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Steve Foucart Named Permanent CFO at Missouri State

Steve Foucart, interim chief financial officer at Missouri State University for the past year, was named permanent CFO at the university. He begins his duties April 1.

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Keep the ‘Public’ in Public Higher Education

As chairmen of the Boards of Higher Education and the University of Massachusetts, we know that keeping the “public” in public higher education is more than a slogan. It is an urgent and essential proposition in a state that lives and dies by its brainpower. By 2018, Massachusetts will lead the nation in the number of jobs—70 percent—requiring a college education. Where will these skilled workers needed for industry sectors such as health care, IT, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing come from?

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Indiana Higher Ed Commissioner's Statement Paints Students as Slackers

The state’s higher education commissioner, Teresa Lubbers, recently sent a condescending statement about college completion rates to media outlets around Indiana. The statement, motivated by House Bill 1348, which would link colleges’ state funding to students’ graduation rates and increase the number of credit hours required for students receiving state aid, makes Lubbers sound out-of-touch with students’ lives.

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A Guide to College and University Budgeting: Foundations for Institutional Effectiveness, 4th ed.

Budgeting is inherently political, and too often short-term goals overrun long-term institutional interest. By presenting the many layers and budgeting models with a clear, comparative framework, author Larry Goldstein demonstrates the organic link between planning and budgeting, making it crystal clear that budgets and plans represent two sides of the same coin.

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College Remedial Course Enrollment High Among Okla. Freshmen

Almost four out of 10 Oklahoma high school alumni who enroll in the state's higher education system the fall after graduation take at least one developmental course as college freshmen, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education data show.

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Community College Enrollment Decline Continues in California

California is renowned for its community college system, but its budget, along with other forms of education, has been reduced significantly. The difference for community college is that cuts have led to a steady decline in enrollment, limiting access to higher education.

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Connecticut Board of Regents Approves State Higher Ed Tuition Increases

The Finance Committee of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, which governs four Connecticut state universities, 12 community colleges and Charter Oak State College, approved an increase in tuition and fees for the system’s nearly 100,000 students.

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The High Cost of Higher Education Explained in One Simple Graphic

Over the last 30 years, tuition has increased 1,120 percent; by comparison, even the "skyrocketing" cost of health care only rose 600 percent, and housing costs have gone up a paltry 375 percent.

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Louisiana Higher Education Chief Troubled by Governor's Budget

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget proposal would leave colleges with shaky and uncertain financing next year and create cash flow problems at the schools, the state’s higher education commissioner, Jim Purcell, said Thursday.

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Panel Discusses Federal Financial Aid Solutions

To make college more accessible and affordable for students of lesser economic means, the federal student aid system must undergo a radical redesign. That was one of the key points made Tuesday during a policy briefing on Capitol Hill meant to highlight areas of student financial aid that are considered ripe for reform as Congress prepares to hammer out a budget for the next fiscal year.

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