2017 Kansas Statutes
Chapter 76 STATE INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES; HISTORICAL PROPERTY
Article 7 STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS; MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION
76-776 Same; institution endowed professorship operating budget requirements; program assessment; reports.
76-776. Same; institution endowed professorship operating budget requirements; program assessment; reports. (a) The chancellor, president, director or other chief executive officer of an eligible educational institution for which a qualifying gift has been received by the endowment association shall provide from the eligible educational institution's operating budget a salary and full-time position for the endowed professorship. In the manner prescribed by policies adopted by the state board of regents, the chancellor, president, director or other chief executive officer of an eligible educational institution having an endowed professorship under this program shall report annually to the state board of regents a full accounting of the amounts and purposes of all expenditures of the moneys transferred to the faculty of distinction matching fund of the eligible educational institution under this act and the moneys realized from the interest earned on the qualifying gift held in trust by the endowment association for such endowed professorship during the preceding state fiscal year.
(b) The state board of regents shall develop and conduct an ongoing assessment of the Kansas partnership for faculty of distinction program which shall be commenced on or before the first day of the first state fiscal year during which the total of all transfers from the state general fund for earnings equivalent awards for qualifying gifts pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 76-775, and amendments thereto, is equal to or greater than $4,000,000. The assessment shall include evaluations of (1) the effectiveness of the program to increase private gifts and to attract and retain professors of distinction for eligible educational institutions, (2) the economic impact of the program on eligible educational institutions and the state, and (3) other appropriate factors specified by the state board of regents. After commencing the assessment of the program, the state board of regents shall annually present a report on the assessment to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session.
History: L. 2000, ch. 90, § 4; L. 2008, ch. 141, § 3; July 1.