I have heard mention that among the ideas that we can propose are ones that have the potential of reducing the required number of credits for a degree. Is that possible?

Yes. Portland State’s regional accreditation (NWCCU) does not mandate the minimum number of credit requirement for degrees, but rather requires assurances that programs are robust and have clear leaning outcomes.  There is no requirement as well in Oregon (either through OUS or Oregon Administrative  Rules (OAR)) on minimum number of credits.  Some programs offered at PSU do have specialized accreditation that is more proscriptive and if your program is one of those you will need to see how flexible the accrediting body is.

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