Board of Trustees

Committee Agendas

Academic & Student Affairs Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
President’s Conference Room, 2503 Berndt Hall

DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Enrollment Update – President Thomas
  • Approval of Academic Program Review Schedule – 2017-18 (Consent Agenda – page 20)
    • Each academic program at the College participates in a periodic program review.  All reviews include a self-study utilizing assessment and IR data and may include use of an external consultant.  Eight programs will be reviewed in 2017-18 and Board approval is required.
  • Approval of Vision Statement and Guiding Principles (Action Agenda – page 55)
    • The Fort Lewis College Summit Team developed and recommends a vision statement and guiding principles that will complete the foundation for strategic planning.
  • Reports on Program Reviews conducted in 2016-17
    • Eight programs were reviewed in 2016-17 and executive summaries are provided to the Board.    
  • Other Business

Business Affairs Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 2017
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
President’s Conference Room, 2503 Berndt Hall

DISCUSSION TOPICS

Approval of 2018-19 Five-Year Capital Construction Plan – Steve Schwartz (Consent Agenda – pages)

  • The college’s capital construction program is based upon previous planning efforts and the 2016 Facilities Master Plan Review and Validation.  The FY 2018-19 capital construction budget request is scheduled for submission to CCHE in July of 2017.  The CCHE requires governing board approval of the five-year capital construction plan for FY’s 2018-19 to 2022-23, prior to making funding recommendations for FY 2018-19.

Approval of Tuition Schedules for Academic Year 2017-18 & Summer Sessions 2018 – Michele Peterson (Action Agenda – pages)

  • As discussed at the Board of Trustees Budget Parameters Meeting on May 10th, the President’s Budget Committee recommends that the Board approve the following tuition increases:
    • Tuition increase of 5.7% for resident undergraduate students and 0.0% for resident graduate students with similar adjustments for per credit hour rates where applicable.
    • Tuition increase of 5.0% for non-resident students (undergraduate) with similar adjustments for per credit hour rates where applicable.
    • Non-resident graduate tuition decreased to the same rate as resident graduate students.

Approval of FY 2017-18 Faculty & Exempt Staff Salary Increase Recommendation– Michele Peterson (Action Agenda – page)

  • As discussed at the Board of Trustees Budget Parameters Meeting on May 10th, the President’s Budget Committee recommends that base compensation not be increased for faculty or exempt staff for FY 2017-18.  Funding has been allocated for faculty promotions.

Approval of FY 2017-18 Proposed Operating Budgets – Michele Peterson (Action Agenda – pages)

  • As discussed at the Board of Trustees Budget Parameters Meeting on May 10th, the President’s Budget Committee recommends that the Board approve the proposed operating budgets for the Education and General Fund, Auxiliary Facilities Income Fund, Health and Counseling Center, Recreation Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Activities, and Student Financial Assistance.  The proposed budget for the Education & General Fund is based on the FY 2017-18 Long Bill Appropriation, and estimates of tuition and other revenues.  The budget proposals for the remaining fund are based on anticipated revenues.

Approval of the Third Amendment to MOU between Fort Lewis College and the Fort Lewis College Foundation and the Extension of the Current Agreement through June 30, 2018 – Mark Jastorff/Steve Schwartz (Action Agenda – pages)

  • The MOU has been reviewed by both Fort Lewis College and the Fort Lewis College Foundation representatives.  Both agreed to extend, without modification, the MOU for an additional year, ending June 30, 2018.

Personnel Action: Approval of Reappointment of Head Coach of Fort Lewis College Men’s Basketball Team and Execution of a Proposed Three-Year Employment Contract – President Thomas (Action Agenda – pages)

  • Fort Lewis College has a very successful men’s basketball record and a reputation in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference of being a highly competitive program.  This success and reputation is largely due to the efforts of the current head coach.  In order to retain this talented coach and maintain the established success of the program, the administration is requesting the Board approve the granting of a multi-year contract.
     
  • Other Business