July 2001 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Election of Officers
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees elected new officers: Mary Choate, chair; Jim Luoma, vice chair; and Joe Swanson, treasurer. The new officers' terms begin August 1, 2001.

Approval of Chancellor's Work Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the goals and objectives contained in the Chancellor's Work Plan, in accordance with provision #5 of the Chancellor's Employment Agreement and hereby incorporates them into the agreement.

Approval of FY 2002 Meeting Calendar
The Board of Trustees approved the following meeting dates for FY 2002:

 

August, 2001, No Meetings
September 5, 2001, Executive Committee Meeting
September 19-20, 2001 Board Meeting
October 3, 2001, Executive Committee Meeting
October 16-17, 2001, Board Meeting
November 7, 2001, Executive Committee Meeting
November 14-15, 2001, Board Meeting
December 5, 2001, Executive Committee Meeting
December 18-19, 2001, Board Meeting
January 3, 2002, Executive Committee Meeting
January 15-16, 2002, Board Meeting
February 6, 2002, Executive Committee Meeting
February 20-21, 2002, Board Meeting
March 6, 2002, Executive Committee Meeting
March 19-20, 2002, Board Meeting
April 3, 2002, Executive Committee Meeting
April 16-17, 2002, Board Meeting
May 1, 2002, Executive Committee Meeting
May 21-22, 2002, Board Meetings
June 5, 2002, Executive Committee Meeting
June 18-19, 2002, Board Meeting

 

FY 2002 Systemwide and System Office Allocations
The Board of Trustees approved the FY 2002 Systemwide and System Office Allocations as shown on Attachment A (attached).

FY 2002 Institutional Allocations and FY 2002-2003 Tuition and Fees
The Board of Trustees approved the following:

 

  1. The Chancellor is requested to return to the October 2001 meeting of the Board of Trustees with a recommendation concerning presentation of a FY 2003 supplemental budget request to the Governor and the 2002 session of the Minnesota Legislature.
  2. The Chancellor is requested to review the Board policy and Chancellor's procedure concerning student consultation and advise the Board of any suggested improvement opportunities.
  3. The Chancellor is requested to consult with the presidents regarding the request of the statewide student associations to increase work-study wage rates in concert with tuition increases.
  4. The college and university FY 2002 allocations are shown in column "a" of Attachment C, as contained on page 177 of the July Board packet.
  5. The proposed tuition structure recommendations for FY 2002 as detailed on Attachment F1-F4, as contained on pages 183-188 of the July Board packet. The percentage impact of resident tuition rates 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 Summer Session or Fall Semester, 2001 at the discretion of the president. The Chancellor is authorized to approve tuition structures for new courses or programs proposed after this date and is requested to provide the Board with a summary of any approvals at the time FY 2003 tuition recommendations are presented to the Board. The Board continues the policy of market-driven tuition for closed enrollment courses, customized training, continuing education, distance learning and contract Postsecondary enrollment options programs.

 

Recommendation for Reporting Responsibilities - Board Staff
The Board of Trustees approved that the position of Executive Director/Board Secretary shall report to the Chancellor rather than the Board of Trustees. The change is effective July 18, 2001.

FY 2002 Audit Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the MnSCU Office of Internal Auditing annual audit plan for fiscal year 2002.

Minnesota State University Student Association FY 2002 Fee Proposal
The Board of Trustees endorsed the increase of the Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) fee to $ .39 per semester credit hour for the academic year 2001-2002, beginning with fall session 2001.

Winona State University Land Acquisition
The Board of Trustees approved the acquisition of 619 Main Street, Winona, Minnesota by Winona State University subject to the completion of due diligence requirements.

Hibbing Community College Student Housing Proposal
The Board of Trustees approved change for management of student housing at Hibbing Community College as presented herein, subject to review and approval of the management agreement by counsel.

North Hennepin Community College Land Transfer
The Board of Trustees approved the North Hennepin Community College land transfer, pending successful completion of the due diligence process.

Metropolitan State University Property Acquisition
The Board of Trustees approved the land acquisition request by Metropolitan State University

Bemidji State University/Northwest Technical College, Bemidji Technology Laboratory Building Schematic Design
The Board of Trustees approved the schematic design for Phase 1 of the Minnesota Institute for Integrated Learning, Emerging Technologies and Applied Research.

Program Closures: Alexandria Technical College, Central Lakes College, Century College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Rochester Community and Technical College, South Central College and Vermilion Community College
The Board of Trustees approved the requests of Alexandria Technical College, Central Lakes College, Century College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Rochester Community and Technical College, South Central College and Vermilion Community College to close designated programs. Program closure is effective July 18, 2001.

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