Senate Committee Examines Funding Models

The Senate Higher Education Committee convened today to take testimony about alternative methods of university finance, such as competency-based and performance funding models. Currently, an all-funds model is used, primarily involving a contact hour formula system.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 TACT New Board Members

President-Elect -- Lisa Hobson

Vice-President of Membership -- Teresa Klein

Vice-President of Legislative Affairs -- Patrick Burkart

Directors-At-Large -- Matthew Capps, Lynn Tatum, Gary Coulton, Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, Peter Hugill, Ann McGlashan, Jonathan Coopersmith

Terms and first meeting of new board members will be on June 2, 2018.

Primary discussion is legislative issues for 2019. Please feel free to respond to this email with any legislative priorities you may have.

Board Elections for 2018-19

The names below were nominated for new TACT Board Offices.

Please indicate your approval, disapproval or write-in candidates. Ballot replies are due by 5:00 PM Friday, March 23.

President-Elect -- Lisa Hobson

Vice-President of Membership -- Teresa Klein

Vice-President of Legislative Affairs -- Patrick Burkart

Directors-At-Large -- Matthew Capps, Lynn Tatum, Gary Coulton, Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, Peter Hugill, Ann McGlashan, Jonathan Coopersmith

Special Item Funding

The Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding met today for only the second, but possibly last, time. Their report is due in June. You may remember that last session, the initial Senate Finance Bill zeroed out the $1.1 Billion formerly known as Special Item Funding for universities. TACT, with others, spent much effort reinstating most of the funds to the approved budget, but they’re still on the firing line.

Formula Funding Committee Convenes

The Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding met yesterday for the first of two scheduled meetings before its June report is due. The expected discussion on the $1.1 Billion issue of Special Item appropriations was scheduled for February 27.

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