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Meeting Agenda


Board of Higher Education (Full Board)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010
10 a.m.


Salem State University
Marsh Hall, Dining Hall 
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
    • Patricia Meservey, President, Salem State University
  3. Acceptance of Minutes
  4. Remarks & Reports
    1. Chairman’s Remarks
    2. Commissioner’s Remarks
    3. Secretary of Education’s Remarks
    4. Reports from Presidents
    5. Report from Student Advisory Council
  5. Motions
    1. Academic Affairs
      1. New Degree Program Applications

        AAC 11-11
        Salter College: A Private Two-Year College, LLC
        Associate in Science in Medical Assisting

        AAC 11-01
        University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
        Master of Arts, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

        Revocation of Degree-Granting Authority

        AAC 11-12
        Revocation of the Degree-Granting Authority in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Andover Junior College, Inc.

        AAC 11-13
        Revocation of the Degree-Granting Authority in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Swain School of Design
    2. Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy
      1. 11-05
        FY12 Budget Request
      2. Massachusetts State College Building Authority Projects

        FAAP 11-12 Approval of Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy Committee Motions 11-06 through 11-11 on a Consent Agenda
        1. FAAP 11-06
          MSCBA Construction of East Campus Parking Facility Bridgewater State University
        2. FAAP 11-07
          MSCBA Repair and Renovation of Hammond Campus Center Fitchburg State University
        3. FAAP 11-08
          MSCBA Land Acquisition and Renovation of Property Massachusetts Maritime Academy
        4. FAAP 11-09
          MSCBA Renovation and Expansion of Tim and Jeanne Center Westfield State University
        5. FAAP 11-10
          Approval of MSCBA Revenue Bond Refunding
        6. FAAP 11-11
          MSCBA Residence Hall Renewal and Adaption System-Wide
      3. FAAP 11-13 
        MSCBA Renovation and Expansion of Hemenway Science Center Framingham State University
  6. Presentations
    • Vision Project Previews: College Participation:
      Aundrea Kelley, Deputy Commissioner for P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives, and 
      Jonathan Keller, Associate Commissioner for Research, Planning, and Information Systems 
    • Discussion: K-12 Collaborations and Partnerships:
      Commissioner Mitchell Chester and Commissioner Richard Freeland 
  7. Other Business
  8. 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.
  9. Adjournment
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