Wednesday, March 18, 1998 1:00 P.M.
Minnesota World Trade Center
International Hall, Fourth Floor
30 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota

  1. Call to Order
  2. Chair's Report: Michael Vekich

    *a. Approval of January 21, 1998, Meeting Minutes

    b. Approval of February 4, 1998, Meeting Minutes

    *c. Approval of February 5, 1998, Meeting Minutes

    *d. Approval of December 16, 1997, Ad Hoc Committee on Legislative Planning Meeting Minutes

    e. Report of Executive Committee Meetings of February 2, 1998, and March 2, 1998

  3. Trustee Reports:
  4. Chancellor's Report: Morrie Anderson
    a. Appointment of President of Fergus Falls Community College
  5. *Chancellor's Consent Agenda
  6. Joint Council of Student Associations
  7. MCCFA, IFO, and UTCE: Joint Opportunity to Address the Board
  8. Board Standing Committee Reports

    a. Facilities Committee, Robert Erickson, Chair

    1. *Review of Delegation Principles (Second Reading)
    2. Deferred Maintenance, ADA, and OSHA Survey Plan
    3. Capital Improvements Projects Status Report
    4. Presentation of Campus Master Plan/Normandale Community College

    b. Joint Fiscal Policy & Facilities Committees

    Archie D. Chelseth and Robert Erickson, Co-chairs

    1. *Debt Management Guidelines 1998-2007 (Second Reading)

    c. Fiscal Policy Committee, Archie D. Chelseth, Chair

    1. *MnSCU Reserves Policy (Second Reading)
    2. *Revenue Fund FY1999 Spending Plan (Second Reading)
    3. Review of Delegation Principles

    d. Audit Committee, Nancy Brataas, Chair

    1. Follow-up Office of the Legislative Auditor's Information System Security Review
    2. Proposal of FY1998 Information Systems Audit
    3. Audit Committee Training Program

    e. Personnel Policy Committee, David Erickson, Chair

    1. Administrative Salary Survey
    2. 403B Update

    f. Educational Policy Committee, Christine Fritsche, Chair

    1. *Program Approval: BA, Gerontology, Moorhead State University
    2. *Program Approval: Multi-Media Specialist, AAS, Hibbing Community College, a Technical and Community College
    3. *Program Approval: Internet Media Technology, AAS and Diploma, Northwest Technical College and University of Minnesota-Crookston
    4. *Closure of Academic Programs: Mankato State University
      • English Language and Literature, General MS
      • German Language Teacher Education MS
      • Open Studies AS
      • Physics, General MA
      • Social Sciences MS
      • Business Administration BS
    5. Policies (First Reading)
      • Proposed MnSCU Policy 3.21 Undergraduate Credit Transfer
      • Proposed Amendment to MnSCU Policy 3.6 Student Conduct
    6. Academic Program Suspension - Mankato State University
      • Master Business Administration
    7. Academic Program Suspension - Moorhead State University
      • French Language Teacher Education BS
      • German Language Teacher Education BS
      • German Language and Literature BA
      • French Language and Literature BA
    8. Academic Excellence Report
    9. International Education Conference, Stanley Foundation
    10. Metro Plan Update

    g. Joint Fiscal Policy & Educational Policy Committees

    1. Tuition Policy Discussion
    2. FY2000-FY2001 Allocation Model Development
    3. FY2000-FY2001 Biennial Budget Development Timeline

    h. Board Operations Committee, Dennis Dotson, Chair

    1. Trustee Use of Computer Technology
    2. Work Plan
  9. **Requests by Individuals to Address the Board
    Procedures to address the board are defined below.
  10. Other Business
    Closed session to discuss status of contract negotiations with IFO, MCCFA, and UTCE pursuant to Minnesota Statute §471.705, subd. 1a (1996) (Minnesota Open Meeting Law) March 18, 1998, at end of public meeting.
  11. Adjournment

*Denotes Action Item

**Requests to address the Board must be submitted in writing to staff. Request forms are available at the board meeting (additional materials are placed on a table located near the entrance of the meeting room). If you wish to address an agenda item, clearly identify the item on your request form. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member for assistance.