Legislative Higher Education Committee at Minot State on September 9 and 10, 2008

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NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Tentative Agenda
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9-10, 2008
Missouri Room, Student Union, Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
9:00 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
Consideration of the minutes of the August 20, 2008, meeting
9:05 a.m. Welcome and comments by Dr. David Fuller, President, Minot State University
STUDY OF THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO CHILDREN
AND ADULTS WHO ARE DEAF OR HEARING-IMPAIRED
9:15 a.m. Presentation by a representative of the Department of Public Instruction regarding
recommendations provided in a report of deaf and hearing-impaired educational options
prepared by the National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities at the University of
Northern Colorado
10:00 a.m. Comments by representatives of the School for the Deaf regarding the National Center
on Severe and Sensory Disabilities report and recommendations
10:10 a.m. Presentation by a representative of Minot State University’s North Dakota Center for
Persons with Disabilities regarding its services provided to hearing-impaired persons,
the number of persons served, and future plans for providing services
10:30 a.m. Presentation by the Legislative Council staff regarding governing structures, per student
costs, and local school district aid for the education of hearing-impaired persons in other
states
10:50 a.m. Presentation by a representative of Souris Valley Special Services regarding services
provided to deaf or hearing-impaired students in local school districts and the number of
deaf or hearing-impaired students served
11:10 a.m. Presentation by the Legislative Council staff regarding information on the transition of
North Dakota Vision Services – School for the Blind from a residential program to a
day/outreach program
11:20 a.m. Presentation by the Department of Public Instruction regarding the feasibility of
combining the administration of the School for the Deaf with local school districts,
regional education associations, or North Dakota Vision Services – School for the Blind
11:35 a.m. Presentation by representatives of the School for the Deaf regarding:
• Unduplicated number of persons served by programs of the School for the Deaf
• Information on college completion of School for the Deaf graduates
• Options for providing additional revenue-generating programs, including the
estimated cost of implementing these programs
• The vision for the future of the school, including a prioritization of proposals
11:50 a.m. Comments by other interested persons regarding the study
11:55 a.m. Committee discussion
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12:00 noon Luncheon recess
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
1:00 p.m. Presentation by the Legislative Council staff regarding a history of Higher Education
Roundtable recommendations, requirements of a higher education accountability report,
and previous interim Higher Education Committee-recommended bills
1:20 p.m. Presentation by the Legislative Council staff regarding the estimated cost of
implementing an incentive program for the completion of college programs
1:30 p.m. Comments by a representative of the North Dakota Student Association regarding
committee actions
1:40 p.m. Comments by a representative of the University of North Dakota TRIO Programs
regarding committee actions
1:50 p.m. Presentation by a representative of the University of North Dakota College of Nursing
regarding workforce needs of nursing in the state
2:05 p.m. Presentation by a representative of the Department of Commerce regarding the
strategic plans of the Workforce Development Council and the relationship with higher
education and an update on Workforce Committee actions
2:35 p.m. Continuation of discussion facilitated by Mr. Dennis Jones, National Center for Higher
Education Management Systems, regarding higher education finance policy
4:30 p.m. Committee discussion
5:00 p.m. Recess
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
8:30 a.m. Discussion facilitated by Mr. Jones regarding the development of committee
recommendations
11:30 a.m. Review of the Higher Education Roundtable and the mechanism for continuing the
roundtable process
12:00 noon Luncheon recess
1:00 p.m. Committee discussion and staff directives
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
Committee Members
Representatives Ken Svedjan (Chairman), Lois Delmore, Kathy Hawken, RaeAnn G. Kelsch,
Matthew M. Klein, Bob Martinson, Jasper Schneider, Bob Skarphol, John D. Wall, Clark Williams
Senators Ray Holmberg, Karen K. Krebsbach, Elroy N. Lindaas, Dave Nething, Dave Oehlke, Tracy
Potter, Larry J. Robinson
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