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MEETING AGENDA
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Executive Building
521 S. 14th Street, Lower Level Board Room
December 8, 2005
9:00 a.m.
 

Note: Items on which the Commission will take action are indicated in bold. 

I.         CALL TO ORDER 

II.        WELCOME  

III.      MINUTES
Action item: Approval of the October 20, 2005 videoconference meeting minutes (Appendix 1)

IV.      CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT

V.       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT 

VI.     PUBLIC COMMENT 

           Those wishing to comment on general issues of concern are allowed five minutes.             

VII.    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

            A.  Action item: Nomination and election of Commission officers for 2006. 

VIII.   PUBLIC HEARING ON PLANNING COMMITTEE ITEMS
           Those commenting on the matters listed below are allowed five minutes.

A.  Recommended Capital Construction Practices – Comprehensive Plan Amendment (first reading)

IX.       PLANNING AND CONSUMER INFORMATION COMMITTEE 

            A.  Action item: LR 75 Report – Volume 1 (Appendix 2) and Volume 2 (Appendix 3

            B.  Information item: Staff report on academic transfer (Appendix 4)

  C.  Information item: Recommended Capital Construction Practices – Comprehensive Plan Amendment (first reading)
        (Appendix 5)

X.         PUBLIC COMMENTS ON BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE ITEMS
           
Those commenting on the matters listed below are allowed five minutes.    

XI.        BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE 

 A.  Information item: Briefings on LB 605, relating to construction and improvement projects at the University of Nebraska and Nebraska state colleges.

           B.  Action item: Postsecondary institutional operating and capital construction deficit appropriation requests fiscal years 2005-06 and 2006-07.
                (Appendix 6

                1.  The University of Nebraska is requesting additional funding for 1) increased energy costs, and 2) environmental clean-up at the Mead
                     Research Center

                2.   The Nebraska State College System is requesting 1) funding increases for utilities, and 2) planning funds through the design development
                      phase for a  proposed educational center in South Sioux City.

                3.   The community colleges are requesting additional money to fully fund Programs 151 and 152, the formulas that provide state funding for the
                      community colleges.

XII.       PUBLIC HEARING ON ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE ITEMS
              Those commenting on the matters listed below are allowed five minutes.           

A.  University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) proposal for a new instructional program: Master of Arts in Language Teaching (MALT)

B.  University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) proposal for a new organizational unit: Center for ePortfolio-Based Assessment

C.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) proposal for a new instructional program: Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality, Restaurant, and
           Tourism Management (BS) D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) proposal for a new instructional program: Bachelor of Landscape
          
Architecture (BLS)

E.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) proposal for a new instructional program: Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering
   
 (BSConE)  

F.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) proposal for a new organizational unit: Center for Digital Research in Humanities

G.  Proposal from Chadron State College (CSC), Peru State College (PSC), and Wayne State College (WSC) for a new instructional program:
     
Master of Science degree in Organizational Management (MS) 

XIII.   ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE 

            A.  Action items: Proposals for new instructional programs:

                  1. UNO - Language Teaching - MALT (Appendix 7)

        2. UNL - Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management - BS (Appendix 8)

                  3. UNL - Landscape Architecture - BLS (Appendix 9)

                  4. UNL - Construction Engineering - BSConE (Appendix 10)

                  5. CSC, PSC, WSC - Organizational Management - MS (Appendix 11)

            B.  Action items: Proposals for new organizational units:

                  1. UNO - Center for ePortfolio-Based Assessment (Appendix 12)

                  2. UNL - Center for Digital Research in Humanities (Appendix 13)

  C.  Action item: Request by The Creative Center to establish a new four-year institution in Nebraska offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts
        (BFA) in Graphic Design. (Appendix 14)

  D.    Report on name changes relating to existing programs (Appendix 15)

XIV.    FUTURE MEETINGS

  The next Commission meeting will include a joint meeting with the State College Board, February 2, 2006 in Lincoln.

XV.     COMMISSIONER COMMENTS 

XVI.    ADJOURNMENT