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    Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Program cuts to meet a 5.4-percent cut in state support to Iowa’s public universities will be on the table at next week’s board of regents meeting.
    State funding for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa for fiscal 2012 is $448.8 million, compared to $474.4 million for fiscal 2011, according to the proposed budget released this morning.
    In March, regents approved a 5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the coming academic year. The hike is expected to generate $54.1 million in additional revenue.
    Although the tuition hikes and increased enrollments are expected to bring in more revenue, “with entrollment increases come additional needs in faculties and services,” said Patrice Sayre, the regents’ chief business officer.
    Regents to mull program cuts to meet new budget | TheGazette



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Always enjoy it when tuition goes up and then budget cuts at the same time. Glad to see my money is spent in the best way...



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Always enjoy it when tuition goes up and then budget cuts at the same time. Glad to see my money is spent in the best way...
    Tuition goes up at a lower rate than state funding goes down = budget cuts necessary



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Tuition goes up at a lower rate than state funding goes down = budget cuts necessary
    Well maybe if the universities were fiscally responsible in there spending it wouldnt happen. The amount of money they waste is sickening.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Well maybe if the universities were fiscally responsible in there spending it wouldnt happen. The amount of money they waste is sickening.
    Preach on brotha...preach on.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Well maybe if the universities were fiscally responsible in there spending it wouldnt happen. The amount of money they waste is sickening.
    On what? Where is this massive waste? Specifics, not generalities.

    On a separate yet related note, also take note that the state ran a pretty nice surplus last year. But keep on cuttin'.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Well maybe if the universities were fiscally responsible in there spending it wouldnt happen. The amount of money they waste is sickening.
    I keep hearing this, and I know there are instances where money is wasted, but where do you see the money being wasted?



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Each department has their own full staff. Accounting, finance, MIS, etc. all have their own secretaries, etc.

    Why are marketing and advertising in separate colleges with completely separate faculty? Same thing with a different label.

    CoB specifically: Why did the cafe need to be redone and pretty close to nothing changed?

    Why previously were buildings being cleaned every single night? They look pretty much exactly the same now even though they're being cleaned 2-3 times per week.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Why are marketing and advertising in separate colleges with completely separate faculty? Same thing with a different label.
    Theyre not entirely the same thing. Marketing tended to go towards market research, branding strategies, etc, while i believe advertising focused more on effective advertising techiques, etc (i wouldve liked to take more advertising classes, i only took the intro one), but i agree that those two majors would be excellent candidates for a merger to 'marketing and advertising'.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    The universities need to figure out ways to reduce the cost of an education because it is getting ridiculous.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    The universities need to figure out ways to reduce the cost of an education because it is getting ridiculous.
    The problem is not the universities, it is the irresponsible cuts in educational funding by the legislature over the last 20 years. State funding has been cut nearly 30% since 1997.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    The problem is not the universities, it is the irresponsible cuts in educational funding by the legislature over the last 20 years. State funding has been cut nearly 30% since 1997.
    Yep. Its one thing to tighten the state government belt during tough times. I think thats a good thing. The problem is that the state has been tightening the belt around the schools for years and years good times and bad. If these last couple years were the first cuts itd be no big deal.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    The problem is not the universities, it is the irresponsible cuts in educational funding by the legislature over the last 20 years. State funding has been cut nearly 30% since 1997.
    I agree that is a big part of it, but There has probably been a greater than 30% increase in tuition since 1997. But yes, state funding for higher education has become a joke. Politicians love talking about a quality and affordable education but that is all it is is just talk. Iowa has one of the worst ratios when comparing average household income to cost of higher education.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Each department has their own full staff. Accounting, finance, MIS, etc. all have their own secretaries, etc.

    Why are marketing and advertising in separate colleges with completely separate faculty? Same thing with a different label.

    CoB specifically: Why did the cafe need to be redone and pretty close to nothing changed?

    Why previously were buildings being cleaned every single night? They look pretty much exactly the same now even though they're being cleaned 2-3 times per week.
    If these are the assumptions upon which you base the idea that universities are wasting money, then I'll just say that you're basically wrong on every count.

    First of all, what does a "full staff" entail? The College of Business has five departments, which are overseen by only three department chairs. The only "staff" those departments have are secretaries, of which there are four. You realize those secretaries support their entire departments, right? Including all the faculty in those departments.

    If marketing and advertising were the same thing, they'd be the same major. They aren't, and so they aren't. (Accounting and finance are the same thing, aren't they? So why not combine them?)

    As for the Business Cafe, do you really think someone would do a project like that if the cost-benefit wasn't positive? It's not like there was money just laying around waiting to be spent. There is an expectation that a project like that will pay for itself, or it doesn't get done.

    And for building cleanings, if you can't tell a difference between buildings cleaned every day and buildings that aren't...well, you're probably a student who's used to sloppy living conditions. A building that generates traffic and trash of a few thousand people a day gets pretty dirty, pretty quickly.



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    Re: Regents to Mull Program Cuts to Meet Budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    If these are the assumptions upon which you base the idea that universities are wasting money, then I'll just say that you're basically wrong on every count.

    First of all, what does a "full staff" entail? The College of Business has five departments, which are overseen by only three department chairs. The only "staff" those departments have are secretaries, of which there are four. You realize those secretaries support their entire departments, right? Including all the faculty in those departments.

    If marketing and advertising were the same thing, they'd be the same major. They aren't, and so they aren't. (Accounting and finance are the same thing, aren't they? So why not combine them?)

    As for the Business Cafe, do you really think someone would do a project like that if the cost-benefit wasn't positive? It's not like there was money just laying around waiting to be spent. There is an expectation that a project like that will pay for itself, or it doesn't get done.

    And for building cleanings, if you can't tell a difference between buildings cleaned every day and buildings that aren't...well, you're probably a student who's used to sloppy living conditions. A building that generates traffic and trash of a few thousand people a day gets pretty dirty, pretty quickly.



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