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

June 18, 1999

ROLL CALL

EXECUTIVE SESSION

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT
EOU visit

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT
IFS Report

ACTION ITEMS

System Strategic Planning Committee
Amendments to Board Bylaws
The Committee recommends minor modifications to the Board Bylaws, including portions of Article II, Section 5 and Article III, Sections 5(A)(B).

Finance and Administration
Amendment to OAR 580-010-0086, Enrollment of Spouse and Dependent Children (roll call vote required)

The proposed administrative rule amendment would modify the Board's current policy on resident fee rates consistent with the Oregon Court of Appeals decision in Tanner in December 1998. Presented as a temporary rule, if approved, staff would initiate permanent rulemaking procedures.

Grievance of Thomas Cope, OSU
This is a grievance brought for the Board's review under the grievance and appeal procedure in the Board's administrative rule, OAR 580-021-0050 and -0055.

Grievance of Gary Fallow, OSU
This is a grievance brought for the Board's review under the grievance and appeal procedure in the Board's administrative rule, OAR 580-021-0050 and -0055.

Grievance of M. L. Pinkham, SOU
This is a grievance brought for the Board's review under the grievance and appeal procedure in the Board's administrative rule, OAR 580-021-0050 and -0055.

Building Acquisition, SOU
Southern Oregon University requests Board approval to acquire a facility in which to relocate its Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) studio and offices from obsolete space in Redding, California; to use $800,000 of Article XI-F(1) bond proceeds for the acquisition and renovation of office space; and to lease the facility to the JPR Foundation, which will then undertake a gift campaign to renovate the former cinema auditorium into a performing arts center associated with JPR.

Renaming of Parker Stadium and Area Surrounding Stadium, OSU
This item will be mailed to Board members separately upon its completion.

CONSENT ITEMS

Academic Affairs
B.S. in Social Sciences: Human Services, SOU
Designed as a degree-completion program that meets the academic and professional needs of human services professionals in southern Oregon, this interdisciplinary degree program would become effective immediately if approved by the Board.

B.A./B.S. Dance, WOU
Western Oregon University proposes to offer a baccalaureate degree program leading to a B.A./B.S. in dance, effective fall 1999. This program will emphasize the integration of dance with music, visual arts, and theater programs within the creative art division.

Graduate Certificates, PSU
Seeking to recognize student completion of a coherent body of study at the "sub-degree" level, PSU offers these 15 new certificate programs for Board consideration. If approved, students will have the opportunity to gain further competency in focused areas at the graduate level without pursuing a full degree.

REPORT ITEMS

Academic Affairs
Update on the Oregon Master of Software Engineering Program
Initiated with strong industry support and assistance from the 1997 Oregon Legislature, the OMSE is jointly led by the computer science faculties of three OUS institutions--OSU, PSU, and UO--and the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (OGI). This report updates the Board on the program's progress since its inception.

Finance and Administration
Fee and Policy Changes in the Academic Year Fee Book, 1999-00

Staff have prepared a draft of the Academic Year Fee Book for 1999-00, which will be considered for formal approval at the July 1999 Board meeting. The draft Fee Book includes a summary highlighting dollar and percent changes to all mandatory enrollment fees and other policy changes for academic year 1999-00.

Student Health Insurance, Regional Universities
This report describes a proposed change to student health insurance benefits at the regional universities, which is included in the draft 1999-00 Academic Year Fee Book.

Potential Acquisition of the University Center Building, PSU
Portland State University officials will report on a possible building acquisition and long-term land lease to provide a measure of relief for parking demand, classroom and office space, and a permanent home for the Graduate School of Social Work.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION

ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT