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Meeting Agenda


Board of Higher Education (Full Board)


Thursday, February 5, 2009
10:00 a.m.


Worcester State College
Student Center, the Blue Lounge
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
    • Dr. Janelle Ashley, President, Worcester State College
  3. Acceptance of Minutes
  4. Chairman's Remarks
  5. Secretary of Education's Remarks
  6. Commissioner's Remarks
  7. Reports from Presidents
  8. Presentations
    • Designation of Foster Furcolo Community Colleges
    • Capital Update and Budget Process
      Jay Gonzalez, Undersecretary, Executive Office of Administration and Finance
  9. Motions
    1. Board of Higher Education
      1. BHE 09-02 Contract of Employment for Commissioner Richard Freeland
      2. BHE 09-03 2008 Performance Measurement Report
    2. Assessment and Accountability
      1. AAC 09-10 Approval of Assessment and Accountability Committee Motions 09-06 through 09-09 on a Consent Agenda
        • AAC 09-06 Massasoit Community College Associate in Science in Polysomnography
        • AAC 09-07 Massachusetts College of Art and Design Master of Arts in Teaching - Art Education
        • AAC 09-08 University of Massachusetts Boston Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies
        • AAC 09-09 Springfield College Master of Business Administration
    3. Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy
      1. FAAP 09-12 FAFSA Completion
      2. FAAP 09-13 FY2010 Massachusetts State College Building Authority Rent Certificate
      3. FAAP 09-24 Approval of Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee Motions 09-14 through 09-23 on a Consent Agenda
        • FAAP 09-14 Community Colleges Resident Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-15 Community Colleges Non-Resident Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-16 State Colleges Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-17 State Colleges Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-18 State Colleges Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-19 State Colleges Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-20 University of Massachusetts Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-21 University of Massachusetts Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-22 University of Massachusetts Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
        • FAAP 09-23 University of Massachusetts Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
      4. FAAP 09-25 Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alternative Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition Rates for FY2010
      5. FAAP 09-26 FY2010 Cash Grant Awards
      6. FAAP 09-27 FY2010 Need-Based Tuition Awards
  10. Other Business
  11. 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.
  12. 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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