AGENDA FOR THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Oregon Progress Board presentation -- Jeff Tryens, executive director
Performance Measures and Indicators: 1998 Baseline Performance Reports for Institutions, Oregon University System
The performance measures and indicators initiative is a statewide effort to refine priorities, strengthen quality, and improve OUS productivity. This month, the Board is presented with an overview of the campus reports that focuses on an aggregate view of how well each campus is doing compared to its own past performance, allowing for differences in institutions -- missions, programs, and customers. The overview is organized by the four Board goals: quality, access, employability, and cost-effectiveness.
B.A./B.S., Computer Science/Multimedia
EOU requests authorization to offer a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science/Multimedia Studies, effective fall 1998. This degree has been developed in close collaboration with Blue Mountain Community College and Treasure Valley Community College and is supported by legislative funding that promotes greater student access to higher education.
B.A./B.S. in Women's Studies,
UO requests authorization to implement a baccalaureate degree in Women's Studies, effective fall 1998. The proposed interdisciplinary program has strong student and faculty support.
B.A. in Judaic Studies,
UO requests authorization to offer a B.A. in Judaic Studies, effective fall 1999. Gift funds will support this degree. Once approved by the Board, a national search will be launched for a program director for this secular, interdisciplinary degree.
President's Residence Purchase, EOU
EOU requests Board authorization to sell the current president's residence and acquire a new home for the incoming president, Dr. Phillip Creighton.
Hotel Conference Complex, OSU
OSU seeks Board approval for a long-term ground lease to a hotel developer looking to construct a new 80,000 square foot, 156 room hotel conference complex.
1998-99 Annual Operating
The recommended 1998-99 annual operating budget allocations are in accord with the actions of the 1997 Legislature in approving the 1997-1999 appropriations for OUS. The narrative describes the issues and staff recommendations concerning the budget allocations to the institutions for 1998-99.
Forest Research Laboratory Advisory
OSU President Risser recommends the appointment of one industry representative, Richard E. Hanson, to replace retiring committee member Norman E. Johnson.
Third Quarter Report on Investments
This report of the Pooled Endowment Fund for January 1 through March 31, 1998, was prepared and will be presented by R.V. Kuhns and Associates, investment consultants.
ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS