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Meeting Agenda


Board of Higher Education (Full Board)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013
9 a.m.


Middlesex Community College
Campus Center, Café East
591 Springs Road
Bedford, Massachusetts

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
    • Dr. Carole A. Cowan, President, Middlesex 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. Academic Affairs
      1. AAC 13-39 Approval of Academic Affairs Committee Motions 13-32 through 13-38 on a Consent Agenda 
      2. AAC 13-46 Approval of Commonwealth Honors Program Motions 13-40 through 13-45 on a Consent Agenda
        • AAC 13-40 Establishment of Berkshire Community College membership in the Commonwealth Honors Program
        • AAC 13-41 Renewal of Bridgewater State University in the Commonwealth Honors Program
        • AAC 13-42 Renewal of Fitchburg State University in the Commonwealth Honors Program
        • AAC 13-43 Renewal of Mount Wachusett Community College in the Commonwealth Honors Program
        • AAC 13-44 Renewal of University of Massachusetts Boston in the Commonwealth Honors Program
        • PDFAAC 13-45 Renewal of Worcester State University in the Commonwealth Honors Program
      3. PDF AAC 13-47 Approval of the VALOR Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy 
      4. PDF AAC 13-48 Approval of a Policy Permitting the Establishment of Student Housing at Community Colleges
    2. Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy
      1. PDF FAAP 13-39 Capital Project Refinancing Request on behalf of North Shore Community College and Middlesex Community College
      2. PDF FAAP 13-40 Approval of Compensation and Evaluation Guidelines and Procedures for State University and Community College Presidents
      3. PDF FAAP 13-41 Approval of Amended Guidelines and Procedures for the Search, Selection, Appointment and Removal of State University and Community College Presidents 
    3. Board of Higher Education 
      1. BHE 13-04 Board of Higher Education 2013-2014 Meeting Schedule
      2. BHE 13-05 Delegation of Summer Authority 
  6. Presentations
    • Commissioner’s Year-End Report: Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, Department of Higher 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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