MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

AMENDED

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

November 21-22, 2002

 

The University of Montana-Missoula

Missoula, MT 59812 


Consent Agenda (Staff/Other/System/Academic Student Affairs/Administration Budget)

System Issues (Action/Submission & Discussion)

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

Administrative/Budget Items (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, November 20, 2002

 

11:00 - 12:00 Meeting with Missoulian staff - 500 S. Higgins, Missoula, MT

1:00 – 2:15 

Ag Community meets with Regents - University Center North Ballroom – 3rd

2:45 – 4:00

Timber Industry meeting with Regents - University Center North Ballroom – 3rd

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2002

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants—– University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors — University Center 326/327

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet for other meeting attendees — University Center 331-333

5:05 p.m. Press Conference –   University Center Alumni Board Room – 3rd Floor
6:00 p.m. Dinner for Regents, Commissioner, Presidents, Chancellors, Deans of Helena College of Technology and MSU College of Technology-Great Falls, and their guests 1325 Gerald Avenue (President Dennison’s home)

6:00 p.m. 

Reception for all meeting attendees - University Center 331-333

6:45  p.m. Dinner for all meeting attendees University Center 331-333

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2002

7:00 a.m. Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders – University Center 330
7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – University Center North Ballroom 
12:00 to 1:15 p.m. 

Lunch Buffet for all meeting attendees – University Center 331-333

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Reception for all attendees hosted by Alumni Relations Office - Davidson Honors College


Meeting Activities

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2002

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor
7:30 a.m. TIME CERTAIN – Full Board Convenes -  University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approval of the Minutes of the September 19-20, 2002 Regular Meeting in Butte, Montana as circulated
7:40 a.m.

III.

     Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES

IV.

CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a. ITEM 117-1000-R1102 - Staff; The University of Montana Missoula
b. ITEM 117-1500-R1102 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
c. ITEM 117-1500A-R1102 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
d. ITEM 117-1600-R1102 – Staff; The University of Montana Western
e. ITEM 1171900-R1102 - Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
f. ITEM 117-2000-R1102 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. ITEM 117-2300-R1102 - Staff; Agricultural Experiment Station  
h. ITEM 117-2400-R1102 – Staff; Extension Service
i.

ITEM 117-2700-R1102 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings

j. ITEM 117-2800-R1102 - Staff; Montana State University-Northern
k. ITEM 117-2850-R1102 - Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Academic/Student Affairs Items:

 

a.

ITEM 116-1003-R0702 - Approval of Proposal to Create an Institute for Gerontology Education The University of Montana-Missoula Proposal   Summary

b.

ITEM 116-1004-R0702 - Approval of Proposal to Create the Center of Riverine Science and Stream Re-naturalization; The University of Montana-Missoula  Proposal  Summary

c. ITEM 116-1005-R0902 – Request Approval to Establish a Minor in Latin American Studies; The University of Montana-Missoula  Proposal   Summary

d.

ITEM 116-1006-R0902 – Request Approval to Establish a Minor in African American Studies; The University of Montana-Missoula  Proposal   Summary

e.

ITEM 116-1502-R0702 - Approval of Proposal to Rename the Control System Option to Electrical Engineering Option within the Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in General Engineering; Montana Tech of The University of Montana  Proposal

f.

ITEM 116-1503B-R0702 - Approval to Offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Degree; Montana Tech of The University of Montana  Proposal   Appendix

g.

ITEM 116-2008-R0702 - Approval to Establish the Institute for Biobased Products and Food Science; Montana State University-Bozeman

h.

ITEM 116-2009-R0702 - Authorization to Establish the 4-H Center for Youth Development; Montana State University-Bozeman

i.

ITEM 116-2010-R0702 - Authorization to Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Global Studies; Montana State University-Bozeman  Proposal  Summary

j.

ITEM 116-2011-R0702 - Authorization to Establish a Graduate Certificate Program in Complex Biological Systems; Montana State University-Bozeman  Proposal

k.

