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Lumina Foundation, 2018
This report is a compendium of best practices for assisting low-income students. It highlights work that has been underway for years but has not always been implemented at scale, especially within institutions that enroll significant numbers of low-income students. This toolkit offers leaders five concrete strategies they can use in two ways to…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Paying for College, Educational Strategies
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of Lumina Foundation's and states' efforts to promote an equity agenda for higher education, featuring the 2015 Equity Policy Academy-- which focused on improving educational equity for students from historically underserved groups--as a turning point. Based primarily on interviews with Lumina staff and key state leaders…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Disproportionate Representation
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of Indiana's efforts to develop and implement outcomes-based funding (OBF) for public postsecondary education. Indiana's story is supplemented by a briefer description of efforts in Tennessee. Based primarily on interviews with key state leaders, this story is designed to highlight the unique path each state took to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Postsecondary Education, Public Colleges
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of two states, Arizona and New Hampshire, and their efforts to set ambitious goals for increasing educational attainment among their residents. Based primarily on interviews with key state leaders, these stories highlight the unique path each state took to prioritize its goals for postsecondary attainment and are…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education
Krauss, Stephanie Malia – Lumina Foundation, 2017
Competency-based education (CBE) is a rapidly growing movement of postsecondary and K-12 programs that allow learners to move ahead based on what they know and can do, rather than time spent in class. At the postsecondary level, CBE could be a pathway that helps many thousands of learners move from poverty to prosperity. This paper considers how…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students, Student Empowerment
Boilard, Steve D. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
This paper provides a conceptual framework that examines the interrelationship between state and institutional finance policies, including state appropriations, tuition and financial aid. It explores how state higher education goals can be advanced through outcomes-based funding policies that provide incentives for institutional behavior, and how…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Tuition, Student Financial Aid
Miller, Trey – Lumina Foundation, 2016
Defining and measuring college quality is a contentious issue, and the debate about how to do so is far from settled. What is quality when institutions produce outputs ranging from student learning and labor-market success to research? How is student learning measured when students specialize in a major field? How are quality metrics tied to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy
Wright, David L. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
This is a time of great challenge and opportunity for American higher education. The challenges are well-established and widely acknowledged: escalating standards for economic competitiveness, coupled with a severe economic downturn and protracted recovery, require broad access to relevant postsecondary education, training and retooling as never…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Incentives, Higher Education
Cruz, José L. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
Policymakers are moving to outcomes-based funding in an effort to inspire public higher education institutions to drive the transformative change required to expand access, increase graduation rates and contain costs. For outcomes-based funding to have a significant effect on student outcomes, system and institutional leaders must successfully…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Outcomes of Education, Funding Formulas
Kosten, Linda A. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
State governments serve as a key funding source for public higher education. An alternative to historically based state subsidies or enrollment-based formulas, outcomes-based funding allows states to convey goals for higher education by allocating state tax dollars based on measures of outcomes. Within higher education institutions, the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, State Aid, Budgets
Johnson, Nate – Lumina Foundation, 2016
Sometimes what colleges and universities must do to generate revenue is consistent with their academic goals. But often they must choose one over the other. The financial transaction that produces most educational revenue in the United States is "cash-for-credits." Many states allocate their own funding by the credit hour as well,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, State Aid
Johnson, Nate; Yanagiura, Takeshi – Lumina Foundation, 2016
No state has done more than Tennessee to shift state higher education funding to reflect outcomes rather than inputs. In other states, most of the core funding for higher education, including tuition and state appropriations, flows to colleges based on student enrollment. With a goal to reach the national average in higher education attainment by…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Higher Education
Wright, David L. – Lumina Foundation, 2016
This is the executive summary for "Structuring State Policy for Student Success: Applying Incentives in the Volunteer State." For many years, state funding to public colleges and universities in Tennessee and across the nation was distributed based primarily on enrollment, rather than degree production or efficiency. This led or allowed…
Descriptors: State Policy, Academic Achievement, Incentives, State Colleges
Hearn, James C. – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2015
With the advent of outcomes-based funding policies, state policymakers are increasingly committed to basing public college and university funding on how institutions perform on valued measures such as program progress and degree completion. This rising emphasis is considered here in the historical context of three earlier state funding approaches:…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational History, Context Effect
Kadlec, Alison; Shelton, Susan – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2015
This paper examines the key aspects of stakeholder engagement that can strengthen the design, implementation and sustainability of outcomes-based funding policies. We seek to help policymakers understand the prevailing starting-point attitudes of institutional stakeholders, primarily college and university administrators, faculty and staff, and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outcome Based Education, Stakeholders, Private Financial Support
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