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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 »

Professors association questions university invention policy

University of Kansas

Engineering faculty senate at KU asks university to reconsider The president of the Kansas conference of the American Association of University Professors wants to see state legislation passed to remove what he says are barriers to cooperation between academics and the private sector. Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, an associate professor at The University of Kansas School of Engineering, says university policies requiring ... 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 »

Universities unite in budget fight for higher calling

Kansas State University

By Tim Carpenter CEOs see state funding pivotal investment in Kansas’ future  Two years of multimillion-dollar state budget cuts to Kansas higher education and annual escalation in student tuition and borrowing beg the question: What next? Political debate about the future of taxpayer financing of the 32-school Kansas Board of Regents system returns to the forefront in mid-January when the ... Read More »

Editorial: Leadership key to universities’ success

Kansas State University

Higher education receives its share of criticism, in Kansas and across the county, with each report of an increase in tuition and student debt or when a student or faculty member does something to bring unflattering attention to his or her university. Reports from the president of Washburn University and leaders of the state’s two largest universities, published recently in ... 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 »

Three state public universities see enrollment increases

Kansas State University

Overall enrollment at public universities in Kansas increased slightly  Enrollment fell at four of the state’s seven public universities this spring, but rose at Kansas State University, Emporia State and Fort Hays State.  The total student head count at K-State, which is experiencing record-high enrollment this academic year, was 23,180 this spring, up from 22,518 last spring. At Emporia State, the ... Read More »

Kansas universities brace for state cuts to program funding

University of Kansas

The relentless push to shrink government and cut taxes could trigger tuition hikes and mean less state money for a program that provides aviation companies with work-ready employees. Competing versions of budget cuts from the House and Senate both include reductions in state aid for universities, a move that could add to ever-increasing tuition rates. Meanwhile, the National Center for Aviation ... Read More »

Canada: UBC leads alliance to improve science education with Sloan grant

The University of British Columbia is partnering with seven top North American universities to study how to speed up the adoption of improved teaching techniques in science classrooms. The Bay View Alliance (BVA) – which includes Queen’s University, University of California Davis, University of Kansas, University of Saskatchewan, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Texas Austin and UBC – is ... Read More »

MSU ranks among best colleges to work

In 40 years, a lot of things have changed at Michigan State University (MSU). One thing that hasn’t is how Joe Darden feels about his job — he still enjoys it. Happy MSU employees, such as Darden, are just one of the reasons MSU made Business Research Guide’s first annual Top 10 Best Colleges and Universities to Work For list. ... Read More »

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