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LOUISIANA BOARD OF REGENTS. May 23, 2012. COMMITTEE MEETINGS. Academic & Student Affairs Facilities & Property Legislative Planning, Research & Performance. ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE. Charlotte Bollinger , Chair Harold Stokes, Vice Chair Scott Ballard

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LOUISIANA BOARD OF REGENTS

May 23, 2012


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • Academic & Student Affairs

  • Facilities & Property

  • Legislative

  • Planning, Research & Performance


ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Charlotte Bollinger, Chair

Harold Stokes, Vice Chair

Scott Ballard

Maurice Durbin

John Mineo IV

Albert Sam

Joe Wiley

Representatives from Management Boards

Karen Denby

Jeannine Kahn


Agenda Item III.

Proposed Revisions to

Academic Affairs Policy 2.16

Statewide General Education Requirements


RECOMMENDATION

Senior Staff recommends that the Committee grant approval of the revised Academic Affairs Policy 2.16: Statewide General Education Requirements, effective immediately.


Agenda Item IV.

Proposed Academic Year 2012-13

Master Course Articulation Matrix and Louisiana Common Course Catalog


RECOMMENDATION

Senior Staff recommends that the Committee grant approval of the proposed Academic Year 2012-13 Master Course Articulation Matrix and the Louisiana Common Course Catalog, and authorize BoR staff to continue to work with colleges and universities to expand the Matrix and the Catalog throughout the year.


Agenda Item V.

Proposed New Academic Programs

  • CAS in Sterile Processing Technician

  • Southern University in Shreveport

  • PBC in Nursing Case Management

  • McNeese State University

  • GC in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages -- UL in Lafayette

  • MSN in Nursing

  • Nicholls State University

  • PhD in Molecular Sciences & Nanotechnology

  • Louisiana Tech University


RECOMMENDATION

  • Senior Staff recommends that the Committee grantconditional approval of the:

  • CAS/Sterile Processing Technician – SUSLA

  • PBC/Nursing Case Management – McNeese

  • GC/TESOL – UL Lafayette

  • MSN/Nursing – Nicholls

  • PhD/Molecular Sci & Nanotechnology – LA Tech

  • with an update on program implementation (to include relevant enrollment and completer/ progression data) due by September 30, 2013.


Agenda Item VI.

Consent Agenda

  • SLU: Termination of Associate of General Studies (AGS)

  • Grambling: MATs for Alternate Teacher Certifications

  • McNeese: Reauthorization—Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration

  • UL Lafayette: Full Approval—Center for Moving Image Arts

  • Routine Staff Reports

    • Staff Approval of Routine Academic Requests

    • Progress Reports for Conditionally Approved Programs/Units

    • Past Due Reports for Programs/Units

    • Letters of Intent/Proposals in Queue


RECOMMENDATION

Senior Staff recommends the Committee receive and approve the items on the Consent Agenda.


FACILITIES AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE

Robert Bruno, Chair

W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr., Vice Chair

Charlotte Bollinger

Joseph Farr

Chris Gorman

Roy Martin III

John Mineo IV

Victor Stelly

Representatives from Management Boards

Rich Griswold


Agenda Item III.

Consent Agenda

Small Capital Projects Report

Auxiliary Funds

State Funds


RECOMMENDATION

Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the Small Capital Projects Report as presented.


Agenda Item IV.

FY 2012-2013 Capital Outlay Budget Recommendation Status Report


Agenda Item V.

PROJECT UTILIZING ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF FINANCING

  • Louisiana State University and A&M College

  • Construction of Stadium Facilities

  • Olympic Sports Facilities

  • Estimated cost of $100 million

  • Maintenance Reserve Account provided in

  • the reduced amount of slightly over 1% of

  • the cost of construction

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RECOMMENDATION

Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the project utilizing alternative means of financing.


Agenda Item VI.

Lease

  • Louisiana State University and A&M College

    • Allow for use of university owned land at the

    • south campus by the Baton Rouge Speech and

    • Hearing Foundation

    • Construction of a Treatment and Assessment Center

    • State recently acquired land for the LSU South Campus

    • $1M from the BoR Land Acquisition Program

    • Cost of land approximately $100,000 per acre


RECOMMENDATION

Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the lease on behalf of Louisiana State University and A&M College.


Agenda Item VII.

Interim Emergency Board Request

  • University of Louisiana at Monroe

    • Deteriorated HVAC piping on the first floor of the

    • George T. Walker Hall

    • Location serves as the Administration Building

    • Estimated cost of $1,230,000


Recommendation

Senior Staff recommends approval of the request for the University of Louisiana at Monroe to petition the Interim Emergency Board to resolve the piping deterioration problem in George T. Walker Hall.


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr., Chair

Victor Stelly, Vice Chair

Maurice Durbin

Chris Gorman

Donna Klein

Joseph Wiley

Representatives from Management Boards

Uma Subramanian

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Agenda Item III.2012 Legislative Session Updates

  • Update on Board of Regents Bills

  • Budget Update

  • Update on Bills Impacting Higher Education

  • Bills Being Monitored


Agenda Item III. III.1. Update on Board of Regents Bills

  • Passed by Senate; favorably reported by House Education:

    • SB 103 (Nevers) - Except as required for accreditation/certification, limits graduation requirements to 120 credit hours without BoR approval

    • SB 104 (Nevers) - Allows for an extension of BoR’s deadline for completing common-course numbering

    • SB 290 (Murray) – Strengthens LUMCON governance and reporting

  • Passed by House and Senate, sent to the Governor

    • HB 883 (H. Burns/Leger) – Increases licensure fee for academic degree-granting institutions from $750 to a maximum of $1500

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Agenda Item III. III.1. Update on Board of Regents Bills (Contd.)

  • Favorably reported by House Education Committee, but returned to the calendar on the House Floor

    • HB 395 (Carmody) – Governs distribution of appropriated funds to management boards to their member institutions

    • HB 396 (Carmody) – Amends Louisiana Constitution to clarify BoR authority

    • HB 964/SB 527 (Fannin/Walsworth)- LaTech/LSU-S merger

  • Voluntarily deferred in House Education Committee:

    • HB1078 (Broadwater) – Allows management boards to charge a per-credit fee of up to $25 at their member institutions; not payable by the state via the TOPS program

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Agenda Item III.III.2. Budget Update

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Agenda Item III. III.3. Update on Bills ImpactingHigher Education

  • Favorably reported by House Education, pending House Floor action:

    • SB 645 (F. Thompson)- Merges certain LA Technical College campuses with Louisiana Delta Community College.

    • SB 247 (Long)- Creates the Central LA Technical Community College.

    • SB 284 (Cortez)- Merges certain LA Technical College campuses with South Louisiana Community College.

    • SCR17 (Dorsey-Colomb)- Requests BoR and LCTCS to study the feasibility of merging Capital Area Technical College and Baton Rouge Community College.

  • Voluntarily deferred:

    • HB 927 (Geymann)/SB 665 (Chabert)regarding the funding formula

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III.3. Update on Bills ImpactingHigher Education (Contd.)

  • Reported favorably by House Committee, pending House Floor action:

    • SB 303 (Riser)- Constitutional amendment to remove the legislature’s authority to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons and impose higher standard on legal restrictions.

  • Reported favorably by Senate Education, pending Senate Floor action:

    • HB 435 (Lorusso) - Deems veterans residents for tuition purposes.

  • Passed by both chambers:

    • HB 945 (Burns) - TOPS eligibility for U.S. Armed Forces members enlisted in continuous active duty.

  • Passed by both chambers, signed into law by governor:

    • HB 926 (Simon)– ACT scores to be considered past statutory deadlines for TOPS purposes under extraordinary circumstance

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III.3. Update on Bills ImpactingHigher Education (Contd.)

  • Passed by House, assigned to Senate Governmental Affairs:

    • HB 524 (T. Burns) – Constitutional amendment concerning membership of boards and commissions (result of redistricting).

