Tag Archives: Higher Education

Think Too Much: Enrollment dip portends trouble ahead

How much should we be worried about the continuing decline in enrollment in Oregon’s universities and community colleges? Is the drop in enrollment across the state a function of the economic recovery as potential students opt for jobs in the workforce instead? Is it driven by enrollment trends in the state’s high schools, which have […]
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Betsy DeVos set to bolster rights of accused in rewrite of sexual assault rules

Controversial regulation governing campus investigations set for release in coming days. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to release a sweeping overhaul of how colleges and universities must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment, giving new rights to the accused, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers, people familiar with the matter said. The […]
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Editorial: Growing enrollment shows value of OSU-Cascades

In an otherwise gloomy report on enrollment at Oregon’s public universities, Oregon State, and particularly its Cascades campus, stands out. It’s actually seen enrollment grow at a time when its sister schools are faced with a declining number of students. That’s true both of four-year universities and schools in the state’s community college system. Source: […]
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Enrollment Continues To Decline At Oregon Colleges, Universities

Oregon’s universities and community colleges have continued to shrink since the highs they reached during the Great Recession, going back a decade. Total university enrollment is at its lowest point since 2012, and the enrollment of students from Oregon is in a trough not seen since 2008. According to numbers from Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating […]
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Lane Community College to partner with OSU, NCU to save students money and time

Lane Community College is teaming up with two universities to provide local students with a faster — and cheaper — track to earning a bachelor’s degree, and, in some cases, a master’s degree. Next year the community college, in conjunction with Oregon State University’s College of Business, will offer a pathway for students to earn […]
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Oregon board sets new adult education goal

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, in partnership with the Workforce and Talent Development Board, on Thursday approved a new educational attainment goal for adult working-age Oregonians that it said is specifically targeted to meet current and projected job opportunities. Source: Oregon board sets new adult education goal – KTVZ

Public university governing boards oversee multibillion-dollar operations. They should start acting like it. 

The governing boards of public universities have long provided political plums that governors and senior legislators love to hand out. But most state residents probably don’t know the oversight boards even exist until there’s a problem. That’s exactly what happened in the last week as lingering issues erupted into full-blown crises in two states, illustrating […]
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If you think campus speech is all angry confrontation, you’re looking in the wrong places

Students can build understanding across the political divide — but there are limits. The California College Republicans’ 2018 platform has generated controversy because it uses terms such as “degenerate,” “fascist-minded” and “terrorist” to characterize the stances of groups it opposes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, groups such as the executive council of these campus Republicans, who seek out […]
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With merger, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft try to buck trend

The merger is driven by the financial crunch small colleges across the country are facing. After 30 years of talking about it, off and on, they’ve finally decided to get hitched. The Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft have voted to combine, OPB reports. The marriage isn’t necessarily happening […]
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OIT increases freshman, on-campus enrollment | Local News | heraldandnews.com

The Oregon Institute of Technology increased enrollment for on-campus and first-time freshmen this year and held a student retention rate of 80 percent, a press release said. Fall freshman enrollment grew by 9 percent from last year, the press release said, and continuing student enrollment stayed stable. Source: OIT increases freshman, on-campus enrollment | Local […]
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