2016-20 Strategic Plan
Education Coordinating Commission’s 2016-20 Strategic Plan was adopted in
February, 2016. The plan provides a foundation and scaffolding for
preparing more Oregonians with the degrees, certificates, and training they
need to succeed in their goals and careers.
defines six key priorities that will guide higher education funding and policy
decisions within the HECC authority.
- sharpening state higher education goals in specific areas, including for
working-age adults, and better reporting our progress towards meeting them.
College and University Funding:
- supporting sustainable state funding linked to
- simplifying and aligning student pathways from cradle to career.
- enhancing student success, safety, and completion.
- limiting student costs for attending college in Oregon.
and Community Impact:
- contributing to prosperous workforce, economy, and
made progress toward the state’s 40-40-20 goal, yet not all of the state’s
populations have experienced equally the benefits of improving completion
rates. The HECC will take a lead role in convening
partners to further align programming and supports to close achievement and
opportunity gaps for low-income students, students of color, and recent high
school graduates—as well as improving connections between Oregon’s education
and workforce systems.
The strategic plan is anchored by the Commission’s Equity Lens, which commits
the HECC to ensuring that its policy and resource allocation decisions advance
equity. It also builds on the
Commission’s Strategic Plan
2014-15, which set a
foundation for the Commission’s efforts to “steer and cheer” the higher
To effectively exercise
its functions, the HECC works in close partnership with campus leaders,
governing boards, faculty, students, and state partners—playing a critical
convening role for Oregon higher education and the communities that it affects.