January 2019 Newsletter
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You are reading this as the partial government shutdown has just come to an end. What a time in history we are experiencing!  In the years ahead, many of our classrooms will be filled with discussions about this wrangling between executive and legislative branches.  Instead of Washington, let’s focus for a moment on processing the words of Dr. Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning.

In Kim’s Inside Higher Ed article, he offered the following: “People who gravitate to small liberal arts schools value questions over answers.  They prize evidence, flexibility, and nuance over certitude and appearance. Substance over flash.” Given the present state of our country, what isn’t attractive about learning through this liberal arts ethic? How could employers not be interested in employing graduates who have experience in collaboration and constructive inquiry?

Kim goes on to say, “A healthy liberal arts campus is a contentious place of ideas, and a nurturing place of people. The best colleges are living examples that debate and disagreement are necessary components of advancing knowledge, but that a conflict of ideas can occur within a common set of values and cultural norms.”

With ongoing frequency, our graduates are finding great success in a variety of jobs, which build into a lifetime of complex work. This successful portfolio of useful employment is a realistic and verifiable outcome of a liberal arts education. So, why do jokes persist about liberal arts being a reliable provider of baristas at Peet’s and Starbucks?  Why is there influential press about and a market perception that our educational model overcharges, is not worth the cost, and does not offer transactional degrees that get students into valuable jobs?

We are undeserving of the negative market perception about the value of a liberal arts education. So, how do we awaken public perception that our outcomes are valuable and essential? What will you do to tell people that private, independent, nonprofit colleges are worth the price?  As a starting place, I offer the following points:

  • We help our students hone their skills so that, as alumni, they lead by doing, being engaged, and seeing a broader perspective.
  • Our curricula presents the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and is intended to both challenge and be challenged.
  • Our graduates leave campus being articulate at describing what they know, what they hear, what they see, and how to do.
  • We provide faster times to graduation and entry into the workforce, as well as higher average lifetime wages.
Dr. Howard Gardner, notable education scholar and author, recently completed research suggesting that using subjective and ambiguous descriptors of what we do may be part of the disconnect in perception about value. He also proposes that the market may see our campuses too narrowly through news of what we are talking about, without understanding that we require talking about difficult topics and engaging in divisive issues in order to create and foster our unique laboratory for learning.

Gardner seems right to suggest that we should more specifically describe the usefulness of our education. Indeed, a recent article suggests that we refrain from using the phrase “liberal arts” altogether.  We must do more to illuminate the specific learning outcome advantages we know we deliver. If we are going to make public our educational activities, we should be aware that we may be reinforcing a positive perception or reinforcing a negative perception that our campuses are places where students and families cannot envision themselves belonging.

We know technology provides speed-of-light information delivery that can reinforce perception, sometimes more often than fact. Let's find ways to offer the complete and genuine story of what we do, how we care, and how we deliver much more than what is commonly seen in a tweet, article, or headline. After all, as Gardner asks, if liberal arts is not the ideal practice or process  of educating, what is better? I believe we all agree that there is no sustainable, scalable substitute for the whole of our remarkable educational work.

Happy Spring semester!  

Deadline Extended & Collaboration Requirement Revised for Alliance Conservation Grant Proposals

Since 2014, The Alliance and the Oregon Community Foundation have partnered to fund undergraduate research projects in Oregon that actively engage Alliance institution faculty and students with a business/industry partner in shared research and learning focused on conservation.  These opportunities have been made available through a grant to The Alliance from the Katherine Bisbee II Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

The Alliance has extended its deadline for submission of 2018-19 Katherine Bisbee II Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation project proposals to 5pm on January 31, 2019.  Additionally, only one Alliance member college/university must collaborate with a business/industry partner (formerly, two Alliance member colleges/universities were required to collaborate with a business/industry partner).  Click here to read the full, revised Request for Proposals.  

Up to two $10,000 grants will be awarded.  Projects must focus on conservation and provide students and faculty with an opportunity to work with business/industry partners on a “real world challenge.” The Alliance member institution must administer the project and serve as fiscal agent for the grant.

Past projects combined faculty and students from the University of Portland, George Fox University, and Pacific University with industry representatives from PGE, NW Natural, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Sunmark Environmental, Vigor Industrial and Clean Water Services. What is a new conservation idea your campus can bring to the table?

