Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Board of Trustees

January 22, 2004 Board Meeting
Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Minnesota State College Faculty Contract Approval

The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2003-2005 labor agreement with Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF), and authorizes the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board (view board action item).

Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty

The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2003-2005 labor agreement with the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF), and authorizes the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board (view board action item).

Resolution in Recognition of the Brown v. Board of Education's 50th Anniversary

The Board of Trustees approved the following resolution (view board action item):

Whereas, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System comprises 32 colleges and universities that provide the preferred pathway to education opportunities throughout the State of Minnesota; and

Whereas, the year 2004 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision - a landmark for equity in public education; and Whereas, the Brown decision forever changed the long-standing separate-but-equal practices of many public education institutions, including post-secondary colleges and universities; and

Whereas, the Board of Trustees recognizes that many states struggle with removing the vestiges of segregation in education, including reducing and removing the continuing gap in learning achievement for racial and ethnic minority children in K-12 education; and

Whereas, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System's mission is to provide the diverse citizens of Minnesota the benefits of high-quality, accessible, future-oriented higher education; and

Whereas, the Board of Trustees recognizes that the character of public education at all levels is one based upon principles of equity, quality and shared responsibility of citizens to work to ensure equal opportunity and access for all;

Therefore, be it resolved on the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, that we, the Board of Trustees for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, are pleased to join with the Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges to add our combined and unwavering commitment to providing equal access to higher education; and

Be it further resolved, that we call to action all colleges and universities to ensure learning equity for all students through institutional, political, personal, and civic engagement.

Proposed Amendment to Board Policy 6.4, Facilities Planning

The Board of Trustees approved the proposed amendment to Policy 6.4 Facilities management.

College and University Strategic Profile Presentations to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees approved the proposed template for college and university presentations to the Board on the results of integrated planning (view board action item).