DATE: September 19, 2000
TO: Board of Regents
FROM: W. Franklin Gilmore
Chancellor, Montana Tech of The University of Montana
RE: Campus Report for the September 21-22, 2000 Board of Regents’ Meeting
· International Exchange program grants from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
a) Environmental Research and Applied Technology – Montana Tech/National University of the Altiplano-Puno, Peru - $110,000 over three years.
b) Montana Tech Foreign Exchange Program – South America, Asia, South Pacific and Europe - $100,000 over two years.
· Grants and Contract expenditures in FY2000 totaled $5,510,000, the largest record G&C in the campus history and represents a 1% increase over last year’s totals. From 1990 to present, this represents an increase of 532% or 18%/year over the ten year period.
· Completion of campus rewiring funded from IT fee. At this time Tech has 100 megabits available at every desktop and in every classroom.
· Montana Tech tied for third place in the new U.S. News & World Report as one of the best public regional universities in the West.
· Montana Tech once again ranked in “The Princeton Review” in the 2001 Edition of The Best 331 Colleges.
· 1st Career Fair – had 47 companies for all over the U.S. participate. Approximately 650 students participated in this fair.
· Montana Tech and The University of Montana-Missoula are collaborating to develop a web-based professional ethics course.
· Montana Tech is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year.
· The economic impact of Montana Tech to the local economy is over $49 million.