Program

Gross Appropriation

Appropriation Breakdown

 

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. -

$1,141,410[76]

All from GF/GP

Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks

 

 

College Day Program

 

 

Program Description:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks College Day Program sends students grade 6-11 to the campuses of Michigan's public universities for day and overnight stays. The purpose of the program is to motivate these students to attend college, as well as to teach them about college admission requirements, help them explore career possibilities, as well as allow them to interact with faculty. The program is targeted toward minority students.

For fiscal year 1995-96, Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks College Day Program funds will be allocated as follows:

Central Michigan University

$85,765

Eastern Michigan University

$101,930

Ferris State University

$53,024

Grand Valley State University

$36,139

Lake Superior State University

$13,590

Michigan State University

$211,480

Michigan technological University

$34,903

Northern Michigan University

$39,022

Oakland University

$60,334

Saginaw Valley State University

$24,504

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

$173,076

University of Michigan – Dearborn

$31,814

University of Michigan – Flint

$28,108

Wayne State University

$145,894

Western Michigan University

$101,827

Recommended Action:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks College Day Program should be terminated. State resources should not be distributed on the basis of race or ethnicity.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

$1,156,144[77]

All from GF/GP

Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks

 

 

Future Faculty Fellowship

 

 

Program

 

 

Program Description:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program grant loans to minority students working towards Master's and Doctoral degrees at Michigan's public universities. If the student is a Michigan resident, 1/3 of his debt is canceled upon graduation. Additional forgiveness will accrue at the rate of $5,000 for each year within the pay back period that the borrower is employed in a full-time teaching position at a Michigan public or independent 2- or 4-year college or university.

For fiscal year 1995-96, Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program funds will be allocated as follows:

Central Michigan University

$114,389

Eastern Michigan University

$114,080

Ferris State University

$34,389

Grand Valley State University

$34,389

Lake Superior State University

$34,389

Michigan State University

$114,492

Michigan Technological University

$114,492

Northern Michigan University

$34,389

Oakland University

$114,492

Saginaw Valley State University

$34,389

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

$114,492

University of Michigan – Dearborn

$34,389

University of Michigan – Flint

$34,389

Wayne State University

$114,492

Western Michigan University

$114,492

Recommended Action:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program should be eliminated immediately. State resources should not be distributed on the basis of race or ethnicity.

Program

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Martin Luther King, Jr. -

$2,457,077[78]

All from GF/GP

Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks

 

 

Program

 

 

Program Description:

Listed as a separate line item from the college day program and the future faculty fellowship program, this program subsidizes the salaries of visiting minority faculty at Michigan's public colleges, as well as oversees and manages the aforementioned college day and future faculty fellowship program.

Recommended Action:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks Program should be eliminated immediately. State resources should not be distributed on the basis of race or ethnicity.

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Michigan Resident Student

$8,322,856[79]

All from GF/GP

Equity Grant to the University

 

 

of Michigan - Ann Arbor

 

 

Program Description:

Listed under the line item "operations" for the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the Michigan Resident Student Equity Grant is dependent upon the University preparing and submitting a plan to the Michigan Department of Management and Budget and the Appropriations Committees of both the House and the Senate that specifies how the university will reduce non-resident undergraduate enrollment to 30% or less for the 1995-96 academic year. The grant helps offset the loss of the higher tuition that non-resident students pay.

Recommended Action:

The state should be less concerned about the level of non-resident enrollment at the University of Michigan and more concerned about the overall quality of education that undergraduates receive there. Indeed, if anything, the University should be commended for being capable of attracting many out-of-state students--students who come to the University due to its high academic reputation and pay fees greatly higher than do in-state students. This grant, and all requirements placed upon the University for accepting it, should be immediately eliminated.

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Agricultural Experiment

$27,437,137[80]

All from GF/GP

Station

 

 

Program Description:

The Agricultural Experiment Station (AES), based at Michigan State University (MSU), conducts research on topics relating to Michigan agriculture. Past projects conducted by the Station include the Status and Potential of Michigan Agriculture Project (SAPMA), which assessed the status of 22 Michigan agricultural commodities or farming enterprises and developed estimates for potential growth; and the Status and Potential of Michigan Natural Resources Project (SAPMINR), which looked at Michigan's natural resources, identifying trends and future opportunities. In addition to the MSU office, AES has 14 branch offices throughout the state.

Recommended Action:

As with other industries, from automobiles to furniture to chemicals, the Michigan agricultural industry should be responsible for conducting its own research. Michigan farmers, their trade associations, and the Michigan agricultural industry at large--not the state of Michigan and its taxpayers--should determine what research is needed and provide for its funding. This program should be eliminated.

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Cooperative Extension

$23,630,736[81]

All from GF/GP

Service

 

 

Program Description:

The Cooperative Extension Service program conducts courses at universities throughout the state for non-student residents. Examples of courses offered include handicapped horseback riding, sewing, pottery, etc.

Recommended Action:

The Cooperative Extension Service program (co-op) could be handled effectively by the private sector. Indeed, there are a number of private schools throughout the state that already offer co-op style classes to people of all ages. The state should discontinue this program.

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Japan Center for

$300,000[82]

All from GF/GP

Michigan Universities

 

 

Program Description:

The Japan Center for Michigan Universities, in arrangement with universities throughout the state, organizes a student exchange program with the University of Shiga. It also provides assistance for students from Michigan universities while they are studying in Japan.

Recommended Action:

This program is duplicative of a number of programs conducted by universities and private organizations throughout the state; it should be eliminated.

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Michigan Molecular Institute

$154,500[83]

All from GF/ GP

Grant

 

 

Program Description:

The Michigan Molecular Institute is a private organization based in Midland. This grant provides funding for students interested in working at the Institute and assisting its staff with developing manufacturing processes for carbon filaments/polymers.

Recommended Action:

The Governor has recommended the elimination of this grant. Unfortunately, the state legislature has declined to do so. Funding for research and development, while very important, should be provided through private capital investment or private foundation grants, not by state government. The same is true for educational internships in this area. This program should be eliminated.