ERIC Number: ED462901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Guidelines Peer Performance Analysis: University System of Maryland, Morgan State University.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
In September 1999, the Maryland Higher Education Commission adopted a peer-based model for the establishment of funding guidelines for the University System of Maryland and Morgan State University. The guidelines are designed to inform the budget process by providing a funding standard and a basis for comparison between institutions. The basic concept is to identify funding peers that are similar to Maryland institutions on a variety of characteristics, and then to compare these funding peers to inform resource questions and assess performance. Each applicable Maryland institution is to select 10 performance peers from its list of funding peers. Seventeen measures have been identified for the University System of Maryland institutions and 14 for Morgan State University. These indicators are compared with the state's Managing for Results initiative. Maryland institutions are expected to perform at or above the level of their performance peers on most indicators. This report contains a comprehensive assessment of the performance of each University System of Maryland institution and Morgan State University in comparison with their performance peers. It includes a discussion of the performance measures, criteria used to assess institutional performance, and issues related to data availability. In addition, each institution was given the opportunity to respond to the assessment of its performance, and these responses and comments are summarized in the analysis section. Three appendixes discuss methodology for selecting performance peers and operational definitions for performance indicators for the University System and Morgan State University. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Higher Education, Peer Institutions, Performance Based Assessment, Resource Allocation, Selection, Universities
For full text: http://www.mhec.state.md.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.