|PURPOSE||WORK GROUP||UPCOMING MEETINGS||RESOURCES|
Affordability is an important consideration in the ability of students to enroll and complete higher education. With a lack of additional state appropriations in recent years, tuition and fees have risen by an average of 25% for four-year institutions and 32% for two-year institutions from fall 2009 to fall 2014 (ADHE, 2015), negatively impacting affordability. Affordability can be improved through multiple strategies including reduced time to degree, providing grant funding based on students’ financial need, and re-examining institutional spending with a goal of maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of each dollar spent.
Master Plan Goals Relevant to Affordability:
GOAL 4: Improve College Affordability through Effective Resource Allocation
The represententatives below will be responsible for planning and presenting implementation strategies for the Affordability section of the master plan. If you have ideas or information to contribute, feel free to contact one of the members below.
|Julie Bates, Chair||Arkansas State University System Administrationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Russ Hannah||Arkansas State University Jonesboroemail@example.com|
|Bobby Jones||Henderson State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tom Courtway||University of Central Arkansasemail@example.com|
|Suzanne McCray||University of Arkansas Fayettevillefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Callie Dunavin||Arkansas State University Mid-Southemail@example.com|
|Richard Dawe||Ozarka Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Willenberg||University of Arkansas Community College at Morriltonemail@example.com|
|David See||College of the Ouachitasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tara Smith||Arkansas Department of Higher Educationemail@example.com|
Notes From Past Meetings