Questions may be directed to Brent Wilder at brent@oaicu.org.

Alaska Airlines Continues Support of Alliance Member Institutions with Flight Vouchers for 2019

Since 1986, Alaska Airlines has provided an annual in-kind contribution of round trip, coach class flight vouchers for use by Alliance member colleges. The cumulative value of this in-kind contribution totals over $2 million. Over 2,400 tickets have been used over the course of the last 34 years.

For 2019, Alaska Airlines officials generously renewed their support, contributing 75 round trip, systemwide vouchers for use by the colleges in their work to recruit students, meet with donors, allow representatives to travel to academic conferences and events, and other college serving purposes. College representatives may use vouchers on select Alaska Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, and PenAir flights.

The following institutions receive this benefit: Concordia University, Corban University, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Northwest Christian University, Pacific University, Reed College, University of Portland, Warner Pacific University, and Willamette University.

Contact Stacey Boatright at stacey@oaicu.org if your institution receives this benefit and you would like to learn more.

Alliance Donor Spotlight: Portland General Electric

Since The Alliance was founded in 1950, Portland General Electric (PGE) has been a valued partner. PGE has provided not only significant financial support, but volunteer leaders, talent development, and a commitment to increasing diversity on our campuses.
 
PGE and the PGE Foundation have supported The Alliance annually since 1953. Of the $64 million student scholarship and program funds raised from the foundation and business community in the past 68 years, PGE and the PGE Foundation have contributed nearly $3 million.  
 
PGE Foundation Named Scholarship Program
 
The cornerstone of the partnership is the PGE Foundation Named Scholarship program. Now in its 30th year, the program annually supports 11 students (one $2,500 scholarship on each Alliance member campus). That calculates to 840 students from across Oregon receiving nearly $2.2 million in PGE Foundation scholarship grants since the program's inception.

Since 2011, the PGE Foundation also contributed nearly $80,000 to The Alliance’s Matched College Savings Program (MCSP) and E3: Earn, Educate, Empower (E3) program. This contribution has helped over 450 students see their cumulative savings of $500,000 for approved educational expenses matched with $2,650,000 in partner funds.
 
Leadership & Service
 
Since PGE’s first grant to The Alliance in 1953, senior leaders from the company have served on the Alliance Board of Trustees.  Former PGE CEO and President and current member of the PGE Foundation Board of Directors, Peggy Fowler, served on the Alliance Board of Trustees 2000-07, serving as board chair 2003-05. PGE Vice President and PGE Foundation Board of Director, Kristin Stathis (pictured right), joined the Alliance Board of Trustees in 2007. 
 
Numerous PGE Foundation board members and PGE staff have also served in advisory roles for several of The Alliance’s past programs, such as the Ethics Bowl, Oregon Management Internships, and Pathways to Leadership.
 
We are grateful for all that PGE and the PGE Foundation have done for Alliance member colleges and universities. This impressive legacy of meaningful support has secured brighter futures for scores of students over the decades.

Warner Pacific University Launches New School of Innovation & Technology

In partnership with Portland’s top code school, Epicodus, Warner Pacific University (WPU) has launched sourceU, a school of innovation and technology that will empower students with the skills, education, and support to become leaders in tomorrow’s tech industry.
 
SourceU will initially offer an associate degree in Web and Mobile Development, an associate and bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, and a bachelor’s degree in Digital Project Design.  It will take 16 months to earn an associate degree or 32 months to earn a bachelor’s degree. Courses will be taught using Epicodus’ style of a flipped classroom.  Students will take regular courses, such as writing and history, but the subjects will be viewed through a technology lens.

WPU is Oregon’s most diverse university and building a more diverse tech industry workforce is essential.  Students of color and women will intentionally be recruited to source programs.  President of WPU, Andrea Cook, said "We are leaning into a new educational space, the technology industry … and we want to help more students break through to become technology leaders of the future.” 

In the next decade, it is predicted that more than one million new developer jobs will be created, but only 400,000 will be filled by computer science graduates. The tech industry in Portland is growing dramatically, with a high demand for qualified tech workers.  As such, the launch of sourceU will help serve the needs of both the tech industry workforce as a whole and the city of Portland.
 
