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

December 18, 1998

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT

Association of Oregon Faculties--Request for Administrative Rule Change
IFS Report

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT

Approval of November 20, 1998, Minutes

ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD (APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT ITS NOVEMBER 5 AND NOVEMBER 20 MEETINGS)

Emergency Board Request for Funds for Increased Student Enrollment, OIT, OSU

This request, approved unanimously at a special Executive Committee meeting on November 5, 1998, was initially to go before the Emergency Board in November, but has been postponed until the January 1999 Emergency Board meeting.

Finance and Administration
Werner University Center, Phase III, WOU
The request will permit WOU to accelerate the construction schedule to bring the remaining non-renovated areas of the building up to code for fire/life safety and will address handicapped access issues. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve this request on November 20, 1998.

Riverfront Research Park Ground Lease Agreement, UO
The University and Research Park Associates, Inc., the lessee of the land, have agreed to establish a base rental rate to be adjusted each year, which will be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve this request on November 20, 1998.

Recommendations for Investment Management Firms
This would allow the reinvestment of the equity portion of the pooled endowment fund to new managers. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve this request on November 20, 1998.

ACTION ITEMS

OAR 580-001-0000, Appearances Before the Board
(roll call vote required)
To accommodate the revised regular Board meeting agenda approved by the Board in July 1998, an amendment to Oregon Administrative Rule 580-001-0000 was necessary to allow the planned 30-minute public input session. The Board approved a temporary rule at its October 1998 meeting; the item is now submitted for approval as a permanent rule.

Finance and Administration
OAR 580-040-0040, Amendment to 1998-00 Academic Year Fee Book
(roll call vote required)
On July 16, 1998, the Board adopted OAR 580-040-0040, the 1998-99 Academic Year Fee Book. Due to a clerical error, fee schedules for the University of Oregon Law School did not reflect all of the intended and publicly discussed increases that are comparable to those charged to other students enrolled in the institution. The Executive Committee approved a temporary rule amendment at its meeting on August 21, 1998. The item is now submitted for approval as a permanent rule.

OAR 580-040-0035, Amendment to Summer Session Fee Book, 1999
(roll call vote required)
Fee rates and policies for Summer Session 1999 are summarized.

Environmental Computing Center Addition (Burt Hall), OSU
A $2 million NASA facilities grant to the Oregon State University College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) will permit OSU to add two stories (about 8,000 gross square feet) to an existing small building, Burt Hall, housing one of the world's premier marine science information centers.

Parker Stadium Turf Replacement, OSU
This $1.8 million gift-funded project will replace the 14-year-old artificial turf at OSU's football stadium.

National Zebrafish Stock Center, UO
Receipt of an additional $1 million facilities grant from the National Institutes of Health, together with Article XI-F(1) bonds to be repaid from revenue from building use credits and indirect cost credits, will permit the UO to build out additional laboratories in its previously approved zebrafish stock facility. The funds will permit the full build out of 10,000 gross square feet of space approved by the Board and the Emergency Board of the Legislature in 1997.

Tri-Met Lease for Urban Center, PSU
The PSU Urban Center, Phase I Project began in June 1998. Because a portion of the site is on Tri-Met land, a 99-year lease from Tri-Met to PSU is required prior to construction. No funds are involved. In consideration of the lease, Tri-Met will be provided space for its Transit Information Center, an element of the project previously approved by the Board and Legislative Emergency Board.

CONSENT ITEMS

Confirmation of Institutional Degree Lists
The Board must routinely confirm the actions of Board members in approving degrees and diplomas. These degrees and diplomas are for the graduating classes for the 1997-98 academic year and summer session.

Academic Affairs
Master of Engineering, Systems Engineering, PSU
This proposed program contains both academic and internship experiences leading to an applied terminal degree.

Graduate Certificate, Teaching Technical Subjects in Architecture, UO
This program will allow future architectural educators to study the teaching of technical subjects in a design studio-oriented context.

REPORT ITEMS

Academic Affairs
Post-tenure Review
This report describes OUS post-tenure review policies, both historically and currently. Other elements of the report include a review of relevant literature and summaries of system, institutional, and legislative activity in other states.

Finance and Administration
Urban Center, Phase II, PSU
(aka US West Building Acquisition)
PSU is resubmitting a financing plan, which was originally scheduled for the November 20 Executive Committee meeting. The financing plan, required by the Emergency Board under the terms of the project approval in April 1996, is provided for the Board's information. It contains two options for the acquisition of the remaining portion of this building and the land.

Semi-annual Capital Construction Report
This report provides a summary of facilities contracting activities under the authority and direction of the State Board of Higher Education for the period January 1 through June 30, 1998.

Report of Grievances Filed Under OAR 580-021-0050
The Board's grievance procedure for unclassified employees with faculty rank, Oregon Administrative Rule 580-021-0050, requires each institution to report annually the number, basis, and outcome of all formal grievances filed under the institutional procedures adopted pursuant to the rule.

First Quarter Report on Investments
This report of the Pooled Endowment Fund for July 1 through September 30, 1998, was prepared and will be presented by R.V. Kuhns and Associates, investment consultants.

Government Relations
Notebook for Legislators
Director of Government Relations Grattan Kerans will distribute and review the 1999 Notebook for Legislators.

1999 Federal Appropriations
This report describes the federal allocations for each OUS campus, as described in the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1999.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION

ADJOURNMENT

TOPICAL PRESENTATION AND WORK SESSION