- All 31 members of a commission assembled by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to examine higher education in Pennsylvania support each recommendation made Wednesday with the intention of increasing the accessibility and affordability of a college education.
- Among the recommendations is a funding proposal calling for higher education appropriations to remain the same next year, with a performance-based fund being established in July 2014 that would return higher education appropriations to the past decade's average funding level.
- Additionally, the report recommends a new working group report exploring ways to change program delivery, citing an overall decline in the enrollment growth rate.
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A commission assembled by Gov. Tom Corbett to examine higher education in Pennsylvania issued a broad set of recommendations Wednesday intended to make post-secondary study more accessible and affordable.
The proposals include tying increases in state funding to success in meeting those goals and considering the consolidation of institutions and programs. All 31 commission members -- leaders in business and higher education -- supported each recommendation, said commission chairman Rob Wonderling, a former Republican state senator who is president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. ...