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ERIC Number: ED561322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Outcomes-Based Funding in Historical and Comparative Context. Lumina Issue Papers
Hearn, James C.
Lumina Foundation for Education
With the advent of outcomes-based funding policies, state policymakers are increasingly committed to basing public college and university funding on how institutions perform on valued measures such as program progress and degree completion. This rising emphasis is considered here in the historical context of three earlier state funding approaches: "base-plus" approaches, enrollment-based formula-funding approaches, and early performance-based funding approaches. After detailed reviews of these funding approaches and the newer outcomes-based approach, the four models' respective strengths and weaknesses are reviewed comparatively. This paper then identifies some central conclusions for policymakers in this arena. [This paper was prepared for HCM Strategists, LLC.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education