Plan links performance to funds for universities

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A proposal by the Kentucky Council on
Postsecondary Education would link performance by Kentucky's public
universities to extra state funding.

The plan, put forth Thursday, is part of an effort to boost Kentucky's low national rankings in educational attainment. The council will include it in a $2.4 billion budget request for the next biennium, which begins July 1.

The council's senior vice president for budget policy, John Hayek, said the measure will put pressure on institutions to improve. University of Kentucky Provost Kumble Subbaswamy told The Courier-Journal that the school welcomes the accountability sought by the measure (http://cjky.it/t6avbg).

Universities would receive money, in part, from the fund based
on how well they improve graduation rates and degree production.


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