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

October 16, 1998

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT
Engineering and Technology Industry Council Report
IFS Report

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT
Approval of September 18, 1998 Minutes

ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD (ALREADY APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT ITS AUGUST 21 AND SEPTEMBER 18 MEETINGS)

Academic Affairs
Oregon Master's of Software Engineering
This joint master's degree was developed in direct response to industry need and legislative mandate. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve this program on August 21, 1998.

B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science, OSU
In this proposal, two existing programs are consolidated into a single degree, aligning the program more closely with the structure and function of natural resource organizations. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve this program consolidation on September 18, 1998.

Finance and Administration
Resolution for the Sale of Article XI-G and Article XI-F(1) Bonds
This is a request to the State Treasurer to issue $7,865,000 of bonds for construction projects under authority of Article XI-G of the Oregon Constitution and $30,124,000 of bonds under authority of Article XI-F(1) of the Oregon Constitution. All projects included in this sale have received both Board and Legislative approval. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve this request on September 18, 1998.

Resolution for the Bond Refunding Sale of Article XI-G and Article XI-F(1) Bonds
Staff recommended approval of a request to the State Treasurer to achieve significant debt savings by refunding certain outstanding series of bonds sold for capital projects in 1996. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve this request on September 18, 1998.

ACTION ITEMS

Governance and Structure Committee
Internal Management Directive (IMD) Review
As a result of action taken at the July 1998 Board meeting, this item required amendments by staff, with subsequent review by the Board Governance and Structure Committee. Since the Government and Structure Committee did not meet until October 7, this item will be mailed separately to Board members.

Institutional Public Input
As a result of action taken at the July 1998 Board meeting, this item required amendments by staff, with subsequent review by the Board Governance and Structure Committee. Since the Government and Structure Committee did not meet until October 7, this item will be mailed separately to Board members.

Institutional Mission Statements
As a result of action taken at the July 1998 Board meeting, this item required amendments by staff, with subsequent review by the Board Governance and Structure Committee. Since the Government and Structure Committee did not meet until October 7, this item will be mailed separately to Board members.

OAR 580-001-0000, Appearances Before the Board -- Temporary Rule
To accommodate the revised regular Board meeting agenda, an amendment is necessary to allow the planned 30-minute public input session. Filing the Temporary Rule will permit the Board to schedule this session at the December Board meeting, at which time a Permanent Rule will be submitted for a vote.

Academic Affairs
B.MUS in Contemporary Music, WOU
This degree is a move away from traditional conservatory-style programs, and it integrates technology throughout the curriculum.

Finance and Administration
Clean Copy, Inc. Lease Agreement, PSU
Portland State University is seeking Board approval to lease renovated space in Parking Structure II to Clean Copy, Inc. As part of the PSU Urban Center, Phase I project, the building and site housing the Clean Copy, Inc. business was condemned by Tri-Met. Terms of the "friendly condemnation" by Tri-Met included PSU assisting Clean Copy, Inc., to obtain another site on or near the PSU campus.

PSU Bookstore Lease Agreement, PSU
Portland State University is seeking Board approval to lease space in the East Wing of the new Urban Center to the PSU Bookstore. This will assist the University in meeting the City of Portland's requirement that retail space at the ground level be incorporated in the building plans and will also provide expanded space for the Bookstore not available at its current location.

Coleman Field Renovation, Additional Expenditure Limitation, OSU
Oregon State University is seeking Board approval to submit a request to the Legislative Emergency Board to increase the existing expenditure limitation for Other Funds for its Coleman Field renovation project.

REPORT ITEMS

Finance and Administration
Fourth Quarter Report on Investments
This report of the Pooled Endowment Fund for April 1 through June 30, 1998 was prepared and will be presented by R.V. Kuhns and Associates, investment consultants.

Annual Report on Investments
This is a comprehensive report on the Oregon University System's investment portfolio, consisting of endowment funds (both pooled and separately invested), donation funds, and plant funds, which are incorporated in the System's Investment Report.

Semi-Annual Audit Report
The Internal Audit Division's (IAD) Semi-Annual Audit Report January-June 1998, summarizes audit results from projects completed over the past six months and provides an update on the status of IAD's 1997-98 Audit Plan.

1998-99 Internal Audit Plan
The Internal Audit Division (IAD) presents its audit plan for FY 1998-99, encompassing three core programs: the Risk Assessment Audit Program, the Consulting Services Program, and the Control Assessment and Training Program.

Compensation for the Chancellor and Institution Presidents
Faculty and staff salaries throughout the OUS have been adjusted for 1998-99 in accordance with the Board's salary policy. This report outlines agreed compensation for the Chancellor and institution presidents.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

TOPICAL PRESENTATION

The OUS Business Alliance Plan and Work of the Oregon Emerging Business Initiative (OEBI)
        Presentation by Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Public Affairs Diane Vines

WORK SESSION

ADJOURNMENT