Or. Admin. R. 584-400-0050 - State Approval: Closure of the Unit

(1) If an Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is closing its Unit and eliminating all its educator preparation programs, the EPP must provide to the Commission, in writing:
(a) The name of the governing body with authority to close the Unit;
(b) The date the decision was made to close the Unit;
(c) The exact date programs will end;
(d) The reasons for the closure;
(e) Assurances that enrolled candidates will be able to complete their programs; and
(f) A teach-out and student transition plan that details how enrolled candidates will complete their programs, including:
(A) Staffing plans that detail the major areas of responsibility for staff members;
(B) For each academic year (September 1 to August 31), details must be provided for each program, including the date each program will close, the expected number of impacted students, and the courses that will be offered;
(C) Transfer plans for students, including:
(i) Plans for students who have declared Education as their major but who have not been formally admitted;
(ii) Plans for enrolled students who will stay with the institution;
(iii) Plans for enrolled students who choose to transfer to another EPP;
(iv) Which institution(s) have been consulted about a potential transfer of students and plans that have been made for a transition of students.
(D) Plans for maintaining academic records after the education program is closed.
(2) The Commission will no longer accept recommendations from the EPP effective the date indicated by the EPP that the programs and any closure and/or student transition plans will be complete.
(3) Within three months prior to or following the closure, the EPP must, upon request of the Commission, provide the Commission with an update on the transition, including any major changes that have occurred to the teach-out and student transition plan(s) and to provide any lessons learned in the close-out process.


Or. Admin. R. 584-400-0050
TSPC 2-2018, adopt filed 04/17/2018, effective 04/17/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533

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