Forthe record, notification of the meeting was made to the media as required bythe Freedom of Information Act.
The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. by ChairmanFloyd.
Mr. Charlie FitzSimons was then asked to proceed with the introduction ofguests.
Approval of Minutes
A motion (Jackson) was made,seconded and carried to approve the minutes as submitted.
Based on ideas from the recentretreat, the Commission will include students and faculty in our institutionalpresentations in the future.
Efforts are underway to establish ahigher education day providing legislators and representatives from the collegeand universities the opportunity for interaction.
The performance funding revision activitiesare progressing satisfactorily.It isexpected that a timeline will be approved in the meeting today.
The mission statement wasdistributed to Commission members and they were asked to review that statementand submit any suggestions for improvement to Commission staff as quickly aspossible.
2. Committee Reports
3.01Report of theExecutive CommitteeChairman Dalton Floyd
3.02 Report of theCommittee on Academic Affairs
and Licensing Ms. Cathy Harvin
In the absence of Ms. Dianne Chinnes, Ms. Cathy Harvin gave the report ofthe Committee on Academic Affairs and Licensing.She requested the Commission take the first five programs listedbelow under consideration as a group and, acting on a motion by Ms. Harvin, the following programs were approved:
A. Consideration ofNew Program Proposals
1.A.P.S., Early Care and Education, Aiken Tech
2.A.P.S., Early Care and Education, Denmark Tech
3.A.P.S., EarlyCare and Education, Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech
4.A.P.S., Early Care and Education, Trident Tech
5.A.P.S., EarlyCare and Education,YORK TECH
Ms. Harvin then grouped items 6-11and a motion was made, seconded and carried to approve thefollowing programs:
6.B.S., Cardiovascular Technology, USC-Columbia
7.M.S., Computer and Information Science,Joint program between the College ofCharleston and The Citadel
8.M.E.C.,Electronic Commerce, Clemson
9.M.P.H.,Physical Activity and Public Health, USC-Columbia
10.M.S.,Software Engineering, Winthrop
11.Certificateof Graduate Studies, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, USC-Columbia
Complete details and descriptions of the programs approved are Attachment I to these minutes.
B.Consideration of StatePartnership Evaluation of Existing Programs in Education (FY1994-1999)
Attachment II to the minutes is the CHE Consultants’Report on Teacher Education Programs and the National Council for theAccreditation of Teacher Education Review Process 1996 through 1999.On behalf of the Committee on AcademicAffairs and Licensing, a motion was made by Ms. Harvin, secondedand carried to commend to the institutions the program-specificsuggestions made in the original reports and summarized in Attachment IIand that the Commission award to the programs in Teacher Education the statusdesignations recommended in that report.
C.Consideration of Follow-up Report onStatewide Review of Dentistry Education,1997
On behalf of theCommittee on Academic Affairs and Licensing, a motion (Harvin) was made,seconded and carried to accept the report.The Commission thanks MUSC for the progressmade to date and encourages them to set specific goals to continue to increasethe numbers of qualified women and minorities in the student body until theirenrollments reflect more closely their percentages in the general population.(ATT III)
D.Consideration of Admission Standards for First-Time EnteringFreshmen,
This report was delivered and acceptedas information.The full report is ATTIV.
E.Consideration of Annual Evaluation of Two-Year Programs, FY1999-2000
The Committeerecommended that the Commission approve this report’s designation of programsfor the current reporting year as displayed in Tables 1, 2, 3, and 4 in AttachmentV.A motion (Harvin) wasmade, seconded and carried to approve the report.
F.Consideration of Commission Appointees to Deans' Committee onMedical Education
A motion(Harvin) was made seconded and carried to approve the appointmentof Dr. C. Edward Floyd, Dr. Jerry R. Youkey, Dr. James I. Raymond and Dr.Stoney Abercrombie to the Deans’ Committee on Medical Education for four-yearterms to run from October 2000-October 2004.Supporting background information is found in ATT VI.A request was made for nominations for oneadditional representative from the business community, preferably from the RockHill, Anderson or Aiken area.Those whowish to makenominations were asked tosubmit them to Dr. Gail Morrison by October 15 so that the Committee might makea recommendation at the November meeting.
G. Informational Report on Licensing Activities, FY 1999-2000
This report was accepted asinformation and is attached for permanent record.(ATTVII)
3.03 Report of the Committee on Access, Equity
& StudentServicesMs. Sue Cole
A. Consideration of Program Summary and ProposedAppropriation Request/Budget
FY 2000-2001 for SC Center for Teacher Recruitment – RockHill
Attachment VIII is the Report of Program Summary andProposed Appropriation Request/Budget FY 2000-2001 for SC Center for TeacherRecruitment in Rock Hill.
On behalf of theCommittee, a motion (Cole) was made, seconded and carried to recommend an increase of $1,321,348 over last year, for a totalappropriation request of $4,077,043.
B. Consideration ofProgram Summary and Proposed Appropriation Request/Budget
FY 2000-2001 for SC Programfor Recruitment and Retention of Minority
Teachers – SouthCarolina State University
Attachment IX is the program summary and proposedappropriation Request/Budget FY 2000-2001 for the SC Program for theRecruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers(SC-PRRMT), South Carolina StateUniversity.On behalf of theCommittee, a motion (Cole) was made seconded and carried to recommend an increase of $124,041 for FY 2001-2002, for a totalappropriation of $385,041.
