ERIC Number: ED446696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Accountability Report, 2000: Maryland Public Colleges and Universities. Volume I.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
The 1988 Higher Education Reorganization Act established an accountability process for public colleges and universities in Maryland. The law requires the governing boards of these institutions to submit annual performance accountability reports to the Maryland Higher Education Commission. In 1996, the Commission approved a new accountability system for public higher education that measures campus performance on a series of key indicators that respond to concerns often expressed by lawmakers. These indicators can be grouped into categories of quality, effectiveness, access, diversity, and efficiency/allocation of resources. For each indicator, the public campuses developed benchmarks or goals to measure their performance. This document, in two volumes, contains the fifth report delivered to the Commission under the current system. Volume I contains: (1) an overview of the history and major features of the accountability process; (2) trend analyses of how well education is serving the needs of Maryland and how well the state is funding its campuses; (3) an examination of cost containment activities at public campuses; (4) the assessment and recommendations of the Commission regarding the outcome of the year's accountability effort; and (5) one-page profiles for each of the 29 public colleges or universities containing a short campus profile and data and benchmarks on key indicators. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland