June 14, 1999
Contact: Philip Bransford, 503-725-5717
Higher Ed Board to Hear Update on Software Master's Degree
at Regular Meeting in La Grande
PORTLAND - The Oregon State Board of Higher Education will hear an update at its regular meeting this Friday, June
18, on the four-campus master of software engineering program, which concludes its first academic year this spring.
The Higher Education Board is also slated to approve 15 new graduate-level certificate programs designed to enhance
expertise among Oregonians in fast-changing careers. The meeting will take place on the campus of Eastern Oregon
University in La Grande.
Over 200 students enrolled this year in courses offered through the master of software engineering program. Participating
institutions include three public campuses, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University
of Oregon, and one private campus, the Oregon Graduate Institute. Portland State University is proposing the new
The Higher Education Board Executive Committee will also meet in La Grande this week, on Thursday, June 17. Committee
members will hear a report on athletic funding at the Oregon State University.
Other items on the board's agenda Friday include proposed bachelor's degrees in social services at Southern Oregon
University and dance at Western Oregon University; potential building acquisitions by Portland State and Southern
Oregon Universities; administrative rule changes in accordance with the recent Tanner decision by the Oregon Court
of Appeals; review of a draft fee schedule for the 1999-2000 academic year; and other administrative items.
The Board's Executive Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, in Room 309 of the Hoke University Center. All Friday
meetings also will be held in the Hoke Center. The agenda includes a 7:30 a.m. meeting of the System Strategic
Planning Committee in Room 201, an 8 a.m. meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee in Room 309, and a meeting
of the full board at 10 a.m. in the Hoke Center Main Lobby. All meetings are open to the public.