For the record,notification of the meeting was made to the media as required by the Freedom ofInformation Act.
The meetingwas called to order at 10:45 a.m. by Chairman Floyd.
The order of the agenda was changed to accommodate President Barker, whowelcomed the Commission and guests to Clemson University Campus and gave abrief history of the establishment of Clemson University and briefly discussedthe present interrelationship of the State colleges and universities withregard to their operations and cooperation with one another.
Mr. Charlie FitzSimons was thenasked to proceed with the introductions of guests.
2.Chairman’sReport- Mr. D. Floyd
Chairman Floyd welcomed everyone to the Commission meeting and commentedon the Trusteeship Conference held the day before this meeting.He reported that, judging from commentsreceived from participants, it was believed to be a “resounding success” and itis the hope that we can hold more of these conferences in the future.
2. Approval ofMinutes
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as submitted.
3.01Report of the Executive CommitteeChairman Dalton Floyd
3.02 Report ofthe Committee on Academic Affairs
and Licensing Ms. DianneChinnes
3.03 Report of the Committee on Access, Equity
& Student ServicesMs. Sue Cole (No Report)
3.04Committee on Finance and Facilities-Ms. Rosemary Byerly
Committee Chairman Byerly mentioned that there were twoprojects (#5) added and discussed in the committee meeting.
A.Consideration of Facilities Interim Projects
1. ClemsonFike Well. Ctr. Renovation/Add.
Increase Budget/Revise Scope$20,400,0002.Coll. of CharlestonAcquisition of 5Liberty St.
Increase Budget/Acquire Facility$900,0003.Central Carolina TCAccept Donation – FE Dubose
Property – Establish Project$04.Piedmont TCLaurensCounty Higher Ed. Ctr.
Heart& Vascular Center
TheCommittee has approved all projects as submitted and on behalf of theCommittee, a motion was made by Chairman Byerly, seconded (Harvin) and carried to approve these projects as submitted.(ATTI A)
B. Consideration of Below-the-Line Items
1. Institution Below-the-Line Requests
2. CHE Below-the-Line Requests
InstitutionBelow-the-Line Requests (1) - Ms. Byerly explained that below-the-lineitems are special requests which are not part of the Mission ResourcesRequirement (MRR).The MRR includesoperating education and general costs for the institutions.These requests were considered and approvedby the Committee and therefore, on behalf of the Committee a motion(Byerly) was made, seconded (Cole) and carried to approve theinstitution Below-the-Line requests as submitted.
There is also a basis forappeal when a project does not meet the guidelines or for some reason there isnot sufficient information when the request is submitted; it is sent back tothe institution and the institution can appeal.There were two appeals received this morning that were approvedby the Committee.One came from theCitadel for an emergency staging project .This request for $850,00 includes a generator for hurricanepreparedness.If used at peak times, itwill reduce The Citadel’s electric bill by approximately $30,000.The savings will be reflected in theMRR.On behalf of the Committee, a motion(Byerly) was made, seconded (Jackson) and, after brief discussion, carriedto approve this appeal.One otherappeal from MUSC was approved for $74,294, a 12-month continuation of aminority bone marrow project which is already in place.
CHE Below-theLine Requests (2) – Ms Byerly asked that the Commission vote only on thefirst 10 items, since item 11 will be discussed later while considering anotheragenda item.Acronyms were explainedand, on behalf of the Committee, a motion (Byerly) was made, seconded(Ravenel) and carried to approve items 1-10 as submitted.(ATTI B)
C. Consideration of Plan 2002
(College & University Appropriation Request FY2002)
The Committee approved the adoption of Plan 2002 and, on behalf of theCommittee, a motion (Byerly) was made, seconded (Ravenel) and carriedto adopt Plan 2002, the South Carolina Higher Education Funding Plan for2002.(ATT I C)
D.Considerationof CHE Proposed Foundation
The Committee voted to carry this itemon the proposed foundation over to October in order to fully discuss it andlook at all ramifications of the proposal.(ATT I D)
E.Consideration ofProposed Statewide Higher Education Center for InformationTechnology Education
During the 2000 legislativesession, the General Assembly appropriated approximately $4 million to theCommission on Higher Education for a “College and University TechnologyInitiative.”Given that there was no furtherdescription for the use of these funds, the CHE staff is requesting Commissionapproval for institutions to present a proposal for the development of a StatewideHigher Education Center for Information Technology Education.On behalf of the Committee a motion(Byerly) was made, seconded (Jackson) and carried to approve thisrequest.
