September 1998 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Endorsement of IFO Contract
The Board of Trustees endorsed the IFO Contract. The contract will be forwarded to the Joint Subcommittee for Employee Relations for approval.

Election of Board of Trustees Officers
The Board of Trustees elected the following officers at the annual meeting: Michael Vekich as chair (for a second term), Robert Erickson as vice chair, James Wafler as secretary, and Nancy Brataas as treasurer. Officers will begin serving their terms on October 1, 1998.

 

Approval of 1998-1999 Meeting Calendar
The Board of Trustees approved the following meeting dates for 1998-1999:

  • September 22, 1998, Allocation Model/Biennial Budget Hearing, Alexandria Technical College
  • September 29, 1998, Allocation Model/Biennial Budget Hearing, Mankato State University
  • October 1, 1998, Board Retreat
  • October 6, 1998, Allocation Model/Biennial Budget Hearing, Itasca Community College
  • October 20-21, 1998, Board Meeting
  • November 17-18, 1998, Board Meeting
  • December 1, 1998, Board Retreat
  • December - Dates Yet to be Determined - Two Hearings on the Metro Plan
  • December 15-16, 1998, Board Meeting
  • January 19-20, 1999, Board Meeting
  • February 1, 1999, Board Retreat
  • February 16-17, 1999, Board Meeting
  • March 16-17, 1999, Board Meeting
  • April 1, 1999, Board Retreat
  • April 20-21, 1999, Board Meeting
  • May 18-19, 1999, Board Meeting
  • June 1, 1999, Board Retreat
  • June 15-16, 1999, Board Meeting
  • July 7, 1999, Board Retreat
  • July 20-21, 1999, Board Meeting
  • August, 1999, No Meeting
  • September 21-22, 1999, Annual Board Meeting

Changes to Sabbatical Leave and Tuition Waiver Sections of the Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators
The Board of Trustees approved amendments to the sabbatical leave and tuition waiver sections of the Personnel Plan for MnSCU administrators. The sabbatical leave was amended to reflect MnSCU's current practice of sabbatical leave for up to one year with at least six years service. The tuition waiver was amended to increase the age limit for dependents to 25 years.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 1A.5, Naming Consolidated Two Year Colleges
The Board of Trustees amended MnSCU Policy 1A.5, Naming Consolidated Two Year Colleges. The amendment is a technical change to include community colleges, technical colleges and state universities in addition to consolidated two year colleges, and requires the college or university president to forward a new name to the Chancellor only after extensive consultation within the campus and surrounding communities.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 1A.1, Parts 5 and 6, Board Organization and Committee Structure
The Board of Trustees amended MnSCU Policy 1A.1, effective October 1, 1998. The amendment reduced the number of committees from seven to five. The five committees are: executive, educational policy, finance/facilities policy, personnel policy, and audit.

Mankato State University Request for a Name Change
The Board of Trustees established the name "Minnesota State University, Mankato," as the name to replace Mankato State University, and directed the presidents of the remaining six state universities to undertake an on- campus review of the suitability of their present name in order to report back to the Board by September 30, 1999.

Property Acquisition and Land Transfer
The Board of Trustees approved the acquisition of real property at St. Cloud State University, Winona State University, Alexandria Technical College, and the transfer of property from St. Louis County to Hibbing Community and Technical College, and from Century College to the City of Mahtomedi. The approval is contingent upon execution of legal documents consistent with MnSCU policies.

Program Approval: Certificate, Tile Laying Apprenticeship, St. Paul Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Paul Technical College to offer an occupational certificate in Tile Laying Apprenticeship.

Program Approval: Certificate, Bricklaying Apprenticeship, St. Paul Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Paul Technical College to offer an occupational certificate in Bricklaying Apprenticeship.

Program Approval: AS, Computer Science, North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park
The Board of Trustees approved the request by North Hennepin Community College to offer an AS degree in computer Science at the Brooklyn Park campus.

Program Closure: Certificate, Emergency Medical Services, Alexandria Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Alexandria Technical College to close the Certificate, Emergency Medical Services program.

Approval of Bemidji State University Mission Statement
The Board of Trustees approved the mission statement of Bemidji State University.

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