HECC to Visit Klamath Falls and Meet at KCC

 File Photo (Brian Gailey)

File Photo (Brian Gailey)

KLAMATH FALLS – Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is meeting at Klamath Community College this week.

HECC is the single state entity responsible for ensuring pathways to higher educational success for Oregonians statewide and serves as a convener of the groups and institutions working across the public and private higher education arena.

The meeting is Thursday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at KCC in H138, Building 6.

During the meeting HECC will present on several items, including progress on House Bill 2998, which charges HECC with convening faculty to create one or more “foundational curricula” and major-specific guided pathways to create a more seamless system of transfer from community colleges to four-year universities. New foundational curricula must be in place by fall 2018, with the first three transfer agreements complete by December 2019.

“Providing KCC students with no loss of credit for course transfer is a top priority for KCC, and it is a board-directed initiative we have pursued for several years. We are very pleased that HECC is now diligently working toward making that happen for students statewide,” said KCC President Dr. Roberto Gutierrez.

HECC was established in 2011 and is a 14-member volunteer commission appointed by the Oregon governor. The commission develops and implements policies and programs to ensure that Oregon’s network of colleges, universities, workforce development initiatives and pre-college outreach programs are well coordinated to foster student success. It also advises the Oregon legislature, the governor, and the chief education office on policy and funding to meet state postsecondary goals.

For a full agenda, visit www.oregon.gov/highered/about/Pages/current-materials.aspx.