February 2018 Meeting Minutes

STATE BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING
BOARD OF REGENTS BUILDING, COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE
CONFERENCE CALL
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
MINUTES

Regents Present
Daniel W. Campbell, Chair
Harris H. Simmons, Vice-Chair
Jesselie B. Anderson
Teresa Theurer
Mark R. Stoddard
Robert S. Marquardt

Office of the Commissioner
David L. Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education*
Goeff Landward, Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Legal Affairs*
Melanie Heath, Director of Communications*
Loreen Olney, Executive Secretary to the Board of Regents*

Logan Herald Journal
Kevin Opsahl

* Those that appeared in person.

Chair Campbell called the Executive Committee to order at 2:00 p.m. Roll was called and a quorum established.

Revision of Policy R208, Resource and Review Teams (TAB A)
The proposed policy changes clarifies the team’s responsibilities for counseling and supporting presidents and for conducting annual performance evaluations. The revisions expand and refine the performance evaluation criteria to include the president’s vision for the institution, and whether the president has established strategic goals with strategies for accomplishing the strategic goals. The team will assess whether the president’s vision and goals align with the Board’s vision and strategic goals.

Revision of Policy R209, Evaluation of Presidents (TAB B)
The changes will improve the comprehensive review’s effectiveness and usefulness in ensuring presidents are supported and successful early on, and with that, will see continued success throughout the rest of their tenure.

Commissioner Buhler explained history of the policies and noted these policies were brought to the Board at the January 2018 meeting but action was held for more discussion with Presidents. Commissioner Buhler discussed in detail changes with Presidents at their last Council of Presidents meeting; the Presidents support the changes.

It was moved by Regent Stoddard to approve as outlined in TAB A and TAB B; the motion was seconded by Regent Theurer and the motion carried, The polices will brought to the full Board for ratification at the March 2018 meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.