ITEM 116-2012-R0902 - Authorization to Establish a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Earth Sciences.  Proposal   Summary

l.

ITEM 116-2802-R0902 - Authorization to Offer the Associate of Arts Degree; Montana State University-Northern.   Proposal   Summary  Appendix

Administrative/Budget Items:

a.

ITEM 117-1001-R1102 – Certificate of Completion, Series C 1995 & D 1996 Facilities Improvement and Refunding Revenue Bonds; The University of Montana-Missoula   Attachments

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V.

SYSTEM ISSUES

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

a. Budget Committee Report (Information Item)
b. Budget Planning for FY 04-05  Attachments
c. Planning for 03 Legislature
d. Update on Changes to Allocation Model (Information Item)  - Rod Sundsted
e. Tuition Policy Committee Report (Information Item)
f. Reduction of spring semester tuition surcharge; Montana State University-Bozeman (Information Only)
g. Reduction of spring semester tuition surcharge; The University of Montana-Missoula (Information Only).
h. Presentation on University Financial Statements - Lauie Neils
i. ITEM 117-101-R1102 – Proposed new policy regarding Disclosure and Approval of Supplemental Salaries (Submission Item) (Regent Mercer)
j. ITEM 117-102-R1102 - Proposed New Policy re: Prohibition Against Conducting Board Business Via Electronic Mail (Submission Item) (Regent Mercer)

k.

ITEM 117-103-R1102 – Proposed Amendment of Policy 702.5, Regarding Notices of Non-Renewal (Submission Item) (Regent Mercer)

l.

Report on  Worker Comp Self Insurance - Rod Sundsted
m.

Action Proposals from Regent Hur

      1.   Resolution:  Business Clusters & the MUS

Resolution that the Montana University System provide meeting space, organizational logistics, marketing and other such assistance as needed and requested to further the Mission of the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity in regards to the promotion of business clusters in the State of Montana as consistent with the Mission of the Montana University System.

2.   MUS Student Access to Courses

MUS students, with consent of the course instructor and approval of their academic advisor, will be allowed to take any prescribed MUS course for their declared major and degree program, except when to do so would specifically violate any prescribed accreditation standard.

n.

Transfer Steering Committee Report (Information Item) Dr. Scott

o.

ITEM 117-104-R1102 - Revision of Policy 301.5 - Transfer of credits (Submission Item) Dr. Scott

p.

ITEM 117-105-R1102 - Revision of Policy 301.10 General Education Block Transfer Policy (Submission Item) Dr. Scott

q.

Proposed BOR Transferability Goals: Montana Board of Regents Course Transferability Policy Goals Regent Hur Discussion
r.

MOTIONS by Regent Mercer

1.   State Government Outreach

The board directs that the Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors, working together, prepare for presentation to the board at the January 2003 meeting a written inventory of challenges facing state government as reported to them during interactions with state government officials or otherwise brought to their attention.

The board further directs that a letter be sent from the board to Montana’s statewide elected executive branch leaders, legislative leaders and the Chief Justice of the state supreme court inviting them to meet with the board during the January meeting to prepare an inventory of the various challenges facing state government extending beyond higher education and higher education funding and for a discussion of ways the board and the Montana University System can work with those officials on crafting solutions.

 

2.   Montana University System Inreach

Presently, students, faculty, staff, professionals and administrators share the same right enjoyed by all citizens of Montana to offer concerns and suggestions to the board.  In the event some of them are unaware of that right or are hesitating to bring problems or suggested solutions to the board, the Board hereby instructs the Commissioner, after consultation with representatives of students, faculty, staff, professional and administrative employees, to develop a procedure for soliciting opinions and suggestions regarding the operation and management of the University System and each of its respective campuses from faculty, staff, professional and administrative employees of the System as well as from students. 

The procedure should:

1.       Allow opinions and suggestions to be submitted either anonymously or with attribution, at the choice of the contributor.

