Gordon Haaland called the meeting to order at 4:15 pm.
The Board of Directors
approved the Treasurers Report for April-June 1999.
Frank M. Hetrick
and Paula C. McDaniel, certified public accountants with Hetrick &
Associates, joined the board of directors to discuss the FY99 audit.
They indicated that CHEA is financially healthy. Financial controls
are operating effectively. The auditors offered several modest suggestions
to strengthen these controls.
The board of directors accepted the FY99 audit as presented.
Election Procedures: Revision of CHEA Bylaws
The board of directors
approved changes to Article V, Section 2 (Number, Election, and Term);
Article VI, Section 3 (Nominating Committee) and Article VI, Section
4 (Tenure) of the CHEA bylaws effective October 1, 1999.
These changes to the CHEA bylaws alter the process by which individuals
are elected to the board of directors. The current Nominating Committee
composed of nine members (board members and individuals nominated by
presidential associations, accrediting bodies, and other similar bodies)
is replaced with a Committee on Directors composed of five members of
the CHEA board of directors. The current practice of the Nominating
Committee identifying proposed board members is replaced by a process
of CHEA organizations and institutions recommending nominations for
proposed members directly to the Committee on Directors. The Committee
on Directors will then recommend new board appointments to the board
The intent of this revision is to broaden participation in the board
nominating process through soliciting nominations for the board directly
from all CHEA dues-paying organizations and institutions. The board
directed staff to ensure that CHEA organizations and institutions are
fully informed about the nomination process and urge vigorous participation
in the process.
Organizational Goals and Budget
During the May
1999 board meeting, the board of directors approved the preliminary
FY00 budget and organizational goals. President Judith Eaton presented
a revised FY00 budget for board consideration. The organizational goals
presented during the May meeting have not changed: to sustain CHEA as
a national voice for quality assurance, to sustain strong and effective
governmental relations presence, to provide quality service to the CHEA
community of organizations and institutions, to produce policy analysis
and research, and to pursue revenue development and enhancement.
The board of directors approved the FY00 organizational goals and revised
budget as presented.
reported that the U. S. Department of Education is undertaking a comprehensive
review of all regulations. The Department held several meetings throughout
the country seeking public comments on the regulations.
of Regional Accrediting Commissions (CRAC)
reported that the regional accreditors are continuing to devote significant
time to the important issue of how regional accreditation can address
Monk, chair of the CHEA Specialized Advisory Panel and executive director
of the Association of American Law Schools, reported that the panel
met in December 1998 with representatives of the National Association
of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges' Council on Academic Affairs
and held a joint subcommittee conference call in March 1999. The panel
also held a joint meeting with the directors of the regional accrediting
commissions in March 1999. Since that time, CHEA has developed a draft
statement of good practices and shared responsibility to strengthen
the relationship between institutions and specialized accreditors, has
hosted the third Enhancing Usefulness Conference, and has shared the
description of CHEAs mediation process with CHEA institutional
members and organizations. The next meeting of the Panel will be in
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:45