Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:44pm
State spending on colleges and universities declined by 28 percent since 2007, but perhaps not for the reason usually cited. Simply blaming the Great Recession might mean missing a larger story.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:56am
At a meeting in Portland, members of the Higher Education Board’s Finance and Administration committee agreed to submit a budget proposal to the Oregon University System that includes 4.8 percent tuition increases across the state system and a 4.5 percent tuition increase for the University of Oregon.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:44am
You don’t hear much about CEOs wanting to run their companies like a university, but you hear plenty about running higher education more like a business. That was among the themes at a recent conference focused on research universities at UT Southwestern Medical Center and organized by the University of Texas System.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:26am
The Michigan senate passed a higher education finance bill that includes $250 million in additional funding and a tuition freeze at the state’s public colleges and universities. The legislation also includes the “Dream Act,” which allows undocumented high school graduates to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:55am
As other campus departments experience cut or stagnant budgets, campus engagement centers have been an exception. Although they’re generally smaller departments, their budgets have been steadily growing over the past few years, according to a survey of Campus Compact’s member institutions.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:20pm
Community colleges have received a declining share of government spending on higher education over the last decade even as their student bodies have become poorer and more heavily African-American and Latino, according to a report to be released Thursday.