(1)“Consortium” means the equal partnership developed to form the cross-sector collaboration between eligible educational institutions.
(2)“Opportunity Gap” means the gap in opportunities that often exists between students who are economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities, students learning English as a second language, African American, Hispanic or Native American when compared to their peers who do not share these characteristics. This can often lead to a gap in achievement (state test scores in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as diploma and post-secondary degree attainment).
(3)“Postsecondary Institution” means:
(a)A community college operated under ORS chapter 341 or,
(b)The following public universities:
(A)University of Oregon
(B)Oregon State University
(C)Portland State University
(D)Oregon Institute of Technology
(E)Western Oregon University
(F)Southern Oregon University
(G)Eastern Oregon University
(H)Oregon Health and Science University
(c)An Oregon-based accredited not-for-profit institution of higher education
(4)”Private post-secondary institution” means an Oregon-based, general accredited, not-for-profit institution of higher education.
(5)”Significant population” means to serve the majority of underserved students within the consortiums region.
(6)”Underserved student” means a student (English language learner, student of color, an economically disadvantaged student or a student with disabilities) who has not historically taken high school accelerated courses and may not have considered enrolling in a post-secondary education program.
(7)”Variety” means students having access to a choice of courses offered in core academic subjects, in different forums (which include yet are not limited to distance learning, high school campus, college campus, by proficiency assessment or through credit for prior learning), that are eligible for transfer.
Rule 581-017-0350 — Definitions,