North Carolina’s Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Lacks Strategic Focus and Coordination (January 2009)

The Program Evaluation Division was directed to compare the costs for development and delivery of distance education and on-campus courses in the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. Distance education courses cost more overall to develop than on-campus courses but about the same to deliver. The report also explains how distance education increases access to education and the way technology has changed delivery of instruction in the classroom. UNC General Administration is in a position to foster collaboration between campuses to achieve more responsive, comprehensive, and unified distance education programs in the UNC System.

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Relevant Legislation:

  • S.L. 2013-360, Section 14.21: Created a State Water Infrastructure Authority to review recommendations for grants and loans submitted to it by the Division of Water Infrastructure, determine the rank of applications, and select the applications that are eligible to receive grants and loans.
  • Session Law 2009-574: Established the Legislative Study Commission on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure to develop an ongoing process to identify and regularly report to the General Assembly on statewide water and wastewater infrastructure needs and to improve the delivery of state appropriated water and wastewater programs.