The KCTCS board is considering a proposal to replace tenure with one, two, and four year contracts? And reduce retirement benefits? Professor Sue Ballard's CJ letter to the editor opposes the idea. I'll be looking for more details on this issue, and I'd love any information readers can point me to.
CPE is proposing caps on tuition increases: 5% for UK and U of L, 4% for regional universities, 3% for KCTCS. [CPE staff recommendation here, C-J reporting here, and H-L here.]
EdWeek's Politics P-12 reports that President Obama's budget proposal, submitted today calls for eliminating federal subsidies for student loans from private lenders, probably to replace them with loans direct from the government. The proposal also calls for making Pell Grant funding mandatory, which would make funding less likely to fluctuate annually.