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Revised March 21, 2006

MEETING AGENDA
        Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
    Peru State College
Student Center - Live Oak Room
600 Hoyt Street
Peru, NE
April 6, 2006
9:00 a.m.
 

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

I.        CALL TO ORDER

Public notice of this meeting was given by posting notice on the Commission’s Web site; posting notice on the State of Nebraska's online public meeting calendar; e-mailing news media; and keeping a current copy of the agenda in the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education's office, listing the date, time, and location of the meeting.

II.      WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS 

III.     MINUTES

            Action item: Approval of the February 2, 2006 meeting minutes. (Appendix 1

IV.     CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 

V.      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT 

          A.        Legislative update           

          B.        Out-of-Service Area Authorization 

                     The following applications have been authorized:

                      (1)       Offered by Northeast Community College on-site to Gretna High School, Gretna, NE:

·         SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits), January – May 2006.  

                   (2)       Offered by Northeast Community College via two-way interactive distance learning to Boone Central High School, Albion, NE.

·        SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits), January – May 2006.

          C.        Third quarter budget report (handout at the meeting) 

          D.        Announcements and updates 

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

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

            A.        Metropolitan Community College’s (MCC) Proposal for a New Instructional Program: Employee Benefits Specialist (Certificate of Achievement)     

VIII.   ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE   

A.        Action item: Proposal from an out-of-state institution to offer courses in Nebraska:

1.      Kaplan University, Iowa (Appendix 2)

B.         Action item: Proposal for a new instructional program:

1.      MCC – Employee Benefits Specialist (Certificate of Achievement) (Appendix 3)

C.        Action item: Existing program review (Appendix 4)

D.        Action item: Follow-up reports on existing instructional programs previously considered. (Appendix 5)

E.        Action item: Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program Request for Proposals - 2006-2007 (Appendix 6)

F.        Report on name changes, deletions, reasonable and moderate extensions, and other institutional activities relating to existing programs. (Appendix 7)

IX.      PUBLIC HEARING ON PLANNING COMMITTEE ITEMS

           Those commenting on the matters listed below are allowed five minutes.  

            A.      Guidelines for Commission Review of Capital Construction Projects – Comprehensive Plan amendment (final reading).  

X.        PLANNING AND CONSUMER INFORMATION COMMITTEE  

           A.        Action item: Guidelines for Commission Review of Capital Construction Projects – Comprehensive Plan amendment (final reading).
                       (Appendix 8 - mark up copy) (Appendix 8 - final copy)

            B.        Discussion of efforts to improve preparation for and to support access to postsecondary education. (Appendix 9)

XI.       PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE ITEMS

            Those commenting on the matters listed below are allowed five minutes.

            A.        Metropolitan Community College’s proposal for the Elkhorn campus renovation.

            B.        Northeast Community College’s proposal for a utility line facility.

XII.      BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE 

            A.       Action items: Proposals for capital construction projects:

1.   Metropolitan Community College’s proposal for the Elkhorn campus renovation. (Appendix 10)

                        2.   Northeast Community College’s proposal for a utility line facility. (Appendix 11)

            B.       Action item: Commission "areas of emphasis" for 2007-09 biennial institutional operating budget review. (Appendix 12)

            C.       Information item: Commission 2007-09 Operating Budget Procedures. (Appendix 13)

            D.       Information item: Key operating budget and capital construction budget deadlines for the 2007-09 biennium. (Appendix 14)

XIII.     FUTURE MEETINGS

            The next Commission meeting will be Thursday, June 1, 2006 in Omaha.

XIV.     COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

XV.      ADJOURNMENT