    • HB 768 (T. Burns) – Companion bill to HB 524 concerning membership of boards and commissions (result of redistricting).

  • Failed House Passage:

    • HB 299 (Harrison) – Constitutional amendment to exempt college tuition from 2/3 legislative approval requirement. (Scheduled for 4/24 but voluntarily deferred).

  • Involuntarily deferred in Committee:

    • HB 294 (Harrison)– Places $1600 cap on TOPS award.

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III.3. Update on Bills ImpactingHigher Education (Contd.)

  • Study Resolutions

    • HCR 147/HR 93 (Harrison) Requests Regents to study reorganization of public colleges and universities as proposed by HB No. 927 (favorably reported by House Education Committee)

    • HCR 79 (Badon) Requests LCTCS to report on reconstruction and reopening of the Sidney N. Collier Technical Division site of Delgado Community College

    • HCR 92 (Champagne) Requests Regents to study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards

    • SCR 17 (Dorsey-Colomb) Requests Regents to study LCTCS to study the feasibility of merging Capital Area Technical College and Baton Rouge Community College

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Agenda Item III. III.4. Bills Being Monitored

  • Returned to calendar on Senate Floor:

    • SB 51/749 (Guillory)– Changes to terms of retirement benefits and age. (Substitute bill SB 749 with major revisions to the original bill was introduced at committee. The impact of the substitute bill’s provisions on employees is being studied.)

  • Passed by Senate with amendments, assigned to House Retirement:

    • SB 52 (Guillory)– Increases an employee’s retirement contribution rates by 3% for most categories of employees

    • SB 47 (Guillory) – increases the period over which an employees final average compensation is calculated from 36 months to 60 months

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RECOMMENDATION

There is no recommendation for any BoR action at this time.

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PLANNING, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE

Victor Stelly, Chair

Joe Wiley, Vice Chair

Maurice Durbin

William Fenstermaker

Chris Gorman

Roy O. Martin III

Harold Stokes

Larry Tremblay


Agenda Item III.

Consent Agenda

  • R.S. 17:1808 (Licensure)

    • License Renewalsa. American College of Educationb. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityc. Northwood Universityd. Nova Southeastern University


Agenda Item III.

Consent Agenda

  • Proprietary Schools 1. Change of Ownership Applications a. BAR/BRI (Baton Rouge) b. BAR/BRI (New Orleans) 2. AOS Degree Application a. Virginia College (Shreveport)


Agenda Item III.

Consent Agenda

  • Proprietary Schools, cont’d 3. License Renewals 1. A & W Healthcare Educators, LLC (03/25/04) 2. Academy of Acadiana, Inc. (03/22/06) 3. At-Home Professions (04/22/99) 4. Blue Cliff College--Houma (03/24/05) 5. Blue Cliff College--Metairie (03/23/00) 6. Blue Cliff College--Metairie, Satellite Campus (03/23/11) 7. Blue Cliff College--Shreveport (03/23/00) 8. Coastal College--Lafayette (04/23/98) 9. Coastal College--Monroe (03/28/96) 10. Delta College of Arts & Technology--Lafayette Branch (03/24/05) 11. Delta School of Business and Technology (05/06/80) 12. J W Training Center, LLC (03/25/10)


Agenda Item III.

Consent Agenda

  • Proprietary Schools, cont’d 3. License Renewals, cont’d 13. Lenora School of Phlebotomy (04/28/94) 14. Louisiana Culinary Institute (03/27/03) 15. Medical Careers College (formerly Delta Training Academy) (04/23/98) 16. The Ruth Cook Computer and Medical Schools (04/27/95) 17. Sclafani’s Cooking School (04/28/94) 18. Unitech Training Academy, Inc. (04/24/97) 19. Unitech Training Academy--Houma (03/22/06) 20. Universal Technical Institute--Florida Branch (04/23/98) 21. Universal Technical Institute of Texas, Inc. (04/03/85) 22. WyoTech--Pennsylvania Campus (03/27/03) 23. WyoTech--Wyoming Campus (03/27/03)


Recommendation

Senior Staff recommends that the Planning, Research and Performance Committee approve the items under the Consent Agenda.


Agenda Item IV.

R.S. 17:1808 (Licensure)

Delta International University

Revision to Rules and Regulations for the Administration of R.S. 17:180


Agenda Item IV.

R.S. 17:1808 (Licensure)

Delta International University 1. Initial license in May, 2009 with stipulations 2. Must seek accreditation with DETC (rather than ACICS) 3. Filed annual reports with Regents’ staff 4. Turnover in Academic Staff 5. Underwent Readiness Assessment in February (with multiple findings) 6. Upcoming Schedule


Recommendation

Senior Staff recommends that the Planning, Research and Performance Committee approve the extension of the operating license for Delta International University until January 30, 2013. If the University does not submit its Self-Evaluation report to DETC by November 10, 2012, the Board of Regents may revoke the institution’s operating license. If DETC determines that DIU is not prepared for a full site visit based on the findings of the Readiness Assessment report, the Board will deny renewal of the institution’s operating license in January, 2013.


Agenda Item IV.

R.S. 17:1808 (Licensure)

B. Revision to Rules and Regulations for the Administration of R.S. 17:18081. January – Initial approval of Rule change by Board of Regents to require NCATE/TEAC accreditation.2. February – Review and approval by Legislative Fiscal Office3. February – Publication of proposed Rule change in Louisiana Register4. March/April – Comment Period5. May – Final publication in Louisiana Register.


Recommendation

Senior Staff recommends that the Planning, Research and Performance Committee adopt the final revision to the Rules and Regulations for the Administration of R.S. 17:1808 regarding requirements for teacher education and education leadership programs.


Agenda Item V.

Proposed Pilot Program on Co-Requisite Delivery of Developmental and College-Level Instruction

  • Academic Affairs Policy 2.18

  • Minimum Admission Criteria

  • National Research on Developmental Education- Co-Requisite -Extended Instruction- Mandated Supplemental Instruction


Agenda Item V.

Proposed Pilot Program on Co-Requisite Delivery of Developmental and College-Level Instruction

  • Proposed Pilot- 2-year pilot (2012-13 / 2013-14) - Regional Universities and Community Colleges- Math ACT sub-score of at least 17, English ACT sub-score of at least 16 (2 points below current policy)- Students enroll in pilot during the first semester- Post-test- Encourage enrollment in discipline-related courses in following term - Assessment at conclusion of pilot (2014) to determine wisdom of changing Minimum Admission Standards and/or Academic Affairs Policy 2.18.


Recommendation

Senior Staff recommends that the Planning, Research and Performance Committee authorize the staff to invite and encourage community colleges and regional universities to participate in a two-year pilot of co-requisite classes.


Agenda Item VI.

Other Business

A. Template for Annual Evaluation of Master Planfor Public Postsecondary Education inLouisiana: 2011;

B. Preparation for June BOR Action on 2011-12 GRAD Act Annual Reports.


Agenda Item VI.

Other Business

A. Template for Annual Evaluation of Master Planfor Public Postsecondary Education inLouisiana: 2011;


BoR Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education in Louisiana

  • Approved by board in August, 2011

    • Goal 1: Increase the educational attainment of the state’s adult population to the SREB State’s average by 2025.

      • 7 objectives

    • Goal 2: Foster innovation through research in Science and Technology in Louisiana

      • 6 objectives

    • Goal 3: Achieve greater accountability, efficiency and effectiveness in the postsecondary education system.

      • 5 objectives

  • Total of 63 measures

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Master Plan Reporting Timeline

  • May 2012- Baseline data for quantitative measures

  • August 2012- Annual report (to include baseline, year 1 data and narrative)

  • Quarterly updates thereafter

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Agenda Item VI.

Other Business

B. Preparation for June BOR Action on 2011-12 GRAD Act Annual Reports.


Agenda Item VI.

LA GRAD Act Annual Review


Agenda Item VI.

GRAD Act

  • Act 741 of 2010

  • Act 418 of 2011


Agenda Item VI.

Review Process

  • Institution - Prepare annual report (data, narrative reports)

  • System - Review, verify data, score, certify to Regents by May 1

  • Board of Regents - Audit data - Review, verify data, and score annual report - Recommendation by June Board meeting - Report to Legislature and Governor in July


Performance Measures

56 Measures

Including Targeted

4 Performance Objectives

Institution must pass Student Success Objective

to retain tuition authority/autonomies

16 Elements

Data and narratives

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LOUISIANA BOARD OF REGENTS

May 23, 2012


PUBLIC COMMENTS


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

APRIL 25, 2012


PRESENTATION TO OUTGOING STUDENT BOARD MEMBER, MR. JOHN MINEO IV


REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION


ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Charlotte Bollinger, Chair

Harold Stokes, Vice Chair

Scott Ballard

Maurice Durbin

John Mineo IV

Albert Sam

Joe Wiley

Representatives from Management Boards

Karen Denby

Jeannine Kahn


MOTION

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board grant approval of the revised Academic Affairs Policy 2.16: Statewide General Education Requirements, effective immediately.


MOTION

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board grant approvalof the proposed Academic Year 2012-13 Master Course Articulation Matrix and the Louisiana Common Course Catalog, and authorize BoR staff to continue to work with colleges and universities to expand the Matrix and the Catalog throughout the year.


MOTION

  • The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board grantconditional approval of the:

  • CAS/Sterile Processing Technician – SUSLA

  • PBC/Nursing Case Management – McNeese

  • GC/TESOL – UL Lafayette

  • MSN/Nursing – Nicholls

  • PhD/Molecular Sci & Nanotechnology – LA Tech

  • with an update on program implementation (to include relevant enrollment and completer/ progression data) due by 30 Sept 2013.


MOTION

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board receive and approve the items on the Consent Agenda.


FACILITIES AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE

Robert Bruno, Chair

W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr., Vice Chair

Charlotte Bollinger

Joseph Farr

Chris Gorman

Roy Martin III

John Mineo IV

Victor Stelly

Representatives from Management Boards

Rich Griswold


MOTION

The Facilities and Property Committee recommends that the Board approve the Small Capital Projects Report as presented.


MOTION

The Facilities and Property Committee recommends that the Board approve the project utilizing alternative means of financing.


MOTION

The Facilities and Property Committee recommends that the Board approve the lease on behalf of Louisiana State University and A&M College.


MOTION

The Facilities and Property Committee recommends that the Board approve the request for the University of Louisiana at Monroe to petition the Interim Emergency Board to resolve the piping deterioration problem in George T. Walker Hall.


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr., Chair

Victor Stelly, Vice Chair

Maurice Durbin

Chris Gorman

Donna Klein

Joseph Wiley

Representatives from Management Boards

Uma Subramanian


2012 Legislative Session Updates

  • Update on Board of Regents’ Bills

  • Update on Bills Impacting Higher Education

  • Bills Being Monitored


PLANNING, RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE

Victor Stelly, Chair

Joe Wiley, Vice Chair

Maurice Durbin

William Fenstermaker

Chris Gorman

Roy O. Martin III

Harold Stokes

Larry Tremblay


MOTION

The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board approve the items under the Consent Agenda.


MOTION

The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board approve the extension of the operating license for Delta International University until January 30, 2013. If the University does not submit its Self-Evaluation report to DETC by November 10, 2012, the Board of Regents may revoke the institution’s operating license. If DETC determines that DIU is not prepared for a full site visit based on the findings of the Readiness Assessment report, the Board will deny renewal of the institution’s operating license in January, 2013.


MOTION

The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board adopt the final revision to the Rules and Regulations for the Administration of R.S. 17:1808 regarding requirements for teacher education and educationleadership programs.


MOTION

The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board authorize the staff to invite and encourage community colleges and regional universities to participate in a two-year pilot of co-requisite classes.


Agenda Item Other Business

Remarks by Chairman Robert Levy

  • Joint Meeting on Tuesday, June 19

  • Next BoR Meetings on June 27 & 28

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ADJOURNMENT


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