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Public input sought on student success in higher education at 6 regional forums

Source: Jock Mills, Governor’s Education Investment Project; Office: 503-378-8270

Contact: Endi Hartigan, Communications Associate, OUS; Office: 503-725-5702

Governor-appointed Task Force will host public forums in Medford, Portland, Newport, Eugene, Bend, and La Grande to inform legislative recommendations




Oregon’s Governor-appointed Task Force on Higher Education Student and Institutional Success is looking for comments and suggestions: how can we increase student success in Oregon’s community colleges and universities? Created by the Oregon Legislature in 2011, and appointed by Governor Kitzhaber, the Task Force is holding regional public forums across the state to collect public feedback on its efforts to increase graduation and completion rates for post-secondary students. Over the last nine months the Task Force has worked to draft a number of recommendations for legislative consideration and would like to hear from the public before submitting its report to the Oregon Legislature in October.

Copies of the draft report and a summary of the recommendation will be available at the meeting and on the following website under the Regional Meetings header no later than September 10th: http://www.ous.edu/state_board/jointb/sis/meet.  

These meetings are organized by the Oregon University System and Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development in cooperation with local educators. Forums will be held in Bend, Eugene, La Grande, Medford, Newport and Portland. For more information about the Task Force, visit: http://www.ous.edu/state_board/jointb/sis. Contact and submit written comments: Anna_Teske@ous.edu.


September 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Higher Education Center, Presentation Hall (HEC 132)

101 South Bartlett. Medford, OR 97501

Map and directions at:  http://www.rcc-sou.org/get_here.shtml


September 13, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Portland Community College, Cascades, Moriarty Auditorium

705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

Map and directions at:  http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/cascade/


September 14, 2012, 4:00 p.m.

Oregon Coast Community College, Community Room

400 SE College Way. Newport, OR 97366

Map and directions at:  http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/campus-locations


September 17, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

Lane Community College, Building 3, Room 216

4000 East 30th Ave. Eugene, OR 97405

Map and directions at:  http://www.lanecc.edu/center/directions/


September 26, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

Oregon State University-Cascades, Cascades Hall, Room 107

Please note: Room has been changed from Room 112 tgo Room 107 because of technology needs.

2600 Northwest College Way Bend, OR 97701

Map and directions at: www/osucascades.edu/about/map   


October 5, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Eastern Oregon University, Dixie Lund Boardroom, Inlow Hall 201

One University Blvd. La Grande, OR 97850

Map and directions at:  http://www.eou.edu/campus_maps/driving_directions.html