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COMMITTEE/BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES 

2000 INDEX 



AD HOC COMMITTEE ON AUXILIARY SERVICES 

• January 19,2000 

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENT AUTONOMY 

• January 4, 2000 

ATHLETICS COMMITTEE 

• November 8, 2000 

COMMITTEE ON ACDEMIC AFFAIRS STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ATHLETICS 

• January 24, 2000 

• April 12, 2000 

• July 24, 2000 

• October 23, 2000 

COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND AUDIT 

• January 27, 2000 

• April 12, 2000 

• July 27, 2000 

• October 26, 2000 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

• February 2, 2000 

• May 9, 2000 

• August 2, 2000 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

• February 2, 2000 

• May 10, 2000 

• August 2, 2000 

• November 8, 2000 

TRUSTEE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE 

• May 17, 2000 

• July 19, 2000 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

COMMITTEE/BOARD MEETINGS 

2000 MINUTES 



AD HOC COMMITTEE ON AUXILIARY SERVICES 



AD HOC COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENT AUTONOMY 



AD HOC COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY STAFFING 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ATHLETICS 



COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND AUDIT 



COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 



DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 



TRUSTEE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST-BOSTON-DARTMOUTH-LOWELL-WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON AUXILIARY SERVICES 

Wednesday, January 19, 2000; 9:00 a.m. 
Hilton at Dedham Place 

25 Allied Drive 
Dedham, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Naughton; Trustees Avakian, Dubilo, Fey, 
Flores, Karam, McCarthy and Mihos 

University Administration : General Counsel O'Malley; Vice Presidents Julian 
and Lenhardt; Chancellor Scott; Vice Chancellor Page 

Chair Naughton convened the meeting at 9:15 a.m. and announced the 
Committee would enter Executive Session to consider strategy with respect to 
Collective Bargaining and Litigation and in particular to discuss th e Award of a 
Possible Contract after the Receipt of Bids . He indicated that the Committee 
would not reconvene in open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter into Executive Session for the purpose of considering 
strategy with respect to Collective Bargaining and Litigation and in 
particular to discuss the Award of a Possible Contract after the 
Receipt of Bids . 

Trustees Dubilo, Fey, Karam, McCarthy and Mihos voted for the motion as 
did Chair Naughton. The time was 9:16 a.m 




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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST«BOSTON»DARMOUTH»LOWELL»WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENT AUTONOMY 

Tuesday, January 4, 2000; 11:00 a.m. 

Knapp Room 

One Beacon Street - 26 th Floor 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Trustees Fey, Karam, Giblin and Mahoney 

Committee Member Absent : Trustee Agganis 

University Administration : Vice Presidents Julian and Lenhardt 

The meeting was convened the meeting at 11:05 a.m. As a result of the last meeting 
of this Committee, Vice President Lenhardt drafted a summary of the Committee's 
findings (report attached). 

The Committee is expected to present their findings to the Board on February 2, 
2000. 



The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST«BOSTON«DARTMOUTH«LOWELL»WORCESTER 

FINAL REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENT 

AUTONOMY 

The Trustee Committee on Intelligent Autonomy met and considered the views of all the 
University campuses. There was a considered discussion of the need for the University 
to maximize productivity and to develop lines of responsibility and accountability that 
assured that University management could function effectively. The Trustees and staff 
revisited the University's performance measurement system and the need to continually 
update the standards for performance, the time frame for reporting, and the performance 
standards themselves, in effect, to make this system of accountability and performance 
work. Accompanying such performance expectations should be an incentive 
compensation system for Chancellors that is directly tied to such campus performance. 

Notwithstanding these expectations, the Committee concluded that two areas, 
information management and administration and finance, were most responsive to 
centralized planning, administration and management control. The concept of dual 
reporting, in effect, dotted and solid lines of accountability would be clarified whenever 
possible. For example, there is significant agreement in the University that the Vice 
Chancellors have a solid line reporting relationship to the Chancellors and an additional 
dotted line relationship to the Vice Presidents. These relationships are complementary to 
the Chancellors direct reporting relationship to the President and the Vice Presidents 
direct reporting relationship to the President. There are additionally certain services such 
as treasury, financial reporting, labor relations, CVIP, State relations etc. which will 
continue to be centrally managed and provide a service to the entire University. 

More specifically, the Trustee Committee proposes that the University President's Office 
hire a Chief Information Officer who will have, as direct solid line reports, CIO's at each 
of the five University campuses. The campus CIO's must serve the needs of each 
campus and the Chancellor but ultimate questions of accountability and responsibility 
will rest with the University Chief Information Officer. Additionally the current reports 
of procurement, building construction and maintenance will report directly to the 
President's office procurement director and the President's Office Director of Buildings 
and Maintenance. These are areas of centralization which we believe are amenable to 
and responsive to a centralized management approach fully recognizing that the ultimate 
purpose is to provide better service to the campus communities. 

This new approach will be seen as a five year experiment and will be assessed on an 
annual basis. 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST«BOSTON-DARTMOUTH-LOWELL«WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ATHLETICS 

Wednesday, November 8, 2000; 11:00 a.m. 

Massachusetts Room 

Mullins Center 

University of Massachusetts 

Amherst, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Mihos; Trustees Agganis, Bogan, Foley, 
Lewenberg and Naughton 

Other Trustees : Trustee Flores 

University Administration : President Bulger; Executive Vice President Julian; 
Mr. Marcum, Athletic Director, UMASS Amherst; Mr. Goodhue, Assistant to the 
President, Alumni Affairs 

Chair Mihos convened the meeting at 11:00 a.m. 

This Committee has been re-established so that Trustees may be involved with 
athletic plans and overall athletic development; this will include policies 
involving athletic departments, activities and services. 

Today's meeting focussed entirely on the issues of Division 1A Football at the 
Amherst campus. The Committee members and Mr. Marcum discussed in great 
detail the pro's and con's of entering the Division 1A Conference. Committee 
members had many questions and concerns: a new football facility would be 
needed, the costs to the campus, the willingness of people willing to travel to 
Amherst for football games, alumni involvement, etc. 

Following a lengthy discussion about these issues, Mr. Marcum suggested that 
the Committee wait until the Report from the Consultants about the Football 
Stadium was completed, before making any decisions. The report is due in 
January, 2001. 

Trustee Bogan reminded the Committee that this issue has been discussed 
many, many times and it is time for the Amherst campus, the University 
Administration and the Trustees to come to a decision. 

Chair Mihos asked the Committee to convene on February 7 th , the date of the 
next Board meeting to discuss and possibly act on this issue. 



Committee on Athletics 
November 8, 2000 



There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting 
was adjourned at 12:30 p.m. 

Barbara F. DeVico 
Secretary to the Board of Trustees 





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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST»BOSTON»DARTMOUTH«LOWELL»WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, February 2, 2000; 11:00 a.m. 

University Club 

Healey Library- Eleventh Floor 

Harbor Campus 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Trustees Present : Chair Karam; Vice Chair Giblin; Trustees Agganis, Avakian, 
Bissonnette, Bogan, Carey, Dubilo, Duquette, Flores, Foley, Hoff, Lewenberg, 
MacDonald, Mahoney, Mahoney, Mihos, Rogers and White 

Trustees Absent : Vice Chair Fey, Trustees McCarthy, and Naughton 

University Administration : President Bulger; Vice Presidents Botman, and Chmura; 
Chancellors Scott, Penney, MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare; Mr. O'Riordan, Budget 
Director 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth; Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell; Dr. Cooke, UMASS Worcester 

Chair Karam convened the meeting at 10:46 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of the Minutes of the Previous 
Meeting of the Board . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the November 10, 1999 meeting of the Board. 

Under the Chair's Report , Chair Karam announced that Chancellor Aaron Lazare 
has been honored by the College of Holy Cross and will receive an Honorary Degree at 
their Commencement activities scheduled for May, 2000. 

Chair Karam welcomed the newest member of the Board, Mr. James Mahoney, 
Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs for Fleet Boston Financial. 

Chair Karam asked for the Student Trustee Report, UMASS Boston . Trustee 
Rogers reported that the campus is currently revising the curriculum at the College of 
Public and Community Service. He also announced that Claretta Webb, a senior at 
UMASS Boston, has been asked to present three papers at the National Conference on 



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Undergraduate Research to be held at the University of Wyoming in April. Trustee 
Rogers then presented Chair Karam with a plaque recognizing his work with students. 
He also announced that Mrs. Judy Shephard will be on campus on March 22. 

The next item on the agenda was the President's Report . President Bulger 
welcomed Trustee Mahoney to the Board and thanked Trustee Rogers for his report. He 
also announced that the University will not increase mandatory in-state students charges 
for the fifth year in a row. 

President Bulger also reported that the University has entered into an agreement with 
the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs to collaborate on environment-related 
issues. President Bulger also noted his appointment as a member of the Economic 
Development Council. 

Chair Karam asked for the Chancellor's Reports . Each Chancellor reported on the 
various activities taking place on their respective campuses. Following their reports, 
Trustee Foley expressed his appreciation to the Chancellors for their informative 
presentations. 

Chancellor Penney noted that all issues concerning the upcoming Presidential Debate 
to be held on the Boston campus, will be resolved this summer. 

Chair Karam introduced the Consent Agenda . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the following votes on the Board Consent Agenda: 

• Audits 

1. Draft FY 1999 A- 133 Report (Doc. T00-016) 

2. Food Services Contract Administration, ARAMARK, UMASS 
Lowell (Doc. T00-003) 

3. WFCR & Friends of WFCR, Inc. Required Communications Letter 
(Doc. T00-008) and Audited Financial Statements for FY99 (Doc. 
T00-009), UMASS Amherst 

4. WUMB-FM Required Communications Letter (Doc. T00-010) and 
Audited Financial Statements for FY99 (Doc. T00-011), UMASS 
Boston 

5. University Health Services Management Letter, FY99, UMASS 
Amherst (Doc. T00-012) 

6. NCAA Reports, FY99 (Doc. T00-013) 

7. Minuteman Court Club and UMASS Athletic Fund Report (Doc. 
T00-014) 

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8. Y2K Update (Doc. T00-025) 

9. Worcester City Campus Corporation Financial Statements (Doc. T00- 
026) 

10. University Auditor's Operation Report (Doc. TOO-004) 

The next item on the agenda was the Report of the Committee on Academic 
Affairs, Student Affairs and Athletics . 

Trustee White reported that the Committee had met on January 24. The first item for 
action was Intercampus Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology . Chair 
Karam asked about the formal name of the School, from a marketing point of view. Vice 
President Botman indicated that interested parties should contact her for further 
discussion on the subject. 

Trustee White offered his thanks, as did Trustee Bissonnette, to Vice President 
Botman and Associate Vice President Layton for their work on this proposal. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: Notwithstanding any other Trustee policy, to establish the Intercampus 
Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology as generally 
described in "A Proposal for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 
Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell Intercampus Graduate School of Marine 
Sciences and Technology," dated January 2000. (Doc. T00-005) 

The next item was Revisions to the Codes of Student Conduct UMASS Amherst, 
UMASS Boston and Revisions to the Alcoholic Beverages Policy, UMASS Boston . It 

was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the parental notification and other revisions to the Amherst 
Code of Student Conduct as contained in Doc. T94-059, as amended. 

And further, 

To approve the parental notification and other revisions to the Boston 
Code of Student Conduct, as contained in Doc. T94-059, as amended, and 
the Boston Alcoholic Beverages Policy, Doc. T93-116, as amended. 

The next item was Code of Student Conduct, UMASS Lowell . It was moved, 
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VOTED : To approve the revisions to the Lowell Code of Student Conduct as 
contained in Doc. T94-059, as amended. 

The next item was Appointment as Distinguished Professor, UMASS Amherst . 

Chair Karam called on Provost Marrett for remarks on this appointment. Provost Marrett 
reported on Professor W. Bruce Croft's credentials as an outstanding academic and as a 
scholar in the field of information retrieval 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appointment of W. Bruce Croft as 
Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
(Doc. T00-006) 

The next item on the agenda was the report of the Committee on Administration, 
Finance and Audit . Trustee Dubilo reported that the Committee had met on January 27. 
The first item for action was Fiscal Year 2001 Student Charges . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : In accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General Laws, to 
establish and approve tuition at the following rates for the Amherst, 
Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses: 



Tuition 


Amherst 


Boston 


Dartmouth 


Lowell 


Undergraduate (resident) 


$1,714 


$1,714 


$1,417 


$1,454 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$9,856 


$9,758 


$7,995 


$8,271 


Graduate (resident) 


$2,640 


$2,590 


$2,071 


$2,183 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$9,856 


$9,758 


$7,995 


$8,271 



And further, in accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 and with 
Section 9 (i) of Chapter 15 A of the General Laws, to recommend to the 
Board of Higher Education that the tuition for the University campuses for 
Academic Year 2000-2001 shall be as listed above. 



And further, to authorize the President to approve, no later than April 7, 
2000, individual fee rates for mandatory fees, providing that total tuition 
and mandatory charges to students shall not exceed the combined tuition 
and mandatory fee rates as outlined below: 



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February 2, 2000 



Total Mandatory Fees (Curriculun 


Amherst 


Boston 


Dartmouth 


Lowell 


& Other Mandatory Fees) 










Undergraduate (resident) 


$3,498 


$2,508 


$2,712 


$2,801 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$3,609 


$2,594 


$3,938 


$3,021 


Graduate (resident) 


$3,002 


$2,520 


$2,888 


$2,801 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$3,356 


$2,606 


$3,938 


$3,021 


Total Mandatory Student 










Charges (total of items 1 & 2) 










Undergraduate (resident) 


$5,212 


$4,222 


$4,129 


$4,255 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$13,465 


$12,352 


$11,933 


$11,292 


Graduate (resident) 


$5,642 


$5,110 


$4,959 


$4,984 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$13,112 


$12,364 


$11,933 


$11,292 



And further, in accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish and approve the following average room rents and food 
services charges at the Amherst, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses: 



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Rent and Food Service Charges 


Amherst 


Boston 


Dartmouth 


Lowell 


(Average)* 










Undergraduate (resident) 


$4,895 


NA 


$5,287 


$4,994 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$4,895 


NA 


$5,287 


$4,994 


Graduate (resident) 


$4,895 


NA 


$5,287 


$4,994 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$4,895 


NA 


$5,287 


$4,994 



*The average or most common rale plans are proposed (e.g. double room rent and 
14 meal plan) Also includes telecommunications charge at Dartmouth and Lowell. 



And further, in accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish and approve the following student charges for the 
Worcester campus: 



Worcester 




Mandatory 


Total Student 


Medical School (resident) 


Tuition 


Fees* 


Charges 


$8,352 


$1,995 


$10,347 


Medical (non-resident) 


N/A 


N/A 


N/A 


Graduate Sch. of Nursing (resident) 


$2,640 


$1,995 


$4,635 


Graduate Sch. of Nursing (non-resident) 


$9,756 


$1,995 


$11,751 


Grad. Sch. of Biomedical Science (resident) 


$2,640 


$825 


$3,465 


Grad. Sch. of Biomedical Science(non-resider 


$9,756 


$825 


$10,581 



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And further, in accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish and approve the charges for continuing education at the 
following rates: 



Continuing Education 


Amherst 


Boston Dartmouth 


Lowell 


Undergraduate 


$125 


$145 $144 


$180 


Graduate 


$150 


$160 $170 


$225 



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And further, to authorize the President to approve, no later than April 7, 
2000, individual fee rates for other student fees. The President shall 
submit budgets for all student fees for approval by the Board no later than 
May 10, 2000 including a listing of all mandatory and non-mandatory 
fees. (Doc. T00-015) 

The next item was Additional Faculty Compensation, UMASS Lowell . It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : WHEREAS the current University policy on additional compensation 
(T86-087) is in need of review to accommodate changes associated with 
the expansion of corporate and continuing education, distance learning, 
multi-campus program offerings, increased commercial ventures and 
externally funded research and economic development activity, and 

WHEREAS the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus has proposed 
a set of amendments to meet local condition and planning prior to a full 
University review being undertaken, 

THEREFORE, effective July 1, 2000, T86-087 is hereby made applicable 
to the Lowell campus, subject to collective bargaining agreements, and the 
following amendments to T86-087 are hereby in effect for the Lowell 
campus until a full review of the policy can be completed and appropriate 
amendments adopted thereto: 

1. That faculty be allowed to seek extra compensation from Federally 
funded research projects, when permitted by the Federal funding 
agency, for up to 40 hours a week in the time specifically not covered 
by their union contract (that is the two periods between academic 
semesters). These two periods would be the only time faculty could 
receive extra compensation from Federal research projects. It is noted 
that the rate of compensation for such activity is set by Federal 



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guidelines. A record of all such participation, including the amount 
and nature of services and rate of compensation entailed shall be 
reported to the Chancellor. 

2. That faculty be allowed to receive extra compensation through the 
Lowell Research Foundation Trust Fund from privately funded 
research conducted for up to 40 hours per week in the time not 
specifically covered by their union contract; and for up to one day a 
week during the Fall and Spring semester as provided for in the Lowell 
faculty union contract specific provision allowing faculty to schedule 
their activity so that one day a week in the Fall and Spring semester is 
free of instructional activity so that they can pursue professional 
consulting and research. A record of all such participation, including 
the amount and nature of services and rate of compensation entailed 
shall be reported to the Chancellor. 

3. It is understood that during the time outside of the Faculty Union 
Contract (the time between the two annual academic semesters) 40 
hours per week is the maximum number of hours for which additional 
compensation can be earned from either federal or private sources or a 
combination. 

PROVIDED FURTHER that the President shall review the 
University's Policy on Compensation for Certain Additional 
Professional Services (T86-087) and recommend appropriate changes, 
if any, to the Board of Trustees by no later than January 1, 2001. 

The next item was Establishment of the Center for Professional Education 
Revenue-Based Trust Fund for the Donahue Institute for Governmental Services in 
the President's Office . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To establish, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 75 of the 
General Laws, the Center for Professional Education Revenue-Based 
Trust Fund for the Donahue Institute for Governmental Services in the 
President's Office. Expenditures from the Fund shall be used for the costs 
of operations, management and other activities of the Center and related 
support provided by the Donahue Institute for Governmental Services and 
the President's Office. (Doc. T00-017) 






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The next item was Resident Personnel Policy, UMASS Worcester . It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the Graduate Medical Education Personnel Policy for the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School at Worcester as contained in 
Doc. T00-024. Further, to rescind Doc. T8 1-071 A, and all other policies 
(or any part thereof) currently in effect which are inconsistent herewith. 

The next item was Agreements for Research, Development and Production by the 
Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To authorize the Massachusetts Biologies Laboratories to enter into 
agreements with private companies and to afford preferences to private 
companies seeking agreements with Massachusetts Biologies Laboratories 
(MBL) involving royalties or other payments outside of contract 
manufacturing as outlined in Doc. TOO-018. 

The next item was the report of the Audit Subcommittee . Trustee Giblin reported 
that all audits proved to be in order. 

The next item was the report of the Development Committee . Trustee Hoff reported 
on current fund-raising efforts among the campuses. Overall, the University has raised a 
total of $31 million out of the $77 million goal. The Lowell campus has had a record- 
breaking year with several multi-million dollar potential gifts in the works. 

Trustee Mahoney reported on activities at the University Foundation. President 
Bulger has been elected CEO and President of the Foundation. There will be three co- 
chairs, tackling the issues of audits, investments and development. A Board of Overseers 
will be established to aid in fund-raising efforts as well. 

Chair Karam suggested a report at the next meeting of the Committee of the Whole 
by the Chief Development Officers about their staff and their methods for fund raising 
efforts. 

The next item was the Reports of Ad Hoc Committees . Trustee Hoff reported on 
the Ad Hoc Committee on University Staffing . He reported that the Committee had 
had a discussion about the data submitted by the Chancellors. Because of the amount of 
materials involved, it was decided that the University would hire a consultant to review 
the information. Dr. Harvey Blustain has been hired and will be meeting with Trustees 
and Chancellors; he will report his findings back to the Committee in March. 

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Trustee Giblin reported on the Ad Hoc Committee on Intelligent Autonomy . He 

reported that the Committee has met to discuss the need to experiment with new 
opportunities for consolidated management activity. The President's Office has been 
asked to hire a Chief Information Officer, enhance procurement activity in the University 
and hire an Associate Vice President for Construction Management and/or hire a 
consulting firm to monitor construction activity. 

Chair Karam reminded the Board that these two ad hoc committees were formed to 
aid the campuses with problems that occur as a result of financial constraints. 

Trustee White reported on the Ad Hoc Committee on Distance Learning and 
Corporate/Continuing Education . He reported that the University has hired the 
consulting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers to help in the development of a strategic 
business plan for distance learning. A steering committee co-chaired by Vice Presidents 
Botman and Chmura with Provosts Cnudde and Wagner will meet every month until the 
end of the project. 

Trustee White also reported that he will meet with the co-chairs on a regular basis to 
keep informed on distance learning developments. A formal presentation for Board 
members is expected in the April-May timeframe. 

Trustee Mihos reported on the Ad Hoc Committee on Auxiliary Services . He 

reported that the Committee had heard a report from Vice Chancellor Page and 
Chancellor Scott regarding the Selection Committee's recommendation to select Follett 
as the Amherst Campus Bookstore. Current employees will be given the option of 
staying on as UMASS employees or becoming employees of Follett. It was noted that 
the awarding of a contract is subject to the approval of the State Auditor. Chancellor 
Scott, Vice Chancellor Page and Trustee Naughton, Chair of the Committee were 
commended for their fairness in handling this issue. 

Trustee Flores then led the Board in a moment of silence for Mr. Cornell Young, Jr., 
a police officer from Providence, Rhode Island. 

Under Other Business, Chair Karam reported that the Department of Defense List 

was a routine item adding Trustee James Mahoney to the exclusion list. 



