Public input sought on student success in higher education
News contact: Endi Hartigan, Communications Associate, Oregon University System
Source contact: Jock Mills, Governor’s Education Investment Project
October 1, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. – Oregon’s Governor-appointed Task Force on Higher Education Student and Institutional Success is looking for comments and suggestions on how to increase student success in Oregon’s community colleges and universities.
One in a series of statewide, regional public forums will take place at EOU from 12-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in Inlow Hall, Room 201.
Created by the Oregon Legislature in 2011 and appointed by Governor Kitzhaber, the Task Force will collect public feedback at the forum 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 at the following website under the Regional Meetings header: www.ous.edu/state_board/jointb/sis/meet.
The Oregon University System, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development are organizing these meetings in cooperation with local educators.