AGENDA FOR THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Executive Committee review of the Chancellor's salary
Executive Committee review of presidential salaries
Board Governance and Structure Committee
This Committee was charged with the task of defining Board governance for the immediate and foreseeable future. After reviewing the many contributions of previous groups and teams toward development of the vision for higher education, the Committee presents the attached recommendations for Board consideration.
Finance and Administration
OAR 580-010-0037, Residence Classification of Members of Oregon Tribes
The proposed administrative rule would assess resident tuition to enrolled members of Native American tribes which had traditional and customary tribal boundaries that included parts of the state of Oregon or which had ceded or reserved lands within the state of Oregon regardless of their current state of residence.
OAR 580-040-0040, Academic Year Fee
Book 1998-99, Tuition, and Other Fee
Each year the Board must approve the Academic Year Fee Book. This document contains the proposed fees and associated policies related to all mandatory charges required of students enrolled within the regular, on-campus academic year programs.
Capital Construction Budget Request,
The capital construction budget covers the ensuing three biennia, with specific information for 1999-2001 biennia. The capital construction request recommended to the Board for 1999-2001 totals nearly $231.5 million for the seven OUS campuses.
1999-2001 Biennial Budget Proposal
This item was not fully prepared at the time this document went to press. It will be mailed separately to Board members upon its completion.
Master of Engineering Degrees, PSU
PSU requests Board authorization to offer five Master of Engineering degrees for which the M.S. is currently offered. Responsive to industry and student demand, these degrees alternate academic and internship components.
Master in Management,
SOU proposes to offer the Master in Management degree, which is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to help early- and mid-career managers acquire the skills necessary to advance professionally while remaining on the job. The program is distinguished by its nontraditional delivery format, regional focus, and use of community resources and personnel.
Status of the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program
This annual report updates the Board on Oregon's experience with the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, established by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) in 1988. WUE, which provides Oregonians with competitively priced out-of-state higher education alternatives, has proven to be a popular program as demonstrated by the increasing participation rates.
Follow-up Reviews Conducted in 1997
of Selected Programs
The Board has a policy that directs the Office of Academic Affairs to conduct a follow-up review of each degree program or significant new option within an existing degree program that the Board has approved since January 1, 1983. The purpose of the follow-up review is to describe the status of the programs five years after their approval for implementation.
Performance Indicators Report Card
As the next step in the performance indicator work, a System-level report is presented in four formats for Board review. When fully developed, this report will be both an internal mechanism for monitoring progress on Board and System goals, and a way of communicating with external groups on the work of the System as a whole.
ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS