AGENDA FOR THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
June 21, 1996
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Finance & Administration
Surplus Property, OSU
OSU seeks authorization to sell an off-campus parcel of property to the City of Corvallis for use as the site for a fire station.
Public Service Park, WOSC
WOSC requests authorization to purchase approximately acres to use for creation of a Public Service Park. This would enable the Police Academy and the Military Academy to relocate their training operations. In addition, the College would be able to relocate operations from the campus core, thereby freeing up space within the core campus for use according to the campus Master Plan.
Intercollegiate Athletic Indoor Practice Facility, UO
The UO seeks Board approval to establish a three-phase project for intercollegiate athletic facilities near Autzen Stadium -- an indoor practice facility, a soccer field, and other practice fields. These developments would support, in particular, women's softball, women's soccer, men's and women's golf, track and field, and football.
B.S. in Biological Engineering, OSU
OSU seeks authorization to offer a B.S. in Biological Engineering. This interdisciplinary field of study enables individuals to analyze and solve engineering problems within the complex realm of biological systems.
M.A., M.S., & Ph.D. in History of Science, OSU
OSU seeks authorization to offer graduate degrees (M.A., M.S., & Ph.D.) in History of Science. This interdisciplinary field studies the development of scientific thought, the relationship of science and culture, and analyzes the place of scientific endeavor in society.
A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Technology & B.S. in Emergency Medical Services, OHSU
OHSU is proposing to offer an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Technology and a B.S. in Emergency Medical Services. The A.A.S. has become the entry-level educational requirement in Oregon; the baccalaureate degree program would be the only public program of its kind in the state.
Corporate and Public Affairs
The Diverse Educational Environment
Minority group students represented 11.5 percent of total System enrollment in 1995, compared to 12.0 percent in 1994. Currently, 7.6 percent of full-time faculty are from racial/ethnic minority groups. This report summarizes the ongoing Faculty Diversity Initiative approved by the Board in February 1995.
American Indian Student Representation in OSSHE & Community Relations
Mr. Dean Azule, director, Education Programs for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde & chair, Oregon Tribal Education Contractors Association
Mr. Bob Tom, member & employee, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
The American Indian communities in Oregon make up 1.6 percent of the total state population. American Indian students comprised 1.4 percent of the total OSSHE enrollment as of fall 1995. Access, financial support, and professional development opportunities are a few of the issues being discussed by the Chancellor, staff, and Indian representatives to attract and retain students and faculty.
The Status of Women Faculty in OSSHE
This report provides an update of similar reports presented to the Board previously (1/92, 11/93, and 10/94) and focuses on three issues: (1) the distribution of women among ranked faculty, by rank and academic discipline; (2) average salaries paid to women compared to men; and (3) gender comparisons in faculty promotion.
Program Discontinuations, 1995-96, Academic Year
This is a list of the programs that the seven OSSHE institutions recommended to the Academic Council be discontinued.
Joint Boards Working Group
ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS
ADJOURNMENT TO RENEWAL WORK SESSION
OSSHE Long-range Planning
Since November 1995, the State Board of Higher Education has been involved in a comprehensive strategic planning effort. The process has included in-depth work by four task forces and their subsequent reports to the Board, and numerous focus group meetings around the state with a broad range of higher education constituents and customers.
This work was distilled into a set of strategic objectives that were taken to four public caucus groups for validation and refinement. The basic questions asked at these meetings were: Are these the right objectives for a strategic plan for higher education in the 21stcentury? What have we missed? What have we included that is not critical? The result of that work is a set of four overarching strategic objectives and accompanying goals.
The Board Renewal Work Session will focus on ratifying these objectives and goals and working toward agreement on a set of strategies. This will provide the Chancellor, presidents, and staff with direction to continue development of the strategic plan for the Board to approve at the September Board meeting. Additional material will be available at the time of the Board meeting.