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Prince, David; Seppanen, Loretta; Stephens, Deborah; Stewart, Carmen – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
This chapter discusses Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative, a new performance funding system for community and technical colleges. Its purposes are to improve public accountability by more accurately describing what students achieve from enrolling in state colleges each year and provide incentives through financial rewards to…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, State Colleges, Community Colleges, Incentives
Seppanen, Loretta – 2001
This paper, from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, describes a new kind of transfer student that is putting pressure on four-year and two-year institutions: the job-preparatory student with dual goals of job preparation and transfer. The author presents strategies related to articulation agreements (statewide and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
Seppanen, Loretta – 1998
This paper discusses policy issues faced by two-year colleges in the state of Washington during the first year of implementation of performance funding. Four key policy questions were reviewed: (1) the reward versus entitlement paradigm shift, which forces educators to alter expectations about "entitlement" to higher education funding…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Educational Finance, Evaluation Criteria
Seppanen, Loretta – 1991
In 1990, pursuant to the Washington community college system's request, the Washington state legislature appropriated additional funding to pursue assessment at the local college level as a way to address issues of institutional improvement. Each college submitted preliminary plans to the State Board for Community College Education (SBCCE) which…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development