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The amended policy will be implemented effective August 15, 1997.
Proposed Policy 3.17 - Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
With a minor correction (incorrect Technical College carry-forward policy number), the Board of Trustees unanimously approved proposed MnSCU Policy 3.17 - Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates which will encourage a shift from credits to learning gains and skill-based assessment for students to earn degrees, diplomas and certificates. Policy 3.17 repeals: Community College Carry-Forward Policy III.02.09; Technical College Carry Forward Policy 188.8.131.52 and Standards for Awards Policy; and State University Carry-Forward Policy 4.1. The date of implementation is August 15, 1998.
New Program Approval: Master of Science in Engineering Mankato State University
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new program for Mankato State University: Master of Science in Engineering. The program will provide practice-centered graduate education for persons interested in advanced electrical and/or mechanical engineering. The date of implementation is December 18, 1996.
Reports to the Legislature
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved an amended motion accepting nine summary legislative reports (listed below) and directs that they be included in the biennial budget submission document. The nine reports are:
The amendment related to the Board's request for staff to prepare an evaluation of the Akita Campus, due in six months, focuses on:
The Board of Trustees amended and unanimously approved the allocation model recommended by the chancellor. The Board further directs that the chancellor will return to the Board in September 1997 with a FY1999-2003 plan developed with the following principles:
MnSCU 1998-1999 Summary Budget
With one abstention (Morrie Anderson), the Board of Trustees approved the MnSCU 1998-1999 Summary Budget. The date of implementation is July 1, 1997. The Summary Budget describes the MnSCU educational program and needed funding for the 1998-1999 biennium. It will serve as a comprehensive summary document describing MnSCU's values, vision, and mission, as well as its strategic goals and will be used by the board, system office staff, and presidents in working with the executive branch, the legislature and MnSCU communities throughout the state.
Gift of Property to Minneapolis Community and Technical College
The Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the gift of real property, known as the Wells Family College Center, located at 1403 Harmon Place in Minneapolis, from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc.