ND Gov: New budget method needed for ND higher edBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Jack Dalrymple wants an overhaul of how state money is spent on North Dakota's university system.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Jack Dalrymple wants an overhaul of
how state money is spent on North Dakota's university system.
Dalrymple's proposals were included in his State of the State
address to the Legislature on Tuesday.
Dalrymple's suggested budget would increase state general fund
support for North Dakota's public colleges by $55 million over two
His Tuesday speech outlined a plan for a new state commission to
study linking each college's state support to specific results,
such as the number of degrees awarded and whether students graduate
Dalrymple says a "centers of excellence" program for colleges
needs to be refocused to encourage job training, entrepreneurship
and turning university research into products. His budget includes
$20 million for "centers of excellence" grants.
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