May 20 , 2009 | Board Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Appointment of Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
The Board of Trustees appointed Loretta M. Lamb as the vice chancellor for human resources effective July 1, 2009, subject to the completion of an employment agreement. The Board authorized the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board and the Chair of the Human Resources Committee, to negotiate and execute an employment agreement in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators.

Minnesota State College Faculty Bargaining Agreement
The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2009-2011 labor agreement with the Minnesota State College Faculty, and authorized the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.

Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty Bargaining Agreement
The Board of Trustees approved the terms of the 2009-2011 labor agreement with the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty, and authorized the Chancellor to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.

Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators
The Board of Trustees approved the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators for 2009-2011, and authorized the Chancellor and his designees to take all measures they deem appropriate to secure legislative approval to implement the plan.

Proposed Amendment to Board Policy 1A.2, Board of Trustees, Part 4, Officers of the Board
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Board Policy 1A.2, Board of Trustees, Part 4, Officers of the Board, Subpart B., Terms of Office.

South Central College Mission Approval
The Board of Trustees approved South Central College's vision, mission, purposes and array of awards.

Hibbing Community College Mission Approval
The Board of Trustees approved Hibbing Community College's vision, mission, goals, purposes and array of awards.

Minnesota State University Moorhead Mission Approval
The Board of Trustees approved Minnesota State University Moorhead's vision, mission, purposes and array of awards.

Proposed Partnership Between the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and the Archibald Bush Foundation
In order to educate and support effective teachers for Minnesota:

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees will partner with the Bush Foundation to support the design, development and commitment to programs that produce effective teachers. These teacher education programs will prepare and assure the sustained effectiveness of new teachers that graduate and teach in Minnesota classrooms.

The Chancellor will work with the participating universities and the Bush Foundation to develop a plan by the fall of 2009 that will include proposals for:

a) Measures of the effectiveness of the teacher education graduates.
b) Policies and procedures recommended to support effective teacher preparation programs.
c) Funding mechanisms and resources from the Board of Trustees that reward campuses for preparing and graduating effective teachers.
d) Key outcomes used to evaluate the success of the initiative.

The Chancellor and the Bush Foundation will regularly report progress and recommend next steps to the Board.

2010 Action Plan for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
The Board of Trustees approved the FY 2010 System Action Plan.

Revenue Fund Bond Sale
The Board of Trustees authorized a Revenue Fund bond sale of no more than $40,000,000 for projects totaling about $37,000,000 including advance design and subject to the parameters as presented in Appendix C. The Board of Trustees approved the Series Resolution as described in Appendix B. (See the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee's meeting materials, pp 48-82 for Appendix B and page 83 for Appendix C.)

Desire2Learn Contract Approval
The Board of Trustees approved renewing the current contract until August 31, 2012 between the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Desire2Learn for total expenditures not to exceed $3,200,000. The Board directed the Chancellor or his designee to execute all necessary documents.

Microsoft Contract Approval
The Board of Trustees approved execution of an agreement with Microsoft Corporation. The annual agreement is not to exceed a value of $1,500,000, with an option to renew for two additional years for a total value of $4,500,000. The Board directed the Chancellor or his designee to execute all necessary documents.

St. Cloud State University Facility Leases
The Board of Trustees approved entering into two separate, but coterminous, leases for an initial 10-year term each to lease student housing and a Welcome Center from the Wedum Foundation and/or its single-purpose limited liability corporation, with two consecutive five-year options to extend consistent with the business terms as contained in Attachment B and C of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee's meeting materials, pp. 30 and 31, subject to final approval by the Chancellor or his designee.

FY 2010 Meeting Calendar
The Board of Trustees approved the FY 2010 meeting calendar, as follows:

  • July 21 and 22, 2009: Committee and Annual Board Meetings
  • September 8 and 9, 2009: Committee and Board Meetings
  • October 20 and 21, 2009: Retreat, Rochester Community and Technical College
  • November 17 and 18, 2009: Committee and Board Meetings
  • January 19 and 20, 2010: Committee and Board Meetings
  • March 16 and 17, 2010: Committee and Board Meetings
  • April 20 and 21, 2010: Committee and Board Meetings
  • May 18 and 19, 2010: Committee and Board Meetings
  • June 15 and 16, 2010: Committee and Board Meetings
  • July 20 and 21, 2010: Committee and Annual Board Meetings

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