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Fourth Floor, International Hall
30 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota

  1. Call to Order

  2. Chair's Report: Mary Choate
    a. Presentation of Gifts to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

  3. Lakota Ceremonial Shirt
  4. Bookcase Designed and Crafted by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  5. *b. Board Approval of Honorary Memberships
    c. Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting of December 18, 2002
    d. Report of the Executive Committee Meeting of January 8, 2003

  6. Trustee Reports

  7. Chancellor's Comments: James McCormick
    a. Chancellor's Quarterly Report

  8. Joint Council of Student Associations

  9. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Bargaining Units

  10. 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. Transfer of Facilities to the Revenue Fund
    b. Northwest Technical College Reorganization

  11. Board Standing Committee Reports

    a. Finance/Facilities Policy Committee - Andrew Boss, Chair

    1.  FY 2004 Revenue Fund Fees and Spending Plan (First Reading)
    2. FY 2004-2009 Capital Budget Update
    3. Hibbing Community Campus Master Plan
    4. FY 2002 Audited Financial Statements

    b. Human Resources Policy Committee, Ivan Dusek , Chair

    1. Personnel Implications of the Budget Forecast
    c. Technology Committee, Lew Moran, Chair
    1. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Information Technology Infrastructure Planning
    2. The Johnson Center for Virtual Reality at Pine Technical College
    d. Educational Policy Committee, Will Antell, Chair
    1. Academic and Student Affairs Update
    2. Postsecondary Planning: A Joint Report
    3. Accountability Report to the Minnesota Legislature
    4. Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.12, Academic Program Suspension and Reinstatement; to Include Deletion of Policy 3.13, Academic Program Closure and Amendment to Policy 3.14, Program Approval (First Reading)
    5. Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.17, Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (First Reading)
    e. Advancement Committee, Robert Hoffman, Chair
    1. State Legislative Session
    2. Legislative Session Public Relations Plan
    3. Gifts and Grants Report
    4. Federal Relations Update
  12. **Requests by Individuals to Address the Board
    Procedures to address the board are defined below.

  13. Other Business

  14. 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.

***All handouts to the Board must be submitted in advance of the meeting.


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