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 introductionsof guests.
2. Approval of Minutes
A motion was made (Ravenel), seconded(Olsen) and carried to approve theminutes as submitted.
Chairman’s Report-Chairman Dalton Floyd
Mr. Floyd announced that the Commission has received notification fromthe Governor’s office that Ms. Vermelle Johnson has been nominated by theGovernor for the 6th Congressional District representative on theCommission on Higher Education.Thisappointment represents the filling of the last vacancy on the Commission and itis expected that the appointment process will be completed this month.
In order to accommodate the Governor’s schedule, the dates for theTrustee Chairs/Presidents/Commission members have been changed from October 3rdand 4th to October 11th and 12th.The plan at this time is to hold the OctoberCommission meeting on the afternoon of October 11 and the meeting with theTrustee Chairs and Presidents on October 12.The program will highlight the National Governors’ Association HigherEducation Initiative, co-chaired by Governor Patton of Kentucky and GovernorRidge of Pennsylvania.Governor Hodgeshas been asked to invite Governor Patton to participate in this program withhim.
ChairmanFloyd suggested that the Commission formally adopt some specific goals onbehalf of all the colleges and universities to be presented to the Higher EducationFoundation in the form of a request for assistance.He then asked that the Executive Committee meet this month andrecommend a set of goals to be presented to the full Commission forconsideration at the June 7 meeting.
3. Committee Reports
3.01Report of the ExecutiveCommittee-Chairman Dalton Floyd
3.02 Report of theCommittee on Academic Affairs
and Licensing -Ms. DianneChinnes
A.Consideration of New Program Proposals
1. A.P.S., Early Care and Education, Greenville Tech
2. B.S., Environmental and Natural Resources, Clemson University
3. B.S./B.A., Environmental Science/Studies, Winthrop University
4. B.A., Music Coastal Carolina
5. B.A., Spanish, Coastal Carolina
6. B.A., Middle Grade Education, USC-Spartanburg
7. M.S., Software Engineering, USC-Columbia
There areseven new program proposals, all to be implemented in the Fall of 2001.They have all been approved at theappropriate institutional level, by the Advisory Committee on Academic Programsand by the Committee on Academic Affairs and Licensing.The summaries of all seven programs areincluded in Attachment I.
On behalf of the Committee on Academic Affairs andLicensing, a motion (Chinnes) was made, seconded and carriedto approve the program leading to the Associate of Public Service with a majorin Early Care and Education degree at Greenville Technical College forimplementation in Fall, 2001 provided that 1) no “unique cost” or other specialstate funding be required or requested; and 2) provided further that alladvisement by faculty and staff as well as all published literature shallindicate that, while some courses may transfer, the program is not a collegetransfer program and does not lead to teacher licensure or certification.
On behalf of the Committee on Academic Affairs andLicensing, a motion (Chinnes) was made, seconded (Olsen) and carriedto approve the following programs for implementation in Fall, 2001, providedthat no “unique cost” or other special state funding be required or requested:
B.S., Environmental and NaturalResources, Clemson University
B.S./B.A.,Environmental Science/Studies, Winthrop University
B.A., MusicCoastal Carolina
B.A., Spanish,Coastal Carolina
B.A., Middle GradeEducation, USC-Spartanburg
M.S., SoftwareEngineering, USC-Columbia
B.Consideration of Additional Amendment to theNonpublic
Postsecondary Institution License Act of1993
Attachment II describes the proposed changes inLaw and Regulations governing nonpublic postsecondary institutions that operateor solicit in South Carolina and detailing the additional changes.On behalf of the Committee on AcademicAffairs and Licensing, a motion (Chinnes) was made, seconded and carriedto approve the two new proposed changes to the law and regulations governingnonpublic postsecondary institutions as described in page 1 of Attachment IIand authorize the staff to pursue legislative approval in compliance with theAdministrative Procedures Act.
C. Consideration of CHE Consultants’ Evaluations of ExistingPrograms
InOctober, 1999, consultants evaluated all nursing programs at public 4-yearuniversities in South Carolina.Theconsultants were asked to evaluate and give either:Commendation of Excellence, Continued Approval, ProvisionalApproval, or Termination.Seveninstitutions were reviewed (35 programs).There was one provisional, 25 continued approval, and 10 commendationsof excellence.Attachment IIIdetails the programs reviewed by the consultants at each institution andprovides the recommended status for each program.On behalf of the Committee on Academic Affairs and Licensing, a motion(Chinnes) was made, seconded and carried to approve the followingrecommendations regarding the review of existing academic programs in nursing:
a. the approval of the consultant team’s recommendations that allnursing programs reviewed at Clemson University, Lander University, Universityof South Carolina Aiken, University of South Carolina Spartanburg, and theMedical University of South Carolina, and all off-site programs offered bythese institutions at the University Center of Greenville, Francis MarionUniversity, USC Beaufort, or by distance education, be granted ContinuingApproval.
b. The approval of the consultant team’s recommendation that theMaster’s of Nurse anesthesia (MNA) program at the University of SouthCarolina’s School of Medicine and the BSN-Completion program at South CarolinaState University be granted Continuing Approval.
c. The approval of the consultant team’s recommendation that theBSN-Generic program at South Carolina State University be granted ProvisionalApproval, until such time that it is granted full approval by the State Boardof Nursing.
d. The approval of the consultant team’s recommendation that allprograms of study in nursing which were offered through USC Columbia’s Collegeof Nursing be granted a Commendation of Excellence.
D. Consideration of Guidelines for SC Research InitiativeGrants Program, FY 2001-02
Attachment IV contains theproposed Guidelines for SC Research Initiative Grants Program, FY2001-2002.The Guidelinesare substantially the same as last year’s, which were substantivelyrevised.On behalf of the Committee onAcademic Affairs and Licensing, a motion (Chinnes) was made, seconded,and carried to approve the Guidelines as presented in AttachmentIV in the event that they are needed.
