STATE OF MINNESOTA 15th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND FINANCE
Representative Nornes, Chair of the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on March 3rd, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
NORNES, Bud, Chair
DETTMER, Bob, Vice Chair
One member was excused.
A quorum was present.
Representative Vogel moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 1, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF717 (Abeler) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system credit transfer required.
Representative Nornes moved that HF717 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.
The committee heard testimony on HF717.
Representative Jim Abeler
Representative Nornes moved that HF717 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. The Motion Prevailed.
The committee heard testimony on a MnSCU Report to the Legislature titled "Improving Transfer for Credit."
Mike Lopez, MnSCU Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Andrew Spaeth, State Chair of Minnesota State University Student Association
Travis Johnson, President of Minnesota State College Student Association
The committee heard testimony on the Mayo Medical School.
Dr. David Agerter, CEO of Austin Medical Center, Mayo Health System
Dr. Matthew Bernard, Department Chair of Family Medicine
HF378 (Scott) Graduate education study required in for-profit sector
Representative Dettmer moved that HF378 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.
The committee heard testimony on HF378.
Representative Peggy Scott
Dr. Mary Swenson, former Capella University student
Mark Misukanis, Office of Higher Education
Representative Nornes moved that HF378 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. The Motion Prevailed.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:32 PM.
REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant