Chancellor Outlines New College, University Funding Plan

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Higher education Chancellor Dan Klaich outlined his plan to rewrite how the state's colleges and universities are funded before legislators Wednesday, but there was anything but widespread agreement on some of the specifics.

Virtually everyone agrees the current formula used to fund the state's colleges and universities is inadequate.

Faculty, administrators, and students testified as such Wednesday before the Legislature's Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education.

The current formula encourages enrollment, but not graduation, inadequately funds the largest college, the College of Southern Nevada, and does not account for the growing importance of research at the universities in Las Vegas and Reno.

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