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SC CHE Minutes Jan 1999

SC CHE Minutes Jan 1999

MINUTES OF MEETING

OF

SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

January 7, 1999

10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

1. Introductions

                  Guests were introduced and welcomed to the Commission meeting.

2. Approval of Minutes

Dr. Barton requested that Item 3.01 be corrected. The hearing on the Academic Endowment Incentive Act was conducted appropriately last month, but a motion either was not made or not recorded to approve the regulations. For the minutes of the last meeting, a motion (Floyd) was made, seconded (Chinnes) and carried to adopt the regulations for the Academic Endowment Incentive Act of 1977.

The minutes were approved with the above amendment.

3. Committee Reports

             3.01 Report of the Executive Committee                                ChairmanAustin Gilbert

   No Report

             3.02 Report of the Committee on Academic Affairs               Mr.Winfred Green   

                     and Licensing

                      No Report

             3.03 Report of the Committee on Access, Equity                  Mr. Frank Gilbert

                       & Student Services                                                                                                                      

                              A. Proposed Regulations for the Legislative Incentive for Future

                                    Excellence Life Scholarship              

An amended copy of 303.A was distributed for consideration. Dr. Woodfaulk summarized for the Commission the Regulations for the LIFE Scholarship and explained the differences in what was mailed out versus what had been amended. A motion (F. Gilbert) was made, seconded (Byerly) and, after discussion regarding the information getting to high school guidance counselors and assurance that this was being accomplished, the motion was carried to approve the proposed amended regulations for the LIFE Scholarship Program for submission to the General Assembly during the 1999 legislative session (Attachment I).

          B. Proposed Regulations for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program

A motion (F. Gilbert) was made, seconded (Chinnes) and carried to approve the proposed regulations (Attachment II) for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program.

3.04 Committee on Finance and Facilities                     Ms. Rosemary Byerly

No Report

3.05 Report of Committee on Planning, Assessment                Mr. D. Floyd

            and Performance Funding 

Consideration of the P’s & Q’s Report. A motion (Floyd) was made, seconded (Greene) and carried to approve the draft document as distributed. A correction sheet was distributed and is Attachment III to these minutes.

Committee Chairman Floyd presented for information the assurance that, while discussion sessions on staff recommendations for Performance Funding Revisions have been rescheduled, the Committee would be bring definite staff recommendations before the Commission after February 17, which is the scheduled meeting of the Committee for discussion. This report will be presented at the March Commission meeting. The Conceptual Framework paper was distributed for information and is available on the Web Site.

4. Report of the Executive Director                                                            Rayburn Barton

          NoReport

5. Presentation by Mr. Larry Wilson and Mr. Don Herriott ofthe Business Advisory Council

    A handout of the Council’s Recommendations is Attachment IV.

    Chairman Gilbert outlined a proposed timetable to move forward in response to this report. After discussion of this timetable, it was decided to move solicitation of nominees for the Task Force and the report of the Implementation Task Force forward by one month. Attachment V is the timetable as it was revised January 11, (since the date of this meeting). It is to be referred to the Executive Committee, who will meet prior to the February Commission meeting, and bring their recommendations to the full Commission at the February Commission meeting.

    There was discussion of appointing a Task Force to make recommendations for implementation.

    Dr. Lightsey expressed concern with regard to the language used with reference to the appointment of the task force to study the recommendations of the Business Advisory Council. He pointed out that we need to be very careful not to form yet another independent, decision-making committee; that we not bypass the colleges and universities and that we share all available information with regard to these recommendations with the Council of Presidents, providing them the opportunity for input in this process and the Commission hearing their concerns. Dr. Lightsey summarized by saying he had no problem with the structure of the Task Force as long as: (1) we’re not delegating too much, (2) we don’t bypass the institutions in trying to move too swiftly.

    It was decided that this matter will be further explored after the report from the Executive Committee.

    It was agreed by consensus that the report be referred to the Council of Presidents and that the taking of names and appointment of the Task Force be moved forward by one month, as reflected in Attachment V. Mr. Gilbert then expressed the Commission’s appreciation for the work done by the Business Advisory Council and the fact that the Commission looks forward to working with them toward implementation of whatever recommendations the Commission votes to adopt.

    For the record: The correction of Mr. Herriott’s name is recorded both in the minutes and in lists and reports of the Business Advisory Council.

    6.  Other Business

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:30 a.m.

                                                                                           Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                                           Betsy R. Gunter

                                                                                           Recording Secretary

 

Attachments I-V

MEMBERS PRESENT

Mr. R. Austin Gilbert, Jr., Chairman

Ms. Rosemary H. Byerly

Ms. Dianne Chinnes

Ms. Susan Cole

Mr. Tim Dangerfield

Mr. Dalton B. Floyd, Jr.

Mr. Frank Gilbert

Mr. Winfred S. Greene

Mr. Lawrence Gressette, Jr.

Dr. Harry Lightsey, Jr.

Gen. Thomas R. Olsen

Mr. Bill Stern

MEMBERS ABSENT

Dr. Joab M. Lesesne, Jr.

STAFF PRESENT

Dr. Rayburn Barton

Ms. Joann Biga

Ms. Camille Brown

Mr. Michael Brown

Ms. Julie Carullo

Ms. Lorinda Copeland

Mr. Dan Douglas

Ms. Renea Eshleman

Mr. Charlie FitzSimons

Ms. Betsy Gunter

Dr. Nancy Healy-Williams

Ms. Sherry Hubbard

Ms. Yolanda Hudson

Dr. Lynn Kelley

Mr. John Krause

Mr. Alan Krech

Dr. David Loope

Ms. Lynn Metcalf

Ms. Isolene Montgomery

Dr. Gail Morrison

Dr. Mike Raley

Mr. John Smalls

Dr. Mike Smith

Ms. Tobi Swartz

Dr. Aileen Trainer

Ms. Julia Wells

Dr. Karen Woodfaulk

GUESTS

Mr. Arthur Bjontegard

Mr. Don Campbell

Mr. Douglas Carlisle

Mr. Tom Covar

Ms. Chris Crumbo

Ms. Char Davis

Ms. Carolyn Donges

Mr. Sam Drew

Mr. David Fleming

Dr. Susan Graham

Ms. Gwen Harris

Mr. Don Herriott

Dr. Joe Heyward

Dr. Jim Hudgins

Ms. Karen Jones

Mr. Thornton Kirby

Ms. Star Kepner

Mr. Russell Long

Dr. Harry G. Matthews

Mr. Gary McCombs

Dr. Ann McNutt

Mr. Bob Mellon

Col. Spike Metts

Ms. Faye Pendarvis

Mr. Oscar Prioleau

Mr. Bill Schenck

Ms. Laura Shealy

Ms. Lindy Smith

Dr. Dewitt Stone

Dr. John Sutusky

Dr. Rita Teal

Dr. Lovely Ulmer-Sottong

Dr. Marcia Welsh

Dr. Carolyn West

Dr. James C. Williamson

Mr. Larry Wilson