Kansas Board of Regents http://kcur.org en Kansas Board Of Regents Approves Tuition Increase http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-regents-approves-tuition-increase <p>College students in Kansas will see their tuition bills increase next year after the Kansas Board of Regents voted Wednesday to raise rates.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The overall tuition and fee increases for undergraduate resident students in Kansas range from 2.5 percent at Fort Hays State University to more than 5 percent at Kansas State. Regents Chairman Fred Logan says this is the lowest increase in 13 years.</span></p><p>"It's always a tough job balancing access and excellence and I think we've done a pretty nice job of that here," says Logan.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:17:43 +0000 Stephen Koranda 57558 at http://kcur.org Strict Social Media Policy Approved By Kansas Board Of Regents http://kcur.org/post/strict-social-media-policy-approved-kansas-board-regents <p></p><p>The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday finalized a controversial social media policy that places broad limits on employees and is being criticized as one of the most restrictive in the country.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regents Chairman Fred Logan, speaking to a packed meeting in Topeka, defended the policy, claiming it will shore up academic freedom by creating more specific guidelines.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:37:28 +0000 Peggy Lowe 55726 at http://kcur.org Strict Social Media Policy Approved By Kansas Board Of Regents Regents Reject Big Changes To Controversial Social Media Policy http://kcur.org/post/regents-reject-big-changes-controversial-social-media-policy <p></p><p>The Kansas Board of Regents has decided to add a free speech provision to a controversial social media policy, a decision criticized as “window dressing.”</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:03 +0000 Peggy Lowe 54396 at http://kcur.org Regents Reject Big Changes To Controversial Social Media Policy I Can’t Tweet Honestly Because I’m ‘Afraid I Might Get Fired’ http://kcur.org/post/i-can-t-tweet-honestly-because-i-m-afraid-i-might-get-fired <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The line between individual social media activity and employment status isn’t a clear one, according to feedback we received this week from listeners.</p><p>When we asked <a href="http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-should-your-boss-be-able-fire-you-what-you-tweet">“Should your boss be able to fire you for what you tweet?”</a> on the air and online, the responses showed the issue of social media and the workplace as a divisive one in Kansas City. &nbsp;</p><p>We received many emphatic yeses, citing personal responsibility.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:16:50 +0000 Alyson Raletz 50178 at http://kcur.org I Can’t Tweet Honestly Because I’m ‘Afraid I Might Get Fired’ Social Media Policy Making Waves At Kansas Universities http://kcur.org/post/social-media-policy-making-waves-kansas-universities <p></p><p>The Kansas Board of Regents’ <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-faculty-change-curriculum-new-social-media-policy-kicks">new social media policy for university personnel</a> is at the center of heated debate, both inside and outside the education world.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the pros and cons of the policy.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:12:49 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 50101 at http://kcur.org Social Media Policy Making Waves At Kansas Universities KU Board of Regents Approves Spencer Museum Expansion Plans http://kcur.org/post/ku-board-regents-approves-spencer-museum-expansion-plans <p>The Kansas Board of Regents this week approved the renovation and expansion plans for the<a href="http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/"> Spencer Museum of Art</a> at the University of Kansas.</p><p>The building where the museum is housed opened to the public in 1978, and according to a news release, the <a href="http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/collection/">collection</a> has grown by more than 250 percent. This includes the nearly 10,000 objects transferred to the Spencer&#39;s holdings in 2007, with the closing of the KU Museum of Anthropology, and other acquisitions.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:30:55 +0000 Laura Spencer 45378 at http://kcur.org KU Board of Regents Approves Spencer Museum Expansion Plans Kansas Regents Request $30 Million More http://kcur.org/post/kansas-regents-request-30-million-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a budget request that asks for restoration of millions of dollars in cuts. Lawmakers cut more than $30 million from the higher education budget last legislative session.</span></p><p>The cuts to higher education were made to across-the-board spending, and funding for salaries.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:18:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 43959 at http://kcur.org Regents Consider Funding Plan For Kansas Universities http://kcur.org/post/regents-consider-funding-plan-kansas-universities <p>The Kansas Board of Regents will be talking about budget issues this week. This comes in the wake of funding cuts to higher education made earlier this year.</p><p>Writing a budget proposal for something as large and complex as the university system takes multiple steps. Mary Jane Stankiewicz with the Board of Regents says university officials have made their proposals to the board. Now the regents will work on distilling that into one plan.</p><p>“This will be a discussion and a determination of what items should be forwarded to the governor for consideration,” says Stankiewicz.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:34:36 +0000 Stephen Koranda 43767 at http://kcur.org Exhibition Program Halted At KU Medical Center http://kcur.org/post/exhibition-program-halted-ku-medical-center <p></p><p></p><p>After more than 20 years of showing rotating artwork, mostly of local artists, an exhibition program at <a href="http://www.kumc.edu/">University of Kansas Medical Center</a> has closed. Officials say it’s the impact of steep cuts to state funding. And the KU Chancellor defended the school's commitment to free speech Tuesday. But others are calling it censorship.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Inside and outside the library</strong></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 42662 at http://kcur.org Exhibition Program Halted At KU Medical Center Democratic Senator Criticizes Kan. Regents Appointments http://kcur.org/post/democratic-senator-criticizes-kan-regents-appointments <p>A Democratic state senator from Topeka says Gov. Sam Brownback is packing the Kansas Board of Regents with too many Republicans.</p><p>State law requires that no more than five of the nine regents belong to the same political party. The senator says Brownback's recent appointments violate the spirit of that law.</p><p>Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley said this week that the governor is skirting the rules because one of the new appointees changed his registration from Republican to unaffiliated in February.</p><p>Brownback says Hensley’s criticism is not accurate.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:29:29 +0000 Stephen Koranda 39532 at http://kcur.org Kansas Universities Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Tuition Expected To Rise http://kcur.org/post/kansas-universities-hit-hard-budget-cuts-tuition-expected-rise <p>University leadership from around the state met with the Kansas Board of Regents today to discuss how to adjust to nearly $49 million in cuts from the state’s higher education budget.</p><p>The move was approved by lawmakers over the weekend, and include cuts to the state’s six universities in addition to community colleges, technical colleges and Washburn University. Cuts were also made to student financial assistance programs, the Board of Regents Office, and adult education programs Board Spokesperson Vanessa Lamoreaux said.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:52:10 +0000 Ryan Schuessler & Stephen Koranda 38070 at http://kcur.org Kansas Regents To Study Allowing Guns On Campus http://kcur.org/post/kansas-regents-study-allowing-guns-campus <p>Kansas Board of Regents members say they will study the issue of allowing guns on campuses, but for now they'll continue barring concealed weapons.</p><p>A bill signed into law this week by the governor would allow legally carried concealed weapons in most public buildings, unless the buildings meet certain security requirements. The new law takes effect July 1st, but universities can exempt themselves from the requirement for four years.</p><p>Regent Fred Logan says they don't have time to thoroughly study the issue by July 1st.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:39:25 +0000 Stephen Koranda 35351 at http://kcur.org