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

May 16, 1997

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT

ACTION ITEMS

Southern Oregon University Mission Statement
SOU requests Board approval of their revised mission statement and vision.

Academic Affairs

B.S. in Health Sciences, OIT
The proposed program would provide students with additional options, including preparation for entry to medical school and health-related professional and graduate programs, and broader employment opportunities.

Ph.D. in Radiation Health Physics, OSU
The proposed program, which focuses on the protection of humans and their environment from the harmful effects of radiation, would be the only program of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Regional need for individuals with this degree is high, with employment options in both public and private sectors.

CONSENT ITEMS

Resolution Regarding Classified Information for U.S. Department of Defense, OSU
This routine item, which is identical to previous resolutions except for date and name changes, is for compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense Industrial Security Manual requirements.

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.

REPORT ITEMS

Academic Affairs

Status Report on OSSHE's Response to Changes in the Education Professions
This status report summarizes the major changes affecting the education profession and OSSHE's programs, particulary 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 four percent are not working but are seeking employment. Other findings such as major areas of employment are included in this report.

Finance & Administration

Third Quarter Report on Investments
This report, prepared by R. V. Kuhns and Associates, highlights activity during the third quarter of the Pooled Endowment Fund for OSSHE (1/97-3/97).

Corporate & Public Affairs

Legislative Update

COMMITTEES

ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT