February 9, 2000

TO: MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

A regular meeting of the State Board of Higher Education will be held on Friday, February 18, 2000. Prior to this meeting, the Executive, Budget and Finance, and System Strategic Planning Committees, as well as a Committee of the Whole, will convene. All meetings will take place in accordance with the times, locations, and schedules listed below:

Friday, February 18, 2000
7-8 a.m. Executive Committee
Board Room, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the annual financial statement ending June 30, 1999, from Deloitte & Touche LLP.

8-9:30 a.m. Budget and Finance Committee
Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The Committee will review for action an administrative rule on fellowship leave, an Autzen Stadium expansion and renovation project at UO, and the purchase of the Carlson-Lochert property at OSU. Reports on student health insurance and a System semi-annual audit will be presented.

8-9:30 a.m. System Strategic Planning Committee
Walnut Room, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the 2001-02 admissions policy, review nominations for honorary doctorates, an appointment to the Forest Research Laboratory Advisory Committee, and a resolution concerning classified information for the U.S. Department of Defense. The Committee will also receive several reports, including an update on the Proficiency-based Admissions Standards System (PASS) Project, the Center for Applied Japanese Language Project, and a status report on OUS graduates between 1988-1993.

9:30-10:30 a.m. Committee of the Whole
Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The Committee will consider the final reports on legislative concepts to be presented to the 2001 Legislative Assembly and the 2000-01 federal appropriations request.

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Board meeting (a working lunch will be served)
Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

Shortly after convening, the Board will excuse itself for an executive session. This session, from which the public is excluded, is held pursuant to ORS 192.660(1)(d), for the purpose of deliberations with its labor negotiator(s). Pursuant to ORS 192.660(3), representatives of the news media are excluded from this executive session. Pursuant to ORS 192.660(4), no final action will be taken or final decision made at this executive session.

On Thursday, February 17, several Board members will participate in a campus visitation, which is hosted by the University of Oregon. A reception and dinner at the home of President and Mrs. Frohnmayer will begin at 6 p.m.

Telephone messages for Board members and institution officials attending the meetings may be called to the University of Oregon at (541) 346-6062. If special accommodations are required, please contact the Board's office 72 hours in advance.

Cordially,

Diane Vines
Secretary of the Board