Category Archives: Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Audit: Higher education agency struggles to follow state contracting rules

Three years into its existence, Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission is still struggling to guarantee it is following state rules on the way it buys goods and services. Source: Audit: Higher education agency struggles to follow state contracting rules

Capitol Roundup: Candidates, audits and dollars in the news

Fall-ing into a brisk winter political season. In a time when saying “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” is loaded with political and religious meaning, we’ll stick with “Season’s Greetings,” which we will all literally be doing next Thursday at 8:28 a.m. when winter officially starts. Source: Capitol Roundup: Candidates, audits and dollars in the news; […]
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Higher Education Coordinating Commission failed to follow Oregon law

An audit released Wednesday determined the Higher Education Coordinating Commission needs to address internal weaknesses that put it at legal risk. Source: Higher Education Coordinating Commission failed to follow Oregon law

RCC puts tech on display for state officials

It’s finals week at Rogue Community College, so what better time for the state Higher Education Coordination Commission to review the Table Rock Campus’s technical education operations. Three members of the governor’s higher education policy staff toured electrical, mechanical, diesel, nursing and emergency medical training centers Wednesday as part of a yearly visit to each […]
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Rising retirement costs are placing pressure on college tuitions

Public universities are spending nearly 10 percent of their budgets on retirement benefits. Oregon’s public universities are devoting a growing share of spending to retirement costs, a trend that factors into rising college tuition. Between the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years, public employee retirement costs for the state’s public universities grew by 19.6 percent, according […]
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Higher education leaders in Oregon nervously wait as tax plan still could be ‘devastating’ to students

College students and campus administrators in Oregon are nervously watching Congress to see whether the final Republican tax plan includes policies that private and public university leaders alike say would be devastating for students. Source: Higher education leaders in Oregon nervously wait as tax plan still could be ‘devastating’ to students

Oregon’s public university leaders: DeVos Title IX guidelines will have ‘very little’ effect here

Oregon’s public university presidents say any new guidelines from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on how campuses should handle sexual assault and harassment cases would likely have “very little, if any” effect on their operations. “We remain as committed as ever to the goal of minimizing sexual violence and harassment,” the presidents of the seven […]
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Out-of-state‘O’ffensive

UO widening net to recruit nonresidents to reverse enrollment dip After five straight years of seeing its undergraduate enrollment shrink, the University of Oregon is spending heavily on an ambitious new recruitment drive. University leaders hope to expand the undergraduate student body by as many as 3,000 during the next eight years, from a projected […]
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Family contribution standard changes for Oregon Promise awards

A change in the standard contribution for a student’s family may affect financial aid for students this fall at Klamath Community College, though resources remain available to find alternative funding if needed, according to KCC officials. Oregon Promise will have a new standard for an expected family contribution — $18,000 — for families looking to […]
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With a fraction of its funding, OSU-Cascades will make do

OSU-Cascades makes plans for $9.5 million — and to ask for more Since the Legislature announced the dollar amount Oregon State University-Cascades would receive from the state last month, the university has been anything but tight-lipped about its disappointment. While OSU-Cascades made a $69.5 million request to keep up with the pace of enrollment, it’s […]
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