of Higher education   Attachment
d. Update on Canadian Access at 150% of resident tuition; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

Administrative/Budget Items

a.

Expend Student Computer Fees - ITEM 124-1602-R0704 – Authorization to Expend up to $50,000 of Student Computer Fees; The University of Montana Western
b. Computer Fee Employment Allocation – ITEM 124-1002-R0704 – Student Computer Fee Employment Allocation; The University of Montana-Missoula

XI.

PRESENTATIONS

XII.

CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED ITEMS

Note:  Items not completed by the end of the meeting will be carried over to the next regularly scheduled meeting.

XIII.

BOARD ADJOURNS on completion of business


(Public Comment is welcome during this meeting)  

On Adjournment    BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING – Michel Building  

Memo   Agenda   Budget Reporting Metrics   Compensation Study    PLBs OCHE and System   Local Utility Cost Increases   Budget Initiatives Summary   MUS Initiatives    Budget Initiatives   K-12 Initiative    Health Care Initiative    Cropping Systems Specialist     Livestock Specialist    FSTS trainer    MAES Initiative    Non-beneficiary Template    GSL Default Reduction    GSL Program Support    CHE Staffing Needs    MFESP Staffing Initiative


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