C. Consideration ofProgram Summary and Proposed Appropriation Request/Budget
FY 2000-2001 for Minority Accessto Teacher Education (MATE) – BenedictCollege
Attachment X is the Program Summary and ProposedAppropriation Request/Budget FY 2000-2001 for the Minority Access to TeacherEducation (MATE), Benedict College.On behalf of the Committee, a motion (Cole) was made, seconded, and carried to recommend an increase of $39,000 for FY2001-2002, for a total appropriation of $245,000.
D. 1998-2000 LIFEScholarship Program – Informational Report
Attachment XI is an informational report on the 1998-2000LIFE Scholarship Program presented to and accepted by the Commission.
E. 2000-2001 PalmettoFellows Scholarship Awards – Informational Report
Attachment XII is an Informational Report on the 2000-2001Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Awards presented to and accepted by theCommission.
F. 1999-2000 SCNeed-Based Grant Awards – Informational Report
Attachment XIII is an informational report, 1999-00 SouthCarolina Need-based Grant Awards, presented to and accepted by theCommission.
3.04Committee onFinance and Facilities-Ms. Rosemary Byerly
After briefing the Commissionmembers on the progress in this area since the September meeting, a motion(Byerly) was made on behalf of the Committee on Finance and Facilities, seconded,and carried to approve the establishment of the Commission on HigherEducation Foundation with the bylaws and articles of incorporation aspresented.Attachment XIV is thewritten history of this procedure through the Committee process, suggestedchanges, and the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation in draft form.
Significant changes in bylaws:Bylaws, Article IV, Section 4 –Initial Trustees: Group of four incorporators: 1 member from Commission onHigher Education, 1 member from Boards of Trustees, and 2 members privatecitizens.These incorporators will thenappoint 9 of 12 initial Board of Trustees for the foundation.Section 5 – the categories andstipulations for the Board of Trustees: 3 from Boards of Trustees of publiccolleges (one from each sector), the Chair of the Business Advisory Council, 5private citizens.Those would make upthe initial 9 members of the Board appointed by the incorporators.Article XII -“Thecorporation shall not engage in activities that compete in anyintentional manner with the development activities of the public colleges anduniversities in South Carolina.Furthermore, the corporation shall not take or receive any money, goodsor other properties, real or personal, which is given or granted to specificinstitutions.”
There was a discussion sessionwith guest Charles Agnew, Vice Chancellor for Development, Pennsylvania StateUniversity System, who operates the foundation there and has been an advisorduring the development of the guidelines for establishment of the foundationwhich were approved today.
B.Consideration of Overall PermanentImprovement Plans
Attachment XV is a summaryof the Overall Permanent Improvement Plans, 2000 Update.Included in this attachment is the OverallPermanent Improvement Plans, 2001-2002 Plan Year.On behalf of the Committee, a motion (Byerly) was made, seconded and carried to approve the staff recommendations asstated on page 6 of Attachment XV.
3.05Report of Committee onPlanning, Assessment
and Performance Funding- Gen. Tom Olsen
In Gen. Olsen’s absence, Cathy Harvin presented the Committee’s AgendaItems for consideration.
The Proposed Regulations for PerformanceStandards and Funding and the Reduction, Expansion, Consolidation or Closure ofan Institution, along with the Staff Explanation, are found in AttachmentXVI.On behalf of theCommittee on Planning, Assessment and Performance funding, a motion wasmade (Harvin), seconded, and carried to approve the regulationsas written, to be published in the South Carolina Register for the designatedtime and returned to the Commission after a public hearing.These revised regulations are fully statedin Attachment XVI.
The schedule for consideration of PossibleRecommendations Regarding PerformanceFunding Indicators is provided as an information item and is Attachment XVII.
Performance Funding Workbooks weredistributed.
4.Report of the ExecutiveDirector Rayburn Barton
There was a presentation by a representative of the Southern EducationFoundation, with whom thestaffis working on the Miles to Go South Carolina study with regard to accessand equity.
¨ Access &Equity Conference
October 19-20, the Access & Equity Conference will be held at theAdams Mark Hotel.
¨ HigherEducation Day – 2001 Session of the General Assembly
Plans are underway for a one-day Higher Education Day event when theGeneral Assembly re-convenes.There arealso plans to request that the governor declare that week “Higher EducationWeek”.These plans are being formulatedin cooperation with the Presidents’ Council and the Higher EducationLegislative Liaison Organization (HELLO).
Presentation:The two Governor’s Professors of the Yearawards winners, Dr. Ronald J.Harshbarger, Professor ofMathematics, University of South Carolina Beaufort and Dr. Ashok K. Kabi Satpathy, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SouthCarolina State University gave brief remarks.The meeting was adjourned to the Capstone House on the University ofSouth Carolina Campus for the Professors of the Year Awards luncheon.
Betsy R. Gunter
Attachments I-XVII – Filed with permanent record of theseminutes at the Commission on Higher Education Offices.Available for review upon request.