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Looks at the progress, popularity, and problems related to states linking funding of public colleges and universities to performance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780914341963
  • Publisher: Rockefeller, Nelson A. Institute of Government, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Rockefeller Institute Press
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


1. The New Accountability
Assessing Performance
The Financial Crisis of Higher Education
Performance Reporting
Traditional Budgeting
Performance Funding: An Attractive Policy Alternative

2. Performance Funding and Budgeting: Old Differences and New Similarities
Traditional Budgeting
Performance Funding and Performance Budgeting
Current Status and Future Prospects

Performance Funding
Performance Budgeting
Dual Programs

Regional, Economic, and Political Relations
Impact on Institutional Improvement
Merging Models

3. Performance Funding Indicators: Imperfect Necessities
Creating Comparative Core Indicators
Indicator Content
Few Common Funding Indicators
Indicator Types
External or Internal Concerns
Policy Values
Models of Excellence

4. Performance Funding: Campus Reactions
The Survey
Familiarity and Dissemination
Stakeholder Influence
Performance as a Budgeting Factor
Purposes of Performance Funding
Policy Values
Indicator Preferences
Success Standards
Campus Use of Performance Results
Impact on Campus Performance
Achievements of Performance Funding Purposes
Difficulties of Performance Funding
Advantages of Performance Funding
Disadvantages of Performance Funding
Desired Changes
Program Future

5. Twenty Years of Performance Funding in Tennessee: A Case Study of Policy Intent and Effectiveness
Anticipating the Call to Accountability: Policy Heritage
Evolution of Indicators and Standards
Institutional History of Points and Dollars Earned
Evidence of Policy Impact and Effectiveness
Survey and Case Study Evidence
Reconciling Improvement and Accountability: A Summary

6. Integrating Budget, Assessment and Accountability Policies: Missouri’s Experiment with Performance Funding
State Economic Conditions and Revenues
A Commitment to Assessment
Effectiveness Indicators
Performance Funding Emerges as a Major Missouri Initiative
First Performance Funding Budget Recommendation
State Commitment to Fund Results
Withstanding a Change in Leadership
Funding for Results Principles
Increased Attention
A Shift in Dialogue About FFR

FFR Funding
Changes in FFR Elements
Impact of FFR on Institutional Behavior


7. Ready, Fire, Aim: Performance Funding Policies for Public Postsecondary Education in Florida
Florida Background

Demographics and Enrollments
State Economic Conditions and Education Appropriations
Government and Governance

Precursors to Performance Funding

Initiative Funding
Accountability Report

The Government Performance and Accountability Act of 1994: The Arrival of Performance Budgeting

Community Colleges and Performance Budgeting
State University and Performance Budgeting

Workforce Development and Education Fund
The Impact of Performance Funding

Impact on Community Colleges
Impact on State Universities
A Lack of Leadership

The Future: More Changes on the Horizon

8. Ohio’s Challenge: A Clash of Performance Funding and Base Budgeting

Higher Education Governance
Search for a Rational Budgeting Model
Performance Funding

Performance Challenge
Access Challenge
Jobs Challenge
Research Challenge
Success Challenge

Changing Leaders Bring Funding Increases
Preliminary Assessment
Strengths and Weaknesses

Performance Reporting
The Clash of Performance Funding and Base Budgeting

9. Performance Funding in South Carolina: From Fringe to Mainstream
Increased Coordination and New Leadership
A New Leader and A New Commission
The Commission Takes the Challenge
Phase Two: Campus Consultation and Covert Changes
Phase Three: Adjusting the Controls
Phase Four: Radical Revisions
Impact of Performance Funding on Sector Results

10. Performance Funding: Easier to Start Than Sustain
Arkansas: A Collaborative Process Produces a Surprising Product
Productivity Funding in the 1995-97 Biennium
A New Governor And New Priorities
The Demise of Performance Funding
Colorado: Up, Down, and Around Again
Funding Priority Areas
Performance Reporting
A New Performance Funding System
Kentucky: A Tale of Two Governors
Government and Governance
The Jones Commission
Accountability Versus Autonomy
Performance Funding in Minnesota: Hardly A Milestone

11. Performance Funding: Assessing Program Stability
Tentative Assumptions

Data Analysis

Findings and Assumptions
Assessing the Stability of Continuing Programs
South Carolina

South Carolina

Summary: All Three States

12. Arguments About Performance Funding: Rhetoric and Reality
Arguments For and Against Performance Funding
Arguments For Performance Funding
Arguments Against Performance Funding
Some Suggestions

Conclusion: Linking Funding to Performance: A Trend, Not a Fad


Notes on Contributors


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