This page highlights changes in University governance at a state level as they pertain to tuition at Western Oregon University and shows the potential impacts of those changes on tuition.
For a more detailed explaination of the governance changes and an overall view of what is happening (beyond tuition changes), please visit the President's web site on University Governance.
Senate Bill 270C - July 2013
Senate Bill 270C established the new institutional governing boards that will soon be at the helm of the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon State University while leaving the option open for Western Oregon University to follow suite. In regards to tuition, the bill had this to say:
Senate Bill 242 - June 2011
Senate Bill (SB) 242 serves as the starting point for University governance changes when it allowed for the separation of the Oregon University System (OUS) from the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). By separating from DAS, it allowed the seven public universities in Oregon greater flexibility and "independence to manage affairs, operations, and obligations." From a tuition standpoint, SB 242 revised the past process for setting tuition and other course fees and required student and student government participation which ultimately resulted in the need for the WOU Tuition Advisory Committee (WOUTAC). Highlights from the bill include the following:
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