AGENDA FOR THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

April 18, 1997

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT

ACTION ITEMS

Finance & Administration

Naming of Law & Legal Center, UO
OAR 580-050-0025 allows exceptions regarding naming buildings after a living person if "the donor contributes a substantial share of construction or if other unusually meritorious reasons exist." UO wishes to name the building currently housing the Law and Legal Center after living persons. Upon approval and completion of renovation, the building would be named "Grayson Hall."

Authorization to Allocate Elsie Silver Estate to the Theatre Arts Department & Undesignated Gifts, UO
UO requests authorization to transfer $83,000 of funds recently received from the Elsie Silver Estate to the Theatre Arts Department for immediate expenditure.

Internal Management Directive on Endowed Chairs
The proposed Internal Management Directive (IMD) is designed to balance the interests of donors of gifts for endowed chairs with the interest of the Board in maintaining appropriate oversight of employment matters.

Academic Affairs

B.S. in Computer Science & Mathematics (Joint Major), WOU
The proposed joint major in computer science and mathematics is in response to both student and industry need.

B.S. in American Sign Language Studies - Teacher Education, WOU
The recognition of American Sign Language (ASL) as a language and increased student interest in the field have combined to create a need for highly trained teachers. This ASL degree would address these needs.

Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute, PSU
PSU seeks authorization to formalize the Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute, which has already done significant work in the field. Positive Board action would assist the Institute in securing greater outside funding for this important endeavor.

CONSENT ITEMS

Engineering & Technology Industry Council
In March 1997, the Board's Executive Committee voted to add a sentence to the December 1996 Board meeting minutes that clarifies the role and reporting responsibility of the Engineering and Technology Industry Council.

Academic Affairs

Master of Music in Performance or Conducting, PSU
PSU requests authorization to award the M.M., which would emphasize student development at a professional level. Currently, students interested in graduate work pursue either the MAT or MST.

REPORT ITEMS

Finance & Administration

Emerging Small Business/Minority & Women Business Enterprise Contracts
Board OARs require an annual review of the prior calendar year's participation by emerging small business enterprises and minority or women business enterprises contractors and subcontractors in capital improvement projects. This reports summarizes that review and analyzes shifts in the participation rates of these groups.

Academic Affairs

Preliminary Proposals for New Academic Programs
The following preproposals for programs are presented for Board discussion and guidance:

Status Report on OSSHE's Response to Changes in the Education Professions
This status report summarizes the major charges affecting the education profession and OSSHE's programs, particularly since the passage of the Educational Act for the 21st Century.

One Year Later: The Status of 1994-95 OSSHE Bachelor's Graduates
This report covers the activities of 1994-95 baccalaureate graduates from the seven OSSHE institutions one year after graduation. More than 80 percent are employed, approximately one in five is continuing their education, and about 4 percent are not working but are seeking employment. Other findings such as major areas of employment are included in this report.

Corporate & Public Affairs

Legislative Update

ROUTINE ITEM

Finance & Administration

Summary of Facilities Contracting Activities
This is a routine update of contracting activities for Board information.

COMMITTEES

SOLUTION TEAM REPORTS

Solution Team on Graduate Education & Research
The executive summary of the Solution Team on Graduate Education and Research describes findings that support the conclusion that incremental improvements, at the margin, are not sufficient to prepare higher education to meet the economic and social needs of Oregon for the 21st century. The Solution Team makes a number of recommendations for Board consideration.

Solution Team on Graduate Education & Research in Portland
The executive summary recommends a number of areas that need to be considered when addressing graduate education in the Portland metropolitan area. The recommendation includes a list of criteria for evaluating proposals for enhancing existing graduate programs or for introducing new ones.

ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT