June 21, 2006

Board Meeting Summary

Wells Fargo Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota

THIS SUMMARY IS NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Chancellor's Assessment
The Board of Trustees approved a salary increase of five percent (5%) for Chancellor James H. McCormick effective July 1, 2006, and authorized the Board Chair to renegotiate and execute the Employment Agreement with the Chancellor to:

  • Extend his employment agreement for a period of up to 12 months beyond its current end date of July 31, 2009.
  • Effective for the extension period in #1, above, provide a resignation notice period of not less than nine months nor greater than 12months. The Chancellor shall be eligible for severance benefits in accordance with the current agreement regardless of whether he chooses to extend his employment beyond July 31, 2009.
  • Made modifications needed to implement the authorized changes.

Presidential Emeritus Status
Upon the recommendation of Chancellor James H. McCormick, the Board of Trustees conferred emeritus status upon Joan B. Volkmuth, President of St. Cloud Technical College, effective upon her retirement on June 30, 2006.

FY 2007 Tuition and Fee Adjustments
The Board of Trustees approved the proposed tuition and fee adjustments as shown on Attachments: 1. out-of-state tuition; 2. fee maximum changes for technology and health services; and 3. program/course tuition rates on pages 174-185 of the June 20-21, 2006, Board meeting materials.

Action Plan Measurables
The Board of Trustees accepted the Action Plan measures included in the June 19 Action Plan with the addition that the following measure will include a target: Continue and expand awards of excellence or other initiatives that promote excellence in student learning or reward institutions, faculty, administrators and staff for innovations that advance excellence and efficiency.

Proposed FY 2007 Board Operating Budget
Upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees approved the FY 2007 Board Operating Budget of $267,913.

Fiscal Year 2007 Internal Audit Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the Office of Internal Auditing annual audit plan for the fiscal year 2007.

Rochester Community and Technical College Capital Project
The Board of Trustees approved the capital project to construct an artificial turf football/soccer field, stadium and winter bubble on the campus of Rochester Community and Technical College.

Century College Surplus Real Property Disposition
The Board of Trustees revoked the 9.17 acre Truck Driver Training and Motorcycle course at Century College from the surplus designation to allow the college to pursue a long-term lease and training partnership with Federal Express.

Proposed Policy 3.34 Academic Semester Start Dates
The Board of Trustees approved the proposed policy 3.34 Academic Semester Start Dates.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 1A.1 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Organization and Administration
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Policy 1A.1 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Organization and Administration.

Proposed Amendment to Policy 1B.1 Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity
The Board of Trustees approved the amendment to Policy 1B.1 Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity Policy.

Proposed Amendments to Board Policies 5.9, Biennial and Operating Budget Planning and Administration Including Revenue Fund; 6.5, Capital Program Planning; 7.6, Business Activities; and 7.7, Gifts and Grants Acceptance
The Board of Trustees approved the amendments to Board Policy 5.9, Biennial and Operating Budget Planning and Administration Including Revenue Fund; Board Policy 6.5, Capital Program Planning; Board Policy 7.6, Business Activities and; Board Policy 7.7, Gifts and Grants Acceptance

Proposed Amendments to Board Policies 5.14, Procurement and Contracts; 6.6 Facilities Maintenance and Repair Including Revenue Fund Facilities; 6.7, Real Estate Transactions and 7.1, Finance and Administrative Authority of Board, Chancellor and Presidents
The Board of Trustees approved the amendments to Board Policy 5.14, Procurement and Contracts; 6.6, Facilities Maintenance and Repair Including Revenue Fund Activities; 6.7, Real Estate Transactions; and 7.1, Finance and Administrative Authority of Board, Chancellor and Presidents.

Network Neutrality
The Board of Trustees joined its higher education colleagues at Educause and others in expressing its support for the principles of network neutrality in order to further the strategic goals of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

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