higher education http://kbia.org en Missouri scholarship 'A-plus' program opening up to immigrant students http://kbia.org/post/missouri-scholarship-plus-program-opening-immigrant-students <p>The Missouri Department of Higher Education is opening up a community college scholarship program to young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children.</p><p>That means students who qualify for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,&nbsp;will be able to trade tutoring hours for two years of tuition reimbursement through the A+ Scholarship Program.&nbsp;</p><p>The deferred action program is tied to an Obama administration initiative that started in 2012.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:05:39 +0000 Elle Moxley 55845 at http://kbia.org Missouri scholarship 'A-plus' program opening up to immigrant students Higher ed performance based funding becomes Mo. law http://kbia.org/post/higher-ed-performance-based-funding-becomes-mo-law <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that enacts performance-based funding for Missouri's public universities and community colleges. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:41:12 +0000 Associated Press 54886 at http://kbia.org Higher ed performance based funding becomes Mo. law STEM Degrees In Hand, International Students Face Uncertain Future http://kbia.org/post/stem-degrees-hand-international-students-face-uncertain-future <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Yinzi Liu studies zebrafish embryos in a Washington University lab. " data-attribution="Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Thu, 15 May 2014 13:27:51 +0000 Tim Lloyd 52974 at http://kbia.org STEM Degrees In Hand, International Students Face Uncertain Future Westminster College to close Mesa campus http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-close-mesa-campus <p>Westminster College announced it will be closing its campus in Mesa, Az. at the end of the spring semester. Westminster opened the campus last fall as a partnership with the city of Mesa. It was one of four higher education institutions that partnered with the city to help boost the city’s economic development.</p><p>Rob Crouse, director of Media and Public relations at Westminster College says due to competition, Westminster could not reach the necessary growth and demand.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:23:59 +0000 Maggie Angst 51858 at http://kbia.org Westminster College to close Mesa campus Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand http://kbia.org/post/nixon-cuts-22-million-education-funding-says-gop-lawmakers-forced-his-hand <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Generic_Nixon_1-23-12_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Because of a dispute over how much money to put in this year's supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon has cut $22 million from public schools and higher education. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:12:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51162 at http://kbia.org Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey http://kbia.org/post/campus-sexual-assaults-are-focus-mccaskill-survey <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill says her staff is surveying college campuses to see what protections against sexual attacks are in place and how the institutions support assault victims.</p><p>McCaskill, a Democrat, told <a href="http://bit.ly/1mkuREi">The Kansas City Star </a>Thursday that she's determined to make college campuses safer for women. She says that could entail tying federal funding for colleges and universities to how well those institutions report rapes and deliver certain services to female students.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:02 +0000 Associated Press 49997 at http://kbia.org Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey Student claims Missouri college denied readmission because he is gay http://kbia.org/post/student-claims-missouri-college-denied-readmission-because-he-gay <p>An honors-caliber college student says he was denied readmission to a Baptist school in Hannibal, Mo., because he's gay.</p><p>Twenty-year-old Chase Martinson of suburban St. Louis spent his first two years at Hannibal-LaGrange University. He temporarily withdrew in October due to illness but hoped to return in the fall.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:51:45 +0000 Associated Press 49996 at http://kbia.org Student claims Missouri college denied readmission because he is gay Mo. House passes performance funding for colleges http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-performance-funding-colleges <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has passed legislation that would implement performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:24:28 +0000 Associated Press 49543 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes performance funding for colleges Bill would give universities extra funding for good performance http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-give-universities-extra-funding-good-performance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri senators have given first-round approval to legislation that would reward the state's four-year institutions for good performance with more funding.</p><p>Under the measure endorsed Tuesday, public universities would establish performance criteria. The criteria would be used to determine how much extra money the institutions get during years the state can afford to increase college funding.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:19:23 +0000 The Associated Press 48368 at http://kbia.org Bill would give universities extra funding for good performance Mo. lawmakers may fund university buildings http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-may-fund-university-buildings <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;lawmakers appear to agree with Gov. Jay Nixon that public&nbsp;<font color="red">colleges</font>&nbsp;and universities should get more money next year.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:16:53 +0000 Associated Press 47919 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers may fund university buildings House committee considers adding a loan to Bright Flight http://kbia.org/post/house-committee-considers-adding-loan-bright-flight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Missouri House committee is considering legislation to offer additional financial aid to persuade more top students to stay in the state after they graduate.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislation would add a forgivable loan of up to five thousand dollars per year to Missouri's Bright Flight scholarship. </span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:13:47 +0000 The Associated Press 47315 at http://kbia.org House committee considers adding a loan to Bright Flight Nixon recommends hospital renovation for classes http://kbia.org/post/nixon-recommends-hospital-renovation-classes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Governor Jay Nixon is asking the Legislature for $10 million to renovate a hospital for classes at&nbsp;<font color="red">Lincoln</font>&nbsp;University.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:18:05 +0000 Associated Press 46919 at http://kbia.org Nixon recommends hospital renovation for classes Gov. Nixon announces education funding proposal http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-announces-education-funding-proposal <p>Gov. Jay Nixon wants Missouri's universities to freeze undergraduate tuition next year while also proposing more state funding.</p><p>The governor says the budget he recommends next year will include an additional $36.7 million for public universities. The 5 percent funding increase would be distributed using a performance-based funding system.</p><p>Nixon announced the proposal Wednesday at Missouri State University in Springfield.</p><p>The governor called for a tuition freeze at four-year schools for Missouri undergraduates in the 2014-2015 academic year.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:37:30 +0000 Associated Press 45134 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon announces education funding proposal Nixon to raise higher education budget proposal http://kbia.org/post/nixon-raise-higher-education-budget-proposal <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says next year he will propose a higher education budget that is “substantially” higher than it has been in recent years. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:13:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42496 at http://kbia.org Nixon to raise higher education budget proposal SE Mo. attorney appointed to higher ed board http://kbia.org/post/se-mo-attorney-appointed-higher-ed-board <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon has named an attorney from southeast Missouri to the state Coordinating Board for Higher Education.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:03:15 +0000 Associated Press 39924 at http://kbia.org SE Mo. attorney appointed to higher ed board MU anticipates fewer freshmen to enroll http://kbia.org/post/mu-anticipates-fewer-freshmen-enroll <p>The University of Missouri is expecting fewer freshmen this fall as compared to last year.</p><p>A memo from Ann Korschgen, the university's vice provost for enrollment management, and Barbara Rupp, director of admissions, estimates freshman enrollment this fall at 6,165 based on current deposits. That's a drop of nearly 480 from last year.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune <a href="http://bit.ly/13QLkq3">reports</a> that officials say the university has anticipated the drop in freshmen as the number of high school students in Missouri and the Midwest declines.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:17:49 +0000 Associated Press 38673 at http://kbia.org MU anticipates fewer freshmen to enroll Northwest Missouri State adopts drug, alcohol amnesty policy http://kbia.org/post/northwest-missouri-state-adopts-drug-alcohol-amnesty-policy <p>Northwest Missouri State University has adopted a policy allowing students to seek medical care for overuse of alcohol or drugs without fear of reprisal.</p><p>The Maryville Daily Forum <a href="http://bit.ly/14uEtoV">reports</a>&nbsp;the amnesty provision approved by the university's Board of Regents is meant to ensure that students get the care they need.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:16:09 +0000 Associated Press 38341 at http://kbia.org Northwest Missouri State adopts drug, alcohol amnesty policy Why are college costs so high? http://kbia.org/post/why-are-college-costs-so-high <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:38:58 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30142 at http://kbia.org Why are college costs so high? Mo. panel to release higher ed funding proposal http://kbia.org/post/mo-panel-release-higher-ed-funding-proposal <p>A Missouri legislative committee is creating a new funding model for the state's public colleges and universities.</p><p>The Joint Committee on Education plans to release a detailed draft Monday at the state Capitol. The panel will accept public comment on the proposal until Feb. 11.</p><p>A recently approved state law requires development of a higher education funding formula similar to the one used for public school districts. Missouri now bases funding for colleges and universities largely on how much they've received in past years and how much money is available.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:25:31 +0000 Associated Press 28295 at http://kbia.org Mo. panel to release higher ed funding proposal Why some higher ed schools could get more funding http://kbia.org/post/why-some-higher-ed-schools-could-get-more-funding <p></p><p>Missouri's public colleges and universities would get a funding increase under Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget. But not all of the institutions would be treated equally.</p><p>Nixon's proposed budget seeks to implement a performance funding plan that would reward some schools more than others for meeting goals in such things as student retention and graduation.