2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-4706. Defining roles, goals and missions of like institutions - Admission standard - Commendation of two-year colleges for providing universal access and State Regents for updating and enforcing viability standard.
A. Recognizing the increasing demand for college and university education, the rapid changes facing our society, and the worldwide competition facing our citizens, the Legislature acknowledges the need to reexamine the state's higher education system to ensure that the system created half a century ago will meet the changing needs. It is the intent of the Legislature that the State Regents for Higher Education fully exercise their constitutional authority to reexamine and more clearly define the roles, goals and missions of like institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. It is further the intent of the Legislature that the State Regents examine the current system of governance of Oklahoma institutions of higher education and submit a report and recommendations to the Oklahoma Legislature by January 1, 1993. Such recommendations shall also examine qualifications for board service and shall be consistent with the functions assigned each institution.
B. The Legislature encourages the State Regents to set admissions standards reflecting the differences between the various institutions. The implementation of such standards shall not have a negative impact on current funding.
C. The Legislature commends the two-year colleges for providing universal access. In the interest of economy and of value for each dollar invested in the system, unnecessary duplication should be avoided.
D. The Legislature commends the State Regents for Higher Education for updating and enforcing the viability standards for institutions of higher education.
Added by Laws 1987, c. 227, § 9, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1992, c. 308, § 14, eff. June 1, 1992.