Repeal of Policy on Accreditation Reports (Bonine #632)

Date of Notice: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Policy Repeal
Current Status: 
Approved on 05/20/15


Section I

1.1 WHEREAS, the transition to a new Board of Trustees for the University under the law popularly known as Senate Bill 270 of 2013 removed the State Board of Higher Education as a future source of policies for the University of Oregon; and

1.2 WHEREAS, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities consistently interacts closely (as needed) with independent boards like our new UO Board; and

1.3 WHEREAS, a number of policies adopted by the State Board of Higher Education in the past (including Internal Management Directives) involve academic matters as commonly understood in higher education, including an IMD on accreditation reports within; and

1.4 WHEREAS the UO maintains a publicly available accreditation website at; and

1.5 WHEREAS, Section 170 (8) of Senate Bill 270 provides:

(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the lawfully adopted rules and policies of the State Board of Higher Education pertaining to a university with a governing board that are in effect on the effective date of this 2013 Act continue in effect until lawfully superseded or repealed by the standards or policies of the governing board or the university [emphasis added]; and

1.6 WHEREAS, linkages and comments are provided on the Senate’s “Master List” of rules and policies, including unique, easy-to-track identifying numbers (see Policies of Senate Interest Excel workbook),

Section II

2.1 BE IT HEREBY MOVED that OUS IMD 2.040 (found at be repealed as a University of Oregon policy:

632       OUS IMD 2.040   Academic Affairs       Accreditation Reports



Financial Impact: 
Cost Neutral

Monique Balbuena (Associate Professor, Honors College), Chair of the Curriculum & Program Matters Workgroup