Wednesday, September 20, 2000 - 12:30 p.m.
Minnesota World Trade Center
Fourth Floor, International Hall
30 East 7th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota

  1. Call to Order

  2. Chair's Report: Michael Vekich
    *a. Approval of Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting of July 19, 2000
    * b. Approval of Meeting Calendar 2000-2001
    *c. Election of Officers
    d. Report of the Executive Committee Meeting of September 6, 2000
    • Amendments to Board Policy 1A.2 Pertaining to Election of Officers (First Reading)
  3. Trustee Reports
  4. Chancellor's Report: Morris J. Anderson

  5. Executive Director/Board Secretary's Report: Penny Harris Reynen

  6. Joint Council of Student Associations

  7. MnSCU Bargaining Units

  8. Consent Agenda
    All matters listed under Consent Agenda will be enacted by one motion in the form listed below. Any trustee may request that an item or items be removed from the Consent Agenda for independent consideration.

    a. Program Approval: Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education, Bemidji State University
    b. Program Approval: Certificate, Fire Suppression Technician, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Marshall Center
    c. Program Closures: Central Lakes College; Century College; Laurentian Community and Technical College; Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Northwest Technical College; Rainy River Community College; Riverland Community College; Rochester Community and Technical College; and Winona State University
  9. Board Standing Committee Reports

    Finance/Facilities Policy Committee - Robert Erickson, Chair

    Facilities, Dennis Dotson, Vice Chair

    1. Northland Community and Technical College Schematic Design (First Reading)
    2. Revenue Fund Reinvestment Program
    3. Capital Improvement Projects Quarterly Status Report
    4. Ridgewater Community and Technical College Facilities Master Plan
    5. Minnesota West Community and Technical College Facilities Master Plan

      Finance, Daniel Coborn, Vice Chair
    6. Finance/Facilities Committee Work Plan (First Reading)
    7. FY 2002-2003 Biennial Budget Request
    8. FY 2002 Allocation Framework-Implementation
    9. FY 1998 National Peer Analysis
    10. FY 2000 Board Operating Budget Update

    b. Educational Policy Committee - Jim Luoma, Chair

    1. Academic and Student Affairs Update
    2. Rochester Community and Technical College Presentation
    3. Metro Alliance Update
    4. Program Suspensions: Hennepin Technical College; Lake Superior College; Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Rainy River Community College; Laurentian District Vermilion Community College; Northwest Technical College; Riverland Community College; St. Paul Technical College; South Central College; Winona State University; and Southwest State University
    5. The IBM/Rochester Community and Technical College Partnership Project Close-out Report
    6. Program Reinstatements: Hennepin Technical College and Minnesota West Community and Technical College
    7. Proposed Amendment to Board Policy 3.9 Licensure of Faculty Requiring A License (First Reading)

    c. Audit Committee - Andrew Boss, Chair

    1. Policy on Fraudulent and other Dishonest Acts (First Reading)
    2. Financial Reporting Update
    3. Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program Update

    d. Personnel Policy Committee - Nancy Brataas, Chair

    1. *Amendment to Employment Agreement between MnSCU Board of Trustees and Chancellor
    2. Relocation of Board Policy 4.13, Expense Allowances (First Reading)
    3. Labor Relations Update
  10. **Requests by Individuals to Address the Board
    Procedures to address the board are defined below.

  11. Other Business

  12. Adjournment

*Denotes Action Item

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***All hand-outs to the Board must be submitted in advance of the meeting.


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