Regional schools stand to lose by standing alone

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Friday, April 4, 2014

What the HECC is going on with public higher education in Oregon? I’m not sure whether to be angry, mystified or apathetic.

HECC is the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

The Register-Guard’s March 30 editorial points to the retrenchment at Southern Oregon University that will eliminate 80 faculty and staff positions, along with several majors (really, a university without a physics major?). With the SOU Faculty Senate having taken a vote of no confidence in the upper administration, one can hardly see a constructive outcome to the exercise. It doesn’t serve the region or the state as a whole.

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