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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
9 a.m.

Where:
Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green Street
North Cafeteria, First Floor
Gardner, MA
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Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Dr. Daniel M. Asquino, President, Mount Wachusett 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 14-11 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 14-01 to 14-02 and
        14-04 through 14-10 on a Consent Agenda

        • AAC 14-01 Fitchburg State University
          Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

        • AAC 14-02 Springfield Technical Community College
          Associate in Science in Health Information Technology

        • AAC 14-04 University of Massachusetts Boston
          Doctor of Education in Higher Education;
          Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

        • AAC 14-05 Bay Path College
          Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction Writing

        • AAC 14-06 College of Saint Rose
          Master of Science in Education: Leadership and Administration; Certificate of Advanced Study, School Building Leader; Certificate of Advanced Study, School District Study

        • AAC 14-07 Saint Joseph’s College Of Maine
          Bachelor of Science in nursing; Master of Science in Nursing; Master of Science in Education

        • AAC 14-08 Salve Regina University
          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

        • AAC 14-09 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
          Master of Public Administration

        • AAC 14-10 University of Southern California
          Master of Education

      • AAC 14-03 University of Massachusetts Boston Master of Arts in Global Inclusion and Social Development;
        Doctor of Philosophy in Global Inclusion and Social Development

      • AAC 14-12 Receipt of the Report from Commissioner’s Task Force on Transforming Developmental Math Education

    2. Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy

      • FAAP 14-01 Endorsement of the Berry Dunn Report on the State University and Community College IT Collaboration and Efficiency Project

      • FAAP 14-15 Approval of Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy Committee Motions 14-02 Through 14-14 on a Consent Agenda

        • FAAP 14-02 Approval of MSCBA New Residence Hall Project, Salem State University

        • FAAP 14-03 Approval of MSCBA Weir Surface Parking Project, Salem State University

        • FAAP 14-04 Approval of MSCBA Public Safety Relocation Project, Salem State University

        • FAAP 14-05 Approval of MSCBA One-Stop Student Interface Center Renovation, Salem State University

        • FAAP 14-06 Approval of MSCBA Mainstage Theater Project, Salem State University

        • FAAP 14-07 Approval of MSCBA New Student Housing Capacity and Renewal and Adaption Project, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

        • FAAP 14-08 Approval of MSCBA Mess Deck Expansion, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

        • FAAP 14-09 Approval of MSCBA Woodward Hall Renewal and Adaption Project, Bridgewater State University

        • FAAP 14-10 Approval of MSCBA Flagg Townhouses Fire Protection Project, Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts
        • FAAP 14-11 Approval of MSCBA Hall New Capacity and Renewal/Adaption Project, Fitchburg State University

        • FAAP 14-12 Approval of MSCBA Renovation of Hammond Campus Center Library Project, Fitchburg State University

        • FAAP 14-13 Approval of MSCBA Maple Street Athletic Fields Project, Framingham State University

        • FAAP 14-14 Approval of MSCBA Parking Improvements Project, Framingham State University

      • FAAP 14-21 Approval of FAAP Motions 14-16 to FAAP 14-19 on a Consent Agenda
        • FAAP 14-16 Approval of MSCBA Center For Design + Media Supplemental Funding, Massachusetts College of Art And Design

        • FAAP 14-17 Approval of MSCBA Haley Academic Center Supplemental Funding, Mount Wachusett Community College

        • FAAP 14-18 Approval of Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner to Amend the Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and Services Between the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the Commonwealth, for the State Universities

        • FAAP 14-19 Approval of Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner to Approve the Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and Services Between the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the Commonwealth, for the Community Colleges

      • FAAP 14-20 Approval of Criteria for Evaluating Student Housing Projects on Community College Campuses

  10. PRESENTATION

    FY15 Budget
    Sean Nelson, Deputy Commissioner of Administration & Finance Fiscal and Administrative Policy, Department of Higher Education

    Civic Education Update
    Daniel M. Asquino, President, Mount Wachusett Community College
    Carlos Santiago, Senior Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs, Department of Higher Education
    Shelley Tinkham, Assistant Commissioner for Academic, P-16, and Veterans Policy, Department of Higher Education

    Vision Project Report and Conference
    Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, Department of Higher Education

  11. MOTIONS

    1. Board of Higher Education

      • BHE 14-02 Commissioner’s FY2013 Performance Evaluation

  12. OTHER BUSINESS

  13. 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.

  14. 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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