OrACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 45 two-year and four-year, private and public institutions of higher education.

OrACRAO exists to disseminate information and provide for the interchange of ideas on problems of mutual interest to member institutions. The association strives to foster a better understanding of the activities of member institutions and to develop a spirit of cooperativeness, helpfulness, and unity in the solution of mutual problems.

A Strategic Plan was developed based on a member survey and a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) for the 2015-2017 time period. Three strategic plans emerged:

  • Fostering Connections

  • Improved website functionality/usability

  • Clarifying our foundation (By Laws, Conference/Workshop Programming)

The values that respondents identified for our association included leadership, teamwork, professionalism, dependability and camaraderie. Read the complete Strategic Plan here.

Institutional Collaboration

OrACRAO maintains several groups for communication and collaboration between institutions in Oregon:

OrACRAO Listserve - A general collaboration group for Oregon Institutions
OCCARD Listserve - Collaboration for Oregon Community Colleges
OrACRAO DegreeWorks Listserve - Tips, tricks, and help for users of Ellucian's DegreeWorks
OrACRAO's Transfer Articulation Listserve - Questions and collaboration surrounding transfer courses and policies.

If you currently work at an institution that is a member of OrACRAO and you would like to join any of these groups, please email vp-techcomm@oracrao.org