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Notice: Due to weather concerns, the MCCS Board Meeting on 11/16/05 has been moved to the MCCS system office in Augusta at 1:30 pm. The MCCS is located at 323 State Street. For directions please contact Karen Hamilton at 767-0116 x 4 or khamilton@mccs.me.edu.

Maine Community College Trustees to Meet at NMCC in Presque Isle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, November 10, 2005

CONTACTS: Alice Kirkpatrick
(207) 767-0116 x 3; akirkpatrick@mccs.me.edu

AUGUSTA , Me. – The Maine Community College System Board of Trustees will hold a regularly-scheduled meeting next Wednesday, November 16 th, at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle. The meeting will be held in Edmunds Conference Center at 1:30 pm. (NOTICE: DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE MCCS OFFICE IN AUGUSTA. THE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 323 STATE STREET)

The Board’s meeting agenda follows:

MEETING AGENDA

Ascertainment of Quorum
Citizen Input
1. Resolution to accept Minutes of September 28, 2005 Meeting

CHAIR’S REMARKS
> Recognize NMCC Students and Faculty

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
> Al & Eleanor George Scholarship
2. Resolution to approve increase in Room and Board Rates beginning 2006/07 [note: the resolution raises the maximum rate allowed for each college. The college presidents have the authority to adjust rates within those limits. Rates for 2006-07 will be set by each president in Spring 2006.]
3. Resolution to approve amendments to MCCS Policy 207: Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
4. Resolution to approve amendments to MCCS Policy 211: Sexual Harassment

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Educational Policy Committee
5. Resolution to authorize implementation of Associate in Science degree in Biotechnology at SMCC
6. Resolution to authorize a one-year extension to temporary approval of Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology at EMCC
Finance & Facilities Committee
7. Resolution to authorize System President to enter into negotiations for the design and construction of Phase I of the Resident Hall Project
8. Resolution to authorize the System President to enter into negotiations with the Maine Health and Higher Education Finance Authority to use MCCS revenue bonding authority to finance Phase I of the Resident Hall Project in an amount up to $22,400,000

OTHER
9. Resolution to accept gifts to the MCCS

Adjourn

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If special accommodations are needed to attend the meeting, please contact Ellyn Chase at 629-4007.