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ASPSU Town Hall - University Restructuring and How It Will Affect You
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 3:45pm to Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:15pm

 

Tuition Setting...

University Accountability...

Student Oversight of the University...


It is all changing. Come learn what is happening and find out what you can do to guarantee a strong student voice.

 

What: ASPSU Town Hall on Restructuring

When: 3:45-5:15pm, March 3, 2011

4:00-4:30: Presentation on Restructuring

4:30-5:00: Q & A and Comment Period

5:00-6:00: Engage with other students/Meet ASPSU, your student government

Where: SMSU 236

Who: ASPSU, students, faculty, and staff

 

The Oregon Legislature is considering a proposal that will dramatically change Higher Education in Oregon. This legislation was introduced in order to help fix the growing financial problems that the Oregon University System is experiencing, but what does this mean to students?

Change: The universities will be able to buy, lease, and build buildings without oversight from the legislature

Effect: This could allow them to put each university in millions of dollars of debt that will have to be paid for by students for decades, resulting in higher tuition --------

Change: Tuition setting will happen at each university, instead of at the government level

Effect: Tuition levels might dramatically rise, because of no/little oversight of the tuition setting process ----------

Change: Students pay more and more of the university operating costs every year, while the legislature decreases government funding to education every year

Effect: Due to lack of government investment, university students have to pay substantially higher tuition every year ---------

 

How can students help?

1. Tell your story

We are collecting testimonials from students to give to our legislators. Testimonials are about how high tuition, tuition equity, lack of student input, etc. affect students at PSU.

2. Influence your legislator

We will be going down to Salem to lobby for amendements to SB 242 and increased funding for higher education in Oregon. Use your voice and tell your legislators that higher ed needs their support or Oregonians and the state economy will suffer.

3. Be a campaign leader

Interested in engaging students? We have open spots for students who want to engage their peers by educating them about restructuring and recruiting them to play their part in the campaign.

 

For more information, please contact:

Marcus Sis

ASPSUlegislative@gmail.com

OR

Stop by the ASPSU office in SMSU 117