FORMAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Marquette, Michigan

May 5-6, 2005

                                                         

 

A.      Minutes:

 

  1.    That the minutes of the December 16-17, 2004, (Backup) and February 11, 2005, (Backup) meetings of the Board be approved. 

 

 

B.      Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

  1.    A gift to Art and Design from John Hubbard, Gwinn, Michigan, one lithograph by Tetsuo Ochikubo (appraised value: $300). 

 

  2.    A gift to Art and Design from Michael Cinelli, Marquette, Michigan, one lot of books (appraised value: $286.87).

 

  3.    A gift to Chemistry and Biology from Whitewater Associated Labs, Amasa, Michigan, one Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (appraised value: $7,000).

 

  4.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Pioneer Surgical Technology, Marquette, Michigan, one Brown & Sharp Coordinate Measuring Machine (appraised value: $7,000). 

 

  5.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Algoma Steel, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, one lot steel plate for welding (appraised value: $2,400). 

 

  6.    A gift to Forest Roberts Theatre/CAPS Department from Victor Holliday, Gwinn, Michigan, one HP DesignJet Printer (appraised value: $1,595).

 

  7.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from William Sanderson, Marquette, Michigan, one 1990 Mercury Marquis (appraised value: $4,000).

 

  8.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Michael Roy, Skandia, Michigan, one 1996 Chevrolet Blazer (appraised value: $3,990).

 

  9.    A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Phyllis Zaenglein, Marquette, Michigan, one 1995 Ford Windstar (appraised value: $3,700).

 

  10.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Public Service Garage, Marquette, Michigan, one lot new auto parts (appraised value: $3,656.70). 

 

  11.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Sara Doubledee, Marquette, Michigan, one 1995 Pontiac Grand Am (appraised value: $3,500).

 

  12.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from George and Brandon Gross, Marquette, Michigan, one 1997 Mazda (appraised value: $3,000).

 

  13.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Louisiana Pacific Corp., Gwinn, Michigan, 882 wood studs (appraised value: $2,540).

 

  14.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Richard Hartwig II, Marquette, Michigan, one 1988 Chevrolet Pickup (appraised value: $2,000).

 

  15.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Joel and Catherine LePage, Michigamme, Michigan, one 1994 Ford Taurus (appraised value: $1,800).

 

  16.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Louisiana Pacific Corp., Newberry, Michigan, one unit A-grade smart guard panel siding (appraised value: $1,742). 

 

  17.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from James Carter, Marquette, Michigan, one 1988 Ford Ranger Pickup (appraised value: $1,500).

 

  18.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Paul Outinen, Ishpeming, Michigan, one 1994 Buick Park Avenue (appraised value: $1,500).

 

  19.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from George and Brandon Gross, Marquette, Michigan, one 1992 Chevrolet (appraised value: $1,000).

 

  20.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Kristine Johnson, Gwinn, Michigan, one 1987 Mercury Marquis (appraised value: $1,000).

 

  21.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Richard Salo, Negaunee, Michigan, one 1987 Mazda (appraised value: $800).

 

  22.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Kelly Jo Slattery, Marquette, Michigan, one 1991 Plymouth (appraised value: $600).

 

  23.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Industrial Piping & Boiler Service, Inc., Marquette, Michigan, one 1997 Ford Van (appraised value: $500).

 

  24.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Matthew Koss, Houghton, Michigan, one 1991 Subaru Station Wagon (appraised value: $500).

 

  25.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Richard Ross, Ishpeming, Michigan, one 1986 Volkswagen (appraised value: $500). 

 

  26.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Steven and Victoria Sanderson, Republic, Michigan, one 1987 Plymouth Voyager (appraised value: $500).

 

  27.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Judith Warner, Marquette, Michigan, one 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass (appraised value: $500). 

 

  28.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Crown Motors of Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, one Robinair Charging Station (appraised value: $500).

 

  29.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Crown Motors of Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, one Sun Performance Analyzer Model SUN1011 (appraised value: $500).

 

  30.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Crown Motors of Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, one Hunter Alignment Machine (appraised value: $500).

 

  31.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Crown Motors of Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, one Gas Caddy GC30 (appraised value: $300).

 

  32.  A gift to Technology and Occupational Sciences from Allen and Kathy Solka, Ishpeming, Michigan, one handmade quilt (appraised value: $225). 

 

  33.  The Television Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU‑TV, in the amount of $650,425 for the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  34.  The grant from the Michigan Department of State Police Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, for a project entitled "Law Enforcement In-Service 2005", in the amount of $260,936, for the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Kenneth Chant. 

 

  35.  The fiscal year 2004 Rural Listener Access Incentive Fund (RLAIF) for the Radio Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in the additional amount of $19,182, bringing the total award to $194,997 for the period October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  36.  The Radio Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in the amount of $180,477 for the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  37.  The grant from the Michigan Department of Education to conduct motorcycle safety classes throughout the Upper Peninsula, in the amount of $61,485.45 for the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Cameron Hadley.

 

  38.  The grant from the Michigan Department of Education under Section 99 of the State School Aid Act to improve mathematics and science instruction in Michigan, in the amount of $57,716, for the period October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Debra Thatcher.

 

  39.  The Television Local Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $37,138 for the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith.

 

  40.  The grant from the Michigan Department of State Police Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, for a project entitled "Corrections Academy 2005", in the amount of $36,255, for the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Kenneth Chant. 

 

  41.  The grant from the Michigan Department of State Police Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, for a project entitled "Advanced Corrections Training", in the amount of $24,095, for the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Kenneth Chant. 

 

  42.  The Internet Services Acquisition grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, up to a maximum amount of $15,000, for the period December 1, 2004 to September 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  43.  The Television Interconnection grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $13,112 for the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  44.  The National Council on Economic Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement's Fund for the Improvement of Education, to implement the Excellence in Economic Education Teacher Training Workshop project, in the amount of $4,800, with a cash match of $1,700 from Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District and $1,500 from the Michigan Council on Economic Education, and an in-kind University match of $1,600 from the Center for Economic Education, for a total award of $9,600, for the period November 18, 2004 through September 1, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Tawni Ferrarini. 

 

  45.  The National Council on Economic Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement's Fund for the Improvement of Education, to implement the Excellence in Economic Education Teacher Training Workshop project, in the amount of $2,018, with a cash match of $1,360 from Diocese of Marquette, and an in-kind University match of $1,594 from the Center for Economic Education, for a total award of $4,972, for the period November 18, 2004 through September 1, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Tawni Ferrarini. 

 

  46.  The planning grant from the Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA), for a collaborative arts project involving NMU and community members of Chippewa, Menominee, and Houghton/Keweenaw Counties, in the amount of $500, with an in-kind university match of $500, for a total award of $1,000 for the period December 20, 2004 through February 25, 2005, under the direction of Dr. Debra Thatcher. 

 

  47.  The Amendment Number 1 to the agreement between Northern Michigan University and Regents of the University of Minnesota, for integrated control and elimination of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) in the United States in the amount of $97,814, for a no-cost extension to change the end date from January 14, 2005 to January 14, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Osvaldo Lopez. 

 

  48.  The agreement between the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Northern Michigan University (NMU) to purchase and install equipment necessary for WNMU's compliance with the requirements described in the FCC Second DTV Periodic Review Report and Order, in the amount of $50,625, with a cash match of $16,875 from WNMU-TV, for a total award of $67,500 for the period January 31, 2005 through June 30, 2005, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  49.  The agreement between Northern Michigan University and the Regents of the University of Minnesota, for integrated control and elimination of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) in the United States, in the amount of $22,000 for the period January 19, 2005 to January 14, 2006, under the direction of Mr. Osvaldo Lopez. 

 

  50.  The agreement between Northern Michigan University and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to provide a wide range of professional development services to both tribal and non-tribal schools in Michigan that are integrating Native American Cultural themes into their curriculum, in the amount of $5,000, under the direction of Ms. April Lindala. 

 

  51.  The contract between the State of Michigan, U.P. Hatcheries, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Northern Michigan University, in the amount of $800 with a Cash Match of $2,400 from College Work Study, for a total amount of $3,200, to work on a project involving the rearing of lake trout eggs/fry for development of Michigan brood stock, for the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005, under the direction of Ms. Jill Leonard.

 

  52.  The subcontract between Northern Michigan University and The John Hopkins University, Modification #2, for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, to conduct a research on auditory processing of signals in noise, for an additional amount of $22,750, for a cumulative award total not to exceed $68,250, for the period April 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006, under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Prosen. 

 

 

C.      Personnel Actions: 

 

         Appointments:

  1.    Qi Wang, Head Volleyball Coach, effective March 14, 2005. 

 

         Emeritus Status:

  2.    That Dr. Robert G. Allbritten be granted the status of Professor Emeritus of Communication and Performance Studies, effective upon retirement.

 

         Promotion/Tenure:

  3.    Darryl Delongchamp, Technology and Occupational Sciences, promotion to Assistant Professor-TAS, effective August 24, 2005.

