September 8, 1999

TO: MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

The State Board of Higher Education's Executive Committee will convene in closed and open sessions on Friday, September 17, 1999. In addition to these meetings, several Board-related meetings are scheduled in accordance with the times, locations, and schedules listed below:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Friday, September 17, 1999
8:30-10:45 a.m. Executive Session of the Executive Committee (closed meeting)
Room 234/6 (Cascade Room), Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate the performance of Presidents Bernstine (PSU), Creighton (EOU), Dow (OIT), Frohnmayer (UO), Reno (SOU), and Youngblood (WOU), in accordance with ORS 192.660(1)(i). Pursuant to ORS 192.660(3), representatives of the news media will be allowed to attend, but the Board requires that the discussions and any reports received in this executive session be undisclosed.

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Executive Committee
Room 238 (Browsing Lounge), Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct goal-setting sessions with Presidents Bernstine, Creighton, Dow, Frohnmayer, Reno, and Youngblood. Documents related to these discussions were mailed to Board members separately. A temporary rule amendment and grievance are also slated for final consideration--these items were delegated to the Executive Committee by the Board at its July 1999 meeting.

OTHER COMMITTEES

Thursday, September 16, 1999
3-5:30 p.m. Investment Committee
Offices of R.V. Kuhns & Associates
1211 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2850
Portland, Oregon

The purpose of the meeting is to review a draft investment policy and guidelines as well as the Internal Management Directive pertaining to the Committee's authority; discuss fiscal responsibility for foundations; and receive an update on the investment of excess cash.

Friday, September 17, 1999
1-3:30 p.m. Joint Boards Working Group
Room 238 (Browsing Lounge), Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss new legislation affecting both Boards and receive updates on teacher education initiatives. Other agenda items include discussion of the CIM/CAM/PASS implementation schedule, technology development in the sectors, and an update on regional partnerships.

Monday, September 20, 1999
8-9:30 a.m. System Strategic Planning Committee
Telephone Conference Call

Telephone conference sites for the public will be at the following locations:

Eugene: Room 121, Susan Campbell Hall, University of Oregon
Portland: Suite 850, 1600 SW Fourth Avenue

The purpose of the meeting is to review a draft conflict of interest statement, Board member position description, and self-assessment. The Committee will also be briefed on the most current Board Work Plan.

Thursday, September 23, 1999
10 a.m.-3 p.m. New Board Member Orientation
Brighton Room
The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

The purpose of this session is to provide a comprehensive overview of the System to new Board members.

Friday, September 24, 1999
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Central Oregon Regional Advisory Board
Max Merrill Conference Room
Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Library
2600 NW College Way
Bend, Oregon

The Board will discuss ongoing work on CORAB vision documents and hear reports from the Marketing Committee on short-term communication strategy and from the Program Planning Committee on the business plan.

If special accommodations are required for any of these meetings, please contact the Board's office 72 hours in advance.

Cordially,

Diane Vines
Secretary of the Board