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Meeting Agenda


Board of Higher Education (Full Board)


Thursday, April 30, 2009
9:30 a.m. Executive Session
10:00 a.m. Public Session


Roxbury Community College
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
Rooms 214-216
1350 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Executive Session
  3. Welcome
    • Dr. Terrence Gomes, President, Roxbury Community College
  4. Acceptance of Minutes
  5. Chairman's Remarks
  6. Commissioner's Remarks
  7. Secretary of Education's Remarks
  8. Reports from Presidents
  9. Motions
    1. AAC 09-11 Northern Essex Community College: Associate in Applied Science in Laboratory Science
    2. AAC 09-12 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education
    3. AAC 09-13 Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Inc.: Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology
    4. AAC 09-14 Mount Ida College: Master of Science in Management
  10. Presentations
    • Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2008 Performance Report
      Admiral Richard Gurnon, President
    • Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2008 Performance Report and Report on 2004-2009 Pilot Partnership Plan with the Commonwealth
      Dr. Katherine Sloan, President
  11. Discussion Item
    • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Federal Stimulus Program)
  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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