SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

February 6, 2003                                                                                                     Hearing Room C

3:00 PM                                                                                                                          Tapes 11-12

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen.  Charles Starr, Chair

Sen.  Ryan Deckert, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ted Ferrioli

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jan McComb, Committee Administrator

Romy Dye, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           Informational Meeting:

                                                            Oregon University System (OUS) legislative agenda

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 11, A

005

Chair Starr

Calls the committee to order at 3:08 PM. Opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Oregon University System Legislative Agenda

014

Richard Jarvis

Chancellor, Oregon University System (OUS). Provides overview of presentation (EXHIBIT A).

046

Jarvis

Discusses increasing enrollment.

047

Sen. Deckert

Asks question about  research done on the generation in the early 90’s who either did not show up or were coasted out of the system.

050

Jarvis

Responds there is a cost factor and the word got out that quality was being stressed and institutions were eroding in the quality that they had achieved.

070

Jarvis

Discusses decline in state funding for education:

·         Oregon opportunity grant

·         Maintenance and replacement have been deferred too long

100

Jarvis

Discusses accountability and performance measurement strength.

110

Jarvis

Discusses key performance measures and indicators.

112

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether money is going to be set aside to even things out.

125

Jarvis

Answers they will try to have money set aside.

128

Sen. Morrisette

Comments that money should be set aside especially when bad times arise.

140

Jarvis

Agrees.

142

Jarvis

Discusses Oregon University System serving the state.

180

Jarvis

Discusses increasing enrollment with OUS from 1989-2010.

200

Jarvis

Discusses demand drivers for enrollment.

235

Chair Starr

Comments positively on system.

244

Jarvis

Responds in agreement; elaborates.

250

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about competing in the market.

267

Jarvis

Responds they are competing in the market and would like to even more.

284

Jarvis

Discusses the Resource Allocation Model and its components.

325

Jarvis

Discusses Oregon University System peer groups.

330

Jarvis

Comments on the quality funding index and its recent history.

347

Sen. Deckert

Asks about rationale for  setting sights of 20% below the median of peers.

360

Jarvis

Responds with an example.

386

Sen. Morrisette

Asks question about a new model in 1999 that was supposed to be funded and did not get funding.

387

Grattan Kerans

Director of Government Relations, OUS.  Discusses stability and hope for the future.

TAPE 12, A

005

Jarvis

Elaborates. Explains growing demand while quality funding index declines. Discusses quality funding index and OUS funding targets. 

031

Jarvis

Discusses OUS productivity in the 1990s and last biennium.

036

Jarvis

Discusses access denied.

060

Jarvis

Describes tuition and fee rates from 1980-2002.

065

Jarvis

Discusses why there was an “F” on affordability for college cost in Oregon.

074

Jarvis

Discusses the need of a new deal and investment components:

·         State support

·         Student tuition

·         Institutional efficiencies    

140

Jarvis

Discusses hope of return on investment in the deal.

158

Jarvis

Discusses the positive things the deal delivers. 

160

Jarvis

Explains the needs of support for various things.

176

Jarvis

Discusses access, quality and other core values.

188

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about impact on student tuition rates.

190

Jarvis

Responds with wanting to have authority for setting the tuition allocated to the State Board.

200

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether legislature will give up the review process.

205

Jarvis

Elaborates control is not given up.  

208

Sen. Deckert

Comments on global economy and Pacific Rim to compete. Asks question about successes and future direction.  

250

Jarvis

Discusses with personal commitment wanting more connection than in the past.

293

Sen. Deckert

Comments with a concern regarding job of Chancellor.

312

Jarvis

Responds that Chancellor can be on top of everything with a busy job and being in different places successfully.

360

Sen. Morrisette

Comments in appreciation of presentation.

390

Chair Starr

Closes informational meeting and adjourns the committee meeting at 4:02 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Informational, written report,  Richard Jarvis, 33 pp