Tuition Recommendation Committee (TRC)

The Tuition Recommendation Committee (TRC) is responsible for recommending the tuition and mandatory fee rates to the President, who must in turn report and recommend mandatory tuition and fee rates to the Board of Trustees in accordance with ORS 352. 102.The Board of Trustees shall request that the President transmit to the Board the joint tuition recommendation of the President and the recognized student government.

The TRC is comprised of six students representing both campuses and appointed by the ASOIT president(s), two of which represent ASOIT and two of which represent historically underserved students of the University, as defined by the University; the Fiscal Operations Advisory Council (FOAC) chair; and at least two administrators. Any changes to the TRC structure required by ORS 352.102, subsequent controlling statutes or Board Policy may be made without notification. The President shall designate one member to chair the TRC.

Before making any recommendation to increase tuition and mandatory fees, but especially when the proposed increase is more than five percent annually, the TRC must document its consideration of the impact on students and the necessity of the increase in achieving the mission of the University. The TRC shall provide meaningful opportunities for members of the student government and students at large to participate in the process and deliberations.

The TRC will meet at least twice during January-February. Its meetings shall be open to the public and broad notification of the meetings shall be made to the University community. The TRC will consider the guidelines provided by the Board, information provided by the Administration, and such other matters as deemed appropriate.

Guiding Principles

  • Consider long-term factors when recommending the single year decisions (important to have a forward looking vision)
  • Recognize the importance of affordability for students
  • Tuition levels should be developed using data and information, including internal budget, comparator institutions, and external cost indices.
  • Ensure we maintain the current service level, quality and support that Oregon Tech provides to students.

Process Framework

  • Communicate openly and transparently with all stakeholders at an appropriate level of detail
  • The committee will utilize data and information throughout the process
  • Communicate respectfully and ask questions
Chair, Vice President 2022-23 John Harman Finance and Administration
Vice President, ex officio 2022-23 Erin Foley Student Affairs
Administrator 1 2022-23 Joanna Mott Academic Affairs
Administrator 2 2022-23 Josephine Ness Admissions
University Registrar des. 2022-23 Kendal Marks Registrar/Financial Aid
FOAC Chair 2021-24 Don DaSaro Business Management
Faculty Representative 2021-24 Feng Shi Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Technology
Klamath Falls ASOIT Representative 2022-23 Sasha Rabich Student
Portland-Metro ASOIT Representative 2022-23 Billy Kimmel Student
Klamath Falls Student 1 2022-23 Finn Anders Student
Klamath Falls Student 2 2022-23 Graeme Wiltrout Student
Portland-Metro Student 1 2022-23 Kailea Boerste Student
Portland-Metro Student 2 2022-23 Bonnie Smith Student
Graduate Student 2022-23 TBD Student
Executive Assistant 2022-23 Celia Green Finance and Administration

Committee Meetings

Time: 8:00 - 9:00am

Location: CEET 250

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Agenda and Slides


Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm

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Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm

Location: CEET Conference Room 250

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Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

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Campus Open Forums

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TRC Survey

Ask questions and share your opinion with the TRC by clicking here.