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Valcik, Nicolas A.; Scruton, Kimberly E.; Murchison, Stuart B.; Benavides, Ted J.; Jordan, Todd; Stigdon, Andrea D.; Olszewski, Angela M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
The purpose of this research is to analyze the attributes of top-tier public institutions and their host municipalities to determine if there are common factors in how the organizations are structured, how they interact, and whether a symbiotic relationship exists that can benefit both entities. This research attempted to determine if cities under…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Consumer Education, Achievement Rating, Reputation
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Burke, Joseph C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Performance indicators used for state funding, past and present, of public colleges in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington are reviewed to explore their intent and implications and to provide information for policymakers considering introducing or revising…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
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Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
A 1996 survey of state policymakers and public college representatives in states with performance funding (Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee) is presented. Although differences exist across states in a number of areas, findings challenge the assumption of an irreconcilable gap between…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Legislators
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Burke, Joseph C.; Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Summaries of the design, planning, and implementation of performance funding programs in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington reveal the challenges and opportunities of this reform approach. Performance measures and objectives and the history of the program in each…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Trends, Higher Education