RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

A.  Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings:

 

1.   That the minutes of the meetings of the Board held on December 11-12, 2003, February 12-13, 2004, and March 24, 2004, be approved. (Backup) (Backup) (Backup)

 

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

B.   Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

1.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Napa Auto Parts, Marquette, Michigan, 14 gallon containers and 15 quart containers of primer (appraised value: $2,929.50).

 

2.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Anthony Lackey, Ishpeming, Michigan, one 1990 Subaru Loyale (appraised value: $2,000). 

 

3.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Brian and Judy Donahue, Houghton, Michigan, one 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Royale (appraised value: $1,500).

 

4.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from M. Cameron Howes, Marquette, Michigan, two custom knee braces (appraised value: $1,500).

 

5.   A gift to Engineering Technology from Algoma Steel, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, ten tons of steel plate (appraised value: $1,386).

 

6.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Peter Glover, Negaunee, Michigan, one 1993 Dodge Dynasty (appraised value: $1,300). 

 

7.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Arnold's Refrigeration, Cheboygan, Michigan, one Kold-Draft Ice Maker/Cuber Model #GB7 (appraised value: $1,200).

 

8.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Lillian Heldreth, Marquette, Michigan, one 1989 Mercury Topaz (appraised value: $1,200).

 

9.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from AAA Friendly Auto Sales, Marquette, Michigan, one 1993 Mazda Station Wagon (appraised value: $1,000).

 

10. A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from James Curtis, Marquette, Michigan, one 1995 Nissan Altima (appraised value: $1,000).

 

11. A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Richard Salo, Negaunee, Michigan, one 1991 Dodge Dakota Pick-up Truck (appraised value: $1,000).

 

12. A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from James Hansen, Ishpeming, Michigan, one 1991 Buick Park Avenue (appraised value: $700).

 

13. A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Gary Christensen, Marquette, Michigan, two original limited edition prints acrylic on canvas (appraised value: $600).

 

14. A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Carrie Harrison, Marquette, Michigan, one 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier (appraised value: $500).

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

B.   Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts (continued):

 

15. A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Allen and Kathy Solka, Ishpeming, Michigan, one handmade quilt, twin size, hand pieced designer fabric (appraised value: $250).

 

16. The Television Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for WNMU- TV, in the amount of $575,661, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Scott Seaman. 

 

17. The grant from the Michigan Department of State Police Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, for a project entitled "Law Enforcement In-Service 2004", in the amount of $304,513, for the period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Kenneth Chant.

 

18. The revised Radio Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for an additional amount of $18,425, bringing the total award to $190,744, for the period October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Scott Seaman.

 

19. The Radio Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in the amount of $175,815, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Scott Seaman.

 

20. The grant from the Michigan Department of Education under Section 99 of the State School Aid Act to improve mathematics and science instruction in Michigan, in the amount of $57,716, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004, under the direction of Dr. Debra Thatcher.

 

21. The Television Local Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $37,745, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Scott Seaman.

 

22. The Television Interconnection grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $12,638, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Scott Seaman.

 

23. The Canadian Studies Faculty Research grant from the Canadian Embassy, Academic Relations Office, for a research study on the impact of eliminating "Holy Crow" on prairie agriculture, in the amount of $8,000, for the period December 8, 2003 through February 15, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Michael Broadway. 

 

24. The subcontract between Northern Michigan University and the National Institutes of Health, Modification #1 for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, to conduct research on auditory processing of signals in noise, for an additional amount of $22,750, bringing the total award to $45,500, for the period April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Prosen.


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

C.  Personnel Actions:

 

Appointments:

 

1.   Andrea Kohl, Assistant Professor, Art & Design, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

Emeritus Status:

 

2.   That Leonard G. Heldreth be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of English, effective June 30, 2004.

 

3.   That Lillian M. Heldreth be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of English, effective May 4, 2004.

 

4.   That Thomas J. Hruska be granted the status, posthumously, of Professor Emeritus of English, effective April 30, 2004.

 

5.   That Ronald J. Parejko be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Biology, effective May 1, 2004.

 

Promotion and Tenure:

 

6.   That the following faculty members be promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective August 25, 2004: 

 

            Dr. Patricia Cianciolo                Dr. Charles Ganzert                                          Dr. Kenneth Janson

            Sociology/Social Work             Communication and Performance Studies          College of Business

 

            Dr. Steven Oates                      Dr. Roxin Zhang

            Education                                 Mathematics and Computer Science

 

7.   That Prof. Michael Burgmeier, Academic Information Services, be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective July 1, 2004.

 

8.   That Mr. Christopher Kibit, Technology and Occupational Sciences, be promoted to the rank of Professor-TAS effective August 25, 2004. 

 

 

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

C.  Personnel Actions (continued):

 

9.   That the following faculty members be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective August 25, 2004:

 

            Dr. Tawni Ferrarini                   Dr. Jozef Haltof                        Dr. Austin Hummell

            Economics                                English                                     English

 

            Dr. Jill Leonard                         Dr. Delinda Lybrand                 Prof. Robert Marlor

            Biology                                     Education                                 Engineering Technology

 

            Prof. Julie Rochester                 Dr. Neil Russell                        Dr. Mary Jane Tremethick

            HPER                                      Physics                                     HPER 

 

10. That Prof. Michael Burgmeier, Academic Information Services, be granted tenure effective July 1, 2004.

 

11. That the following faculty members be granted tenure effective August 25, 2004:

 

            Dr. Tawni Ferrarini                   Dr. Jozef Haltof                                                Dr. Austin Hummell

            Economics                                English                                                             English

 

            Dr. Kenneth Janson                  Dr. Jill Leonard                                                 Dr. Delinda Lybrand

            College of Business                   Biology                                                            Education

 

            Dr. Howard Nicholson             Dr. Walter Niebauer                                         Prof. Barbara Rhyneer

            History                                     Communication and Performance Studies          Music

 

            Prof. Julie Rochester                 Dr. Neil Russell                                                Dr. Carol Steinhaus

            HPER                                      Physics                                                             College of Business

 

            Dr. Ronald Sundell                   Dr. Mary Jane Tremethick

            Geography                               HPER

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

D.  Degrees:

 

1.   That the final list of December 2003 graduates be approved.  A copy of the list is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

2.   That the preliminary list of May 2004 graduates be approved.  A copy of the list is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. 

 

3.   That Dr. Robert R. Archibald, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Historical Society, receive an Honorary Degree, Doctor of History, at the May 2004 Commencement Ceremony.  Dr. Archibald will also be the Commencement Speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

E.   Property and Finance Items:

 

1.   That the 2005-2006 Reduction in Force (RIF) Plan be approved as attached. (Backup)

 

2.   That University operations be authorized to continue in 2004-2005 at a budget level no greater than the 2003-2004 budget until the new General Fund Budget is approved, except that increases required by existing or newly negotiated union contracts, Fiscal Year 2004-2005 BAC reductions, and Fiscal Year 2004-2005 President's Council reductions will be implemented. 

 

3.   That the 2004-2005 Auxiliary Services Operations Budget, in the Auxiliary Fund, be approved.  Copies of the budget are on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

4.   That the 2004-2005 Dining Services and Housing and Residence Life Rate Schedule be approved.  Copies of the rate schedules are on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

5.   That the 2004-2005 Designated Fund Base Budget be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

6.   That the 2004-2005 Student Life Budget, in the Auxiliary Fund, be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup) 

 

 

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

F.   Special Items:

 

1.   That the Academic Calendars for 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008 be approved as attached. (Backup)

 

2.   That the deletion of the Culinary Arts Certificate Program, effective Fall 2004, be approved.

 

3.   That the following faculty members receive the 2004 NMU Distinguished Faculty Award:

 

            Dr. Gary J. Brunswick, Director of Business Affairs and Professor

            College of Business

 

            Dr. Donald F. Dreisbach, Professor

            Department of Philosophy

 

            Dr. Teresa C. Hunt, Professor

            Department of English

 

4.   That the following students receive the 2004 Board of Trustees Student Achievement Awards:

 

            Mr. Kyle Ortiz              Ms. Layla Khoury-Hanold                    Mr. Brian Thanasiu

 

      and the 2004 Board of Trustees Nontraditional Student Achievement Award:         

 

            Ms. Christine Robinson

                       

5.   That the NMU Board of Trustees Committee Charges be revised as follows:

 

      CURRENT WORDING WITH PROPOSED CHANGES

 

      Executive Committee

 

      Membership on the Executive Committee shall be as follows and members shall be appointed by the Board Chair with the consent of the Board:

 

     --    The immediate past Chair of the Board or if a past chair is not available, another member of the Board, who will serve as Chair of the Executive Committee;

 

      Ad Hoc Nominating Committee

      When Board Chair and Vice Chair elections are to be held in October; at the August meeting, the Board Chair shall appoint three Board members to serve on the committee.  The immediate past Board Chair or if a past chair is not available, another member of the Board shall serve as Chair of the committee.  Two at-large members of the Board will also serve on the committee.

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

F.   Special Items (continued):

 

6.   That the College of Technology and Applied Sciences be eliminated and the following departments be transferred to the College of Professional Studies, effective July 1, 2004:

 

            Engineering Technology

            Technology and Occupational Studies

 

7.   That Northern Michigan University authorize Bahweting Anishnabe Public School Academy to separate into two distinct levels, K-6 and 7-8.

 

8.   That the following individuals be appointed as board members for the following public school academies:

 

            Bahweting Anishnabe Charter School Academy

                        Ronald L. Munro                                  expiration date:  June 30, 2004

                        Norma Castro                                      expiration date:  June 30, 2004

                        Ronald L. Munro (reappoint)                expiration date:  June 30, 2007

                        Norma Castro (reappoint)                    expiration date:  June 30, 2007

                        Michael Lumsden (reappoint)                expiration date:  June 30, 2007

 

            Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy

                        Rodney Lovell                                      expiration date:  June 30, 2005

 

            North Star Public School Academy

                        Pamela Christensen                               expiration date:  June 30, 2005

                        Greg Toutant                                        expiration date:  June 30, 2005

                        Jack Noble                                           expiration date:  June 30, 2006

                        Bonnie Holland (reappoint)                   expiration date:  June 30, 2007

                        Margaret Jajich (reappoint)                   expiration date:  June 30, 2007

 

9.   That North Star Academy be authorized to participate in the Qualified Public Education Facilities (QPEF) Bond Program, up to a maximum of $1.2 million, subject to University review and approval of all legal and disclosure/marketing information.

 


 

RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                     DATE:  April 29-30, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

F.   Special Items (continued):

 

10. That Northern Michigan University renew the charter for North Star Public School Academy for a five-year period.

 

11. The new recital hall in the renovated gymnasium of the C.B. Hedgcock Fieldhouse on the campus of Northern Michigan University be named the Reynolds Recital Hall in recognition of a gift from Phyllis and Max Reynolds Jr., longtime friends of the University.