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Board of Higher Education Meeting: June 25, 2008

When: Friday, November 21, 2008: 9 a.m. Executive Session; 10 a.m. Open Session

Where: Fitchburg State College, Hammond Building, Main Lounge (2nd Floor), 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA

Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. EXECUTIVE SESSION

  3. WELCOME
    Dr. Robert Antonucci, President, Fitchburg State College

  4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES

  5. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS

  6. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION'S REMARKS

  7. COMMISSIONER’S REMARKS

  8. REPORT FROM COMMISSIONER SEARCH TASK FORCE

  9. REPORTS FROM PRESIDENTS

  10. ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY MOTIONS

    1. AAC 09-03  University of Massachusetts Boston—Bachelor of Arts in Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings
    2. AAC 09-04  Change in Community College Student Success Indicator
    3. AAC 09-05  Task Force on 21st Century Skills

  11. PRESENTATION

    Massachusetts Regional Workforce Strategies Initiative

    Nancy Snyder, Commonwealth Corporation

  12. FISCAL AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY MOTIONS

    1. FAAP 09-07  MSCBA Project Approval Motions, FAAP 09-02 through FAAP 09-06, on a Consent Agenda
      1. FAAP 09-02  MSCBA Project Approval—Framingham State College
      2. FAAP 09-03  MSCBA Project Approval—Massachusetts College of Art and Design
      3. FAAP 09-04  MSCBA Project Approval—Salem State College
      4. FAAP 09-05  MSCBA Project Approval—Worcester State College
      5. FAAP 09-06  MSCBA Project Approval—Residence Hall Renewal and Adaption
    2. FAAP 09-08  Math and Science Scholarship Guidelines
    3. FAAP 09-09  Amended Guidelines for the Adopted Children Tuition Waiver Program
    4. FAAP 09-10  Amended Guidelines for the Foster Children Tuition Waiver Program
    5. FAAP 09-11  FY2010 Budget Request

  13. POLICY UPDATES

    Student Transfer

    Jonathan Keller, Associate Commissioner for Research, Planning, and Information Systems
    Francesca Purcell, Associate Commissioner for Academic and P-16 Policy


  14. PRESENTATION

    GEAR UP Program

    Robert Dais, Director of GEAR UP Massachusetts

  15. DISCUSSION ITEM

    Approaches to Increasing FAFSA Completion Rates

  16. OTHER BUSINESS

  17. OPEN FORUM

  18. ADJOURNMENT

 


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