ERIC Number: ED187201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
State-wide Goals and the University: A Pilot Project in Performance Funding. ASHE Annual Meeting 1980 Paper.
Dumont, Richard G.
A pilot project in performance funding at Tennessee Tech University is described. The pilot project was part of a statewide "Performance Funding Project" sponsored by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). The Performance Funding Project was designed to improve the formula appropriations process by determining the feasibility of allocating some portion of state funds to community colleges and universities on a performance effectiveness criterion as compared to the current credit hour and enrollment criteria. The focus was upon instructional goals only with concern with institution-wide goals, rather than with the instructional goals of particular programs, departments, or colleges. Performance contracts between the university and the THEC itemized institutional obligations to identify/develop goals and associated performance indicators provide evidence of representative faculty involvement in developing goals and indicators, gather and report data on the indicators, and the like. A chronologically organized summary of the execution of the pilot project at Tennessee Tech University is presented. A discussion of some of the factors responsible for the degree of success achieved is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Policy, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Performance, Resource Allocation, School Funds, State Aid, State Standards, State Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1980; Performance Funding; Tennessee; Tennessee Technological University
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 4-5, 1980)