Louisiana higher education is at a critical juncture. With unprecedented economic growth in our state, higher education MUST produce the graduates to meet the workforce needs- and we have a plan!
- Board of Regents and the higher education community will work with the new governor and legislative branches to obtain increased funding for higher education.
FY 2016-2017 Higher Education is requesting an additional $635M in outcomes funding. This amount will be allocated to institutions based on outcomes and growth in graduates to meet the state’s workforce needs.
- Development and execution of an enhanced Master Plan which incorporates aspirational goals and the vision for higher education.
- Better align higher education programs to high demand job openings
Source: LWCC -June 2015 WIC Update Employment Forecasts by Occupation and Industry
- New funding model for higher education which incentivizes institutional performance, provides clarity, and fosters accountability to students, parents, and taxpayers.