July 14, 2010: A Marriage Made in Indiana
Governor Daniels and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education are praised for the state’s partnership with the nonprofit, online Western Governors University. The partnership will allow Indiana residents to use state financial aid assistance toward tuition, enroll in new programs every month, and advance based on competency rather than seat time. Governor Daniels and other higher education leaders in the state hope that WGU Indiana will provide another avenue for the state to increase the percentage of the population with a college degree.
July 12, 2010: Governors Push College Completion
As President Obama urges postsecondary institutions to focus on graduation rates, many of the solutions are left to the states. Governor Daniels and other governors have been working to obtain data on outcome measures, evaluate the productivity of public institutions, and develop performance funding models for higher education.
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