FORMAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Marquette, Michigan

December 15-16, 2005

 

A.     Minutes:

 

  1.    That the minutes of the October 6, 2005 meeting of the Board be approved. (Backup)

 

B.      Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

  1.       That the following gifts to Northern Michigan University be accepted:

 

To Art and Design from:

 

Barry Bernstein, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                     appraised value: $   600

Ritch Branstrom, Rapid River, Michigan, artwork                 appraised value:   1,500

Jon Broookhouse, Chassell, Michigan, artwork                      appraised value:      100

Thomas Cappuccio, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                appraised value:   3,000

Sam Chung, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                           appraised value:      300

Elizabeth Coleman, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                appraised value:      650

Susie Colquitt, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                       appraised value:   1,200

Cynthia Cote, Calumet, Michigan, artwork                            appraised value:      200

Jack Deo, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                               appraised value:      300

Patrick Dragon, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                      appraised value:   1,000

Nita Engle, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                             appraised value:   8,000

Linda Ferguson, AuTrain, Michigan, artwork                        appraised value:   1,000

Phyllis Fredendall, Hancock, Michigan, artwork                   appraised value:      600

Christine Garceau, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                 appraised value:      300

Gordon Gearhart III, Gwinn, Michigan, artwork                   appraised value:      666

Paul Grant, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                             appraised value:   4,000

John Gustafson, Gladstone, Michigan, artwork                     appraised value:      500

Holly Hamilton, Gwinn, Michigan, artwork                           appraised value:      800

Kaye Hiebel, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                          appraised value:      500

John Hubbard, Gwinn, Michigan, artwork                             appraised value:      400

Mike Irolla, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                            appraised value:      600

Diane Kordich, Deerton, Michigan, artwork                          appraised value:      750

Joyce Koskenmaki, Hancock, Michigan, artwork                  appraised value:   2,000

Robert LaLonde, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                   appraised value:   6,000

Stella Larkin, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                          appraised value:      300

William Leete, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                        appraised value:   4,000

Yvonne LeMire, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                     appraised value:      375

Mike Letts, Negaunee, Michigan, artwork                             appraised value:   4,000

Steve Leuthold, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                     appraised value:      600

John Lundeen, Munising, Michigan, artwork                         appraised value:      750

Mark Mitchell, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                       appraised value:      150

Bernard Park, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                         appraised value:      400

Vicki Allison Phillips, Marquette, Michigan, artwork            appraised value:      250

Ed Risak, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                               appraised value:   1,000

Julie Risak, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                             appraised value:      600

Christine Saari, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                       appraised value:      200

Patrick St. Germain, Marquette, Michigan, artwork               appraised value:      800

Patty Smith, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                           appraised value:      400

Dennis Staffne, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                      appraised value:      750

Dale Wedig, Gwinn, Michigan, artwork                                appraised value:   3,000

Marvin Zehnder, Marquette, Michigan, artwork                    appraised value:      125

 

  2.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Pioneer Surgical Technology, Marquette, Michigan, 104 feet of 050-349 Titanium Bar Stock (appraised value: $5,291). 

 

  3.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Lara Clifton-Rice, Gwinn, Michigan, one 1991 Toyota Corolla Four-Door (appraised value: $500).

 

  4.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from John Geueke, Marquette, Michigan, one 1996 Plymouth Breeze Four-Door (appraised value: $500).

 

  5.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Daniel Harvala, Ishpeming, Michigan, one 1987 Ford Pickup (appraised value: $500). 

 

  6.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Aleta Kibit, Marquette, Michigan, one 1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer (appraised value: $500). 

 

  7.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Brian Leekley, Marquette, Michigan, one 1992 Mazda Station Wagon (appraised value: $500). 

 

  8.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Barbara Mueller, Marquette, Michigan, one 1981 Pontiac Two-Door (appraised value: $500).

 

  9.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from John Thomsen, Marquette, Michigan, one 1990 Plymouth 2-door (appraised value: $500).

 

  10.  The U.S. Department of Education awards, for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, in the amount of $368,472 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. 

 

  11.  The Television Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $673,045, for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  12.  The grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) Program, to train 142 employees of American Eagle Airlines, Inc. in the area of Aviation Maintenance, in the amount of $100,000, with a $374,500 cash and in-kind match from American Eagle, for a total award of $474,500, for the period April 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Holman. 

 

  13.  The State of Michigan, Department of Treasury, Student Financial Aid Awards, for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, in the amount of $8,992 for the Adult Part-Time Grant; $63,014 for the Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant; $207,509 for the Michigan Work-Study Undergraduate Program; and $5,000 for the Michigan Work-Study Graduate Program, all under the direction of Ms. Connie Millar. 

  14.  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, 2005 through October 31, 2006, under the direction of Ms. Stacy Schwenke

 

  15.  The Radio Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in the amount of $208,735, for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  16.  The Gender Development in Infants and Toddlers grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, to develop and pilot test measures for exploring gender development in children under the age of three (3) years, in the amount of $67,500, for the period September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2006, under the direction of Dr. Maya Sen. 

 

  17.  The Television Local Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $36,106, for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  18.  The Television Interconnection grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $13,424, for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  19.  The agreement between the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Northern Michigan University to conduct avian counts among predetermined transects throughout Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, in the amount of $18,000, for the period September 15, 2005 through May 31, 2008, under the direction of Dr. John Bruggink.

 

  20.  The contract between Northern Michigan University and Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District to provide in-service teachers a one-credit course on teaching with distance technologies, in the amount of $37,500, for the period September 9, 2005 through June 30, 2006, under the direction of Dr. Debra Thatcher. 

 

C.     Personnel Actions: 

 

         Emeritus Status:

 

  1.    That Dr. Duane Fowler be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Physics, effective January 1, 2006.

 

  2.    That Dr. Carol A. Johnson be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Business, effective January 1, 2006. 

 

  3.    That Dr. Katherine Payant be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of English, effective January 1, 2006.

 

  4.    That Dr. John Renfrew be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Psychology, effective January 1, 2006.

 

  5.    That Dr. Frank Verley be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Biology, effective January 1, 2006. 

 

D.     Degrees:

 

  1.    That Mr. Peter Reijula 76, President, Foodservice Business, McCain Foods USA, Inc., Lisle, Illinois, receive an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Business, at the December 2005 Commencement Ceremony.  Mr. Reijula will also be the Commencement Speaker.

 

  2.    That the preliminary list of December 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.    That the Revised 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)

 

  2.    That the 2006-2007 State Operating Budget Request be approved.  A summary of the request is on file with Secretary of the Board of Trustees. (Backup)

 

F.      Special Items: 

 

  1.    That the following Board of Trustees Standing Committees be approved for the Period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006:

 

Academic Affairs               Finance                                     Executive

 

Mary C. Lukens, Chair        Douglas B. Roberts, Chair        Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

Brian D. Cloyd                    Alan T. Ackerman                     Larry C. Inman

Larry C. Inman                    Samuel S. Benedict                   Mary C. Lukens

Jon G. LaSalle                     Larry C. Inman                         Karl A. Weber, ex officio

Karl A. Weber, ex officio    Karl A. Weber, ex officio         Leslie E. Wong, ex officio

         Leslie E. Wong, ex officio   Leslie E. Wong, ex officio        Douglas B. Roberts, alternate 

 

  2.    That the deletion of the Architectural Technology Associate Degree Program, effective Fall, 2006, be approved. 

 

  3.    That the Department of Communication Disorders name be changed to the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences effective Fall Semester, 2006.