March 16, 2017
Kansas Board of Regents March 15 meeting university updates
The monthly Kansas Board of Regents meeting on March 15 included some items related to Kansas State University.
The Regents received annual reports on the accreditation status of the state universities and their programs. Kansas State University as a whole is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, 49 programs are accredited by licensed, approved, certified or registered specialized bodies.
The board approved the performance reports for academic year 2015. The current performance agreements cover academic years 2014-2016. Each institution developed indicators that support Foresight 2020 and established a baseline for each indicator. K-State qualified for 100 percent of its new funding.
The Regents approved K-State's request to offer market-based, credit-bearing courses to non-degree students at flexible market-based tuition rates.
First Generation Task Force
The Regents approved the charge to the First Generation Task Force, which was created to keep Kansas students in the state for higher education. The board appointed Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, to the 11-member task force.
Enrollment across the Regent institutions
The Regents received highlights of the annual enrollment report, which examines trends in Kansas public higher education. The full report and many of the data points are available in the Kansas Higher Education Reporting System.
The Regents received an update on the 2017 Legislative session, including the status of the budget and tax proposals, as well as nonbudgetary legislative items.