Stay current with Oregon Transfer Workgroup information!

In 2017, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 2998, a bill designed to streamline transfer between Oregon’s community colleges and public universities.

As a result, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission is working with institution partners to simplify and better align pathways for students to successfully transfer between institutions, maximize credits toward their degrees and certificates, and decrease time-to-degree completion. ​The development of a seamless transfer system will reduce the time and money transfer students spend to achieve their education and career goals, and support progress towards Oregon’s educational and economic goals.

For those who would like to stay current with information related to the HB 2998 Transfer Workgroup:

Oregon Transfer Module Survey

House Bill 2998 (2017) requires the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to convene workgroups of faculty and administrators from community colleges and public universities to create one or more foundational curriculum to help students transfer from the two-year to the four-year sector.

In preparation for that process, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission is asking faculty, academic advisors, registrars, and other student service professionals to respond to a BRIEF survey on the Oregon Transfer Module (OTM).

Please respond to this set of nine questions by SEPTEMBER 30, 2017


House Bill 2998 Transfer Workgroup: Volunteers Needed!

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission is beginning its work to implement House Bill 2998, legislation designed to streamline transfer between Oregon’s community colleges and public universities.

Two representatives are needed from the Oregon Academic Advising Association (OAAA) to serve on the Transfer Workgroup, which will develop foundational curricula and help answer key policy questions regarding transfer. We would like two nominees, one from a community college and one from a university that have a history of collaborative and successful student transfer.

Volunteer Interest Forms are needed by September 6, 2017.

In volunteering, please consider the time commitment workgroup members will be asked to make. The HECC expects members to participate in approximately six meetings from October through January, with the first two meetings scheduled for Friday, October 6th and Friday, October 20th. The HECC also expects workgroup members to actively and regularly communicate workgroup progress to and seek input from CIA and its constituents. Finally, the HECC particularly seeks nominees with a deep interest and investment in improving transfer, familiarity with the Oregon Transfer Module, knowledge of inter-institutional articulation agreements, and/or general education curriculum committee experience.

  • Letter from HECC Executive Director, Ben Cannon

For questions, please email Elizabeth Box Brand at

To show your interest in volunteering, submit an interest form!