MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

March 16-18, 2005

 

Montana Higher Education Complex

2500 Broadway

Helena, MT 59620


System Issues

Academic / Student Affairs Items

Administrative/Budget Items

Staff and Compensation Committee Items

Workforce Development Committee 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, March 16, 2005

 

Note:  The Board of Regents may take action on any item on the committee agendas.

 

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.            Academic/Student Affairs Committee meeting – Helena COT Student Center

(Committee Members: Chair Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, Regent Mike Foster, and Regent Kala French)

 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Budget and Audit Oversight Committee meeting – Montana Higher Education Complex, Board Conference Room 102 With a Working Lunch

(Committee Members: Chair Regent Mark Semmens, Regent John Mercer, and Regent Lila Taylor)

 

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.            Staff and Compensation Committee meeting – Montana Higher Education Complex, Board Conference Room 102

(Committee Members:  Chair Regent John Mercer, and Regent Mark Semmens)

 

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.            Workforce Development Committee meeting – Helena COT Student Center

(Committee Members: Chair Regent Mike Foster, Regent Kala French, Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, and Regent Lila Taylor)

 

Note:  The Board of Regents may take action on any item on the committee agendas.

 

6:00 p.m.                      Commissioner's Reception   Please see attached Invitation and Map

 

THURSDAY, March 17, 2005

 

7:00 a.m.                      Breakfast for Board and Faculty Senate representatives – OCHE Library

7:00 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Room 102                                           

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.         MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – Room 102 

12:00 noon                   All Meeting Attendees - Lunch on your own

6:00 p.m.                      Board meets with House Leadership – Capitol Room 455

 

FRIDAY, March 18, 2005

 

12:00 noon                    Executive Session (if needed) – OCHE Library

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BOARD OF REGENTS COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2005

 

(Public Comment is welcome during all meetings)

 

Note:  The Board of Regents may take action on any item on the committee agendas.


ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

An Agenda for

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Helena COT Student Center


(Committee Members:  Chair Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, Regent Mike Foster, and Regent Kala French)

 

I.          Review and Adoption of Agenda.

 

II.         Approval of Minutes.

A.   From the January 19, 2005, meeting of the Committee.

 

III.        Portion of the Meeting Devoted to Chief Academic Officers.

 

A.   Action:  ITEM 125-2851-R1104, A.A.S. degree in Aviation in Bozeman, MSU-Great Falls College of Technology. Cover   Summary    Proposal    Budget  Agreement

B.   Action: ITEM 126-2851-R0105, changes in mission statement, MSU-Great Falls College of Technology.   Attachment

C.   Action: ITEM 126-1003-R0105, interdisciplinary minor in International Development Studies, The University of Montana-Missoula.   Request    Summary     Proposal

D.   Action: ITEM 126-1005-R0105, option in School Psychology to go with the Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Psychology, The University of Montana-Missoula.  Request     Summary     Proposal

E.   Action: ITEM 126-1009-R0105, certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The University of Montana-Missoula.   Request     Summary    Proposal

F.   Action: ITEM 126-1010-R0105, minor in Military Studies, The University of Montana-Missoula.      Request    Summary    Proposal

G.   Action: ITEM 126-1011-R0105, Masters degree and certificate in Public Health, The University of Montana-Missoula.   Request    Summary    Budget    Proposal    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5    Attachment 6    Attachment 7

H.   Action: ITEM 126-1601-R0105, Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Horsemanship, with options in Natural Horsemanship Science and Natural Horsemanship Management, The University of Montana Western.    Request    Summary    Proposal    Budget

I.    Action: ITEM 126-2704-R0105, affiliation agreement to provide clinical laboratory training at three out-of-state entities, Montana State University-Billings.    Proposal

J.    Action:  ITEM 126-101-R0305, revisions to Board of Regents’ policy 303.1, curriculum proposals.    Attachment 1     Attachment 2    Attachment 3    Attachment 4    Attachment 5

K.   Action: ITEM 126-102-R0305, academic program approval process.

 

L.   Discussion Items:

1.   Academic program planning, based on institutional strategic plans.

2.   Other discussion items?

 

M.  Announcements:

1.      Level I memorandum.

2.      Level II memorandum with academic programs on submission.

 

IV.        Portion of the Meeting Devoted to Topics of Concern to Both Academic & Student Affairs Officers.  (approximately 2:00 p.m.)

 

A.   Action:  ITEM 126-103-R0305, Outdated Coursework    Attachment

B.   Action:  ITEM 126-104-R0305, System of Controls    Attachment

C.   Action:  ITEM 126-105-R0305, Minimum Course Grades    Attachment

 

D.   Discussion Items:

a.   Additional follow-up on the transfer audit.  (Please see attached draft policies on Single Admissions File Project, General Education, and Transfer GPA.)

b.   The annual transfer student survey.    Memo

c.   Other discussion items?

 

V.         Portion of the Meeting Devoted to Chief Student Affairs Officers.  (approximately 3:00 p.m.)

 

A.   Discussion Items:

a.   Security issues on the MUS campuses.   Summary

 

VI.       Other business.

 

VII.      Public comment.

 

VIII.     Close:  Review assignments, meeting schedule, meeting’s main points.

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Budget and Audit Oversight Committee meeting

Montana Higher Education Complex

Board Conference Room 102

AGENDA

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

(Working Lunch)


(Committee Members:  Chair Regent Mark Semmens, Regent John Mercer, and Regent Lila Taylor)
a. FY 06-07 Budget Discussion
b. FY06-07 Tuition Guidelines
c. FY06-07 Mandatory and Miscellaneous Fees Guidelines
d. FY 06 Summer Session Tuition
e. ITEM 126-1001-R0305 - Approval of University System/Employee Joint Venture Under MUSP 407; The University of Montana-Missoula    Submission    License
f. ITEM 126-1006-R0305 – Approval of University System/Employee Joint Venture Under MUSP 407; The University of Montana-Missoula    Submission    License
g. ITEM 126-1005-R0305 - Purchase of Property, 625 & 625 ½ South 6th East, East ½ of Lot 5, all of Lot 6, West ½ of Lot 7: Block 36 Montana Addition: The University of Montana-Missoula    Attachment 1    Attachment 2    Attachment 3
h. ITEM 126-106-R0305 – New Policy on Enrollment Reserves; Montana University System

Staff and Compensation Committee meeting

 

Montana Higher Education Complex

Board Conference Room 102

AGENDA

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.


(Committee Members:  Chair Regent John Mercer, Regent Richard Roehm, and Regent Mark Semmens)

a. Minutes of 1/19/05 committee meeting
b. Salary Issues
a. Compensation Philosophy
b. ITEM 126-109-R0305  - New Policy on Salary Increases Contract Administrators and Professionals
c. ITEM 126-108-R0305 – Revise Policy 711.2 - Criteria for Board of Regents Contract; Non-faculty Personnel
c. Charge to the Committee
d. Group Health Insurance
a. ITEM 126-107-R0305 Approval of Additional Dependent Coverage, MUS Group Health Insurance Plan; Montana University System  ITEM 126-107-R0305 Alternate Language   Attachment
b. “Affordability” Plan for Lower Paid Employees
e. Board Policy 711.1 Proposed Revision  Current Policy
f. Collective Bargaining Update
g. OCHE Data/IR Position
Board Meeting Restructure – Impact on Consent Agenda Staff Items
Other Items
h. Agenda Items for May 2005 Meeting

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Workforce Development Committee meeting

 

The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology

Student Center

1115 North Roberts

Helena, MT

AGENDA

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


(Committee Members:  Chair Regent Mike Foster, Regent Kala French, Regent Lynn Morrison-Hamilton, and Regent Lila Taylor)

a. Skills USA Presentation
b. Review and Approval of RFP for Equipment/Programs for Two-Year Education – Dave Gibson
c. Discussion on Steps to Formalize the Two-Year Education Council – Arlene Parisot, Dave Gibson
d. Update on State Workforce Investment Board Apprenticeship Committee- Arlene Parisot
e. Update on Data Project – Jim Rimpau and Bill Muse   Attachment
f. Update on Two-Year Education Marketing Initiative- March 17, 2005 – Arlene Parisot

Note:  The Board of Regents may take action on any item on the committee agendas.

6:00 p.m.    Commissioner's Reception   Please see attached Invitation and Map


BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING

 

Action may be taken on any item on the Agenda.

 

THURSDAY, March 17, 2005

 

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Board and Faculty Senate representatives – OCHE Library
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – Montana Higher Education Complex, Board Conference Room 102

8:00 a.m. Full Board Convenes — Room 102

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the January 19-21, 2005 meeting in Helena, MT 

III.

SYSTEM ISSUES

a.

Governor Schweitzer

b.

Legislative Update
c. Round Table with Senate Leadership
d. Shared Leadership for a Better Montana Economy Update – Dave Gibson
10:30 a.m.
e. Federal Appropriations Process - Representatives of Senator Baucus, Senator Burns, and Representative Rehberg.
f. Reauthorization of Federal Programs - Update
g.

Trust Lands Issue – Update

h. Presentation by Ray Ford / Camie Foos on web based meetings for Faculty Senate   Memo    Diagram 1    Diagram 2

IV.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS Leaders  (President Dennison, President Hetrick, Chancellor Gilmore, Dean Moe)  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 also see attached reports

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V. 

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Report from Academic/Student Affairs Committee – Lynn Hamilton
Please see Committee Agenda

VI. 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ITEMS
a. Report from Workforce Development Committee – Regent Foster
Please see Committee Agenda


12:00 to 12:40 p.m.       MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors – Room 102

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.         All Meeting Attendees - Lunch on your own

12:45- 1:20 p.m.            Regents meet with Staff Senate Representatives - Room 102

1:30 p.m.                      THE FULL BOARD RECONVENES – Room 102 


VII.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a. Report from Budget & Audit Oversight Committee – Mark Semmens
Please see Committee Agenda

VIII.

STAFF AND COMPENSATION ITEMS

a. Report from Staff and Compensation Committee – Regent Mercer
Please see Committee Agenda

5:00 p.m.          BOARD RECESSES

6:00 p.m.          Board meets with House Leadership – Capitol Room 455

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BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING continued

 

FRIDAY, March 18, 2005

 

7:30 a.m.          Continental Breakfast -  Montana Higher Education Complex, Board Conference Room 102

8:00 a.m.          Full Board Reconvenes – Montana Higher Education Complex, Board Conference Room 102


IX.  STUDENT REPORTS

X.

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…     Public matters do not include any pending legal matters, private personnel issues or private student issues.  Please do not attempt to address such issues at this time, or you will be ruled out of order.     


XI. CONSENT AGENDA

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 126-100-R0305 - Staff; Office Commissioner of Higher Education
b. ITEM 126-1000-R0305 – Staff; The University of Montana-Missoula
c. ITEM 126-1002-R0305 - Resolution to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Anthropology upon Thomas A. Foor; The University of Montana-Missoula
d. ITEM 126-1003-R0305 - Resolution to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Economics upon John Photiades; The University of Montana-Missoula
e. ITEM 126-1500-R0305 – Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
f. ITEM 126-1500A-R0305 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
g. ITEM 126-1601-R0305 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Health and Human Performance upon Bonnie Sheriff; The University of Montana Western
h. ITEM 126-1900-R0305 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology
i. ITEM 126-2000-R0305 – Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman
j. ITEM 126-2001-R0305 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Communications upon Victoria O’Donnell; Montana State University-Bozeman
k. ITEM 126-2002-R0305 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering upon Michael Wells; Montana State University-Bozeman
l. ITEM 126-2300-R0305 – Staff; Agriculture Experiment Stations
m. ITEM 126-2400-R0305 – Staff; Cooperative Extension Service
n. ITEM 126-2700-R0305 – Staff; Montana State University-Billings
o. ITEM 126-2701-R0305 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of History upon Norton H. Moses; Montana State University-Billings
p. ITEM 126-2702-R0305 - Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Metal Fabrication upon J. D. Vezey; Montana State University-Billings
q. ITEM 126-2800-R0305 – Staff; Montana State University-Northern
r. ITEM 126-2850-R0305 – Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

XII.

PRESENTATIONS

XIII.

CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED ITEMS

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

XIV.

BOARD ADJOURNS on completion of business


On Adjournment

XV.

EXECUTIVE SESSION – (If needed) OCHE Library

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