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ERIC Number: EJ836361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Pumping the Money Lever: Why State Approaches to Higher Education Finance Need an Overhaul
Jones, Dennis
New England Journal of Higher Education, v23 n3 p25-27 Win 2009
The demands of society and constraints on resources will require change in the financing models states use to fund their higher education enterprises. Models built on the priorities of student access and institutional growth will no longer suffice. Those based on student success and productivity increases consistent with getting more entering students through the pipeline will become ascendant. Models based on preserving the status quo will have to give way to those that foster purposive change. They will have to be more explicitly a tool of public policy rather than a device for institutional funding. To be effective, financing models need to comprise all four components identified in this article, coordinated in ways that make them mutually reinforcing. To this end, state policymaking will also have to change. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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