ERIC Number: ED382094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability Review: Progress Report 1. Report and Conclusions.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
In response to Florida legislative mandate, this document reports on accountability measures and an accountability process for independent institutions of higher education that participate in the Florida resident access grant program and on the design and implementation of the accountability processes of the state postsecondary institutions. After an introductory chapter, chapter 2 suggests a two-tier approach for conducting accountability reviews: an annual review of accountability information form public system reports and from public and private institution reports, and a cumulative review every 5 years. Annual reviews of public institutions would include a representative sample of 10 institutions (7 community colleges and 3 universities). Chapter 3 describes an accountability process and measures for independent institutions and provides a benefits and cost effectiveness analysis of the Florida Resident Access Grant program. Chapter 4 summarizes findings and conclusions and proposes: (1) annual Commission review of accountability processes and reports for public and private systems; (2) annual review of public institutional reports and plans; (3) performance indicators for independent institutions; (4) annual accountability reports from the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF); and (5) new reporting dates for improved quality of data. Also included are recommendations for summative evaluation and incentive funding. Extensive appendixes contain statutory language, evaluation questions, lists of ICUF member institutions and resource group members, tables, and results of a survey of Access Grant recipients, Fall 1994. (JB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Evaluation Criteria, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, In State Students, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, State Legislation, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid
Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 231 Collins Building, Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida Resident Access Grant
Note: For a related document, see HE 028 296.