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Southeast Missouri State University

Board of Regents Action
May 12, 2017

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents met today, May 12, in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall. The Board agenda and meeting materials in their entirety are available at http://www.semo.edu/board/meeting_info.html.

Action Items

The Board of Regents:

• Approved minutes from the open session meeting of Feb. 17, 2017 (Page 3)

• Approved conferring of degrees for spring 2017 and summer 2017. Southeast Missouri State University will hold its spring commencement ceremonies May 13 during which 1,370 students – 1,036 undergraduates and 334 master’s degree and specialist candidates – will receive their degrees. Candidates in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Health and Human Services will participate in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Candidates in the College of Business, College of Education and College of Science, Technology and Agriculture will take part in a 2 p.m. ceremony. Read more … (Page 19)

• Awarded an honorary doctorate to Douglas C. Greene of Vancouver, Washington, and Rancho Mirage, California. The doctorate will be presented during spring commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 13 in the Show Me Center. An honorary degree is one of the most prestigious awards presented by Southeast Missouri State University and has only been conferred nine times in the University’s history. Greene has been a catalyst for innovation over the past decade at Southeast and the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was named for him in 2011. Read more …  (Page 26)

 

Consent Items

• Approved Resolutions of Honor for retirees. (Page 30)

• Approved the five-year academic calendar for academic years 2018-2022. The new calendar continues the structure of fall break coinciding with the week of Thanksgiving for all five planning years. See calendar … (Page 82)

• Deleted Master of Arts in career counseling as an academic program. (Page 87)

  

Report Items 

• Student PresentationColten Peterson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Peterson will graduate May 13 with a double major in physics and engineering physics, mechanical applications option, and a minor in applied mathematics. He has been admitted to a doctoral program at the University of Michigan for atmospheric and space sciences. He told the Board about his experiences in the sciences at Southeast, explaining how they have shaped and prepared him as he plans to turn the page on his next chapter. Read more …  (Page 90)

• Report from outgoing Faculty Senate Chair -- Dr. Willie Redmond, professor of economics

• Report from incoming Faculty Senate Chair -- Dr. Jim McGill, associate professor of chemistry 

• Report from outgoing and incoming Student Government President -- Peyton Mogley of Chesterfield, Missouri 

• Progress Report on Contracts and Facilities Management ProjectsKathy Mangels, vice president for Finance and Administration 

Action Items 

• Approved Motion for Closed Session for appropriate considerations.

• Approved motion for Closed Executive Session

• After Closed and Closed Executive Sessions, the Board returned to Open Session and:

• Announced actions taken in closed session:

        --Approved the Minutes of the Feb. 17, 2017, Closed Session of the Board of Regents
        --Approved recommendations relative to Faculty and Non-Faculty personnel actions

• Announced actions taken in closed executive session:
        --Approved the Minutes of the Feb. 17, 2017, Closed Executive Session of the Board of Regents

• Approved a tuition and fee schedule effective with the fall 2017 semester. While underscoring a long-held commitment to affordability at Southeast Missouri State University, the Board of Regents today approved a tuition and fee increase of $6.50 per credit hour for resident undergraduate students effective with the fall 2017 semester. Read more …  (Page 97) 

• Approved special course fees beginning with the fall 2017 semester. The Board approved eight special course fees on two design courses in the Department of Human Environmental Studies, four courses in the Department of Art and two experiential learning courses in The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. The Board also approved transferring an existing course fee on a Health, Human Performance and Recreation course to a new course prefix and adding EP240, Circuit Analysis, to the list of IncludED courses. (Page 106) 

• Increased the charge for an official transcript from $7.50 to $10, effective July 1, 2017. The transcript fee was last increased in 2013.  The new fee of $10 puts Southeast more in line with other public, four-year institutions in Missouri.  (Page 112) 

• Tabled By-laws Related to the Board of Regents. After discussion with University legal counsel in Closed Executive Session regarding legal implications related to Board of Regents policies and procedures, the Board moved to table discussion and action on the proposed By-Laws until a future meeting. (Page 113)

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