2.       Direct opinions and suggestions, not to any specific individual, but to the Board of Regents as a body.

3.       Provide for a periodic review of the opinions and suggestions by the Board of Regents.

4.       Protect the privacy rights of individuals who are either the source of or subject of the opinions and suggestions in a manner consistent with state law.

5.       Contain provisions for publicizing the availability of the procedure in a fashion that reasonably assures that all employees and students are aware of their right to submit opinions and suggestions.  This may be a system of manual publicity (e.g., a sheet distributed to each employee on a pay day), electronic publicity, or both.

The procedure should be submitted to the Regents for final approval prior to implementation.

s. Report on State Employee Incentive Program – Commissioner Crofts (Information Only)  Data
t. Report on Department of Education's Public Hearing on the Reauthorization of Perkins (Information Only)   Comments   Career Clusters
u. Regents’ Management Reports and Legislative Accountability Update Report  Accountability Indicators
v.

Business Plan for the High School Honors Scholarship Program (Information Item)

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12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN  BOARD OF REGENTS' LUNCH with Student Representatives — University Center 326/327

12:00 to 1:15 p.m.

Lunch for other attendees —  University Center University Center 331-333

 

1:00 –      1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Faculty Representatives – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor


2:00 to

5:00 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN

Full BOARD RECONVENES  – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

 

VI.

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Level I Memo  (Information Item)

b.

ITEM 117-1501-R1102 - Request to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Option Helena; Montana Tech of The University of Montana  Proposal  Tuition Comparisons  Letter from Carrol College (Submission Item)  Transfer Agreement
c. Two-year Task Force Report (Action Item) Form I   Form II  Form IIIA  Form IIIB  Form IIIC  Form IV  Form V   
d. ITEM 117-106-R1102 - Policy 303.3 - Program review (Submission Item)
e. Nursing Analysis Progress Report (Information Item)

VII.

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

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
c. ITEM 117-1901-R1102 - Authorization to Assess Course Fees for Fire Training Credit Classes; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
d. ITEM 117-1902-R1102 - Authorization to Assess Continuing Education Fees; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
e. ITEM 117-2001-R1102 – Authorization to Enter into Negotiations for a Trade of Land with SAAM Real Estate, the Owner of Two Lots in the Greekway Subdivision,; Montana State University-Bozeman  Attachment 1   Attachment 2
f. ITEM 117-2002-R1102 – Authorization to Purchase and Install a Modular Building; Montana State University-Bozeman  Attachment

g.

Exploration of Benefits from the Refinancing of Bonds; Montana State University-Bozeman (Information Item)

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5:00 p.m.

BOARD RECESSES

5:05 p.m. Press Conference  –  University Center Alumni Board Room – 3rd Floor
6:00 p.m.

Dinner for Regents, Commissioner, Presidents, Chancellors, Deans of Helena College of Technology and MSU College of Technology-Great Falls, and their guests 1325 Gerald Avenue (President Dennison’s home)

6:00 p.m.  Reception for all meeting attendees - University Center 331-333
6:45 p.m. Dinner for all meeting attendees - University Center 331-333


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2002

 

7:00 a.m.

Regents Breakfast with Local Business and Civic Leaders -  – University Center 330-331

12:00 p.m.

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

8:30 a.m.  FULL BOARD RECONVENES –  University Center North Ballroom – 3rd Floor

VIII.

STUDENT REPORTS (TIME CERTAIN 30 MINUTES)

Please see attached reports

IX.

Appeal

X.

Carol Donaldson – Presentation: Alliance for Montana’s Future

Douglas Young –  Presentation: Economic Outlook for Montana and Montana Taxation Issues

 

XI.

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 

XII.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs/COMMISSIONER

Please See Attached Reports   Commissioner's Report

 

XIII.

Announcement of Committee Assignments - Chairman Richard Roehm

 

11:00 a.m.

 

TIME CERTAIN 

XIV.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (If Needed) — University Center Alumni Board Room

12:00 noon

BOARD ADJOURNS

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch Buffet for meeting attendees – University Center 331-333
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception for all attendees hosted by Alumni Relations Office - Davidson Honors College

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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)