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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

FIFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 27, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. on Tuesday,
January 27, 2009, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice-Chair
Atkins, Joe
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Mahoney, Tim
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Anderson, S.
Carlson, Lyndon
Solberg, Loren

A quorum was present.

Representative Atkins moved that the minutes of January 22, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Rukavina welcomed the students from the University of Minnesota and invited them to begin their presentation.

Chair Rukavina also asked Kathy Novak, House Research Department and Doug Berg, Fiscal Analyst, to talk about the Governor’s budget proposal and proposed cuts.

Chair Rukavina again welcomed the students, asked them to introduce themselves for the record, and begin testimony.

Martin Chorzempa, student, University of Minnesota, introduced himself and testified regarding his student experience at the University of Minnesota and the impact of budget cuts on students.

Questions and discussion followed.

Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
January 22, 2009
Page Two



Kristi Kremers, graduate student, University of Minnesota, introduced herself and provided testimony on her student experience at the University of Minnesota and the impact of proposed budget cuts on graduate students, PhD candidates, and research opportunities.

Questions and discussion followed.

Alex Tenenbaum, student, University of Minnesota, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding his student experience at the University of Minnesota and the impact of proposed budget cuts on independent students, their college expenses and debt.

Questions and discussion followed.

Lauren Ericson, student, University of Minnesota, introduced herself and provided testimony regarding her student experience at the University of Minnesota and the impact of proposed budget cuts on students from out of state.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina welcomed the faculty group from the University of Minnesota and invited them to come to the table, introduce themselves and begin their presentations.

Emily Hoover, faculty member, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, introduced herself and provided testimony on her experiences as a faculty member in the horticulture department.

Questions and discussion followed.

Nancy Carpenter, faculty member, University of Minnesota Morris, introduced herself and provided testimony on her experiences as a faculty member in the chemistry department.

Questions and discussion followed.

Caroline Hayes, faculty member, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, introduced herself and provided testimony on her experiences as a faculty member in the mechanical engineering department.

Questions and discussion followed.

Martin Sampson, faculty member, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, introduced himself and provided testimony on his experiences as a faculty member in the college of liberal arts.

Questions and discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 P.M.







Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair






Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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02:50 - Gavel.
04:30 - Testimony by University of Minnesota students.
47:38 - Testimony by University of Minnesota faculty.
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University of Minnesota student and faculty testimony