As a governing body, the Board of Trustees is given authority—under state statute—to govern all aspects of the institution. The board does not manage the UO’s day-to-day operations. Much of this management authority is delegated by the board to the president (who may in turn delegate to others). The board, and all members of the UO community, must adhere to various laws, administrative rules, policies, etc. Some of these are enacted by the federal or state government, and some are self-imposed by the UO.
Below are a few documents or links to information that further articulate some of these guiding rules and principles:
- UO Policies
- The Board's "Retention and Delegation of Authority" Policy
- UO's Bylaws
- Statement of Governance and Trustee Responsibilities
- Statement of Investment Principles
- Policy on Board Committees
- Board Self-Evaluation Policy
- Board Public Comment Policy
- Board Recruitment and Appointment Policy
- Board's Presidential Search and Selection Policy
Motions and resolutions adopted by the board during its various meetings are available here.