eRN T R A L • I CHI G A NUN VKRSITY
BOARD OP TRUSTEES
November 2, 1984
Central Mi chigan University Board o f Trustees
Meeting of NovembeJ:' 2, 1984
li t . Pleasant, Michigan
Members present: Mr . Alfred J . Portino, Chair;
Dr . Bernadine N. De nning; ~ r . Raymond A. LaBoun t y;
Dr. Go rdon N. Lambie; Ms. Rac hael E. Moreno; Mr. William C.
Odykirk; Mr s . Margaret Ann Riecker; Mr s . Alice Tomboul1&0;
Dr . Harold Abel, President.
Membe r s absent: none .
Also a tte nding: Dr . John E. Cantelan , Provost; Yr . Arthur E.
Ei lls, Vice President tor Public Aftairs; Mr. James L. Hill,
Vice President lor Studen t Afta i r s; Mr. Richard L. Miller ,
Secretary to the Board of Trustees; Mr . Jerry R. Tubbs,
Treas urer of the Board of Tr ustees and Vice President tor
Business and Finance .
The meeting ~a s called to order by Chair Fort ino at 9:39 a.m.
The minutes of the October 5, 1984 meeting were approved as
BUDGET REQUEST, 1985-86: ( Pi nance Committee)
It was moved by Dr . Bernadine Denning , seconded by Mr . William
Odykirk, and carried , tha t the following r esolution be adopted .
For: Denning, Lambie, Odykirk, Riecker, Tomboulian . Against:
LaBounty. Abstained: Moreno .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Administration is authorized
to submit to the Department of Managemen t and
Budget, Budget Request doc uments f or fiscal 1985-86 .
A complete copy ot tinal documents will be on file
i n the Office of the Board or Trustees' Secr etary .
STUDENT MEDIA. HXPANSION: (Pi na nce COllllllittee)
It was moved by Dr. Bernadine Denning, seconded by Mrs. Alice
Tomboulian , and carried , that the tollowing resolution be
BE IT RESOLVED, That the President or his designee is authorized
to enter into cont rac t s tor goods and /or services,
described beiow, on behalt at the Board at Trustees:
Purpose of Contract
(Br ief Desc r iption)
Student Media Expansion Project:
$ 75 ,000
Total project not to exceed $230,000.
University to l oan $150,000 fo r
Compl ete descriptions of t he goods and/or services to be contracted
are attached hereto and will be retained on file in the
Otfice of the Board Secr etary .
PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL PURPOSE PUND: (Pi na nce Committee)
It was moved by Dr , Bernadine Denning, seconded by
Wr s . Nargare t Ann Riecke r. and carried, that the tollowlng
resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED , That the President's Specia l Purpose
Fund be c r edited annually up to $10,000 trom Devel_
opment Pund undesignated private gitts. Such tunds
to be used by the President in whatever manner he
deems appropriate .
It was moved by Dr . Bernadine Denning, seconded by Mr. William
Odykirk, and carried, tbat the tollowtng resolution be adopted .
• • Pr esident's Special Purpose Fund con ti nued
BE IT RESOLVED, That the allocation ot unrestricted gttts
as noted below is app roved and ratified.
President's Special Purpose Pund 1984-85 $14,460
CALIFORNIA BOWL: (Finance Ca..i ttee)
It was moved by Dr , Bernadine Denning, seconded by Nr. William
Odykirk , and carried, that the tollowing resol uti on be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Pr esident or his designee be
authorized to enter contracts to obtain air transpor_
tation tor the University's participation in the
Cali t o rnia Bowl . University tunds not t o e~ceed
$25,000 may be used to s upplement other revenues
available for air transportation.
STAFf' REPORT : • ~ Dr . Benjamin Taggie, Director of the Honors Program.
ASSRSSMR"T A"D D8VRLOPMR"T OOMM ITTRR :
Mr. Raymond LaBoun ty , Chair ot the Assessment and Development
Committee , r e ported that the Board self-assessment questionnaires
were nearly completed . He suggested that at the
December meeti ng the Board invite Dr . Diane Dolley, who will do
the analysis at the questionnaires , to join the Board t or
dinner on Th ursday evening . Dr. Dolley could provide an oral
presentation ot the protile ot the self-assessment responses at
that time .
Bylaws Revision, Open Mee t i nss:
It was moved by Mr . Raymond LaBounty, seconded by ~s, Rachael
More no, and carried, that the tollowing resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That Ar ticl e I X, Board Bylaws, of the
Charter and Bylaws, Centr al Michigan Universtty Board of
Tru s t ees, be amended to r ~ ad, at Section 8.B. 1., as
Assessment and Development Committee conti nu ed
1 . To consider the dismissal, suspension,
or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or
charges brought against, OR TO CONSIDER A PERIODIC
PERSONNEL F.VALUAT TON OF, a public officer , employee ,
staff member, or individual agent, IP the named
person requests a closed hearing . A PERSON REQUESTING
A CI~SED HEARING MAY RESCIND THE REQUEST AT ANY
Mr . LaBounty r e por ted also on the committee's view that it had
completed its charge . An o rlen t ation program fo r new Trustees
is in place . The Board Bylaws have been revised . The Board
selt-assessment project is nea rl y tinished . It is suggested
now that the new Board administration in 1985 use this committee
or o ne of s imilar structure to begin immediately after the
first ot the year to develop procedures for involving the
entire Unive rsity community in finding a successor t o Dr . Abel .
ACADEYIC AFFAIRS COMYITTEE:
Yrs . Alice Tomboulian, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee,
reported that the fi rst step in the committee ' s review of its
role and function was consideration of an informat i on calendar ,
a schedule ot info rmation that would come to the committee over
the course ot the year. Dr. Cantelon has presented a proposal
for an information calendar . The committee also heard a report
trom Dr . Robert DeBruin regarding enrollment pr ojections .
Dr . Douglas Fr iedrich , as Chair of the Task Fo r ce, presented a
prog ress report on the polymer science doctorate. He noted
that the Task Force had been making good progress and would
report back to the committee in Janua r y with more detailed
comment on polymer science cur riculum . The committee also
received a report on changes in the academic year calendar .
STUDENT APPAIRS OOMVITTEE :
Dr. Go rdon Lambie, Chair of the Student Affairs Committee,
reported that discussion continued as t o a means ot encou raging
two-way communications with the University community . A tormal
reso lution tor an open torum will be presented at the December
meeting. The Health Services budget was reviewed and concern
Student Attairs Comait t ee conti nued
ex pressed that Health Ser vices continue to provide service and
be selt_supporting. A new fee schedule will be proposed in
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS : (Student Atfairs Comaittee)
It was moved by Ws. Rachael Mo r e no , seconded by Dr . Bernadine
Denning , and carr ied , t hat the tollowing r esolutions be
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Ellen Case Honorary Endowment
Scholarship be establi shed a nd that the tollowlng
statement be approved tor printing in the Bulletin .
Ellen Case HODorarl Endowaent Scholarsbip
Establ i shed in 1984 by triends in honor of Ellen
Case . Mr s . Case received her bachel or's degree in
1938 t r om the Cent ral State Teachers College
(CMU). Mrs . Case taught in various public
Yichigan scbools i ncluding Dura nd , Midland and Bad
Ax e . Earnings will provide a schola r ship for a
CMU student .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Aaron C. Hall Memorial
Endowment Schola rship be established and t hat the
fol l owing statement be approved for printing in the
Aaron C. Hall Ye.orlal Endowment Scbolarship
Established in 1984 by tamily and friends in
memory ot Aaron C. Hall . Aaron was graduated trom
CMU in 1958 and served as Directo r ot Pinanc ial
Aid and an admissions counselor between 1965 and
1967. Aar on was Supe rvi sor of the Schola r ship and
Grant Program for t he Michigan Departmen t ot
Education in Lansing . Earnings will be awarded to
a Holt High School graduate who is now a CMU
junior or senior pursuing a music or toreign
language curriculum .
Bndowed Scholarsbips continued
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Keith L. Na.well Memorial
Endowment Scholarship be established and that the
tollowing statement be approved tor printing in the
( e itb L. ~a1well Me.arlal Endo .. ent Scholarsblp
Established in 1984 by an estate gift of Ellen
Mercer Clark Maxwell in memory ot her husband,
Dr . Keith L. Ma xwell . Earnings t rom the endowment
will be awarded to studen ts i n the Department of
Communication Disorders .
CLOSBD SESSION :
It was moved by Mrs. Margaret Ann Riecker, seconded by
Dr . Bernadine Denning, and carried, that the Board meet i n
closed session immediately following the ope n meeting to
discuss strategy connected with the negotiation of collective
bargaining agreements . For : Denning, Portino , LaBounty,
Lambie, Moreno, Odykirk , Rlecker, Tomboulian. Against: none .
It was moved by Mr. William Odykirk , seconded by Dr. Bernadine
Dennlng, and carried , that the personnel recommendati ons
appearing on agenda pages 1-5 be app r o ved. Copy on tile in t he
Office of the Secretary t o the Board at Trustees .
It was moved by Ms . Rachael Moreno, seconded by Dr . Bernadine
Denning, and carried , that gitts received during September 1984
in the amount of $128,95 1.47 be acce pted with appreciation .
• • The open meeting adjourned at 10:52 a . m.
Richard L. Mi ller
Secr etary to the Board of Trustees
• • 2087
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