Wisconsin’s public colleges and universities could see their funding increase in the next state budget based on how they do in certain performance measures, Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday.
Additional funding for the University of Wisconsin System would reverse a trend that has seen money cut from UW in the last four state budgets, most recently by $250 million in the 2015-17 budget. The performance-based funding would expand on a program in place for the Wisconsin Technical College System since 2013.
“If we do anything additional for the University of Wisconsin System — we’re interested in looking at it — we’d probably try and figure out … some performance-driven components as a possibility going forward,” Walker told reporters. Read the full Wisconsin State Journal article here.