Item E, having been approved,Number 11 in the Below-the Line Requests (Agenda Item B.2.11) is now to beconsidered.On behalf of the Committee,a motion was made, seconded (Gressette), and carried toapprove the $4 million Below-the-Line request for the proposed TechnologyCenter for the second year.(ATT I B)
F. Consideration of Revised Membership of the FundingAdvisory Committee
Ms. Byerly stated that it had come to the attention of the Committee thatthere was no direct representative from the five regional campuses.This proposal would allow one person torepresent the two-year regional campuses and, in addition, and two persons fromthe technical colleges (one voting and one non-voting member) to be added tothe Funding Advisory Committee.On behalf of the Committee, a motion (Byerly) was made, seconded(Jackson) and carried to approve this revision to the membership of theFunding Advisory Committee.(ATT I F)
G.Study of theValidation of the Mission Resource Requirement Model
(For information only)
Dr. Mary McGowan Moke of MGT presented the final report on thestudy.The written report is includedin ATT I G to these minutes.There were nine recommendations for improvement, but the MRR isconsidered, in general, a good and fair funding model.This complete report is both attached tothese minutes as hard copy and is available on the CHE web site.
3.05Report of Committee on Planning, Assessment
and Performance Funding- Gen.Tom Olsen
A. Considerationof Peers for Research Sector
On behalf of the Planning andAssessment Committee, a motion was made (Olsen), seconded (Ravenel) to adopt the peers proposed by the research institutions andadditionally, relevant data derived from the IPEDS reporting and fromOklahoma/CUPA reporting for salary be used for these peers in conjunction withthe scales approved by CHE on July 6, 2000, for setting the numeric standardsfor indicators 1A, 2D, 3C, 5A, 5D, 7A1a and 9B, as applicable.(ATTII A)
B. Considerationof Recommendation for Performance Improvement Funding
There remained $137,844 inperformance funding improvement funding following approval of performanceimprovement awards on July 6, 2000.Proposals were solicited from the three eligible institutions that hadnot initially applied for funding (The Citadel, College of Charleston and SCState).They submitted proposals perthe same guidelines used in the initial round (ATT II B).On behalf of the committee, a motion (Olsen) was made, seconded, and carried to approve: theCitadel $51,00, College of Charleston $52,344 and SC State University $34,500in performance improvement funding awards.These awards versus the requests are displayed in ATT II B.
C. Considerationof Data Verification Reports
The data verification reports ofthe following institutions have been reviewed and discussed with theinstitutional representatives, with no questions or requests for changes;therefore, on behalf of the Committee, a motion (Olsen) was made, seconded (Harvin) and carried to accept these reports as written.(ATTII C)
b.South CarolinaState University
a.Central CarolinaTechnical College
e.Trident Technical College
4.Report of the Executive Director Rayburn Barton
The followingannouncements were made of events involving the commission:
¨ FIPSE Conference will be at Patriot’s Point September20-22
¨ Access & Equity Conference October 19-20 at theAdam’s Mark Hotel in Columbia
¨ Professor of the Year Recognition Luncheon will be heldat the Capstone House on the University campus at 1:00 p.m. following theOctober 5th Commission meeting.There is to be a Governor’s press conference, but that date is notdefinite as yet.
¨ Development of a Miles to Go report specificallyfor South Carolina is underway in cooperation with the Southern EducationFoundation.There are now four southernstates with which the Foundation is working to produce individual statereports.They are: Georgia, Maryland,Arkansas and South Carolina.Thatreport will be forthcoming.
Chairman Floyd requested a motion for the Commission to go into ExecutiveSession to deal with a personnel matter.That motion (Jackson) was made, seconded (Olsen) and carried and the Commission convened in executive session.
The regular session of the Commissionwas reconvened and chairman Floyd entertained any motion to be brought beforethe Commission.
A motion (Jackson) was made, seconded (Gressette), and carried to approve the resolution
regarding thesalary of the Executive Director and that resolution is ATT III.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.
Betsy R. Gunter
AttachmentsI-III – Filed with permanent record of these minutes, once approved, at theCommission on Higher Education Offices.Available on Request.