EXPLANATION: direct che to study university systems that have branch and satellite campus separated out as agencies in the budget and make recommendations on whether it would be effective and efficient to merge them under one system
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 11,
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, page 374, after line 34, by
adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (CHE: Satellite & Branch Campuses Study) The Commission on Higher Education is directed to study all university systems that have two or four year branch or satellite campuses delineated in the appropriation act with separate agency and section numbers and develop a plan to bring all such campuses within that university system under one central system authority. The study shall include, but not be limited to, identification of cost efficiencies and effectiveness outcomes that would result from such consolidation; current and proposed administrative organizational structure; current and proposed funding decision structure, including an explanation of how decisions are made regarding campus fiscal and physical needs. A report on the findings of the study shall be submitted by February 3, 2014, to the Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee, the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. A link to the report shall also be posted on the Commission on Higher Education and the pertinent university's website./
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