When it comes to the future of Connecticut's 12 community colleges, a great deal of uncertainty remains, especially on the issue of consolidation.
Something certain, however, is the nearly $1.3 billion operating budget that was approved by the Board of Regents for the state's college and university system last month.
This hour, the president of that system, Mark Ojakian, joins us in-studio to talk more about the budget and what it means for community colleges specifically.
We also revisit Ojakian’s “Students First” plan to consolidate the state’s community colleges into a single entity. The plan has received mixed reaction.
Where does it stand now? We find out and we want to hear from you.
- Mark Ojakian - President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system
- Lois Amy - Director of Educational Technology at Norwalk Community College; President of the Norwalk Community College Senate
- Del Cummings - Science Professor at Naugatuck Valley Community College; Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.