Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Please join us for the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Digital Summit on House Bill 2864 – Thursday, October 15, 2020  

Our Digital Summit on House Bill 2864 intends to convene a broad range of institutional leaders and stakeholders to share our progress on House Bill 2864, align our expectations, and strategize next steps for implementation. 

The format will be online and synchronous and blend a full day of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and small group collaborations to explore multiple issues relevant to the advancement of HB 2864, including:

  • Integration with strategic planning
  • Leading organizational and institutional change 
  • Developing curriculum, assessment, and instructional strategies  
  • Coordinating learning for multisite institutions 
  • Cultivating institutional resources 
  • Leveraging campus partnerships among administration, faculty, staff and students 

We welcome a wide audience for the digital summit and encourage participation from administrative, faculty, staff, and student leaders across the consortium. There are no registration fees for this event, attendance is free of charge. Click here to register.

If you have additional specific questions about the digital summit, please direct your inquiries to jeff.kenney@oregonstate.edu


Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Session 1: Opening Plenary (9:00am – 10:30am)
    • Welcoming remarks from Oregon House Representative Teresa Alonso Leon and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission
    • Keynote Address, Dr. Sam Museus
  • Session 2: Digital Collaborations I (11:00am – 12:30pm)
    • Topics:
      • Administration and strategic planning
      • Organizational leadership and institutional change
      • Curriculum, assessment, and facilitation of learning 
    • Format:
      • Facilitators will guide and deepen the discussion among participants
      • Note-takers will document discussion and will collaborate in post-summit communication
  • Session 3: Digital Collaborations II (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
    • Topics:
      • Multisite institutions and distance learning
      • Budget and finance, institutional resources
      • Cultivating and leveraging campus partners: Administration, faculty, staff and students
    • Format:
      • Facilitators will guide and deepen the discussion among participants
      • Note-takers will document discussion and will collaborate in post-summit communication
  • Session 4: Closing Plenary (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
    • Dr. Yvette Alex-Assensoh and Dr. Tim Cook
      • Next steps for our institutions
      • Toward and beyond compliance
      • Engaging with and leading the state of Oregon

Technical Details for Online Summit

Session 1 Keynote Speaker: Samuel D. Museus


Samuel D. Museus is Professor of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He also serves as Founding Director of the National Institute for Transformation and Equity at Indiana University. Museus has produced well over 300 publications and conference presentations focused on diversity and equity, campus environments, and college student outcomes. His publications include 10 books, including Creating Campus Cultures: Fostering Success among Racially Diverse Student Populations and Racism and Racial Equity in Higher Education. Museus is also creator of the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model of College Success and the CECE survey, which are tools that colleges and universities around the nation are now using to advance their inclusion and equity agendas and foster success among racially diverse populations.

Museus has previously received several national awards in recognition of the impact of his scholarship, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Early Career Award in 2011 and the NASPA George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Research and Literature Award in 2014. His work has also been featured in several high-profile media outlets, such as NPR, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. Museus also consults with college campuses in the United States and abroad that seek to transform their institutions and cultivate more inclusive organizational environments.

Samuel D. Museus