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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
10 a.m.

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

Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Dr. Robert Antonucci, President, Fitchburg State University

  3. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES

  4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS

  5. COMMISSIONER’S REMARKS

  6. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION'S REMARKS

  7. REPORTS FROM PRESIDENTS

  8. REPORT FROM STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

  9. MOTIONS

    1. Board of Higher Education

      Presidential Appointments and Related Matters

      BHE 11-03
      Massachusetts College of Art and Design Presidential Appointment

      BHE 11-04
      Creation of an Ad Hoc Task Force of the Board of Higher Education (BHE) on Presidential Compensation

      BHE 11-05
      Name Change of Northern Essex Community College Technology Center to Honor President David Hartleb

    2. Academic Affairs Committee

      New Degree Programs

      AAC 11-18
      Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 11-14 through 11-17 on a Consent Agenda:

      • AAC 11-14
        University of Massachusetts Boston Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental and Brain Sciences (DBS) and Master of Science in Developmental and Brain Sciences
      • AAC 11-15
        University of Massachusetts Boston Master of Arts in Applied Economics
      • AAC 11-16
        Springfield College Doctor of Psychology
      • AAC 11-17
        Western New England College Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management

      Name Change

      AAC 11-19
      Western New England College Name Change

      Revocation of Degree-Granting Authority of Defunct Institutions

      AAC 11-23
      Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 11-20 through 11-22 on a Consent Agenda:

      • AAC 11-20
        Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Central New England College of Technology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • AAC 11-21
        Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of McIntosh College, Inc. in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • AAC 11-22
        Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Southern New England School of Law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      Admission Standards

      AAC 11-24
      Increasing Mathematics Requirement of Admission Standards

    3. Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy Committee

      Financial Aid Programs

      FAAP 11-02
      Approval of Fiscal Year 2012 Cash Grant Awards

      FAAP 11-01
      Approval of Fiscal Year 2012 Need-Based Tuition Waiver Awards

      FAAP 11-27
      Adoption of Amended Guidelines for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program

  10. PRESENTATION

    Vision Project Preview: Workforce Alignment
    David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development, and Dr. Jonathan Keller, Associate Commissioner for Research, Planning, and Information Systems

  11. OTHER BUSINESS

  12. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

    The Board may reserve one-half hour at the end of the agenda of its regular meetings for public participation. Individuals seeking to speak to the Board should so inform the Commissioner's Office in writing, setting forth the purpose for which they seek to speak, at least 24 hours before the relevant meeting. The Chairperson shall determine whether said individuals shall be permitted to speak and, if so, for how long they may speak on the designated topic. The Chairperson may exercise discretion to waive the notice requirement set forth above and invite an individual(s) present at the meeting to address the Board.

  13. ADJOURNMENT

The above listings of matters before the Board of Higher Education are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair of the Board to be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items, not listed, may also be brought up for discussion, to the extent such is permitted by law.


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