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 unanimously agreed to the plan at its Wednesday meeting.
It would include 65 performance measures for judging schools, along with a push to raise the number of state residents graduating from high school and college to the same levels as other Southern states by 2025.