May 1997 Board Meeting Summary

Radisson Inn
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Notice of July Meeting
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved July 15-16, 1997 for standing committee meetings and a board meeting. The location is yet to be determined.

Recommendations for College and University President Appointments
The Board of Trustees moved to table action on college and university president appointments until the June 18, 1997 meeting.

(As of today, May 28, 1997, the Board of Trustees will convene a special meeting on Monday, June 2, 1997, to appoint presidents at the following institutions: (1) Anoka-Hennepin Technical College; (2) Lake Superior College, A Community and Technical College in Duluth; (3) Red Wing/Winona Technical College; (4) St. Cloud Technical College; and (5) Southwest State University. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m., at the Radisson Inn, Town Square Ballroom, 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul.)

MnSCU Revenue Fund FY 1998 Spending Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the FY 1998 spending plans and associated fees for residence halls/dining services and student union programs. There is no fee increase for either the residence halls/dining services or the student union facility for FY 1998.

Unrequested Leave of Absence (Discontinuance and Reduction of Programs at Technical Colleges)
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the following resolutions: (1) Resolution Placing Employees on Unrequested Leave of Absence After Review of Hearing Officer's Recommendation (this resolution adopts the hearing officer's recommendations and findings of fact and places the employees named on unrequested leave of absence effective at the end of the 1996-97 academic year); (2) Final Resolution Placing Employees on Unrequested Leave of Absence (this resolution confirms the status of employees who have not requested a hearing or who had requested a hearing but later withdraw that request); and (3) Resolution Rescinding Previous Notice of Unrequested Leave of Absence (this resolution rescinds the board's earlier action by removing the employees named from unrequested leave status based on campus reevaluation of staffing needs for the 1997-98 academic year or the recommendation of an independent hearing officer).

Proposed Policy 3.3 - Assessment for College Readiness
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Policy 3.3 - Assessment for College Readiness and repealed Community College carry-forward policy III.01.03 Developmental Education, and Technical College carry-forward policy 4.1.1.2 Student Assessment. The policy has four main parts: (1) Incoming Student Assessment; (2) Minimum Standards for Access to General Education Courses; (3) Developmental Education; and (4) Annual Report.

Proposed Amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.9 Licensure of Technical College Faculty
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved an amendment to Policy 3.9 - Licensure of Technical College Faculty which repeals the previous technical college rules carried forward into existing policy licensing part-time extension instructors. This policy will allow an administrator of a technical college or consolidated community and technical college to issue licenses of part-time extension instructors.

Amendment to Policy 1A.1., Appointing Board Members as Ex-Officio Members of Committees
The Board of Trustees reviewed an amendment to Policy 1A.1 - Governing Board Operating Procedures, Appointing Board Members as Ex-Officio Members of Committees. The amendment will allow all board members the right to fully participate in committee discussions and deliberations, but the ex-officio members will not have voting rights nor will they be included as part of the quorum of the committee. The Board will take action on this amendment at the June 18 meeting.

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