LU, Linn State treated fairly in ‘performance’ funding?
Monday, February 4, 2013
Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College each would receive a smaller percentage funding increase than community colleges with the same performance record, under Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget proposal announced last Monday.
But that same differential applies to all the state-owned schools, when compared with the community colleges.
And, for this distribution, Linn State was included with the state-owned, four-year schools, even though it’s only a two-year program.
“The governor started with the assumption that he wanted each sector — the community colleges and, essentially, the four-years — to, in the end, have the same percentage increase, as a group,” said Paul Wagner, the Higher Education department’s deputy commissioner. “He recommended a 4 percent increase” for each group.