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Meeting Agenda 1


Board of Higher Education (Full Board)


Tuesday, December 15, 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
  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. Motions
    1. Board of Higher Education
      1. PDF BHE 21-35  New Institution Application of Boston Islamic Seminary to Award the Degree Masters of Islamic Religious Leadership
        1. Presentation Video
      2. PDF BHE 21-36  Approval of Letter of Intent of Salem State University to Award Combined Bachelor of Sciences in Healthcare Studies and Spanish and Authorization for Fast Track Review
        1. Presentation Video
      3. PDF BHE 21-37  Approval of Letter of Intent of Westfield State University to Award Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and Authorization for Fast Track Review
        1. Presentation Video
      4. PDF BHE 21-38  Approval of Fitchburg State University’s Strategic Plan
        1. Presentation Video
      5. PDF BHE 21-39 Approval of the Board of Higher Education FY2022 Budget
        1. PDF FY2022 Budget Recommendation Narrative
  7. Presentations
    1. PDF Update Massachusetts Public Higher Education Financial Assessment Project
  8. Discussion
    1. Equity Agenda
    2. Board of Higher Education Committee Structure
  9. Other Business
  10. 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.

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