Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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 Kylar Clifton Leon Costello Tracy Ellig Chris Fastnow
Brett Gunnink Alison Harmon Cathy Hasenpflug Maggie Hayes Robert Hawks Bob Hietala
Karlene Hoo James Joyce Chris Kearns Greg Kegel Ron Larsen Ilse-Mari Lee
Terry Leist Shelley McKamey Helen Melland Bob Mokwa Chris Murray Kim Obbink
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 Waded Cruzado called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM.
  • Approval of Minutes for May 3rd, 2017
    • Michael Babcock motioned to approve the minutes; Dean Matt Caires seconded and the minutes were approved unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • President Cruzado introduced and welcomed Dean Sarah Shannon, Miley Gonzalez. She shared the 125th anniversary of MSU in 2018, mentioned attending The Eduardo Garcia Story which was powerful story and showcased talents of Dennis Aig and the College of Arts and Architecture.
  • Informational Items
    • Approval of New Name: University Health Partners
      Jim Mitchell, Director, MSU Student Health Service
      Betsy Asserson, Director, MSU Counseling & Psychological Services
      • Formerly Student Health Services to combine now Counseling and Psychological Services, Dental Services, Health Advancement, Medical Services, Clinical Lab, Radiology, Travel Health, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Alcohol & Drug Services, alongside Senior Director Jim Mitchell.
      • Dean Matt Caires asked about space constraints for the department. Marci Torres talked about student wellness and the new health advancement approach. Dean Shannon inquired about serving student population that aren't located specifically in Bozeman. Bilings and Missoula are currently able to partner with MSU to provide student healthcare. Dr. Kearns spoke to the collaborative approach for the functions to become one unit.
      • Dr. Babcock motioned to approve the name change; Dr. Kearns seconded and the name change passed unanimously.
      • President Cruzado thanked everyone for their dedication and hard work to this new change.
    • Long Range Building Program (LRBP) Process
      Dan Stevenson, Associate Vice President of University Services
      Walt Banziger, Director, Campus Planning, Design & Construction
      • Dan introduced Megan Steryl. Chris Catlett, Interim Director of Facilities Services, Ryan Rickland, Interim Safety and Risk Manager, and Emergency Managment Coordinator, Haley Tuggle, and MAdison Graff, all new to the campus planning division. Dan provides an overview of the LRBP Process:
        • Long Range Building Program - Legislature
          • State Appropriated funding
        • Auxiliaries - Board of Regents
          • Non-State funding
        • Donations/Gifts - MSUAF
          • Non-state funding
        • Grant Funded Projects
        • The LRBP Process is a continuous planning process throughout the year. We consolidate lists with all four campuses to refine and prioritize the list to combine it to a MUS System list to take to the legislative session. Funding of Capital Projects is by either cash only or bonds. President Cruzado thanked Dan and team for their hard work on this project.
    • Mountains and Minds: Learners & Leaders: Integration Goal
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis
      • Planning Council is working on 5 objectives for FY18: Learning. Learning. 1 Assess, and improve where needed, student learning of critical knowledge and skills; Discovery. 1 Elevate the research excellence and recognition of our faculty; Discovery 2: Expand the scale, breadth, and quality of doctoral education; Access 2: Diversify the student body; Stewardship. 1 Attract, develop, and retain the best faculty and staff to achieve our MSU mission.  She reminds University Council to visit the Strategic Plan website. Chris provided an integration update: substantiate curricular experiences that integrates learning, discovery and engagement; JAGS faculty handbook updated; faculty are integrating in community based research projects; faculty scholarly products with undergraduate and graduate students; students completing interdisciplinary programs. A tiny house video was shown showcasing interdisciplinary opportunities.
  • Public Comment
    • No public comments
  • Updates
    • October 16th-18th, 2017: Accreditation Visit from NWCCU
    • 1st Annual Essential Tools Day at GFC MSU
    • New Building construction ongoing at MSU Northern.

Note: The next University Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017.