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Board Meeting Agenda Items

Subject to Amendment

January Board Meeting

I. Strategic Plan Progress Report

II. Academic Affairs Committee

  • Resolution – Graduate and Undergraduate programs/majors, as needed
  • Provide Board members the parents’ newsletter on website at cofc.edu/parents.
    • (1) Freshmen (2) Sophomore and Juniors (3) Seniors

III. Audit and Governance Committee

  • Audit and Governance Committee Report of the previous year’s audit results

IV. Budget and Finance Committee

  • Resolutions
    • Budget Adjustments
    • Approve Housing and Food Service Fees

V. Development Committee

  • Foundation End-of-Year Annual Report

VI. General Counsel Report

VII. Provide update regarding Board Member Elections
(Legislative screening in February, solicit support in March, Legislature vote in April/May)

VIII. Capital Projects, including the acquisition and leasing of real property

IX. Approve Honorary Degrees for May Commencements

X. New Board Committee Assignments in place (bi-annually)

April Board Meeting

I. Strategic Plan Progress Report

II. Academic Affairs Committee

  • Resolutions:
    • Graduate and Undergraduate programs/majors, as needed
    • Approve Awarding of Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees during May Commencement
  • Announce Distinguished Faculty Awards
  • Announce tenure and/or promotion and sabbaticals

III. Budget and Finance Committee

  • Resolutions
    • Budget Adjustments

IV. Update regarding Board Legislative elections to be held in May

V. FOIA Refresher - Present new FOIA policy

VI. Revisions to Nondiscrimination Policies

VII. Alumni Relations Bi-annual State of Alumni Farewell Address by outgoing President of Alumni Association

VIII. General Counsel Report

  • Diversity Update 

June Board Meeting (in Columbia)

I. Strategic Plan Progress Report

II. Budget and Finance Committee

  • Resolution – Approve budget, fees and tuition

III. Introduce new Board members (even years) (New Board Member Orientation in May)

August Board Meeting

I. Strategic Plan Progress Report

II. Academic Affairs Committee

  • Resolution – Graduate and Undergraduate programs/majors, as needed
  • Provide Board members the parents’ newsletter (on website at cofc.edu/parents.
    • (1) Freshmen (2) Sophomore and Juniors (3) Seniors

III. Student Affairs Committee

  • Annual presentation of Student Affairs Division’s policies, including Emergency Preparedness.

IV. Review and amend Board Outreach Programs

V. Annual Review of major college policies, i.e., Privacy Policy, Identity and Theft Protection and Red Flag Policy, Background Policy, etc.

VI. Present next year’s Board Meeting Dates

VII. Provide new Cougar Cards, if needed

VIII. BOT license plates info distributed to Board Members in September

IX. Approve Honorary Degrees for December Commencement

X. General Counsel Report

  • Diversity Update

October Board Meeting

I. Board Officer Elections – New Chair requests Board Committee assignment preferences

II. Strategic Plan Progress Report

III. Academic Affairs Committee

  • Resolutions
    • Graduate and Undergraduate programs/majors, as needed
    • Approve Awarding of Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees during December Commencement
  • New Academic Year Enrollment Report

III. Athletics Committee

  • NCAA Academic Success Rate Report:

IV. Governmental Affairs and External Relations Committee

  • Future Legislative State and Federal Initiatives Presentation

V. President’s Annual Evaluation and Performance Review and Discussion

VI. General Counsel Report

  • Diversity Update