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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
9 a.m.

Where:
Middlesex Community College
Campus Center, Café East
591 Springs Road
Bedford, Massachusetts
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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 OF EDUCATION’S REMARKS

  7. REPORTS FROM PRESIDENTS

  8. REPORT FROM STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

  9. MOTIONS

    1. Academic Affairs

      • AAC 13-39 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 13-32 through 13-38 on a Consent Agenda

        • AAC 13-32 Bridgewater State University
          Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

        • AAC 13-33 Middlesex Community College
          Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technician

        • AAC 13-34 Salem State University
          Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

        • AAC 13-35 Bay State College
          Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology and
          Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

        • AAC 13-36 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
          Associate in Science in Construction Management;
          Associate in Science in Technology Business and Management;
          and Associate in Science in Health Information Technology

        • AAC 13-37 Fisher College
          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

        • AAC 13-38 Atlantic Union College
          Bachelor of Arts in Health Science and the Bachelor of Arts in Theology/Religion

      • AAC 13-46 Approval of Commonwealth Honors Program Motions 13-40 through 13-45 on a Consent Agenda

        • AAC 13-40 Establishment of Berkshire Community College membership in the Commonwealth Honors Program

        • AAC 13-41 Renewal of Bridgewater State University in the Commonwealth Honors Program

        • AAC 13-42 Renewal of Fitchburg State University in the Commonwealth Honors Program

        • AAC 13-43 Renewal of Mount Wachusett Community College in the Commonwealth Honors Program

        • AAC 13-44 Renewal of University of Massachusetts Boston in the Commonwealth Honors Program

        • AAC 13-45 Renewal of Worcester State University in the Commonwealth Honors Program

      • AAC 13-47 Approval of the VALOR Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy

      • AAC 13-48 Approval of a Policy Permitting the Establishment of Student Housing at Community Colleges

    2. Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy

      • FAAP 13-39 Capital Project Refinancing Request on behalf of North Shore Community College and Middlesex Community College

      • FAAP 13-40 Approval of Compensation and Evaluation Guidelines and Procedures for State University and Community College Presidents

      • FAAP 13-41 Approval of Amended Guidelines and Procedures for the Search, Selection, Appointment and Removal of State University and Community College Presidents

    3. Board of Higher Education

      • BHE 13-04 Board of Higher Education 2013-2014 Meeting Schedule

      • BHE 13-05 Delegation of Summer Authority

  10. PRESENTATION
    Commissioner’s Year-End Report
    Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, 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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