FORMAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Marquette, Michigan

August 4-5, 2005

 

 

A.      Minutes:

 

  1.    That the minutes of the May 5-6, 2005 (Backup), and July 22, 2005 (Backup), meetings of the Board be approved.

 

 

B.      Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

  1.    A gift to Art and Design from Peter Cook, Grand Rapids, Michigan, an oil painting by Harland Young named, "Looking Back" (appraised value: $12,500). 

 

  2.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Superior Extrusion, Forsyth Township, Michigan, two each AC drives at $5,000 each and one scale at $50 (total appraised value: $10,050).

 

  3.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Superior Extrusion, Forsyth Township, Michigan, 408 pounds of aluminum scrap, master cutter end mill sharpener, Rockwell hardness tester, rotary table, electric crimper, miscellaneous bins and hardware (total appraised value: $3,287). 

 

  4.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Winnie Anderson, Marquette, Michigan, a 1995 Toshiba Computer, Laptop, Deskjet 632C, Computer Accessories (total appraised value: $500).

 

  5.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Nancy and Denmore Kalweit, Marquette, Michigan, a 1986 Toyota Pickup (appraised value: $500). 

 

  6.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from April Morgan, Negaunee, Michigan, a 1997 Buick Skylark (appraised value: $500).

 

  7.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Marianne Novotny, Marquette, Michigan, a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass (appraised value: $500).

 

  8.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Mary Stiles, Marquette, Michigan, a 1995 Volvo 850 (appraised value: $500). 

 

  9.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Christine Wooten, Marquette, Michigan, a 1990 Oldsmobile (appraised value: $500).

 

10.    The Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education, to provide scholarships to selected Olympic aspiring athletes training at any one of the four Olympic Training Centers and pursuing a post-secondary education, in the amount of $980,096, for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Jeffrey Kleinschmidt.

 

11.    The U.S. Department of Education grant to support the on-going operations of the USOEC, in the amount of $436,480, for the period May 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Jeffery Kleinschmidt.

 

 

 

12.    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, 2005 through August 31, 2006, under the direction of Ms. Sara Norton-Ejnik. 

 

13.    The grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Student Support Services program, in the amount of $285,828, for the period September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2006, under the direction of Dr. Peter Holliday. 

 

14.    The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide scholarships for disadvantaged students in the baccalaureate nursing program, in the amount of $80,971, for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, under the direction of Ms. Julie Dobson. 

 

15.    The U.P. Entrepreneurship Curriculum Development Grant from the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, to prepare educators to teach students the concepts, skills, values, and attitudes of entrepreneurship, in the amount of $7,800, for the period January 1, 2005 through November 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Sam Graci. 

 

16.    The grant from the Michigan Department of Education for Professional Development Fast Track, in the amount of $1,000 for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Paul McKelvey. 

 

17.    The contract between the National Writing Project Corporation and Northern Michigan University to conduct a National Writing Project site, be extended through June 30, 2006 with an additional amount of $43,000, with a cash match in the amount of $14,750 (which includes $3,500 from the School of Education, $3,000 from the College of Arts and Sciences, $3,500 from the College of Professional Studies, and $4,750 from the Young Writer's Camp), and an in-kind University match in the amount of $40,420.23, for a total award of $98,170.23, under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Standerford. 

 

18.    The subcontract agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama and Northern Michigan University to implement inquiry-based practices in science education content courses; then to evaluate student attitudes as a function of these experiences, in the amount of $26,888.75, with an in-kind University match of $13,454.50 from the Education Department, for a total award of $40,343.25, for the period April 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Mitchell Klett.

 

 

C.      Personnel Actions: 

 

         Appointments:

 

  1.    Jason Balas, Assistant Professor, CAPS Department, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

  2.    William Bergman, Assistant Professor, History Department, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

  3.    Darnell Bradley, Director-Diversity Student Services, effective July 6, 2005.

 

  4.    Leslie Grant, Assistant Professor, English Department, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

  5.    Kenneth Holder, Associate Professor, School of Education, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005. 

 

  6.    Hsin-Ling Hsieh, Instructor, Economics Department, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

  7.    Christopher Kirk, Assistant Professor, HPER Department, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

  8.    Gabe Logan, Instructor, History Department, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

  9.    Anne Stark, Marketing Director, effective July 25, 2005. 

 

10.    Gary Stark, Assistant Professor, College of Business, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

11.    William Tireman, Assistant Professor, Physics Department, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 24, 2005.

 

         Promotion and Tenure:

 

12.    That the following dean and department heads be promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective August 24, 2005:

 

                   Dr. Cynthia Prosen                        Dr. Kerri Schuiling                    Dr. Debra Thatcher

                   College of Graduate Studies           School of Nursing                     School of Education

 

         Emeritus Status:

 

13.    That Dr. Jonathan Nelson be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, effective upon retirement.

 

14.    That Dr. Jon Saari be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of History, effective September 1, 2005.

 

15.    That Dr. Howard Swaine be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Economics, effective September 1, 2005. 

 

 

D.     Degrees:

 

   1.   That the preliminary list of Summer 2005 graduates be approved.  A copy of the list is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

 

E.      Property and Finance:

 

  1.    The purchase of property and structures located at 1830 Neidhart Avenue, at a cost of $94,000 plus related miscellaneous expenses.

 

  2.    The purchase of property and structures located at 1800 Presque Isle Avenue, at a cost of $110,000 plus related miscellaneous expenses.

 

  3.    That the 2005-2006 General Fund Operating Budget be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

  4.    That the 2005-2006 Designated Fund Budget be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Boar of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

  5.    That the resolution adopting a Non-Optional Retirement Plan ("ORP") be approved.  A copy of the resolution and plan is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

 

F.      Special Items: