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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
9 a.m.

Where:
Quinsigamond Community College
Harrington Learning Center, Room 109 A&B
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA

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Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Dr. Gail Carberry, President, Quinsigamond Community College

  3. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
    • Joint Meeting with BESE – January 29, 2013
    • Regular Meeting – January 29, 2013

  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. Academic Affairs
    • AAC 13-20 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 13-16 through 13-19 on a Consent Agenda

      • AAC 13-16 University of Massachusetts Amherst
        Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food & Farming

      • AAC 13-17 University of Massachusetts Amherst
        Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Horticulture

      • AAC 13-18 University of Massachusetts Amherst
        Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science and Management

      • AAC 13-19 Northpoint Bible College
        Associate in Arts in Bible and Theology
        Master of Arts in Practical Theology

    • AAC 13-21 Definition of College and Career Readiness

    B. Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy

    • FAAP 13-34 Approval of Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy Committee Motions 13-23 through 13-33 on a Consent Agenda

      • FAAP 13-23 Community Colleges Resident Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-24 Community Colleges Non-Resident Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-25 State Universities Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-26 State Universities Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-27 State Universities Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-28 State Universities Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-29 University of Massachusetts Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-30 University of Massachusetts Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-31 University of Massachusetts Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-32 University of Massachusetts Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

      • FAAP 13-33 Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alternative Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2014

    • FAAP 13-35 FY2014 Cash Grant Awards

    • FAAP 13-36 FY2014 Need-Based Tuition Awards

    • FAAP 13-37 FY2014 MSCBA Rent Certificate

    • FAAP 13-38 Adoption of the Massachusetts Optional Retirement Program Amendment
  10. PRESENTATIONS
    College and Career Readiness Communications Campaign: Future Ready
    Linda Noonan, Executive Director, Massachusetts Business Alliance of Education and Keith Westrich, Connecting Activities Director, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Office of Workforce Coordination
    David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development, Department 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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