Ferguson added that a blueprint for funding is required by law, but "in terms of using it to make budgets, we don't see much evidence of it." Pennsylvania funds higher education very differently than many other states because it grants higher education money to a select number of private colleges and universities while not funding the majority of them. Whittington, along with four other senior administrators from other Pennsylvania colleges and universities, is expected to offer her opinions on how other states allocate and hold accountable higher education funding. She and the other administrators are scheduled to speak after three out-of-state higher education experts explain to the committee how other states appropriate higher education funding. Drexel University President Richard Breslin will also explain how his institution has dealt with substantially cutting its budget before Whittington's presentation, Ferguson said yesterday. Whittington said earlier this month she will speak on behalf of higher education in general in her remarks. Ferguson said immediate changes would probably not result from tomorrow's roundtable discussion and presentations. "I would have to assume we're not going to make changes the first time we look at alternate means [of funding higher education]," Ferguson said. "[But] we always say here, if we don't think about change, its never going to change." (CUT LINE) Please see CAPITAL, page 7 CAPITAL, from page 1Comments powered by Disqus
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