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 MEETING AGENDA
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
State Capitol
Room 1525
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
8:30 a.m. 

(Revised 9/15/06)

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 Commissionís 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 August 3, 2006 meeting minutes. (Appendix 1

IV.    MIDWEST HIGHER EDUCATION COMPACT  

         A.    Report by Larry A. Isaak, MHEC President

V.      CHAIRMANíS REPORT             

    A.    Action item:  Process for making minor format revisions and edits to the Comprehensive Statewide
           Plan
document. (Appendix 12)

    B.    Other comments             

VI.     EXECUTIVE DIRECTORíS REPORT

          A.    Out-of-Service Area Authorization

                   The following application has been authorized:                   

(1) Offered by Metropolitan Community College via two-way distance learning to Dodge High School, Dodge, NE and Howells High School, Howells, NE:

 ∑ MATH 1420 - College Algebra (5 credits), August 20, 2006 Ė May 25, 2007

MATH 1430 - Trigonometry (4.5 credits), August 20, 2006 - May 25, 2007

          B.    ACT, SAT and "Measuring Up" results for Nebraska

VII.    2007-09 BIENNIAL BUDGET REQUESTS

          A.    University of Nebraska

          B.    Community Colleges

          C.    State Colleges 

VIII.    PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS OF GENERAL CONCERN
Individuals commenting on general matters are allowed five minutes each. 

IX.       PLANNING AND CONSUMER INFORMATION COMMITTEE

A.    Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska: Degrees Awarded (Appendix 2 - report) (Appendix 2 - tables)

X.        PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE ITEMS
           Individuals commenting on the proposals listed under Agenda XI are allowed five minutes each.

XI.       BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE                          

            A.    Action items: Proposals for capital construction projects:

                   1.   University of Nebraska-Lincolnís proposal for operating and maintenance costs for the Temple Building
                         addition/renovation . (Appendix 3)

                   2.   University of Nebraska-Lincolnís proposal for the Animal Science Complex Veterinary Medicine renovation.
                         (Appendix 4)

                   3.   University of Nebraska-Lincolnís proposal for operating and maintenance costs for the International Quilt Study
 
                        Center. (Appendix 5

         4.   University of Nebraska Medical Centerís proposal for operating and maintenance costs for the
               Research Center of Excellence II.  (Appendix 6)

XII.     PUBLIC HEARING ON ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE ITEMS
           Individuals commenting on the matters under Agenda XIII are allowed five minutes each.

XIII.    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE                         

A.    Action item: Proposal for a new organizational unit

       1.    UNMC Ė College of Public Health (Appendix 7)

B.    Action item: Proposal for an off-campus center with long-term financial commitment

             1.    NECC & WSC Ė The College Center at South Sioux City (Appendix 8)

C.    Action item: Existing Program Review (Appendix 9)       

         UNO         Gerontology                                BGS, certificates

         UNO         Social Gerontology                      MA

         UNMC      Public Health                              MPH

         UNO         Public Health                              MPH

D.    Action item: Follow-up reports on existing instructional programs previously considered. (Appendix 10

                           WNCC     Early Childhood Education           AA, AAS, certificate

         WNCC     Electronics Technology                AAS, certificate 

E.    Survey of Programs and Courses Offered in Nebraska by Out-of-State Institutions, 2003-04 and 2004-05 (Appendix 11)  

XIV.    FUTURE MEETINGS

           The next Commission meeting will be October 12, 2006 at Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

XV.      COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

XVI.    ADJOURNMENT