December 12, 2001

TO: MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

A regular meeting of the State Board of Higher Education will be held on Friday, December 21, 2001. Prior to this meeting, the Board's Executive Committee will meet in executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(1)(i) and the Budget and Finance and System Strategic Planning Committees will convene. The Committees will also meet jointly and there will be a meeting of the Committee of the Whole prior to the full Board meeting. The Executive Committee will meet again, in open session, following the full Board meeting. All meetings will take place on the campus of Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, in accordance with the times, locations, and schedules listed below:

On Thursday, December 20, 2001, between 6:30-7 p.m., President Bernstine is hosting a reception at the PSU Library and a Board dinner will commence at 7 p.m. at the PSU Library. No Board business will be conducted at these social gatherings.

Friday, December 21, 2001
7-8 a.m. Executive Committee
Room 323, Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

Shortly after convening, the Committee will excuse itself for an executive session to discuss presidents' performance. This session, from which the public is excluded, is held pursuant to ORS 192.660(1)(i), for the purpose of discussing personnel matters. Pursuant to ORS 192.660(3), representatives of the news media will be allowed to attend, but the Board requires that the discussions and any reports received in the executive session be undisclosed.

8-9 a.m. Budget and Finance Committee
(See also supplemental Energy Surcharge Report)
Rooms 327/8/9, Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The Committee will review summer tuition rates, energy fees, audit work program and budget reduction follow-up.

8-9 a.m. System Strategic Planning Committee
Room 238 (Browsing Lounge), Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The Committee will hear an advanced graduates follow-up report; proposals for Federal and State legislative concepts; a Federal status report; and OUS System and institution performance reports for 2001. The Committee will also consider confirmation of degree lists.

9-9:45 a.m. Joint Budget and Finance/System Strategic Planning Committee
Rooms 327/8/9, Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The Committee will hear reports on the OUS capital renewal plan and the OSU fiscal status.

9:45-1:15 p.m. Committee of the Whole
Rooms 327/8/9, Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The Committee of the Whole will discuss the balance between centralization and campus autonomy, alternative system models and sources of revenue. The Committee also will hear the goals of five of the presidents and discuss with the Executive Committee the draft documents and search process for the Chancellor's search.

1:15-2:00 p.m. Board meeting
Rooms 327/8/9, Smith Memorial Center
Portland State University

The Board will ratify temporary administrative rules pertaining to personnel and will consider actions of the committees.

Telephone messages for Board members and institution officials attending the meetings may be called at (541) 725-4442. If special accommodations are required, please contact the Board's office at (541) 346-5795 at least 72 hours in advance.

Cordially,


Diane Vines
Secretary of the Board