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Nevada Panel Scrutinizes Higher Education Funding


CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- How to weigh college courses to determine state support is one the challenges facing a state panel as it works to revamp Nevada's higher education funding formula.

Nevada Chancellor Dan Klaich told a legislative committee Wednesday his proposal recommends state funding for core classes be the same, whether they are taken at a university or community college. He also recommends funding be based on whether students complete a course -- even if they receive an F.

Klaich says anything other than a withdrawal should count to avoid the inflation of grades by professors to protect funding. But some lawmakers and panel members say they'd have a hard time agreeing with that arrangement.

A subcommittee was established to review the funding formula proposal in greater detail.