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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
10 a.m.

Where:
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Bay State Conference Center
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Admiral Richard Gurnon, President, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

  3. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES

  4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS

  5. COMMISSIONER’S REMARKS

  6. SECRETARY'S REMARKS

  7. REPORTS FROM PRESIDENTS

  8. REPORT FROM STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

  9. BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION MOTIONS

    1. BHE 11-07 Vision Project: Working Group on Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Phase Two Report and Data
      Preview
    2. BHE 11-08 MassBay Community College Presidential Appointment

  10. PRESENTATION

    Task Force on Collaboration and Efficiency Report
    Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, President, Bridgewater State University

  11. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MOTIONS

    1. AAC 11-41 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 11-34 through 11-40 on a Consent Agenda
      • AAC 11-34 Mount Wachusett Community College Certificate in Dental Assisting
      • AAC 11-35 University of Massachusetts Amherst Master of Science in Sustainability Science
      • AAC 11-36 University of Massachusetts Boston Ph.D. in Counseling and School Psychology
      • AAC 11-37 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • AAC 11-38 University of Massachusetts Lowell Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies
      • AAC 11-39 University of Massachusetts Lowell Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies
      • AAC 11-40 University of Massachusetts Lowell Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice and Criminology
    2. AAC 11-46 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 11-42 through 11-45 on a Consent Agenda
      • AAC 11-42 Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Lenox Institute of Water Technology, Inc. in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • AAC 11-43 Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Southern Vermont College in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • AAC 11-44 Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Wang Institute of Graduate Studies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • AAC 11-45 Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    3. AAC 11-47 Framingham State University Commonwealth Honors Program
    4. AAC 11-48 Massachusetts College of Art and Design Specialty College Performance Report

  12. FISCAL AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE MOTIONS

    1. FAAP 11-28 Acceptance of Daniel Dennis ARRA Audit
    2. FAAP 11-29 Acceptance of the Optional Retirement Audit Report by the Segal Company

  13. BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION MOTIONS

    1. BHE 11-09 Vision Project: Working Group on Graduation and Student Success Rates Final Report
    2. BHE 11-10 Delegation of Summer Authority

  14. PRESENTATION

    Commissioner’s FY11 Wrap-Up

    Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, Department of Higher Education

  15. OTHER BUSINESS

  16. 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.

  17. 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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