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It was moved, second and 

VOTED: WHEREAS, current Department of Defense Regulations contain a 
provision making it mandatory that the Chairman of the Board, the 
President, the Secretary, and the designated Facility Security Officer meet 
the personnel clearance requirements established for a contractor's facility 
clearance; and 

WHEREAS, said Department of Defense Regulations permit the exclusion 
from the personnel clearance requirements of certain members of the 
Board of Trustees and other officers, provided that this action is recorded 
in the minutes. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DECLARED that the Chairman of the 
Board, the President, the Secretary and the designated Facility Security 
Officer at the present time do possess, or will be processed for, the 
required security clearance; and 

BE IT RESOLVED that in the future, when any individual enters upon 
any duties as Chairman of the Board, the President, the Secretary or the 
designated Facility Security Officer, such individual shall immediately 
make application for the required security clearance; and 

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER that the following members of the Board 
of Trustees and other officers shall not have, and can be effectively 
excluded from access to all classified information in the possession of the 
corporation and do not occupy positions that would enable them to affect 
adversely policies or practices in the performance of classified contracts 
for the Department of Defense or the User Agencies of its Industrial 
Security Program: 



NAME 


TITLE 


Michael J. Agganis 


Trustee 


Seth D. Avakian 


Trustee 


Diane E. Bissonnette 


Trustee 


Daniel E. Bogan 


Trustee 


Madeleine R. Carey 


Trustee 


Edward A. Dubilo 


Trustee 


Bradley S. Duquette 


Trustee 


Grace K. Fey 


Trustee 


Heriberto Flores 


Trustee 



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Michael T. Foley 


Trustee 


William E. Giblin 


Trustee 


Charles J. Hoff 


Trustee 


Peter K. Lewenberg 


Trustee 


Brian T. MacDonald 


Trustee 


James E. Mahoney 


Trustee 


Robert M. Mahoney 


Trustee 


Robert B. McCarthy 


Trustee 


Christy P. Mihos 


Trustee 


John M. Naughton 


Trustee 


Edwin Rogers 


Trustee 


Karl E. White 


Trustee 



The next item was Worcester City Campus Corporation . This vote replaces the 
existing Board of Directors with two new members, Trustees Fey and Mihos. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To authorize the University of Massachusetts, acting through its Board of 
Trustees as sole member of Worcester City Campus Corporation, to hold 
meetings of said member without notice; 

And further, 

VOTED: To replace the existing Board of Directors of the Worcester City Campus 
Corporation with the following persons, who, effective February 2, 2000, 
shall constitute the Directors of the Corporation: 



Selma Botman 
Joseph G. Brady 
Thomas J. Chmura 
Grace K. Fey 
James R. Julian 
Stephen W. Lenhardt 
Thomas D. Manning 
Christy P. Mihos 
Richard J. Stanton 



Treasurer 
Clerk 

President 
(Doc. T00-027) 



The next item was Establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee on Commercial 
Ventures and Intellectual Property . Chair Karam reported that this committee will 
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its intellectual property and its engagement in various commercial ventures. Trustee Fey 
will chair the Committee and will include other members of the Board. It will be staffed 
by Vice President Chmura. 

Chair Karam then asked for a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss Awards 
of Tenure, UMASS Amherst and UMASS Worcester and Honorary Degrees, 
UMASS Amherst, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS Lowell, UMASS Worcester . He 

indicated that the Board would not reconvene in open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session for the purpose of considering Awards of 
Tenure,UMASS Amherst and UMASS Worcester and Honorary 
Degrees, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS Lowell, 
UMASS Worcester . 

Chair Karam voted for the motion as did Trustees Agganis, Bissonnette, Bogan, 
Carey, Dubilo, Duquette, Flores, Foley, Giblin, Hoff, Lewenberg, Mahoney, Mahoney, 
Mihos and White. 

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, May 10, 2000; 9: 15 a.m. 

Conference Dining Room 

Resident Dining Hall 

University of Massachusetts 

Old Westport Road 

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 

Trustees Present : Chair Karam; Vice Chair Fey; Trustees Agganis, Avakian, 
Bissonnette, Carey, Dubilo, Flores, Foley, Hoff, Lewenberg, MacDonald, Mahoney, 
Mahoney, Mihos, Rogers and White 

Trustees Absent : Vice Chair Giblin, Trustees Bogan, Duquette, McCarthy, and 
Naughton 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
Presidents Botman, Chmura, Julian and Lenhardt; Chancellors Scott, Penney, 
MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth; Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell 

Chair Karam convened the meeting at 9:25 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of the Minutes of the Previous 
Meeting of the Board . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the February 2, 2000 meeting of the Board. 

Under the Chair's Report , Chair Karam asked for the Student Trustee Report, 
UMASS Dartmouth . Trustee MacDonald began his report with a brief history of the 
uncertainty facing the Dartmouth campus as Chancellor Cressy left the University for 
another position. The dormitories were over-crowded and there were on-going problems 
with alcohol abuse. The arrival of Chancellor MacCormack and the cooperation of the 
community, students and Trustees remedied these situations. 

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the interests of the student body. While the campus continues to thrive, financial 
resources as well as the physical structure need to be expanded. 

Trustee MacDonald then read a statement on the importance of students to the system 
and thanked the Board for the opportunity given to him and the other student Trustees. 
He also thanked his fellow student Trustees for their support over the past year. 

Following Trustee MacDonald' s report, Chair Karam asked that the statement 
provided by Brian on the importance of the student be added to the Trustee Orientation 
Handbook. Chair Karam then thanked the outgoing student Trustees for their work for 
the best interests of the University: Edwin Rogers, UMASS Boston, Brian MacDonald, 
UMASS Dartmouth, Bradley Duquette, UMASS Lowell (not in attendance) and 
Madeleine Carey, UMASS Worcester. Seth Avakian from the Amherst campus has been 
re-elected. Trustee Flores handed out gift cards and thanked them for their service. 

Chair Karam thanked Chancellor MacCormack for the ongoing strategy towards 
improving the Dartmouth campus. 

Each student Trustee thanked the Board and their fellow student Trustees for their 
work during the year. Trustee Rogers made a special recognition to Chancellor Penney 
for her support through the years. 

President Bulger thanked the outgoing student Trustees for the service they provided 
to the University and welcomed incoming Student Trustees, Robert Richards from 
UMASS Dartmouth and Robert Tubbs from UMASS Worcester. 

The next item on the agenda was the President's Report . President Bulger began his 
report by highlighting the activities surrounding the State budget. The House version of 
the budget contains the most generous appropriation to the University; the $490 million 
proposed appropriation is 38% higher that the University received in FY96. 

The Commonwealth has also funded $64 million in capital improvements and helped 
the University change the culture of private support for the University. President Bulger 
thanked the Legislature and the Governor for their support. 

President Bulger reported on the Endowment Incentive Program; the $14.5 million in 
public funds appropriated has generated $29 million in private support for the 
endowment. The number of endowed chairs at the University has grown from 4 to 22 
since 1996. Of the 18 new chairs, 16 were part of the endowment match program. 

Also of interest is the success of the University Scholars program. Through this 
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work is rewarded. There are currently 400 Scholars attending the University. A State 
House reception for this year's Scholars will be held on June 15. 

President Bulger continued his report with information on the UMASS Guidance 
Counselor Conference held on March 14 at the Tsongas Arena. Chancellor Hogan and 
his staff did an outstanding job hosting the event. The conference provided 250 guidance 
counselors, college advisors and community advocates with a better understanding of the 
opportunities available to students in Massachusetts. 

Also of interest, was the new system-wide brochure on "Financing Your 
Undergraduate Education". This brochure provides information to students detailing the 
financing opportunities available at the University. Chancellor Scott's staff was helpful 
in the production of this publication. 

President Bulger concluded his report by reporting on the April 7 th meeting of 
presidents and chancellors of the public higher education institutions of Massachusetts. 
The purpose of the meeting was to begin a process for building a statewide strategy for 
the training of K-12 teachers. The University of Massachusetts intends to take a 
leadership role in this critical issue. A position statement has been drafted and will be 
made public in the near future. He then thanked Chancellor MacCormack for the 
hospitality and her presentation this morning. 

Chair Karam asked for the Chancellor's Reports . Each Chancellor reported on the 
various activities taking place on their respective campuses. Chancellor MacCormack 
expressed her appreciation to Trustee MacDonald for being such an important advocate 
for student issues; she thanked Chair Karam and Trustees Bogan and Giblin for their 
support during her transition to the Dartmouth campus. 

Chancellor Lazare reported on the death of Gerald Haidak, a loyal friend and major 
fundraiser for the Medical Center. 

Chair Karam introduced the Consent Agenda . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the following votes on the Board Consent Agenda: 

To approve the FY2001 Fee-Based Budgets at the Amherst, Boston, 
Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester campuses, and the budgets for the 
FY2001 Revenue-Based Budgets at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, 
Lowell, and Worcester campuses, the Donahue Institute for Governmental 
Services and for Central Administrative Services, and further, to approve 
other changes in the Statements of Trust as outlined in the executive 
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• Audits 

1. FY99 University Financial Audit Management Letter (Doc. T00-030) 

2. University Auditor's Office Status Report (Doc. T00-035) 

The next item on the agenda was the Report of the Committee on Academic 
Affairs, Student Affairs and Athletics . 

Trustee Bissonnette reported that the Committee had met on April 12. The first item 
for action was Appointment to the Wilmer D. Barrett Chair in Polymer Science and 
Engineering, UMASS Amherst . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To concur with the President in the appointment of Murugappan 
Muthukumar to the Wilmer D. Barrett Chair in Polymer Science and 
Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Doc. T00-032) 

The next item was Appointment as Distinguished Professor, UMASS Amherst . It 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appointment of Michael F. Doherty as 
Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
(Doc. T00-033) 

The next item was Revisions to the Alcoholic Beverages Policy, UMASS Amherst . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the parental notification and other revisions to the Amherst 
Alcoholic Beverages Policy as contained in Doc. T93-116, as amended. 

Trustee Bissonnette expressed her enthusiasm for the Report on Retention and 
Graduation Rates presented at the meeting by Vice President Botman and Associate Vice 
President Layton. One of the important factors that was presented was the results of a 
national study which demonstrated that students who succeed in higher education are 
usually students that have come in with good SAT scores and more importantly, their 
GPA, and in particular, those students that had a vigorous high school curriculum. The 
President's initiatives for K-12 are something that the University should support and 
focus on. 

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The next item on the agenda was the report of the Committee on Administration, 
Finance and Audit . Trustee Dubilo reported that the Committee had met on April 12 
and had an in-depth discussion on the University's financial condition. 

At that meeting Trustee Dubilo commented on his continued concern about the 
University and the State's fiscal condition and our preparedness for any economic 
downturn. The University is challenged to make critical management decisions to 
strengthen and stabilize our financial situation. Of particular concern was equity and 
endowment principal. Does the University have enough of a financial cushion to weather 
a short-term fiscal down turn and have sufficiently aggressive private fundraising effort 
to develop long-term fiscal strength? 

The President has asked each of the campuses to present improved fiscal projections 
and the actions necessary to achieve these objectives for 2001 and for the next ten years. 
Trustee Dubilo noted Chancellor Hogan's new fiscal plan that will improve the campus' 
fiscal position. The Committee will continue to work with the President, Vice President 
Lenhardt and the Chancellors to ensure that the University is in the best financial position 
it can possibly be and to update the Board continually with their progress. 

The first item for action was Establishment of Administrative Overhead Trust 
Fund, UMASS Dartmouth . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To establish, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 75 of the 
General Laws, the Administrative Overhead Trust Fund for the University 
of Massachusetts Dartmouth and to authorize a Trust Fund Administration 
charge be applied to campus self-supporting trust funds for the purpose of 
ensuring that each campus revenue and fee-based operation supports it 
allocable share of central services costs. (Doc. T00-036) 

The next item was Loan University Funds to UMASS Dartmouth . It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : Pursuant to Section Thirteen of the Policy for Management of University 
Funds (Doc. T92-031) to authorize the President of the University to 
approve a loan to the Dartmouth campus from the University's operating 
cash or other accounts under the President's control, in an amount not to 
exceed $1,000,000, the proceeds to be used exclusively to fund the costs 
of litigation, remediation, or other costs of the reconstruction to the 
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Building Authority. Said loan shall be repaid on such terms, with interest 
rate to be established by the University Treasurer, and shall be 
documented by fully executed line of credit agreements. 

Further, to authorize the President to do such other things and to take such 
other action as he deems necessary or desirable to carry into effect the 
matters herein authorized. (Doc. T00-037) 

The next item was the report of the Audit Subcommittee . Trustee Dubilo reported 
that the Audits Reports proved to be in order. 

The next item was the report of the Committee of the Whole . Chair Karam reported 
on the Performance Measurement System Report on Annual Indicators . The PMS 

report is intended to assess the performance of the University. Each campus presented 
their report on annual indicators. Chair Karam was happy to report that the system shows 
that the University is making steady progress. 

The next item was the report of the Development Committee . Trustee Hoff first 
extended his appreciation to the Development Officers for their work. The total dollars 
raised to date are $54.6 million. The target is to reach $77.5 million, an amount that 
could be exceeded. The system-wide 3 rd quarter results represent a rate that should meet 
the annual goal. 

Trustee Hoff made particular note of the Lowell campus and their banner fund-raising 
abilities this year; they have almost doubled their amount. He also thanked President 
Bulger for his work on the President's $10 million Distinguished Professorship Matching 
Program 

Trustee Mahoney reported that the UMASS Foundation Golf Tournament scheduled 
for May 22 nd has sold out and thanked Joseph Cofield for his contribution to this 
important fund-raising event. He also noted the changes to the investment efforts; we 
have brought in Smith Barney as investment manager and have re-constituted the 
investment committee of the Foundation with a new Chair, Mr. Roy Zuckerberg, a 
graduate of Lowell and former Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs. 

Chair Karam thanked Trustees Hoff and Mahoney for their work on issues related to 
developmental efforts. 

The next item was the Report of the Building Authority . Trustee Lewenberg 
reported that there are a number of projects in the works; the Dartmouth campus has 
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adding beds in the near future. He mentioned that a new designer and contractor have 
been hired to re-construct the field and track at the Dartmouth campus. 

The Isenberg School of Management at Amherst project is on schedule and a request 
for bids for construction will be issued in November. There is a heating plant design 
proposal that has been received and under review and selection of a designer should be 
made in June. At Lowell there are many projects outgoing, including elevator upgrade, 
parking programs, etc. 

Trustee Lewenberg then thanked Joseph Brady, Executive Director of the Building 
Authority for his diligence and commitment to the quality of construction across the 
University. 

The next item was the Reports of Ad Hoc Committees . Trustee Hoff reported on 
the Ad Hoc Committee on University Staffing . A consultant had been hired to study 
campus data on how they operate and are organized. The consultant is going to meet 
with the Chancellors and the President and complete the final phase of this report which 
will be presented at the August Board meeting. 

Trustee Fey reported on the Ad Hoc Committee on Intelligent Autonomy , which 
had been formed to improve the efficiency of the entire system. She reported that an ad 
has been posted for the position of a University- wide Chief Information Officer. Vice 
President Lenhardt will be meeting with Procurement Council on a regular basis to 
maximize the University's purchasing power and it has been decided that a position will 
be filled to oversee Facilities and Construction Management. 

Trustee White reported on the Ad Hoc Committee on Distance Learning and 
Corporate/Continuing Education . The key points included: PricewaterhouseCoopers is 
scheduled to deliver a recommended strategic business plan; the University will need to 
make strategic investments and overcome bureaucratic obstacles. President Bulger will 
meet with the Chancellors and expects a final recommendation will be made to the 
Trustees this summer. 

Trustee Dubilo, in Trustee Giblin's absence reported on the Status of PeopleSoft . 
He reported that the President's Office and the Chancellors have established a 
governance structure which will implement the PeopleSoft project system-wide. The 
implementation of this system will greatly enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness 
throughout the system and he congratulated everyone involved for their foresights with 
this project. 

Under Other Business, Chair Karam reaffirmed the appointments to the Trustee 
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Bissonnette, Fey, Flores and Giblin serve as members. The Committee's Report will be 
presented to the Board at the annual meeting on August 2 nd . 

Chair Karam then asked for a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss Awards 
of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Boston and UMASS Worcester and Honorary 
Degrees, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Boston, UMASS Dartmouth and UMASS 
Worcester . He indicated that the Board would not reconvene in open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session for the purpose of considering Awards of 
Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Boston and UMASS Worcester 
and Honorary Degrees, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Boston, UMASS 
Dartmouth and UMASS Worcester . 

Chair Karam voted for the motion as did Vice Chair Fey; Trustees Agganis, Carey, 
Dubilo, Flores, Fey, Foley, Hoff, Lewenberg, MacDonald, Mahoney, Mahoney, Mihos, 
and White. 



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AMHERST»BOSTON»DARTMOUTH»LOWELL*WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, August 2, 2000; 11:00 a.m. 

Faculty Conference Room 

University of Massachusetts 

Medical School 

55 Lake Avenue North 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

Trustees Present : Chair Karam; Vice Chairs Fey and Giblin; Trustees Avakian, Bogan, 
Buckley, Dubilo, Flores, Foley, Hoff, Karahalis, Lewenberg, Mahoney, Mahoney, Mihos, 
Bissonnette Moes, Naughton, Richards, Tubbs and White 

Trustees Absent : Trustees Agganis and McCarthy 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
Presidents Botman, Chmura, Lenhardt and Julian; Chancellors Scott, Penney, 
MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth; Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell; Dr. Cooke, UMASS Worcester 

Chair Karam convened the meeting at 10:45 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of the Minutes of the Previous 
Meeting of the Board . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the May 10, 2000 meeting of the Board. 

Under the Chair's Report , Chair Karam introduced the new student Trustees: Sandra 
Karahalis, UMASS Boston, Robert Richards, UMASS Dartmouth, Kevin Buckley, 
UMASS Lowell and Robert Tubbs, UMASS Worcester. Seth Avakian has been re- 
elected for another year. 

Chair Karam asked for the Student Trustee Report, UMASS Worcester . Trustee 
Tubbs reported on his experiences as a student at the Medical School. Students at the 
Medical School are involved with many community services and awarded many 
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Chair Karam reported that "Good Morning America" would feature the Center for 
Adoption Research and Chancellor Lazare and his family on the topic of adoption. 

The next item on the agenda was the President's Report . President Bulger thanked 
the Worcester campus for their hospitality and announced that the 1-495 Center for 
Professional Education in Westboro has received a very positive review by the New 
England Association of Schools and Colleges. He thanked Lynn Griesemer and Barbara 
McCaulay as well as the staff for their work with the Center. 

President Bulger reported on the Graduate School in Marine Sciences and 
Technology. There are now over 70 faculty who have affiliated themselves with the 
school and the number is still growing. An oversight committee has been meeting 
regularly to address policy challenges and make academic decisions related to faculty, 
students, academic programs and grants and contracts. 

President Bulger made a few comments about the success of intercampus 
collaborations and commended faculty and administrators for the contributions to the 
University during the past year. He also thanked the Governor and the legislative leaders 
for the budget this year. The campuses have been asked to send in a ten-year financial 
program by September I s1, which will serve as the foundation for the final 2001 operating 
budget. 

President Bulger announced that David Gray, an official of the Pennsylvania System 
of Higher Education, would be joining the University as Chief Information Officer and 
Vice President for Information Services on September 18. 

Chair Karam introduced the Consent Agenda . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the following votes on the Board Consent Agenda: 

• Audits 

1. Division of Continuing Education Financial Statements and Auditor's 
Report (Doc. T00-043) 

2. Summer Sports Camps, Administration and Control, UMASS Amherst 
(Doc. T00-050) 

3. Policy on Fraudulent Financial Activities (Doc. T00-051) 

4. University Auditor's Office Report (Doc. T00-052) 

The next item on the agenda was the Report of the Committee on Academic 
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Trustee Bissonnette Moes reported that the Committee had met on July 24. The first 
item for action was Periodic Multi-Year Review, UMASS Worcester . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED; To approve the Policy on the Periodic Multi-Year Review of Tenured 
Faculty (PMYR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as 
contained in Doc. T00-045. 

The next item was Rescinding Outdated Board of Trustees' Policies . 

It was moved, seconded and 

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VOTED: To rescind Doc. T78-092, the Policy on Residence Halls, UMass Amherst; 
and 

To rescind Doc. T97-1 12, the System-wide Alcohol Policy. 

The next item was Appointment as Distinguished Professor, UMASS Worcester . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To appoint Dr. Robert W. Finberg, M.D. as the Richard M. Haidack 
Distinguished Professor of Medicine. (Doc. T00-046) 

The next item was Waiver of Sabbatical Leave Return Obligation, UMASS 
Amherst . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To waive the sabbatical leave return obligation of Dionisios Vlachos, 
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of 
Massachusetts Amherst. (Doc. T00-047) 

Trustee Bissonnette Moes reported that the Committee had heard an informative 
report on New Directions in Academic Programming. 

The next item on the agenda was the report of the Committee on Administration, 
Finance and Audit . Trustee Dubilo reported that the Committee had met on July 27. 

Chair Karam asked that the Establishment of the UMASS On-Line Revenue Based 
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after the Report of the Committee of the Whole which had discussed the Professional and 
Distance Education project. 

The first item for action was FY2001 Allocation of State Funds . It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED ; To direct the President to develop an allocation plan for the amount 
appropriated for the University in Line Item 7100-0200 of the state 
appropriation act for fiscal year 2001, and to notify the Board of Trustees 
of said plan within 40 days of the passage of said appropriation act, and 
the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means within 45 days of 
the passage of said act. (Doc. T00-054) 

The next item was FY2001 Capital Plan Update (FY2001-FY2010) . It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the FY 2001 Five- Year Capital Plan for the University, as 
contained in Doc. T00-055 

And further, 

WHEREAS, the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (the 
"Authority") was created by Chapter 773 of the Acts of 1960 of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the "Commonwealth") (said Chapter 
773, as amended, being hereinafter called the "Enabling Act") as a body 
politic and corporate and a public instrumentality of the Commonwealth; 

WHEREAS, the Authority is created by the Enabling Act for the general 
purposes of aiding and contributing to the performance of the educational 
and other purposes of the University of Massachusetts (the "University") 
by providing dormitories, dining commons and other buildings and 
structures for the use of the University, its students, staff and their 
dependents and for lease to or use by an organization or association, in any 
form, of students or others the activities of which are a part of the 
activities at the University and subject to regulation by the Board of 
Trustees of the University (the "Trustees"), a research, foundation or other 
research organization the operation of which in conjunction with the 
University is approved by the Trustees or other entity and activities of 
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WHEREAS, the Authority is authorized by the Enabling Act, among 
other things, 

(a) To construct buildings or structures and to acquire, add to, alter, 
enlarge, reconstruct, remodel and do other work in or upon or 
respecting any building or structure, in each case upon written request 
made by authority of the Trustees; and to provide and install 
furnishings, furniture, machinery, equipment, facilities, approaches, 
driveways, walkways, parking areas, planting and landscaping in or for 
or related to any such building or structure; provided that such 
approaches, driveways, parking areas, planting and landscaping be 
approved by authority of the Trustees; 

(b) To borrow money from time to time to achieve any one or more of its 
corporate purposes and to refund obligations earlier incurred for any 
such purpose and for refunding, and to issue and sell its revenue bonds 
and notes therefor, payable solely from its revenues; 

WHEREAS, The Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities 
Authority (HEFA) or The Massachusetts Development Authority in the 
judgment of the President provides a suitable alternative to financing 
projects to effectuate the projects in said Capital Plan. 

WHEREAS, the Treasurer is authorized to make expenditures for said 
Capital Plan from non-appropriated funds, which expenditures are to be 
reimbursed from the proceeds of financing issued through the University 
of Massachusetts Building Authority, Massachusetts Health and 
Educational Facilities Authority or another qualified issuer in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Trustees it is in the best interests of 
the University, its students, staff and their dependents and said 
organizations that one or more of the aforementioned Authority(ies) 
initiate the projects described by the following: 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

1 . The President of the University be and he hereby is authorized in the 
name and on behalf of the Trustees to make a written request of any or 
all of the Authorities listed above that such Authority or Authorities 
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(a) Any or all of the projects set forth in the FY2001 Five- Year Capital 
Plan for the University Doc. T00-055 attached hereto as long as the 
estimated total project cost does not exceed the estimated total 
project cost listed in Doc. T00-055 by more than 20%; and 

(b) Any other renovation, repair, remodeling or other work in or upon 
or respecting any building or structure owned or used by the 
University or the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, 
or the provision, installation, renovation, repair or remodeling of or 
other work upon or respecting any furnishings, furniture, 
machinery, equipment or facilities with respect to any such 
building or structure, all as may be requested of the Authorities in 
writing from time to time by the President or Vice President and 
Treasurer of the University, the making of any such request being 
hereby authorized; 

2. The projects to be initiated by the Authorities in accordance with the 
request authorized to be made in Section 1 of this resolution may in 
the discretion of the Authorities be undertaken separately or together 
for financing purposes; and 

3. The President of the University and all other officers of the University 
be and they are and each acting singly is authorized and directed to 
request the Commissioner of Administration to approve in writing the 
undertaking by the University of Massachusetts Building Authority of 
the projects a request for which is hereby authorized and to do such 
other things and to take such other action as to the officer or officers so 
acting shall, as conclusively evidenced by their taking the action 
hereby authorized, deem necessary or desirable to be done or taken to 
carry into effect the matters hereby authorized. 

The next item was University of Massachusetts Building Authority/Capital 
Projects . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AS FOLLOWS: 

WHEREAS, Chapter 773 of the Acts of 1960, as amended the ("Act") 
permits the Board of Trustees (the "Trustees") of the University of 
Massachusetts (the "University"), acting in the name and on behalf of The 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the "Commonwealth"), to enter into 
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"Authority") for state financial assistance in the form of a guaranty by the 
Commonwealth of bonds or notes issued by the Authority or contracts 
with the Authority to do any or all things specified in Section 5 of the Act 
or to carry out other powers of the Trustees under the Act; 

WHEREAS, the Act provides that such guaranty shall be executed on 
each such bond or note so guaranteed by the signature or facsimile 
signature of an officer of the Trustees; 

WHEREAS, the Trustees pursuant to the Act have requested that the 
Authority undertake various projects and finance such projects by the 
issuance of its bonds or notes; 

NOW, THEREFORE: 

1. The Trustees hereby authorize the making by the Trustees, acting in 
the name and on behalf of the Commonwealth or on their own behalf, 
with the Authority of one or more contracts for financial assistance, 
management and services or for management and services with respect 
to bonds or notes that may be issued by the Authority, each such 
contract to be in compliance with the Act and satisfactory to the signer 
thereof, and each, acting alone, of the President, Executive Vice 
President and Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and 
Treasurer of the University is hereby authorized on behalf of the 
Trustees to execute, acknowledge and deliver any such contract, the 
execution thereof on behalf of the Trustees by any such signer 
conclusively to evidence the approval of such signer of the provisions 
thereof and that such contract is duly authorized by this resolution. 

2. The guaranty by the Commonwealth of bonds and notes that may be 
issued by the Authority is hereby authorized; provided, that the 
principal amount of such bonds and notes so guaranteed, in 
combination with all other bonds and notes then outstanding issued by 
the Authority and guaranteed by the Commonwealth, shall not exceed 
the principal amount of bonds and notes issued by the Authority 
permitted by the Act to be so guaranteed. Each, acting alone, of the 
Chair and either Co-Chair of the Trustees is hereby authorized to 
execute by signature or facsimile signature the guaranty on each such 
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3. Each, acting alone, of the Chair and either Co-Chair of the Trustees, 
the President of the University and all other officers of the University 
is hereby authorized to do all things and to take such action as the 
officer or officers so acting shall, as conclusively evidenced by their 
connection with the matters hereby authorized. (Doc. T00-068) 

The next item was Establishment of an Endowed Professorship, UMASS 

Worcester . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : In accordance with sections lA(e) and 11 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed professorship in Neuroscience at the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known as The Higgins 
Family Professorship in Neuroscience. (Doc. T00-060) 

The next item was Naming of the Management Center, UMASS Amherst . It was 

moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the naming of the Harold Alfond Management Center at the 
Isenberg School of Management. (Doc. T00-061) 

The next item was Rescinding the University Child Care Policy . It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board rescind the University Child Care Policy. 
(Doc. T80-042) 

Trustee Dubilo reported that a discussion concerning UMass Memorial would be 
taken up in Executive Session. 

The next item was the report of the Committee of the Whole . Chair Karam reported 
on the topic of Professional and Distance Education . This item had been discussed in 
great detail earlier in the day. Professor Paul Kostecki from the Amherst campus had 
provided the Committee with an update on the Kuwait Initiative and the International 
Environmental Congress. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : WHEREAS: The President has sought the advice and counsel of 
consultants, faculty, administrators, alumni, and the business community 
over the past year regarding professional and distance education at the 
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WHEREAS: The President has recommended that the University 
develop a business plan to advance the University's programming in 
professional and distance education in a more integrated manner, 

WHEREAS: In the judgment of the Trustees it is in the best interest of 
the University to develop its professional and distance education 
capabilities, 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

The President is authorized to make the necessary arrangements and 
undertake the necessary steps to develop and implement a system-wide 
integrated plan for professional and distance education at the University. 
(Doc. T00-067) 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To establish, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 75 of the 
General Laws, the University of Massachusetts UMASS On-Line Revenue 
Based Trust Fund for the President's Office. Expenditures from the Fund 
shall be used for the costs of operations, management and other activities 
of the President's Office in the development and provision of distance 
education and corporate and continuing education programming. (Doc. 
T00-053) 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To amend the University Investment Policy (T92-031) in Section IV by 
adding after item (9) the following new item: 

(10) Internal Financing - the University Treasurer may authorize the use 
of the University's cash reserves to invest in certain internal activities 
provided that the investment supports the research, teaching, and public 
service missions of the University and that each investment proposal must 
have a clear and well-defined business plan justifying an investment not to 
exceed five years in duration. 

The next item was the report of the Development Committee . Trustee Mahoney 
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Chair Karam announced that the Transition Advisory Committee will have two co- 
Chairs: Chancellor William Hogan and Vice President Selma Botman. The Executive 
Search Committee for the Chief Executive Officer will be co-Chaired by Trustee Robert 
Mahoney and Vice President Thomas Chmura. 

Trustee Lewenberg gave the report of the Building Authority . The Building 
Authority now has a new insurance advisor: J.A. Charles International Advisors. The 
Authority has also engaged a financial advisor in connection with the upcoming bond 
issues and an offer to bid has gone out for an investment banking service. 

Trustee Lewenberg continued his report by announcing that the Authority has 
recently entered into an agreement with the Dartmouth campus whereby the Authority 
will be reimbursed the state fund of approximately $400,000 in removal and replacement 
of some underground storage. The Dartmouth campus will also be adding 36 more beds 
to the dormitories. On the Amherst campus the power plant, guest renovations, Isenberg 
addition and the Integrated Science Building are in the works. The Student Centers on 
both the Boston and Lowell campuses are also moving forward. 

Chair Karam asked for the Chancellor's Reports. Each Chancellor reported on the 
activities on the respective campuses. Of particular interest was the Presidential Debate, 
which will take place on the Boston campus on October 3. This event will provide the 
Boston campus an opportunity to present many different activities. It will require a major 
undertaking; currently there are no plans on how the distribution of tickets will be 
handled. 

Chancellor Scott introduced Robert Helgesen, newly appointed Vice Chancellor for 
Research. Chancellor Scott proceeded to give a presentation on fundraising efforts on the 
Amherst campus. 

The first item under Other Business was Chancellor's Search Committees . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the Chair of the Board in the naming of the Search 
Committees at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Dartmouth. 
(Doc. TOO-065) 

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VOTED ; WHEREAS, current Department of Defense Regulations contain a 
provision making it mandatory that the Chairman of the Board, the 
President, the Secretary, and the designated Facility Security Officer meet 
the personnel clearance requirements established for a contractor's facility 
clearance; and 

WHEREAS, said Department of Defense Regulations permit the 
exclusion from the personnel clearance requirements of certain members 
of the Board of Trustees and other officers, provided that this action is 
recorded in the minutes. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DECLARED that the Chairman of the 
Board, the President, the Secretary and the designated Facility Security 
Officer at the present time do possess, or will be processed for, the 
required security clearance; and 

BE IT RESOLVED that in the future, when any individual enters upon 
any duties as Chairman of the Board, the President, the Secretary or the 
designated Facility Security Officer, such individual shall immediately 
make application for the required security clearance; and 

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER that the following members of the 
Board of Trustees and other officers shall not have, and can be effectively 
excluded from access to all classified information in the possession of the 
corporation and do not occupy positions that would enable them to affect 
adversely policies or practices in the performance of classified contracts 
for the Department of Defense or the User Agencies of its Industrial 
Security Program: 



NAME 


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Michael J. Agganis 


Trustee 


Seth D. Avakian 


Trustee 


Diane Bissonnette Moes 


Trustee 


Daniel E. Bogan 


Trustee 


Kevin J. Buckley, Jr. 


Trustee 


Edward A. Dubilo 


Trustee 


Grace K. Fey 


Trustee 


Heriberto F lores 


Trustee 


Michael T. Foley 


Trustee 


William E. Giblin 


Trustee 


Charles J. Hoff 


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Peter K. Lewenberg 


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James E. Mahoney 


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Robert M. Mahoney 


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Robert B. McCarthy 


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Christy P. Mihos 


Trustee 


John M. Naughton 


Trustee 


Robert C. Richards 


Trustee 


Robert J. Tubbs 


Trustee 


Karl E. White 


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The next item was Report of the Governance Committee/Officers and Committee 

Leadership . Trustee Mihos, Chair of the Committee recited the list of Officers to serve 
until the next annual meeting of the Board. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To confirm and approve the Officers and Committee Chairs of the Board 
of Trustees set forth in Doc. T00-063, all to serve until the next annual 
meeting of the Board. 

Grace Fey, newly elected Chair of the Board, then thanked the President and the 
Board for their support and promised to work hard and continue the work of out-going 
Chair, Robert S. Karam. 

Chair Karam gave a statement about the rewarding time he has spent as a member of 
the Board. 

Trustee Giblin then read the following Resolution : 

WHEREAS, on Wednesday, August 2, 2000, will be Robert Karam's last 
meeting as Chairman of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam grew up in the Flint section of Fall River, carried the 
lessons he learned in his neighborhood into each of his endeavors; and has 
continued to live, work and serve in the city he loves; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam graduated in 1967 from the University of 
Massachusetts Dartmouth, known then as the Southeastern Massachusetts 
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WHEREAS, Robert Karam remained a popular figure throughout the Democratic 
stronghold of Fall River despite registering as a Republican many years ago; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam recently visited his parents' homeland of Lebanon 
where he not only came face to face with family members he had never met, but 
also received an impromptu camel-riding lesson, proving that one never stops 
learning no matter how old they get; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam is the loving husband of Susan, proud father of Missy 
and Stephen and of loyal brother of James and Thomas; all of whom deserve 
consideration for sainthood; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam has exhibited the highest ethical and quality 
standards in the practice of insurance, broadcasting, newspaper, and financial 
services-related business for over three decades; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam served on the Southeastern Massachusetts University 
Board of Trustees from 1982 to 1991 and on the University of Massachusetts 
Board of Trustees from 1991 to the present, including the last four years as 
chairman; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam was among the most articulate and forceful 
supporters of the 1991 addition of the Dartmouth campus to the University 
system; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam has never been bashful about anything, especially 
defending his alma mater when it has faced unfair criticism; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam told the Boston Herald upon his election as Chair of 
the Board that the world would see a quieter Bob Karam, and actually believes he 
has kept that pledge; and 

WHEREAS, Bob Karam has been a major proponent of the University's role in 
the revitalization of the South Coast region, including the development of the 
Center for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford and the Advanced 
Manufacturing Technology Center in Fall River; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam displayed courage and creativity in the merger of the 
University's Medical School with Memorial Health Care in 1998, and now chairs 
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WHEREAS, Robert Karam mentored, befriended and served as a role model for 
dozens of student trustees; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam always acted with the highest degree of 
professionalism toward his colleagues on the Board, the President of the 
University and the University staff and faculty; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam has been an unwavering advocate of high standards 
and excellence so that University of Massachusetts students receive a world-class 
education, and; 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam in essence, has given nothing to the University of 
Massachusetts but those Churcillian gifts of blood, sweat and tears; and 

WHEREAS, Robert Karam now heads to his favorite pasture, the ocean, aboard 
the good ship "Suething"; and 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees, on this second day of August in the year 
two thousand, thank Robert S. Karam for his outstanding service and devotion to 
the University of Massachusetts and wish him continued health, happiness and 
success, and 

RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted by President 
William M. Bulger to Robert Karam on August 24, 2000. 

President Bulger also thanked the Chair for his dedication to the University. 

The Resolution is moved, seconded and unanimously adopted. 

Chair Karam thanked members of the President's Office for their help over the years. 

Chair Karam then asked for a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss 
Appointments with Tenure, UMASS Boston, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS 
Worcester and Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, 
Worcester , Honorary Degree, UMASS Worcester and Potential Litigation. He 

indicated that the Board would not reconvene in open session. 

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VOTED : To enter Executive Session for the purpose of considering Appointments 
with Tenure. UMASS Boston, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS 
Worcester and Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, Boston, 
Dartmouth, Lowell, Worcester , Honorary Degree, UMASS Worcester 
and Potential Litigation . 

Chair Karam voted for the motion as did Vice Chairs Fey and Giblin; Trustees 
Avakian, Bogan, Dubilo, Flores, Foley, Hoff, Karahalis, Lewenberg, Mahoney, 
Mahoney, Minos, Bissonnette Moes, Naughton and White. 

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, November 8, 2000; 9:15 a.m. 

Massachusetts Room 

Mullins Center 

University of Massachusetts 

Amherst, Massachusetts 

Trustees Present : Chair Fey; Vice Chair Giblin; Trustees Agganis, Avakian, Bogan, 
Buckley, Dubilo, Flores, Foley, Karahalis, Karam, Lewenberg, Robert Mahoney, Mihos, 
Naughton, Richards, Tubbs and White 

Trustees Absent : Trustees Hoff, James Mahoney, McCarthy and Moes 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
Presidents Botman, Chmura, Gray, Lenhardt and Julian; Chancellors Scott, Penney, 
MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth; Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell; Dr. Cooke, UMASS Worcester 

Chair Fey convened the meeting at 9:30 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of the Minutes of the Previous 
Meeting of the Board . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the August 2, 2000 meeting of the Board. 

Under the Chair's Report , Chair Fey thanked Chancellor Scott for hosting the 
Trustees on the Amherst campus. She reported that alumna Mildred Barber has 
bequeathed $2.5 million for the creation of a chair in economics; the field hockey team 
won its second consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship and the Ice Hockey team beat 
UNH. A millennium time capsule containing messages from the Amherst campus was 
recently buried. 

As her first meeting as Chair, Chair Fey thanked the members of the Board and the 
Committee Chairs, Trustee Moes as Chair of the Committee on Academic and Student 
Affairs, Trustee Dubilo, Chair of the Administration, Finance and Audit Committee, 
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newly re-formed Athletic Committee. Chair Fey praised the Committee Chairs and all 
the Board members for their hard work for the good of the University. 

Chair Fey continued with her comments about the excitement surrounding the 
Presidential Debate that recently took place on the Boston campus. The selection of the 
University's Boston campus shows how far the University has come on the national 
stage: hosting a presidential debate, searching for a cure for cancer, developing new ways 
to protect the environment and more importantly, providing an excellent education for 
our students. 

Chair Fey thanked Trustee Moes for Chairing the Chancellor's Search on the Boston 
campus and Trustee Giblin for Chairing the Chancellor's Search on the Dartmouth 
campus and Trustees Mahoney, White, Bogan and Mihos as well as the President's 
Office and campus staff and students for their work with the searches. 

Chair Fey reported on the status of the Distance Learning Initiative. The President's 
Office and the campuses are working in a collaborative manner to get this project 
completed in a timely, effective manner with a goal of making the University a leader in 
this field. 

Chair Fey asked for the Student Trustee Report, UMASS Amherst . Trustee 
Avakian reported that he and fellow students are continuing to work on improving the 
quality of the food, campus safety, parking, general education requirements, student 
judicial system and reversing the decline in numbers of incoming African- American and 
Hispanic students. 

Trustee Avakian reported on three essential issues: Facilities, Financial Aid and 
Faculty and offered experiences and suggestions on how to solve some of the campus' 
problems. Trustee Avakian feels that, while the University at Amherst is a good place to 
be a student it needs to take steps and solve the problems it faces - but not at the expense 
of the education its students receive. 

The next item on the agenda was the President's Report . President Bulger began his 
report by noting yesterday's election results and stressing the need to prove to the people 
of the Commonwealth that the work the University does in education, research and public 
service is indispensable to them and that the University will continue to seek private 
support through CVIP and Distance Learning. 

President Bulger also reported on the partnership between the University and the 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, and that the partnership has built seven 
working groups that are focusing on issues such as marine sciences, agriculture, pollution 
prevention and environmental technology. 

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He also reported on two awards the Department of Academic Affairs in the 
President's Office has received. The American Association of Higher Education awarded 
a grant to review and evaluate the first year of post-tenure review; this is the second grant 
the AAHE has awarded the University. The US Department of Education awarded the 
University and the Board of Higher Education $200,000 to strengthen links between K- 
12 and higher education. 

President Bulger thanked the University's enrollment managers, admission directors 
and their staffs for their work with first-time freshmen, transfer and graduate students to 
apply, accept and remain at the University once they have matriculated. He then offered 
some enrollment highlights: first time freshmen enrollment is up 15 percent at 
Dartmouth, and 7 percent at Lowell, new transfer student numbers are up 2 percent at 
Amherst and 6 percent at Lowell, first-year students of color remain at 1 8 percent and 
out-of-state students remain at 20 percent, high school GPA and SAT scores of entering 
freshmen are on the increase. 

A few other items to report: Joseph McGuirl with the CVIP office has had another 
record-setting year, earning over $7 million in licensing income, nearly twice its earnings 
from last year; the University has been awarded a $1.7 million grant to update 
information technology curriculum throughout public higher education. James Kurose 
and Joseph Goldstein from the Amherst campus played a leadership role in obtaining this 
grant. 

President Bulger remarked on the Board's support of the University's distance 
learning initiative and the advice, expertise and hard work provided by faculty and staff. 
The University is addressing any concerns about how this initiative should be 
implemented but the consensus has been that the University must be a major player in the 
distance learning arena. The President invited Vice President Chmura to outline the 
progress on this very important initiative. 

Vice President Chmura began his report by providing some background information 
on the Distance Learning Initiative and the steps taken to reach this point. The concept 
of UMASS Online will enable the University and its campuses to reach new markets of 
students, generate new revenues and fulfill its mission to the Commonwealth by offering 
high-quality professional and distance education programs. 

The University hopes to launch UMASS Online in early 2001 and will focus on 
academic quality and faculty involvement. Some of the steps taken to date include the 
establishment of a transition advisory committee and CEO search committee, a transition 
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worked out include the system vs. campus roles, academic quality, policies, investment 
model and technical infrastructure. 

Vice President Chmura concluded his remarks by commending David Gray, the new 
Vice President and CIO, for his work in this area affirming his expectation of continued 
collaboration with the campuses. 

Chair Fey introduced the Consent Agenda . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the following votes on the Board Consent Agenda: 

♦ Audits 

1. University Health Services (Student Health Trust Funds) Financial 
Statements (Doc. T00-084) 

2. University Health Services (Supplemental Health Benefits Trust Fund) 
Financial Statements UMASS Amherst (Doc. T00-087) 

3. Audit Report - PeopleSoft Student Administration Conversion, 
UMASS Worcester (Doc. TOO-085) 

4. University Auditor's Office Report as of 9/30/00 (Doc. T00-086) 

The next item on the agenda was the Report of the Committee on Academic 
Affairs, Student Affairs and Athletics . 

In Trustee Moes' absence, Trustee White reported that the Committee had met on 
October 23rd. The Committee had heard several reports: "Academic Quality Assessment 
and Development", "Periodic Multi-Year Review of Faculty: The First Year" and an 
update on the UMASS 1-495 Center for Professional Education. 

The first item for action was Student Legal Services Office, UMASS Amherst . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: WHEREAS, the authorization for limited litigation authority for the 
Student Legal Services Office, granted by the Board of Trustees on 
December 1, 1993 in Trustee Document T93-059, Addendum 1 and 
extended on December 6, 1995, shall expire on December 15, 2000 unless 
the Board of Trustees acts affirmatively to continue litigation authority; 
and 

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NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED: 

That the authorization by this Board of the Student Legal Services Office 
on the Amherst campus provide representation in litigation on behalf of 
students in certain situations, which is contained in Trustee Document 
T93-059, Addendum 1, is hereby extended until December 15, 2010, 
unless and until this Board affirmatively modifies or terminates said 
authorization. (Doc. T93-059, Addendum 1, as amended) 

The next item on the agenda was Appointment to the Sherry H. Penney Endowed 
Professorship, UMASS Boston . It was moved seconded, and 

VOTED : To appoint Sherry H. Penney as the first recipient of the Sherry H. Penney 
Professorship in Leadership in the School of Management at the 
University of Massachusetts Boston. (Doc. T00-079) 

The next item on the agenda was the report of the Committee on Administration, 
Finance and Audit . Trustee Dubilo reported that the Committee had met on October 
26th and reminded the Board of the need to be aware of a potential economic downturn 
and to continue to use caution with the University's finances. 

Trustee Dubilo urged Trustees to take a tour of the Amherst campus facilities 
following today's meeting. 

The first item for action was Fiscal Year 2000 University Financial Report . It was 

moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : To approve the FY 2000 University Financial Report, as contained in Doc. 
T00-073. 

The next item was Fiscal Year 2000 Treasurer's Investment Report . It was 

moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : To approve the FY 2000 Treasurer's Investment Report, as contained in 
Doc. T00-074. 

The next item was Fiscal Year 2001 University Operating Budget . It was moved, 
seconded, and 

VOTED : To approve the FY 2001 Operating Budget for the University of 
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The next item was Fiscal Year 2002 Student Housing Rent & Food Service 
Charges . It was moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : In accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General Laws, to 
establish and approve the following average student housing rent and food 
service charges: 



FY2002 

Average Student Housing Rent & Food Service Charges 

Amherst Dartmouth Lowell 

Undergraduate (Mass. resident) 
Undergraduate (non-resident) 
Graduate (Mass. resident) 
Graduate (non-resident) 

The next item was Fiscal Year 2002 State Budget Request Authorization . It was 

moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : To authorize the President to prepare and submit the Fiscal Year 2002 
State Appropriation request. (Doc. T00-077) 

The next item was Declaration of Official Intent Relative to the Current HEFA 
Financing . It was moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : That the University reasonably expects to incur debt to reimburse 
expenditures, including expenditures made within the last 60 days, 
temporarily advanced from internal funds or internal loans for the 
following projects: student center at the Boston campus, the maximum 
principal amount of debt expected to be issued for such project, including 
for reimbursement purposes, being $35,000,000; student center at the 
Lowell campus, the maximum principal amount of debt expected to be 
issued for such project, including for reimbursement purposes, being 
$13,000,000; parking garage, office space, laboratory renovations, 
miscellaneous renovations and repairs and granite facade replacement at 
the Worcester campus, the maximum principal amount of debt expected to 
be issued for such projects, including for reimbursement purposes, being 
$25,000,000. (Doc. T00-078) 

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The next item was University Policy on Named Professorships . It was moved, 
seconded, and 

VOTED : To approve the following University of Massachusetts Policy on Named 
Professorships: 

The creation of named professorships or chairs must be approved by the 
Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the President. Said named 
professorships include endowed as well as honorific professorships or 
chairs. Individuals will be appointed to named professorships or chairs by 
the President with the approval of the Board on the basis of the candidate's 
outstanding academic distinction as a scholar or professional in his or her 
field. 

The President shall establish guidelines specifying the types of named 
professorships to be used by the University of Massachusetts, including 
gift threshold guidelines for the establishment of endowed professorships, 
provided that said guidelines and procedures are in accordance with 
existing personnel polices and procedures. (Doc. T00-080) 

And further, 

That Trustee Policy T93-014 is hereby rescinded. 

(Doc. TOO-080) 

The next item was Establishment of Endowed Professorship., UMASS Amherst . It 

was moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : In accordance with sections lA(e) and 11 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed professorship in Integrative Studies at the 
University of Massachusetts Amherst to be known as The Eugene M. 
Isenberg Endowed Professorship in Integrative Studies in the Isenberg 
School of Management. (Doc. T00-081) 

The next item was Establishment of Endowed Professorship, UMASS Boston . It 

was moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : In accordance with sections 1 A(e) and 1 1 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed professorship in Leadership at the 
University of Massachusetts Boston to be known as The Sherry H. Penney 
Professorship in Leadership in the School of Management. (Doc. T00- 
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The next item was Establishment of Endowed Chairs, UMASS Worcester . It was 

moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : In accordance with sections lA(e) and 11 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed chair in Biomedical Research at the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known as The Barbara 
and Nathan Greenberg Professorship in Biomedical Research. 

And further, to establish an endowed chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer at 
the University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known as The 
Gladys Smith Martin Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer. 

And further, to establish an endowed chair in Behavioral and Preventative 
Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known 
as The Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Behavioral and Preventive 
Medicine. (Doc. TOO-082) 

The next item was Approval of Lease, UMASS Worcester . It was moved, 
seconded, and 

VOTED : To authorize the President to lease for thirty years a facility on the site of 
the former Boston State Hospital from the Worcester City Campus 
Corporation for the expansion of the Biologies Laboratory; provided, that 
the terms and conditions of such lease shall be consistent with, and the 
amount of such lease payments shall not exceed an amount (up to $70 
million) determined by the President to be commercially appropriate for, a 
facility equivalent to that which was identified for these purposes in the 
Capital Plan of the University approved by the Board of Trustees on 
August 2, 2000 (Doc. T00-055), as that capital project might be modified 
consistent with Section 1 of the Board's Resolution. (Doc. T00-088) 

Trustee Dubilo also reported on the Audit section of the Administration and Finance 
Committee. The Committee had heard reports from the University's Auditors, 
PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and the Director for Auditing, David Wolcott. 

Chair Fey announced that the Board would hear the Development Committee report 
at the next Board meeting. 

The first item under Other Business was Amendments to the By-Laws . General 
Counsel O'Malley reported the need to amend the By-Laws in order for the Athletic 
Committee to be separated from the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. 

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It was moved, seconded, and 

VOTED : To approve the following amendments to the By-Laws of the Board of 
Trustees of the University of Massachusetts: 

Article III, Committees of the Board, is hereby amended as follows: 

Section 1 . Standing Committees 

By replacing the word "four" with the word "five" and replacing the 
words "the Executive Committee, the Committee on Academic Affairs, 
Student Affairs and Athletics, the Committee on Administration, Finance 
and Audit and the Development Committee" with the words "the 
Executive Committee, the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs, 
the Committee on Administration, Finance and Audit, the Development 
Committee and the Athletic Committee." 

Section 5 (b) 

By replacing the words "Committee on Academic Affairs, Student Affairs 
and Athletics" with the words "Committee on Academic and Student 
Affairs and by striking the words "and matters concerning intercollegiate 
athletics." 

By striking section vi. "master athletic plans including athletic affiliations 
and overall athletics development" 

By striking section vii. "policies involving athletic departments, activities 
and services. 

By adding section (e) to Section 5: 

(e) The Athletic Committee shall have the responsibility of considering and 
reviewing and making recommendations to the full Board on matters 
concerning intercollegiate athletics at the University including but not 
limited to: 

i. master athletic plans including athletic affiliations and overall 

athletic development; 
ii. policies involving athletic departments, activities and services. 

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The next item was Adopt a Campus Program . Trustee Mihos announced the 
formation of Trustee Campus Committees. These Committees will be composed of 
selected numbers of Trustees appointed by the Chair to serve on a Committee for each 
campus. Members will serve for one year and then be rotated to another campus 
committee. 

The Chancellors will work with the Trustees' Office and an appointed University 
Vice President scheduling campus meetings. 

The next item was Resolution of the Board of Trustees of The University of 
Massachusetts Authorizing the Signing of the Guaranty on Bonds issued by the 
University of Massachusetts Building Authority to Finance The 2000-A Projects . 

General Counsel O'Malley reported that the Bond Counsel has provided additional 
language for entering agreements to implement the Capital Programs and are procedural 
matters. 

It was moved, seconded and 

RESOLVED : That the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees (the 
"Trustees") of the University of Massachusetts be and each such 
officer acting alone hereby is authorized, in the name and on behalf of 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to sign by manual or facsimile 
signature the form of guaranty provided in the Contract for Financial 
Assistance, Management and Services 2000-A Projects among said 
Commonwealth, acting by and through the Trustees, the Trustees and 
University of Massachusetts Building Authority on each bond issued 
by said Authority to finance the cost of the 2000-A Projects as 
defined in said Contract; in case any officer of the Trustees whose 
signature or facsimile signature shall appear on any such bond shall 
cease to be such officer before the delivery thereof, such signature or 
facsimile signature shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all 
purposes, the same as if such officer had remained in office until such 
delivery. (Doc. TOO-089) 

The next item was Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts Approving the Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and 
Services 2000-A Projects . It was moved, seconded and 

RESOLVED : That the making of a Contract for Financial Assistance, Management 
and Services 2000-A Projects among The Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts (the "Commonwealth"), acting by and through the 

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Board of Trustees (the "Trustees") of the University of Massachusetts 
(the "University"), the Trustees and University of Massachusetts 
Building Authority (the "Authority") pursuant to Chapter 773 of the 
Acts of 1960, as amended, and pertaining to the undertaking by the 
Authority of projects for which requests have been authorized by the 
Trustees, be and the same hereby is authorized; that the Chair of the 
Trustees, the Vice Chair of the Trustees, the President of the 
University, the Executive Vice President of the University and the 
Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of 
the University, each acting alone, be and hereby are authorized, in the 
name and on behalf of the Commonwealth and the Trustees, to sign, 
seal with common seal of the University and of the Trustees, 
acknowledge if deemed advisable and deliver a Contract for Financial 
Assistance, Management and Services 2000- A Projects substantially 
in the form presented to this meeting, subject to such changes, 
insertions and omissions as may be approved by the signer of such 
Contract on behalf of the Commonwealth and the Trustees; that the 
form of such Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and 
Services 2000-A Projects presented to this meeting and each term, 
condition and provision therein contained be and the same hereby are 
approved, subject to such changes, insertions and omissions as may 
be approved by the signer of such Contract on behalf of the 
Commonwealth and the Trustees; and that the execution of such 
Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and Services 2000-A 
Projects by the signer of such Contract on behalf of the 
Commonwealth and the Trustees shall be conclusive evidence (a) of 
the approval by such signer of any such changes, insertions or 
omissions and the authorization of the same and (b) that the form of 
Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and Services 2000-A 
Projects so executed (with approved changes, insertions and 
omissions, if any) is as hereby authorized and approved. 

In addition to the authorizations granted by this resolution to the 
Chair of the Trustees, the Vice Chair of the Trustees, the President of 
the University, the Executive Vice President of the University and the 
Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of 
the University, and without limiting any such authorizations, the 
Trustees, pursuant to Chapter 75, Section 3 A of the Massachusetts 
General Laws and every other authority thereunto the Trustees 
enabling, hereby delegate to the President of the University, the 
Executive Vice President of the University and the Vice President for 
Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of the University, each 

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acting alone, the power to do all acts and things and exercise all 
powers each such officer is authorized by this resolution to do or 
exercise, such delegation being intended to be commensurate with the 
authorizations granted to each such officer by this resolution, and 
such delegation being in the judgement of the Trustees necessary or 
desirable. (Doc. T00-089) 

The next item was Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts Authorizing the Signing of the Guaranty on Bonds issued by the 
University of Massachusetts Building Authority to Finance the 2000-1 Projects . It 

was moved, seconded, and 

RESOLVED : That the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees (the 
"Trustees") of the University of Massachusetts be and each such 
officer acting alone hereby is authorized, in the name and on behalf 
of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to sign by manual or 
facsimile signature the form of guaranty provided in the Contract for 
Financial Assistance, Management and Services 2000-1 Projects 
among said Commonwealth, acting by and through the Trustees, the 
Trustees and University of Massachusetts Building Authority on 
each bond issued by said Authority to finance the cost of the 2000-1 
Projects as defined in said Contract; in case any officer of the 
Trustees whose signature or facsimile signature shall appear on any 
such bond shall cease to be such officer before the delivery thereof, 
such signature or facsimile signature shall nevertheless be valid and 
sufficient for all purposes, the same as if such officer had remained 
in office until such delivery. (Doc. T00-089) 

The next item was Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts Approving the Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and 
Services 2000-1 Projects . It was moved, seconded, and 

RESOLVED : That the making of a Contract for Financial Assistance, Management 
and Services 2000-1 Projects among The Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts (the "Commonwealth"), acting by and through the 
Board of Trustees (the "Trustees") of the University of 
Massachusetts (the "University"), the Trustees and University of 
Massachusetts Building Authority (the "Authority") pursuant to 
Chapter 773 of the Acts of 1960, as amended, and pertaining to the 
undertaking by the Authority of projects for which requests have 
been authorized by the Trustees, be and the same hereby is 
authorized; that the Chair of the Trustees, the Vice Chair of the 

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Trustees, the President of the University, the Executive Vice 
President of the University and the Vice President for Management 
and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of the University, each acting alone, 
be and hereby are authorized, in the name and on behalf of the 
Commonwealth and the Trustees, to sign, seal with common seal of 
the University and of the Trustees, acknowledge if deemed advisable 
and deliver a Contract for Financial Assistance, Management and 
Services 2000-1 Projects substantially in the form presented to this 
meeting, subject to such changes, insertions and omissions as may be 
approved by the signer of such Contract on behalf of the 
Commonwealth and the Trustees; that the form of such Contract for 
Financial Assistance, Management and Services 2000-1 Projects 
presented to this meeting and each term, condition and provision 
therein contained be and the same hereby are approved, subject to 
such changes, insertions and omissions as may be approved by the 
signer of such Contract on behalf of the Commonwealth and the 
Trustees; and that the execution of such Contract for Financial 
Assistance, Management and Services 2000-1 Projects by the signer 
of such Contract on behalf of the Commonwealth and the Trustees 
shall be conclusive evidence (a) of the approval by such signer of 
any such changes, insertions or omissions and the authorization of 
the same and (b) that the form of Contract for Financial Assistance, 
Management and Services 2000-1 Projects so executed (with 
approved changes, insertions and omissions, if any) is as hereby 
authorized and approved. 

In addition to the authorizations granted by this resolution to the 
Chair of the Trustees, the Vice Chair of the Trustees, the President of 
the University, the Executive Vice President of the University and 
the Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer 
of the University, and without limiting any such authorizations, the 
Trustees, pursuant to Chapter 75, Section 3A of the Massachusetts 
General Laws and every other authority thereunto the Trustees 
enabling, hereby delegate to the President of the University, the 
Executive Vice President of the University and the Vice President 
for Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of the University, 
each acting alone, the power to do all acts and things and exercise all 
powers each such officer is authorized by this resolution to do or 
exercise, such delegation being intended to be commensurate with 
the authorizations granted to each such officer by this resolution, and 
such delegation being in the judgement of the Trustees necessary or 
desirable. (Doc. T00-089) 

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The next item was Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts Approving the Contract for Management and Services 2000-2 
Projects . It was moved, seconded, and 

RESOLVED : That the making of a Contract for Management and Services 2000-2 
Projects among The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the 
"Commonwealth"), acting by and through the Board of Trustees (the 
"Trustees") of the University of Massachusetts (the "University"), 
the Trustees and University of Massachusetts Building Authority 
(the "Authority") pursuant to Chapter 773 of the Acts of 1960, as 
amended, and pertaining to the undertaking by the Authority of 
projects for which requests have been authorized by the Trustees, be 
and the same hereby is authorized; that the Chair of the Trustees, the 
Vice Chair of the Trustees, the President of the University, the 
Executive Vice President of the University and the Vice President 
for Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of the University, 
each acting alone, be and hereby are authorized, in the name and on 
behalf of the Commonwealth and the Trustees, to sign, seal with 
common seal of the University and of the Trustees, acknowledge if 
deemed advisable and deliver a Contract for Management and 
Services 2000-2 Projects substantially in the form presented to this 
meeting, subject to such changes, insertions and omissions as may be 
approved by the signer of such Contract on behalf of the 
Commonwealth and the Trustees; that the form of such Contract for 
Management and Services 2000-2 Projects presented to this meeting 
and each term, condition and provision therein contained be and the 
same hereby are approved, subject to such changes, insertions and 
omissions as may be approved by the signer of such Contract on 
behalf of the Commonwealth and the Trustees; and that the 
execution of such Contract for Management and Services 2000-2 
Projects by the signer of such Contract on behalf of the 
Commonwealth and the Trustees shall be conclusive evidence (a) of 
the approval by such signer of any such changes, insertions or 
omissions and the authorization of the same and (b) that the form of 
Contract for Management and Services 2000-2 Projects so executed 
(with approved changes, insertions and omissions, if any) is as 
hereby authorized and approved. 

In addition to the authorizations granted by this resolution to the 
Chair of the Trustees, the Vice Chair of the Trustees, the President of 
the University, the Executive Vice President of the University and 

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the Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer 
of the University, and without limiting any such authorizations, the 
Trustees, pursuant to Chapter 75, Section 3A of the Massachusetts 
General Laws and every other authority thereunto the Trustees 
enabling, hereby delegate to the President of the University, the 
Executive Vice President of the University and the Vice President 
for Management and Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of the University, 
each acting alone, the power to do all acts and things and exercise all 
powers each such officer is authorized by this resolution to do or 
exercise, such delegation being intended to be commensurate with 
the authorizations granted to each such officer by this resolution, and 
such delegation being in the judgement of the Trustees necessary or 
desirable. (Doc. T00-089) 

Chair Fey then asked for a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss 
Appointments with Tenure, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS Worcester and Awards of 
Tenure, UMASS Amherst UMASS Lowell and Honorary Degrees, UMASS 
Amherst, UMASS Boston, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS Lowell, UMASS 
Worcester . She indicated that the Board would not reconvene in open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session for the purpose of considering Appointments 
with Tenure, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS Worcester and Awards of 
Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Lowell and Honorary Degrees, 
UMASS Amherst, UMASS Boston, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS 
Lowell, UMASS Worcester . 

Chair Fey voted for the motion as did Vice Chair Giblin; Trustees Agganis, Avakian, 
Bogan, Dubilo, Flores, Foley, Karahalis, Karam, Lewenberg, Robert Mahoney, Mihos, 
Naughton and White. 

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, STUDENT AFFAIRS AND 

ATHLETICS 

Monday, January 24, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26th Floor 

University of Massachusetts 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Vice Chairs Lewenberg and White; Trustees Bogan, 
Carey, Duquette, Giblin, Karam, Mahoney and Rogers 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Agganis, Avakian, Bissonnette, Flores and 
Foley 

Other Trustees : Trustee MacDonald 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
<fe Presidents Botman and Chmura; Ms. Layton, Associate Vice President; Chancellors 

Hogan, Lazare, Penney, MacCormack and Scott; Provosts Marrett, Cnudde, Curry and 
Wagner; Vice Chancellor Scheid 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth; Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell 

UMASS Amherst : Dr. Peiss, Department of History; Mr. Larson, Interim Secretary, 
Faculty Senate 

UMASS Boston : Professor Archer, Environmental Sciences 

UMASS Dartmouth : Professor Rothschild, Director, CMAST 

UMASS Lowell : Professor Nicolosi, Center for Chronic Disease Control 

UMASS Worcester : Dr. Stein, Department of Cell Biology 

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The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the October 28, 1999 meeting of the 
Committee. 

President Bulger began his report by announcing that Stanley Koplik, Chancellor of 
the Board of Higher Education, had recently passed away. Chancellor Koplick will be 
remembered for his commitment to public education and he will be missed. 

President Bulger introduced the newest member of the Board and a member of this 
Committee, Mr. James Mahoney, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate 
Affairs for Fleet Boston Financial. 

President Bulger welcomed Dr. Kathy Peiss from UMASS Amherst, Dr. Robert 
Nicolosi from UMASS Lowell and Dr. Gary Stein from UMASS Worcester; all have 
been asked to report on the importance of research at the University of Massachusetts. 

The University will participate in a conference sponsored by the American 
Association of Higher Education on Faculty Roles and Rewards which will include key 
administrators from the President's Office, faculty and campus personnel. The members 
will convene a workshop on "Creating Viable Post-Tenure Review Procedures in a 
Negotiation Setting." 

President Bulger noted the importance of the Intercampus Graduate School of Marine 
Science and Technology which will allow the University the opportunity to be in the 
forefront of basic and applied research in marine sciences. Students will benefit from the 
curriculum and faculty and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will benefit from the 
focus on an area of critical importance to the economy and environment. 

Vice Chair White welcomed Trustee Mahoney to the Committee and asked Vice 
President Botman for her comments. 

Vice President Botman reported on the status of the implementation of the Post 
Tenure Review and noted that the University had received a grant from the Nellie Mae 
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Vice President Botman also reported on the recently announced partnership between 
UMASS and the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Vice President Chmura was 
Commended for his role in preparing the Memorandum of Understanding which 
established the partnership. 

The next item for discussion was The Research Mission of the University . Vice 
President Botman moderated a discussion with Drs. Peiss, Nicolosi and Stein on the 
value of research at the University. The discussion concentrated on the distinguishing 
features of a research institution, the connections between research and teaching, the 
relationship between applied research and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Following the report there was a discussion on the importance of retaining as well as 
recruiting high quality faculty to the University. Vice Chair White thanked the three 
professors for their thoughtful presentation. 

The first item for action was Intercampus Graduate School of Marine Sciences 

and Technology . Vice President Botman provided some background on the 
development that has led to the School's development. In December of 1998, the 
President's Office established the Intercampus Working Group on Marine Sciences and 
Technology made up of representatives from each of the campuses. The Working Group 
solicited input from faculty governance bodies on each of the four campuses which is 
reflected in the final proposal. The Chancellors have indicated their support for the 
formation of the school and the joint graduate degree programs in marine sciences and 
technology. 

