Wednesday, April 29, 1998 1:00 P.M.
Minnesota World Trade Center
International Hall, Fourth Floor
30 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota

  1. Call to Order
  2. Chair's Report: Michael Vekich

    *a. Approval of March 18, 1998, Meeting Minutes

    b. Report of Executive Committee Meeting of April 1, 1998.

  3. Trustee Reports

    a. Association of Governing Boards, National Conference on Trusteeship, April 18-21, 1998

  4. Chancellor's Report: Morris J. Anderson

    *a. Appointment of President of Pine Technical College

    b. Marketing Plan

    c. Legislative Update: End of 1998 Session

  5. *Chancellor's Consent Agenda
  6. Joint Council of Student Associations
  7. MCCFA, IFO, and UTCE: Joint Opportunity to Address the Board
  8. Board Standing Committee Reports

    a. Educational Policy Committee, Christine Fritsche, Chair

    1. *Program Approval: BS, Computer Science, Metropolitan State University
    2. *Program Approval: Advanced Technical Certificate, Advanced Collision Services, Ridgewater College, Willmar Campus
    3. *Program Approval: AS, Computer Networking and Telecommunications; Certificate, Computer Help Desk Specialist; Certificate, Network Support and Administration, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus and Coon Rapids Campus
    4. *Policies (Second Reading)
      • Proposed MnSCU Policy 3.21 Undergraduate Credit Transfer
      • Proposed Amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.6 Student Conduct
    5. Assessment Policy Implementation Status Report
    6. Minneapolis Community and Technical College Campus Overview

    b. Joint Fiscal Policy and Audit Committees
    Archie D. Chelseth and Nancy Brataas, Co-chairs

    1. FY1997 Financial Statements
    2. FY1997 Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) Statewide Audit Report
    3. Student Information Systems Update - CSC Report

    c. Facilities Committee, Robert Erickson, Chair

    1. Presentation of Campus Master Plan - Alexandria Technical College

    d. Audit Committee, Nancy Brataas, Chair

    1. Follow-up Activity Report - 1st Quarter 1998
    2. Interim Report: Year 2000 Computing Problem
    3. Review Potential Audit Topics for FY1999

    e. Board Operations Committee, Dennis Dotson, Chair

    1. Informational Review Chapter 1. Board Policy
    2. Five-Year Board Calendar
    3. Board's Goal for Increased Use of Technology

    f. Joint Fiscal Policy & Educational Policy Committees, Archie D. Chelseth and Christine Fritsche, Co-chairs

    1. FY 1999 Tuition and Fees Recommendation (First Reading)
    2. Biennial Budget Development and Allocation Model Update - FY2000 and Beyond

    g. Fiscal Policy Committee, Archie D. Chelseth, Chair

    1. Proposed MnSCU Policy 5.7, Travel Management (Information)
    2. Proposed Amendment to MnSCU Policy 8.1, Gifts and Grants (Information)
    3. Repeal/Replacement of Carry-Forward Policies (Information)
    4. State Board of Investment Performance Review Concerning the Revenue Bond Fund
    5. Discussion of MnSCU College/University Business Services
  9. **Requests by Individuals to Address the Board

    Procedures to address the board are defined below.

  10. Other Business

    Closed session to discuss status of contract negotiations with IFO, MCCFA, and UTCE pursuant to Minnesota Statute §471.705, subd. 1a (1996) (Minnesota Open Meeting Law) April 29, 1998, at end of public meeting.

  11. Adjournment

*Denotes Action Item

**Requests to address the Board must be submitted in writing to staff. Request forms are available at the board meeting (additional materials are placed on a table located near the entrance of the meeting room). If you wish to address an agenda item, clearly identify the item on your request form. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member for assistance.