Governance resources

Oregon policy makers are looking at new ways of organizing Oregon's education system, including the establishment of institutional boards for universities. We have assembled resources that are related to this debate.

UO Resources:
Public Testimony of UO President Michael Gottfredson on SB 270, April 11, 2013
Issue Briefs-Higher Education Governance
City Club remarks UO President Michael Gottfredson, December 7, 2012
Oregonian Column: Public institutional boards are the next step for Oregon's universities, UO Interim President Bob Berdahl, July 21, 2012

Oregon Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development
Senate Bill 270, relating to the establishment of institutional boards for public universities in the Oregon University System

Oregon Legislature-Special Legislative Committee on University Governance:
Final Recommendations for Legislation in the 2013 Legislative Session
Final Legislative Concept Draft for Submission to 2013 Legislature (10-4-12)
Public Comments of UO President Michael Gottfredson on Preliminary Legislative Concept 759 and Recommendations Regarding Establishment of Institution Governing Boards, written testimony (9-13-12).
Public Comments of PSU President Wim Wiewel on Preliminary Legislative Concept 759 and Recommendations Regarding Establishment of Institution Governing Boards, written testimony (9-13-12).
Public Testimony of UO President Emeritus Dave Frohnmayer on Preliminary Legislative Concept 759 (7-26-12)
Public Testimony of UO Professor Emeritus Katherine Easton on Preliminary Legislative Concept 759 (7-26-12)
Public Testimony of PSU Chief of Staff Lois Davis on Preliminary Legislative Concept 759 (7-26-12)
Written Testimony of UO Interim President Robert Berdahl on the Potential for Institutional Boards at the University of Oregon and Portland State University (5-10-12)
Written Testimony of PSU President Wim Wiewel on the Potential for Institutional Boards at the University of Oregon and Portland State University (5-10-12)
Recommendations of the State Board of Higher Education Committee on Governance and Policy (5-10-12)
Other special committee resources

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber:
Governor's Recommended Budget (with language on proposed Department of Higher Education)

Oregon Education Investment Board:
Oregon Education Investment Board Straw Proposal
Oregon Education Investment Board Governance and Policy Subcommittee Website

Higher Education Coordinating Commission:
Higher Education Coordinating Commission Website

Oregon State Board of Higher Education:
Oregon State Board of Higher Education Website
Governance and Policy Subcommittee Recommendations