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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri approves of a proposed outside review of the system’s operations and rules.

Vice President for University Relations Steve Knorr said the university supported the proposal at a Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee hearing Tuesday.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that if passed, Republican state Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s proposal would establish a commission that would review the university system.

Schaefer says the review is an opportunity to solve long-term structural problems and answer critics who want to add degree programs at other Missouri-supported institutions.

Eight non-lawmakers would be appointed to the commission if the resolution is passed by the Senate and House. The commission would be required to deliver its report by Dec. 31.
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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune