higher education

Education
5:26 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Why some higher ed schools could get more funding

Credit Adam Procter / flickr

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.

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.

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Politics
7:50 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Recap: Governor Nixon delivers State of the State address

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivers his annual State of the State address at the Capitol, Jan. 28, 2013.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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.

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Politics
11:30 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Education committee works on funding formula for higher education

The Missouri legislative panel will hold its second of three higher education hearings Tuesday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

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.

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Education
4:17 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding

Gov. Jay Nixon's has pumped millions into higher education.

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.

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Education
5:51 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

MU to invest $2.5 million in online education

More undergraduate and graduate programs may soon be available through the University of Missouri.

The University of Missouri has decided to invest $2.5 million into its online education program to better cater to students’ needs.

The main reason for expansion? To reach out to new groups of students, according to Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies.

“We’re targeting students who can’t physically come to Columbia," he says. "So, it’s an effort to improve and increase accessibility.”

MU spokesperson Christian Basi says Mizzou Online will implement more degrees where students can do all their coursework online -- without ever entering a classroom.

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Intersection
6:52 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

The impact of college debt

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Newscast for August 13, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Tilley steps down as Mo. House Speaker
  • FastCAT route launches, app doesn't yet
  • Mo. among states with very high obesity rates
  • Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students
Education
5:47 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students

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.

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Education
8:43 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Governor's budget withholdings felt by higher education

UM system spokesperson says "every dollar is important" when it comes to meeting the university's mission.

Governor Jay Nixon’s withholdings announced Friday are expected to be felt by Missouri’s higher-education institutions. Nixon announced the removal of $9 million from the budgets of Missouri’s public colleges and universities, effective July 1st. It’s part of $15 million withheld from a budget Nixon says is $50 million out of balance. 

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NPR Story
11:42 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has signed Missouri’s $24 billion budget into law, but he also sliced $15 million from next year’s spending plan.

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PM Newscasts
6:13 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Newscast for June 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Governor Nixon signs a law aiming to make college transfers easier
  • The flights between Columbia and Atlanta begin
  • Attempts to remedy that state education funding formula
  • Rural MO post offices get a reprieve

 

Education
1:55 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

New law aims to make college transfers easier

Governor Jay Nixon signs an education bill into law in Columbia, MO. June 7, 2012.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law today that calls for more uniformity among higher education institutions in Missouri.

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Education
11:54 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Lincoln University President to retire

Carolyn Mahoney
Lincoln University

In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Politics
4:47 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful

A bill proposing to aid Missouri colleges and universities may not as helpful as originally thought.

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Politics
11:11 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Good news and bad news on Missouri's gender gap

This map shows the good news: more women are getting college degrees.
Women's Policy Alliance

In Missouri, women still earn just 74 cents to the dollar, compared to men – one of the worst ratios in the nation. But a report released yesterday also has some good news on gender equality in Missouri, especially in higher education. 

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