When I started at Oklahoma Watchdog in January of 2011, my vision was “to shine a light on what is going on in Oklahoma government so that we can improve it.” I’d like to think that over the past 18-months I’ve been able to let people see more of what their tax dollars are paying [...]Read More →
An analysis of the minutes from Regents for Higher Education meetings over the last five years shows that the Regents have voted unanimously in 822 of the 828 votes since January 2007. The six agenda items that did not get unanimous votes still ended up getting an approval of a majority of Regents. Five [...]Read More →
Don’t expect to be able to watch or listen online to State Regents for Higher Education meetings anytime soon. While the State Board of Education makes audio recordings of its meetings available online through iTunes, Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson says there are no such plans in the works for his agency.
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University of Oklahoma President David Boren says “if the people of Oklahoma knew, they’d care” about what he calls a crisis in education. Boren made his comments Wednesday during his presentation to the Regents for Higher Education on a proposed tuition increase for OU. Boren says he’s not against cutting taxes, but education has to [...]Read More →
Representatives of all 25 state colleges and universities went before the Regents for Higher Education today to make their case for raising tuition and mandatory fees for the fall semester. The increases for Oklahoma residents range from 2.8% at Oklahoma State University to 7.9% at the University of Central Oklahoma (see chart at bottom of [...]Read More →