Responses Last Confirmed:

Oregon Department of Education Private and Career Schools Office

Agency Contact

Juan Baez-Arevalo
(503) 947-5977
juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us

Additional Contact

Secretary of State Contact

Bev Clarno
503-986-1523
Topic:

Types of Educational Providers Authorized

2A1.
Institution Types Authorized – Indicate the types of institutions that your agency authorizes. Please provide a short explanation of any ambiguity in the comment section below

____ Public, in-state degree granting institutions

____ Public, out-of-state degree granting institutions

____ Private, in-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions

____ Private, out-of-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions

____ Private, in-state, for-profit degree granting institutions

____ Private, out-of-state, for-profit degree granting institutions

____ Public, in-state, non-degree granting institutions

____ Public, out-of-state, non-degree granting institutions

____ Non-degree, not-for profit institutions

____ Non-degree, for-profit institutions

____

2A2.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

2B1.
Is accreditation required for an institution to be authorized in your state? Yes or No.

(please provide answer)

2B2.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

2B3.
If yes, what type of accreditation is required? Please, check all that apply as appropriate.

Regional Accreditation Required for:
____ Public, out-of-state degree granting institutions
____ Private, in-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Private, out-of-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Private, in-state, for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Private, out-of-state, for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Public, in-state, non-degree granting institutions
____ Public, out-of-state, non-degree granting institutions
____ Non-degree, not-for profit institutions
____ Non-degree, for-profit institutions
____ Religious institutions
____

2B4.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

2C1.
Does your agency authorize specific academic programs offered by institutions, only institutions themselves, or both?

____ Institution   _____ Program   _____ Both

2C2.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

2D1.
Does your state require a Surety Bond for authorized out-of-state institutions? Yes or No.

(please provide answer)

2D2.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

2E1.
Does your state have a Tuition Refund Policy Requirement? If so, for which types of institutions?

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Exemptions

3A1.
Are certain institutions or programs exempt by law or policy from your state authorization requirements? If so, for which types of institutions? Which types of programs? Please provide web link.

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Authorization of Distance Education

4A1.
Does your agency require purely online programs offered by out-of-state institutions to be authorized without regard to physical presence? Yes or No.

(please provide answer)

4A2.
If not, does your agency determine whether an institution must be authorized based on a physical presence (“operating”) standard? Yes or No.

(please provide answer)

4A3.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

4B1.
Does your agency require correspondence study programs to be authorized without regard to physical presence? Yes or No

(please provide answer)

4B2.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Physical Presence Policy - Common Triggers

5A1.
If your agency uses a physical presence standard, how does your agency define physical presence? If available, please provide a link to that policy or a citation to the relevant regulation giving that standard.

(please provide answer)

5A2.
URL for physical presence definition

(please provide answer)

5A3.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Application Process

6A1.
Description – Please provide a short description of the application process to obtain state authorization. If available, please provide web links to the specific references to all applicable state laws, regulations, manuals, forms, or other pertinent docu

(please provide answer)

6A2.
URL for application

(please provide answer)

6A3.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Fees Associated with Authorization

7A1.
Application Fee – Is there an application fee to initiate the authorization process? If so, what is the fee or fee schedule? Please provide a web link if available.

(please provide answer)

7A2.
URL for Fee Information

(please provide answer)

7A3.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Reporting

8A1.
What kinds of information or data must an institution report to your agency as a condition for continued out-of-state authorization?

(please provide answer)

8A2.
URL for reporting

(please provide answer)

8A3.
How frequently do institutions report data?

(please provide answer)

8A4.
Is this information published or shared publicly?

(please provide answer)

8A5.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Consumer Protection and Student Complaints - Non-SARA Participating Institutions

9A1.
Please describe the process for handling complaints about out-of-state postsecondary institutions or programs?

(please provide answer)

9A2.
URL for the complaint form

(please provide answer)

9A3.
Is the process handled all within your agency or do you divide consumer protection and student complaint duties dependent on the type of institution (Public, Private, Technical, etc.)?

(please provide answer)

9A4.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

9B1.
Does this complaint process extend to institutions not authorized by the agency that may enroll residents of the state (such as explicitly distance education programs with no physical presence or exempt institutions)?

(please provide answer)

9B2.
Who is the contact person at your agency for receiving complaints?

Contact Name

Title

Agency

Address

Email

Phone

URL

9B3.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Consumer Protection and Student Complaints - SARA Participating Institutions

10A1.
Please describe the process for handling complaints about SARA participating Institutions.

(please provide answer)

10A2.
Is the process handled all within your agency or do you divide consumer protection and student complaint duties dependent on the type of institution (Public, Private, Technical, etc.)?

(please provide answer)

10A3.
URL for student complaints – SARA participating institutions

(please provide answer)

10A4.
Who is the contact person at your agency for receiving complaints?

Contact Name

Title

Agency

Address

Email

Phone

URL

10A5.
Clarifying comments:

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Enforcement

11A1.
If your agency has written descriptions of the possible consequence of institutional non-compliance, please provide it (or provide a web link).

(please provide answer)

Topic:

Records Retention

12A1.
When a school closes, what is the process your state uses to ensure that transcripts/records are kept available?

(please provide answer)

12B1.
From what agency do students request their transcripts/records from a closed school?

Agency Name

Contact Person

Contact Phone

Contact Address

Contact Email

Contact website

Topic:

Additional Information

13A1.
Is there anything else about the authorization process in your state that we and others ought to know about?

(please provide answer)