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EOU board meets June 2

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Board focuses on academic quality at June 2 meeting

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Tim Seydel, Vice President for University Advancement, 541-962-3628
Laura Hancock, Communications Coordinator for University Advancement, 541-962-3585 

LA GRANDE, Ore. May 26, 2016 Eastern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 2 in Inlow Hall, Room 201.

Following opening announcements and comments, trustees will hear from Amy Yielding, associate professor of math, and Travis Lowe, a senior math major, about research opportunities, internships and capstone work at EOU.

Yielding, Lowe and Sydney Nelson, a junior math major, recently partnered with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve an air quality forecasting model being used by the city of Burns to guide home heating and open burning practices. Read more about their research at www.eou.edu/news-press/students-improve-air-quality-prediction-model.

After the morning break, Jeff Dense, professor of political science, and Donald Wolff, interim vice provost, will give the featured presentation on measuring academic quality. They will focus on how faculty and administration are working together to ensure academic quality across the curriculum by articulating and directly assessing learning outcomes in courses, programs and the university as a whole.

Routine consent and action items will be discussed next. After lunch, history faculty member Nicole Howard will share a day in the life of a professor, touching on the duties and responsibilities of faculty.

At the end of the agenda the board will enter executive session, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(d), to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations. This executive session is open only to the individuals the board has invited for the purpose of conducting these deliberations on behalf of the board.

All other portions of the meeting are open to the public and will be live-streamed at livestream.com/eou/governance.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed, contact Heidi Tilicki at 541-962-4101 or htilicki@eou.edu.

Written comments to the board will also be accepted within 48 hours of the meeting.

To access meeting materials or submit comments, visit www.eou.edu/governance/board-meeting-schedule and click the link for Thursday, June 2nd, 2016.