Panel Scrutinizes Nevada Higher Education Funding, "Weighted" Credit Hours

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How to weigh college courses to determine state support and whether an F grade should count as completion for funding were some of the stickier issues discussed Wednesday by a legislative panel tasked with overhauling Nevada's higher educationfunding formula.

Nevada Chancellor Dan Klaich recommended that state funding for core classes be the same, whether they are taken at a university or community college.

The issue, he said, comes down to "What is the state of Nevada willing to pay for English 101?"

But Sen. Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas called that proposal a "one size fits all" approach that doesn't account for the differing missions of community colleges and universities.

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