Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Board of Trustees

December 7, 2005

Board Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Approval of Inter Faculty Organization Bargaining Agreement
The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2005-2007 labor agreement with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO), and authorized the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.

Approval of the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty Bargaining Agreement
The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2005-2007 labor agreement with Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF), and authorized the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.

Approval of Chancellor's Salary
The Board of Trustees approved a base salary increase of 3.75 percent for Chancellor James H. McCormick effective July 1, 2005, and authorized the Board Chair to renegotiate the Employment Agreement with the Chancellor to:

1. Extend his employment agreement for a period of up to 12 months beyond its current end date of July 31, 2008.

2. Effective for the extension period in #1, above, provide a resignation notice period of not less than nine months nor greater than 12 months. The Chancellor shall be eligible for severance benefits in accordance with the current agreement regardless of whether he chooses to extend his employment beyond July 31, 2008.

3. Make modifications needed to implement the authorized changes.

2006 Supplemental Operating Budget Request
The Board of Trustees approved the 2006 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities supplemental operating budget request for transmittal to the Department of Finance and strongly urges the State of Minnesota to support the request. The Chancellor is requested to provide periodic updates on the progress of the budget through the executive and legislative branch review and approval process.

The total request for $31.5 million includes: $10 million for energy utilities supplement; $15 million for critical infrastructure and security, $3 million for Centers of Excellence - Biosciences and $3.5 million for a global initiative.

Amendments to Board Policies: 5.14 - Procurement and Contracts; 6.5 - Capital Program and 6.7 - Real Estate Transactions
The Board of Trustees approved amending Board Policy 5.14, Procurement and Contracts, Board Policy 6.5, Capital Program Planning, and Board Policy 6.7, Real Estate Transactions.

Proposed Policy 3.32 College Faculty Credentialing to Include Repeal of Policies 3.9 Licensure of Faculty Requiring a License and 4.3 Designation of Assigned Fields/Designated Assignments and Minimum Qualifications for Faculty
The Board of Trustees approved Policy 3.32 College Faculty Credentialing effective July 1, 2006 and the repeal of Policies 3.9 Licensure of Faculty Requiring a License and the repeal of 4.3 Designation of Assigned Fields/Designated Assignments and Minimum Qualifications for Faculty effective July 1, 2006.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.1, Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Policy 3.1 Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.6, Student Conduct
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Policy 3.6 Student Conduct.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.8, Student Grievance
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Policy 3.8 Student Grievance.

Governor's Executive Order on Energy Conservation Measures
The Board of Trustees approved the following motion: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the student associations agree to abide by the Governor's executive order providing for energy conversation measures for state-owned buildings.

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