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Scenario:Imagine
that you work for a large, urban college. Many state colleges and
universities have recently started to examine their tuition policy due
to budget cuts in your state. You have been selected to serve on a
tuition task force to study the tuition policy at your college, as well
as state budget fund distribution by category. Specifically, your task
force has been asked to research tuition policies in other states and
make a recommendation to your institution’s executive leadership team.Several
tuition task force members have expressed concern about the quality of
services and programs at the college. Decreases in state funding for
higher education over the past few years have had a major impact on your
college. Your college has experienced a 15 percent reduction in public
funding over the past 3 years resulting in the elimination of some
administrative positions, a reduction in employee benefits, as well as
hiring and salary freezes. Many are calling for enrollment caps as a way
of putting pressure on the governor and state legislature to restore
funding for public education.As
you listen to the lively debate during the first task force meeting,
you wonder how the government will find the money. You explore the
various programs supported by public funds, the percentage of the state
budget that is devoted to higher education, and how that compares to
other programs.You
become curious about how funds are allocated for higher education. You
ponder the question, are all institutions equally funded based on
students or is some other mechanism used? You share your thoughts with
the group and learn that none of the task force members fully understand
how higher education funding compares with other programs. They are
equally interested in learning how the allocation of public funds your
college receives compares with other public institutions in the state.Task 1: The
chair asks all members of the task force to research the state’s budget
expenditures and the distribution of public funds within higher
education and requests that all findings be shared at the next tuition
task force meeting. The task force members unanimously agree that this
is valuable information to inform the discussion and also asks that each
task force member make recommendations about enrollment caps and their
effectiveness as a means to influence political entities within the
state.During
the initial research phase, a member of the tuition task force
discovers a new term, “differential tuition”, and shares this with the
other members as one idea for the task force to consider. Differential
tuition is the practice of using multiple tuition rates within the state
and/or within an institution. The chair of the task force asks that the
group further explore this option and to bring their recommendations
back to the next task force meeting. Additionally, the chair requests
that the group share their findings regarding the state’s budget
expenditures and the methods of distribution for public funds within
higher education.Task 2: Members
of the tuition task force agree that they should further research the
practice of differential tuition as well and share their findings with
the other members of the task force. The chair of the task force has
asked that each member prepare answers to the following questions and
share them with the group at the next meeting.In
your first post, provide a detailed breakdown of your state’s budget
expenditures and the distribution method used for public funds within
higher education. Outline the portion of your state’s budget that is
devoted to higher education. Describe how public funds are distributed
among the public institutions in your state. State your opinion of
whether the funding mechanism seems to be fair. State how the
institutions that receive more funding are different from those that
receive less funding. What dollar amount would be required to restore
the 15 percent cuts? Describe why you think it is reasonable to restore
the funding by cutting other areas. Why, or why not?In
your prior post, you provided a detailed breakdown of your state’s
budget. In your next post, define differential tuition. Explore whether
differential tuition is used within any of the public or private
institutions in your state. If so, list the colleges and programs that
are more expensive. What possible justifications exist for the use of
differential tuition? Is there a difference in tuition between various
public institutions in the state where you earned your undergraduate
degree? If so, what is the tuition range? Describe the characteristics
of the institutions that have higher tuition rates and how they differ
from the less expensive institutions.Remember, you can start on the Discussion even as you are reading through th

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