Dec. 15, 2017 - Board Documents




Agenda Item 1

Subject: Call to Order; Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call



Agenda Item 2

Subject: Adoption of December 15, 2017 Agenda



Agenda Item 3

Subject: Approval of October 5-6, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Approval of October 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes



Agenda Item 4

Subject: Declaration of Conflicts (SDCL 3-23)

Background: Standing agenda item to review potential conflicts of interest.



Agenda Item 5

Subject: Report of the Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Technical Education

Background: Report provided by Nick Wendell.



Agenda Item 6

Subject: Public Hearing – Rules Transfer
(Board of Technical Education Rules: transfer §§ 24:10:42 to 24:10:43, inclusive, 24:10:45 to 24:10:46, inclusive, 24:10:49 to a new location: §§ 24:59, and amendments to §§ 24:10:48, 46:30:06:09 and 50:06:01:01)

Background: The public hearing will be led by Dana Dykhouse, Chair, and Holly Farris, Department of Education Legal Counsel.



Agenda Item 7

Subject: Accreditation & Certification Report

Background: The report will be introduced by Nick Wendell, with the institution presidents on-hand to provide context and answer questions.



Agenda Item 8

Subject: Retention Report

Background: The report will be provided by Marla Smith, Mitchell Technical Institute, with the institution presidents on-hand to provide context and answer questions.



Agenda Item 9

Subject: 2018 Legislative Session Preview

Background: A preview of the upcoming legislative session and Board-sponsored bills will be provided by Will Mortenson, Mortenson Law.



Agenda Item 10

Subject: Western Dakota Tech Accreditation Update

Background: WDT President Ann Bolman will give an update on the recent accreditation site visit and answer questions.



Agenda Item 11

Subject: Campus Build Plans, Lake Area Technical Institute and Mitchell Technical Institute

Background: Michael Cartney, President, Lake Area Technical Institute, and Mark Wilson, President, Mitchell Technical Institute, will provide brief updates to their campus build plans.



Agenda Item 12

Subject: New Program Proposal – Veterinary Assistant (diploma) & Veterinary Technician (AAS), Southeast Technical Institute

Background: The program proposal will be presented by Robert Griggs, President, Southeast Technical Institute. Action on the proposal may be taken by the board.



Agenda Item 13

Subject: Program Expansion Proposal – Aviation (AAS), Lake Area Technical Institute

Background: The program expansion proposal will be presented by Michael Cartney, President, Lake Area Technical Institute. Action on the proposal may be taken by the board.



Agenda Item 14

Subject: Program Updates, Southeast Technical Institute Background:Program updates and name change requests will be presented by Robert Griggs, President, Southeast Technical Institute. The HRMC partnership is for information only, but the board may take action on the name change requests.



Agenda Item 15

Subject: Defining “major renovations” and the approval process.

Background: The board will discuss appropriate thresholds for requiring approval before completing renovations to facilities.



Agenda Item 16

Subject: Executive Session to Discuss Personnel Issues

Background: 1-25-2: “Executive or closed meetings may be held for the sole purposes of: (1) Discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee.”



Agenda Item 17

Subject: Discussion on Board Priorities

Background: An opportunity to continue the ongoing conversation around the board’s priorities and strategic direction.



Agenda Item 18

Subject: Adjournment