AGENDA FOR THE
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

October 18, 1996

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT

ACTION ITEMS

Finance & Administration

Amendment to OAR 580-021-0030, Vacation Leave (roll call vote)
On November 1, 1996, positions currently under the management service classification will all become unclassified academic service positions. This action reduces the administrative efforts of managing different terms and conditions of employment for positions which can, more efficiently, be included in the unclassified academic service. Because vacation accrual is handled differently for academic unclassified employees, the Board is presented with a rule for those employees whose positions are being converted.

Oregon Administrative Rules Periodic Review (roll call vote)
ORS 183.545 requires each state agency to review agency rules every three years. As a result of that review, three types of changes are proposed: 1) clarifications and grammatical changes or corrections, 2) changes to keep the rules current, and 3) substantive changes.

REPORT ITEMS

Finance & Administration

Sale of President's Residence, OSU
Staff are reporting to the Board on the sale of the former Corvallis residence of the OSU president.

Report of Grievances Filed Under OAR 580-021-0050
This report lists the number, basis, and outcome of all formal grievances filed under the institutional procedures for unclassified employees for the 1995-96 academic year.

Annual Report on Investments
The annual report of the Pooled Endowment Fund of the Oregon State System of Higher Education (System) is presented in three parts: (1) a summary report from the Common Fund that describes the annual performance results of the various funds used by the System, (2) tables showing a summary of the investment performance of the System's pooled endowment funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1996, and (3) a fourth-quarter investment consultant's report from R.V. Kuhns and Associates.

Academic Affairs

External Review of Student & Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity Initiatives
This report summarizes steps to enhance campus diversity, including proposing an external review process to help campuses assess their diversity initiatives, recommend changes, and identify methodologies for monitoring progress.

Preliminary Proposals for New Academic Programs
Following the Board's policy for program pre-proposals, WOSC and UO are presenting programs to the Board for review and discussion: B.A../B.S. in Crime Prevention Studies (WOSC), B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics (WOSC), B.S. in American Sign Language Studies (WOSC), Master of Law and Entrepreneurship (UO), B.A./B.S./B.F.A. in Multimedia (UO), and Master in Applied Science (UO).

OHSU Mission Statement
Although the new public corporation status of Oregon Health Sciences University (approved in July 1995) removed mission assignment from the Board of Higher Education, staff felt that Board members would be interested in reviewing the revised mission which was included in Senate Bill 2. In this revision, the fundamental mission has not changed; new emphases include statewide outreach, provision of health care, health promotion, and education.

COMMITTEES

SOLUTION TEAM REPORTS
The strategic plan of the State System is proceeding in tandem with other planning initiatives within the state. Roger Bassett, on leave as the Commissioner of Community College Services to the Governor's Office, and Chancellor Joseph Cox will review the work of the Governor's concept of the education continuum and update the Board on OSSHE/Community College Capacity Building Plans.

Dr. Robert Barber, president of Central Oregon Community College, will brief the Board on the emerging initiative of Cascadia College.

Reports of the solution teams, formed to take the strategic planning process to the next level, will begin at this Board meeting. Four teams will provide an update to the Board that will include a review of the initial charge to the team, status of the work, and, where appropriate, initial recommendations.

The Governor's Education Continuum
OSSHE/Community College Capacity Building Plan

The Cascadia Concept

Develop a Barrier-Free Admission & Transfer Process To Enable Students To Achieve Their Academic Goals

Professional Development/Lifelong Learning

Establish Systemwide & Institutional Indicators To Measure Performance & Quality

Initiative To Create a Virtual University

ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT