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The Association recognizes and respects the diverse size and organizational structures of its member colleges. Membership in the Association is open to all community college personnel interested in distance learning.

Each college will designate one OCCDLA member as its primary contact. The primary contact is responsible for maintaining an effective communication link between the Association and the college that they represent.

The Association invites liaison membership from other Oregon educational organizations with an interest in distance learning.


The Association selects co-chairs who serve a two-year term beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. The co-chairs schedule and facilitate Association meetings, serve on the Operations subcommittee and serve as liaisons between OCCDLA members and stakeholders.


The Association uses a participatory decision-making process to develop position statements on issues, propose amendments to the charter, and approve the selection of co-chairs.

In some cases, particularly those involving the expenditure or commitment of remaining Oregon Community College Distance Education Consortium (OCCDEC) funds, the Association may determine that a vote is required. In decisions requiring a vote, information will be provided to primary contacts prior to the meeting at which the vote will take place. Each college represented at a meeting, in which a vote takes place, will have one vote. A two-thirds majority of those voting members in attendance will be required.

OCCDLA Charter