For information about sourceU, visit https://sourceu.warnerpacific.edu

Effort Underway to Double the Oregon IDA Tax Credit

Neighborhood Partnerships (NP) will be asking legislators in 2019 to double the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) tax credit by increasing it to $15 million. Doubling the Oregon IDA tax credit would allow NP and the Oregon IDA Initiative to meet demand by Oregonians who are ready to save for a better future.
 
The Oregon IDA Initiative invests in the personal and financial growth of individuals to build strong communities throughout Oregon. The Initiative was created in 1999 by the Oregon State Legislature to bring state agencies, private non-profit and tribal partners, and private contributors together to create opportunity in Oregon. Today, the Initiative is composed of the State of Oregon, under the leadership of Oregon Housing and Community Services Department and the Oregon Department of Revenue, and a host of private partners and contributors working together to help Oregonians achieve their dreams. 
 
IDAs are matched savings accounts that build the financial management skills of qualifying Oregonians with lower incomes while they save towards a defined goal. IDAs build pathways of opportunity and create models of economic success in Oregon communities.
 
The Oregon IDA Initiative is funded by the Oregon IDA Tax Credit (ORS 315.271). Oregon contributors - both individuals and businesses - may receive up to a 70% tax credit on their Oregon state returns for contributions made. This means the state gets $1 of investment for every 70 cents or less that it spends. The Initiative’s success depends on its many supporters and partners. Donors, public agencies and leaders, non-profit and tribal partners, financial institutions, community networks, and capable and motivated participants all have a crucial role to play.
 
Participants enroll in the Oregon IDA Initiative through one of NP’s Initiative partners located across the state, set a goal, and begin saving. Once the participant’s goal is reached and all parts of the savings plan are completed, every dollar saved by a participant is matched by the Initiative. Initiative participants may benefit from matched funds to help them purchase a home, fulfill an educational goal, develop and launch a small business, restore a home to habitable condition, or purchase equipment to support employment.  
 
The Alliance’s E3 program is one of three matched savings programs offered by CASA of Oregon, a partner of NP. The E3 program pairs resources with eligible students pursuing a college education at one of Oregon’s leading private colleges and universities. E3 makes college more affordable by matching student savings at a 6:1 ratio, giving students, who have saved $500, up to $3,500 to use for tuition or approved educational expenses per enrollment year.  Doubling the Oregon IDA tax credit would increase the capacity of E3 and, thereby, increase the resources available to students who enroll in the program.

Individuals who wish to join The Alliance in their support for NP in their effort to double the Oregon IDA tax credit are encouraged to fill out this endorsement form and submit it to NP.  To review NP’s full 2019 Legislative Proposal Summary related to the Oregon IDA Initiative, click here.

Sign-up Now to Become an ASPIRE Volunteer

Want to help Oregon youth find pathways to success after high school?  Sign-up here to become an ASPIRE volunteer!  No prior experience is required and training, tools, and resources are provided.

ASPIRE is Oregon's mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. The program matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with middle and high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their future career and education goals. ASPIRE volunteering opportunities are available at 157 schools or sites across the state.
 
“This is probably the most direct way to make a difference in a young person’s life,” said Adrienne Simmons, ASPIRE mentor at Ashland High School.



Students who participate in ASPIRE gain support in planning for their lives after high school, receive help in applying for training and college programs, and also get assistance in applying for scholarships and financial aid. Students at ASPIRE sites are more likely to graduate on-time and enroll in college at higher rates. ASPIRE students are also more likely to receive financial aid through scholarships and grants.
 
One student said, “My mentor guided me through every step to college. Without her help, I would not be attending college.”
 
The ASPIRE program's call for volunteers is part of National Mentoring Month, an annual national campaign held each January that focuses on the need for mentors, as well as how partners can work together to increase youth mentoring. Oregonians with the time and willingness to become ASPIRE volunteer mentors in their communities can learn more, find an ASPIRE site in their area, or sign up at OregonStudentAid.gov/ASPIRE.

HECC Job Announcement: Talent, Innovation & Equity Administrator

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is accepting applications for a Talent, Innovation and Equity Administrator.  This is a full-time, limited duration (through June 2020) position, located in Salem, Oregon, though the position may have the potential of becoming permanent.  The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the lead equity policy analyst and grant administrator for the $690,000 Lumina Foundation Talent, Innovation, and Equity grant recently received by the HECC.  To review the full position description and apply, click here.

The HECC is dedicated to fostering and sustaining high quality, rewarding pathways to opportunity and success for all Oregonians through an accessible, affordable and coordinated network for educational achievement beyond high school.

Business Oregon Seeking Proposals to Drive Industry Growth

Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) are currently accepting a second round of proposals to fund discrete projects that support industry growth. The projects should remove barriers to research and development, support product development and testing, increase technology commercialization, or advance other aspects of industry innovation.
 
Although projects that would support the growth of any emerging and potentially high-value industry are welcome, projects in the active lifestyle, advanced manufacturing, natural resources, and technology sectors are highly encouraged.
 
Oregon InC has approximately $2 million in High Impact Opportunity Project (HIOP) grants to be disbursed through Business Oregon for these projects.  The funds are flexible in how they can be used to best support a particular sector’s needs. Projects are anticipated to last 6-18 months. Consortia of industry partners are encouraged to apply.

 
Visit Business Oregon's contracting webpage to review the Request for Proposals. The application period is open through 5pm on Friday, February 22, 2019. Contact Mark Brady at mark.brady@oregon.gov or 503-689-5638 with any questions.
 
Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy. Learn more about Business Oregon here.
 
Oregon InC is a public-private partnership that helps create new jobs and new companies, diversifying Oregon's economy and bringing federal research dollars back to the state.  Click here for more information about Oregon InC.
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Oregon’s Transfer & Articulation Workgroup: Past, Present, and Future

By Dr. Linda Samek, Provost of George Fox University
As most Alliance institutions receive transfer students from Oregon’s public institutions, it is important that we are aware of changes to credentials being issued to students leaving those institutions.  Facilitating efficient transcript review and transitions enables incoming students to more fully experience the benefits of Oregon’s private higher education opportunities.
 
For a number of years, I have served as The Alliance’s representative on Oregon’s transfer and articulation workgroup.  One of the things I have most appreciated about this group is their interest in how things work in the private institutions.  They ask what they can do to make transferring to private institutions simpler, as they are very focused on the student experience.  Helping them understand our challenges with programs, courses, and credits that do not match well and providing expertise in prior learning assessment has built respect and bridges for the work we do.  Presidents, registrars, enrollment managers, and others who interface regularly with the public sector frequently engage with the workgroup members.  Each of these connections builds relationships that facilitate excellent service for Oregon students in postsecondary institutions.  Having the voice of private, independent colleges at the table ensures we are aware of new initiatives and opportunities.
 
Below is an overview of the Oregon transfer and articulation workgroup’s history, accomplishments, current work, and future directions.
 
A Brief History
 
Oregon’s transfer and articulation workgroup has undergone many changes over time.  This body was first known as the Joint Boards Articulation Commission (JBAC), which existed when Oregon had both a statewide K-14 board and an integrated public university system.  When the JBAC ceased to be an entity, the members agreed to continue their work as the Joint Transfer and Articulation Committee (JTAC).
 
The JTAC worked on refining the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT), Associate of Science Oregon Transfer (ASOT), and Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) degrees.  In addition, the JTAC advised a number of taskforces and statewide committees addressing common course outcomes, common numbering efforts, transcripting issues, and prior learning assessments among other initiatives.
 
In 2017, the Oregon House passed HB 2998, which requires the community colleges and public universities to work toward two transfer goals: (1) reducing/eliminating excess credits and the requirement to retake courses and (2) allowing students to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in their major with a comparable number of credits as students who began at the university.
 
A Transfer Workgroup was formed to plan and implement initiatives to meet the HB 2998 goals. The Transfer Workgroup accomplished its main charges by (1) creating the Foundational Curricula outlines and (2) selecting the first four disciplines for Unified Statewide Transfer Agreement development: biology, business, English, and teacher preparation.  Then, the Transfer Workgroup began to discuss future transfer-related maintenance needs and the evolution of the Workgroup.
 
In consultation with the JTAC, the Transfer Workgroup decided to create the Oregon Transfer and Articulation Committee (OTAC), which is a merger of the JTAC and the Transfer Workgroup. Today, the OTAC acts as an advisory body to the staff of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and provides information and recommendations to Oregon’s community colleges and universities on matters related to postsecondary student transfer.  In addition to myself as the representative for Oregon’s independent colleges, OTAC includes academic officers, registrars, faculty, disciplinary areas, and academic advisors from community colleges and public four-year universities.


