Trustees at the University of Kentucky have voted in favor of a $2.6 billion budget for the coming year. The plan offers no pay raises for UK employees, but President Eli Capilouto says he hopes to set aside funds for 5% merit pay raises for staff and faculty in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s board has approved a tuition increase and raises for full-time staff for next year. The state’s Council on Post-Secondary Education still needs to grant final approval this Thursday, but the KCTCS is within the council’s 4% tuition cap.
The GED test is changing nationwide and officials says those who haven't completed the test should go ahead and do so. A new, more difficult and more expensive test will be in place starting January 2014.
A number of issues relating to diversity in higher education are on the agenda for a Council on Postsecondary Education Committee on Equal Opportunities meeting, which will be held Monday at the Research Farm of Kentucky State University.