ORS 352.103¹
Advisory body for tuition and mandatory enrollment fees
  • composition
  • process for making recommendation

(1) Each public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall have an advisory body to advise the president of the university on the president’s recommendations to the governing board regarding resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees for the upcoming academic year.

(2) The public university shall:

(a) Establish a process to ensure that the advisory body required under subsection (1) of this section is composed of no fewer than:

(A) Two administrators of the university;

(B) Two faculty members of the university;

(C) Two students representing the recognized student government of the university; and

(D) Two students representing historically underserved students of the university, as defined by the public university.

(b) Establish a written document describing the role of the advisory body and the relationship of the advisory body to the public university, president of the university and the governing board.

(3) The public university shall ensure that all members of the advisory body are offered training on:

(a) The budget of the public university;

(b) The mechanisms by which moneys are appropriated by the Legislative Assembly to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission for allocation to public universities; and

(c) Historical data regarding the relationship between the amount of resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees charged by the public university and the amount of state appropriations that the commission allocates to the public university.

(4) In order to assist the advisory body in making its recommendations, the public university shall provide the advisory body with:

(a) A plan for how the governing board and the public university’s administration are managing costs on an ongoing basis; and

(b) A plan for how resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees could be decreased if the public university receives more moneys from the state than anticipated.

(5) Before making a recommendation to the president of the university that resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees should be increased by more than five percent annually, the advisory body must document its consideration of:

(a) The impact of the resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees that the advisory body intends to recommend to the president of the public university on:

(A) Students at the public university, with an emphasis on historically underserved students, as defined by the public university; and

(B) The mission of the public university, as described by the mission statement adopted under ORS 352.089 (Mission statements); and

(b) Alternative scenarios that involve smaller increases in resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees than the advisory body intends to recommend to the president of the public university.

(6) The advisory body shall:

(a) Provide meaningful opportunities for members of the recognized student government and other students enrolled at the public university to participate in the process and deliberations of the advisory body; and

(b) At a time established by the public university, provide a written report to the president of the university that sets forth the recommendations, deliberations and observations of the advisory body regarding resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees for the upcoming academic year. The written report must include any minority report requested by a member of the advisory body and any documents produced or received by the advisory body under subsections (4) and (5) of this section.

(7) Each public university shall ensure that the process of establishing resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees at the public university is described on the Internet website of the public university. This material must include, but is not limited to:

(a) The written document produced by the public university under subsection (2)(b) of this section; and

(b) All relevant documents, agendas and data that are considered by the advisory body during its deliberations.

(8) As used in this section, “resident tuition and mandatory enrollment fees” means the tuition and mandatory enrollment fees for undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree program and have established residency in Oregon. [2018 c.65 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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.
 
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