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Strategy & Collaboration

2015 Legislative Session Resources

During each legislative session, the HECC presents to legislative committees and advises the Oregon Legislature and the Governor on topics of critical concern to Oregon higher education, working in close collaboration with campus leaders and partners.

Session Summary 

This Legislative Report provides an overview of a selection of key legislative investments and bills approved during Oregon’s 2015 Legislative Session, including approved bills, an overview of the 2015-17 biennial budget, and an appendix with historical budget information:

Additional summaries of featured legislative work can be found in the HECC Collaborations e-newsletter.​

Updates and Testimony 

HECC presented to the 2015 Legislature policy proposals and budget recommendations focused on investing resources to maximize student success, increasing postsecondary affordability, improving pathways to and within postsecondary institutions, and connecting job-seekers with employment.

Staff updates to the Commission:

HECC staff regularly update the Commission on legislative activity at its public meetings:

Higher education budget presentation materials, presented to the Joint Committee, Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Education, March-April 2015:

Issue Briefs: