Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Conference Room 102A

Thursday, January 13, 2011

8:00 AM   Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions
8:05 AM   Comments by Chairman Christian and Current Issues
8:20 AM   Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Requirements for Core Themes UM President Royce Engstrom and Dean Joe Schaffer, MSU-Great Falls COT
8:35 AM   MUS Website Redevelopment Project – Tyler Trevor
8:40 AM   System and Campus Dashboard Indicators – Tyler Trevor
College Participation – System-level | Campus-level
9:00 AM   Legislative Session Update
  1. Progress Report - UM-Missoula Biomass Project
  2. Campus Athletic Reports  Athletic Income Details | Student Athlete Information Summary | Financial Aid Summary
  3. Campus Energy Conservation Projects - MSU-Bozeman
  4. Governor’s Postsecondary Scholarship Annual Report
  5. BOR Policy 806.1, Supervising Teachers; Payment, Report
  6. Level I Memorandum
  7. Level II Memorandum – for action at March BOR meeting
  8. Progress Report - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
  9. Policy 401 Research Reports

“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’s office prior to campus representatives sharing it with Montana’s federal delegation and presented to the board annually at the January meeting.”

“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.”


  1. Staff Item; MSU Extension Service  ITEM 150-2400-R0111
  2. Staff Item; MSU-Great Falls COT  ITEM 150-2900-R0111
  3. Staff Item; OCHE ITEM 150-100-R0111
  4. UM and UM Foundation Operating Agreement; UM-Missoula  ITEM 150-1008-R0111
  5. Residence Hall Room Renovation; MSU-Bozeman  ITEM 150-2001-R0111
  6. Repair/Replace Residence Hall Roof; MSU-Billings ITEM 150-2701-R0111
  7. Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program (MRPIP); OCHE ITEM 150-101-R0111| Attachment 1
11:15 AM   Public Comment - Faculty
11:30 AM   Montana Associated Students (MAS) Leader Reports
11:50 AM   Public Comment
12:00 PM   Regents Lunch Meeting with Classified Staff Leaders   Conference Room 201 B & C
1:15 PM   Executive Session   Commissioner Stearns' Office
  • Honorary Degrees; MSU-Bozeman
  • Honorary Degree; MT Tech
  • Honorary Degree; UM-Missoula
  • Personnel Matters
2:00 PM   Regents’ Strategic Planning Discussion  
Conference Room 201 B & C

Adjourn on completion of business.


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