Instead of granting the Board of Regents’ ask for an additional $15 million in general education appropriations for the 2023 budget year – bringing the state’s total regents higher-ed allocation to $501 million – the House has suggested keeping gen-ed funding flat while putting $12 million into a new “Iowa Workforce Grant and Incentive Program.”
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The pandemic depleted resources across Iowa’s public university residence hall systems in the last budget year – to the tune of millions – and even though the campuses are back to mostly in-person classes and traditional operations, fallout for the dorms and dining halls continues.
The percent of students attending Iowa’s public universities who graduate in four years is rising, as is the percent who graduate in six years. At the same time, the collective rate of freshman who returned in fall 2020 for a second year dropped — a likely result of the pandemic, officials report.
In a new era allowing college athletes to receive education-related compensation and make money off their name, image, and likeness, an Iowa lawmaker is looking to empower the Board of Regents to “fix the compensation for student athletes” at its public universities.