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State Support For Higher Education Falls 7.6% in 2012 Fiscal Year - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education

State Support For Higher Education Falls 7.6% in 2012 Fiscal Year - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Higher education's oracles and prognosticators began warning of a "cliff" in state appropriations shortlyafter the $767-billion federal economic-recovery act passed, in 2009.


Now data show just how high that cliff was."

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Policy Matters: Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2012

This Higher Education Policy Brief (PDF) from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) notes that 2011 marked “a new low point in state funding for public colleges and universities.” Then it examines the “top ten state issues most likely to be at the forefront of discussion and action” affecting higher education in 2012.”


Among those top ten are:

  • State operating support for public higher education
  • Productivity (The cost of providing a college education)
  • Governance restructuring and regulatory reform
  • College completion
  • Performance-based funding
  • Tuition policy
  • State student grant program funding and reform
  • College readiness
  • Veteran’s Education Immigration Policy
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