Regents rewriting higher education master plan
BATON ROUGE - The state's Board of Regents is rewriting the master plan for Louisiana's public colleges, which will update the long-term goals for the campuses and set a framework for each college's mission.
The move - to adjust the master plan adopted in 2001 - comes as state higher education financing has been cut in recent years, schools have eliminated programs and state leaders have pressed colleges to redefine their roles.
Lawmakers asked for an updated master plan from the Regents by Sept. 1. The board was scheduled to vote on the plan at its Wednesday meeting.
It would include 65 performance measures for judging schools, along with a push to get the state's residents graduating from high school and college at the same levels as other Southern states by 2025.