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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
10 a.m.

Where:
Middlesex Community College
Federal Building, Assembly Room
50 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA
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Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Dr. Carole A. Cowan, President, Middlesex Community College

  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. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MOTIONS

    1. AAC 12-08 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 12-01 through 12-07 on a Consent Agenda
      • AAC 12-01 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
        Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
      • AAC 12-02 University of Massachusetts Amherst
        Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Spanish and the Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Portuguese
      • AAC 12-03 University of Massachusetts Amherst
        Master of Public Policy
      • AAC 12-04 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
        Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Applied Science and the Master of Science in Engineering and Applied Science
      • AAC 12-05 University of Massachusetts Lowell
        Master of Science in Autism Studies
      • AAC 12-07 Western New England University
        LL.M in Closely-Held Businesses
    2. AAC 12-12 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 12-09 through 12-11 on a Consent Agenda
      • AAC 12-09 Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Aquinas College, Inc in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • AAC 12-10 Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Chamberlayne Junior College in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • AAC 12-11 Board Revocation of the Degree Granting Authority of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  10. FISCAL AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE MOTIONS

    1. FAAP 12-09 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 12-01 through 12-08 on a Consent Agenda
      • FAAP 12-01 Approval of MSCBA Construction of New Residence Hall, Bridgewater State University
      • FAAP 12-02 Approval of MSCBA Construction of New Residence Hall, Westfield State University
      • FAAP 12-03 Approval of MSCBA Renovation of Hammond Campus Center, Fitchburg State University
      • FAAP 12-04 Approval of MSCBA Construction of Fitness and Recreation Center, Salem State University
      • FAAP 12-05 Approval of MSCBA Renovation of Ely Campus Center, Westfield State University
      • FAAP 12-06 Approval of MSCBA Renovation of Center for Design and Media, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
      • FAAP 12-07 Approval of MSCBA Residence Hall System-Wide Renewal and Adaptation
      • FAAP 12-08 Approval of MSCBA Revenue Bond Refunding

  11. BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION MOTIONS

    1. BHE 12-01 Berkshire Community College Interim Presidential Appointment

  12. PRESENTATION

    Fall 2011 Early Enrollment Report
    Dr. Jonathan Keller, Associate Commissioner for Research, Planning, and Information Systems

    Community College Department of Labor Grant Update
    Mr. William Hart, Executive Officer, Massachusetts Community Colleges
    President Wayne Burton, North Shore Community College
    President Gail Carberry, Quinsigamond Community College
    Mr. Dale Allen, Quinsigamond Community College

    Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Presentation
    Aundrea Kelley, Deputy Commissioner for P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives
    Mr. Robert Bickerton, Associate Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

  13. OTHER BUSINESS

  14. 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.

  15. 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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