November 19, 2004

The Board of Regents of Washington State University met pursuant to call in Open Meeting at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, November 19, 2004 at Lighty Student Services, Room 405, Pullman, WA.

Present: Regent V. Rafael Stone, President; Regents Kenneth Alhadeff, Elizabeth Cowles, John M. Fabian, Peter Goldmark, Brady Horenstein, Steven R. Hill, Joe King, Christopher J. Marr, and Connie Niva; President V. Lane Rawlins, Provost Robert C. Bates, Vice President for University Development Richard Frisch, Vice President for University Relations Sally Savage, Vice President for Business Affairs Gregory P. Royer, Vice President for Student Affairs Charlene Jaeger, Interim Vice President for Equity and Diversity Mike Tate, Senior Assistant Attorney General Antoinette Ursich, Faculty Senate Chair Chuck Pezeshki, ASWSU President Brea Thompson, GPSA President DaVina Hoyt, Alumni Association President Erik Falter, Chair for WSU Foundation Board of Governors Mikal Thomsen, Chancellor of WSU Vancouver Hal Dengerink, Chancellor of WSU Tri-Cities Larry James and Interim Chancellor of WSU Spokane Nick Lovrich.

1. President of the Board of Regents. Regent Stone welcomed everyone to the Board Meeting. He introduced newly appointed Regent John Fabian.

2. President of the University. President V. Lane Rawlins also welcomed everyone to the Board Meeting. He introduced Brian Pitcher who was recently named Chancellor, WSU Spokane. He also introduced Vicki McCracken recently appointed as Interim Vice President for Enrollment Services.

3. Minutes. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the minutes of the October 22, 2004 Board meeting. Carried.

4. Reports from University Groups:

Faculty Senate Chair Chuck Pezeshki indicated that since their last meeting one of the most important issues in addition to the written report, was the recommendation and approval to recognize temporary faculty in the course catalog.

GPSA President DaVina Hoyt reported on various events that have provided recognition and support to GPSA locally and nationally. She also mentioned that GPSA is getting started on the election process earlier than in years past to help GPSA improve the overall election process.

ASWSU President Brea Thompson reported on the many projects ASWSU has been involved in. She also mentioned that the Student Learning Academy is in full force and that they are currently discussing issues such as class size, academic advising, and new-student orientation—she added that within a month, the Academy plans to identify their top priorities and recommendations.

Alumni Association President Erik Falter reported that the Alumni Association has agreed to fund the initial development of walkways and other basic elements to create an Alumni Arboretum on the Wilson Road property adjacent to the Alumni Centre. He added that vigorous growth in Alumni participation nationwide has prompted the addition of three new districts. The new districts are located in San Diego, Chicago and New York. Alumni volunteers will serve as directors in each new district. He also reported on upcoming events the Alumni Association is hosting.

WSU Foundation Board of Governors Chair Mikal Thomsen reported on the recent Board of Governors meeting. He added that the Board of Governors is already engaged in the financial, goal-setting and long-range plans for the organization. He also noted the WSU Foundation Spring 2005 Meeting that will be held in Walla Walla, Washington.

5. Executive, Planning, and Budget Committee. Regent Stone said that the committee reviewed the Principles for Development of Multi-Campus System, institutional benchmarks, and were given reports on the Cougar/Huskey Campaign, the budget, legislative strategy and discussed pending litigation on university employees.

The Board took action on the following:

Principles for Development of Multi-Campus System. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the policies and procedures for the implementation and operation of Washington State University as a system (Attachment A) .

6. Reports from System Chancellors:

WSU Spokane Interim Chancellor Nick Lovrich reported on upcoming academic programs that will be offered at WSU Spokane along with an assessment survey that is being conducted for a program in Hospitality Business Management with a special focus on casino management. He added that a consultant is exploring the potential for such a program with local and regional Native American tribes and examining the possibilities for creating a network to help support higher education access for Native American youth. He also provided an update of construction projects on the Spokane Campus.

WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor Larry James reported that a community lecture preceding Veterans Day featured a Tri-Cities faculty member who made a recent trip to European battle sights of World War I and World War II. He also reported that Dr. Anthony James was recently named Associate Director of the United States Transuranium and Uranium Repository which is sited on the WSU Tri-Cities campus.

WSU Vancouver Chancellor Hal Dengerink reported on the completion of the WSU Vancouver Self-study report. He also reported on several events that have taken place on the Vancouver campus since the last meeting. He highlighted that WSU Vancouver Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu was officially installed. Kappa Omicron Nu is the national honor society for student and professionals in family and consumer sciences. Their mission is to empower leaders through scholarship, research and leadership development. The Vancouver group has maintained a national affiliation for the last six years and has now met the requirement for its own local chapter which is called Nu Mu.

7. University Development and University Relations Committee. Regent Marr reported that the committee had a presentation by Sally Savage on Integrated Marketing. The presentation focused on the Seattle Influencer Westside Strategy. He also said the committee received a gift report.

8. Report from the Vice President for University Relations. Vice President Savage gave a presentation titled Changing the Undergraduate Student Profile as her report.

9. Report from the Vice President for Development. Vice President Frisch provided gift report numbers year to date through October 31, 2004. He also mentioned that the first Board of Governors meeting was extremely productive and the Foundation will develop reporting standards that will link expenses to programmatic activities of the Foundation. They hope to get a better sense of where money is being expended on programs and review outcomes. The Gift Report will also be modified to show how resources are being managed to program goals and will give a better sense of how we are applying energy and resources to different segments of the fundraising activity.

10. Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs Committee. Regent Hill indicated that their committee is ready to bring forward and ask the Board to approve the self-study reports for WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities. He also reported that the committee discussed revisions to the WAC Code on Student Conduct. The committee asked for a more information before they will take action on the WAC revisions. They also were given updates and reports on the Housing and Dining Rates for fiscal year 2006, Undergraduate Experience, Office of Undergraduate Education and collaborations between Academic and Student Affairs.

The Board took action on the following:

WSU Vancouver Self Study. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the WSU Vancouver Self Study Response and Recommendations to SHB 2707. Carried.

WSU Tri-Cities Self Study. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents. Approve the WSU Tri-Cities Self Study Response and Recommendations to SHB 2707. Carried.

11. Report from the Provost and Academic Vice President. Provost Bates asked everyone to join the lunch presentation on the Student Learning Academy and President’s Teaching Academy. He added that these groups are developing recommendations to improve the undergraduate experience at WSU.

12. Report from the Vice President for Student Affairs. Vice President Jaeger reported on the pilot program Freshman Interest Teniwe (Nez Perce term for talk), FIT groups are living-learning communities in specific WSU residence halls. In these communities, student with similar interests live together in a residence hall and also share up to five classes. The benefits include fewer academic deficiency problems, better fall-to-fall retention, new freshmen friendships that include academic interests, and higher level of satisfaction with residence hall and university experience among freshman. She indicated that this program has been very successful and hope to make this grow by Fall 2005 or 2006. The goal is to have 80% of the freshman involved in this program.

13. Report from the Interim Vice President for Equity and Diversity. Vice President Tate reminded the Board that he would be providing an extensive report at the January Board Meeting. He also gave the Board handouts of the Executive Summary of the WSU Climate Survey. He provided an update on commissions and councils and is gearing up for the second open Dialogue on Diversity which is extremely important in engaging the university community.

14. Business Affairs and Information Technology Committee. Regent Cowles reported that the committee reviewed and discussed the action items that are ready to bring before the Board on Weyerhaeuser/WSU Agreement and Life Safety Enhancements for Bryan Hall. She added that the committee reviewed future actions involving the Creamery Annex Addition and Wilson Hall Exterior Renovations. They also heard reports and updates on collective bargaining, Capital Projects status, Capital Construction Report, real estate updates and the Quarterly Report of Appointments under previous delegation. She asked Vice President Royer to go over the individual action items.

15. Report from the Vice President for Business Affairs . Vice President Royer reviewed the action items as his report.

The Board discussed the Bonney Lake property recommendation and noted that they had received and reviewed the comments and letters from community members.

The Board took action on the following:

Weyerhaueser/WSU Agreement . It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve and ratify the agreement entered into with the Weyerhaeuser Company regarding the Bonney Lake property. Carried.

WSU Pullman, Bryan Hall, Life Safety Enhancements . It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the construction project, grant authorization to proceed, and delegate authority to the President or his designee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, to advertise for bids and award a construction contract, provided costs are within funds available. Carried.

16. Other Business.

The Board took action on the following:

Indemnify Defendants in Litigation . It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve legal counsel to be provided to University Employees. Carried.

17. President’s Report. President Rawlins commented on the upcoming joint meeting with the University of Washington and other events that will take place during this Apple Cup weekend. He thanked the Board for their support.

At 12:10 p.m. the Regents Meeting adjourned.

Approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting held in Lighty Student Services Building, Room 405, Pullman, Washington, January 28, 2005.