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

October 21, 1999

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT

IFS Report

ACTION ITEMS

Investment Committee
Investment Objectives and Policy Guidelines
The Investment Committee has performed a review of the Board's Investment Objectives and Policy Guidelines and has prepared an updated version for the Board's consideration.

Academic Affairs
Amendment of OAR 580-010-0086, Enrollment of Spouse and Dependent Children
Staff recommends approval of a permanent OAR to extend resident enrollment benefits to same sex domestic partners, as defined by criteria established by the Chancellor or designee.

Authorization to Award Honorary Doctorate, PSU
PSU requests authorization to award an honorary doctorate to General Colin L. Powell when he visits the University in November 1999.

CONSENT ITEMS

Academic Affairs
Confirmation of Institutional Degree Lists
The Board must routinely confirm the actions of Board members in approving degrees and diplomas. These degrees and diplomas are for the graduating classes for the 1998-99 academic year and summer session.

Master in Business Information Systems, OSU
OSU proposes to offer a master's in Business Information Systems, which was developed in response to new requirements for CPAs.

M.S., Applied Physics, UO
UO proposes to offer the M.S. in Applied Physics, which is an applied revision of the existing physics degree.

REPORT ITEMS

Academic Affairs
Two New U.S. Department of Education Grants
Two three-year federal grants totaling $6.2 million have been received. One, the Title II grant, will address quality teacher education in Oregon. The second grant, the Learning Anywhere Anytime Program, will support OUS' transition from first- to second-generation distance education.

Finance and Administration
Renaming of South Hall to Boivin Hall, OIT
Report to the Board on renaming OIT's South Hall, an academic classroom building, for the late State Senator Harry Boivin.

Annual Report on Investments
A comprehensive report of OUS's entire investment portfolio, consisting of endowment funds, donation funds, and plant funds.

Semi-Annual Audit Report
The Internal Audit Division's (IAD) Semi-Annual Audit Report January-June 1999, summarizes audit results from projects completed over the past six months and provides an update on the status of IAD's 1998-99 Audit Plan.

1999-00 Internal Audit Plan
The Internal Audit Division (IAD) presents its audit plan for FY 1999-00, encompassing three core programs: the Risk Assessment Audit Program, the Consulting Services Program, and the Control Assessment and Training Program.

Corporate and Public Affairs
EPSCoT Grant Award
OUS serves as the lead applicant for this grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Experimental Program, which seeks to re-orient Oregon's economic development strategy and reduce barriers between higher education and emerging technology businesses.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION

ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ADJOURNMENT

RENEWAL WORK SESSION