2017 ORS 350.009¹
Fundamental goals of public higher education

The Legislative Assembly finds that public higher education is necessary to accomplish the findings in ORS 350.001 (Legislative findings) and recognizes the following as fundamental goals of public higher education in this state:

(1) Creating an educated citizenry to support responsible roles in a democratic society and provide a globally competitive workforce to drive this state’s economy, while ensuring access for all qualified Oregonians to a high-quality post-secondary education;

(2) Ensuring a high-quality learning environment that allows students to succeed;

(3) Creating original knowledge and advancing innovation; and

(4) Contributing positively to the economic, civic and cultural life of communities in all regions of Oregon. [Formerly 351.006]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 350—Statewide Coordination of Higher Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors350.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.