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:26:09 +0000 Associated Press 28015 at http://kbia.org Why some higher ed schools could get more funding Recap: Governor Nixon delivers State of the State address http://kbia.org/post/recap-governor-nixon-delivers-state-state-address <p>Governor Jay Nixon pitched a nearly $26 billion budget to the state of Missouri during Monday night's State of the State Address. It includes spending increases for K-12 schools, higher education, and the proposed Medicaid expansion he’s been calling for since late November.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:50:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27967 at http://kbia.org Recap: Governor Nixon delivers State of the State address Education committee works on funding formula for higher education http://kbia.org/post/education-committee-works-funding-formula-higher-education <p>The Missouri legislative panel will hold its second of three higher education hearings Tuesday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.</p><p>The legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is working to develop a funding formula that would divide state money given to higher education institutions. State Representative Mike Lair said he would like to see Missouri’s community colleges included in the new budget. But, he said the new budget’s success depends on cooperation from all office holders.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:30:18 +0000 Rachel Karcz 23267 at http://kbia.org Education committee works on funding formula for higher education Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislative-panel-focuses-higher-ed-funding <p>A panel of state lawmakers holds a hearing at the University of Central Missouri this week on creation of a funding formula for higher education institutions. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:17:37 +0000 The Associated Press 23229 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding MU to invest $2.5 million in online education http://kbia.org/post/mu-invest-25-million-online-education <p>The University of Missouri has decided to invest $2.5 million into its online education program to better cater to students’ needs.</p><p>The main reason for expansion? To reach out to new groups of students, according to Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies.</p><p>“We’re targeting students who can’t physically come to Columbia," he says. "So, it’s an effort to improve and increase accessibility.”</p><p>MU spokesperson Christian Basi says Mizzou Online will implement more degrees where students can do all their coursework online -- without ever entering a classroom.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:51:25 +0000 Tony Nochim 20561 at http://kbia.org MU to invest $2.5 million in online education The impact of college debt http://kbia.org/post/impact-college-debt <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong><a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 23:52:20 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19735 at http://kbia.org The impact of college debt Newscast for August 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-13-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Tilley steps down as Mo. House Speaker</li><li>FastCAT route launches, app doesn&#39;t yet</li><li>Mo. among states with very high obesity rates</li><li>Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students</li></ul> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:59:39 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19344 at http://kbia.org Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students http://kbia.org/post/mo-kan-universities-seek-out-state-students <p>Out-of-state students are becoming increasingly important to universities in Missouri and Kansas, which are trying to make up for cuts in higher education funding. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:47:16 +0000 Associated Press 19343 at http://kbia.org Governor's budget withholdings felt by higher education http://kbia.org/post/governors-budget-withholdings-felt-higher-education <p>Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s&nbsp;withholdings announced Friday&nbsp;are expected to&nbsp;be felt by Missouri&rsquo;s higher-education institutions.&nbsp;Nixon announced the removal of&nbsp;$9&nbsp;million&nbsp;from the budgets of Missouri&rsquo;s public colleges and universities, effective July 1st.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s part of $15 million withheld from a budget Nixon says is $50 million&nbsp;out of balance.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:43:55 +0000 Melissa Helm 16452 at http://kbia.org Governor's budget withholdings felt by higher education Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education http://kbia.org/post/mo-governor-makes-more-cuts-higher-education <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;has signed Missouri&rsquo;s $24&nbsp;billion&nbsp;budget into law, but he also sliced $15 million from next year&rsquo;s spending plan.<p><a href="http://www.dhe.mo.gov/">Higher Education</a> took the brunt of the cuts, nearly&nbsp;$9 million.&nbsp;&nbsp;It&#39;s the&nbsp;third&nbsp;year in&nbsp;a row state universities have&nbsp;taken a hit.&nbsp;&nbsp;Nixon says&nbsp;it&#39;s necessary in part because the&nbsp;<a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</a>&nbsp;overestimated how much money the state would make from the <a Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:42:51 +0000 editor 16354 at http://kbia.org Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education Newscast for June 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Governor Nixon signs a law aiming to make college transfers easier</li><li>The flights between Columbia and Atlanta begin</li><li>Attempts to remedy that state education funding formula</li><li>Rural MO post offices get a reprieve</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:13:38 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 15535 at http://kbia.org