March 1998 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Appointment of President, Fergus Falls Community College
The Board of Trustees approved Chancellor Anderson's recommendation and appointed Dr. Kenneth Peeders as president of Fergus Falls Community College, effective March 18, 1998.

Review of Delegation Principles (Facilities Committee)
The Board of Trustees approved the recommended facilities management program administrative re-engineering and directed the Chancellor to complete implementation steps. The Chancellor is further directed to provide the resources necessary to ensure a successful transition. The Chancellor will return to the Board in Summer 1998 with recommendations concerning institutional real estate leases for the Board's approval.

Debt Management Guidelines 1998-2007
The Board of Trustees approved the recommended 1998-2007 debt management guidelines as presented in the meeting materials. The Chancellor is directed to communicate the Board's interests to the Governor and legislature.

MnSCU Reserves Policy
The Board of Trustees approved an amendment to MnSCU Board Policy 5.4, concerning MnSCU Systemwide and institutional reserves. The Chancellor is directed to implement the reporting requirements effective with FY1999 budget preparation and reporting.

Revenue Fund FY1999 Spending Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the recommended FY1999 spending plans and associated fees for residence hall/dining service and student union programs.

Program Approval: BA, Gerontology, Moorhead State University
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Moorhead State University to offer a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Gerontology. Program implementation is scheduled for September 1998.

Program Approval: Multimedia Specialist, AAS, Hibbing Community College, A Community and Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Hibbing Community College, a Technical and Community College, to offer an Associate in Applied Science in Multimedia Specialist. Program implementation is scheduled for Fall 1998.

Program Approval: Internet Media Technology, AAS and Diploma, Northwest Technical College and University of Minnesota - Crookston
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Northwest Technical College to offer an Associate in Applied Science in Internet Media Technology and a diploma in Internet Media Technology at the East Grand Forks campus. Program implementation is scheduled for Spring 1998.

Closure of Academic Programs, Mankato State University
The Board of Trustees approved the request for the following program closures by Mankato State University:

  • 23.010100 English Language and Literature, General MS
  • 13.132600 German Language Teacher Education MS
  • 24.010200 Open Studies AS
  • 40.080100 Physics, General MA
  • 45.010100 Social Sciences MS
  • 52.020100 Business Administration BS
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