Definitions for OAR Chapter 589, Divisions 1 through 20
(1)“Executive Director” means the Executive Director appointed under ORS 351.735 by the Commission.
(2)“Director” means the Director of the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development appointed under ORS 351.762;
(3)“Board” means the board of education of a community college district;
(4)“Commission” means the Higher Education Coordinating Commission;
(5)“Office” means the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development;
(6)(a) Community College" means a public institution operated by a community college district for the purposes of providing courses of study generally limited to not more than two years’ full-time attendance and designed to meet the needs of a geographical area by providing educational services, including but not limited to professional technical education programs or lower division collegiate programs.
(b)The two-year limitation described in paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply to:
(A)Technical programs in which the curriculum may require more than two years of attendance but less than four years; or
(B)Applied baccalaureate degree programs.
(7)“Community College District” or “District” means a district formed under ORS Chapter 341 (Community Colleges) to operate one or more community colleges or to secure educational services available at a community college.
(8)“Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student”, for the purpose of receiving state reimbursement, represents one student who carries 510 clock hours over three terms of instruction.
(9)“Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent (RFTE) Student” means a student defined by section (8) of this rule whose earned hours qualify the district for cost reimbursement by the State of Oregon in accordance with OAR 589-002-0100 (Community College Support Fund Distribution), et seq.
(10)“Term Hour” means a 50-minute period of course work a week per student for approximately one-third of a school year.
Rule 589-001-0300 — Definitions for OAR Chapter 589, Divisions 1 through 20,