 
Current Work & Future Directions
 
In 2018, the HECC contracted with Quinn Thomas, a marketing firm, to rebrand the Foundational Curricula and Unified Statewide Transfer Agreements, in an effort to make these tools more intuitive and accessible to students, advisors, and other prospective users.  After consultation with members of the Transfer Workgroup referenced above and several community college students, the HECC agreed to the following:
  1. “Foundational Curricula” became “Core Transfer Maps”.
  2. “Unified Statewide Transfer Agreements” became “Major Transfer Maps”.
  3. The suite of statewide transfer tools in Oregon, including CTM, MTM, AAOT, ASOT, and OTM, is called the “Oregon Transfer Compass”.
The HECC’s January 17, 2019 press release regarding the new Core Transfer Maps and how they will guide community college transfer students is available here.
 
Currently, OTAC is focused solely on developing a response to HB 2998 (click here to review the HECC’s December 2018 Legislative Update on HB 2998). The next meeting will occur in conjunction with the Student Success and Retention Conference on February 15, 2019.  The Committee is reviewing preliminary transfer agreements and transfer maps for biology, business, English, and teacher preparation with the expectation that they will be ready for approval by the public institutions before the 2019 legislative session ends.

In the future, OTAC will develop additional transfer maps and continue to advise the HECC on any matter related to transfer and articulation agreements.
 
Additional information about this work can be found here.  Dr. Samek is also available to speak with interested individuals and groups about progress on HB 2998 and other initiatives related to transfer and articulation agreements.  Dr. Samek can be reached at lsamek@georgefox.edu.
 
The 80th Oregon Legislative Assembly officially convened on January 22, 2019.

The House and Senate are led by Democrats. The House has 38 Democrats and 22 Republicans.  The Senate has 18 Democrats and 12 Republicans.
 
Legislators with Links to Alliance Schools
 
Senators:
Cliff Bentz - Lewis & Clark Law
Shemia Fagan - Willamette Law/Lewis & Clark Law
Betsy Johnson - Lewis & Clark Law
Laurie Monnes-Anderson - Willamette
Chuck Thomsen - Willamette
 
Representatives:
Daniel Bonham - Linfield
Margaret Doherty - Lewis & Clark
Christine Drazan - George Fox
David Gomberg - Willamette MBA
Ken Helm - Willamette Law
Mike McLane - Lewis & Clark Law
Courtney Neron - Pacific MAT
Ron Noble - Former Linfield Director of Public Safety
Carla Piluso -  Willamette
Karin Power - Lewis & Clark
Ran Rayfield - Willamette Law
Tawna Sanchez - Willamette
Sherrie Sprenger - Corban
Duane Stark - Multnomah MA
Kim Wallan - Willamette Undergrad & Law
Jennifer Williamson - Willamette Law
 
The House Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee has been dissolved, leaving two education policy committees that will handle post-secondary education issues:
 
House Education Committee:
Margaret Doherty, Chair (D – Tigard)
Teresa Alonso Leon, Vice Chair (D – Woodburn)
Cheri Helt, Vice Chair (R – Bend)
Diego Hernandez  (D – Portland)
Courtney Neron (D – Washington County)
Jeff Reardon (D – Happy Valley)
E. Werner Reschke (R – Klamath Falls)
Janeen Sollman (D – Hillsboro)
Kim Wallan (R – Medford)
 
Senate Education Committee:
Rob Wagner, Chair (D- Lake Oswego)
Chuck Thomsen, Vice Chair (R – Hood River)
Sara Gelser (D – Corvallis)
Mark Hass (D – Beaverton)
Dallas Heard (R – Roseburg)
 


In advance of the convening of the Legislative Assembly, the Legislative Information System released 1,467 pre-session filed bills. There are likely to be about 1,400 more bills that will be introduced throughout session.
 
