RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                            DATE:  December 11-12, 2003

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN

 

A.  Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting(s):

 

1.   That the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on October 10, 2003, be approved.  (Backup)

 

  

B.   Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

1.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from J.D. Piar, Negaunee, Michigan, one 1973 IHC Dump Truck (appraised value: $5,000).

 

2.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Carl Hammerstrom, Marquette, Michigan, one 1994 Ford Taurus (appraised value: $4,500).

 

3.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Peter LaCombe, Marquette, Michigan, one 1992 Toyota (appraised value: $2,200).

 

4.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Richard and Lucille Smith, Marquette, Michigan, one 1987 Dodge Ram Charger (appraised value: $1,000).

 

5.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Sharon Staples, Marquette, Michigan, one 1986 Mercury Marquis (appraised value: $1,000).

 

6.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Bruce McCollough, Skandia, Michigan, one 1990 Ford Econoline Van (appraised value: $800).

 

7.   A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Jane Barnes, Marquette, Michigan, one 1991 Plymouth (appraised value: $500).

 

8.   A gift to the USOEC from Arthur Howell, Marquette, Michigan, one signed picture of Dan Jansen, 1994 Olympic Gold Medalist (appraised value: $700).

 

9.   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 $993,500, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 1, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Jeffrey Kleinschmidt.

 

10. 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, 2003 through August 31, 2004, under the direction of Ms. Sharon Jensen.

 

11. The grant from the U.S. Department of Education, to establish a math and science institute for Upward Bound Students, in the amount of $280,279, for the period November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2004, under the direction of Ms. Stacy Schwenke.

 

12. 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, 2003 through August 31, 2004, under the direction of Dr. Peter Holliday.

 

13. The grant from the Michigan Department of Education for vocational/technical education program improvement activities, in the amount of $264,947, for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Chris Fries.

 

14. The grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a Center for Gerontological Studies, in the amount of $196,117, and an in-kind University match of $68,413, for a total amount of $264,530, for the period September 30, 2003 through September 29, 2004, under the direction of Associate Professor Patricia Cianciolo.

 

15. The grant from the Michigan Department of Education for the King-Chavez-Parks Select Student Support Services program, in the amount of $69,407.33, with an in-kind University match of $29,746, for a total amount of $99,153.33, for the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Edward Niemi.

 

16. The Best Practices Jump Start grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-FM, in the amount of $84,975, for the period May 1, 2003 through April 30, 2004, under the direction of Mr. Scott Seaman.

 

17. The grant from Trout Unlimited, in the amount of $10,000, to support continued monitoring work of the reintroduction of Coaster Brook Trout Movements in Pictured Rocks streams, under the direction of Dr. Jill Leonard.

 

18. The agreement between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and Northern Michigan University, in the amount of $28,140, to understand coaster brook trout movements and ecology in streams throughout Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, for the period September 9, 2003 through May 31, 2006, under the direction of Dr. Jill Leonard.

 

19. The subcontract between Johns Hopkins University and Northern Michigan University to study physiological mechanisms and perceptual correlates of tinnitus in mice be increased by an additional $30,000, for a total not to exceed the amount of $90,000, and that the time period be extended to June 30, 2004, under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Prosen.

 

20. The contract between Northern Michigan University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, for a research study to investigate the survival, habitat use, and fall movements of American Woodcock in the western Great Lakes Region, in the amount of $30,000, for the period October 1, 2002 through January 1, 2006, under the direction of Dr. John Bruggink.

 

21. The contract between Northern Michigan University and Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (formerly Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District), to provide secondary vocational education for high school students in the MARESA district, in the amount of $24,800, for the period August 15, 2003 through June 30, 2004, under the direction of Dr. Mark Curtis.


 

C.  Personnel Actions:

 

No Report.      

 

 

D.  Degrees:

 

1.   That Dr. Gary R. Bertoline, Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Director of the Envision Center for Data Perceptualization at Purdue University, receive an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Technology, at the December 2003 Commencement Ceremony.  Mr. Bertoline will also be the Commencement Speaker. 

 

2.   That the preliminary list of Fall 2003 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 purchase of property and structures located at 1010 and 1020 Wright Street, at a cost of $725,000 plus related miscellaneous expenses, be approved.  The University will fund the purchase through proceeds from the transfer of Magers Hall, a state building, to a Housing and Residence Life building for use as a residence hall. 

 

2.   That the transfer of Magers Hall from a state building to a Housing and Residence Life building at a cost of $776,357, which will be funded through Housing and Residence Life internal borrowing over a five-year period, be approved.

 

3.   That the Housing and Residence Life Magers Hall renovation project be funded as follows:

 

            Proceeds from 2001 bond issue                                                                        $4,600,000

                (available by not moving forward with the Quad II renovation)

            Housing and Residence Life Reserves                                                               ≠  1,300,000

 

                        Total                                                                                                    $5,900,000

 

 

F.   Special Items:

 

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

 

      CURRENT WORDING WITH PROPOSED CHANGES

 

      Academic Affairs Committee

 

      Three or four members shall serve on the committee and shall be appointed by and including the Chair of the Board with the consent of the Board.  The Board Chair and the President of the University shall serve as ex officio members.  Terms of the members' service on the Committee shall be for one calendar year.

 

      Finance Committee

      Membership on the Finance Committee shall be composed of the Board Chair and the President of the University, both of whom shall serve ex officio, and three or four additional members of the Board who shall be appointed by the Board Chair with the consent of the Board.  Terms of the committee members shall be one calendar year.

 

2.   That the following Board of Trustees Standing Committees be approved for the Period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004:

 

Academic Affairs                          Finance                                               Executive       

Karl A. Weber, Chair                      Samuel S. Benedict, Chair                      Scott L. Holman, Chair

Alan T. Ackerman                          Scott L. Holman                                    Mary C. Lukens

Samuel S. Benedict                         Larry C. Inman                                     Karl A. Weber

Mary C. Lukens                              Douglas B. Roberts                               Mary L. Campbell, ex officio

Mary L. Campbell, ex officio            Mary L. Campbell, ex officio                  Michael J. Roy, ex officio

Michael J. Roy, ex officio                Michael J. Roy, ex officio                      Samuel S. Benedict, alternate    

 

3.   That the negotiated agreement between Northern Michigan University and the Administrative/ Professional union, UAW Local 2178, covering the period October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2006 be approved.  A copy of the agreement is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

4.   That the negotiated agreement between Northern Michigan University and the American Association of University Professors-Northern Michigan University Chapter, which was ratified on November 20, 2003, covering the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2006, be approved and that Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, be authorized to sign the contract on behalf of the Board of Trustees.  A copy of the agreement is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

5.   That the Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2004 be revised as follows:

 

Thursday-Friday, February 12-13, 2004

Annual Retreat

 

Possible Special Meeting on the Budget

(Date/Location to be determined)

 

Thursday-Friday, April 29-30, 2004

(Commencement Saturday, May 1)

 

Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, 2004

 

Thursday-Friday, October 7-8, 2004

 

Thursday-Friday, December 16-17, 2004

(Commencement Saturday, December 18)

 

6.   That Section 3.3.1 of the University Policies and Related Documents section of the Northern Michigan University Student Handbook be revised as follows:

 

CURRENT CODE WORDING WITH PROPOSED CHANGES

3.3.1  Local Address & E-mail Contact Information

As a condition of enrollment, all students are required to report at the beginning of each semester the local address at which they will be living.  Changes of address between residence hall rooms may be arranged at the reception desk in the hall where the student has been living.  Other changes of address must be filed within five class days of the change.

Every enrolled student automatically receives a university computer network account which provides access to instructional files and software, e-mail, free dial-in access from off campus and other resources.  Students are required to maintain this account which will be used by the University to send time-critical information to students.  The University will use a studentís NMU e-mail account as its primary means of communicating official University business, including legally required information.  If a student uses a non-university e-mail address, the student must forward their university e-mail to the non-university account. (This can be done by visiting http://myuser.nmu.edu/ and utilizing the e-mail forwarding wizard).  All NMU Students are required to utilize their assigned NMU e-mail accounts to receive communication from the University.

Failure to comply with this policy may result in summary termination of enrollment by the Dean of Students.