ERIC Number: ED432328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Contingent Funding Methods for the Partnership for Excellence: A Chancellor's Office Working Paper.
Nussbaum, Thomas J.; Cabaldon, Christopher L.
This document discusses the principles that guide the development of the contingent funding methods and the implementation criteria for the Partnership for Excellence Program, as well as significant issues and questions for the system to resolve. The first principle states that the level and pace of progress toward the Partnership goals are not expected to be uniform among all 71 districts in California. Secondly, the funding methods and implementation criteria should reflect that progress will differ among the five Partnership goals over time. The third principle states that the level of progress is dependent upon: (a) the State's responsibility to provide full funding for enrollment growth, inflation, and the Partnership itself; and (b) exogenous factors beyond the direct control of the system, the colleges, and the State. The fourth principle supports permanent funding in order to allow districts to make long-term plans. The fifth principle allows for funding to be adjusted based upon the level of improvement achieved by district. The sixth principle provides for a reward structure to encourage districts to reach their performance goals. The seventh principle demands an accountability system to prevent grade inflation, or manipulation of data. Finally, the eighth principle encourages an easily comprehensible system. The document concludes with a brief description of the process and time frame for the activities mentioned. The appendix contains the education code. (TGO)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Organizational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.