FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 17, 2022
Regents vote to undertake comprehensive systemwide review of programs and resources
(Topeka, Kan.) – The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) voted this week to begin a systemwide academic program and resource review. The Board plans to use rpk GROUP to conduct the assessment.
“Our system is facing declining enrollments caused by an overall drop in the college going rate,” said KBOR Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee. “We have to reverse this trend if we’re going to help our state’s economy flourish. This review is a good first step in identifying ways we can improve our programs to best meet the needs of Kansans.”
The academic program and resource review aims to ensure that the system is meeting the needs of Kansans and the workforce demands in each area of the state in an efficient manner. The review will gather extensive amounts of data to analyze the program offerings at state universities and how they align with institutional missions and local, regional and statewide needs.
“This is a fact-finding effort that will certainly impact our discussions and decisions as Regents,” Chair Harrison-Lee said. “It’s imperative that we gather data and obtain feedback from all stakeholders to identify opportunities for efficient growth.”
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About the Kansas Board of Regents
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.