ERIC Number: EJ843808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Funding for Success in Higher Education: A Mechanism to Meet National Challenges?
Roberts, D. V.; Gouws, S. M.; van der Merwe, A.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v20 n2 p219-231 2006
The aim of this article is to explore the relationship between the desired outcomes of the National Plan for Higher Education and the funding formula. It further wants to explore the current situation regarding specific challenges in higher education, namely increased participation, broadened social base of students and equity, as well as a lowering of the dropout rate and an increase in graduate outputs. The question is also asked whether the funding formula is successful in being a goal-oriented and performance-based mechanism supporting and even driving institutions of higher education in obtaining the goals as stated in their institutional plans. The author also reflects on recent developments regarding the funding formula. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Dropout Rate, Educational Finance, Equal Education, Graduation Rate, Goal Orientation, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Performance Contracts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa