FORMAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Marquette, Michigan

August 11, 2006

 

 

A.     Minutes:

 

  1.    That the minutes of the May 5, 2006 (Backup) and July 10, 2006 (Backup) meetings of the Board be approved.

 

 

B.      Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

  1.    A gift to Biology from Craig Griewahn, Cheboygan, Michigan, refurbished water chillers for fish research (appraised value: $1,670). 

 

  2.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Superior Extrusion, Marquette, Michigan, aluminum tube and squares (appraised value: $2,970).

 

  3.    A gift to Forest Roberts Theatre from Susan Graves, Marquette, Michigan, one box of miscellaneous theatre books (appraised value: $200). 

 

  4.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Bill Bloom, Marquette, Michigan, a 1994 Olds Sierra Four-Door (value to be determined at sale). 

 

  5.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Bruce Ragusett, Marquette, Michigan, a 1997 Chevrolet S10 Pickup (value to be determined at sale). 

 

  6.    The U.S. Department of Education awards, for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, in the amount of $358,835 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. Mike Rotundo. 

 

  7.    The Alcohol and Violence Against Women: Challenging and Myth grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to study alcohol and violence against women, in the amount of $78,606, for the period July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008, under the direction of Dr. Ira Hutchinson. 

 

  8.    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 $22,353, for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, under the direction of Ms. Julie Dobson. 

 

  9.    The additional grant from the Michigan Department of State to purchase one additional training motorcycle, in the amount of $2,660, bringing the total award to $15,460, for the period February 15, 2006 through September 30, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Cameron Hadley. 

 

10.    The agreement between the Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, National Park Service, and Northern Michigan University to study paleoshorelines and geoarchaeology in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, in the amount of $94,436, for the period July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007, under the direction of Dr. John Anderton. 


11.    The agreement between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Northern Michigan University to study the population dynamics of threatened orchidaceous in the Grand Sable Dunes at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, in the amount of $20,000, for the period May 14, 2006 through April 30, 2008, under the direction of Dr. Alan Rebertus. 

 

12.    The agreement between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and Northern Michigan University, in the amount of $2,000, to maintain and monitor passive tag monitoring systems as needed at select streams to assess movements of brook trout and steelhead trout throughout Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, for the period June 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008, under the direction of Dr. Jill Leonard. 

 

13.    The contract between the National Writing Project Corporation and Northern Michigan University to conduct a National Writing Project site, be extended through June 30, 2007 with an additional amount of $49,000, a cash match in the amount of $30,573.36 (which includes $4,500 from the School of Education, $3,000 from the College of Arts and Sciences, $4,500 from the College of Professional Studies, $500 from the English Department, $9,280 from the Saturday Seminars and annual summer and fall retreats, and $8,793.36 from the Summer College Revenue Shareback), and an in-kind University match in the amount of $41,869.96, for a total award of $121,443.32, under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Standerford. 

 

 

C.     Personnel Actions: 

 

         Appointments:

 

  1.    Derek Anderson, Instructor, Education, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

  2.    Gregory Coverdale, Associate Professor, Education, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

  3.    Christine Flavin, Assistant Professor, Art & Design, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006. 

 

  4.    Abhijit Jain, Assistant Professor, College of Business, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006. 

 

  5.    Michael Joy, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006. 

 

  6.    Dale Kapla, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006. 

 

  7.    Daniel Konku, Assistant Professor, College of Business, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006. 

 

  8.    Stephanie McKenzie, Assistant Professor, English, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

  9.    Bill Mihalopoulos, Assistant Professor, History, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

10.    Rachel Nye, Assistant Professor, Practical Nurse Program, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

11.    Adam Prus, Assistant Professor, Psychology, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

12.    Mary Stunkard, Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

13.    Katherine Teeter, Assistant Professor, Biology, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

         Emeritus:

 

  1.    That Jacqueline Schneider, Administrative Assistant, Office of the President, be granted Emeritus Status effective with the date of retirement. 

 

  2.    That Professor Eugene Stenberg be granted the status of Professor-TAS Emeritus of Technology and Occupational Sciences, effective September 1, 2006.

 

  3.    That Mr. Richard Wittman be granted the status of Director of Dining Services Emeritus, effective with the date of retirement.

 

  4.    That Dr. Donald Zalewski be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science, effective September 1, 2006. 

 

 

D.     Degrees:

 

 

E.      Property and Finance:

 

  1.    The lease between Northern Michigan University and The State of Michigan, Department of Management and Budget, Real Estate Division (State Lease No. 10431-2006), for space located in the Sam M. Cohodas Administrative Center.  A copy of the lease is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. 

 

  2.    That the revised Investment Policy Statement be approved.  A copy of the statement is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

  3.    That the Walker L. Cisler College of Business be authorized to establish a Student Managed Investment Fund and that one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) be allocated from the General Fund Support fund in the University's Endowment Fund to the Student Managed Investment Fund.  The fund will be managed in accordance with policies approved by the Board of Trustees.  A copy is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

  4.    That the 2006-2007 Designated Fund Recommended Budget be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

  5.    That the 2006-2007 General Fund Operating Budget be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

  6.    That Northern Michigan University's FY 2007 Capital Outlay Project Request, Combined Heat and Power Cogeneration, be approved.  A copy of the project request is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. 

 

  7.    That the Board of Trustees authorize the President of the University to implement the 2006-2009 wage and benefit adjustments tentatively agreed to between the University and the American Association of University Professors-Northern Michigan University Chapter, pending ratification by the AAUP union membership and formal approval of the Agreement at the October 2006 Board of Trustees meeting. 

 

 

F.      Special Items: 

 

  1.    It is recommended that the following Board of Trustees meeting schedule for the calendar year 2007 be approved:

 

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING DATES

Calendar Year 2007

 

Thursday-Friday, February 22-23, 2007

Tentative (Retreat May be held Offsite)

 

Thursday-Friday, May 3-4, 2007

(Commencement Saturday, May 5)

 

Thursday-Friday, July 19-20, 2007

 

Thursday-Friday, October 4-5, 2007

 

Thursday-Friday, December 13-15, 2007

(Commencement Saturday, December 15)