Wednesday, November 1st, 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
Ramie Pederson Kellie Peterson Renee Reijo Pera Nicol Rae Jyl Shaffer Jerry Sheehan
Royce Smith Dan Stevenson James Tobin Susan Wolff    
  • Call to Order
    President Waded Cruzado
    • President Cruzado called the meeting to order at 8:35 AM.
  • Approval of Minutes for October 4th, 2017
    • Terry Leist motioned to approve minutes, Ilse-Mari seconded the motion and minutes approved unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • President Cruzado welcomed University Council and shared that the OneMSU Symposium begins today through tomorrow, November 2nd, 2017. President Cruzado complimented MSU on the recent accreditation visit, it was a monumental collaborative effort and she gave special thanks to Dr. Tami Eitle for her incredible work.
  • New Items
    • Proposed name change for Extended University
      Kim Obbink, Executive Director, Extended University
      • Kim Obbink introduced herself and provided some history of changes in the past few years at Extended University and new opportunities for reorganizational changes. This is a joint effort with the Provost and CIO. The proposed name change is Academic Technology & Outreach.
      • President Cruzado thanked Kim for her efforts and leadership the past few years reorganizing Extended University which aided students and didn't impact them with their studies. Tracy Ellig complimented Kim and noticed the importance of the name change and motioned to suspend rules to move to an immediate vote so Kim and her team don't have to delay the name change. Chris Fastnow seconded the motion to suspend rules. Motion passed unanimously to suspend rules. Tracy motioned to approve name change and Dean Harmon seconded. Motion approved unanimously, and name change passed unanimously.
  • Informational Items
    • MSU Stole for Commencement
      Jerri Weston, Assistant Registrar
      • Jerri shared the new stole represents a stole of gratitude and upon graduation students may present the stole to an important person who guided them through their education. The stole is a new part of commencement this fall. Students may purchase the stole at the bookstore.
    • Fall Institutional Report
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis
      • Chris shared report of fall tenurable faculty FTE: 578 tenurable; 521 tenurable with any general fund instructional support, and 444 tenurable (General fund instructional support only). Non-tenurable FTE has also shown growth. Staff employee FTE has also increased. Headcount & FTE Enrollment Retention & graduation rates have risen and the 4-year graduation rate has increased to 26.9% Degrees awarded were shown as well as General Fund Expenditures by program.
      • President Cruzado communicated we present these numbers to University Council for transparency and accountability. Chris shared that they have begun the process of the new strategic plan and will have the new strategic plan ready by the end of 2018. The new strategic plan committee is made up of 12 people.
    • Knowing Your MSU: Museum of the Rockies
      Shelley McKamey, Executive Director, Museum of the Rockies
      • Shelley McKamey provided an overview of 10 things you should know about the Museum of the Rockies (MOR). The MOR is a part of MSU. MOR is an accredited museum and wil be up for review 2022. MOR is a Smithsonian Affiliate. MOR research in palentology. MOR provides educational opportunities to students across the state. Last year 17,500 students visited MOR. MOR changes their exhibits about 3 times a year.
  • Public Comment
    • No Public Comment.
  • Updates
    • No Updates

Note: The next University Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.