Council for Post Secondary Education http://wkms.org en "Transfer Madness" Event Gives Two-Year Graduates Easy Access to Four-Year Institutions http://wkms.org/post/transfer-madness-event-gives-two-year-graduates-easy-access-four-year-institutions <p></p><p>Kentucky college students interested in transferring to a public or private four-year university have a chance at a one day all-in-one transfer initiative. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:29:25 +0000 John Walker 28329 at http://wkms.org "Transfer Madness" Event Gives Two-Year Graduates Easy Access to Four-Year Institutions Afternoon Update 5-7 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-update-5-7 <p>From <strong>NPR</strong>: Scientists say dinosaurs <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/07/152203680/scientists-estimate-dinosaurs-passed-enough-gas-to-warm-up-the-planet">passed so much gas</a>, they affected climate enough to cause their demise.</p><p>From the <strong>Four Rivers Region</strong>:</p><p>The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, <a href="http://www.wkms.org/post/dorm-fire-trial-moves-marshall-county">will move from Calloway to Marshall County.</a></p> Mon, 07 May 2012 21:43:46 +0000 Chad Lampe 17891 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Update 5-7 For-Profit, Online Schools Enroll Large Number of Students http://wkms.org/post/profit-online-schools-enroll-large-number-students <p>For the first time, Kentucky has released enrollment numbers for online and for-profit colleges and the results are surprising to the Council on Post-Secondary Education.</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 21:21:26 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 17889 at http://wkms.org For-Profit, Online Schools Enroll Large Number of Students Front Page A.M. April Q&A with Dr. Dunn http://wkms.org/post/front-page-am-april-qa-dr-dunn <p>Tuition at Murray State will increase by four percent for the 2012-13 academic year. The increase amounts to around $130 per semester. &nbsp;&nbsp;The MSU board of Regents voted against the administration&rsquo;s three percent recommendation. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:13:52 +0000 Chad Lampe 17783 at http://wkms.org Front Page A.M. April Q&A with Dr. Dunn Tuition Ceilings Set for Kentucky Institutions http://wkms.org/post/tuition-ceilings-set-kentucky-institutions <p>The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education voted on several tuition-related items at its meeting today at the University of Kentucky.</p><p>The council will allow comprehensive universities like Murray State to raise tuition up to 5%. Rates for community colleges are capped at 4% and research university rates capped 6%.</p><p>The increase is expected to provide the institutions another $45.1 million dollars in extra revenue, but CPE officials say that state appropriation cuts to higher education mean University&#39;s will still operate at an overall $79 million deficit.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:37:29 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17713 at http://wkms.org Fake Websites Offering GEDs http://wkms.org/post/fake-websites-offering-geds <p>A national education group &nbsp;is worried Kentucky residents may be purchasing fake GED diplomas online. The Council on Post Secondary Education released a consumer alert today warning Kentuckians of websites offering the diplomas for a fee with no required test. The Council on Post Secondary Education&#39;s Sue Patrick says the fake websites take advantage of peoples&rsquo; best intentions&hellip;</p><p><em>&quot;</em>They turn over their money, they turn over their hope and they don&rsquo;t get a GED that is recognized as an official test credential.&quot;</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:32:13 +0000 Drew Adams 17573 at http://wkms.org New For-Profit College Panel http://wkms.org/post/new-profit-college-panel <p>For-profit colleges in Kentucky would be subject to a new oversight panel under a bill that&rsquo;s cleared the legislature and now heads to the governor.&nbsp; The measure creates the 11-member Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education made up of four representatives from for-profit colleges and four at-large members with backgrounds in education and business.&nbsp; It also includes the state&#39;s education secretary, education commissioner and the Council on Postsecondary Education president.&nbsp; The legislation gives the commission authority to hire staff to monitor and to investig Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:09:50 +0000 Todd Hatton 17457 at http://wkms.org Q&A with Council On Post-Secondary Education President Bob King http://wkms.org/post/qa-council-post-secondary-education-president-bob-king <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c16d91b19ac-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c16d91b19ac-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c16d91b19ac-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkms/local-wkms-999214.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Murray, KY – Government funding for state universities in Kentucky has declined the last two budget cycles. Now, at the start of a 60-day budget session in Frankfort, and with Governor Steve Beshear telling agencies to brace for deep cuts, Kentucky's governing council for state universities wants a significant increase.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:32:36 +0000 Chad Lampe 16512 at http://wkms.org Q&A with Council On Post-Secondary Education President Bob King