September 26, 2014

Steamboat Today: Higher education funding overhaul seeks Northwest Colorado's input

Facilitated by representatives for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the discussion brought together Colorado Northwestern Community College administrators, instructors and board members — as well as various Northwest Colorado community leaders — on CNCC’s Craig campus. 

The commission is seeking input on the implementation of House Bill 14-1319, “concerning the creation of outcomes-based funding model for higher education,” according to the bill.

The bill, passed in May by the Colorado General Assembly, requires the commission to develop a new formula to allocate state funds for higher education. Although the amount of funding available will not change based on the bill, it will overhaul the process by which funds are distributed to each of Colorado’s 31 institutions of higher education.