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Higher Ed Board to Meet at OSU on Thursday and Friday

WHEN: The Oregon State Board of Higher Education will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday and Friday, February 20 and 21 at Oregon State University, Memorial Union Ballroom.

WHAT: On the agenda for the Thursday, February 20 meeting:

System Strategic Planning (SSP) Committee: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  • OUS Undergraduate Admission Policy for 2004-05
  • Update on Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS)
  • SSP Work Plan through June 2003 and Revised Strategic Planning Framework
  • Quality: Discussion Guide; enrollment/access; and affordability (time permitting)

On the agenda for the Friday, February 21 meetings:

Budget and Finance Committee: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Report on 2002-03 tuition surcharges
  • Annual Financial Audit Report
  • Sale of Land and Approval of Housing and Academic Services Agreement at PSU
  • Resolution of the Sale of Article XI-G Bonds
  • History and status of fee remissions

Board Meeting: 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Ratify actions taken in Committee meetings
  • Amendments to Internal Management Directives regarding Board oversight of higher education curricula and institutions and establishing and naming schools or colleges
  • Authorization of new campus programs (OSU, M.A. Applied Ethics; SOU, B.A./B.S. Early Childhood Development; PSU, M.A./M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Authorization to award honorary degrees, OSU and PSU

WHO: In attendance will be (see for name listings):
Oregon State Board of Higher Education members; Chancellor Richard Jarvis of the Oregon University System; Presidents of Oregon University System institutions; Vice Chancellors of the Oregon University System

WHERE: Oregon State University is located in Corvallis. For directions go to:

All of the meetings are open to the public. Copies of Board dockets, past meeting minutes and notices and other meeting reference materials are available at:


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