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SC CHE Minutes Feb 1999

SC CHE Minutes Feb 1999




February 4, 1999

10:30 a.m.

For attendance roster, please refer to the end of the minutes.


For the record, notification of the meeting was made to the media as required by theFreedom of Information Act.

The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. by Chairman Gilbert, who then asked Mr.Alan Krech to proceed with the introductions.

1. Introductions

Guests were introduced and welcomed to the Commission meeting.

Chairman Glbert announced that, if there were no objections, the presidential presentation would move up on the agenda to accommodate Dr. Palms. There being no objections, the presentation was made after approval of the Minutes.

2.     Approval of Minutes

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as submitted.

5.     Presentation by Dr. John Palms and Dr. Jerry Odom of theUniversity of South Carolina

3.     Committee Reports

         3.01   Report of theExecutive Committee                         Chairman Austin Gilbert

Copies of the Minutes of the Executive Committee and the updated time schedule for Commission consideration of the Business Advisory Council Recommendations (Attachment I) were faxed to the members of the Commission prior to the meeting today in order to inform the members of the recommendation of the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee met on Thursday, January 28, 1999 to consider the recommendations of the Business Advisory Council. The recommendations directly affecting the Commission were discussed and considered individually and the Committee recommended adoption of all of those recommendations. The Committee also defined the structure of the Task Force and that information is included in the minutes. Chairman Gilbert informed the Commission members that he would accept suggestions for the Task Force until February 11.

Chairman Gilbert clarified the procedure for today as voting only to send the recommendations affecting the Commission to the Task Force for further study. The report of the Task Force will be returned to the Commission at the April 4 Commission meeting with their recommendations for implementation of those items adopted by the Commission.

A summary motion was made (A. Gilbert), seconded and carried to form the Implementation Task Force, as outlined in Attachment I, to further study the recommendations of the Business Advisory Council and recommend methods of implementation to the full Commission. During discussion of the motion, Mr. Gressette and Ms. Chinnes once again summarized the procedure by pointing out that the

Commission would, after study by the Task Force, be afforded the opportunity to look at the recommendations again along with the report of the Task Force before actually voting to adopt or not.

         3.02    Report of theCommittee on Academic Affairs                                       Mr. Winfred Greene
A summary motion (Greene) was made, seconded (Byerly) and carried to approve the proposed Clemson Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (CIAM2) for implementation as outlined in Attachment II; the five-year renewal of Nashville Auto-Diesel College and Universal Technical Institute (Attachment II.B&C); and the Guidelines for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program for FY 1998-99 in Foreign Languages (Attachment II.D).

E. Presentation of the Commendation of Excellence Award: Physical Therapy Department, MUSC. The award was presented by Mr. Winfred Greene and was accepted by Ms. Lisa Nichols, Admissions Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department.        3.03     Report of theCommittee on Access, Equity                                           Mr. Frank Gilbert                       & Student Services
    • Update on Palmetto Fellows

Dr. Woodfaulk gave the update on the Palmetto Fellows Program and the applicant information verification process as outlined in Attachment III.

Dr. Barton commented that, due to the number of dollars available this year and the number of awards declined, every applicant and alternate for a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship this year was funded. Dr. Woodfaulk and her colleagues are now going out to the school districts and meeting with parents, teachers and counselors at individual schools on a regional basis and are mailing packets of information about all programs directly to the high school counselors in an effort to solicit their support and help getting the information out to parents and students.

Mr. Frank Gilbert raised a question about the Bill proposing a standard grading system for LIFE Scholarships and Palmetto Fellows. Dr. Barton assured him the Commission is monitoring this activity in the legislature.

B. A Resolution was written for Ms. Julia Wells, Access & Equity Coordinator, who will retire at the end of February, thanking her for her years of service to the Commission and to the State of South Carolina (Attachment IV) and was unanimously approved by the full commission. This Resolution will be presented to her on behalf of the Commission at a later date.

3.04 Committee on Finance and Facilities                                   Ms. Rosemary Byerly

No Report

                  3.05   Report of Committee on Planning, Assessment and Performance Funding
In Committee Chairman Dalton Floyd’s absence, Dr. Barton gave the report on the Committee on Planning, Assessment & Performance Funding. A written report was provided (Attachment V). It is planned to bring to the March meeting a set of staff recommendations that will reflect recommended changes in the way that performance funding is determined. There are joint meetings being held with the institutional Planning and Assessment representatives and the Finance Officers. The dates of upcoming meetings are in Attachment V.
4. Report of the Executive Director                                                                Rayburn Barton

Dr. Barton congratulated and endorsed Dr. Jim Hudgins, who has been appointed Executive Director of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, effective in March.

                                 1. Legislative Update

As of this date presentations have been made to the Higher Education Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. The Commission Budget has been submitted and the institutions have been appearing individually. Additional presentations are being made next week to the Senate Finance Committee. The Joint Bond Review Committee has endorsed legislation to remove the cap on institutional bonded indebtedness to allow the institutions to engage in more bonded indebtedness. There would be a ceiling placed on each institution that would be geared to their revenue stream.

                                  2.   The process of recruiting a new Access & Equity Officer has begun. Theposition description                                           is being reviewed and updated.

                                  3. CHE Quarterly Budget (Attachment VI)

The agency budget is in good shape, with the books in balance and, with regard to obligated funds, there should be a balance to carry forward next year.

Dr. Barton reported that conversations have begun with regard to K-16 collaboration, working with the new Governor and the new Superintendent of Education. There are federal grants available intended to increase efforts to notify students of opportunities to go to college. We will have representation on the Department of Education’s Planning Committee. We are also talking to Governor Hodges’ Education Advisor, Doug McTeer, about ways to expand K-16 collaboration.

                   Other Business

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:45 a.m.

                                                                                  Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                   Betsy R. Gunter

                                                                                   Recording Secretary

Attachments I-VI


Mr. R. Austin Gilbert, Jr., Chairman

Ms. Rosemary H. Byerly

Ms. Dianne Chinnes

Mr. Tim Dangerfield

Mr. Frank Gilbert

Mr. Winfred S. Greene

Mr. Lawrence Gressette, Jr.

Dr. Harry Lightsey, Jr.

Gen. Thomas R. Olsen

Mr. Bill Stern


Ms. Susan Cole

Mr. Dalton B. Floyd, Jr.

Dr. Joab M. Lesesne, Jr.


Dr. Rayburn Barton

Ms. Camille Brown

Ms. Julie Carullo

Ms. Saundra Carr

Ms. Renea Eshleman

Mr. Charlie FitzSimons

Ms. Betsy Gunter

Dr. Nancy Healy-Williams

Ms. Sherry Hubbard

Dr. Lynn Kelley

Mr. Alan Krech

Dr. David Loope

Ms. Lynn Metcalf

Ms. Isolene Montgomery

Dr. Gail Morrison

Mr. John Smalls

Dr. Mike Smith

Ms. Tobi Swartz

Ms. Helen Whetsell

Dr. Karen Woodfaulk


Mr. Don Campbell

Ms. Catherine Clayton

Dr. Conrad Festa

Mr. John Finan

Mr. David Fleming

Mr. Robert Gallager

Dr. Barry Gleim

Dr. Susan Graham

Dr. Hugh Haynesworth

Dr. Joe Heyward

Dr. Jim Hudgins

Dr. David Hunter

Mr. John Irion

Ms. Karen Jones

Mr. Thornton Kirby

Ms. Star Kepner

Mr. Russell Long

Dr. Pete Mackey

Dr. Harry G. Matthews

Mr. Gary McCombs

Mr. Bob Mellon

Ms. Lisa Nichols

Dr. Jerry Odom

Dr. John Palms

Dr. Frank Paul

Ms. Faye Pendarvis

Mr. Dan Polasek

Dr. Blanche Premo- Hopkins

Dr. Chris Przirembel

Ms. Mim Robney

Mr. Charles Shawver

Mr. Dwayne Shivley

Mr. Ed Spencer

Dr. Dewitt Stone

Dr. John Sutusky

Mr. W.E. Troublefield, Jr.

Mr. Brad Walters

Dr. Marcia Welsh

Dr. Carolyn West

Dr. James C. Williamson