 

  4.    That the following faculty members be granted tenure effective August 24, 2005:

 

                   Professor John Gumaer                                          Dr. Andrew Poe

                   Engineering Technology                                          Mathematics/Computer Science

 

                   Dr. Kathleen Heikkila                                            Dr. Jeong-Chang Seong

                   Education                                                              Geography

 

                   Dr. Nell Kupper                                                    Dr. Stephen Smith

                   Modern Languages and Literatures                         Mathematics/Computer Science

 

                   Professor Stephan Larson                                      Dr. Roger Strand

                   Art and Design                                                       Biology

 

                   Dr. Carolyn Lowe                                                  Dr. Ruth Watry

                   Education                                                              Political Science

 

  5.    That the following faculty members be promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective August 24, 2005:

 

                   Dr. Stephen Nelson                                               Dr. Robert Regis

                   Political Science                                                     Geography

 

                   Dr. Walter Niebauer                                              Professor Laura Soldner

                   Communication and Performance Studies               English

 

                   Dr. Charles Rayhorn

                   Business

 

  6.    That the following faculty members be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective August 24, 2005:

 

                   Dr. Robert Goodrich                                              Dr. Jeong-Chang Seong

                   History                                                                  Geography

 

                   Dr. Nell Kupper                                                    Dr. Roger Strand

                   Modern Languages and Literatures                         Biology

 

                   Professor Stephan Larson                                      Dr. Ruth Watry

                   Art and Design                                                       Political Science

 

                   Dr. Carolyn Lowe                                                  Dr. Alan Willis

                   Education                                                              History

 

                   Dr. Andrew Poe                                                    Professor Barbara Wittler

                   Mathematics/Computer Science                             Nursing

 

 

D.     Degrees:

 

  1.    That T. Dennis George '60, Attorney with McNaul Ebel Nawrot Helgren & Vance PLLC, of Seattle, Washington, receive an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, at the May 2005 Commencement Ceremony.  Mr. George will also be the Commencement Speaker. 

 

  2.    That the final list of December 2004 graduates be approved.

 

  3.    That the preliminary list of May 2005 graduates be approved.

 

 

E.      Property and Finance:

 

  1.    That the bowling course fee be increased to $60.00 to reflect the increase being charged to Northern Michigan University for lane usage.

 

  2.    That the purchase of property and structures located at 1502 Presque Isle Avenue, at a cost of $110,500 plus related miscellaneous expenses, be approved. 

 

  3.    That University operations be authorized to continue in 2005-2006 at a budget level no greater than the 2004-2005 budget until the new General Fund Budget is approved, except for increases required by existing or newly negotiated union contracts.

 

  4.    That University operations be authorized to continue in 2005-2006 at a budget level no greater than the 2004-2005 budget until the new Designated Fund Budget is approved, except for increases required by existing or newly negotiated union contracts.

 

  5.    That the 2005-2006 Dining Services and Housing and Residence Life Rate Schedules be approved.  Copies of the rate schedules are on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

  6.    That the 2005-2006 Student Life Budget, in the Auxiliary Fund, be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

  7.    That the 2005-2006 Auxiliary Services Operations Budget, in the Auxiliary Fund, be approved.  A copy of the budget is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

  8.    That the Interest Rate Swap Guidelines for Financing Capital Projects be approved.  A copy of the guidelines is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

 

F.      Special Items: 

 

  1.    That the addition of the Accounting/Financial Planning 150 hour program, effective Fall 2005, be approved.

 

  2.    That the addition of the new major, Forensics Biochemistry, effective Fall 2006, be approved. 

 

  3.    That the following students receive the 2005 NMU Board of Trustees Student Achievement Award:

 

                   Ms. Caroline Blair Mr. Travis Margoni Ms. Casey C. Vogelheim

 

         and that the following student receive the 2005 Board of Trustees Nontraditional Student Achievement Award: 

 

                   Ms. Kim Ruth Fox

 

  4.    That the following faculty members receive the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Award:

 

                   Dr. Peter H. Goodrich, Professor, Department of English

                   Dr. Peggy A. House, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

                   Dr. Robert J. Kulisheck, Professor, Department of Political Science

 

  5.    That Northern Michigan University renew the charters for Burton Glen Charter School Academy and Walton Charter School Academy for a three-year period to June 30, 2008; and

 

         that Northern Michigan University renew the charter for Nah Tah Wahsh Charter School Academy for a one-year period to June 30, 2006. 

 

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

 

                   Bahweting Anishnabe Charter School Academy

                   Shawnda Kangas (reappoint)                     expiration date:  June 30, 2008

 

                   North Star Public School Academy

                   Michael Cinelli                                           expiration date:  June 30, 2006

                   Pamela Christensen (reappoint)                  expiration date:  June 30, 2008

                   Greg Toutant (reappoint)                            expiration date:  June 30, 2008

 

                   Burton Glen Charter School Academy

                   Raymond Massenberg                               expiration date:  June 30, 2007

                   Mary Covington (reappoint)                       expiration date:  June 30, 2008

                   Mercedes Kinee (reappoint)                      expiration date:  June 30, 2008

 

                   Walton Charter School Academy

                   Gordon May                                              expiration date:  June 30, 2006

                   Craig King (reappoint)                               expiration date:  June 30, 2008

                   Maria Carl (reappoint)                               expiration date:  June 30, 2008

 

  7.    That the Art and Design North Building and the new addition be named:  Art and Design