Sen. Kurt Schaefer: “The University of Missouri has a very 1950s-style model of governance. That makes them sluggish and unresponsive.”
Another proposed amendment to the budget, which was withdrawn, would cut state funding for MU from $169,305,944 to $1.
Five students express their various views on the proposed funding cuts and Melissa Click’s actions.
Proposed reductions would include cuts to salaries of Melissa Click, her department chair and the College of Arts and Science dean.
The committee discusses issues regarding higher education funding in Missouri.
With $3.8 million in state funding cuts, MU needs to rethink the MU SOP budget reallocations.
Nearly 25 percent of the cuts will come from the Division of Student Affairs.
Efforts from MU’s student body and administration have prevented deeper cuts.
The budget provides $1.1 billion for higher education in Missouri.
Nixon proposed his budget for Fiscal Year 2012 during the address.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Jim Spain said tuition could rise by as much as nine percent.
One proposal would allegedly reduce the budget shortfall by about 25 percent.
The move aims to increase efficiency and cut costs.