Historically, many colleges and universities received state funding based on how many full-time equivalent students are enrolled at the beginning of the semester. This model provides incentives for colleges to enroll students—but not necessarily to help them graduate. A growing number of states are turning to performance-based formulas to provide some amount of funding based on indicators such as course completion, time to degree, transfer rates, the number of degrees awarded, or the number of low-income and minority graduates.
NCSL will host a webinar Dec. 10 dealing with the Model Aquatic Health Code. The Centers for Disease Control, through an initial grant from the National Swimming Pool Foundation, is working with public health and industry representatives across the United States to prevent drowning, injuries and the spread of recreational water illnesses at public swimming pools and spas.
In the 21st century, legislative staff managers and supervisors no longer have the luxury of being the people with all the answers. Instead they need to raise the expectations of their staff to do some of the thinking and then develop their skills to do so. Legislative staff who supervise others will benefit from this introductory webinar on coaching and the tools for shifting the focus of interactions with others.