2017 ORS 350.085¹
Mission statements and academic programs of public universities

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall:

(1) Approve all mission statements of the public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities); and

(2) Approve all significant changes to academic programs offered at the public universities, and shall ensure that the changes:

(a) Are consistent with the mission statement of the respective public university;

(b) Do not unnecessarily duplicate academic programs offered by other public universities;

(c) Are not located in a geographic area that will cause undue hardship to Oregon’s other public universities; and

(d) Are allocated among the public universities to maximize the achievement of statewide needs and requirements. [Formerly 351.047; 2017 c.66 §2]

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 743, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

Sec. 1. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall work with public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) to develop effective solutions to address the problem of students who:

(1) Enroll in a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(2) Successfully complete two or more years of coursework at the university; and

(3) Leave the university without graduating and without any official recognition of their academic accomplishments. [2015 c.743 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2015 Act is repealed on July 1, 2020. [2015 c.743 §2]

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.