Tagged: Maria Markham

College Funding Formula Makes Outcomes Key to Money

College Funding Formula Makes Outcomes Key to Money

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The financial impact of the new outcomes-based state funding formula on individual Arkansas universities and colleges has been a mixed bag, but the program is having the desired effect, and overall funding has increased. read more >

Arkansas College Funding Rules Shifting to Outcomes

Arkansas College Funding Rules Shifting to Outcomes

Technology & Telecom

Arkansas college and universities will have an incentive to move students from initial enrollment to graduation in the most efficient, effective and affordable way possible as a new funding formula takes effect in July. read more >

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston. read more >

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

Technology & TelecomCover Story

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so. read more >

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

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Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state’s new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month. read more >