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Board of Higher Education Meeting

When:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
9 a.m.

Where:
One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor
Conference Rooms 2 and 3
Boston, Massachusetts
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Agenda

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. WELCOME
    Dr. Mary Grant President, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

  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 14-25 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 14-20 through 14-24 on a Consent Agenda

        • AAC 14-20 University of Massachusetts Boston
          Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs

        • AAC 14-21 University of Massachusetts Lowell
          Bachelor of Science in Public Health
          Master of Public Health

        • AAC 14-22 Fisher College
          Master of Business Administration

        • AAC 14-23 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Inc.
          Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts
          Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking

        • AAC 14-24 Union Institute and University
          Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
          Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
          Doctor of Psychology

      • AAC 14-26 University of Massachusetts Boston
        Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

      • AAC 14-27 Nursing Education Transfer Compact

  10. PRESENTATION

    Update on Governor’s FY15 Budget
    Sean Nelson, Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Finance

    Update on Student Learning Outcomes System-Level Progress and Multi-State Collaborative
    Pat Crosson, Senior Advisor for Academic Policy, and Bonnie Orcutt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

    Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant Initiatives

    • Quinsigamond Community College—Developmental Math
    • Westfield State University—Civic Engagement
    • Middlesex Community College—College Completion
  1. OTHER BUSINESS

  2. 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.

  3. 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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