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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
10 a.m.

Where:
Westfield State University
Woodward Center, Field House
395 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA
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Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Dr. Evan Dobelle, President, Westfield State University

  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. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

    AAC 12-30 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 12-23 through 12-29 on a Consent Agenda

      • AAC 12-23 Bard College
        Master of Music; the honorary Doctor of Civil Law; the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts;
        the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; the honorary Doctor of Letters

      • AAC 12-24 Bay Path College
        Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

      • AAC 12-25 Boston Conservatory
        Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theater

      • AAC 12-26 Endicott College
        Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies

      • AAC 12-27 MGH Institute of Health Professions
        Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences

      • AAC 12-28 Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc.
        Master of Effective Teaching

      • AAC 12-29 Wentworth Institute of Technology
        Master of Science in Facility Management

    1. BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

      BHE 12-05 Revisions to Vision Project Accountability Metrics

      BHE 12-06 Charge to Develop a Vision Project Key Outcome on Civic Education and Engagement

  10. PRESENTATIONS

    Campus Updates on the Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grants

    Ellen Kennedy, Interim President, Berkshire Community College
    Robert L. Pura, President, Greenfield Community College
    William F. Messner, President, Holyoke Community College
    Ira Rubenzahl, President, Springfield Technical Community College

    Financial Aid Pilot Program
    Dr. Clantha McCurdy, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Access and Student Financial Assistance
    Dr. Nancy Hoffman, Board of Higher 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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