2015 ORS § 348.612¹
Probation or suspension or revocation of approval
  • rules
  • hearing

(1) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission may place a school, or a program within a school, on probation, or suspend or revoke any approval given to a school under ORS 348.606 (Prohibition on conferring or offering of degree before approval obtained), for proper cause after a hearing.

(2) The commission shall by rule establish criteria for placing a school or program on probation or for suspending or revoking approval given to a school under ORS 348.606 (Prohibition on conferring or offering of degree before approval obtained).

(3)(a) If the commission places a school or program on probation, the commission shall establish conditions that the school or program must meet to continue to operate in this state. These conditions may include requiring a school to increase or alter the amount of the bond or letter of credit required under ORS 348.613 (Bond or letter of credit requirement for schools approved to confer academic degree).

(b) If the commission determines that a school has failed to satisfy the conditions of probation established by the commission under this subsection, the commission may suspend or revoke any approval given to the school under ORS 348.606 (Prohibition on conferring or offering of degree before approval obtained).

(c) If the commission determines that a school has failed to comply with the requirements of approval given to a school under ORS 348.606 (Prohibition on conferring or offering of degree before approval obtained) or otherwise failed to maintain a bond or letter of credit as required under ORS 348.613 (Bond or letter of credit requirement for schools approved to confer academic degree), the commission may suspend or revoke any approval given to a school under ORS 348.606 (Prohibition on conferring or offering of degree before approval obtained).

(4) At least 20 days before holding a hearing under this section, the school must have received written notice of the place, time and reason for the hearing. Hearings shall be held in accordance with rules adopted by the commission. [1997 c.652 §13; 2011 c.637 §188; 2015 c.327 §3]