The University of Montana-Helena
Student Center

January 14, 2010


Thursday, January 14, 2010

8:00 AM   Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions
8:05 AM   Welcome – Dean Daniel Bingham
8:10 AM   Comments by Chairman Barrett and Current Issues
8:30 AM   ACTION
  1. Authorization to Replace resident Life Maintenance Shop; UM-Missoula  ITEM 146-1001-R0110
  2. Changes to the Montana Family Education Savings Plan; OCHE  ITEM 146-106-R0110 | Supporting Material


  1. Approval of University System/Employee Equity Interest and/or Business Participation Under BOR Policy 407; UM-Missoula  ITEM146-1003-R0110 | Supporting Material
  2. Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus; MSU-Bozeman  ITEM 146-2001-R0110
  3. Director Emeritus of University Honors Program; MSU-Bozeman  ITEM 146-2002-R0110
  4. Professor Emeritus of Educational Theory and Practice and Mathematics; MSU-Billings  ITEM 146-2701-R0110
  5. Staff Item; MT Tech  ITEM 146-1500-R0110
  6. Labor Agreement: Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters; OCHE  ITEM 146-102-R0110 | Supporting Material
  7. Labor Agreement: Teamsters Union Local 2 UM-Missoula; OCHE ITEM 146-103-R0110 | Supporting Material
  8. Labor Agreement: MSU-Billings Faculty Association;  OCHE ITEM 146-104-R0110 | Supporting Material
  9. Memorandum of Understanding: UM-Western Faculty Association; OCHE  ITEM 146-105-R0110 | Supporting Material
  10. Naming of Scoreboard; MT Tech  ITEM 146-1501-R0110


  1. Moratorium Request from MSUN; Announcement of Certificate from MSU-GF
  2. Level II Memorandum – for action at March BOR meeting
  3. Campus Athletic Reports   [ Athletic Income Details | Student Athlete Information Summary | Financial Aid Summary  ]
  4. Re-worked Program Reviews
9:30 AM   Academic and Student Affairs: Research

Policy 401 - Research and Technology Transfer

“Annually, at the January regents’ meeting, UM-Missoula and MSU-Bozeman, as representatives of the affiliated campuses, shall submit to the commissioner of higher education a report summarizing the research and technology transfer activities for the previous fiscal year.”  They also “shall coordinate requests for federal initiatives… The report will be submitted to the commissioner office prior to campus representatives sharing it with Montana’s federal delegation and presented to the board annually at the January meeting.” 

UM Attachment 1    | UM Attachment 2
MSU Attachment 1  | MSU Attachment 2 |
MSU Attachment 3
 | MSU Attachment 4

“Any proposal included in the federal initiatives request that proposes a subcontract or sub-grant with a non-governmental organization must be approved by the board of Regents in advance of submission to the federal delegation.”


UM Partnership With Great Point Energy; UM-Missoula 
ITEM 146-1002-R0110

Montana Science Serving Montana Citizens – an update on the statewide science and technology activities and future directions for higher education and related enterprises in Montana.

Part I – Recognized Strengths in our Doctoral, Research Universities 

Part II – The Roles and Impact of MUS Research

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Discovery
  • Economic  Impacts
  • Sustaining Montana Environments

Part III – Stories from Health and Biomedical Sciences Research

How undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and business interact and build a synergistic impact

Part IV – Strengthening the MUS Enterprise

  1. Federal Infrastructure Support
    • National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF-EPSCoR)
    • IDEA Network
  2. State Support
    • Montana University System Science & Technology Advisory Committee (MUSSTAC)
  3. Challenges
    • Recruiting and supporting top quality graduate students
    • National Conference on Undergraduate Research – April 2010
    • Recruiting and retaining competitive faculty
    • Building the necessary infrastructure
12:00 PM   Regents Lunch Meeting with Classified Staff Lecture Hall
Lunch for Meeting Attendees Student Center
1:00 PM   Regents' Reform Workgroup Report
  1. Making Opportunity Affordable (MOA)
    • Integrated Information System
    • Serving Adult Learners
  2. Performance-Based Budget
  3. Virtual Academy
2:50 PM   Public Comment

Adjourn on completion of business.

3:00 PM   Executive Session   Dean’s Conference Room
  • Honorary Degrees; MSU-Bozeman
  • Honorary Degrees; MT Tech



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