July 16, 2003 Board Meeting Summary

World Trade Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING


Election of Officers

The Board of Trustees elected Jim A. Luoma as chair, Robert Hoffman as vice chair, and Anne Curme Shaw as treasurer. Officers serve for one-year terms effective August 1, 2003.

Proposed FY 2004 Meeting Calendar

The Board of Trustees adopted the FY 2004 meeting calendar as follows:

 

August, 2003, No Meetings
September 3, 2003, Executive Committee Meeting
September 16-17, 2003, Board Meeting
October 1, 2003, Executive Committee Meeting
October 21-22, 2003, Board Meeting
November, 2003, No Meetings
December 3, 2003, Executive Committee Meeting
December 16-17, 2003, Board Meeting
January 7, 2004, Executive Committee Meeting
January 21-22, 2004, Board Meeting
February, 2004, No Meetings
March 3, 2004, Executive Committee Meeting
March 16-17, 2004, Board Meeting
April 7, 2004, Executive Committee Meeting
April 20-21, 2004, Board Meeting
May 5, 2004, Executive Committee Meeting
May 18-19, 2004, Board Meetings
June 2, 2004, Executive Committee Meeting
June 15-16, 2004, Board Meeting
July 7, 2004, Executive Committee
July 20-21, 2004, Annual Board Meeting

 

FY 2004-2005 Operating Budget Including Tuition and Fees

The Board of Trustees took the following action on the FY 2004-2005 Operating Budget Including Tuition and Fees:

 

  1. Adopt the annual total operating budget and general fund budget for FY2004 and FY2005 in Tables 3 and 5.
  2. Approve the proposed tuition structure recommendations for FY2004 and FY2005 as detailed on attachment A-1, A-2, A-3 and A-4. 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 nonresident and off campus rates.

    The tuition increase is effective Summer Session or Fall Semester, 2003 at the discretion of the president. The Chancellor is authorized to approve tuition structures for new courses or programs proposed after Board passage and is requested to provide the Board with a summary of any approvals when the next tuition recommendations are presented to the Board. The Board continues the policy of market-driven tuition for closed enrollment courses, customized training, non-credit instruction, continuing education, distance learning and contract postsecondary enrollment option programs.

    Approving a FY2005 tuition rate is the initial phase of a two year consultation process. Phase one of the consultation process is the approval of the FY2005 tuition rates, which will allow students, families and institutions to make informed financial decisions two years into the future. Phase two of the consultation process will occur in the upcoming year as colleges and universities engage in a comprehensive student consultation process for the FY2005 budget. Consistent with their normal budget process, colleges and universities, along with their campus constituents, will have the opportunity to review all aspects of the institutional budget, including tuition level, for FY2005. The colleges and universities will be able to return to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees in Spring 2004 if adjustments are necessary in light of changing budget parameters, such as compensation costs, emerging campus priorities, and the feedback from the comprehensive student consultation.
  3. Concurs with the Chancellor's direction on the reserves policy -- the Chancellor's approval is required for an institution's reserve to fall below 3% of revenue. The Chancellor will report to the Board on the conditions of the reserve balances.
  4. Adopt the changes of the fee maximums as detailed in Attachment B.

 

Mission Approval: Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

The Board of Trustees approved the request by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to approve its vision, proposed mission, purposes and array of awards.

Gift of Real Property - Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

The Board of Trustees accepted the modular building gift from the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe, subject to due diligence review, including but not limited to environmental, health and safety, and building codes for its intended use. The Board of Trustees gratefully acknowledged the generous gift from the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation Board.

Bemidji State University Real Property Acquisition

The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor and Bemidji State University to enter into an agreement with the Bemidji State University Foundation to acquire, within five years of the date hereof and for the purchase price of no more than $1.9 million, that portion of the old Bemidji High School Campus should the Bemidji State University Foundation acquire said property consistent with the proposed that will be submitted to the School Board of Independent School District #31. The approval is subject to the completion of all necessary due diligence requirements and the approval of all documents by the Attorney General's Office.

Gift of Real Property, Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena

The Board of Trustees accepted the gift from the City of Wadena to Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena Campus, subject to the required due diligence review which includes, but is not limited to environmental, health, safety issues, title opinion, zoning restrictions, and approval from the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. On behalf of the Minnesota State colleges and Universities, the Board of Trustees gratefully acknowledged the gift of real property from the City of Wadena to the State of Minnesota.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Student Housing Proposal

The Board of Trustees approved a one year trial period for student housing at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls.

Policy 5.22 Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources Policy

The Board of Trustees adopted proposed policy 5.22 Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources.

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