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10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 23, 2010
E1.036 (Finance Room)
Senator Steve Ogden
The Senate Finance Committee will meet on June 23, 2010 at 10 a.m. in
E1.036 of the Capitol Extension.  The Committee will hear invited and
public testimony regarding the following interim charge:  Study and make
recommendations regarding formula funding and its impact on the
cost of attendance and methods of financing higher education institutions,
including funding differences for pharmacy and nursing programs;
research funding; performance funding; and funding for institutions
that face capacity student enrollment.  Specifically address the following:
Methods of financing capital projects at higher education institutions,
including the levels of deferred maintenance, the impact of deferred
maintenance on the ability to offer basic instructional services, and
the methods used to finance deferred maintenance projects. Recommend
alternatives for providing a structured and recurring funding mechanism
more suited to the state's fiscal capacity and institutional needs.
Supplemental funding for structured programs that are essential for
student success and for meeting the goals of Closing the Gaps,
including those that provide concentrated academic and personal
support services for universities that enroll a high proportion of
non-traditional or at-risk students.  Study and make recommendations
regarding the quality and effectiveness of academic advising, focusing
on resources, staff development and impact or time-to-degree.
Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 3
minutes.  If submitting written testimony, please provide 25 copies, with
your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.
** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **