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MINUTES

BOARD OF REGENTS

February 24, 2000

The Board of Regents met in regular session at 9:11 a.m., Thursday, February 24, 2000, in the Board of Regents Auditorium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Chair Mary Ella Sanders called the meeting to order. Coordinator of Board Services, Ms. Helen Johnson, called the roll and a quorum was established.

Present for the meeting were:

Mary Ella Sanders, Chair
Herschel Abbott
Scott Brame
Harold Callais
Richard D'Aquin, Vice Chair
Reggie Dupré
John Georges
Frances Henry
Ron Roberts, Secretary
Norbert Simmons
Virgil Robinson, Jr.
Pat Strong
Roland Toups
Jared McGlocklin, Student Member

Absent:

Michael Dees
Melvin Rambin

MINUTES APPROVED

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF JANUARY 27, 2000

On motion of Regent Abbott, seconded by Regent Toups, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes of January 27, 2000, as circulated.

K-12 INITIATIVES PRESENTATION

Presentations on K-12 initiatives were made as follows:

A. McNeese State University- Dr. Jim Brown and Dr. Hugh Frugé

B. Nunez Community College - Dr. Ray Garrity

C. Delgado Community College - Dr. Terence Kelly

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On behalf of Regent Henry, Chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Dr. Carolyn Hargrave, Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs, presented motions from the Academic and Student Affairs Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000.

PROPOSED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CERTIFICATE IN MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST

On motion of Regent Henry, seconded by Regent Strong, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee to grant approval for the proposed Certificate program in Medical Office Specialist (CIP Code 51.0799) at Bossier Parish Community College. This program shall be implemented immediately.

PROPOSED SLATE OF DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR CAMPUSES OF THE LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

On motion of Regent Henry, seconded by Regent Abbott, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee to grant conditional approval for all Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Technology and Diploma programs listed on the Louisiana Technical Colleges Master List/Inventory of Programs, subject to program reviews as deemed appropriate. These reviews will include, but are not necessarily limited to: a review of low-completer programs on each campus; a review of duplicated programs across campuses; and a qualitative review of each curriculum (including course content, course work, and program length).

STAFF REPORT ON CONDITIONALLY APPROVED PROGRAM - LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY- SHREVEPORT - M.S. IN HUMAN SERVICE ADMINISTRATION

On motion of Regent Henry, seconded by Regent Abbott, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee to remove conditions of approval previously placed on the M.S. program in Human Services Administration (CIP Code 44.0201) at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. The program is hereby granted full program approval.

ADOPTION OF THE ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On motion of Regent Henry, seconded by Regent Brame, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Academic and Student Affairs Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000, as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Board of Regents.)

FACILITIES AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE

FACILITIES AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On behalf of Regent Robinson, Vice Chair of the Facilities and Property Committee, Mr. Marvin Roubique, Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Facilities and Property, presented motions from the Facilities and Property Committee Report of February 23, 2000.

CAPITAL PROJECTS COSTING LESS THAN $350,000

LSU and A&M
Repair and Overlay Campus-wide Parking Lots
$192,000 Auxiliary Funds

X109 Parking Lot - Overlay and Landscaping
$300,000 Auxiliary Funds

Replace/Upgrade Electrical Service for Jackson Hall and LeJune Hall
$225,000 Auxiliary Funds

Conversion for a Residential College in Herget Hall
$203,000 Auxiliary Funds

Nicholson Apartments C & D Reroofing
$166,100 Auxiliary Funds

On motion of Regent Robinson, seconded by Regent Henry, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Facilities and Property Committee to approve these projects.

PROJECTS UTILIZING ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF FINANCING

On motion of Regent Robinson, seconded by Regent Roberts, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Facilities and Property Committee to approve the project to construct an open air pavilion and related enclosed spaces including conference room, library, staff offices, gift shop, and storage areas at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum at a cost of $1,277,000, from donations and funds raised by the Friends of the Hilltop Arboretum. This organization will enter into a lease-donation cooperative endeavor agreement with LSU for the construction of these facilities.

ACT 971 SUPPLEMENT

On motion of Regent Robinson, seconded by Regent Henry, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Facilities and Property Committee to approve the list of work from Northwestern State University utilizing their FY 1998-99 unexpended and unobligated funds of $286,679 in accordance with Act 971 of 1985.

ADOPTION OF THE FACILITIES AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On motion of Regent Robinson, seconded by Regent Roberts, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Facilities and Property Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000, as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Board of Regents.)

FINANCE COMMITTEE

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On behalf of Regent Toups, Chair of the Finance Committee, Mr. Marvin Roubique presented motions from the Finance Committee Report of February 23, 2000.

LCTCS PLAN FOR EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION

On motion of Regent Toups, seconded by Regent Roberts, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Finance Committee to approve, in accordance with Act 10 of the 1999 Legislative Session, the LCTCS Board's plan to upgrade the Automotive Technology Program at thirty-six campuses to industry standards using the $2.4 million appropriation which includes $115,000 LANET line charges.

LSU HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER FY 1999-2000 OPERATING BUDGET

On motion of Regent Toups, seconded by Regent Robinson, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Finance Committee to approve the FY 1999-2000 LSU Health Sciences Center operating budget in the amount of $366 million which contains $109 million in state funds. Further, the LSU System shall present to the Finance Committee at its June meeting a strategic plan for the LSUHSC for FY 2000-2001.

BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

On motion of Regent Toups, seconded by Regent Robinson, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Finance Committee to approve BA-7 #1 from the LSU Health Science Center in the amount of $23,107,806 from Interagency Transfer and Self-Generated revenues.

On motion of Regent Toups, seconded by Regent Robinson, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Finance Committee to approve BA-7 #2 from LSU-Eunice in the amount of $200,000 from self-generated revenues.

On motion of Regent Toups, seconded by Regent Robinson, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Finance Committee to approve BA-7 #3 from Louisiana Tech University in the amount of $900,000 from self-generated revenues.

ADOPTION OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On motion of Regent Toups, seconded by Regent Strong, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Finance Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000, as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Board of Regents.)

SPONSORED PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

SPONSORED PROGRAMS COMMITTEE REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On behalf of Regent Roberts, Chair of the Sponsored Programs Committee, Dr. Kerry Davidson, Deputy Commissioner for Sponsored Programs, presented motions from the Sponsored Programs Committee Report of February 23, 2000.

CONSIDERATION OF THE FY 2000-01 MILLENNIUM TRUST HEALTH EXCELLENCE FUND PLAN AND BUDGET

On motion of Regent Roberts, seconded by Regent Toups, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Sponsored Programs Committee to approve the FY2000-01 Millennium Trust Health Excellence Fund Plan and Budget as proposed.

CONSIDERATION OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (IDeA) PROGRAM REVIEW PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS

On motion of Regent Roberts, seconded by Regent Strong, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Sponsored Programs Committee to approve the recommendations contained in the consultants report entitled "Review of Research Proposals to be Submitted to the Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) Program". (Appendix B of the Committee Report)

REQUEST FROM THE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENDOWED CHAIRS PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING CONSIDERATION IN FY 1999-2000

On motion of Regent Roberts, seconded by Regent Henry, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Sponsored Programs Committee to approve Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center's request to extend the deadline for submission of FY 1999-2000 Endowed Chairs proposals. Since out-of-state consultants will review proposals during March, no additional proposals from any institution will be accepted for FY 1999-2000 funding consideration.

ADOPTION OF THE SPONSORED PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF February 23, 2000

On motion of Regent Roberts, seconded by Regent D'Aquin, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Sponsored Programs Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000, as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Board of Regents.)

PLANNING, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE

PLANNING, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On behalf of Regent Strong, Vice-Chair of the Planning, Research and Performance Committee, Dr. Jimmy Clarke, Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research and Performance presented motions from the Planning, Research and Performance Committee Report of February 23, 2000.

R.S. 17:1808 (LICENSURE)

On motion of Regent Strong, seconded by Regent D'Aquin, the Board voted to accept the recommendation of the Planning, Research and Performance Committee to renew the operating license for Southern Illinois University to offer the B.S. program in Industrial Technology at Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, Louisiana.

2000 ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT

On motion of Regent Strong, seconded by Regent Abbott, the Board voted to accept the recommendation of the Planning, Research and Performance Committee to adopt the Board of Regents' Trends and Statistics - Louisiana Public Postsecondary Education: The 2000 Accountability Report as a final draft. The Board authorizes the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research and Performance to make whatever editorial changes necessary to the final draft prior to publication and submission to the appropriate parties in the Louisiana Legislature.

MANDATORY GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF OFF-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

On motion of Regent Strong, seconded by Regent Robinson, the Board voted to accept the recommendation of the Planning, Research and Performance Committee to amend its Mandatory Guidelines for the Conduct of Off-Campus Activities to add Claiborne Parish to the area served by Bossier Parish Community College.

Mr. David Aubrey, Mayor of Homer, addressed the Board and thanked it for it's support and approval of expanding the service area of Bossier Parish Community College to include Claiborne Parish.

STAFF UPDATES

On motion of Regent Strong, seconded by Regent Abbott, the Board voted to accept the recommendation of the Planning, Research and Performance Committee to adopt the proposed formation and composition of the Louisiana Task Force on Postsecondary Education Master Planning.

PLANNING, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On motion of Regent Strong, seconded by Regent Toups, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Planning, Research and Performance Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000, as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Board of Regents.)

LUMCON COMMITTEE

LUMCON COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On behalf of Regent Strong, Chair of the LUMCON Committee, Dr. Hargrave presented the report from the LUMCON Committee. She reported that Dr. Michael Dagg, Executive Director of LUMCON, presented information on LUMCON's educational programs, research activities, vessel operations and coastal monitoring.

LUMCON COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On motion of Regent Strong, seconded by Regent Toups, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the LUMCON Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000, as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Board of Regents.)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On behalf of Regent Sanders, Chair of the Executive Committee, Mr. Donald Vandal, Deputy Commissioner for Administration, presented the report from the Executive Committee Report of February 23, 2000. He reported that a meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the Higher Education Desegregation Settlement Agreement and the parties of record will be held April 7, 2000.

ADOPTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT OF FEBRUARY 23, 2000

On motion of Regent Sanders, seconded by Regent Strong, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Executive Committee Meeting Report of February 23, 2000, as presented. (Copy on file in the office of the Board of Regents.)

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER

Commissioner E. Joseph Savoie informed the Board of the following:

The Association of Governing Boards National Conference will be held in New Orleans March 18-21 Regent Rambin recently received the 1999 Silverstein Award from the Monroe Chamber of Commerce Dr. Hargrave will be retiring as Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs in late summer The Administration has pledged to protect Education and Economic Development from impending budget cuts

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Board, Chair Sanders declared the meeting adjourned at 10:04 a.m.