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

February 19, 1999

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT
OSU visit

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT
Association of Oregon Faculties--employee tuition reduction update
IFS Report

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT
Approval of January 15, 1999, minutes

ACTION ITEMS

Institutional Advisory Bodies
This item will be mailed separately to Board members.

Academic Affairs
Post-Tenure Review

In conjunction with this report, which describes OUS post-tenure review policies historically and currently, the Board is asked to approve an OAR amendment and new IMD that strengthen the post-tenure review process and reaffirm the Board's commitment to quality faculty. Other elements of the report include a review of relevant literature and summaries of system, institutional, and legislative activity in other states.

Admission Policy for the 2000-01 Academic Year
In February of each year, the Board approves admission requirements for the academic year that begins during the following calendar year (thus, in 1998 the Board approved the policy for 1999-2000).

Authorization to Award Honorary Degrees, OSU and UO
Oregon State University and the University of Oregon request authorization to award honorary doctorates at their June 1999 commencements. The proposed recipients are Helmuth Rilling (UO) and Anne and Paul Ehrlich, Paul Hawken, and Admiral James D. Watkins (OSU).

Government Relations
Institutional Requests for Federal Appropriations

In response to requests from the staff of the seven member Oregon Congressional delegation, OUS has developed a Federal Appropriations Priorities List for 1999.

CONSENT ITEMS

Resolution Regarding Classified Information for the U.S. Department of Defense, PSU
In order for PSU's Performance Center (under the School of Engineering) to proceed with a contract to provide facilitation and training services to the U.S. Navy, the Board must approve a resolution that excludes all members from viewing classified information related to the project.

Academic Affairs
M.S. in Applied Physics, OSU
Oregon State University requests authorization to offer the M.S. degree in Applied Physics, which has been a significant area of concentration within its existing physics major.

Specialization in Counselor and Special Education, PSU
Portland State University requests authorization to offer a fourth specialization in its existing Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership-- Special and Counselor Education. This option utilizes an integrated services model and requires completion of a 12-credit internship.

REPORT ITEMS

Academic Affairs
Update on the Proficiency-Based Admission Standards System (PASS)
This report summarizes recent PASS activities, primarily, alignment with school reform development and implementation, and work on defining more precisely student performance that demonstrates proficiency.

Update on the OUS Japanese Language Project
This update describes the evolution of the Center for Applied Japanese Language Studies, responsible for research and development work. Supporting teachers' efforts to help their students reach CIM and PASS proficiency levels continues to be the mission of the center.

The Status of 1996-97 OUS Baccalaureate Graduates: One Year Later--Executive Summary
This report covers the activities of OUS 1996-97 baccalaureate graduates one year after graduation. Findings include employment outcomes by institution, degree major, and gender as well as continuing education outcomes.

The Status of 1996-97 OUS Advanced Degree Completers: One Year Later--Executive Summary
This report discusses what OUS 1996-97 advanced degree completers are doing one year after graduation. Findings indicate that more than 97 percent were in the workforce.

Faculty Work--Executive Summary
The full report looks at what faculty do (teaching, research, service) and the effects of their work on the state.

Finance and Administration
Semi-Annual Audit Report
This report summarizes internal audit activity for the six-month period between July 1998 and December 1998. It also includes a status report on the 1998-99 audit plan.

Independent Auditor's Report
Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Independent Public Accountants, have concluded that the financial statements for fiscal year ended June 30, 1998, present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of OUS, and they have issued an unqualified opinion.

Officers at Risk Request: Summary of Findings
At the December 1998 Board meeting, a group of PSU public safety officers requested review of State Job Classification 5523, Campus Certified Officer. This report responds to that request.

Status of the Year 2000 Readiness Efforts Within OUS
Staff will review the System's ongoing plans for addressing Y2K issues, underway since 1993.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION

ADJOURNMENT