MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Agenda

Regular Meeting

 

July 10-11, 2003

 

Flathead Valley Community College

777 Grandview

Kalispell, MT 59901-2699 


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, JULY 9, 2003

 

2:30 p.m. 

Budget Committee Meeting - BSS 115 (Business & Social Science Building) Yellow Bay Biological Station - Prescott Conference Room

5:00 p.m. 

Reception for Regents, Presidents, Chancellors, Deans Moe and Hoyle, Community College Presidents, FVCC Trustees, and CHE Senior Staff at Regent Jasmin’s home – 214 Bridger, Big Fork (casual dress please)

 

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for meeting participants—– LRC    A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)

12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

MAS Luncheon with Regents, Commissioner, Presidents and Chancellors — LRC  A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Other meeting participants - Sandwich Buffet - Cafeteria SCA (Student Center & Administration Building)

1:00 to 1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Faculty Representatives — LRC   A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Bob Nystuen Senior Vice-President, Glacier Bank, and Hank Ricklefs, General Manager, Northwest Lumber (Plum Creek) will present the topic of Business and Education Council

2:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Creating Montana's Economic Road Map for the Future (Panel members will sit at table with the MUS CEOs)

5:30 p.m.

Picnic – Conrad Mansion (See attached map) (casual dress please)

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2003

7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast for meeting participants – LRC   A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)
7:30 a.m. Regents breakfast with Local Civic and Business Leaders – Cafeteria (Eagle’s Nest) SCA (Student Center & Administration Building)


Meeting Activities

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2003

 

2:30 p.m. 

Budget Committee Meeting - BSS 115 (Business & Social Science Building) Yellow Bay Biological Station - Prescott Conference Room

5:00 p.m. 

Reception for Regents, Presidents, Chancellors, Deans Moe and Hoyle, Community College Presidents, FVCC Trustees, and CHE Senior Staff at Regent Jasmin’s home – 214 Bridger, Big Fork


THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – LRC   A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)
7:30 a.m. TIME CERTAIN – Full Board Convenes - LRC   A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center) 

I. 

ROLL CALL

II.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the May 29-30, 2003 Regular Meeting in Great Falls, MT and June 17, 2003 Special Meeting in Helena, MT
7:40 a.m.

III.

Open Forum for Public Input on MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ISSUES
a. Local Executive Board of The University of Montana Western re: Adoption and implementation of X-1 program by year 2004 and the Masters program at UM-Western - Betty Iverson, Member Local Executive Board

IV.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Staff Items:

a.

ITEM 120-100-R0703 – Staff; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education

b.

ITEM 120-1000-R0703 - Staff; The University of Montana Missoula

c.

ITEM 120-1001-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of English upon Gerry Brenner; The University of Montana-Missoula

d.

ITEM 120-1002-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the title of Professor Emeritus of Sociology upon Rodney L. Brod; The University of Montana-Missoula

e.

ITEM 120-1003-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages and Literatures upon Maureen C. Curnow; The University of Montana-Missoula

f.

ITEM 120-1004-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the title of Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences upon William Derrick; The University of Montana-Missoula

g.

ITEM 120-1005-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the title of Associate Professor Emeritus of Computer Science upon Jerry D. Esmay; The University of Montana-Missoula

h.

ITEM 120-1006-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the title of Professor Emeritus of English upon Patricia Goedicke; The University of Montana-Missoula

i.

ITEM 120-1007-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the title of Professor Emeritus foreign Languages and Literatures upon Oliver W. Rolfe; The University of Montana-Missoula

j.

ITEM 120-1008-R0703 – Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences and Zoology upon Andrew L. Sheldon; The University of Montana-Missoula

k.

ITEM 120-1500-R0703 - Staff; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

l.

ITEM 120-1500A-R0703 – Staff; Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

m.

ITEM 120-1600-R0703 – Staff; The University of Montana Western

n.

ITEM 120-1900-R0703 – Staff; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology

o.

ITEM 120-2000-R0703 - Staff; Montana State University-Bozeman

p. ITEM 120-2300-R0703 – Staff; Agricultural Experiment Station
q. ITEM 120-2700-R0703 - Staff; Montana State University-Billings
r. ITEM 120-2800-R0703 - Staff; Montana State University-Northern
s. ITEM 120-2850-R0703 - Staff; Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Administrative/Budget Items:

a.

ITEM 120-1009-R0703 – Certificate of Completion, Student Recreation Center, Series F 1999 Facilities Improvement and Refunding Revenue Bonds; The University of Montana-Missoula
b. ITEM 120-1012-R0703 - Proposal to Lease a Small Portion of Property at the Dornblaser Field Location to the Missoula-Ravalli County Transportation Authority; The University of Montana-Missoula   Lease    Attachment

Labor Agreements/Other:

a.

ITEM 120-103-R0703 – Approval of Tentative Agreement with the University Faculty Association; The University of Montana-Missoula  Agreement  Memo

b.

ITEM 120-105-R0703 – Confirmation of Governor Martz’ appointments to Local Executive Boards; Montana University System

c.

ITEM 120-106-R0703 – Montana Rural Physicians Incentive Program; Montana University System

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V.

ACADEMIC/STUDENT AFFAIRS ITEMS

a.

Level I Memo (Informational Item)

b.

Report on  Workforce Development Projects FY02-05 – Dr. Scott
c. ITEM 119-104-R0503 – Math Proficiency Admissions Standards (Action Item) – Dr. Scott  Attachment
d. ITEM 119-1007-R0503 - Approval of Proposal to Rename the School of Forestry to the College of Forestry and Conservation and to Reorganize it into Three Departments: (1) Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, (2) Department of Forest Management, and (3) Department of Society and Conservation; The University of Montana-Missoula  Summary   Proposal

e.

ITEM 119-1010-R0503 - Approval of Proposal to Reinstitute the PhD degree in History; The University of Montana-Missoula   Summary   Proposal   Budget
f. ITEM 119-2010-R0503 - Establish a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in History; Montana State University-Bozeman  Summary   Attachments
g. ITEM 119-1903-R0503 - Approval of Proposal to Establish an Associate of Arts Degree; The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology   Summary   Proposal   Budget  Attachment
h. ITEM 118-2004-R0103 - Approval to Create a Joint Masters Degree in Public Administration; Montana State University-Bozeman and Montana State University-Billings (Held over from the May 29-30, 2003 meeting)  Summary  Letter
i. ITEM 119-2011-R0503 - Authorization to Establish the Gary K. Bracken Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Business Education; Montana State University-Bozeman (Held over from the May 29-30, 2003 meeting)  Summary   Attachment
j. ITEM 120-102-R0703 - Annual Diversity Report – Dr. Scott
k. Credit by Exam Update Report – Dr. Scott
l. Follow up on nursing situation at MSU- Northern – Joyce Scott / Roger Barber / Alex Capdeville
m. MUS Library Task Force Update Report - Dr. Scott

VI.

ADMINISTRATIVE/BUDGET ITEMS

a. Report on Access at 150% of resident tuition in programs with excess capacity to Non-residents and Canadians from the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan to students meeting the scholarship requirements; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
b. ITEM 120-2005-R0703 – Authorization to Offer Online Courses to Non-resident Students at no less than 125% of Resident Tuition; Montana State University – (Discussion Item) REPLACES 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   (Held over from the May 29-30, 2003 meeting)  Recommendation of Tuition Committee

c.

ITEM 119-2013-R0503 – Authorization to Allow a Provisional Exception to BoR Policy 802.3; Montana State University-Bozeman AMENDED (Held over from the May 29-30, 2003 meeting)

d.

ITEM 120-2001-R0703 – Authorization to Proceed, Series G 2003 Facilities Revenue Refunding Bond Issue; Montana State University – Bond Resolution

e.

ITEM 120-2002-R0703 – Authorization to Establish the Center for Bio-Inspired NanoMaterials (CBIN); Montana State University-Bozeman
f. ITEM 120-2003-R0703 – Authorization to Expend Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Bozeman
g. ITEM 120-2701-R0703 – Authorization to Expend Student Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Billings
h. ITEM 120-2004-R0703 – Authorization to Expend Computer Fees; Montana State University-Bozeman
i. ITEM 120-2006-R0703 – Approval of Nielsen Station Index Service Agreement for Montana PBS; Montana State University-Bozeman   Attachment


VII.

SYSTEM ISSUES

a.

Decision on Interim Commissioner for period of August 1, 2003 to September 1, 2003

2:15 – 5:00 p.m.

*    TIME CERTAIN  
b. Creating Montana's Economic Road Map for the Future- a discussion of creating an agreed upon economic model.  (Panel Discussion) – Regent Mercer (Panel members will sit at table with the MUS CEOs)

c.

ITEM 120-104-R0703 - Establishment of Montana Resident Student Tuition Relief Funds and Designation of Revenue Directed by State Government to Higher Education as a Result of Section 601 of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 for Purposes of Resident Student Tuition Relief  (Action Item) Regent Mercer

d.

Strategic Planning Process; Board and Management Determination of Priorities (Action Item) – Regent Semmens
e. Letter to the Congressional Delegation seeking to formalize a  meeting  (Action Item)  Regent Mercer
f. Budget Committee Update Report – Regent Semmens
g. Tuition Committee Update Report – Regent Hamilton
h.

Proposal by ASUM President Flint (Action Item) – Student Regent Hur

320 seats in Section 115 of the Washington Grizzly Stadium will be reserved for UM students.  In addition, 316 more seats will be made available to students first at the guest pass ticket rate.  If by the Wednesday prior to game day students have not purchased the reserved tickets then those student-reserved tickets may be sold on the open market.  

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12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN  BOARD OF REGENTS' LUNCH with Student Representatives — LRC   A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)

12:00 to

1:00 p.m.

Other meeting participants - Sandwich Buffet - Cafeteria - SCA (Student Center & Administration Bldg.

1:00 –      1:50 p.m.

Regents meet with Faculty Representatives – LRC   A-B-C-D (Learning Resource Center)


2:00 to

5:00 p.m.

TIME CERTAIN

Full BOARD RECONVENES  –  LRC   A-B-C-D (Learning Resource Center) 

*    TIME CERTAIN

2:00 – 2:15

Bob Nystuen Senior Vice-President, Glacier Bank, and Hank Ricklefs, General Manager, Northwest Lumber (Plum Creek) will present the topic of Business and Education Council

2:15 – 5:00 Discussion of a Montana Model for Economic Development

5:00 p.m.

BOARD RECESSES

5:30 p.m.

Picnic – Conrad Mansion (See attached map) (casual dress please)


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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2003

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for all meeting attendees – LRC   A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)

7:30 a.m. Regents breakfast with local civic and business leaders – Cafeteria (Eagle’s Nest) SCA (Student Center & Administration Building)
8:30 a.m. FULL BOARD RECONVENES – LRC   A-B-C-D  (Learning Resource Center)

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.

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

XII.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (If needed) - SCA 140 (Student Center/Administration)

12:00 noon

BOARD ADJOURNS


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