Legislative issues that will be addressed this session include:
  • Affordability
  • Oregon Opportunity Grants
  • Applied baccalaureate offered by community colleges
  • Federal Title IX rules vs. state policies
  • Discrimination/religious policies
  • Oregon Promise funding
  • Dual credit/accelerated learning/credit transfer
  • Open Educational Resources
  • National Guard student tuition
  • Campus Safety
  • Student loans
  • Changes to non-profit property tax exemptions
  • Pay equity
The three “big ticket items” on the general legislative agenda are:
  • Corporate tax/K-12 funding revamp
  • Cap and trade
  • Housing/homelessness
The Alliance is launching a campaign to promote Oregon Private College Week (OPCW) 2019, which will be held July 29-August 2. We are working with the OPCW Planning Committee to plan a successful event that will help high school students and their families discover which Oregon private college is right for them.  


 

Upcoming Alliance Affinity Group Meetings:
 
Chief Financial Officers: On the last Thursday of every month, 8:30am-9am, via conference call.  Next meeting: January 31.
 
Title IX Coordinators: Thursday, January 31, 11am-1pm, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Center for Art & Design) in the Mediatheque Room.
 
Alumni Directors: A meeting will be scheduled for late February/early March.

ALLIANCE COMMUNITY

January 24, 2019 Oregon College of Art and Craft, PSU Merger Not "Financially Feasible," President Says

January 18, 2019 Oregon College of Art and Craft Finds Another Potential Partner

January 17, 2019 Warner Pacific Launches sourceU Tech School

January 17, 2019 Pacific Physics Professor Todd Duncan to be Honored by Oregon Academy of Science

January 16, 2019 Warner Pacific, Epicodus Plan Cybersecurity Degree Program 

January 15, 2019 Struggling Art School Looks to PSU for Lifeline 

January 14, 2019 Grad Student Files Discrimination Suit Against George Fox University

January 2, 2019 Corban University Announces a Tuition Freeze for Undergraduate Students

December 14, 2018 No Merger for Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft

December 12, 2018 Tuition Freeze Announced for 2019-20 at Corban University

December 10, 2018 University of Portland Ranks No. 18 in Forbe’s “Top 26 STEM Colleges of 2018”

ACCESS

January 17, 2019 Government Shutdown Causes Student Aid Slowdown (subscription may be required)

January 5, 2019 Students, Educators Oppose Tuition Hikes, Push for More Higher Ed Funding

December 21, 2018 Senate Passes Bill to Streamline FAFSA

December 2018 HECC Oregon Promise Report from Year 3

ON CAMPUS

January 14, 2019 Community College Transfer Students More Likely to Graduate Than Traditional Students at Selective Colleges

January 10, 2019 Out-of-State Freshmen Enrollment at Oregon Private Colleges Increased 7% Between Fall 2006 and Fall 2016

January 10, 2019 Alumni Donations Can Improve College Rankings - And Their Prestige

January 7, 2019 Popularity of Early Decision Continues to Grow

HIGHER EDUCATION BUSINESS

January 16, 2019 Ladders to Success: A POLITICO Work Group Report on Skills and Education

January 14, 2019 No Penalty for Western Governors

January 9, 2019 Tax Law’s Effects on Colleges Unfolding

January 8, 2019 Bernice Sandler, “Godmother of Title IX,” Dies at 90

January 8, 2019 Small Colleges Grapple with “Culture of Insecurity”

January 7, 2019 Overhauling Rules for Higher Ed

January 7, 2019 Cutting Oversight of Accreditation Will Spur Innovation, Says Education Dept.  Critics Say Not So Fast

January 4, 2019 For-Profit College Accused of Deceiving Students Agrees to Forgive $556 Million in Student Debt

January 4, 2019 Privacy Emerges as a Top Concern for Higher Education IT

January 3, 2019 Nearly 180,000 Students Won’t Have to Repay Loans From For-Profit Higher Ed Company

December 21, 2018 Push for Student-Level Data the Feds Don’t Collect

December 20, 2018 DeVos Outlines “Rethinking” of Higher Education

December 17, 2018 U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession

December 13, 2018 State Law Likely Conflicts with DeVos’s’ Title IX Proposal

December 13, 2018 HECC Legislative Update: HB 2998 Transfer Credit Work Group & Legislation

December 6, 2018 HECC Fact Sheet: Governor’s Recommended Budget for Higher Education and Workforce Investments

Concordia University - Corban University - Geoge Fox University
Lewis & Clark College - Linfield College - Multnomah University
National University of Natural Medicine - Northwest Christian University

Oregon College of Art and Craft - Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pacific University - Reed College - University of Portland - University of Western States
Warner Pacific University - Western Seminary - Willamette University
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