RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                                      DATE:  August 5-6, 2004

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

A.  Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings:

 

1.   That the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on April 29-30, 2004, and June 30, 2004, be approved. (Backup) (Backup)

 

 

B.   Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

1.   A gift to Forest Roberts Theatre from Shannon Marder, Marquette, Michigan, one Steinway Upright Piano (appraised value: $1,000).

 

2.   A gift to Forest Roberts Theatre from Linda Meldrum, Marquette, Michigan, one Baldwin Electric Organ (appraised value: $500).

 

3.   The U.S. Department of Education awards, for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, in the amount of $338,840 for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; in the amount of $862,931 for the Federal Work Study Program; and in the amount of $240,748 for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, all under the direction of Mr. Mark Delorey. 

 

4.   The grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an Upward Bound program, in the amount of $337,054, for the period September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, under the direction of Ms. Sara Norton-Ejnik. 

 

5.   The grant from the U.S. Department of Education, in the amount of $277,503 for the Student Support Services program, for the period September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Peter Holliday.

 

6.   The grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for a Behavioral Assessment of Olivocochlear Activity in Mice, in the amount of $131,379, for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2007, under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Prosen. 

 

7.   The grant from the Economic Development Corporation, to train employees at B3CP in Gwinn, Michigan, in the amount of $45,000, with a cash/In-Kind B3CP match of $30,747.10, for a total award of $75,747.10, for the period June 10, 2004 through June 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Holman. 

 

8.   The State of Michigan, Department of Treasury, Student Financial Aid Awards, for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, in the amount of $13,086 for the Adult Part-Time Grant; $61,408 for the Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant; $173,965 for the Michigan Work-Study Undergraduate Program; and $5,000 for the Michigan Work-Study Graduate Program, all under the direction of Mr. Mark Delorey. 

 

9.   The grant from the Michigan Department of Education to conduct motorcycle safety classes throughout the Upper Peninsula, in the amount of $58,676, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Paul McKelvey.

 

10. The grant from the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters, for the period April 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003, in the amount of $5,000, with a cash match of $15,120 from WNMU-TV, for a total amount of $20,120, to produce a 30 minute TV documentary on the history of lumber in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, under the direction of Mr. Scott Seaman. 

 

11. The grant from the State of Michigan, 2003 State Homeland Security Grant Program, to provide training for the NMU Emergency Response Team to test the action plans for various hazardous situations, in the amount of $5,500, for the period April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Michael Bath. 

 

12. The grant from the Wildlife Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, to support the cost of supplying office space, materials, and services provided to Wildlife Division personnel stationed in the Geography Department, in the amount of $3,875, for the period October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003, under the direction of Dr. Michael Broadway.

 

13. The grant from the Marquette Symphony to support Native American seasonal cultural activities, in the amount of $3,230, for the period October 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Martin Reinhardt.

 

14. The grant from Michigan Farm and Garden Foundation, Inc. to support Elizabeth Hollowell, in the amount of $1,774, under the direction of Dr. Donna Becker. 

 

15. The subcontract between the Academy for Educational Development and Northern Michigan University, in the amount of $41,600, to provide technical support and networking for the Michigan Middle Start Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program, for the period August 31, 2003 through September 30, 2004, under the direction of Carl Wozniak. 

 

16. The contract between the National Writing Project Corporation and Northern Michigan University to conduct a National Writing Project site, be extended through June 30, 2005 with an additional amount of $40,000, with a cash match in the amount of $13,860 (which includes $3,000 from the School of Education, $3,000 from the College of Arts and Sciences, $3,000 from the College of Professional Studies, and $4,860 from the Young Writer's Camp), and an in-kind University match in the amount of $27,309, for a total award of $81,169, under the direction of Professor Jon Davies. 

 

17. The contract between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Northern Michigan University, in the amount of $9,978.88, to determine the return rate of the common loon in Wisconsin, for the period April 21, 2004 through June 30, 2004, under the direction of Dr. Alec Lindsay.

 

 

C.  Personnel Actions:

 

Appointments:

 

1.   Stephen Burn, Assistant Professor, English, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

2.   Sheri Giordana, Assistant Professor, Nursing, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

3.   Matthew Granstrand, Head Women's Soccer Coach, effective July 8, 2004. 

 

4.   Kenneth King, Associate Professor, Education, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

5.   Mitchell Klett, Assistant Professor, Education, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

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

 

7.   Gerard Lange, Assistant Professor, Art & Design, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

8.   Zhuang-Zhong Lehmberg, Assistant Professor, English, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

9.   Osvaldo Lopez, Assistant Professor, Biology, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004. 

 

10. Jeanne Lorentzen, Assistant Professor, Sociology/Social Work, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

11. Judith Puncochar, Assistant Professor, Education, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004. 

 

12. Bruce Sarjeant, Assistant Professor, Library, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 16, 2004.

 

13. Carol Simpson, Instructor, Sociology/Social Work, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

14. David Switzer, Instructor, Economics, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

15. Cate Terwilliger, Assistant Professor, English, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004. 

 

16. Paul Truckey, Assistant Professor, Communication & Performance Studies, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004.

 

17. Helen M. Wedin, Assistant Professor, Nursing, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 25, 2004. 

 

Emeritus Status:

 

18. That Scott Seaman be granted the status of Director of Learning Resources Emeritus, effective upon the date or retirement.

 

19. That the following retirees be granted Emeritus status:

 

      Robert Aikala, Director of Computer Center

      John Bekkala, Director of Engineering & Planning

      Patrick Dooley, Manager, Financial Services

      Richard Harbick, Bookstore Manager

      Robert Herman, Director of Personnel

      Ernest Johnson, Director, Applications Development

      Whitney Johnson, Director, Data & Telephone Systems

      Drusilla Kierzek, Administrative Assistant Finance & Administration

      Kenneth Pierce, Budget Director

      Robert Sibilsky, Purchasing Manager

 

 

D.  Degrees:

 

1.   That the final list of Winter 2004 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 Summer 2004 graduates be approved.  A copy of the list is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

 

E.   Property and Finance Items:

 

1.   That the 2004-2005 General Fund Base Budget be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, along with the fall 2004 and winter 2005 tuition and fee rates. (Backup) (Backup)

 

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

 

3.   That the 457B Deferred Compensation Plan be approved.  A copy of the plan is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

4. That the bowling course fee be increased to $40.00 to reflect the increase being charged to Northern Michigan University for lane usage.

 

 

F.   Special Items:

 

1.   That the following Board of Trustees meeting schedule for the calendar year 2005 be approved:

 

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

SCHEDULE OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING DATES

Calendar Year 2005

 

Thursday-Friday, February 10-11, 2005

Annual Retreat

 

Thursday-Friday, May 5-6, 2005

(Commencement Saturday, May 7)

 

Thursday-Friday, August 4-5, 2005

 

Thursday-Friday, October 6-7, 2005

 

Thursday-Friday, December 15-16, 2005

(Commencement Saturday, December 17)

 

2.   With the renovation of the C.B. Hedgcock Physical Education Building, that the building be renamed C.B. Hedgcock and that the following spaces within the facility be named as follows:

 

           The area previously used as the fieldhouse be named the Student Services Center

           The food area on the third floor be named the Fieldhouse Food Bar

           The area previously used as a gymnasium be named the Reynolds Recital Hall in recognition

            of a gift from Phyllis and Max Reynolds Jr., longtime friends of the University

 

3.   That Section 2.3.4 of the Northern Michigan University Student Code be revised as follows:

 

      CURRENT CODE WORDING WITH PROPOSED CHANGES

      2.3.4 Candles (penalty:  not less than warning; not more than disciplinary probation)

 

      Because of the danger of fire, the use or making of candles is are prohibited in residence hall rooms.

 

      PROPOSED WORDING

      2.3.4 Candles (penalty:  not less than warning; not more than disciplinary probation)

 

      Because of the danger of fire, candles are prohibited in residence hall rooms.


4.   That the following individuals be appointed as board members for the following Public School Academies:

 

            Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy

 

            Charlene Teeple                       expiration date:  June 30, 2005

            Donna Boda                             expiration date:  June 30, 2006

            Rodney Frye                            expiration date:  June 30, 2006

            Marilyn Shawano                      expiration date:  June 30, 2006

 

            Burton Glen Public School Academy

 

            William Fischer             expiration date:  June 30, 2007