Policy & Collaboration

​Featured Init​iatives

Find out about featured events, recent initiatives, and collaborations of the HECC here. Also see News and Updates for more recent announcements.

Development of Strategic Roadmap for the Future of Postsecondary Education and Training in Oregon 

​​Since late 2019 the HECC has worked with partners on developing a Strategic Roadmap for the future of postsecondary education in Oregon.  See the Stakeholder Outreach Insights Report here describing the public input gathered to date on this effort. Given the context for this work has shifted with COVID-19, the continuation of this work has been postponed to Fall, 2020. The HECC and partners have established four interim guiding principles which emerged from the initial work, and encourages stakeholders to keep these guiding principles in mind as they navigate the pandemic.​

Lumina Foundation “TIE” Grant Activities: Building Partnerships

The HECC is advancing work supported by a $689,000 Talent, Innovation, and Equity (“TIE”) partnership grant from Lumina Foundation​ to help eliminate disparities in postsecondary success rates between Oregon’s overall student population and historically underrepresented students of color. The grant supports a suite of state leadership activities aimed to improve postsecondary success in Oregon for African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander learners, with a particular focus on adult learners of color.  

Development of the Oregon ​Transfer Compass

In an effort to streamline transfer among Oregon’s higher education institutions, simplify the process and reduce loss of credit, Oregon’s State Legislature passed House Bill 2998 (2017) which led to the development of the Oregon Transfer Compass. 

HECC Collaborations newsletter

For more on recent work, see the HECC Collaborations newsletter, a regular e-newsletter featuring featured work of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and agency. Click on the image here for the most recent issue, including the Message from HECC Executive Director Ben Cannon.

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