ERIC Number: ED425681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Accountability Report. Maryland Public Colleges and Universities, 1998.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
This report presents the mandated annual performance accountability reports of the 31 public colleges and universities in Maryland, as well as an overall analysis and recommendations of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The reports are organized according to five categories of key performance indicators: quality, effectiveness, access, diversity, and efficiency/allocation of resources. Components of the report include: (1) an overview of the history and major features of the accountability process; (2) trend analyses of how well higher education is serving the needs of Maryland and how well the state is funding its public colleges and universities; (3) the assessment and recommendations of the Commission regarding the outcome of the year's accountability effort by the public campuses; (4) a short description prepared by each public institution on its progress toward meeting its benchmarks for the various indicators; and (5) the trend data and benchmarks for each indicator and each institution. Overall conclusions of the report were positive concerning efforts of institutions toward meeting benchmark indicators. The report offers two major recommendations: first, that the General Assembly hold hearings to identify areas of performance that are of concern; and, second, that the Commission be authorized to create a performance funding grant during the budget process. (Appendices contain: a list of indicators and definitions; guidelines for benchmarks; and an institutional performance accountability report format.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Outcomes of Education, Public Colleges, Resource Allocation, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Colleges, State Universities, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, MD 21401; Tel: 800-974-2258 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland