MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

May 29-30, 2003

 

MSU-Great Falls College of Technology

P. O. Box 6010

Great Falls, MT 59406-6010 


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."    

 

NOTE:  All items are presumed to be Action Items unless otherwise noted.  Since the By-Laws no longer recognize Submission Items but do allow items to be designated as Discussion Items, items previously listed as Submission will now be listed as Discussion and may be moved to Action at the preference of the Board.  Informational Items also are subject to action by the Board.


Overview of Activities

 

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2003


The Board will meet for the purpose of  reviewing and interviewing applicants for permanent Commissioner and it is the determination of the Chair that the demands of individual privacy exceed the merits of public disclosure with regard to these matters and he therefore closes this portion of the meeting as allowed by MCA 2-3-203.  Nomination and selection of the finalists will be announced in an open session.  Evaluation of the finalists will include public interviews.         

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Board Reviews Commissioner Applications–lunch included–Paris Room, Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road

12:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Board Interviews Applicants for Commissioner–Paris Room, Heritage Inn,  1700 Fox Farm Road


WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2003


The Board will meet for the purpose of  reviewing and interviewing applicants for permanent Commissioner and it is the determination of the Chair that the demands of individual privacy exceed the merits of public disclosure with regard to these matters and he therefore closes this portion of the meeting as allowed by MCA 2-3-203.  Nomination and selection of the finalists will be announced in an open session.  Evaluation of the finalists will include public interviews.         

8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Board Interviews Applicants for Commissioner–Paris Room, Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road


11:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m.

Board Lunch - Paris Room, Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road

11:00 a.m.  Great Falls Tribune Editorial Board, Gary Moseman  – Commissioner, two Presidents, Dean Moe, Cathy Conover, and Bill Johnston - at the Great Falls Tribune, 205 River Drive South

1:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Board Hears Presidential Reports on FY 04 Budget—Great Falls College of Technology, Heritage Hall

 

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants—–Commons

12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors—G45-G46

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Other meeting participants - Lunch on your own

6:30 -

9:00 p.m.

Reception - High Plains Heritage Center

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2003

7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants—Commons
7:30 a.m. Regents breakfast with local civic and business leadersG45-G46


PUBLIC Meeting Activities

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2003

1:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Board Hears Presidential Reports on FY 04 Budget—Great Falls College of Technology, Heritage Hall


THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees—Commons  
7:30 a.m. TIME CERTAIN – Full Board Convenes—Great Falls College of Technology, Heritage Hall

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approval of the Minutes of the March 3, 2003 Special Meeting in Helena, MT, the March 20-21, 2003 Regular Meeting in Helena, MT, and the April 2, 2003 Special Meeting in Helena, MT as circulated
TIME CERTAIN 7:40 a.m.

III.

     Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES


IV.

CONSENT AGENDA

All items on the Consent Agenda are Action Items unless otherwise noted.

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 119-100-R0503 - Staff; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education

b.

ITEM 119-1000-R0503 - Staff; The University of Montana Missoula

c.

ITEM 119-1003-R0503 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Business Administration upon Gary L. Cleveland; The University of Montana-Missoula

d.

ITEM 119-1004-R0503 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Vice President for Student Affairs Emerita upon Barbara B. Hollmann; The University of Montana-Missoula

e.

ITEM 119-1005-R0503 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Business Administration upon Robert W. Hollmann; The University of Montana-Missoula

f.

ITEM 119-1006-R0503 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Social Work upon Charles Horejsi; The University of Montana-Missoula

g.

ITEM 119-1500-R0503 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

h.

ITEM 119-1600-R0503 – Staff; The University of Montana Western

i.

ITEM 119-1900-R0503 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology  

j.

ITEM 119-2000-R0503 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman

k.

ITEM 119-2001-R0503 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Dean Emeritus of the Museum of the Rockies upon Marilyn W. Wessel; Montana State University-Bozeman  

l.

ITEM 119-2002-R0503 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry upon Larry L. Jackson; Montana State University-Bozeman  

m.

ITEM 119-2003-R0503 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Native American Studies upon Henrietta Mann; Montana State University-Bozeman

n.

ITEM 119-2400-R0503 – Staff; Extension Service

o.

ITEM 119-2700-R0503 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings

p.

ITEM 119-2800-R0503 - Staff; Montana State University-Northern

q.

ITEM 119-2850-R0503 - Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Administrative/Budget Items:

a.

ITEM 119-1009-R0503 – Authority Reports; The University of Montana-Missoula Attachment

b.

ITEM 119-1011-R0503 – Elrod Hall Wiring and Fire Sprinklers; The University of Montana-Missoula

c.

ITEM 119-1012-R0503 – Naming of the New Multi-Unit Student Housing Facility as the Lewis and Clark Village; The University of Montana-Missoula  

d.

ITEM 119-1013-R0503 – Authorization to Finance with the Montana Board of Investments for the Construction of Research Lab Facilities; The University of Montana-Missoula   Attachment

e.

ITEM 119-1504-R0503 – Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fees; Montana Tech of The University of Montana  

f.

ITEM 119-1904-R0503 – Authorization to Expend Student Computer and Equipment Fees; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology

g.

ITEM 119-2005-R0503 – Annual Status Report of Regent’s Policy 1003.7 Authority; Montana State University - Bozeman   Attachment

h.

ITEM 119-2701-R0503 – Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Funds; Montana State University-Billings  

i.

ITEM 119-112-R0503 - Adoption of Final Bond Resolution and Authorization to Execute and Deliver Workers' Compensation Reserve Bonds.  Bond Resolution

j.

INFORMATIONALThat MSU-Bozeman is pursuing Separate Long-Term Leases for Relocation of the Great Falls Campus of the MSU-Bozeman College of Nursing and the Montana Fire Services Training School

Labor Agreements/Other:

a.

ITEM 119-101-R0503 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana State University-Billings Faculty Association; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education  Memo  Agreement

b.

ITEM 119-1014-R0503 – Operating Agreement between The University of Montana and the University of Montana Foundation; The University of Montana-Missoula

c.

ITEM 119-1501-R0503 – Operating Agreement between Montana Tech of The University of Montana and the Montana Tech Foundation; Montana Tech of The University of Montana  

d.

ITEM 119-2702-R0503 – Foundation Operating Agreement; Montana State University-Billings

e.

ITEM 119-2802-R0503 – Foundation Operating Agreement; Montana State University-Northern Service Agreement

END CONSENT AGENDA

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V.

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

NOTE:  All items are presumed to be Action Items unless otherwise noted.  Since the By-Laws no longer recognize Submission Items but do allow items to be designated as Discussion Items, items previously listed as Submission will now be listed as Discussion and may be moved to Action at the preference of the Board.  Informational Items also are subject to action by the Board.

a.

Level I Memo (Informational Item)

b.

Level II Memo (Informational Item)

c.

ITEM 118-1011-R0103 - Request to offer the Masters of Public Administration degree (MPA) online with four MPA courses per calendar year available over the internet; The University of Montana-Missoula

d.

ITEM 118-2003-R0103 - Authorization to discontinue collaborative Public Administration program; Montana State University-Bozeman Proposal 

e.

ITEM 118-2004-R0103 - Approval to Create a Joint Masters Degree in Public Administration; Montana State University-Bozeman and Montana State University-Billings.  Summary    Memorandum of Agreement

f.

ITEM 119-104-R0503 – Math Proficiency Admissions Standards (Discussion Item) – Dr. Scott  

g

Nursing Transfer Credit Articulation into MT Tech Nursing Programs (Report from MT Tech)

h.

Gear Up Annual Accomplishments 2002-03 (Informational Item)

i.

Report on Spring 2003 Writing Proficiency Pilot in 89 High Schools (Informational item)

j.

Proposed  MUS Transfer Articulation Project Costing Estimate (Informational item)

k.

ITEM 119-103-R0503 - Perkins Report - Arlene Parisot  Perkins Incentive Grant

VI.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

NOTE:  All items are presumed to be Action Items unless otherwise noted.  Since the By-Laws no longer recognize Submission Items but do allow items to be designated as Discussion Items, items previously listed as Submission will now be listed as Discussion and may be moved to Action at the preference of the Board.  Informational Items also are subject to action by the Board. 

a.

ITEM 118-107-R0303 - Approval of New Policy on Use of General Operations Savings to Establish Scholarship and Stipend Accounts; Montana University System

b.

ITEM 119-117-R0503 - BUDGET AMENDMENT – FISCAL YEAR 2003; Flathead Valley Community College

c.

ITEM 119-1001-R0503 – Approval of University System/Employee Joint Venture; The University of Montana-Missoula

d.

ITEM 119-1002-R0503 – Approval of University System/Employee Joint Venture; The University of Montana-Missoula

e.

ITEM 119-2004-R0503 – Authorization to Establish a Mandatory Information Technology Fee at Each Campus of Montana State University   Attachment

f.

ITEM 119-2013-R0503 – Authorization to Allow a Provisional Exception to BoR Policy 802.3; Montana State University-Bozeman

g.

ITEM 119-2301-R0503 Authorization to Grant Right-a-way for Construction of Natural Gas Pipeline on Northern Agricultural Research Center Property; Agricultural Experiment Station  Attachment

h.

ITEM 119-2401-R0503 – Increase Authority Level for Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program; Montana State University Extension Service

i.

ITEM 119-2703-R0503 – Authorization to Offer Access at In-State Tuition Rates to Online Courses with Excess Capacity to Non-resident Students; Montana State University-Billings  Attachment



VII.

SYSTEM ISSUES

NOTE:  All items are presumed to be Action Items unless otherwise noted.  Since the By-Laws no longer recognize Submission Items but do allow items to be designated as Discussion Items, items previously listed as Submission will now be listed as Discussion and may be moved to Action at the preference of the Board.  Informational Items also are subject to action by the Board.

a.

Possible Nomination and Selection of Finalists for position of Permanent Commissioner

b.

Consideration of Tuition Levels for FY04-05 and Long Term Budget Planning – Regent Roehm/Commissioner Krause  Attachment    UM Presentation  UM Cost of Education  MSU Executive Overview   MSU Presentation

c.

ITEM 119-115-R0503 - Annual Approval of Tuition and Fees; MUS and Community Colleges - Rod Sundsted  Community Colleges   Course and Misc Fees   Tuition and Mandatory Fees   Task Force Report

d.

ITEM 119-107-R0503 – Amendment of Policy 940.12.1 - Annual fee and tuition approval inventory; Disclosure of total cost of attendance and Policy 506.1 - Student Participation in Fee Decisions; Montana University System – Regent Mercer.

e.

ITEM 119-105-R0503 - Authorization to Establish a Permanent Montana Associated Students Fee of $1.00 per student per semester; All Campuses excluding Community Colleges – Regent Roehm/MAS   Proposal   Funding Summary   Pay Plan  Income Statement Capital Equipment  Office Supplies   Travel   

f.

ITEM 119-114-R0503 - Guidelines for Policy 807.2, Travel - Regent Roehm/Rod Sundsted  Memo

g.

Consolidated Financial Statements (Discussion Item) – Laurie Neils

h.

ITEM 119-116-R0503 - New Policy on Commitment to Integrity  – Regent Roehm Cover Memo

i.

ITEM 119-110-R0503 – Board Self Evaluation (Discussion Item) – Regent Roehm

j.

ITEM 119-109-R0503 – Issues of available space for SAF, MHESAC, MGSLP and OCHE. (Discussion Item) – Commissioner Krause  Summary   Fact Sheet   Attachments

k.

ITEM 119-111-R0503 – Amendment of Article XIII of Policy 201.7 (By-Laws) – Regent Roehm/LeRoy Schramm  Memo

l.

ITEM 119-113-R0503 – Consideration of Status of Commissioner as Ex-officio Member of the Board of Regents – Regent Hamilton   Attachment

m.

Regent Committee Appointments  (Information Item) – Chairman Roehm

n.

ITEM 119-106-R0503 – Amendment of Article IV of Policy 201.7 – By-Laws – Regent Mercer

o.

An Agenda for Progress (Discussion Item) – Regent Mercer

p.

Higher Education AGB Report Challenges and Opportunities (Discussion Item) - Regent Roehm

q.

Campus Compact Annual Report (Informational Item)

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12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN  BOARD OF REGENTS' LUNCH with Student Representatives—G45-G46  

1:00 –      1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Staff Representatives—Great Falls College of Technology, Heritage Hall


2:00 to

5:00 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN

Full BOARD RECONVENES—Great Falls College of Technology, Heritage Hall


5:00 p.m.

BOARD RECESSES


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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2002

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees—Commons 

7:30 a.m. Regents breakfast with local civic and business leadersG45-G46
8:30 a.m. FULL BOARD RECONVENESGreat Falls College of Technology, Heritage Hall

VIII.

STUDENT REPORTS (TIME CERTAIN 30 MINUTES)

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.

9:30 a.m.

TIME CERTAIN 

X.

DISCUSSION WITH CAMPUS CEOs/COMMISSIONER

Please See Attached Reports

XI.

PRESENTATIONS

Montana University System Citizenship Awards

10:00 a.m.

TIME CERTAIN Board Adjourns Open Session

XII.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - Litigation, and Presidential Evaluations—Dean's Conference Room

The Chair has determined that the demands of individual privacy exceed the merits of public disclosure with regard to these matters and he therefore closes this portion of the meeting as allowed by MCA 2-3-203.  

12:00 noon

BOARD ADJOURNS


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