Vice President Botman recognized Daphne Layton for her work on this project as 
well as Professors Jack Archer and Brian Rothschild who spoke briefly. 

Mr. Joseph Larson, Interim Secretary of the Faculty Senate, UMASS Amherst, 
addressed the Committee regarding his concerns about faculty support for the program as 
well as unresolved academic issues and asked that more time be given for an independent 
external review. 

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VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

Notwithstanding any other Trustee policy, to establish the Intercampus 
Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology as generally 
described in "A Proposal for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 
Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell Intercampus Graduate School of Marine 
Sciences and Technology," dated January 2000. (Doc. T00-005) 

Chair Karam offered his support for the School and Vice Chair White commended 
Vice President Botman and Associate Vice President Layton for their work on this 
project. 

The next item was Revisions to the Codes of Student Conduct UMASS Amherst, 
UMASS Boston and Revisions to the Alcoholic Beverages Policy, UMASS Boston . 

These revisions represent the parental notification clause added to these policies for 
students under twenty-one years of age who have been determined to be in violation of 
campus alcohol or controlled substance policies. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the parental notification and other revisions to the Amherst 
Code of Student Conduct as contained in Doc. T94-059, as amended. 

And further, 

To approve the parental notification and other revisions to the Boston 
Code of Student Conduct, as contained in Doc. T94-059, as amended, and 
the Boston Alcoholic Beverages Policy, Doc. T93-116, as amended. 

The next item was Revisions to the Code of Student Conduct, UMASS Lowell . 

Provost Wagner reported that the revisions clarified the language in the Code and added 
language regarding electronic resources. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the revisions to the Lowell Code of Student Conduct as 
contained in Doc. T94-059, as amended. 

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The next item was Appointment as Distinguished Professor, UMASS Amherst . 

Chancellor Scott reported on Professor W. Bruce Croft's credentials as an outstanding 
academic and as a scholar in the field of information retrieval. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To concur with the President in the appointment of W. Bruce Croft as 
Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
(Doc. T00-006) 

Vice Chair White then announced the Committee would enter Executive Session to 
consider Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Worcester . He indicated that 
the Committee would not reconvene in open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter into Executive Session for the purpose of considering Awards of 
Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Worcester . 

Trustees Bogan, Duquette, Giblin, Karam, and Mahoney voted for the motion as did 
Vice Chairs Lewenberg and White. The time was 9:40 a.m. 





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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, STUDENT AFFAIRS AND 

ATHLETICS 

Wednesday, April 12, 2000; 10:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26th Floor 

University of Massachusetts 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Bissonnette; Vice Chairs Lewenberg (via 
conference call) and White; Trustees Avakian, Carey, Giblin, Mahoney and Rogers 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Agganis, Bogan, Duquette, Flores and Foley 

Other Trustees Present : Trustee MacDonald 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
President Botman; Ms. Layton, Associate Vice President; Ms. Armstrong, Director of 
^ Institutional Research; Chancellors Scott, Penney, MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare; 

Provosts Marrett, Cnudde, Curry and Wagner; Dr. Chlapowski, Assistant to the 
Chancellor 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Carter, UMASS Lowell 

Chair Bissonnette convened the meeting at 10:05 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the January 24, 2000 meeting of the 
Committee. 

President Bulger reported on the first Guidance Counselor Conference called "Access 
to Excellence" on March 14. The goal of the conference was to provide a better 
understanding of the opportunities available to students in the public education system in 
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The President continued his report by announcing a new system-wide brochure on 
financing an undergraduate education at the University. This will help students 
understand the financing opportunities available and lists University contacts and web 
sites. He thanked Amy Glynn and Joe Marshall from UMASS Amherst who designed 
and produced the brochure. 

President Bulger reported in the Spring of 1999 308 student athletes earned a 3.0 
GPA, in the Fall of 1999, 327 student athletes earned a 3.0 average, which is a record 
number. 

Vice President Botman reported on the efforts by admissions and enrollment 
management officers across the campuses who are engaged in outreach activities to bring 
students to our campuses. A recent Boston Globe article stated that this has been the 
most competitive year for undergraduate admissions; reasons being a large demographic 
boom across the nation for 18-22 year olds. Applications across the campuses are either 
up or even; the quality of our students is also up. The number of students of color 
applying are the same or higher on our campuses as well. 

The next item for discussion was Retention and Graduation Rates . Chair 
Bissonnette called attention to the excellent briefing prepared by Associate Vice 
President Daphne Layton. 

Associate Vice President Layton acknowledged the contributions of campus 
Institutional Research Directors for their work on this report and highlighted some of the 
important lessons from the report: 

•the ultimate goal is to graduate students 

•we need to admit students who can succeed 

•we need to know if institutional policies or practices are hindering students' progress 

or success. 

The University is involved in several efforts to retain students, such as making a big 
campus feel smaller, providing good transitional support for freshmen and carefully 
advising students. A national study was undertaken that has shown the importance of 
high school curriculum. Work must continue to provide high school curricula with 
college-level expectations. 

The Provosts weighed in with their thoughts and suggestions for future endeavors 
concerning admissions and retention efforts. Of particular concern was the drop-out rate 
of Hispanic students across the country. Provost Cnudde from the Boston campus has 
initiated a study to find out the individual reasons for their motives. 

Chair Bissonnette asked for the student Trustees' perspective on these issues. Trustee 
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strengthened on the Amherst campus. The New Student Program needs to be improved 
and student orientation needs to be extended. 

Trustee MacDonald commended the success of the Orientation Program on the 
Dartmouth campus. Trustee Rogers stressed the need to find a way on the Boston 
campus to keep students from dropping out due to issues with financial aid. Trustee 
Carey stressed the importance of the "buddy program" at her undergraduate institution. 

A discussion ensued about ways to better retain students. Provost Cnudde reported 
that the Boston campus has formed a group of faculty and staff members to work on ideas 
on how we can find solutions to this problem; a report on this subject is expected to be 
ready in a year's time. 

Wrapping up the discussion, President Bulger stressed the need to work together 
towards solving the problems of retention and making educational opportunities available 
to everyone. Chair Bissonnette thanked everyone involved in today's presentation and 
indicated that she looked forward to future reports on these matters. 

The first item for action was Appointment to the Wilmer D. Barrett Chair in 
Polymer Science and Engineering, UMASS Amherst . Provost Marrett reported that 
Professor Muthukumar is one of the Amherst campus' most prominent faculty members 
specializing in the statistical mechanical modeling of polymeric materials and is 
considered a world leader in his field. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To concur with the President in the appointment of Murugappan 
Muthukumar to the Wilmer D. Barrett Chair in Polymer Science 
and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Doc. 
T00-032) 

The next item was Appointment as Distinguished Professor, UMASS Amherst. 

Provost Marrett reported that the candidate for this position, Professor Michael Doherty, has 
established himself as a world-known leader in the field of chemical engineering. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To concur with the President in the appointment of Michael F. Doherty as 
Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
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The next item was Revisions to the Alcoholic Beverages Policy, UMASS Amherst . 
Chair Bissonnette reported that this action would clarify and further update the current 
policy. Trustee Avakian asked that his disagreement with parental notification be noted. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the parental notification and other revisions to the Amherst 
Alcoholic Beverages Policy as contained in Doc. T93-116, as amended. 

Trustee Rogers informed the Committee that for the first time the recent student 
government election had taken place on line. The number of students voting doubled and 
many voted from home. Trustee Rogers acknowledged Dean Janey for her work with 
this new endeavor. 

Chair Bissonnette then announced the Committee would enter Executive Session to 
consider Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Boston, UMASS Worcester . 

She indicated that the Committee would not reconvene in open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter into Executive Session for the purpose of considering Awards of 
Tenure. UMASS Amherst. UMASS Boston, UMASS Worcester . 

Chair Bissonnette, Trustees Carey, Giblin and Mahoney voted for the motion as did 
Vice Chairs Lewenberg and White. The time was 11:20 a.m. 



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AMHERST«BOSTON*DARTMOUTH*LOWELL«WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, STUDENT AFFAIRS AND 

ATHLETICS 

Monday, July 24, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26th Floor 

University of Massachusetts 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Bissonnette Moes; Vice Chairs Lewenberg and 
White; Trustees Avakian, Buckley, Flores, Giblin, Karahalis, Mahoney and Richards 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Agganis, Bogan and Foley 

University Administration : President Bulger; Ms. Heatwole, Associate Counsel; Vice 
President Botman; Ms. Layton, Associate Vice President; Chancellors Penney, 
MacCormack and Hogan; Provosts Marrett, Cnudde, Curry and Wagner; Vice Chancellor 
Scheid 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Estow, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Carter, UMASS Lowell 

Chair Bissonnette Moes convened the meeting at 8:07 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the April 12, 2000 meeting of the Committee. 

The next item was President's Report . President Bulger was pleased to report on 
the status of the Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology and reported that 
faculty and administrators have collaborated on a major grant application that, if funded, 
will support graduate students. 

President Bulger also reported on inter-campus activities; a group of neuro scientists 
from across the five campuses has been meeting to discuss campus-wide collaboration 
with issues related to research. There has also been discussion regarding shared campus- 
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President Bulger commended faculty members and administrators for their work on 
university-wide issues over the last year. 

Chair Bissonnette Moes introduced the newest members of the Committee: Trustee 
Robert Richards from the Dartmouth campus and Trustee Kevin Buckley from the 
Lowell campus. 

Vice President Botman reported on several recent campus administrative 
appointments and announced several items of importance that will be presented to this 
Committee in the near future including a progress report on post tenure review of faculty, 
an update on the Academic Quality Assessment and Development Policy, and the results 
of a study of student experiences at the University. Kelli Armstrong from the Academic 
Affairs Department is working on this last report, which will be brought to the 
Committee in the upcoming months. 

The next item for discussion was New Directions in Academic Programming . Vice 
President Botman reported that a number of proposals to establish new academic 
programs would be coming before the Board in the next year and a half. The Provosts 
have now been asked to discuss the evolution of academic programming on their 
campuses and in the system during the past decade. 

It is the responsibility of the Faculty, Deans, Provosts, the President's Office, etc., to 
ensure that the University offer sound programs that provides students with a high level 
of education. The information gathered by the campuses has shown a trend towards 
interdisciplinary programs, cross-campus programs and resources. 

The campuses and the President's Office must be sure that programs educate and 
train students for life and their profession, are coordinated across the system and are 
connected by the University's mission. 

The Provosts gave reports on campus procedures for developing new programs and 
the evaluation process. There are many levels of review including approval by the Board 
of Higher Education. Graduation and enrollment rates provide clear indications on a 
program's success. 

A lengthy discussion ensued between the Committee members and the Provosts 
offering suggestions and sharing ideas about managing interdisciplinary majors, 
continued communication with other public higher education institutions as well as 
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Chair Bissonnette Moes thanked the Administration for articulating some of the 
challenges the University has overcome to move ahead and what challenges we look 
forward to in the future. 

The first item for action was Periodic Multi-Year Review, UMASS Worcester . 

Vice President Botman reported that the Policy before the Committee is closely modeled 
on the policy at use at Amherst, Boston and Lowell. It is expected that the Medical 
School will begin implementing the policy in the Fall of 2000. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the Policy on the Periodic Multi-Year Review of Tenured 
Faculty (PMYR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as 
contained in Doc. T00-045. 

The next item was Rescinding Outdated Board of Trustees' Policies . The 

President's Office is in the process of identifying a number of Trustee policies in need of 
updating or deletion. During the next several months the President's Office will be 
bringing some of these policies to the Board for rescinding, revising and/or updating. 

Trustee Avakian questioned the need to rescind the University of Massachusetts 
System-wide Alcohol Policy. This policy is no longer needed due to the individual 
alcohol policies recently adopted by the campuses. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To rescind Doc. T78-092, the Policy on Residence Halls, UMass Amherst; 

and further, 

To rescind Doc. T97-112, the University of Massachusetts System-wide 
Alcohol Policy. 

The next item was Appointment as Distinguished Professor, UMASS Worcester . 

Chair Bissonnette Moes reported that she had recently spent time with Dr. Finberg, 
candidate for this honor and highly recommended his appointment. 

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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To appoint Dr. Robert W. Finberg, M.D. as the Richard M. Haidack 
Distinguished Professor of Medicine. 

The next item was Waiver of Sabbatical Leave Return Obligation, UMASS 
Amherst . Vice President Botman and Provost Marrett reported that Professor Dionisios 
Vlachos has been offered another position at the University of Delaware, which has 
agreed to reimburse the University of Massachusetts for one-half of the salary paid to 
Professor Vlachos during his sabbatical leave. Professor Vlachos has also committed to 
traveling back to Amherst frequently in order to continue supervising his students as he 
did while on sabbatical. 

There was a question about the number of waivers that have been approved; over the 
past three years, three waivers have been granted, a very small percentage. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To waive the sabbatical leave return obligation of Dionisios Vlachos, 
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of 
Massachusetts Amherst. 

Chair Bissonnette Moes then announced the Committee would enter Executive 
Session to consider Appointments with Tenure, UMASS Boston, UMASS 
Dartmouth, UMASS Worcester and Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS 
Boston, UMASS Dartmouth, UMASS Lowell, UMASS Worcester . She indicated that 
the Committee would not reconvene in open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter into Executive Session for the purpose of considering 
Appointments with Tenure, UMASS Boston, UMASS Dartmouth, 
UMASS Worcester and Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst UMASS 
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Chair Bissonnette Moes, Trustees Avakian, Flores, Giblin and Mahoney voted for the 
motion as did Vice Chair White. The time was 9:40 a.m. 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST«BOSTON«DARTMOUTH«LOWELL«WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, STUDENT AFFAIRS AND 

ATHLETICS 

Monday, October 23, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26th Floor 

University of Massachusetts 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Moes; Vice Chair White; Trustees Avakian, Giblin 
and Lewenberg 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Agganis, Bogan, Buckley, Flores Foley, 
Karahalis, Mahoney and Richards 

University Administration : President Bulger; Mr. O'Malley, General Counsel; Vice 
President Botman; Ms. Layton, Associate Vice President; Mr. Gray, Chief Information 
Officer; Ms. Griesemer, Executive Director, Donahue Institute; Chancellors Penney, 
P Hogan and Lazare; Provosts Marrett, Cnudde, Curry and Wagner; Vice Chancellor 

Scheid; Professor May, UMASS Amherst; Associate Professor Smith, UMASS Boston; 
Professor Hargreaves, UMASS Dartmouth, Dean Kleniewski, UMASS Lowell 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth, Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell 

Chair Moes convened the meeting at 8:00 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the July 24, 2000 meeting of the Committee. 

The next item was the President's Report . President Bulger first reported on two 
awards received by the Department of Academic Affairs in the President's Office; Post- 
Tenure Year Review and the K-12 Study awards. The American Association of Higher 
Education awarded the department with a grant to review and evaluate the first year of 
post-tenure review at the University. The second grant awarded to the University is from 
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award of $200,000 will be used to strengthen its efforts to link K-12 education with 
higher education. The grant funding will serve to look at standards of reading, writing, 
and math to prepare students at the freshman entry level. 

President Bulger reported on Fall 2000 enrollment and admissions data for the 
University. He reported that enrollment for first time freshmen is up 15% at Dartmouth 
and 7% at Lowell; new transfer student percentages are slightly up 2% at Amherst and 
6% at Lowell. Across the system, the enrollment for first year students of color remains 
at 1 8% and out-of-state student enrollment remains at 20%. 

President Bulger also reported that GPA and SAT scores for entering freshmen were 
on the rise. The average GPA at Amherst increased from 3.26 to 3.33 and from 2.89 to 
2.98 at Dartmouth. SAT scores increased by 13 points at Boston, 14 points at Dartmouth 
and 18 points at Lowell. Enrollment for Continuing Education is up 5% for the System. 
President Bulger was encouraged by the results and thanked enrollment managers, 
admissions directors and their staff for their hard work. 

The next item was the Vice President's Report on Academic Quality Assessment 

and Development . Before giving her report Vice President Botman acknowledged and 
thanked faculty members for their involvement with the AQAD process. She informed 
the Committee that this is the second year AQAD has been implemented at the University 
and spoke of its importance in maintaining academic excellence throughout the System. 

Vice President Botman asked the departments to assure that their objectives are 
linked to its campus' mission and strategic priorities. She highlighted some of the main 
themes from this year's cycle: insuring a rigorous, relevant and current curriculum; 
insuring faculty productivity; insuring a teaching/learning environment that facilitates 
student success; and insuring that resources are widely used. The AQAD review 
provides external validation that programs operate at a very high level and should be used 
as a catalyst and a guide for planning by the campuses. 

Vice President Botman briefly touched on two themes that surfaced both last year and 
this year: the need for improved facilities and the expansion of facilities, and the need for 
adequate departmental and programmatic resources on the campuses. The AQAD 
process underscores the need for the campuses to carefully set priorities. 

Chair Moes asked the Committee to recognize the significant accomplishments of the 
campuses with respect to the AQAD process. 

Chair Moes introduced the first item for discussion, Periodic Multi-Year Review of 
Faculty: The First Year . The University embarked upon the PMYR process two years 
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become a wonderful developmental tool for faculty on the campuses and commented on 
the communication that has developed between faculty and their departments during the 
review process. She applauded the campus for their efforts and then called upon Vice 
President Botman for an update on PMYR. 

Vice President Botman provided some background information on PMYR and 
highlights for the first year reviews. PMYR was developed after consultation and 
discussions with staff members of the President's Office and members of the faculty 
union to respond to the external pressures and internal needs of the University. In 1999, a 
Post Tenure Review Policy was accepted. The University of Massachusetts' post tenure 
review process applies to all faculty members and maximizes their effectiveness and 
productivity by providing opportunities for continuous improvement. The University 
believes it could focus on accountability, access faculty performance, and help faculty 
plan their work load by assessing their own interests and relationship to their 
departments. Post Tenure Review has become widely spread in higher education. It is 
reported that 37 states either have a post tenure review policy or are in the processes of 
developing a post tenure review policy for the public institutions in those areas. The 
Harvard Project on Faculty Appointment also reports that 45% of 4-year private colleges 
are in the process of producing post tenure review programs. Both the private and public 
sectors are now creating such policies. 

Chair Moes turned to the invited guests. Professor May, UMASS Amherst; Associate 
Professor Smith, UMASS Boston; Professor Hargreaves, UMASS Dartmouth; Dean 
Kleniewski, UMASS Lowell. There was a lengthy discussion on the establishment of the 
PMYR process, its benefits, challenges, and PMYR linkage to AQAD on each campus. 

Following the discussion, the Committee members commended the campus' staff and 
the UMASS Administration for their work with PMYR and looked forward to future 
reports on the subject. 

The next item for discussion was Update on UMASS 1-495 Center for Professional 

Education . Ms. Griesemer first introduced Barbara McCaulay, Director of the Center, 
and briefed the Committee on the Center's first year. Following Ms. Griesemer' s report, 
Chair Moes thanked her for a job well done. 

The first item for action was Student Legal Services Office, UMASS Amherst . The 

Committee is being asked to extend by ten years, the authority granted by the Board to 
provide legal representation on behalf of students on the Amherst campus. 

Chair Moes asked Trustee Avakian from the Amherst campus to speak on the offices' 
services. He concurred that the office has proved useful to the students aiding them with 
issues related to rent disputes, etc. 

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It was announced that Javier Cevallos has accepted the position as Vice Chancellor 
for Student Affairs on a permanent basis on the Amherst campus. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

WHEREAS, the authorization for limited litigation authority for the Student 
Legal Services Office, granted by the Board of Trustees on December 1, 1993 in 
Trustee Document T93-059, Addendum 1 and extended on December 6, 1995, 
shall expire on December 15, 2000 unless the Board of Trustees acts affirmatively 
to continue litigation authority; and 

WHEREAS, the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor have reviewed the operations of 
the office, 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED: 

That the authorization by this Board of the Student Legal Services Office on the 
Amherst campus provide representation in litigation on behalf of students in 
certain situations, which is contained in Trustee Document T93-059, Addendum 
1, is hereby extended until December 15, 2010, unless and until this Board 
affirmatively modifies or terminates said authorization. 

The next item for action was Appointment to the Sherry H. Penney Endowed 
Professorship, UMASS Boston . The Committee enthusiastically endorsed the 
appointment of Sherry Penney to this Endowed Professorship. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To appoint Sherry H. Penney as the first recipient of the Sherry H. Penney 
Professorship in Leadership in the School of Management at the University of 
Massachusetts Boston. 

Chair Moes then announced the Committee would enter Executive Session to 
consider Appointments with Tenure, UMASS Amherst UMASS Dartmouth, 
UMASS Worcester and Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Lowell . She 

indicated that the Committee would not reconvene in open session. 

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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter into Executive Session for the purpose of considering 
Appointments with Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Dartmouth, 
UMASS Worcester and Awards of Tenure, UMASS Amherst, UMASS 
Lowell . 

Chair Moes, Trustees Avakian and Giblin voted for the motion as did Vice Chair 
White. The time was 9:40 a.m. 




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AMHERST«BOSTON«DARMOUTH«LOWELL»WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ADMINSTRATION, FINANCE AND AUDIT 

Thursday, January 27, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26 th Floor 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Dubilo; Trustees Avakian, Giblin, Karam and 
Mihos 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Fey, Hoff, MacDonald, Mahoney, McCarthy 
and Naughton 

Other Trustees : Trustee Rogers 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
President Lenhardt; Ms. Wanczyk, University Controller; Mr. O'Riordan, Budget 
Director; Chancellors Scott, Penney, MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare; Vice Chancellors 
% for Administration and Finance Page, MacKenzie, Heaney and Goodwin; Deputy 

Chancellor Stanton, UMASS Worcester; Vice Chancellor Cevallos, UMASS Amherst; 
Mr. Wolcott, Senior Director for Auditing and Fiscal Affairs; Ms. Goulart and Mr. 
Lecnar, University Auditors; Ms. Masci, Associate Budget Director; Ms. Griesemer, 
Executive Director of the Donahue Institute 

Guests : Mr. Croteau and Mr.Foley, PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Chair Dubilo convened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the October 27, 1999 meeting of the 
Committee. 

