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ERIC Number: ED567980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 182
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3395-3233-2
Impact of Intended and Unintended Outcomes of Performance-Based Funding on Community Colleges
Smith, Charanne P.
ProQuest LLC, D.Mgt. Dissertation, University of Maryland University College
Nationally, state and federal legislative bodies are increasingly requiring higher education institutions to demonstrate a solid return on investment. One of the key ways to do this is through performance based funding which links funding received to specific institutional performance measures and outcomes including graduation, and/or completion among others. A key challenge community colleges face is many of the performance based funding metrics are focused on outcomes for four-year universities and are not designed for effective evaluation of community colleges. Using a systematic review methodology, this research evaluated different performance and outcomes based funding structures--performance funding 1.0 vs. performance funding 2.0--and the impact on community colleges in multiple states. The research findings indicated: (1) Performance funding 2.0 produced more desirable outcomes for community colleges because the metrics used considered institutional structure and mission. (2) The effectiveness of performance funding depends on several factors and has the potential to create more undesirable outcomes for institutions, such as community colleges, that provide open access. (3) Desirable outcomes were maximized, and undesirable outcomes were minimized when institutional leadership worked with stakeholders to develop and implement metrics that reflect their mission and population. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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