Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, October 18, 2000
World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Trustees Present: Andrew Boss, Brent A. Calhoun, Mary Choate, Ivan Dusek, Robert Erickson, Bob Hoffman, Jim A. Luoma, Lew Moran, Joseph Swanson, Michael Vekich, Chair
Trustees Absent: Will Antell, Nancy Brataas, Daniel G. Coborn, Dennis Dotson, Joann Splonskowski
a. Approval of Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting of September 20, 2000
There was a correction in the last paragraph, line three, page three of the minutes. Trustee Choate was shown as voting twice, and Trustee Erickson was not included in the recorded votes for the office of Vice Chair. A corrected page three was distributed.
Trustee Boss moved approval of the corrected minutes of September 20, 2000. Trustee Erickson seconded and the minutes were approved without dissent.
b. Amendments to Board Policy 1A.2 Pertaining to Election of Officers
Trustee Hoffman moved that the Board of Trustees approve the amendments to Board Policies,Chapter One, System Organization and Administration, as follows: Part 4. Officers of the Board, Subpart B. Terms of Office, and Subpart D. Election of Officers, and Part 6. Subpart A. Types of Meetings. 1. Trustee Luoma seconded and the amendments were approved without dissent.
c. Report of the Executive Committee Meeting of October 4, 2000
Chair Vekich reported that the Executive Committee met on October 4, 2000.
Chair Vekich reminded everyone that because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the November Board meeting would be on November 14-15. Chair Vekich announced that he has had discussions with Chancellor Anderson and Vice Chancellor Baer about scheduling a Board retreat in November if the schedule permits to discuss tuition and fees and the Allocation Model.
Chair Vekich highlighted noteworthy events on several Minnesota State Colleges and Universities campuses. This month there have been a number of ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremonies. The grand opening of the Taylor Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato was held on October 12. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Dakota County Technical College's new General Motors Raytheon Training Center. St. Cloud State University will celebrate the grand opening of the university library, called the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center. The Center's opening will be celebrated October 20 and 21st and the science fiction writer Ray Bradbury is scheduled to speak on the 20th.
Students in a landscape construction class at Central Lakes College are helping rehabilitative patients at the Minnesota Neurological Hospital. The twenty-two students have planned, built and are operating a 380 square foot handicapped accessible greenhouse on the campus of Brainerd Regional Human Services Center. The two-year project creates a partnership funded by a $15,500 Growing Community Collaboration Grant from the State Higher Education Services Office.
Representatives from Bemidji State University were among a team of Bemidji area physicians and nurses traveling in Siberia in October as part of a United States partnership to improve health care services in Russia.
A number of MnSCU colleges won medallion awards last month at the National Council for Marketing and Publication Relations Fifth District Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hennepin Technical College, Lake Superior College, Alexandria Technical College, and Dakota County Technical College won awards. In addition, MnSCU won awards for its first annual report, the Targeted Industries Partnership Brochure series, and the 1999 Bonding publication.
b. Educational Policy Committee
c. Audit Committee
d. Personnel Policy Committee
Recorded by Penny Harris Reynen