E.Informational Report on Revised Study ofProgram Development, FY 1989-1999
AttachmentV, the Executive Summary of a study about program development trends, isprovided for your information.Thispast fall we conducted an extensive study about program development trendsamong programs added or deleted between 1989 and 1999.The entire study, as revised and updated,will be placed on our web site in the near future.
F.Presentation of Commendation ofExcellence Awards in Nursing
The following programs werepresented Commendation of Excellence Awards in Nursing:
· Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Generic &Completion,
· Master of Science in Nursing Administration,USC-Columbia
· Post Master Certificate in Nursing Administration viaDistance Education, USC-Columbia
· Post Master Certificate in Nursing Administration,USC-Columbia
· Master of Science in Clinical Nursing, USC-Columbia
· Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, USC-Columbia
· Master of Science in Nursing-Community Mental Healthand Psych, USC-Columbia
· Master of Science in Health Nursing, USC-Columbia
· Post Master Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursingvia Distance Education, USC-Columbia
· Post Master Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing,USC-Columbia.
3.03 Report of the Committee on Access, Equity
& StudentServices-Ms. Sue Cole (No Report)
3.04Committee on Finance and Facilities-Mr. Daniel Ravenel
1.Interim Facilities Projects
a.Clemson University - MemorialStadium Athletic Field-Increase
b.USC-Columbia - Coll. ofJournalism NewsPlex Constr.-Establish
c.Central Carolina TC – ShawProperty Donation-AcceptDonation
d.Midlands TC – Wade MartinAdd. & Renov.-Incr/ReviseScope
Lease Renewal- 475 ParkingSpaces
Lease Renewal- 794 Parking Spaces
f.USC Columbia – Lease Renewal – 900 AssemblyStreet
Attachment VI contains descriptions of the above interim facilities projects; Onbehalf of the Committee on Finance and Facilities, a motion (Ravenel) was made, seconded and carried to approve theabove projects.
B. Annual PermanentImprovement Plans (APIPs) 2001
HoltzendoffHall Exterior Renov.Renovate950,000
CooperLibrary HVAC Improve.Renovate1,200,000
ShoeboxDormitories Bldg. SystemsRenovate700,000
R.Cathcart Smith Sci. Ctr.Add/Renovate35,200,000
WaitesIsland Research FacilityNewConstruction1,800,000
McNair ScilBldg/Cauthen Ed.
Media Center Auditoria Ren.Repair/Renovate/Replace727,000
Deferred Maintenance ProjectDeferred Maintenance1,475,250
ReplaceCampus High Voltage
WhittakerLibrary Expansion. Renov.Add/Renovation12,000,000
Greenville Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Trident Technical College
Bldgs.100, 500, & 800Re-roofing625,000
On behalf of the Committee on Finance and Facilities, a motion (Ravenel), was made, seconded, and carried to approve theabove projects as they are outlined in Attachment VI.
C. Information Items:
1. Annual StatusReport on Life Safety Issues
- USC-ColumbiaTour Following CHE Meeting
D.Consideration ofCollection of CHEMIS Data from Private Institutions
On behalf of the Committee onFinance and Facilities, a motion was made (Ravenel), seconded andcarried to approve the staff’s request to collect CHEMIS Data fromprivate institutions.Dr. Jim Byrd hasdiscussed this with several of the private institutions and, at this point,there has been no objection from the private institutions to providing us thisinformation.
There was some discussion ofthis topic, but all were in agreement that this would be beneficial to theinstitution and to the Commission.(ATTVII)
3.05Report of Committee onPlanning, Assessment
and Performance Funding- Gen. Tom Olsen
A. Consideration of Percentage Scores forPerformance Rating System
On behalf of the Committee on Planning,Assessment and Performance Funding, a motion (Olsen) was made, seconded, and carried to approve the staff recommendation asfollows:
DoesNot Achieve-3% prior year, adjusted*
SubstantiallyDoes Not Achieve-5% prior year, adjusted*
*The prior year is adjustedas directed by action of the General Assembly.Institutions performing in the Does Not Achieve and Substantially DoesNot Achieve categories are eligible to apply for reimbursement of up totwo-thirds of their disincentive amount to address performance weaknesses.(AttachmentVIII)
4.Report of the ExecutiveDirector Rayburn Barton
¨ The House haspassed a budget with approximately $80 million reduction in institutionalfunding.This ranges from 2.5% at theMedical University to up to 19% at some institutions, the average being about11%.The Senate Finance Committeebudget reflects an average 9% reduction in higher education, approximately $66million reductions if you look at all of the institutions. That will be debatedby the full Senate the week of May 14.
¨ TheLottery:The House last night rejectedone version with amendments.They willtake up the same bill today.
¨ About two weeksago, Governor Hodges’ office received a letter from the US Department ofEducation, Office of Civil Rights, informing him that there has been a formalcomplaint filed against the higher education system in this state, allegingthat we are operating a system that is guilty of racial discrimination.We expect to hear, in the next two weeks,from the Atlanta office as to the particulars.We have notified the Office of Civil Rights that they will have our fullcooperation.
¨ Dr. Lightseyand the Baruch Foundation at Hobcaw have offered to hold a reception during thefall meeting of the Trustee Chairs, college and university presidents and theCommission October 11.Plans for thatevent will be forthcoming.
Presentation:Dr. Virginia Uldrick, President, SouthCarolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, presented a short videoand talked at some length about the activities and accomplishments of the Governor’sSchool for the Arts and Humanities.
Adjournment:There being no further business, the meeting wasadjourned at 11:45 a.m.
Betsy R. Gunter