ERIC Number: ED393382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Accountability Review: Report and Recommendations of the Florida Postsecondary Education Planning Commission.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
A review of existing accountability processes and reports of the Florida State University System, the State Community College System, and public and independent postsecondary institutions was conducted in compliance with a 1994 Florida legislative mandate. The review centered on priority areas identified in the 1993 Master Plan for Florida Postsecondary Education which were quality of undergraduate education, productivity, and access/diversity. Eleven recommendations were made concerning issues of accountability reporting: (1) site visits to a sample of public institutions; (2) inclusion in accountability reports of alternatives to the College Level Academic Skills Test by community colleges; (3) reporting of instructional productivity by state universities using faculty contact hours by rank; (4) reporting of time-to-degree and credit hours taken beyond degree requirements; (5) phasing in of required measures; (6) identification of nonreporting institutions in order to encourage compliance in accountability reporting; (7) inclusion of the Limited Access Competitive Grant Program in accountability reports; (8) response to multiple accountability-related initiatives; (9) integration of performance-based budgeting and statutory accountability reporting; (10) presentation of reports in an accessible and understandable format; and (11) establishment of system goals. Seven appendices provide additional supporting documentation such as accountability reporting requirements, statutory references for accountability, and sample indicators of quality in undergraduate education. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.