While supporters of higher education in Oregon ask for more money for the system, the system itself is changing.
By this summer, all seven of the state universities will have their own governing boards.
And, by decision of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (pronounced "heck"), their future funding will be based in part on the numbers of degrees they confer--not on simple enrollment.
Outcome of students will affect input of dollars.
HECC Executive Director Ben Cannon joins us with details.