President Bulger reported that, for the fifth year in a row, the University will not 
increase mandatory in- state student charges, which contradicts the trend throughout the 
country. The challenge for the campuses continues to be to repair and fix deteriorated 
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Chancellors have been asked to provide specific plans on ways to live with the student 
revenue freeze and continue positive program developments. 

President Bulger thanked Janet Wanczyk, University Controller and Steven 
O'Riordan, University Budget Director for their work keeping everyone up to date with 
the University's financial issues. He also thanked Trustee Naughton and David Wolcott, 
Director for Auditing for their work with audit matters. 

The first item for action was the FY1999 Student Charges . Vice President Lenhardt 
reported that room rent and food service charges are not included in today's vote and will 
be added before next week's Board meeting. Mr. O'Riordan then reported that the Board 
of Higher Education has recommended non-resident tuition increases at Amherst, 
Dartmouth and Lowell to meet statutory requirements that non-resident students pay the 
full cost of their education. The BHE has recommended a three-year phased in increase 
for non-residents at the three campuses; the Boston campus is already in compliance. 

Mr. O'Riordan continued his report by reviewing several charts and summary tables 
included in the A&F package. Trustee Rogers then asked that a motion be made to 
increase the Student Activities Trust Fund. Chair Karam made the motion which was 
seconded by Trustee Giblin. 

Following a brief discussion, Committee members agreed not to increase the Trust 
Fund Fee and the motion was defeated. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

In accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General Laws, to 
establish and approve tuition at the following rates for the Amherst, 
Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses: 



Tuition 


Amherst 


Boston 


Dartmouth 


Lowell 


Undergraduate (resident) 


$1,714 


$1,714 


$1,417 


$1,454 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$9,856 


$9,758 


$7,995 


$8,271 


Graduate (resident) 


$2,640 


$2,590 


$2,071 


$2,183 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$9,856 


$9,758 


$7,995 


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Section 9 (i) of Chapter 15 A of the General Laws, to recommend to the 
Board of Higher Education that the tuition for the University campuses for 
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And further, to authorize the President to approve, no later than April 7, 
2000, individual fee rates for mandatory fees, providing that total tuition 
and mandatory charges to students shall not exceed the combined tuition 
and mandatory fee rates as outlined below: 



Total Mandatory Fees (Curriculun 


Amherst 


Boston 


Dartmouth 


Lowell 


& Other Mandatory Fees) 










Undergraduate (resident) 


$3,498 


$2,508 


$2,712 


$2,801 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$3,609 


$2,594 


$3,938 


$3,021 


Graduate (resident) 


$3,002 


$2,520 


$2,888 


$2,801 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$3,356 


$2,606 


$3,938 


$3,021 


Total Mandatory Student 










Charges (total of items 1 & 2) 










Undergraduate (resident) 


$5,212 


$4,222 


$4,129 


$4,255 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$13,465 


$12,352 


$11,933 


$11,292 


Graduate (resident) 


$5,642 


$5,110 


$4,959 


$4,984 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$13,112 


$12,364 


$11,933 


$11,292 



And further, in accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish and approve the following student charges for the 
Worcester campus: 



Worcester 




Mandatory 


Total Student 


Medical School (resident) 


Tuition 


Fees* 


Charges 


$8,352 


$1,995 


$10,347 


Medical (non-resident) 


N/A 


N/A 


N/A 


Graduate Sch. of Nursing (resident) 


$2,640 


$1,995 


$4,635 


Graduate Sch. of Nursing (non-resident) 


$9,756 


$1,995 


$11,751 


Grad. Sch. of Biomedical Science (resident) 


$2,640 


$825 


$3,465 


Grad. Sch. of Biomedical Science(non-resident) 


$9,756 


$825 


$10,581 



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2000, individual fee rates for other student fees. The President shall 
submit budgets for all student fees for approval by the Board no later than 
May 10, 2000 including a listing of all mandatory and non-mandatory 
fees. (Doc. T00-015) 

The next item was Additional Faculty Compensation, UMASS Lowell . Chancellor 
Hogan reported that these amendments to the current additional compensation policy 
address local and central concerns over the operations of the Lowell Research Foundation 
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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the following report: 

WHEREAS the current University policy on additional compensation 
(T86-087) is in need of review to accommodate changes associated with 
the expansion of corporate and continuing education, distance learning, 
multi-campus program offerings, increased commercial ventures and 
externally funded research and economic development activity, and 

WHEREAS the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus has proposed 
a set of amendments to meet local condition and planning prior to a full 
University review being undertaken, 

THEREFORE, effective July 1, 2000, T86-087 is hereby made applicable 
to the Lowell campus, subject to collective bargaining agreements, and the 
following amendments to T86-087 are hereby in effect for the Lowell 
campus until a full review of the policy can be completed and appropriate 
amendments adopted thereto: 

1. That faculty be allowed to seek extra compensation from Federally 
funded research projects, when permitted by the Federal funding 
agency, for up to 40 hours a week in the time specifically not 
covered by their union contract (that is the two periods between 
academic semesters). These two periods would be the only time 
faculty could receive extra compensation from Federal research 
projects. It is noted that the rate of compensation for such activity 
is set by Federal guidelines. A record of all such participation, 
including the amount and nature of services and rate of 
compensation entailed shall be reported to the Chancellor. 

2. That faculty be allowed to receive extra compensation through the 
Lowell Research Foundation Trust Fund from privately funded 
research conducted for up to 40 hours per week in the time not 
specifically covered by their union contract; and for up to one day a 
week during the Fall and Spring semester as provided for in the 
Lowell faculty union contract specific provision allowing faculty to 
schedule their activity so that one day a week in the Fall and Spring 
semester is free of instructional activity so that they can pursue 
professional consulting and research. A record of all such 
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3. It is understood that during the time outside of the Faculty union 
Contract (the time between the two annual academic semesters) 40 
hours per week is the maximum number of hours for which 
additional compensation can be earned from either federal or 
private sources or a combination. 

PROVIDED FURTHER that the President shall review the University's 
Policy on Compensation for Certain Additional Professional Services 
(T86-087) and recommend appropriate changes, if any, to the Board of 
Trustees by no later than January 1, 2001. 

The next item was the Establishment of the Center for Professional Education 
Revenue-Based Trust Fund for the Donahue Institute . Vice President Lenhardt 
reported that the 1-495 Center for Professional Education has projected revenues of 
$306,000 for FY00. Expenditures include Center management, facilities operations, 
advertising costs and program costs. A Trust Fund account is required to manage the 
funds in accordance with the University's fiscal and management policies. 

Chair Karam inquired as to when the program becomes self-sufficient. Ms. 
Griesemer, Executive Director of the Donahue Institute indicated its self-sufficiency by 
the second or third year. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To establish, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 75 of the 
General Laws, the Center for Professional Education Revenue-Based 
Trust Fund for the Donahue Institute for Governmental Services in the 
President's Office. Expenditures from the Fund shall be used for the costs 
of operations, management and other activities of the Center and related 
support provided by the Donahue Institute for Governmental Services and 
the President's Office. (Doc. T00-017) 

The next item was Graduate Medical Education Personnel Policy, UMASS 

Worcester . Chancellor Lazare reported the need to revise this policy due to the 
relationship with UMass Memorial Health Care. This policy addresses issues specific to 
graduate medical education programs and are consistent with the Personnel Policies of 
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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the Graduate Medical Education Personnel Policy for the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School at Worcester as contained in 
Doc. T00-024. Further, to rescind Doc. T8 1-071 A, and all other policies 
(or any part thereof) currently in effect which are inconsistent herewith. 

The next item was Agreements for Research, Development and Production by the 
Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories . Deputy Chancellor Stanton reported that this 
agreement authorizes the Biologies Lab to enter into agreements with private companies. 
Criteria are being adopted that involve royalties or other payments outside of contract 
manufacturing. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To authorize the Massachusetts Biologies Laboratories to enter into 
agreements with private companies and to afford preferences to private 
companies seeking agreements with Massachusetts Biologies Laboratories 
(MBL) involving royalties or other payments outside of contract 
manufacturing as outlined in Doc. T00-018. 

The next item for discussion was Student Health Services, UMASS Amherst . 
Chancellor Scott presented an action plan for the Amherst campus Student Health 
Services; a 10% reduction in the Mandatory Student Fee, closing of the Dental Clinic by 
July, 2000 and a 33% long-term reduction in the mandatory student fee. Future 
endeavors include a Fee-for Service, a 10% reduction by September, 2000 and an overall 
reduction of 33 percent. 

The next item for discussion was Financial Report Follow-up - Operating Margin . 

Ms. Wanczyk reported on issues concerning the University's operating margin. There 
was a question about the PeopleSoft project - Ms. Wanczyk informed the Committee that 
the project is currently in range of the financial parameters first designated. 

The next item was New Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 

Reporting Requirements . Vice President Lenhardt reported that the GASB issued an 
amendment to their reporting requirements that will create a new model. The model is 
mandatory and must be implemented in conjunction with the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts's beginning in July, 2000. 

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The next item was the Audit Report . Trustee Giblin called on Mr. Wolcott to 
introduce the Audits. The first item for action was the Draft FY1999 A- 133 Report . 
Mr. Foley from PricewaterhouseCoopers discussed the results of the annual audit of 
federal financial programs. He reported that there were no areas of significant non- 
compliance with federal requirements. 

The next item was Food Services Contract Administration, ARAMARK, UMASS 
Lowell . Senior Auditor Lecnar reported that there were a number of areas of contractual 
dispute. Due to the audit, additional revenues were gained for the campus and issues 
resolved. 

The next items were WFCR & Friends of WFCR, Inc. Required Communications 
Letter and Audited Financial Statements for FY99, UMASS Amherst and WUMB- 
FM Required Communications Letter and Audited Financial Statements for FY99, 
UMASS Boston . Mr. Wolcott discussed the results of the annual audits at both stations, 
required by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He noted that the auditors issued 
"clean opinions" for both stations and both stations were in relatively sound financial 
condition. 

The next item was University Health Services Management Letter, FY99, 

UMASS Amherst . Mr. Wolcott stated that the letter, an outcome of the annual audit, did 
not report any significant or material weaknesses at UHS. He noted that several of the 
items cited were important for the effective management of the area, given its financial 
condition. 

The next items were NCAA Reports, FY99 and Minuteman Court Club and 

UMASS Athletic Fund Report . Mr. Wolcott reported that these reports were prepared 
in response to NCAA requirements so were not "audited financial statements" of the 
organizations. He noted that the Athletics Department showed a significant deficit for the 
1999 fiscal year. 

The next item was Y2K Update . Ms. Goulart reported that there were no significant 
computer or operational problems from Y2K. All mission-critical systems functioned as 
expected and all required reporting to the state was done. All of the people involved in 
this project should be congratulated for a job well done. 

She did report that the University spent in excess of $14.7 million on the Y2K project 
and formulated some very good contingency plans. Mr. Wolcott observed that these 
plans would serve as the basis for business continuity planning as required by University 
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The next item was Worcester City Campus Corporation Financial Statements . 
Deputy Chancellor Stanton commented briefly on the financial statements for Worcester 
City Campus Corporation. 

The next item was University Auditor's Operation Report . Mr. Wolcott briefly 
reported on operations. He pointed out that the department was investing significant 
amounts of time in the PeopleSoft project on all campuses and would be extensively 
involved until the project was completely implemented. He also reported that an audit of 
the Student ID Trust Fund at UMASS Boston was being done at the request of the 
campus. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the following Audit Reports: 

1. Draft FY1999 A-133 Report (Doc. T00-016) 

2. Food Services Contract Administration, ARAMARK, UMASS Lowell 
(Doc. T00-003) 

3. WFCR & Friends of WFCR, Inc. Required Communications Letter 
(Doc. T00-008) and Audited Financial Statements for FY99 (Doc. 
T00-009), UMASS Amherst 

4. WUMB-FM Required Communications Letter (Doc. T00-010) and 
Audited Financial Statements for FY99 (Doc. T00-011), UMASS 
Boston 

5. University Health Services Management Letter, FY99, UMASS 
Amherst (Doc. T00-012) 

6. NCAA Reports, FY99 (Doc. T00-013) 

7. Minuteman Court Club and UMASS Athletic Fund 
Report (Doc. T00-014) 

8. Y2K Update (Doc. T00-025) 

9. Worcester City Campus Corporation Financial Statements (Doc. T00- 
026) 

10. University Auditor's Operation Report (Doc. T00-004) 

The next item was ID Office Review, UMASS Boston . Trustee Rogers reported on a 
recent incident at the Boston campus concerning access to another student's identification 
number and asked for action regarding operational procedures of the ID offices. The 
Administration has since established a Task Force to study this issue; Chancellors from 
each campus were asked to submit a report on this issue. 

The next item was FY2000 Operating Budget Update . Vice President Lenhardt 
reported that the annual Mid- Year Budget Report is currently being prepared and will 
provide a full comparison of budgeted revenues and expenditures. 

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Chair Dubilo then requested a University-wide economic plan be developed in the 
near future. 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting was 
adjourned at 10:10 a.m. 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ADMINSTRATION, FINANCE AND AUDIT 

Wednesday, April 12, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26 th Floor 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Dubilo; Vice Chair Naughton; Trustees Avakian, 
Giblin, Karam, MacDonald, Mahoney, McCarthy and Mihos 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Fey and Hoff 

Other Trustee Present : Trustee Rogers 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
President Lenhardt; Ms. Wanczyk, University Controller; Mr. O'Riordan, Budget 
Director; Chancellors Scott, Penney, MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare; Vice Chancellors 
for Administration and Finance Page, MacKenzie, Heaney and Goodwin; Deputy 
Chancellor Stanton, UMASS Worcester; Mr. Wolcott, Senior Director for Auditing and 
Fiscal Affairs; Ms. Masci, Associate Budget Director; Ms. Griesemer, Executive Director 
of the Donahue Institute; Mr. Brady, Special Counsel 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Carter, UMASS Lowell 

Guests : Mr. Foley, PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Chair Dubilo convened the meeting at 8:05 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the January 27, 2000 meeting of the 
Committee. 

Chair Dubilo first reported on a recent article from the Wall Street Journal strongly 
suggesting that a recession will come and the hardest hit economic area will be Boston. 
Chair Dubilo stressed the need for the University to diversify its revenue base, work with 
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Chair Dubilo voiced his concern about the trends in our liquidity and our endowment. 
The University's endowment is increasing at a good rate but not fast enough to deal with 
5 to 10 year fiscal stability issues. President Bulger has requested that the campuses 
prepare solid business plans that will slow the decline in the current financial condition 
and provide updated long-range strategies for continuing fiscal health. 

Chair Dubilo concluded his report by stating that he and Trustee Bissonnette, Chair of 
the Committee on Academic, Student and Athletic Affairs, will be conferring to be sure 
that our information and plans are synchronized and moving forward. He also asked for 
suggestions as to how the University should move forward. 

President Bulger reported that he welcomed the Chair's sobering and thoughtful 
remarks and briefly touched on the details of State support. The revenue the University 
has received has gone up by an average of 6.5% annually for the last four years. Other 
revenues have also increased but at a slower rate. The University supports investments in 
wage increases, physical plant renewal, administrative systems upgrades, information 
technology enhancements, fund-raising support and increased scholarship aid, all of 
which are essential to the future. 

President Bulger continued by noting the need to redefine the University's priorities 
for spending and that we must do more with less and that the University must enhance its 
revenues. He expressed his enthusiasm to continue to work with the Trustees and the 
Chancellors on these issues in the next few years. 

The first two items on the agenda for discussion were FY2000 Financial Indicators 
Report and FY2000 University Financial Ratios Peer Analysis . Vice President 
Lenhardt reported that these reports related to both the overall University fiscal condition 
related to peers and to the fiscal condition of each campus related to their peers. The 
information indicates the need to work harder towards a higher fiscal cushion and to 

enhance alternative revenues and /or to cut expenses. 

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Vice President Lenhardt noted the reasons for the University's current fiscal 
imbalance; the costs for the PeopleSoft installation which represents $10 million in 
expenses as well as increased accruals for new wage rates and $700,000 of increases in 
annual debt service at Worcester. 

Mr. O'Riordan, Budget Director and Ms. Wanczyk, Controller, then made a 
presentation on the FY2000 Financial Indicators and Financial Ratios Reports 
highlighting campus projected financial cushion ranges, current ratios, debt service to 
operations and endowment per student. 

It was noted that all indicators are positive after FY2001, surpluses and financial 
cushions are modest and FY2002 targets and FY2005 projections reflect a focus on 
investing in plant and technology and increasing endowment and improvements will be a 
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Some of the financial ratios compared to other schools included: the financial cushion 
is relatively small when compared to other schools; the results of the operating margin for 
fiscal 1999 compare favorably to California, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois; the 
University's current ratio is slightly below its peers; the University has a very small 
endowment compared to other schools. 

Vice President Lenhardt reiterated that the President has notified the Chancellors that 
the 2001 spending plans will be approved prior to any increased spending occurring, and 
that proposed plans must show a marked increase in financial condition before going 
forward. 

Vice President Lenhardt also reported that the campuses have been asked to prepare 
5-10 year plan for financial cushions. 

Trustee Avakian inquired as to under what circumstances the cushions warrant use. 
Vice President Lenhardt responded that the Board could authorize access to financial 
cushion due to an unpredicted significant change in the internal/external environment. 

Chair Karam noted that campus leadership should relate the total vision of the 
University back to the campuses and that we should all work together which may mean 
some short-term sacrifices. 

The first item for action was the Approval of FY2001 Fee-Based and Revenue- 
Based Budgets . Ms. Masci, Associate University Budget Director, spoke briefly on the 
fee-based budgets that include mandatory student fees as well as other student fee- 
supported activities. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the FY2001 Fee-Based Budgets at the Amherst, Boston, 
Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester campuses, and the budgets for the 
FY2001 Revenue-Based Budgets at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, 
Lowell, and Worcester campuses, the Donahue Institute for Governmental 
Services and for Central Administrative Services, and further, to approve 
other changes in the Statements of Trust as outlined in the executive 
summary. (Doc. T00-029) 

The next item was Establishment of Administrative Overhead Trust Fund, 
UMASS Dartmouth . Chancellor MacCormack reported that the Dartmouth campus is 
requesting this Trust Fund be applied to the campus' self-supporting trust funds to ensure 
that each revenue-based operation is self-supporting. The amount generated through the 
Trust Fund Administration (TFA) charge will be allocated to campus departments as 
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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the following report: 

To establish, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 75 of the 
General Laws, the Administrative Overhead Trust Fund for the University 
of Massachusetts Dartmouth and to authorize a Trust Fund Administration 
charge be applied to campus self-supporting trust funds for the purpose of 
ensuring that each campus revenue and fee-based operation supports its 
allocable share of central services costs. (Doc. T00-036) 

The next item was Loan University Funds to UMASS Dartmouth . Vice President 
Lenhardt, Chancellor MacCormack and Joseph Brady offered some background 
information for this request. The Dartmouth campus constructed new athletics fields, 
which have been fraught with problems, and the Building Authority is currently 
embarking on litigation to remedy the problem. 

While the litigation process begins, the campus is requesting a loan of up to one 
million dollars to begin the process of correcting the fields. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

Pursuant to Section Thirteen of the Policy for Management of University 
Funds (Doc. T92-031) to authorize the President of the University to 
approve a loan to the Dartmouth campus from the University's operating 
cash or other accounts under the President's control, in an amount not to 
exceed $1,000,000, the proceeds to be used exclusively to fund the costs 
of litigation, remediation, or other costs of the reconstruction to the 
athletic fields under the supervision of the University of Massachusetts 
Building Authority. Said loan shall be repaid on such terms, with interest 
rate to be established by the University Treasurer, and shall be 
documented by fully executed line of credit agreements. 

Further, to authorize the President to do such other things and to take such 
other action as he deems necessary or desirable to carry into effect the 
matters herein authorized. (Doc. T00-037) 

The next item was the Audit Sub Committee Report . Vice Chair Naughton asked 
Mr. Kevin Foley from PricewaterhouseCoopers to report on the FY99 University 
Financial Audit Management Letter . Mr. Foley pointed out that there were no material 
weaknesses found during the audit and that the letter included various items for 
management's attention. Mr. Foley stated that improvements continue to be made as 
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The next item was University Auditor's Office Status Report . Mr. Wolcott, 
Director of Auditing updated the Committee on current audit activities. He did state that 
the PeopleSoft project continued to require a significant commitment from the audit 
office and was negatively impacting other audit activities. 

Trustee Rogers inquired as to the time-frame for the completion of the Student Health 
Services Audit. Mr. Wolcott responded that this item is not yet ready. 

Trustee Rogers also inquired about the Continuing Education financial statements. 
Mr. Wolcott reported that this audit has been completed and is available. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the following Audit Reports: 

1. FY99 University Financial Audit Management Letter (Doc. T00-030) 

2. University Auditor's Office Status Report (Doc. T00-035) 

The next item was FY2000 Mid-Year Report . Vice President Lenhardt reported that 
the Report has been completed and is included in the Trustees' mailing packet. 

The next item was Student Identification Information . At the last meeting the 
campuses had been asked to provide a report on their process for student identification. 
The reports have been distributed. Trustees Rogers requested that the President's Office 
aid the University Information Services in safeguarding access to student identification 
numbers. 

Trustee Rogers also noted that Chancellor Penney and Provost Cnudde were 
instrumental in forming a task force to look into the problems with ID numbers. 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting was 
adjourned at 9:37 a.m. 

