October 1997 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Appointment of President of North Hennepin Community College
The MnSCU Board of Trustees unanimously approved Chancellor Anderson's recommendation of Ann Wynia as president, North Hennepin Community College, effective December 1, 1997. Wynia has been a faculty member of North Hennepin Community College since 1970.

Click here for the news release on Ann Wynia's appointment

Revised Policy 1A.4, System Administration Appointment of Administrators
The Board of Trustees approved an amendment to MnSCU Policy 1A.4, Part 2, Subparts A and B that requires the chancellor and at least one and up to three members of the Board of Trustees to interview finalists for the appointment of college and university administrators. The chancellor will make a recommendation and the Board will make the appointment.

Closure of Academic Programs: Anoka-Hennepin Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the closure of the following programs at Anoka-Hennepin Technical College:

  • Health Care Technician,
  • Human Services Assistant,
  • Ophthalmic Technology,
  • Surfacing Lab Skills, and
  • Advanced Lab Skills.

None of the above programs has students currently enrolled and the program closures will not affect college faculties.

Wisconsin Reciprocity Agreement
The Board of Trustees approved the Wisconsin/Minnesota Reciprocity Agreement as required by M.S. 136A.08, Subd. 6, effective for the 1998-99 academic year.

1998 Supplemental Budget Request
The Board of Trustees approved Chancellor Anderson's 1998 Supplemental Budget Request of $32 million dollars. The request is divided into three categories: $13.7 million for MnSCU's strategic plan, $7 million for faculty/staff development, and $11.2 million for educational partnerships.

The MnSCU Fee Structure
The Board of Trustees approved a motion directing staff to develop a MnSCU fee policy that is based on the proposed fee structure and eliminates course fees. The proposed fee structure has four groups of charges: personal property and service charges, customized training/continuing education, mandatory fees, and optional fees.

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