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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
10 a.m.

Where:
Greenfield Community College
Dining Commons
One College Drive
Greenfield, MA
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Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Dr. Robert L. Pura, President, Greenfield 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. MOTIONS

    1. ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE

      AAC 12-19: Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 12-06 and 12-13 through 12-18 on a Consent Agenda
      • AAC 12-06 University of Massachusetts Lowell
        Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

      • AAC 12-13 University of Massachusetts Boston
        Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

      • AAC 12-14 University of Massachusetts Boston
        Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

      • AAC 12-15 University of Massachusetts Boston
        Doctor of Philosophy in Global Governance and Human Security and
        Master of Arts in Global Governance and Human Security

      • AAC 12-16 University of Massachusetts Lowell
        Master of Science in Accounting

      • AAC 12-17 Endicott College
        Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

      • AAC 12-18 Fisher College
        Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    2. FISCAL AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE

      FAAP 12-10 FY2013 Budget Request

      FAAP 12-11 Approval of Capital Project Financing Request on Behalf of Holyoke Community College

      FAAP 12-12 Approval of Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner to Amend MSCBA Contract

  10. PRESENTATIONS

    Developmental Education
    Dr. Francesca Purcell, Associate Commissioner for Academic and P-16 Policy
    Dr. Jonathan Keller, Associate Commissioner for Research and Planning
    Phil Sisson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Middlesex Community College

    Increasing Science Requirement of Admission Standards
    Aundrea Kelley, Deputy Commissioner for P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives
    Jake Foster, Director of Science and Technology/Engineering, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

  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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