April 1999 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Policy Regarding Institutions' Requesting a Name Change

The Board of Trustees adopted a policy effective April 21, 1999, regarding institutional requests to change their official name;

 

  • If a state university requests a change to its official name, then that institution is directed to adopt the nomenclature Minnesota State University (name of location or designation), e.g. Minnesota State University Bemidji.
  • If a state college (community college, consolidated college, CO-located college or technical college) requests a change to its official name, then that institution is directed to adopt the nomenclature Minnesota State College (name of location or designation), e.g. Minnesota State College Hibbing.
  • This policy does not direct any institution to change its name. The institution's present name may be maintained.

Proposed Amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.4 Admissions
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.4 Admissions, effective April 21, 1999.

Mission Review: Normandale Community College
The Board of Trustees approved the mission statement of Normandale Community College.

Program Approval: Diploma, Networking Specialist, Rochester Community and Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Rochester Community and Technical College to offer a diploma in Networking Specialist. Program implementation is August 1, 1999.

Program Approval: AAS, Computer Networking Technologies; Diploma, Network Administration--Microsoft; Diploma, Network Administration--Novell; Certificate, Computer Networking--Novell; Certificate, Computer Networking--Microsoft; Laurentian Community and Technical College District, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Eveleth and Vermilion Community College, Ely
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Laurentian Community and Technical College District to offer an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Networking and Technologies; two diplomas: Network Administration--Microsoft, and Network Administration--Novel; and two certificates: Computer Networking-- Novell, and Computer Networking--Microsoft at the Vermilion Community College, Ely campus and Mesabi Range Community College, Eveleth campus. Program implementation is August 1, 1999.

Program Approval: AS, Computer Science, Inver Hills Community College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Inver Hills Community College to offer an Associate in Science in Computer Science. Program implementation is August 1, 1999.

Program Approval: AS, Business/Financial Services; Certificate, Finance/Banking; Certificate, Real Estate; Certificate, Insurance; Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to offer an Associate in Science in Business/Financial Services and three certificates (Finance/Banking, Insurance and Real Estate). Program implementation is August 1, 1999.

Program Approval: Certificate, Women's Studies, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Minneapolis Community and Technical College to offer a certificate in Women's Studies. Program implementation is April 21, 1999.

Minnesota State Plan for Vocational Technical Education Carl D. Perkins Act of 1998
The Board of Trustees approved the Minnesota State Plan for Vocational Technical Education.

Sabbatical Leave Policy (Second Reading)
The Board of Trustees approves Board Policy 4.7, Sabbatical Leaves. Policy implementation is April 21, 1999.

Revenue Fund FY 2000 Proposed Residence Hall Fees (Second Reading)
The Board of Trustees approved the FY 2000 finance plans and associated projected fees for Residence Halls as presented on pages 152-158 of the Board packet.

Itasca Gift and Grant
The Board of Trustees approved the grant of $740,000 over three years from the Blandin Foundation to Itasca Community College.

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