Budget and finance officials painted a sobering picture of the funding challenges facing the University of Colorado and higher education in the state during a lunch-and-learn program at the Anschutz Medical Campus. About 60 people attended the April 10 program, presented by CU Advocates, in the Trivisible Room. Featured speakers were Jeff Parker, vice chancellor [...]
March 22 has been set as this year’s CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol, when leadership from the state and the University of Colorado invite the public to learn more about funding trends and legislative priorities affecting CU and higher education.
Twenty years ago, a student at any CU campus paid for roughly one-third the cost of his or her education. The balance came from the state of Colorado. But today, the situation is exactly opposite – the student and supporting families can expect to pay two-thirds with the state only contributing one-third. Todd Saliman, vice [...]
The CU Advocates program on Wednesday launched a series of Funding in Focus education forums continuing through the spring.
The group heard updates on the merit pay system, the CU Advocates program, state funding for higher education, and Boulder’s administrative leave policy that addresses school and volunteer activities.
Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, likes to quiz audiences unfamiliar with the CU budget about the level of state support they believe the university receives. The answers – often in the 30 to 50 percent range – usually draw a wishful smile before the explanation begins. [...]
Boots to Suits helps veterans transition through a series of roles: from service members to students to business professionals and community leaders.
Leadership plans to make available contracts of up to three years for some non-tenure-track faculty, following new legislation adopted earlier this year that gives state universities and colleges the right to do so.
CU Advocates heard how 96 percent of the middle school and high school students who participate in the CU Pre-Collegiate Development Program go on to attend college.
Registration remains open for the free event, which is set for 7:30 a.m. Friday at St. Cajetan’s Center at CU Denver on the Auraria Campus.
The next CU Advocates educational forum is set for Friday, April 20, at 1800 Grant St.
University leadership from throughout the system was represented, along with faculty, staff, alumni, donors, CU Advocates and students.
About 40 CU Advocates attended an educational forum on Friday, hearing details on a study about Colorado’s economic future that was commissioned by the State Legislature and conducted by the DU Center for Colorado’s Economic Future. Among the attendees at 1800 Grant St.: Sen. Gail Schwartz, a former CU regent; current Regent Irene Griego; the [...]
Phyllis Resnick will discuss the state’s structural budget imbalance of the widening gap between the state’s forecast expenditures and revenues.
More than 120 faculty, staff, alumni, friends and supporters of the University of Colorado attended last week’s CU Advocates reception at CU-Boulder, the first event of its kind presented by the new advocacy group.
CU and other institutions of higher education will play a key role in selling the state of Colorado’s brand to global business leaders.