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ERIC Number: ED451878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 11
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Newcomers to Performance Funding: A Comparison of California's Partnership for Excellence to Other Performance Funding Programs. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper.
Serban, Andreea M.
This study provides a brief overview of the current status of performance funding programs around the country, and compares California's Partnership for Excellence for Community Colleges with programs applicable to two-year institutions in five other states: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The comparative analysis follows the critical components of any performance funding program: purpose(s) of the program, performance indicators, indicator weights, funding levels, allocation methods, and success criteria. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Partnership for Excellence as compared with the other five programs. The use of performance as a factor in funding public higher education institutions takes one of two forms: performance funding ties specific dollar amounts to measured institutional results on each of the designated indicators; performance budgeting allows governors and legislators to "consider" campus performance as one factor in determining the total allocation for an institution. In 1999, 30 states were using either one or both of these approaches. California's Partnership for Excellence (PFE) program includes five major goals: degrees, transfers, course completion, remedial education, and workforce development. For each indicator under the five goals, the state considers the 1995-96 data as baseline and provides targets to be achieved by the 107 community colleges by 2005-2006. Appended are the performance funding categories for two-year institutions in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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