January 2000 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING



FY 2001 Operating Budget Including Tuition and Fees
The Board of Trustees approved the following:
  1. The initial allocation of state appropriations for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for FY2001 totaling $491,225,650 as detailed on Attachment G, column a (can also be located in January 2000 Board Packet p. 63), effective July 1, 2000.
  2. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities proposed tuition recommendations for FY2001 as detailed on Attachments H-1, H-2, H-3 and H-4 (can also be located in January 2000 Board Packet pp. 69-72).

    The percent increase on resident tuition rates in Attachments H-1 through H-4 represents the maximum amount that can be applied to other tuition rates charged by the institution not impacted by reciprocity agreements such as non-resident and off-campus rates. The tuition increase is effective Fall Semester, 2000. The Board continues the policy of market-driven tuition for customized training, continuing education, distance learning and contract Postsecondary enrollment programs.
  3. The Chancellor is delegated the authority to establish FY2001 tuition rates for the Akita Campus consistent with the transition plan recently approved by the Board of Trustees.

The Chancellor is requested to provide an update and recommend any institutional budget changes after the conclusion of the 2000 legislative session.

Anoka-Hennepin Technical College Site Selection
The Board of Trustees approved that the Chancellor is directed to modify the MnSCU 2000-2005 Capital Budget request consistent with the plan outlined (January 2000 Board packet p. 286). The Chancellor is requested to return to the Board in June 2000 with a final report of the work of the transition committee. Pursuant to MS 136F.14 the Chancellor shall also report the final disposition of the campus to the legislature.

The Board recognizes the strong community support for retaining a technical college presence on the Anoka-Hennepin site as well as concerns expressed by area legislators. The Chancellor's recommendation provides for continued use of the site in a manner yet to be determined. However, should the legislature determine a particular course of action, the Board strongly urges that such action provide for appropriate and sufficient capital reinvestment funding to reflect the Board's commitment to long term stewardship of the state's facilities resources. Furthermore, in addition to such action by the State of Minnesota, Anoka County, the City of Anoka and local school districts must be full financial partners with MnSCU with respect to capital and annual operating funding for any plan to continue operations at the Anoka-Hennepin site.

FY 2000-2005 Capital Budget Modifications
The Board of Trustees approved the revised FY2000 Capital Budget Plan.

Student Union Financial Restructuring Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the Revenue Fund Student Union Financial Restructuring plan.

FY 1999 Gifts and Grants Report
The Board of Trustees accepted the FY 1999 Gifts and Grants Report consistent with Board Policy 8.1.

Approval to Accept Gifts to Dakota County Technical College, Hennepin Technical College, and Ridgewater College
The Board of Trustees approved the gift of $50,001 from the McLeod Charitable Foundation, Inc. and $50,001 from Pearl Lemieux to Dakota County Technical College, the gift of a specialized filling line machine for medical industry which has an estimated value of $450,000 from Bosch TL Systems of Minneapolis, and the gift of two high speed welders with controller and one dual line accugram 44 which have an estimated value of $70,000 from Hutchinson Technology to Ridgewater College.

Program Approval: AAS, Technical Communication; Diploma, Technical Communications; and Certificate, Technical Communication; Alexandria Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Alexandria Technical College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Technical Communication, a diploma in Technical Communication and a certificate in Technical Communication. Program implementation is August 1, 2000.

Program Approval: AAS, Virtual Reality Applications Technician, Pine Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Pine Technical College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Virtual Reality Applications Technician. Program implementation is August 1, 2000.

MnSCU/Board of Trustees Values Statement
The Board of Trustees adopted a statement of values.

Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan as amended.

Review of Foundation Procedures
The Board of Trustees approved the amendments to Board Policy 8.3, "College - or University - Related Foundations.

Precinct Caucus Schedule Exception
In the event that a major political party holds its precinct caucuses on March 11 or 12, 2000, the Board of Trustees, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 202A.19, subd. 3, authorized college and universities to schedule events after 6:00 p.m. on those dates, if the college or university president determines that cancellation of the event would cause penalty, hardship or significant inconvenience to those affected.

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