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Meeting Agenda


Board of Higher Education (Full Board)


Tuesday, December 6, 2011
10 a.m.


Greenfield Community College
Dining Commons
One College Drive
Greenfield, MA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
    • Dr. Robert L. Pura, President, Greenfield Community College
  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. Assessment and Accountability
      1. AAC 12-19: Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 12-06 and 12-13 through 12-18 on a Consent Agenda 
    2. Fiscal and Administrative Policy
      1. FAAP 12-10 FY2013 Budget Request 
      2. PDF FAAP 12-11 Approval of Capital Project Financing Request on Behalf of Holyoke Community College 
      3. PDF FAAP 12-12 Approval of Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner to Amend MSCBA Contract
  6. Presentations
    • Developmental Education:
      Dr. Francesca Purcell, Associate Commissioner for Academic and P-16 Policy 
      Dr. Jonathan Keller, Associate Commissioner for Research and Planning 
      Phil Sisson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Middlesex Community College 
    • Increasing Science Requirement of Admission Standards:
      Aundrea Kelley, Deputy Commissioner for P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives
      Jake Foster, Director of Science and Technology/Engineering, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  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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