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST»BOSTON»DARMOUTH»LOWELL»WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ADMINSTRATION, FINANCE AND AUDIT 

Thursday, July 27, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26 th Floor 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Dubilo; Vice Chair Naughton; Trustees Avakian, 
Buckley, Karahalis, Karam, and Tubbs 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Fey, Giblin, Hoff, Mahoney, Mihos, McCarthy 
and Richards 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
President Lenhardt; Ms. Wanczyk, University Controller; Mr. O'Riordan, Budget 
Director; Chancellors MacCormack and Hogan; Vice Chancellors for Administration and 
Finance Page, MacKenzie, Heaney and Goodwin; Deputy Chancellor Stanton, UMASS 
Worcester; Mr. Wolcott, Senior Director for Auditing and Fiscal Affairs; Ms. Masci, 
Associate Budget Director; Mr. Lecnar, University Auditor; Mr. Harrison, University 
Auditor 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Carter, 
UMASS Lowell 

Guests : Ms. Opalacz and Mr. Hanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Chair Dubilo convened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the April 12, 2000 meeting of the Committee. 

The next item was President's Report . President Bulger first reported on the Capital 
Plan and the University's challenge to pursue the right construction activity. He also 
reported that the State appropriation has received legislative approval and expressed 
confidence that the operating budget will be substantial as well. Over the last four years, 
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President Bulger reported that the campuses would be submitting their 10-year 
financial program plans by September 1 st These plans will serve as the foundation for the 
final 2001 operating budget. 

President Bulger noted his approval for the steps necessary to pursue the University's 
goal of expanding distance and corporate education. He welcomed Pricewaterhouse 
Coopers, the Audit Firm, to provide an accurate picture of the University's fiscal 
condition and challenges. 

President Bulger announced that David Gray, an official of the Pennsylvania System 
of Higher Education, would be joining the University as Chief Information Officer and 
Vice President for Information Services on September 18. 

The first item for action was the Establishment of the UMASS On-Line Revenue- 
Based Trust Fund . The University is about to embark on an effort to increase its 
distance learning capabilities. This venture will need significant resources to develop 
academic offerings of the highest qualities. A trust fund is needed to manage these funds 
in accordance with the University's policies. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To establish, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 75 of the 
General Laws, the University of Massachusetts UMASS On-Line Revenue 
Based Trust Fund for the President's Office. Expenditures from the Fund 
shall be used for the costs of operations, management and other activities 
of the President's Office in the development and provision of distance 
education and corporate and continuing education programming. (Doc. 
TOO-053) 

The next item was Amendment to University Investment Policy . The University's 
Investment Policy must be amended to authorize the Treasurer to use the University's 
cash reserves to invest in internal activities that support the financing of the University's 
new distance and professional education efforts. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To amend the University Investment Policy (T92-031) in Section IV by 
adding after item (9) the following new item: 

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(10) Internal Financing - the University Treasurer may authorize the use 
of the University's cash reserves to invest in certain internal activities 
provided that the investment supports the research, teaching, and public 
service missions of the University and that each investment proposal must 
have a clear and well-defined business plan justifying an investment not to 
exceed five years in duration. 

The next item was FY2001 Allocation of State Funds . This is a routine item 
allowing the President to follow the same procedures regarding the budget as during the 
last two fiscal years. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To direct the President to develop an allocation plan for the amount 
appropriated for the University in Line Item 7100-0200 of the state 
appropriation act for fiscal year 2001, and to notify the Board of Trustees 
of said plan within 40 days of the passage of said appropriation act, and 
the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means within 45 days of 
the passage of said act. (Doc. T00-054) 

The next item was FY2001 Capital Plan Update (FY2001-FY2010) . Ms. Masci 
gave a report outlining a five-year capital plan with projects totaling $1.16 billion for the 
University. New projects will include technology upgrades at the Dartmouth campus and 
construction of a Technology Learning Center at the Lowell campus. 

Chair Karam inquired as to the status of the Charlton Building at UMASS Dartmouth 
and the Isenberg Building at UMASS Amherst. Both projects are scheduled to be 
completed on time. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the FY 2001 Capital Plan for the University, as contained in 
Doc. T00-055 

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WHEREAS, the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (the 
"Authority") was created by Chapter 773 of the Acts of 1960 of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the "Commonwealth") (said Chapter 
773, as amended, being hereinafter called the "Enabling Act") as a body 
politic and corporate and a public instrumentality of the Commonwealth; 

WHEREAS, the Authority is created by the Enabling Act for the general 
purposes of aiding and contributing to the performance of the educational 
and other purposes of the University of Massachusetts (the "University") 
by providing dormitories, dining commons and other buildings and 
structures for the use of the University, its students, staff and their 
dependents and for lease to or use by an organization or association, in any 
form, of students or others the activities of which are a part of the 
activities at the University and subject to regulation by the Board of 
Trustees of the University (the "Trustees"), a research, foundation or other 
research organization the operation of which in conjunction with the 
University is approved by the Trustees or other entity and activities of 
which are approved by the Trustees as furthering the purposes of the 
University; 

WHEREAS, the Authority is authorized by the Enabling Act, among 
other things, 

(a) To construct buildings or structures and to acquire, add to, 
alter, enlarge, reconstruct, remodel and do other work in or 
upon or respecting any building or structure, in each case upon 
written request made by authority of the Trustees; and to 
provide and install furnishings, furniture, machinery, 
equipment, facilities, approaches, driveways, walkways, 
parking areas, planting and landscaping in or for or related to 
any such building or structure; provided that such approaches, 
driveways, parking areas, planting and landscaping be 
approved by authority of the Trustees; 

(b) To borrow money from time to time to achieve any one or 
more of its corporate purposes and to refund obligations earlier 
incurred for any such purpose and for refunding, and to issue 
and sell its revenue bonds and notes therefor, payable solely 
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WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Trustees it is in the best interests of 
the University, its students, staff and their dependents and said 
organizations that the Authority initiate the projects described by the 
following: 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

1 . The President of the University be and he hereby is authorized in the 
name and on behalf of the Trustees to make a written request of the 
Authority that the Authority initiate 

(a) Any or all of the projects set forth in Doc. T00-055 attached hereto; 
and 

(b) Any other renovation, repair, remodeling or other work in or upon or 
respecting any building or structure owned or used by the University 
or the Authority, or the provision, installation, renovation, repair or 
remodeling of or other work upon or respecting any furnishings, 
furniture, machinery, equipment or facilities with respect to any such 
building or structure, all as may be requested of the Authority in 
writing from time to time by the President or Vice President and 
Treasurer of the University, the making of any such request being 
hereby authorized; 

2. The projects to be initiated by the Authority in accordance with the 
request authorized to be made in Section 1 of this resolution may in 
the discretion of the Authority be undertaken separately or together for 
financing purposes; and 

3. The President of the University and all other officers of the University 
be and they are and each acting singly is authorized and directed to 
request the Commissioner of Administration to approve in writing the 
undertaking by the Authority of the projects a request for which is 
hereby authorized and to do such other things and to take such other 
action as to the officer or officers so acting shall, as conclusively 
evidenced by their taking the action hereby authorized, deem 
necessary or desirable to be done or taken to carry into effect the 
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The next item was Establishment of an Endowed Professorship, UMASS 
Worcester . Deputy Chancellor Stanton reported that the professorship is to be held by 
an individual who will be recruited as Director of the New Neuroscience Research 
Program. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

In accordance with sections 1 A(e) and 1 1 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed professorship in Neuroscience at the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known as The Higgins 
Family Professorship in Neuroscience. (Doc. T00-060) 

The next item was Naming of the Management Center, UMASS Amherst . Vice 
Chancellor Page reported on the request to name the building addition to the Isenberg 
School of Management, which will house a new business school. The Harold Alfond 
Foundation has committed $1,000,000 and additional payments are expected in the 
future. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the naming of the Harold Alfond Management Center at the 
Isenberg School of Management. (Doc. T00-061) 

The next item was Rescinding the University Child Care Policy . Vice President 
Lenhardt reported that the President's Office in consultation with the Secretary to the 
Board is in the process of identifying extant Trustee policies that need to be rescinded. 
The Child Care policy falls under the category of a policy that is no longer applicable. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board rescind the University Child Care Policy 
(T80-042). 

The next item for discussion was FY2001 Financial Conditions Update and 
Preliminary Operating Budget Summary . Mr. O'Riordan reported that the President 
has met with each of the Chancellors to review their spending priorities for FY2001 and 
asked that they present revised financial indicator plans to show a more positive financial 
condition for FY01 to FY05. 

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Mr. O'Riordan reported that the conditions for FY2001 were improved by spending 
less, reallocating more and increasing quasi-endowment. 

Also included in the report is information for the preliminary operating budget 
summary for FY2001 and reflects the current planning activities. The final budget in 
October will outline priorities, show revenues, expenditures and employee and 
enrollment trends and reflect the final state appropriation. 

The next item was Administrative Satisfaction Survey Results . Mr. O'Riordan 
reported that one of the performance components of the Administrative Redesign project 
was a satisfaction survey of administrative services on each campus. For the third year in 
a row, the Donahue Institute has conducted the surveys; Mr. O'Riordan thanked Eric 
Heller and Steve Ellis from the Institute. He also thanked Kelli Armstrong, Director of 
Institutional Research, for her work on the project. 

Mr. O'Riordan reported that students were surveyed for six common student services 
and faculty and staff were surveyed for ten common administrative services. All services 
demonstrated more satisfied than dissatisfied customers and none of the services stand 
out as having received significantly dissatisfactory ratings. 

The next informational item was FY2001 State Budget Update . President Bulger 
reported that the latest budget figures called for $494 million, which is an increase of 
8.6% over last year. 

The next item was informational under the Audit Sub Committee Report: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers FY2000 Audit . Ms. Opalacz and Mr. Hanley reported that 
this audit is designed to maximize audit efficiencies while addressing all areas of risk to 
the University. Of particular interest were the changes that will occur once the 
PeopleSoft system is in place. 

Ms. Opalacz and Mr. Hanley also discussed the significance of accounting and 
standards promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board including the 
impact on the University's financial statements. 

The first item for action was Division of Continuing Education Financial 
Statements and Auditor's Report . This program has improved tremendously in terms 
of administration in accounting overall control environment. Mr. Wolcott discussed the 
results noting the strong financial position of the operation and the improvements in 
administration, accounting and the overall control environment since the audit began 
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The next item was Summer Sports Camps, Administration and Control, UMASS 
Amherst . Mr. Lecnar reported that all programs are adequately controlled and operated. 

The next item was Policy on Fraudulent Financial Activities . This policy will 
include criteria on reporting factors, responsibilities of management and responsibilities 
of investigation. Mr. Harrison of the University Auditor's Office noted that the policy 
was developed to increase awareness of the costs of fraudulent activities and to provide 
an avenue for employees to report suspected wrongdoing internally. 

The next item was University Auditor's Office Report . Mr. Wolcott reported that 
the audit staff were expending significant amounts of time on the PeopleSoft project and 
a number of reports of alleged improper acts by employees made to the audit office. 
Other operations were reported to be normal. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the following Audit Reports: 

1. Division of Continuing Education Financial Statements and Auditor's 
Report (Doc. T00-043) 

2. Summer Sports Campus, Administration and Control, UMASS 
Amherst (Doc. T00-050) 

3. Policy on Fraudulent Financial Activities (Doc. T00-051) 

4. University Auditor's Office Report (Doc. T00-052) 

Chair Dubilo then announced the Committee would enter Executive Session to 
discuss Potential Litigation . He indicated that the Committee would not reconvene in 
open session. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing Potential 
Litigation. 

Trustees Avakian, Karahalis, Karam voted for the motion as did Vice Chair Naughton 
and Chair Dubilo. The time was 9:40 a.m. 



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AMHERST»BOSTON#DARMOUTH»LOWELL»WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ADMINSTRATION, FINANCE AND AUDIT 

Thursday, October 26, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 

Board Room 

One Beacon Street - 26 th Floor 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Dubilo; Trustees Avakian, Buckley, Karahalis, 
Mahoney and Mihos 

Other Trustees : Trustee Lewenberg 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Giblin, Hoff, Karam, McCarthy, Naughton, 
Richards and Tubbs 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
Presidents Chmura, Gray and Lenhardt; Ms. Wanczyk, University Controller; Mr. 
O'Riordan, Budget Director; Vice Chancellors for Administration and Finance Page, 
MacKenzie, Heaney and Goodwin; Deputy Chancellor Stanton; Mr. Wolcott, Senior 
Director for Auditing and Fiscal Affairs; Mr. Marquis; Associate Vice Treasurer 

Faculty Representatives : Professor Kinney, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Rodriguez, UMASS Lowell 

Guests : Ms. Opalacz and Mr. Hanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ms. Hauver, KPMG 

Chair Dubilo convened the meeting at 8:00 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Consideration of Minutes of the Prior Meeting of 
the Committee . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the July 27, 2000 meeting of the Committee. 

The next item was the President's Report . President Bulger reported on the 
financial issues the Committee will be discussing today. Our financial condition is stable 
and we are challenged to continue to fund building support programs. Our new revenue 
programs include Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property and UMASS Online. 
Private Fundraising must be enhanced to expand on state support we continue to receive. 



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President Bulger introduced David Gray, the new Chief Information Officer and Vice 
President for Information Services, who is already making many contributions to our 
enterprise. 

Chair Dubilo reported to the Committee that improving the building structures on the 
campuses is the top priority for the next few years. He also reported that a meeting of 
senior administrators at their annual conference was a rewarding experience as dedicated 
staff members came together to discuss the needs of the University. 

Vice President Lenhardt gave a brief overview on the Trustee Annual Review of 
Financial Activity and Condition . Some of the highlights included: 

•Average cash level has increased from $262 to $288 million 
•Return levels have met or exceeded appropriate benchmarks 
•Equity strategy has been good for the last 4 years 

Of particular interest were issues related to the capital plan, the $1 billion program 
and the related debt service impact to operations. Vice President Lenhardt noted new 
revenue-generating activities including CVIP, UMASS OnLine and Private Fundraising. 

The first item for action was Fiscal Year 2000 University Financial Report . Ms. 

Wanczyk began the presentation by thanking the many staff members on the five 
campuses and central administration that helped with the financial report. The report is a 
measure of the University's current fiscal conditions. Some of the highlights included: 

•The largest asset is investment in plant, representing 70% of total assets. 
Second in size is the combination of cash and investments totaling $374 
million; the other significant asset is the UMass Memorial Accounts 
Receivable which weighs in at $72.9 million, a decrease of $36.9 million 
from 1999 

•Liabilities - long-term debt which includes bonds payable and capital 
lease obligations is the largest liability at $212 million. The long-term 
debt has increased by $24.7 million since 1999 

•Fund Balance - the expendable fund balances total $193 million and 
includes unrestricted funds, unexpended plant funds and renewals and 
replacements 

•The largest revenue source is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
appropriation at 34% followed by tuition and fees. 

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Ms. Wanczyk then discussed the financial indicators based on results as of June 10, 
2000. 

•Operating margin - we now have five key financial indicators to help us 
determine exactly how much progress we have made. The University has 
lived within its means during 2000; the combined university operating 
margin rose from a negative 1% for two consecutive years to 1.7% in 1995 
and stabilized at the 5% mark for the following three years and slipped to 
4.6% in 1999 and rose to 5.6% in 2000. 

Some of the other issues discussed were the financial cushion, debt service to 
operations, endowment per student and the current ratio. At the end of the report, Ms. 
Wanczyk stated that on the whole, the financial condition of the combined University is 
stable and improving. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the FY 2000 University Financial Report, as contained in Doc. 
T00-073. 

The next item was Fiscal Year 2000 Treasurer's Investment Report . Mr. Marquis 
presented an overview of investment objectives which included preservation of capital, 
liquidity, high yield, managed risk and marketability. 

He also reported on performance analysis for both the fixed income and equity 
components of the portfolio. Trust Fund Interest earnings for the year and historical 
figures were presented. An asset allocation comparison to prior years was presented with 
discussion supporting this year's investment results. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the FY 2000 Treasurer's Investment Report, as contained in 
Doc. T00-074. 

The next item was Fiscal Year 2001 University Operating Budget . Mr. O'Riordan 
began the report by explaining the purpose of the operating budget: to provide a plan for 
the year, summary on revenues, expenditures, employee and enrollment trends, outline of 
priorities, and the revenue budget and expenditure budget. 

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The impacts on the budget include state support, student charges, enrollments, 
collective bargaining and inflation. Of particular concern are the capital program, the 
PeopleSoft program and the need to maintain financial viability through expenditure 
control, revenue enhancement and investment strategy. 

Mr. O'Riordan presented budget highlights showing budgeted revenues and 
expenditures, enrollments and FTE employees, state appropriation budget trends and 
expenditures 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To approve the FY 2001 Operating Budget for the University of 
Massachusetts, as contained in Doc. TOO-075. 

The next item was Fiscal Year 2002 Student Housing Rent and Food Service 
Charges . Vice President Lenhardt reported that the proposed average rates represent a 
4.5% increase overall last year and are needed to support the dormitory and dining 
service operations. Trustee Avakian requested more student feedback on these issues in 
the future. Trustee Lewenberg asked if the student needs are being addressed. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

In accordance with Section 1A of Chapter 75 of the General Laws, to 
establish and approve the following average student housing rent and food 
service charges: 

FY2002 

Average Student Housing Rent & Food Service Charges 

Amherst Dartmouth Lowell 



Undergraduate (Mass. resident) 


$5,115 


$5,646 


$5,095 


Undergraduate (non-resident) 


$5,115 


$5,646 


$5,095 


Graduate (Mass. resident) 


$5,115 


$5,646 


$5,095 


Graduate (non-resident) 


$5,115 


$5,646 


$5,095 



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The next item was Fiscal Year 2002 State Budget Request Authorization . This is 
a routine item authorizing the President to prepare and submit the FY2002 State 
appropriation request. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To authorize the President to prepare and submit the Fiscal Year 2002 
State Appropriation request. (Doc. T00-077) 

The next item was Declaration of Official Intent Relative to the Current HEFA 
Financing . Vice President Lenhardt reported that the amended language is necessary 
following review by Bond Counsel of the vote taken in July related to the Capital Plan 
which included language regarding reimbursement that was too vague to satisfy the 
governing Treasury Regulations. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

That the University reasonably expects to incur debt to reimburse 
expenditures, including expenditures made within the last 60 days, 
temporarily advanced from internal funds or internal loans for the 
following projects: student center at the Boston campus, the maximum 
principal amount of debt expected to be issued for such project, including 
for reimbursement purposes, being $35,000,000; student center at the 
Lowell campus, the maximum principal amount of debt expected to be 
issued for such project, including for reimbursement purposes, being 
$13,000,000; parking garage, office space, laboratory renovations, 
miscellaneous renovations and repairs and granite facade replacement at 
the Worcester campus, the maximum principal amount of debt expected to 
be issued for such projects, including for reimbursement purposes, being 
$25,000,000. (Doc. T00-078) 

The next item was University Policy on Named Professorships . Vice President 
Lenhardt reported that this is one of the current policies that needs to be updated; the 
President with the aid of the Foundation will establish guidelines specifying the types of 
named professorships to be used by the University with gift threshold guidelines for the 
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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the following University of 
Massachusetts Policy on Named Professorships: 

The creation of named professorships or chairs must be approved by the 
Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the President. Said named 
professorships include endowed as well as honorific professorships or 
chairs. Individuals will be appointed to named professorships or chairs by 
the President with the approval of the Board on the basis of the candidate's 
outstanding academic distinction as a scholar or professional in his or her 
field. 

The President shall establish guidelines specifying the types of named 
professorships to be used by the University of Massachusetts, including 
gift threshold guidelines for the establishment of endowed professorships, 
provided that said guidelines and procedures are in accordance with 
existing personnel polices and procedures. (Doc. T00-080) 

And further, 

That Trustee Policy T93-014 is hereby rescinded. 

The next item was Establishment of Endowed Professorship, UMASS Boston . 

The establishment of the Sherry H. Penney Professorship in Leadership is supported by a 
contribution of $850,000 and will be matched by $650,000 under the Endowed Chair 
Matching Program. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

In accordance with sections lA(e) and 11 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed professorship in Leadership at the 
University of Massachusetts Boston to be known as The Sherry H. Penney 
Professorship in Leadership in the School of Management. (Doc. T00- 
079) 

The next item was Establishment of Endowed Professorship, UMASS Amherst . 

Vice Chancellor Page reported that Eugene Isenberg established the professorship as part 
of the $2 million gift agreement to name the Isenberg School. The gift will support the 
research, teaching and special programs of the Integrative Studies program and other 
activities that will further the development in management, science and engineering. 

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VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

In accordance with sections lA(e) and 11 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed professorship in Integrative Studies at the 
University of Massachusetts Amherst to be known as The Eugene M. 
Isenberg Endowed Professorship in Integrative Studies in the Isenberg 
School of Management. (Doc. TOO-081) 

The next item was Establishment of Endowed Chairs, UMASS Worcester . 

Deputy Chancellor Stanton reported on the three endowed professorships in Biomedical 
Research, Gastrointestinal Cancer and Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. These 
professorships will be made possible by three charitable gifts of $850,000 each. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

In accordance with sections lA(e) and 11 of Chapter 75 of the General 
Laws, to establish an endowed chair in Biomedical Research at the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known as The Barbara 
and Nathan Greenberg Professorship in Biomedical Research. 

And further, to establish an endowed chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer at 
the University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known as The 
Gladys Smith Martin Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer. 

And further, to establish an endowed chair in Behavioral and Preventative 
Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to be known 
as The Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Behavioral and Preventive 
Medicine. (Doc. T00-082) 

The next item was Approval of Lease. UMASS Worcester . Deputy Chancellor 
Stanton reported that this action would permit the University to lease property from the 
Worcester City Campus Corporation for the expansion of the Biologies Laboratory at the 
site of the former Boston State Hospital. A lease is being negotiated between the 
developer and WCCC. 

Trustee Mahoney inquired about the need for a cap on the amount of the lease. The 
Committee concurred and amended the vote to include a $70 million limit on the lease 
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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To authorize the President to lease for thirty years a facility on the site of 
the former Boston State Hospital from the Worcester City Campus 
Corporation for the expansion of the Biologies Laboratory; provided, that 
the terms and conditions of such lease shall be consistent with, and the 
amount of such lease payments shall not exceed an amount (up to $70 
million) determined by the President to be commercially appropriate for, a 
facility equivalent to that which was identified for these purposes in the 
Capital Plan of the University approved by the Board of Trustees on 
August 2, 2000 (Doc. T00-055), as that capital project might be modified 
consistent with Section 1 of the Board's Resolution. (Doc. TOO-088) 

The next item for information was Fiscal Year 2000 Consultant Contracts Report . 

