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Employing Postsecondary Data for Effective State Finance Policymaking

March 10, 2016

Each year, more states are adopting policies to incent and support improvements in postsecondary student success and equitable outcomes through the effective use of quality data. Particularly as the target dates for national higher education attainment goals grow nearer, state economies are in need of more college-educated workers, and budgets continue to be severely constrained, many state leaders are recognizing the need to improve the productivity, completion efficiency and equity of their higher education systems.

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Linking Appropriations for the Texas State Technical College System to Student Employment Outcomes

March 10, 2016

When the idea of tying appropriations for the public universities in Texas to performance funding first emerged, there was one exception to the opposition from the higher-education establishment: the state’s technical colleges. The 50-year-old Texas State Technical College System jumped at the opportunity to prove its worth to lawmakers and the public.

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Higher Education Outcomes-Based Funding Models and Academic Quality

March 10, 2016

Recent years have seen rapid increases in both the need and demand for higher education, just as the economic downturn has placed increasing pressure on state higher education budgets. These trends and others have converged to inspire state policy- makers, the coordinating and governing boards for higher education, and other stakeholders to consider ways to better align institutional priorities and activities with state goals, create incentives for quality, and more ef ciently prioritize dwindling state resources for higher education.

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Expanding Competency-Based Education for All Learners

February 3, 2016

A new brief from Jobs for the Future explores the potential of competency-based education to meet the needs of underprepared adult learners who might benefit from a faster route to college completion.

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Connecting Credentials

Lessons From the National Summit on Credentialing and Next Steps in the National Dialogue

January 21, 2016

Lessons from the October 2015 National Summit on the need for change in our nation’s fragmented system of credentialing. The summit represented a first step in articulating a shared vision of a reformed credentialing system – one that will better serve the needs of today’s students, employers and educators.

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The CBE Ecosystem Framework

December 23, 2015

This report from Public Agenda offers insight of what competency-based education looks like from the perspectives of learners, higher education professionals, policymakers, and others.

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Outcomes-Based Funding in Historical and Comparative Context

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November 3, 2015

A detailed review of four different outcomes-based funding models leads to some central conclusions for policymakers in this arena.

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Outcomes-Based Funding and Stakeholder Engagement

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November 3, 2015

Paper recommends specific strategies for effective stakeholder engagement based on work in multiple states and leading research in the field of outcomes-based funding.

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Placing Student Success at the Center of State Higher Education Finance Policy

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November 3, 2015

An examination of higher ed funding models as applied to real-life students, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities, from low-income families, or the first in their families to enroll in higher education.

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Funding for Better Outcomes - Infographic

Next-Generation Public Higher Education Finance, Where It’s Headed, Why It Matters

November 2, 2015

An infographic guide to outcomes-based funding models.

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