With the passage of Senate Bill 919 by the 1997 Legislative Assembly, Oregon law mandated that the Oregon University System (OUS) develop performance measures and indicators for the goals adopted by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education in January 1997. These four goals set in legislation are: access, quality, cost-effectiveness and employability.

These one-word goals start at the societal level and cascade down to the System and campus levels. Many public systems of higher education have adopted similar goals that combine long-standing beliefs about public higher education with newer ideas about the necessity of college attainment to prepare people for the changing economy. The intention was to adopt policies and practices that harmonized access, quality, cost effectiveness, and employability.

Annual Performance Progress Report

Oregon University System Key Performance Measures