The Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas (LA GRAD) Act was approved by the Louisiana Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in June 2010. Under the newly created law, the Board of Regents has the responsibility for entering into six-year performance agreements with participating institutions.
In the agreement the institution commits to meet the performance objectives in exchange for increased autonomy and flexibility. The Board of Regents will monitor performance of the institutions and submit an annual report on the progress to the Legislature and the Governor.
In addition, at any time, Regents may revoke an agreement for failure to abide by the terms.
For further information, please see the GRAD Act Web site hosted by the Board of Regents.
Current Board of Regents documents (as PDFs) specific to the University of Louisiana at Monroe: