Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

SUB 233

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Waded Cruzado Daniel Adams Kenning Arlitsch Kregg Aytes Michael Babcock Jeff Bader
Charles Boyer Matt Caires Kari Cargill Leon Costello Tracy Ellig Chris Fastnow
Brett Gunnink Alison Harmon Cathy Hasenpflug Maggie Hayes Robert Hawks Bob Hietala
Karlene Hoo Chris Kearns Greg Kegel Garrett Leach Ilse-Mari Lee Terry Leist
Shelley McKamey Helen Melland Bob Mokwa Chris Murray Kim Obbink Mark Nook
Kellie Peterson Renee Reijo Pera Nicol Rae Jyl Shaffer Jerry Sheehan Royce Smith
Sylvia Sparkman Dan Stevenson Amy Stix Susan Wolff    
  • Call to Order
    President Waded Cruzado
    • President Cruzado called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM.
  • Approval of Minutes for August 10th, 2016
    • There was a motion by Chris Fastnow to approve the October 5th, 2016 minutes; Michael Babcock seconded the motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • No announcements
  • Old Items
    • Non-employee Appointment Policy
      Kellie Peterson
      • Based upon Michael Babcock's comments at the August 10th, 2016 meeting, Kellie clarified that volunteers are non-included under the Non-Employee Appointment Policy. Brett Gunnink asked for additional information. The policy was brought forward for a vote, and the Council approved it unanimously.
  • New Items
    • Commemorative Tributes Policy
      Kellie Peterson
      • Two items were changed on this policy: a student was added to the selection committee and the effective date was changed. President Cruzado indicated that the new version of the policy would be posted for 30 days and she encouraged the deans to share with department heads and faculty members in each of their colleges.
  • Informational Items
    • Law & Justice Center Update
      Jim Doar, Gallatin County Administrator
      • Jim Doar, Gallatin County Administrator, presented the reasoning for the Law & Justice Center mill levy being on the ballot on November 8th, 2016 election.
    • Tobacco Prevention Task Force
      Marci Torres, MSU Assistant Director, Student Health Service
      • Marci Torres presented on the continuing efforts of the Tobacco Prevention Task Force, as MSU Bozeman continues to be a "Tobacco-free Campus."
    • Strategic Plan Update - Integration Goal
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis
      • Chris provided an update on the Integration Goal of MSU's Strategic Plan. Integrating learning, discovery, and engagement is the marquee feature of this MSU strategic plan. Traditionally, land-grant universities have educated students, conducted research and provided outreach to their communities and states. MSU has gone a step further by regularly integrating research and teaching, practicing service-learning, and combining research with outreach. With this plan, MSU now boldly defines the 21st century land-grant university as one where learning, discovery, and engagement merge seamlessly to the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and the wider community.
  • Public Comment
    • There was no public comment offered.
  • Updates
    • There were no additional updates shared.

Note: The next University Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016.