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Kansas universities propose tuition increases

University of Kansas

BY MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS All six universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents want to increase tuition next fall. The proposals range from a 5 percent increase for undergraduate Kansans at Kansas State and Wichita State universities to 2.7 percent for in-state undergraduates at Fort Hays University. Based on the proposal presented to regents on Wednesday, tuition would rise ... Read More »

Kan. universities pushing bill to streamline offering online courses to out-of-state students

Online college class

A bill before the Kansas Legislature would allow the state’s universities to streamline efforts to offer online courses to out-of-state students, according to supporters. The bill would allow the Kansas Board of Regents to join a regional group of states that would establish standards for online courses and authorize the member states to provide online courses in each state. The ... Read More »

Kansas universities unite in effort to restore funding

Washburn University

Kansas universities are uniting in an appeal to restore higher education spending after two years of multimillion-dollar state budget cuts. Political debate about the future of taxpayers financing the 32-school Kansas Board of Regents system returns to the forefront when the 2014 Legislature is scheduled to start this week in Topeka. Officials at Washburn University, Kansas State University and the ... Read More »

Status and fate of social media policy unclear at Kansas universities

University of Kansas

After the Kansas Board of Regents announced that they would review a recently approved social media policy, the policy’s fate and status remain uncertain. But as it’s currently written, the policy could have different effects on different groups of workers at universities depending on their roles and whether they have tenure. In December the regents unanimously passed the policy, which ... Read More »

University sees growth in private, research funds

Research

The University of Kansas‘ efforts to raise higher education funds from private donors and research grants continue at a brisk pace, but state support is still critical, according to the school’s leader. University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little told The Topeka Capital-Journal that while outside research grants hit record levels, further gains may be difficult because of federal budget constraints. “We’re at ... Read More »

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