Oregon Statutes - Chapter 344 - Career and Professional Technical Education; Rehabilitation; Adult Literacy - Section 344.259 - Coordination of continuing education.

(1) The State Board of Education shall coordinate continuing education in lower division, developmental, adult self-improvement, professional and technical education for agencies under its regulatory authority. The State Board of Higher Education shall coordinate continuing education in upper division and graduate education for institutions under its jurisdiction.

(2) When significantly adverse impact is alleged by one or more of the agencies listed in this subsection, the affected parties jointly shall provide for written agreements. These agreements shall allocate responsibility for planning and providing continuing education or off-campus instruction in specific areas or by specific types. The agencies are:

(a) The State Board of Education.

(b) The State Board of Higher Education.

(c) Community college districts.

(d) Independent colleges.

(e) Proprietary schools.

(3) In the event the affected parties fail to reach a written agreement within 120 days following receipt of written notice of the allegation, either party may request the Education and Workforce Policy Advisor to review and to recommend resolution.

(4) Nothing in this section prohibits the offering of upper division or graduate programs within 30 miles of the campus of the Department of Higher Education institution offering the program, or the offering of lower division programs within 30 miles of the campus offering the program in areas outside a community college district. Such programs are entitled to the same college credit and financial support as programs offered on the campus of the institution. [Formerly 348.460; 1997 c.652 §31; 2003 c.14 §152]

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