Vice President Lenhardt reported that the President has the authority to sign professional 
service contracts over $150,000 and is required, by policy, to report on such contracts 
annually to this Committee in amounts over $100,000. 

Ms. Opalacz and Mr. Hanley from PricewaterhouseCoopers reported on the 
University's Audit Report for 2000 , including the engagement status and required 
communications. Currently one report is complete, the University's Audited Financial 
Statements. Reports in progress include: Recommendations regarding Accounting and 
Operating Controls and Procedures (the FY2000 Management Letter), the FY2000 A- 133 
Audit Report and the FY 2000 OSFA Audit Report. 

Ms. Hauver from KPMG summarized the results of the FY2000 Audits of the 
Student Health Trust Fund and the Supplemental Health Benefits Trust , noting that 
there were some improvements in both trust funds. She also reported that the 
Supplemental Health Benefits Trust ceased to be a self-insured plan and was now 
purchasing health insurance and plan administration. This limits risk of loss for the trust. 

Mr. Wolcott discussed the results of this audit. He pointed out that there were no 
significant findings from the conversion, attributing this to the extensive planning and 
testing done by the campus before actually converting. He also reported that there was 
extensive audit participation in the process, which assisted in resolving control problems 
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Mr. Wolcott reported that the department was continuing its commitment to the 
PeopleSoft project despite having his Information Technology (IT) auditor recruited by 
Central Human Resources for the project. He stated that the University has authorized 
hiring two additional auditors as well as replacing the IT auditor so active recruiting 
would begin in November. 

He stated that other audit operations were continuing although the existing audit plan 
had not been updated for two years due to the department's workload. 

Following the Report, Trustee Mahoney requested an updated Audit Plan come 
before the Committee at the next scheduled meeting. 

There was a question about the PeopleSoft installation. It was reported that the 
project is on budget but not on time. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the following Audit Reports: 

1. University Health Services (Student Health Trust Funds) Financial 
Statements (Doc. T00-084) 

2. University Health Services (Supplemental Health Benefits Trust Fund) 
Financial Statements (Doc. T00-087) 

3. Audit Report - PeopleSoft Student Administration Conversion, 
UMASS Worcester (Doc. T00-085) 

4. University Auditor's Office Report as of 9/30/00 (Doc. T00-086) 



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AMHERST«BOSTON«DARTMOUTH«LOWELL«WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

Wednesday, February 2, 2000; 9:15 a.m. 

University Club 

Healey Library - Eleventh Floor 

Harbor Campus 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Karam; Vice Chair Giblin; Trustees Agganis, 
Avakian, Bissonnette, Bogan, Carey, Dubilo, Duquette, Flores, Foley, Hoff, Lewenberg, 
MacDonald, Mahoney, Mahoney, Mihos, Rogers and White 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Fey, McCarthy, and Naughton 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
Presidents Botman, and Chmura; Chancellors Scott, Penney, MacCormack, Hogan and 
Lazare; Dr. Seymour, Dean of Graduate Studies, UMASS Amherst, Dr. Quitt, Dean of 
Graduate Studies, UMASS Boston, Dr. Panofsky, Dean of Graduate Studies, UMASS 
Dartmouth, Dr. Hojnacki, Dean of Graduate Studies, UMASS Lowell, Dr. Miller, Dean 
of Graduate Studies, UMASS Worcester; Mr. O'Riordan, Budget Director 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth; Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell; Dr. Cooke, UMASS Worcester 

Chair Karam convened the meeting at 9:20 a.m 

President Bulger first introduced the newest member to the Board, James Mahoney. 
He then commented on the excitement surrounding the Presidential Debates scheduled to 
take place on the Boston campus in the fall. 

Chair Karam introduced the subject for the meeting: University of Massachusetts - 
Graduate Studies Report, Five Campuses: One University - System- Wide Initiatives 
& Collaborations "Serving the Commonwealth and Beyond." 

Vice President Botman thanked the Chair for the opportunity to speak on this subject. 
Graduate Education plays an important role at the University and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. A University builds its reputation by recruiting and retaining an 
accomplished faculty, by conducting cutting edge research recognized by its peers, by 
accepting qualified undergraduates and by competing for strong and talented graduate 
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Vice President Botman noted that the Amherst, Boston and Lowell campuses enroll a 
graduate population that totals close to 25% of overall enrollments. The University trains 
over 13,000 graduate students a year and awards close to 2400 Master's level degrees, 
over 400 medical degrees and close to 400 Ph.D.'s every year. Twenty-three percent of 
these degrees are in the field of education, 16 percent in the health sciences and 11 
percent in engineering. 

Vice President Botman continued her report by noting that the Deans of Graduate 
Education have been focussing on system-wide projects. Each of the Deans has learned 
about the programs that exist on other campuses and have discovered areas of joint 
activity. The Deans will continue to work together to maximize the resources of the 
University and provide the best education for our students. 

Vice President Botman introduces the presenters for this Report: Dr. Hojnacki, Dean 
of Graduate Studies, UMASS Lowell, Dr. Seymour, Dean of Graduate Studies, UMASS 
Amherst, Dr. Miller, Dean of Graduate Studies, UMASS Worcester, Dr. Quitt, Dean of 
Graduate Studies, UMASS Boston, and Dr. Panofsky, Dean of Graduate Studies, 
UMASS Dartmouth. 

Following reports from each of the Deans, Vice President Botman reported that last 
year President Bulger began the President's Dissertation and Thesis Awards in 
recognition of graduate education and the important role our graduate students play in 
creating new knowledge. The awardees included: Steven Rudnick from Boston, William 
Bryan Kirby from Amherst, Aimee Phillippi and Audrey Oster, both from Dartmouth. A 
formal letter of congratulations will be sent from the President. 

Chair Karam thanked the Deans and Vice President Botman for their work and for the 
informative presentations. 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting 
adjourned at 10:46 a.m. 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST-BOSTON-DARTMOUTH-LO WELL-WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

Tuesday, May 9, 2000; 4:00 p.m. 

Conference Dining Room 

Resident Dining Hall 

University of Massachusetts 

Old Westport Road 

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Karam; Vice Chair Fey; Trustees Agganis, 
Avakian, Bissonnette, Carey, Dubilo, Duquette, Flores, Hoff, MacDonald, James 
Mahoney, Rogers and White 

Committee Members Absent : Vice Chair Giblin; Trustees Bogan, Foley, Lewenberg, 
Robert Mahoney, McCarthy, Mihos, and Naughton 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
Presidents Botman, Chmura, Lenhardt and Julian; Chancellors Scott, Penney, 
MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth; Professor Carter, UMASS 
Lowell 

Chair Karam convened the meeting at 4:10 p.m. 

Chancellor MacCormack welcomed everyone to the Dartmouth campus and 
introduced Professor Royal Hartigan from the Music Department and the musical group 
Kakalic which means, "Spreading the Life". These well renowned musicians then played 
a musical number from Ghana entitled Pallogo. 

President Bulger reported on the topic of the meeting: Performance Measurement 
System - 2000 Report on Annual Indicators . The Performance Measurement System 
at UMASS was instituted to determine over time whether our campuses are succeeding or 
struggling in particular areas, and how our University compares with similar universities. 
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There are three parts of the performance measurement system: the annual indicators, 
the periodic reports, and the academic quality assessment and development policy; this 
policy provides a critical framework for managing programs well. Trustees should also 
be aware that the results of this review are presented to the Governor and the Legislature. 
Vice Presidents Botman and Lenhardt, who worked very closely on this important task, 
offered introductory remarks and were followed by the Chancellors each of who provided 
in-depth analysis of three or four performance indicators that are important to their 
campuses. 

Vice President Lenhardt reported that this is the fourth year that we have done a 
presentation on the University's Performance Measurement System. The system of 
measuring how well the University is doing was proposed at a Trustee retreat in May of 
1997. 

The first year the Vice Presidents presented the results. Subsequently, we thought it 
would be more appropriate if the Chancellors presented selected aspects of the report 
from their campus perspective. As the President indicated, the Performance Measurement 
System has three aspects - annual indicators, which is the focus today, periodic reports 
and the academic quality assessment program These annual indicator reports 
complement the other performance measurement activity, and Vice President Botman 
briefly outlined ongoing mid to long-term results for each campus beginning with a series 
of objective targets of comparative information from peer campuses. 

Annual indicators attempt to answer the following questions related to university 
objectives: what is the economics in numbers related to student charges and accessibility? 
What is the academic quality of and success in recruiting students? Are we promoting 
student's success? Are we receiving sufficient research dollars from outside sources? 
How well are we doing financially? And are we raising sufficient dollars from private 
donors? These are the six questions that we are asking on a continuing basis. 

Vice President Botman described the non-annual indicators for assessment of 
university performance and described those parallel and complementary activities that are 
part of the Performance Measurement System. There is no single component that can 
address the complexity of campus life. For that reason it is believed that the indicators, 
the report and the Academic Quality Assessment and Development (AQAD) Policy 
should be used and looked at over time. The annual indicators addressed by the 
Chancellors offered a global view of the campus, and they are significant because they do 
tell us over time how a campus is doing. Also, the University can compare itself to like 
institutions with the information that is gathered. 

Vice President Botman reported on the periodic reports and studies because they offer 
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data-intensive analogies that help us understand particular aspects of institutional 
performance, such as economic impact or student satisfaction. The AQAD policy is part 
of the Performance Measurement System, which is very important. It can be used to 
assess teaching, learning, research, and outreach, and examine faculty productivity, and 
look at the students' curriculum and their learning outcome. 

Vice President Botman reported that there are other components of the campus, 
which are not effectively measured by the Performance Measurement System, such as 
faculty review, and the reallocation of resources. The Performance Measurement System 
does allow us to look at certain aspects of the campus, but not the entire campus in and of 
itself. 

In 1998, the President's Office instituted a mandatory review of campus academic 
units, and the Trustees voted this into policy in March of 1998. The policy has had its 
effect in assessment and improvement of the four academic functions, teaching, learning 
and research, professional and creative activity, and public service. The policy requires 
that every 5-7 years all undergraduate and graduate academic departments will be 
reviewed. Departments initially do a self-study; they then bring an external review team 
in to assess the curriculum, the faculty's work, outreach, and then follow up with 
recommendations or an action plan based on information they've learned or discussions 
they've had. 

Departments have been asked to assess how their work links with the mission of the 
campus and with the strategic priorities of the campus. Faculty members were asked to 
look at the relevance and rigor of the curriculum. Departments and programs were asked 
to ensure faculty quality and productivity. Departments were also asked to begin 
assessing student outcomes to measure what students know and are able to do, and 
departments were asked to make a case for whether they have used resources wisely. It is 
the view of the President's Office, and the Trustees were supportive of this, that there is a 
great deal of merit for faculty to come together and to discuss what they are doing and 
how they are doing in a thoughtful and directive manner. It is believed that curriculum 
will be strengthened, faculty will be engaged, and student learning will be achieved from 
this exercise. 

This academic year, 23 departments are undergoing an AQAD review, and it is 
expected that the results of the review will be presented this fall. It is the hope and the 
expectation of the President's Office that Deans, Provosts, and Chancellors will take 
these reviews very seriously and use the reviews for resource allocation decisions and in 
strategic planning decisions. It is very important that the academic and administrative 
leadership at the campuses carefully use these reviews. 

In addition to the periodic reports, a number of other reports are in process. A survey 
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over 400 activities in outreach to the K-12 sector designed to support education reform, 
to support teacher and students in the K-12 sector, and also connect K-12 to higher 
education. A new K-12 survey which looks to the field for an assessment of the 
University's effectiveness is being designed. 

A survey of alumni from the past 25 years has also been completed. Alumni have 
given valuable information about themselves, but also about their satisfaction with their 
education at UMASS and their perception of the campuses today. All of the 
undergraduate campuses are engaged in a national survey focused on the quality of 
student learning and experience. The survey is called "The National Survey of Student 
Engagement," and this survey has been designed by some of the best leaders in higher 
education. It includes information about classroom activity and student-faculty 
interaction. That work is being done now and results will be presented to the Board of 
Trustees in the fall. 

This is the third year of surveying students, faculty, and staff on each campus about 
the level of satisfaction with key administrative services. Again, valuable information 
about the strengths and weaknesses of services is received and the results help the 
University to manage the campuses and plan the future more effectively. 

Vice President Chmura does annual updates on Commercial Ventures and Intellectual 
Properties. Licensing activity, industry sponsored research, numbers of patterns awarded 
etc., are tracked. The combination of the indicators and the periodic reports in the AQAD 
policy allow us to assess different aspects of the campus. 

Each Chancellor was given an opportunity to present a report on their campus' 
Annual Indicators. 

Chair Karam wrapped up the discussion by noting that the University has come a long 
way in the self-evaluation process and will continue to challenge itself and measure its 
progress. 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting 
adjourned at 6:06 p.m. 

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AMHERST«BOSTON»DARTMOUTH«LOWELL«WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

Wednesday, August 2, 2000; 9:15 a.m. 

Faculty Conference Room 

University of Massachusetts 

Medical School 

55 Lake Avenue North 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Karam; Vice Chairs Fey and Giblin; Trustees 
Avakian, Bogan, Buckley, Dubilo, Flores, Foley, Hoff, Karahalis, Lewenberg, Mahoney, 
Mahoney, Mihos, Bissonnette Moes, Naughton, Richards, Tubbs and White 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Agganis and McCarthy 

University Administration : President Bulger; General Counsel O'Malley; Vice 
Presidents Botman, Chmura, Lenhardt and Julian; Chancellors Scott, Penney, 
MacCormack, Hogan and Lazare; Professor Kostecki, UMASS Amherst 

Faculty Representatives : Professor O'Connor, UMASS Amherst; Professor Disch, 
UMASS Boston; Professor Langley, UMASS Dartmouth 

Chair Karam convened the meeting at 9:20 a.m. 

The first item on the agenda was Update on Kuwait Initiative and the 
International Environmental Congress . Professor Kostecki from the Amherst campus 
provided some background information on the 16 Annual International Conference on 
Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water. It will take place in October on the Amherst 
campus with 109 presenters. Professor Kostecki has been working with Dr. Edward 
Calabrese from the Amherst campus, Dr. Jack Archer from the Boston campus, Dr. Brian 
Rothschild from the Dartmouth campus and Hilary Inyang from the Lowell campus to 
provide an exciting opportunity for campuses to interact on a technical level. 

The conference will provide graduate students with employment opportunities and 
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Professor Kostecki reported on the First International Congress on Petroleum 
Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water organized by the Kuwait Foundation for the 
Advancement of Science at the Imperial College, London, England in August of 2001. 
Some of the Congress' goals include the fostering of multidisciplinary discussions and 
debate among the international scientific communities and focusing world attention on 
the environmental issues resulting from the Gulf War. 

The Congress would also help to continue the relationship between the University and 
the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement Science, Kuwait Institute for Scientific 
Research and Kuwait University. 

Chair Karam thanked Professor Kostecki and announced that Professor Kostecki 
would be available for questions during the break. 

The next item on the agenda was Professional and Distance Education . Chair 
Karam reported that the purpose of the discussion is to consider whether the University 
should deepen its involvement in distance and corporate education. The University is 
well situated to become the premier distance education provider in Massachusetts 
because of the talents and experience of our faculty. 

President Bulger thanked Chair Karam and the members of the Board for encouraging 
the Administration to move in the direction of professional and distance education. He 
also thanked Trustee White for his attention and commitment to this project. 

President Bulger reported on the support from the Chancellors and Provosts that the 
University should be a leader in distance education both technologically and 
academically. The University's mission is to serve students by offering high quality 
courses and degrees. At the same time, the University hopes to generate significant non- 
state revenues to be returned to the campuses to support the academic mission. 

President Bulger stressed the need for faculty involvement in the distance learning 
education initiative; faculty and academic leaders are essential to the development of 
quality programs. He noted that no money in the operating budget will be used for this 
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President Bulger then announced that David Gray, an official of the Pennsylvania 
System of Higher Education, will join the Administration as the Chief Information 
Officer and Vice President of Information Services. He stressed the need to move 
forward in a timely manner and will seek broad input in an effort to make this plan work. 

Chair Karam reported that the University is at a crossroads, about to embark on a 
project that is exciting and critical to the University of Massachusetts and stressed his 
confidence that the University can be successful in this initiative and commended the 
President and his staff for their dedication to this matter. 

Trustee White reported on the Chancellors' commitment to the effort and recognized 
the leadership shown by the President's Office. The University is well-positioned to 
enter into the distance education market using an integrated approach. 

On behalf of the Trustees, Trustee White offered whatever support is necessary to 
make the initiative a success. 

Vice President Chmura provided an overview of the work that has gone on over the 
past year. A thorough analysis was undertaken with the help of PricewaterhouseCoopers 
and several key findings were presented: there is a market for distance learning and 
UMASS can be an active player in this market; there is an opportunity to earn substantial 
resources for the University and generate net revenues that will then be allocated back to 
the campuses. 

Vice President Chmura continued by noting the need for organization; the University 
will need to make some major policy changes and some significant investment in capital 
to generate the returns. The University is going to have to effectively utilize the talent 
and expertise we have in the faculty to be successful in this competitive market and we 
are going to have to produce quality programs. 

Vice President Botman reported on the academic benefits of distance learning, which 
is expected to expand access to the University of Massachusetts as well as make UMASS 
a leader of a new breed of state land grant universities. The University will need to 
initiate a search for a Chief Executive Officer and the President will need to form a 
transition advisory committee made up of Trustees, administration and faculty that will 
advise the President on key issues as we move forward. 



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Vice President Botman noted that many of our faculty are currently involved in 
distance and professional education. The new initiative will bring together the disparate 
parts into an integrated organization and make student access to the offerings easier and 
more readily available. There is also a need to engage in conversation across the 
campuses about applying instructional technology to existing courses and classrooms at 
the University. 

Vice President Botman discussed the next steps, which includes a request to the 
Board for authorization to proceed with the planning. The minimum investment will be 
$10 million and to reiterate the President's statement, state appropriation will not be used 
to finance this initiative, the University is prepared to invest a proportion of the cash 
reserve. 

Trustee White commended the many people involved with this project and noted that 
the University is well positioned to take advantage of this market. 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting 
adjourned at 10:30 a.m. 

Barbara F. DeVico 
Secretary to the Board of Trustees 




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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST«BOSTON«DARTMOUTH«LOWELL«WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ATHLETICS 

Wednesday, November 8, 2000; 11:00 a.m. 

Massachusetts Room 

MuIIins Center 

University of Massachusetts 

Amherst, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Mihos; Trustees Agganis, Bogan, Foley, 
Lewenberg and Naughton 

Other Trustees : Trustee Flores 

University Administration : President Bulger; Executive Vice President Julian; 
Mr. Marcum, Athletic Director, UMASS Amherst; Mr. Goodhue, Assistant to the 
President, Alumni Affairs 

Chair Mihos convened the meeting at 1 1:00 a.m. 

This Committee has been re-established so that Trustees may be involved with 
athletic plans and overall athletic development; this will include policies 
involving athletic departments, activities and services. 

Today's meeting focussed entirely on the issues of Division 1A Football at the 
Amherst campus. The Committee members and Mr. Marcum discussed in great 
detail the pro's and con's of entering the Division 1A Conference. Committee 
members had many questions and concerns: a new football facility would be 
needed, the costs to the campus, the willingness of people willing to travel to 
Amherst for football games, alumni involvement, etc. 

Following a lengthy discussion about these issues, Mr. Marcum suggested that 
the Committee wait until the Report from the Consultants about the Football 
Stadium was completed, before making any decisions. The report is due in 
January, 2001. 

Trustee Bogan reminded the Committee that this issue has been discussed 
many, many times and it is time for the Amherst campus, the University 
Administration and the Trustees to come to a decision. 

Chair Mihos asked the Committee to convene on February 7 th , the date of the 
next Board meeting to discuss and possibly act on this issue. 



Committee on Athletics 
November 8, 2000 



There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting 
was adjourned at 12:30 p.m. 

farbara F. DeVico 
Secretary to the Board of Trustees 





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AMHERST-BOSTON-DARTMOUTH'LO WELL-WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
TRUSTEE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, May 17, 2000; 8:00 a.m. 
Hilton at Dedham Place 

25 Allied Drive 
Dedham, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Mihos; Trustees Fey, Flores, Karam and Giblin 

Committee Members Absent : Trustee Bissonnette 

Chair Mihos convened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. 

The Committee members discussed how to proceed with contacting other Trustees for 
input before a final recommendation is forwarded to the Board regarding the 2000-2001 
Slate of Board Officers. 

Members of the Committee would contact members of the Board and solicit 
suggestions for next year's slate of officers. 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting was 
adjourned at 9:30 a.m 




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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST-BOSTON'DARTMOUTH'LOWELL.WORCESTER 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
TRUSTEE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, July 19, 2000; 9:00 a.m. 
Hilton at Dedham Place 

25 Allied Drive 
Dedham, Massachusetts 

Committee Members Present : Chair Mihos; Trustees Bissonnette, Fey, Flores, Karam 
and Giblin 

Chair Mihos convened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. 

The members reported on their discussion with individual Trustees concerning Board 
Officers. Following their discussion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following action: 

To confirm and approve the Officers and Committee Chairs of the Board 
of Trustees set forth in Doc. T00-063, all to serve until the next annual 
meeting of the Board. 

Chair Grace K. Fey 

Vice Chair William E. Giblin 

Chair, Academic Affairs, Diane E. Moes 

Student Affairs and Athletics 

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Karl E. White 

Student Affairs and Athletics 

Chair, Administration, Finance Edward A. Dubilo 

and Audit 

Vice Chair, Administration, Finance John M. Naughton 

and Audit 

Chair, Development Committee Charles J. Hoff 

Vice Chair, Development Committee Robert M. Mahoney 

Chair, Trustee Governance Committee Christy P. Mihos 

Secretary Barbara F. DeVico 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting was 
adjourned at 9:30 a.m 

Christy P. Mihos 
Chair