ERIC Number: ED445626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Funding and Budgeting: An Emerging Merger? The Fourth Annual Survey (2000).
Burke, Joseph C.; Rosen, Jeff; Minassians, Henrik; Lessard, Terri
This report presents the results of the fourth annual survey of programs linking state budgeting to public college and university performance. A telephone survey conducted with all 50 state higher education finance officers examined the status, prospects, and impact of performance funding and performance budgeting in their state. Respondents were asked: whether legislation mandated performance funding, performance budgeting, and performance reporting, and prescribed the performance indicators; to identify primary initiators of the programs; and to assess effects of performance budgeting, performance funding, and performance reporting on improving campus performance. Results highlight the increasing popularity and continuing volatility of performance funding and performance budgeting, with 37 states now having at least one of the two programs. This year's survey notes a rapid growth in performance budgeting and slight increase in performance funding. Performance funding is becoming more flexible, collaborative, and diverse, while performance budgeting offers ways to clarify the link between funding and performance. A new development is a mixed model that borrows elements from both programs. While nearly half of the respondents said it was too early to evaluate the effect of performance funding on institutional improvement, 35 percent claimed the program improved performance to a significant extent. The survey is appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, School Effectiveness, State Government, State Legislation
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, 411 State Street, Albany, NY 12203-1003. Tel: 518-443-5835; Fax: 518-443-5845; Web site: http://www.rockinst.org/higheduc.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Nelson A. Rockefeller Inst. of Government.