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ERIC Number: EJ793857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Pilot Innovative Approaches to Funding
Hyslop, Alisha
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n5 p33-34, 36 May 2008
The seventh recommendation in ACTE's postsecondary reform position statement is to pilot innovative approaches to funding. Public postsecondary providers are expected to fulfill a number of educational missions linked to separate funding streams, such as academic coursework, workforce education and training, distance education and research. These diverse missions host a variety of outcome expectations that can challenge those involved in directing the institution. Thoughtful consideration of how postsecondary finance policy can be improved across programs is necessary. As education and policy leaders around the country examine demographic trends, learn more about the "skills gap" and strive to prepare students for the 21st century economy, postsecondary funding strategies are being examined as a tool for helping more students earn critical postsecondary credentials. These innovative funding approaches include: (1) efforts to cover noncredit courses in full-time equivalent (FTE) reimbursement to reduce the burden on institutions and students; (2) integration of categorical funding to enhance institutional ability to effectively deliver career-related credentials and meet diverse educational missions; (3) providing incentive funding based on course or program completion instead of enrollment; and (4) creating performance expectations for students moving along the P-16 continuum. Postsecondary funding pilot programs in Washington and Texas are described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas; Washington