<< Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agenda 1


Board of Higher Education (Full Board)


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
10:00 a.m.


Due to COVID-19 regulations, this meeting was held virtually over zoom and made available to public to join as a webinar.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Participation 2
    1. PDF Resolution for President Patricia Gentile
    2. PDF Resolution for President David Nelson
    3. PDF Resolution for President Ramon Torrecilha
  4. Acceptance of Minutes
  5. 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
  6. Presentations
    1. Public Higher Education COVID-19 Financial Impact Assessment
  7. Motions
    1. Board of Higher Education
      PPT  BHE Motions 20-27 through BHE 20-34
      1. PDF BHE 20-27 Approval of Letter of Intent of Massachusetts Bay Community College to Award the Associate in Science in Surgical Technology and Authorization for Fast Track Review 
      2. PDF BHE 20-28 Approval of Letter of Intent of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to Award the Master of Science in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science and Authorization for Fast Track Review
      3. PDF BHE 20-29 Approval of Letter of Intent of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to Award the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Authorization for Fast Track Review
      4. BHE 20-30 Renewal of Bridgewater State University Membership in the Commonwealth Honors Program 1
      5. BHE 20-31 Renewal of Fitchburg State University Membership in the Commonwealth Honors Program 1
      6. BHE 20-32 Approval of Bristol Community College Mission Statement 1
      7. PDF BHE 20-33 Board of Higher Education FY2021 Meeting Schedule
      8. PDF BHE 20-34 Delegation of Summer Authority to the Commissioner
  8. Other Business
  9. Adjournment

1 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.

2 The Board may reserve one-half hour during 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.

Meetings & Events

Jun 3

Executive Committee Meeting

Jun 11

Board of Higher Education Meeting

Jun 12

Task Force on Nursing Education and Workforce Development Meeting

Join Us on X!