April 10, 2002

TO: MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

A regular meeting of the State Board of Higher Education will be held on Friday, April 19, 2002, at Oregon Health and Science University. Prior to this meeting, the Board's Budget and Finance Committee, System Strategic Planning Committee, and Joint Budget and Finance/System Strategic Planning Committees will convene. On Thursday, April 18, a System Strategic Planning Committee Work Session is scheduled. All meetings will take place in accordance with the times, locations, and schedules listed below:

Thursday, April 18, 2002
2-5 p.m. System Strategic Planning Committee Work Session
Rooms 358/64, School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct policy planning with the assistance of David Longanecker of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Friday, April 19, 2002
8-9 a.m. Budget and Finance Committee
Rooms 358/64, School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University

The Committee will take action on a policy covering approval of the Chancellor's transactions; a new student housing and renovation project (OIT); a University Center renovation (PSU); a revision to the approved COP Project, administrative systems upgrade (OSU); and the Intercollegiate Athletic Department Deficit Reduction Plan (OSU). The Committee will also hear a fiscal summary report of the status of budgeted operating funds for the period through December 31, 2001.

8-9 a.m. System Strategic Planning Committee
Room 602, School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University

The purpose of the meeting is to take action on Amendments to OAR 580-021-040, sick leave and OAR 580-021-0030, vacation (Permanent Rules); recommendations related to the Internal Audit function; and next steps in the strategic planning process. The Committee will also approve by consent several new certificate and degree programs, and hear a report entitled "OUS Diversity Report 2002: An Assessment of Progress toward Enhanced Representation of Students, Faculty, and Staff of Color".

9:15-10:30 a.m. Joint Budget and Finance/System Strategic Planning Committees
Rooms 358/64, School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University

The Committee will discuss the biennial budget process, including the State / OUS funding for the 2003-2005 biennium, the budget schedule, the operating budget, and the capital budget.

10:45-12:30 p.m. Board meeting
Rooms 358/64, School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University

The purpose of the meeting is to take action on presidential compensation and on items from the Committee meetings. On Thursday, April 18, a presentation on the Oregon Opportunity initiative and a dinner at the BICC Gallery hosted by President Kohler and Provost Hallick will begin at 5:30 p.m. No Board business will be conducted at this social gathering.

Telephone messages for Board members and institution officials attending the meetings may be called to Oregon Health and Science University at (503) 494-4460. If special accommodations are required, please contact the Board's office 72 hours in advance.

Cordially,

Diane Vines
Secretary of the Board