Board of Trustees > Meeting Archives > March 28, 2005 Minutes

The Florida State University Board of Trustees Meeting
Conference Call
201 Westcott
March 28, 2005
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
850-645-9020 (local) 800-210-4771 (toll free)

SUMMARY MEETING MINUTES


Members Present:Dr. Valliere Auzenne, Mr. Jarrett Eady, Mr. David Ford, Dr. Jessie Furlow, Mr. Manny Garcia, Mr. Andy Haggard, Mr. Harold Knowles, Dr. Stanley Marshall, Mr. Jim Smith, Mr. Derrick Brooks, Mrs. June Duda, and Dr. Ann McGee.

Members Absent: Mr. John Thrasher.

1. Call to Order and Welcome

Chairman Jim Smith called the meeting to order and welcomed new Board member Richard McFarlain. Trustee McGee made a motion to suspend the Board of Trustees Operating Procedures section 203D to take up the items listed on the Agenda and any supplemental material that will passed out on March 28th. Trustee Auzenne seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

2. Legislative Update

Ms. Kathleen Daly provided a Legislative update.

3. Governor's Class Size Amendment

Dr. T.K. Wetherell explained the importance of approving a motion to support the Governor's Class Size Amendment. Trustee McGee made a motion to support the amendment. Trustee Haggard seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

4. Consent Items

Trustee Haggard made a motion to approve the consent items. Trustee Duda seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. The following items were approved in this motion:

1. Honor Code Revision
2. Approval of the Academic Calendar for 2005-2006
3. Report on Tenure
4. B.A. in French and Francophone Studies
5. Repeal of Rules for Depts. Of Philosophy, History, Psychology & Geography
6. Authorization to Amend Rule 6C2-5.0021 to Include Current Catalogs, Handbooks and Bulletins

5. Action Items:

Request for Board of Trustee Consideration of Rental Rates for Student Housing, 2005-2006

Dr. Mary Coburn, Vice President for Student Affairs explained the annual request to address rental rates for student housing on campus. She said the proposal is to provide a minimum increase of 2.78% up to 5.59% for some of the newer housing complexes. Trustee Duda made a motion to approve the 2005-2006 rental rates for student housing. Trustee Garcia seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Student Health Insurance

Dr. Mary Coburn explained the student health insurance proposal. She said that this issue was studied and discussed with student groups for quite some time. The Students, after becoming educated on this project, realize that the best way to ensure the health of our students so that they can be successful academically was to phase in a mandatory health insurance policy and so that was recommended for effective Fall 2006. So the recommendation is that for Fall 2006 all the incoming students-undergraduates and graduates-will be required to demonstrate coverage by health insurance. It will have the option under this proposal to purchase the health insurance that the University would be able to negotiate with the company or provide proof of comparable health insurance

Trustee Eady asked what happens if a student cannot afford the health insurance policy? He said it would be easier to understand the proposal of the specific details were available. After some further discussion, President Wetherell proposed further study prior to bringing back the issue at the next Board meeting.

Authorization to Sell Revenue Bonds/Demolition and Rebuilding of DeGraff Hall

Dr. Coburn explained that the original request for $35 million for the rebuilding of De Graff Hall is being revised to request the level of $37 million. Trustee Haggard made a motion to authorize to sell $37 million in revenue bonds for DeGraff Hall. Trustee Garcia seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Student Fee Assessment/Activity and Service Fee-Panama City Campus

Dr. Coburn indicated that the Panama City campus requested a continuation of the activities and services fee on the Panama City Campus. Trustee Haggard made a motion to continue the student fee assessment/activity and service fee at the Panama City campus. Trustee Duda seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Approval of Use of Facilities and Equipment Fee for the Department of Oceanography

Mr. John Carnaghi explained the need for a scuba diving fee increase. Trustee Haggard made a motion to increase the use of facilities fee for the Department of Oceanography. Trustee Auzenne seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

6. President's Report

President T.K. Wetherell provided a brief report.

7. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:48 AM.


The Florida State University Board of Trustees approved the minutes on May 26, 2005.