June 1999 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING



Appointment of Executive Director/Board Secretary
The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Robert McFarlin as the Executive Director/Board Secretary for the MnSCU Board of Trustees, effective August 2, 1999, under the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators. Mr. McFarlin has been director of public affairs and chief of staff for the Minnesota Department of Transportation since 1992.

 

FY 2000-2005 Capital Budget Recommendations
The Board of Trustees approved the FY 2000-2005 Capital Budget Plan totaling $230.1 million, and authorized the Chancellor to forward the program to the Governor for consideration in the FY 2000 state capital improvement program.

Gift to Moorhead State University
The Board of Trustees approved the grant of $222,098 from the Dakota Medical Foundation to Moorhead State University.

Assigned Fields Policy
The Board of Trustees approved amendments to Board Policy 4.3, Designation of Assigned Fields/Designated Assignments and Minimum Qualifications for MCCFA Faculty.

Mission Review: South Central College and Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
The Board of Trustees approved the mission statements of South Central College and Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical.

Proposed Amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.17 Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.17 Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. The date of implementation is July 1, 1999.

Proposed Policy 3.24 System and Institutional Missions
The Board of Trustees approved MnSCU Policy 3.24 System and Institutional Missions. The date of implementation is July 1, 1999.

Proposed Policy 3.25 Degree Granting Authority
The Board of Trustees approved MnSCU Policy 3.25 Degree Granting Authority and repealed Technical College carry-over policy and standards 2.3.4.0 Awards. The date of implementation is July 1, 1999.

Program Approval: BS, Environmental Studies, St. Cloud State University
The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Cloud State University to offer a BS degree in Environmental Studies. Program implementation is Fall, 1999.

Program Approval: Certificate, American Indian Studies, and Certificate, Ojibwe Studies, Central Lakes College, Brainerd
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Central Lakes College to offer two certificates in American Indian Studies and Ojibwe Studies at the Brainerd Campus. Program implementation is July 1, 1999.

Program Approval: Certificate, Environmental Studies, Central Lakes College, Brainerd
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Central Lakes College to offer a new certificate in Environmental Studies at the Brainerd Campus. Program implementation is July 1, 2000.

Program Approval: AAS, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Hennepin Technical College to offer a new AAS in Manufacturing Technology at the Brooklyn Park Campus. Program implementation is August 23, 1999.

Program Approval: Diploma, Professional Automotive Service Advisor, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Hennepin Technical College to offer a new diploma in Professional Automotive Service Advisor at the Brooklyn Park Campus. Program implementation is August 23, 1999.

Program Approval: Certificate, Health Unit Coordinator, Pine Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Pine Technical College to offer a certificate in Health Unit Coordinator. Program implementation is August 1, 1999.

Program Approval: AAS, Echocardiography, St. Cloud Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Cloud Technical College to offer an Associate in Applied Science in Echocardiography. Program implementation is August 1, 1999.

Program Closures
The Board of Trustees approved the following program closures:

  • AAS, Sign Language Interpreter Preparation, Itasca Community College
  • Certificate, Emergency Medical Services, Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples

Proposed FY 2000 Audit Plan
The Board of Trustees accepted the Fiscal Year 2000 audit plan as presented.

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