ERIC Number: ED405786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-14
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Funding: A Report of the Commission on Higher Education to the General Assembly. Special Report No. 4.
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
This progress report, as required by Act 359 of the South Carolina General Assembly, describes activities of a consortium of business and academic leaders toward development of a performance-based funding plan based on 37 performance indicators for public institutions of higher education in the state. Briefly summarized are the status of: measures and definitions, indicators, development of performance funding methodology, submission of regulations under the Administrative Procedures Act, and annual review and reporting to the General Assembly. In the first phase three task forces developed measures, definitions, and methods of reporting for the indicators. Attachments to the report include: a list of the Commission on Higher Education task force members; a list of sector committee members; and the measures and definitions of each of the 37 performance factors developed, including dates on which measurement data will be available. These indicators address the broad areas of: (1) mission focus, (2) quality of faculty, (3) instructional quality, (4) institutional cooperation and collaboration, (5) administrative efficiency, (6) entrance requirements, (7) graduates' achievements, (8) user-friendliness of institution, and (9) research funding. (CH)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Support, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Program Evaluation, School Funds, State Aid, State Standards
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201; phone: 803-737-9927; fax: 803-737-2297.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina