January 2001 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING



Gifts and Grants Report
The MnSCU Board of Trustees accepted the FY 2000 Gifts and Grants Report consistent with Board Policy 7.7, Part 4.

Ratification of Policies -Board's Mission and Vision
The MnSCU Board of Trustees approved MnSCU Board Policy 1A.1 MnSCU Organization and Administration, Part 2, Vision and Mission Statements. (Note: The mission and vision statements were approved by the Board of Trustees on May 17, 2000, but they needed to be approved again in order to enable staff to update Board Policy 1A.1).

St. Cloud Technical College Remodeling Project Schematic Design
The MnSCU Board of Trustees approved the schematic design for the renovation and additions to the A and B wings at St. Cloud Technical College.

FY 2000-2001 Reserves Report
The MnSCU Board of Trustees approved the requests of two institutions (Rainy River Community College and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College) seeking to maintain a reserve level above the Board's maximum guideline of seven (7) percent. The Board also approved the plan proposed by Hennepin Technical College for reducing its reserve to seven (7) percent.

Repeal of Policy V1.02.06, Filling of Position by Claiming, Promotion or Transfer
The Board of Trustees approved the deletion of carry forward policy V1.02.06, Filling of Position by Claiming, Promotion, or Transfer.

Presidents' Contracts
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Chair of the Personnel Policy Committee, to offer employment contracts to the presidents with a term not to extend beyond June 30, 2002.

Mission Review: Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved Mesabi Range Community and Technical College's mission, vision, and purposes.

Program Approval: MS in Nursing, Minnesota State University Moorhead
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Minnesota State University Moorhead to offer the Master of Science in Nursing. Program implementation is scheduled for Fall 2001.

Program Approval: Certificate in Teaching and Learning with Technology; and Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning with Technology; Minnesota State University Moorhead
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Minnesota State University Moorhead to offer the Certificate in Teaching and Learning with Technology and Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning with Technology. Program implementation is scheduled for January 2001.

Program Approval: Diploma, Massage Therapist, Lake Superior College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Lake Superior College of offer a new diploma in Massage Therapist. Program implementation is scheduled for June 1, 2001.

Program Approval: AAS and Certificate in Information and Communication Technology, Century College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by Century College to offer a new AAS in Information and Communications Technology and a new certificate, Information and Communications Technology. Program implementation is scheduled for August 1, 2001.

Program Approval: Certificate, Massage Therapy, St. Paul Technical College
The Board of Trustees approved the request by St. Paul Technical College to offer a new Certificate in Massage Therapy. Program implementation is scheduled for August 1, 2001.

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