Friday, September 9, 2016

College officials report negative impacts of budget cuts - Kathryn McNutt, the Oklahoman

State funding cuts to higher education are impacting students and programs in a variety of ways, from enrollment caps to degree-completion efforts. Officials from seven colleges and universities reported concerns Wednesday when they addressed the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The University of Central Oklahoma is understaffed by 100 faculty and 80 professional positions this academic year following a 16 percent cut in state funding, President Don Betz said. “We are struggling as an institution with too few professionals,” Betz said. http://newsok.com/article/5516248

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