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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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Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2016

January 14, 2016

Improving institutional outcomes and degree production, keeping college tuition affordable, and meeting state economic needs through postsecondary education are among the higher education issues likely to dominate state debates in 2016, says this policy brief from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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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

Full report

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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Organizational Learning by Colleges Responding to Performance Funding

Deliberative Structures and Their Challenges

March 19, 2015

A working paper from the Community College Research Center identifies and analyzes the “deliberative structures” used by colleges and universities to respond to performance funding demands and the factors that aid or hinder in their success. The paper uses data from telephone interviews with more than 200 college personnel at nine community colleges and nine public universities in three states: Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.

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Increasing Institutional Capacity to Respond to Performance Funding

What States Can Do

January 15, 2015

A new report from the Community College Research Center examines how states developing performance funding systems can support public colleges and universities so that these institutions have the capacity to identify and analyze barriers to student completion.

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Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2015

January 7, 2015

Performance-based funding, free community college, tuition policy, state appropriations, education benefits for veterans, and undocumented students are among the most pressing higher education issues for 2015, according to this policy brief from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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Steps Forward in Higher Ed

Success Measures, Game Changers, and Performance-Based Funding in Utah

December 16, 2014

College students in Utah are taking longer to graduate from four-year institutions than their peers nationwide, says a report from the Utah Foundation. The study includes a set of “potential game-changers” that it says might help reverse this trend, such as the use of performance-based funding, added guidance, and structured course schedules.

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