February 6, 2002

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 15, 2002. Prior to this meeting, the Budget and Finance and System Strategic Planning Committees, as well as a Joint Budget and Finance/System Strategic Planning Committee and a Committee of the Whole meeting, will convene. All meetings will take place in accordance with the times, locations, and schedules listed below:

Friday, February 15, 2000
7:30-9:15 a.m. Budget and Finance Committee
Ballroom, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The purpose of the meeting is to take action on Optional Retirement Plan amendments and on the purchases of a PSU building and land at OIT. The Committee will also discuss the Fiscal Accountability Report, hear a report on the fiscal status of intercollegiate athletics, and receive the Annual External Audit report.

7:30-9:15 a.m. System Strategic Planning Committee
Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The Committee will take action on the Undergraduate Admission Policy for 2003-04 and on the OSU reorganization proposal to create a College of Health and Human Sciences. Several consent items are on the agenda as well, including various degree programs; a resolution for exclusion of certain directors or officers; OUS state legislative proposals; and OUS federal appropriations. Finally, the Committee will hear reports on Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS) and the foreign language teaching and assessment enhancements.

9:30-11:45 a.m. Joint Budget and Finance/System Strategic Planning Committee
Ballroom, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The purpose of the meeting is to take action on the OSU shortfall, including a shortfall analysis by Talbot, Korvola and Warwick and an OUS six-month financial report; and take action on the budget re-balance. The Committee will also discuss a review of OUS tuition policies and the OSU redesign.

12-1 p.m. Committee of the Whole
Ballroom, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss broadening the System's participation in Oregon's economic development.

1-2 p.m. Board meeting
Ballroom, Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon, Eugene

The purpose of the meeting includes changing the commonfund manager for the System. On Thursday, February 14, a reception and dinner at the home of President and Mrs. Frohnmayer will begin at 6 p.m. No Board business will be conducted at this social gathering.

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