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

  1. Call to Order

  2. Chair's Report: Mary Choate
    a. Greetings from Governor Sukeshiro Terata, Akita Prefectural Government, Japan
    b. Presentation of TIAA CREF's Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence Award to Minneapolis Community and Technical College for its Urban Teacher Program
    c. Recognition of Steve Frantz for Service as Retreat Facilitator
    d. Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting of January 23, 2003
    e. Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting of February 20, 2003
    f. Report of the Executive Committee Meeting of March 5, 2003

  3. Trustee Reports

  4. Chancellor's Comments: James McCormick

  5. Joint Council of Student Associations

  6. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Bargaining Units

  7. 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. System Graphic Identity
    b. Approval of Legislative Initiative by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to Offer Baccalaureate Degree

  8. Board Standing Committee Reports

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

    1. *FY 2004 Revenue Fund Fees and Spending Plan (Second Reading)
    2. Normandale Community Campus Master Plan
    3. FY 2003 Systemwide Budget Solution
    4. FY 2004-2005 Budget Outlook

    b. Advancement Committee, Robert Hoffman, Chair

    1. Draft Policy on Board of Trustees Code of Conduct (First Reading)
    2. Proposed Amendments to Policy 1A.1. Board of Trustees Policy on Policies (First Reading)
    3. Legislative Update
    4. Alumni Report
    5. Public Affairs Update
    6. Federal Relations Update
    c. Educational Policy Committee, Will Antell, Chair
    1. Academic and Student Affairs Update
    2. *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 (Second Reading)
    3. *Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.17 Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (Second Reading)
    4. Proposed Amendment to Policy 3.5 Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program (First Reading)
    5. Teacher Education Delivery in Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
    6. Transfer Data and Discipline/Department Articulation Council Presentation
    d. Joint Meeting of the Educational Policy and Technology Committees, Will Antell and Lew Moran, Co-Chairs
    1. Minnesota Online Overview
    2. Minnesota Digital Learning Plan Overview
  9. **Requests by Individuals to Address the Board
    Procedures to address the board are defined below.

  10. Other Business

  11. Adjournment

*Denotes Action Item

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


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