Oregon Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
Shared Governance for Higher Education in Oregon
January 24-25, 2020
Location: Memorial Union Building, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Board Room 221
Campus Map/Parking: Map of campus is located at the end of the agenda. Parking instruction will follow in a later email.
FRIDAY, January 24, 2020
New Member Introduction
12:00-1:30 OSU Welcome:
Alix Gitelman- Vice Provost of Student Affairs
Katie Fast, Director, Government Relations, OSU
OSU Faculty Senate Report- Dwaine Plaza
1:30-2:30 HECC – Veronica Dujon (call-in)- Bill Harbaugh
2:30-3:00 HECC Report (OTAC) HB2998- Tad Shannon
3:00-3:15 Voting and Amend Bylaws- Donna Lane
3:15-4:15 Community College Council Collaboration, CC partners (Jim Salt and Traci Hodgson)-Rob Kyr
4:15-5:30 Standardize College Entry Test, OSU Presentation, Jon Boeckenstedt (OSU Vice Provost for Enrollment)
6:00 Dinner: Del Alma, 136 SW Washington Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333
IFS Meeting at OSU; Agenda, Jan 24-25, 2020 (cont.)
SATURDAY, January 25, 2020
8:45- 9:15 HECC funding advisory group- Bill Harbaugh
9:15-9:45 Legislative Session Discussion and Review- Bill Harbaugh
9:45-10:00 Provost Representation/Community College Oversight Comm.
10:00-10:15 Further Discussion Items previous/new topics
Suggested topics: Four-year degrees at community colleges
UO proposed tuition model
OSU student housing in Newport
10:30-11:50 Campus Reports:
11:45-11:50 Future Meetings and Topics
11:50-12:30 Linus Pauling Collection at the OSU Library, Tour
INTERINSTITUTIONAL FACULTY SENATE
January 25, 2020 MINUTES
Memorial Union 221, Oregon State University
X Amy Garcia
Amy Miller Juve
Becky Sanchez (remote)
X Elizabeth Skowron
X Elliot Berkman
X Mark Clark
X Matthew Sleep
X Robert Kyr
X Rowanna Carpenter
X Yves Labissiere
Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 8:47
HECC Funding Advisory Group Report
Bill asked local legislators to come to talk to class about state funding. Discovered that universities registered little at state-level. In general, the legislature doesn’t see higher ed as something central, unlikely to see increases in state funding any time soon.
Corporate activities tax is like inverse sales tax that customers don’t pay. It passed, but will be challenged by a voter initiative.
Nothing posted yet for upcoming session on OLIS, so we don’t really know what might be coming.
In last long session, universities and HECC had big capital request through PUSF (Public University Support Fund). Legislators were irate bc no real logic in prioritization of projects, rejected it. HECC commissioned a study to justify numbers.
HECC report showed little need for new construction (based on current capacity) and overestimation of future enrollment numbers.
Link to report
Since FY12, we have been receiving more funding, but still below FY08 levels.
State funding through 5 channels:
PUSF – operating expense
OBF – funding per graduates
SCH – funding per credit hour expense/student
Earmarks (Mission Differentiation) – “ inherently political in nature”
Public Univ State Programs – extensions, etc.
Statewide Public Service Programs (SWPS) – funding three OSU programs
Public Univ Debt Service
PUSF vital to smaller institutions. Getting more % of operating expenses through PUSF.
Employers don’t need to lobby legislature for higher ed funding when they can hire graduates from out of state schools.
Does tuition directly drive enrollment numbers?
How much of the untapped market of HS grads are going into trades?
Legislative Session Discussion/Review
See above section
Provost Representation/CC Oversight Committee
Bill H has stepped up to fill John K-M’s role on Provost Council.
Donna accepting nominations for CC Oversight Committee position.
Past president line being added as Article 6. Former Article 6 moved to new Article 7.
We want continuity and expertise w/in exec committee.
With Bill H doubling up as VP and Provost Council rep, we are down one member on exec committee. Donna taking noms for at-large position on exec council.
Amy Miller Juve accepts position by unanimous consent
“At the invitation of current exec council, past members may be appointed as ex-officio members of exec committee…” – language amended by Bill H
Tad moves to approve language as written
Further Discussion Items
4-year degrees – stay close with Veronica as situation develops. Patrick (HECC) maybe attending next IFS meeting to discuss. HECC will vote on language/process at their April meeting.
UO proposed tuition model – guaranteed tuition for undergrads, where UO commits to not raise tuition over 4 years. Incoming freshmen would have to burden decreases in state funding. CA schools are offering this as an option to students.
OSU building student housing in Newport – capacity is for 500 students on new campus. $10M project projected to lose money for first 5 years.
Future Meetings and Topics
OSU Bac Core
OIT Gen Ed revision
Student mental health
CC 4-year degrees (HECC)
Meeting adjourned at 12:28pm
Minutes prepared by Michael Sell,
Minutes finalized by Michael Sell 5/15/20
Motions + Seconds
Motion passes/Vote approval
Motion rejected/Vote failed
Changes or notifications
Link to abbreviations
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