MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

AMENDED II

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

January 16-17, 2003

 

Montana Higher Education Complex

2500 Broadway

Helena, MT 59620 


Consent Agenda (Staff, Academic/Student Affairs, Administrative/Budget,

Labor Agreements/Other, System)

Academic/Student Affairs Items (Action/Submission & Discussion)

Administrative/Budget Items (Action/Submission & Discussion)

System Issues (Action/Submission & Discussion)


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."    


Overview of Extracurricular Activities

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2003

 

1:00 p.m.

Discussion of Legislative Issues —– Room 102 A/B 

3:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (If Needed) (Re: Honorary Degree Candidates) — Room 177

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants—– Outside Room 102 A/B 

12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors — Room 102 A/B

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Other meeting participants - Lunch on your own

5:05 p.m. Press Conference – Conference Room 177 
5:30 p.m. No host Bar - Colonial Inn followed by
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Colonial Inn to honor Commissioner Crofts on his retirement  (Maximum 120 people – Reservations will be cut off at that point)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2003

7:00 a.m. Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – Helena College of Technology, 1115 N. Roberts, Helena - Room 146 Donaldson Center
7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Outside Room 102 A/B  
12:00 noon Luncheon Reception to honor Regent Thompson - Downstairs


Meeting Activities

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2003

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees –  Outside Room 102 A/B 
7:30 a.m. TIME CERTAIN – Full Board Convenes - Room 102 A/B 

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approval of the Minutes of the November 21-22, 2002 Regular Meeting in Missoula, Montana, the December 13, 2002 Special Meeting in Helena, MT, and the January 9, 2003 Special Meeting in Helena, MT as circulated
7:40 a.m.

III.

     Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES
IV. CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a. ITEM 118-100-R0103 - Staff; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
b. ITEM 118-1000-R0103 - Staff; The University of Montana Missoula
c. ITEM 118-1500-R0103 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
d. ITEM 118-1600-R0103 – Staff; The University of Montana Western
e. ITEM 118-1900-R0103 - Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
f. ITEM 118-2000-R0103 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. ITEM 118-2001-R0103 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Management upon Lynn R. Irby; Montana State University-Bozeman
h. ITEM 118-2002-R0103 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Statistics upon Martin A. Hamilton; Montana State University-Bozeman
i. ITEM 118-2400-R0103 – Staff; Extension Service
j.

ITEM 118-2700-R0103 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings

k. ITEM 118-2800-R0103 - Staff; Montana State University-Northern
l. ITEM 118-2850-R0103 - Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Administrative/Budget Items:

a.

ITEM 118-1001-R0103 – Increase in Authorization for Improvement and Replacement of  Parking Lot, Lommasson Center; The University of Montana-Missoula (Action Item)
b. ITEM 118-108-R0103 – Amend Policy 950.2 Montana Family Education Savings Program; Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education   Attachment
c. ITEM 118-109-R0103 - Montana Family Education Savings Program; Program Enhancements; Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education  Attachment

Labor Agreements/Other:

a.

ITEM 118-102-R0103 – Appointment of new members to the Student Loan Advisory Council; MGSLP (Action Item)  Memo

b.

ITEM 118-103-R0103 – Montana Rural Physicians Incentive Program; Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (Action Item)

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V.

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Level I Memo  (Information Item)

b.

Level II Memo (Information Item)
c. Carnegie Classification of Campuses (Commissioner Crofts)
d. ITEM 117-1501-R1102 - Request to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Option Helena; Montana Tech of The University of Montana (Action Item)  Proposal  Tuition Comparisons  Letter from Carroll College  Transfer Agreement

VI.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a. ITEM 117-1002-R1102 – Grant of Easements to the U.S. Forest Service to Obtain Access to Tract of Land (Tract B of COS#5035) and Development of a Public Trail and Administrative Vehicle Access to Same Property; The University of Montana-Missoula  Attachments (Action Item)
b. ITEM 117-1003-R1102 – Assignment and Transfer of Management and Control of the Daly Family Mansion, Hamilton, Montana, from the Montana Historical Society to The University of Montana; The University of Montana-Missoula   Attachments (Submission Item)

c.

ITEM 118-1002-R0103 – Increase in Authorization for Research Facility; The University of Montana-Missoula (Action Item)  Attachment

d.

ITEM 118-1003-R0103 – Expansion to Washington-Grizzly Stadium; The University of Montana-Missoula (Submission Item)  Attachment

e.

ITEM 118-2401-R0103 - Authorization to Offer a Voluntary Retirement Incentive Plan for Employees; Montana State University Extension Service (Action Item)  Attachment

VII.

SYSTEM ISSUES

NOTE:  Items have been placed in order of:  action needed, discussion and then informational.

a. ITEM 118-107-R0103 – Amendment of Board of Regent By-Laws; Montana University System (Action Item) (Regent Roehm/Chief Legal Counsel Schramm)  Memo
b. Announcement of new Regent Appointment (if available) (Regent Roehm)

c.

Discussion of Selection Process for Permanent Commissioner (Action Item) (Regent Roehm)

d.

ITEM 118-106-R0103 – Amend Policy 204.3: Commissioner of Higher Education: Duties; Montana University System (Action Item) (Regent Mercer)

e.

Motion by Regent Mercer re: Freedom of Speech
f. Compensation Committee Report – (Regent Thompson)
g. ITEM 117-101-R1102 – Proposed new policy regarding Disclosure and Approval of Supplemental Salaries (Action Item) (Regent Mercer) Parts I and II as amended
h. Executive Compensation  (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur)
i. Discussion of Policy 711.1, Regents Contracts, and Letters of Appointment.   (Regent Jasmin)
j. Report on Accountability Measures to the Legislature - (Commissioner Crofts) 
k. Review of Legislative Initiatives (Commissioner Crofts)
l. ITEM 118-105-R0103 - Draft Tuition Policy (Submission Item) (Regent Hamilton)
m. Two Year Education Task Force Report - (Discussion Item) (Deputy Commissioner Scott/ Chancellor Sexton)
n. Two Year Education Proposals (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur)

o.

Budget Committee Report (Regent Jasmin)

p.

Budget Planning for FY 04-05 (Commissioner Crofts/Associate Commissioner Sundsted)
q. Tax and Revenue Resolution (Action Item) (Regent Mercer)
r. Governor’s Recommended Budget Proposals (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur)

s.

Report on University Financial Statements – (Laurie Neils)

t.

ITEM 118-101-R0103 – Amendment of Policy 506.3: Montana Associated Students; MUS  (Action Item) (Regent Roehm)
u. Proposal on Approved but Non-assessed Fees; MAS
v. ITEM 118-110-R0103  - Amendment of Policy 506.1- Student Participation in Mandatory Fee Decisions; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education/MAS
w. Proposed Credit for Participation in Student Government; MAS (Discussion Item)
x. ITEM 117-102-R1102 - Proposed New Policy re: Prohibition Against Conducting Board Business Via Electronic Mail (Action Item) (Regent Mercer)  As amended

y.

Transfer Project Goals – (Deputy Commissioner Scott)
z. ITEM 117-104-R1102 - Revision of Policy 301.5 - Transfer of Credits (Action Item) (Deputy Commissioner Scott)
aa. ITEM 117-105-R1102 - Revision of Policy 301.10 General Education Block Transfer Policy (Action Item) (Deputy Commissioner Scott)
bb. Transferability Proposal (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur)
cc. ITEM 118-104-R0103 – Amend Policy 320.1, Accreditation; Montana University System (Action Item)   Memo  (Deputy Commissioner Scott)
dd. Open Meeting Proposals (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur)
ee. Collection and Remittance of Fees for Student, Non-profit and Non-partisan Organization; The University of Montana-Missoula. (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur)
ff. Tuition Waivers. (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur/Deputy Commissioner Scott)
gg.

Fiscal Austerity Measures (Discussion Item) (Student Regent Hur)

hh. Regent Hur - Compensation for Postage (Information Item)  Letter   Correspondence

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12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN  BOARD OF REGENTS' LUNCH with Student Representatives — Room 102 A/B

1:00 –      1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Staff Representatives – Room 102 A/B


2:00 to

5:00 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN

Full BOARD RECONVENES  – Room 102 A/B

 

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5:00 p.m.

BOARD RECESSES

5:05 p.m. Press Conference  –  Conference Room 177
5:30 p.m. No host Bar - Colonial Inn followed by
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Colonial Inn to honor Commissioner Crofts on his retirement  (Maximum 120 people – Reservations will be cut off at that point)


FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002

 

7:00 a.m.

Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – UM-Helena College of Technology, 1115 N. Roberts, Helena - Room 146 Donaldson Center

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees –  Outside Room 102 A/B

8:30 a.m. FULL BOARD RECONVENES –   Room 102 A/B

VIII.

STUDENT REPORTS (TIME CERTAIN 30 MINUTES)

Please see attached reports

IX.

CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED ITEMS

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

10:20 a.m. TIME CERTAIN - TEN MINUTE BREAK

 

10:30 a.m.

 

TIME CERTAIN 

X.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs/COMMISSIONER

Please See Attached Reports

 

XI.

PRESENTATIONS

 

11:30 a.m.

TIME CERTAIN 

XII.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Re: Honorary Degree Candidates) — Conference Room 177

12:00 noon

BOARD ADJOURNS

12:00 noon Luncheon Reception to honor Regent Thompson - Downstairs

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The Board of Regents will make reasonable accommodations for known disabilities that may interfere with an individual's ability to participate. Persons requiring such accommodations should make their requests to the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education as soon as possible before the meeting to allow adequate time for special arrangements. You may call or write to: ADA Coordinator, P. O. Box 203101, Helena MT 59620-3101, 406-444-6570, 1-800-253-4091 (TDD)