November 1999 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING
Approval of 1999-2001 Labor Agreements with Minnesota State University Association and Administrative and Services Faculty, United Technical College Educators and Minnesota Community College Faculty Association
The Board of Trustees approved the 1991-2001 Labor Agreements with Minnesota State University Association and Administrative and Services Faculty (MSUAASF), United Technical College Educators (UTCE), and Minnesota Community College Faculty Association (MCCFA).

 

1999-2001 Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators
The Board of Trustees approved the 1991-2001 Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators.

Appointment of President of the Northeast Higher Education District
The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Joseph Sertich as president of the Northeast Higher Education District, effective November 17, 1999, under the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for MnSCU Administrators.

Search for MnSCU's Next Chancellor
The Board of Trustees authorized the steps necessary to commence a search for MnSCU's next chancellor. Such steps may include, but are not limited to: seeking the services of a professional search firm, creation of a search committee, development of a search process timeline, establishment of a search process budget and creation of other working groups by the Chairman of the Board as deemed necessary.

Winona State University, Maxwell Hall Remodeling Schematic Design
The Board of Trustees approved the schematic design for the Maxwell Hall Renovation Project, at an estimated cost of $7.997 million.

Approval to Accept Grant to Metropolitan State University
The Board of Trustees approved the grant of $90,000 payable over three years to Metropolitan State University from the Medtronic Foundation.

Information Systems Strategic Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the Chancellor's recommendation and authorized that the funds for the Information Technology Services (ITS) consultants and academic software be approved.

Emeritus Status System Policy
The Board of Trustees approved Board Policy 4.8, Emeritus Status.

Resolution on Competitive Salaries
The Board of Trustees approved a resolution on competitive salaries.

Program Approval: Certificate, Transport Refrigeration Technician, Riverland Community College, Albert Lea
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Riverland Community College to offer a certificate in Transport Refrigeration Technician at the Albert Lea campus. Program implementation is November 18, 1998.

Program Approval: AS, Computer Science, Normandale Community College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Normandale Community College to offer an Associate in Science in Computer Science. Program implementation is January 1, 2000.

Program Closures: Southwest State University The Board of Trustees approved the request by Southwest State University to close the following programs:

  • BS, Business Teacher Education
  • AET, Electronic Engineering Technology
  • BET, Electronic Engineering Technology
  • BS. Restaurant Administration
  • BS. Hotel Administration
  • AET, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • BET, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • BS, Medical Technology
  • AS, Office Supervision and Management
  • BS, Office Supervision and Management

Office of the Legislative Auditor Financial Audits of Northeast Services Unit, and Accounts Receivable System Review
The Board of Trustees accepted the Legislative Audit reports on the Arrowhead Community College Region and Northeast Service Unit for the period July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1998, and the Selected Scope Audit of the Student Information System (SIS) Tuition and Accounts Receivable Module, as of June 1999.

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