Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Help fund higher ed

OG: Look at total cost of education. Focus dollars on students. Look at combining infrastructure between UConn and state universities. Look at redundancies -- too many presidents, too many CFOs, how do we manage properties. Are we using every dollar for the customer -- the student to keep tuition under control.
MF: Costs go to admin, not trickle down. UConn costs continue to rise, students struggle to pay tuition. Look at state U system -- each U is separate with own admin -- how to consolidate -- break down barriers between admin and student.
TF: Make sure education is affordable. Make young people prepared for jobs the next gov will bring to the state. UConn is not organized to work efficiently. Exec branch has little control over $$. Need to change the law to give admin more control. More efficient = lower costs.

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