1A.1 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Organization and Administration - History

Board Policies
Chapter 1 - System Organization and Administration
Section A - System & Office Operations

Date of Adoption: 8/12/92
Date of Implementation: 8/12/92
Date of Last Review: 1/29/20

Date & Subject of Amendments:

01/25/23 – technical change replaced the title executive director of internal auditing with chief audit officer.

01/29/20 - Organized the definitions in Part 3 in alphabetical order, added the definition of pilot and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, replaced the definition of system with a reference to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities definition, replaced system and MNSCU with Minnesota State, added information on pilots in Part 6, Subparts C and E, and applied the new writing and formatting standards.

01/25/17 - Amended to rename "guidelines" to "operating instructions" in an effort to clarify that compliance is mandatory.

11/18/14 - Amended Part 2, updating the board’s vision and mission statements to reflect the board’s adoption of the strategic framework. Amended Part 6, Subpart E to clarify that system procedures will be made available electronically in the same manner as board policies. Amended Part 6, Subpart I to eliminate the need to print paper copies of policy and procedures and to include language requiring that the board be given notice when a policy or procedure has been published.

11/16/11 - Effective 1/1/12, the Board of Trustees amends all board policies to change the term "Office of the Chancellor" to "system office," and to make necessary related grammatical changes.

06/21/06 - Part 2, Subpart A and B were amended to include the revised vision and mission statements which were approved in January as part of the 2006-2010 system strategic plan, Designing the Future. Part 6, Subpart C was amended to support the Board of Trustees recently approved meeting schedule.

3/22/06 - Amended Part 2, Subpart B to support the system's new authority to offer applied doctoral degrees. Amended Part 6, Subpart H to adjust the review period for polices from three to five years.

5/21/03 - Amended Part 3 - Subpart C to include vice chancellors, Subpart D - in accordance with mission and philosophy, Added Subparts E and F, New Subpart I to include Board of Trustees and system, Added Subpart J and M
Amended Part 6 - Added new Subpart B, New Subpart C added note on technical changes, Added Subpart F, G, H, and I.
Amended Part 7 - Changed title from Code of Conduct and Ethics, Deleted Subpart A Code of Conduct and Subpart B Ethics, Changed Subpart C to Subpart A.

01/17/01 - Amended Part 2 - updates the Mission and Vision Statements to match what the Board approved by action item on May 17, 2000.

12/16/98 - Amended the entire policy (some of the deleted information below was moved to other polices). Changed the name from Governing Board Operating Procedures; Added Part 2, Vision and Mission Statements; Added Definitions Subpart B-I to Part 3; Deleted Membership information; Added Part 4 Legal Base, Deleted Powers and Duties information; Added Part 5, Rules and Procedures; Deleted Officers of the Board; Added Part 6, Board Policies and System Procedures; Deleted Standing Committees of the Board; Added Part 7, Code of Conduct and Ethics; Deleted Meetings of the Board; Deleted Parts 8-10

9/18/98 - Amended Parts 5 and 6, reducing the number of standing committees from 7 to 5 and to reduce the number of joint meetings of standing committees.

6/18/97 - Amended Part 5, Subp. C appoints members as ex-officio members to all committees

4/23/97 - Amended Part 6, Subp. F &G requiring consultation with the board chair to schedule meetings

5/15/96 - General Revision and Per Diem Expense

11/15/95 - Amended Part 5 title, and Subparts F, G, H, I, J and added Subpart K (Audit Committee) and Subpart L (Board Operations Committee)

6/20/95 - Added Subpart B to Part 7 (Delegation of Authority)

5/16/95 - Amended Part 5, Subparts B, C; Part 6, Subparts B, D

4/24/95 - Restructured policy manual changed from articles to parts

1/18/95 - Amended Article IV, Section E

11/15/94 - Added Article V, Section L

10/18/94 - Amended Article IV, Sections C, D, E

9/20/94 - Amended Articles II and III

6/21/94 - Amended Article V, Section A (Board policy superseded by Minnesota Open Meeting Law)

1/18/94 - Amended Article IV, Sections G, H, I, J

11/16/93 - Added Article IV, Sections H, I, J

10/19/93 - Added Article IV, Section G, Amended Article IV, Section F

7/20/93 - Added Article IV, Section F