Colleges to Confront Deep Cutbacks

Colleges to Confront Deep Cutbacks | Eric Kelderman | Chronicle of Higher Education | 7 January, 2011

The article discusses ways in which incoming U.S. Republican Party governors are going to handle state budget deficits in 2011 and explores the impact of those plans on the financing of higher education. It focuses on efforts to reduce state budget deficits by Nevada Governor Brian E. Sandoval, South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley, and Maine Governor Paul R. LePage while also avoiding tax increases for citizens in their respective states. Some topics which are explored in the article include increased university autonomy, accountability in higher education, and university tuition increases. Comments from Nevada System of Higher Education chancellor Daniel Klaich and Ohio University system chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut regarding these issues are highlighted.

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