University of Minnesota, Morris
April 16, 2007
Members Present: Sharon VanEps, Sara Haugen, Jonathan Bringewatt, Joe Basel,
Pareena Lawrence, Pete Wyckoff, Maddy Maxeiner, Dan Moore,
LeAnn Dean, Bryan Herrmann, Lowell Rasmussen, Arne Kildgaard,
Sarah Mattson, Andy Lopez
Guests: Adam Yust, Matt Abbott, Jacquie Johnson
Amended MCSA resolution regarding LEED certification
The amended resolution passes on a motion from Arne Kildegaard, second by Jonathan Bringewatt.
Amended resolution regarding Designated Suppliers Program and WRC
The amended resolution passes on a motion from Arne Kildegaard, second by Pete Wyckoff.
Discussion with Sandy Olson-Loy regarding Athletics and the Multi-Ethnic Student Program
Sandy reported that the interest in menŐs soccer at UMM has been even stronger than anticipated. Pete Wyckoff expressed concern that the GPA seemed lower than other sports and asked for where this compared to other sports. Sandy did not have all of those numbers with her but could get the information. She also reported that the coach has done a great job, the numbers have grown in menŐs cross-country and the program has come a long way. She would like to expand both the soccer and cross-country program. Lowell reported that there are plans for the track to be renovated this summer. The cost will be shared with Morris Area High School. Motion was made by Bryan Herrmann, seconded by Joe Basel to expand the soccer and cross-country program. Motion carries.
Sandy also reported on the Director of the Minority Student Program Search. In comparison with the Morris 14 and as a way to move forward, she is suggesting doing a search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Multicultural Diversity & Equity. This person would be a special assistant to the chancellor with 80% reporting to Sandy and 20% reporting to Jacquie. Sandy and Jacquie have met with people in the Twin Cities to talk about funding. Dan asked where this person would fit in the hierarchy and asked that students be kept in mind to serve on the search committee. Bryan asked how this would affect the current staffing in the MSP office. Sandy said we just need to figure out the overall staffing in that area. Pareena believes that what that office really needs is another person at the student contact level, not another director level position. Pete would like to see a proposal that shows the entire program including the staffing needs and desires. Joe was curious about what we spend now vs. what we could be spending for staffing that office.
Jacquie reported that there are plans to take a comprehensive tuition reform package to the Regents in June. As part of this reform, UMM has been invited to participate in the same tuition banding practices currently in place at the TC campus. UMM tuition rates would then be at approximately the same level as the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. We would change our current practice of banding at 15-20 credits to a 13+ credit tuition band. The new tuition band is not meant to encourage students to take fewer credits. Jacquie will be working on some talking points for future discussion.
Presentations from finalists of the Master Plan RFP
The following presentations will take place in IH 109 today:
4:30-5:00 pm - presentation by Perkins+Will
5:00-5:30 pm - Q/A with Perkins+Will
5:30-6:00 pm - presentation by Hay Dobbs
6:00-6:30 pm - Q/A with Hay Dobbs
6:30-7:00 pm - Light supper provided
7:00-7:30 pm - Presentation by Oslund and Assoc.
7:30-8:00 pm - Q/A with Oslund and Assoc.
Minutes prepared by Carrie Grussing